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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have not attended U of Miami yet, but I am hopeful

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I LOVE MY SCHOOL. There are small class sizes and great professors with an accepting student body.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Only the best of the best come to recruit here and the career center ensures everyone that is looking for a job receives one.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but I've been to the dorms and they are tiny and extremely outdated and uncomfortable.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Some people join and some don't. Since there is a lot to do in Miami no one really depends on Greek Life for parties or anything. Also, sororities don't have housing so I assume that also plays a role in the lack of enthusiasm for them.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Since we don't have a football stadium close by, sports aren't as big of a deal as they are in other schools. Over the past couple of years our football team has not been so great so that also takes part in the lack of school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My favorite experiences include meeting some of my best friends. I've also gotten the chance to meet some of the most amazing professors and professionals in the business world. My university truly attracts some of the worlds best professors so my learning experience has been unparalleled and unique. I would definitely pick the University of Miami again if I could do it over because I'm getting an amazing education in combination with working experience in one of the United States' largest financial hubs.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel secure on campus despite being next to some sketchy neighborhoods. There is little to no crimes on campus, and UMPD is prevalent in patrolling.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are your cliche cinderblock room in the hurricane proof towers. Rooms are tiny, but thats what every freshman must go through. Floormates typically become your friends through the years, and its a good social scene during your first years on campus. I do think the cost of housing is outrageous, when you break it down it comes to about $2000 a month that you are paying for your crummy bed and half of the dorm room, plus ~$400 for the meal plan a week. Clearly it is a better option to live off campus and buy your own food.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The purpose is all for philanthropy and service, however most appear focused only on looks, parties, and popularity. We have both good and bad groups, so I can't judge.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Lots of student involvement for football season, however mostly just for the tailgating. Not much support or interest for the actual sport, just the parties that result from it.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great program for what I am studying, great spirit, academics, and unity as a school!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have become friends with my Biology professor even though the class ranged from 250-300 students. My Marine Science professors are outstanding and even though the courses are mentally challenging, there are always encouraging classmates and administration. I am not the most sociable individual, however, I have met so many interesting individuals and shared ideas with graduate students as a result of my program. Honestly, I had to call my parents everyday to disclose my excitement about my current illuminated state.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The alumni have openly shared their past internships/job experiences and thankfully through them I was able to get a job internship as rapid as this summer. The university hosts career fairs monthly and organize certain ones relating to specific programs. Everyone sees each other as role models and in that environment we are all able to show our talents and invite others to collaborate together.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are always security cars rotating around campus and accessible emergency phones in safe distances.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Did not have the best roommate, therefore, I might be unwillingly biased.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have reliable friends that are part of sororities and they do not have the bumptious attitude that have been portrayed in many college-themed films.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not really into sports, however, both the women's and men's basketball teams are greatly revered.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The ideal environment for both mental and educational success. I have been able to take enjoyable courses that are not within the restrain of my major which have expanded my scholastic resolutions and implanted distinct mental processes that I would otherwise have not gained if I had just been restricted to my stated major.

5 College Junior

Diversity: As diverse as a medium-size school in the US will get - especially in terms of race, ethnicity, and nationality.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: It's definitely there but I would not say there is much pressure, it's all about who who hang out with and what decisions you make.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Business school is great. Apart from your core classes first 2-3 semesters, classes tend to be small and in the nice, new business school classrooms with great teachers. Can't complain so far.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Nothing is directly handed to students but all the quality resources are available for those who want/need help with career services. The brand new Toppel Career building is state of the art.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Have not had any issues whatsoever with health and safety. Amazing environment to be in.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: All freshmen live in either Hecht/Stanford (the four big towers on campus). Although the rooms and bathrooms might not be brand new and state of the art, the lobbies are and the social atmosphere is amazing since everyone is basically together. If you get put elsewhere as a freshman, it's a shame but tough it out. Not that many people that I know lived on campus past freshmen year, Red Road Commons (a nearby off campus apartment complex) are basically the sophomore dorms.

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Despite daily griping about tuition costs, parking, thunderstorms, and hard classes, most students really seem to enjoy UM. Excellent attributes like the nightlife, weather, and culture seem to cancel out some of the bad things about being in Miami. For some students, these bad things include the unapproachable "hot" girls and guys on campus, while others find life in the dorms to be a challenge. The complaints about college are basically what you'd expect to hear anywhere. It appears that the bad things at UM really aren't that bad, but the good things are very good. Miami is one of the coolest cities in the world for a college student, and that goes deeper than just the superficial bar and club scene.

Students who are unhappy generally figure it out within a semester and transfer out of UM, usually to somewhere closer to home. College is tough, especially the first couple weeks if you come without knowing anyone. Making a whole new group of friends for the first time since kindergarten is one of the hardest and most stressful things you may ever have to do. But the end result of this process is friendships that you'll likely maintain for the rest of your life. Whether it's your roommate, classmates, fraternity brother, or sorority sister, college is a time when you should make friends and have fun. Despite the initial challenges of coming to college, there are few cities in the world that are as fun as Miami.

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