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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The atmosphere is great. The weather is generally nice (warm weather). I'm glad I came here, because if I hadn't, I wouldn't have had the experiences I've had and met the people whom I'm closest to now.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are Wendy's, Five Guys, TGI Friday's, Denny's McDonald's, pizza, burger places...they don't offer much student discounts, or maybe I'm just not asking enough. Cost is generally a little pricier because we're in Miami, and there is a college campus across the street full of students with no where else to turn.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms (especially bathrooms) could use some work because people don't keep the place clean. Unicco doesn't do much to help. Basically, the dorms are okay, but the students who use them should learn how to clean up after themselves before they leave home.

4 College Junior

Diversity: This school is one of the most diverse I've seen.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: The scenery is pretty beautiful. There are nice, green expanses all over campus, and most of the buildings are nice. The dorms could use some refurbishing, though.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is a very social atmosphere: lots of places to chill with friends, a great gym, great libraries (although these tend to get packed around certain times of the year)...the new SAC is nice, although I feel that the funds used to build it could have been, more appropriately, used towards updating the dorms.

3 College Junior

Majors: The mechanical/aerospace engineering program is pretty good (and engineering in general), but sometimes getting help is not so easy. Some of the professors can be mean (not all, only some). The workload is pretty hefty, as should be expected, because this is an engineering program. If you work hard and stay on top of your stuff, you should be good.

College Junior

Majors: I haven't really had any internships, but I did have a research position for a very short time. Time commitment (I expect) should have been hefty. It wasn't a paid position. I quit because I realised that research was the furthest thing from what I was interested in doing.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: If you have a meal plan, going to the dining hall is convenient, as well as using your dining dollars at the franchises/stores around campus. But Chartwells sucks. They try to make these exotic dishes in the dining hall when 95% of the time they don't even know how to cook rice properly. The food is edible, but mostly unenjoyable.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are a broad range of backgrounds represented at UM. Some people you can tell are pretty wealthy, while others are here solely on scholarship. There are lots of ethnicities represented. Essentially, there is a lot of diversity. In terms of dating, the guys are somewhat without.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: It's relatively easy to get help financially here; all it requires is being proactive and getting your stuff together in a timely manner. Apply to all the scholarships you can.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Administration isn't very strict. Don't cause any trouble and you should be fine.

3 College Junior

Local Area: There are lots of places to shop, and plenty of things to do off campus. Personally, I don't go out much, but I know that there is something to do if I so desire.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The teams don't do as great as we wish they would sometimes, but people are generally supportive and show school spirit.

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Professors are great so far and willing to help students with academics and finding an internship/job.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Workload is doable for students with full time jobs. Curriculum is interesting and there are a variety of courses offered for my major. Internship/job opportunities are a bit difficult.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Some 18+ nights at clubs. Lots of frat parties that are generally easy for girls to get into.

Shuttle to the Grove on weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Easy to stay away from if you want to but definitely noticeable.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I can walk back from the library late at night without a problem.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good looking guys and girls. Weather allows for shorts and tanks year round.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: ArC provides free tutoring help. Most professors are nice and very helpful. Studying outside is possible year round.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Lots of opportunities to be in clubs related to the major, get involved in research, and get experience in the field.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Facilities are generally pretty well kept. The new SAC building is the prettiest building on campus and students like to hang out and study there. Library also have plenty of quiet space, especially in the stacks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Lots of green spaces, where you might see students hanging out in between classes. The Rat is a popular place to eat on campus and hang out. Every couple weeks, a student organization hosts CNL where there are several activities to do at night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Housing process is done online and pretty easy. The more credits you have, the more housing options become available to you. Freshmen dorms are the most interactive.

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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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