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3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Just dont get caught drinking or smoking in the dorms and you'll be fine. I've never heard of anyone ever getting in trouble when the cops come to a party (if they ever do).

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5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is always something to do at Miami. Pike tequila tuesdays ( or the grove), Sig ep Wine Wednesday or LIV Wedsnesday, Thursday grove nights, Friday frat party, saturday pool parties. The frat parties are pretty fun but can get a little old sometimes. The grove is fun, but always packed. And don't even think about going to South Beach unless you have a good id or a promoter. HOWEVER, you can always have fun and i gaurantee you will out party all your friends. And i mean, who doesn't love pool parties year round?

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food court is improving, but everything is run by Chartwells so its subpar to the real restuarant branches outside of campus. The new burger place, Built, is good as well as the new salad place, Tossed.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: You get a great dorm experience. The rooms are tiny but if you loft your bed you have enough room for a futon and a tv under the bed.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting in to my program was no more difficult than getting into the school itself.

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5 College Freshman

Local Area: We have a metro stop right across the street from campus with direct routes to two malls, Vizcaya Museum, and Coconut Grove where a lot of the nightlife takes place.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Before graduating high school, the best thing is to look for the special application deadlines that say "academic scholarship consideration" next to them. For a lot of the scholarships here, there is no extra application, just an earlier submission date than the regular application.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We've got a few well-known restaurants walking distance from campus and anything more is just a metro ride away!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: In the beginning of the year, students needed to take an AlcoholEdu and Haven course that gave us information on why and how to remain safe and healthy especially when it came to drugs and sexual assault.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree from UM is amazing. Even before a degree is achieved, the school offers so many ways to get in touch with employers and internship prospects that by the time a student does receive his or her degree, their professional network is well-put-together.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: You can get something very inexpensive like an efficiency or you can get something very expensive depending on what you are looking for.

5 College Junior

Local Area: I am looking to purchase a home here I love it that much! It's expensive, but where else would anyone rather be?!

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great housing options! I wish as a grad student I could partake.

5 College Junior

Athletics: We seriously have one of the most incredible on-campus gym facilities I have ever seen!

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: I did not pledge as I am a graduate student, but I do see some great community service going on within some of the Greek organizations.

4 College Junior

Administration: I do not live on campus, but this is my response given what I have experienced.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I do wish I was able to go full time, but given the high cost of living in Miami it seems like that may not be possible without some type of private loan.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, but sometimes receiving the emails about incidents that have happened on or around campus make me nervous.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Of course Miami is expensive, but once you get beyond the cost it is an eclectic mix of food. You can go to a small place and get authentic Cuban food or head to a Gastropub. Everything is right at your fingertips.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have completed one semester and so far it's been a tremendous learning experience in a challenging yet nurturing environment!

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There is literally something for everyone! It doesn't matter what you are in the mood to do you will certainly find a great spot, great people and a vibrant atmosphere in which to do it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe, but there have been some scary moments. We have had a dorm lockdown because of a theif, and there is no doubt that there are some scary individuals on campus. But for the most part, the school is a very safe environment, and I personally had not felt threatened.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a Friday's, Buffalo's, Whole Foods, Frozen Yogurt shops, and many other shopping plaza's filled with great restaurants. I don't go off-campus much for food, but it is all very close, and I hear positive things!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know too much about off-campus housing. But from what I've heard, it is very nice, but it can be pricy. You must enter a housing lottery to live in the University Village, which is considered the nicest off-campus housing. (But you can not live there until you are considered a Junior)

4 College Freshman

Local Area: There is plenty of activities always going on, on and off campus. Unfortunately, UM is always surrounded by parties, traffic, and crime. As long as you can keep an eye out, hold your purse closely, and involve yourself in safe activities, it will be a wonderful place to live. There are plenty of malls and attractions around UM to fill up some free time.

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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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