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Reviews 2192 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life on my campus but see them everywhere. It seems like a big part of our school. They are always holding events and other things on campus. The housing for them looks awesome. I've never been inside but the outside looks nice.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I was an athlete at my school and I loved it for the most part. The facilities are up to date and pretty decent for the volleyball players but the football facilities are awesome. Our stadium is really nice and the weight room is great. As far as football goes the team did exceptionally well this year and we had a great fan base. School spirit keeps getting better over the years and our athletics are starting to shine more and more.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live directly behind the football stadium and it is a 5-10 min drive to campus. It is easy and affordable. I love it. I would suggest off campus living to everyone.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I don't see very many people doing drugs at my school but there is a lot of alcohol used. There are bars and clubs in the areas around campus and tailgating gets pretty intense sometimes.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Orlando is never boring. There is always something to do. Disney, Universal Studios, plenty of malls and outlet malls, tons of movie theaters. Everyone is nice and outgoing. There are great restaurants around including some really good specific to Orlando restaurants that are owned and run by UCF Alumni.

5 College Student

Academics: I love my professors and it a great university. Classes are small and you get one on one help. The classes are challenging but it is expected.

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5 College Student

Academics: My major is the perfect fit for me. I would love to be a physical therapist so I am using Athletic Training as a stepping stone.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't attend any games, but sports seem to be popular

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Parking is a pain. There aren't any student lots near the music or law campuses. You have to pay a meter or park in a garage a half a mile away. Parking passes are very expensive. The affordable passes aren't near most classrooms.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: Students definitely need their own wireless devices at my university. Most of my music classes require you to bring your device to class and purchase special computer programs. There are many labs available, but it is easiest to have your own computer to work from. Printing is easy on campus. They use a centralized system to send documents to the printer. They also give the students a large printing credit at the start of each year. There are several wireless options.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Students at my university are are very heavy into marijuana, cocaine, and molly. Music Festivals like Ultra encourage students to try rave drugs. Alcohol is very easy for underage students to access.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most off campus dining options are rather pricey and do not offer student discounts. My university is located on a major highway and is several blocks from a large outdoor shopping area, so there are plenty of options.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: My university has a large amount of international students. Because it is located in South Florida, the local student base is more diverse as well. It is a very liberal, accepting place for students to explore religious and political beliefs. Most students are from a higher economic background, so students from less wealthy families often struggle to pay for books and other necessities.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system runs regularly, but they often overfill the vehicles and skip stops.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life definitely has a big presence at my university; however, as an older transfer student I rarely come in contact with Greek life.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is one neighborhood nearby that brings a lot of crime.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: With the exception of the occasional hurricane, South Florida's weather stays beautiful and warm all year round.

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2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most off campus housing options near my university are over-priced and aren't well maintained.

5 College Junior

Diversity: The University of Miami is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, if not, the world. It's a huge reason as to why I decided to come here. Of course, there are those few students that like to make life difficult, but running into them is very rare.

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5 College Junior

Weather: With the amazing sun, warm weather year-round long and sky blue skies, you gotta love Miami. The random rain showers can be a pain though, just make sure to carry an umbrella with you wherever you go.

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5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greeks at the school overall really do exhibit philanthropic efforts as well as community service efforts at the school, and the institution really appreciates it. One thing that I really want to emphasize to incoming freshmen as well as to any unaware current students is that there is a Greek Organization for everyone. The four councils are the IFC (Interfraternity Council), the Panhellenic Council, the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), and the MGC (Multicultural Greek Council). Although Greek life has a huge party reputation, the councils really do perform extraordinary work for the campus and for humanity in general. Many members of Greek Life are on the higher end of the spectrum when it comes to grades due to the requirement of achievement presented to us by the University. As a member of the NPHC, which is the historically African-American Greek Council, I do personally feel that Greek life really enhanced my experience at the University and it's only getting better as the councils start to fully become aware of the differences in the cultures between each of them. Overall, you do not by any means have to join Greek Life if you decide not to, but it will always be there if you so desire to join.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: The students rally behind the sports teams at the school, especially the football team. Everyone seems to be working out at any time of the day and the Wellness Center is amazing!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are multiple single family homes and apartment complexes for rent walking distance from campus. Affordable public transportation is available to school from these locations as well.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus food is delicious

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Student

Technology: Up to date computers everywhere

4 people found this useful Report
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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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