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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Some areas are nice but some streets you can't even walk down with friends.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't really had to deal with any administration but everyone is relatively nice.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Majors: There are so many majors to pick from and many people double or even triple their majors.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I had no difficulties getting in my program or changing my major.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I like the housing a lot for freshman but I think Mahoney and Pearson are really small.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel completely safe on campus as long as I don't go to PIKE

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its really great and not overdone like FSU

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial process is fine here, however I am sure a lot of people could use more assistance.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I like chipotle and shake shack

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororities don't get houses but the frats have a bunch of nice ones.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Local Area: I love the area the school is located in. About a minute from Sunset, about 5 minutes from Coconut Grove, about 15 from downtown Miami, and about 20 minutes from South Beach, I think the University of Miami is perfectly located. It doesn't take much effort to get to any of these places, and there is tons to do. There's the beach, there are Miami Heat games, there are bars and clubs, great food options, a movie theater, and year-round events that Miami hosts. One of the best college atmospheres in my opinion.

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: Although this school is one of the most costly schools that I know of, it does a great job with providing it's students with a good amount of financial aid. It turns a relatively expensive school into a pretty affordable option. For me personally, I got into six other schools, and this one provided me with the most financial assistance, and it played a large role for me when I had to decide on a school.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are a lot of great resources at the University of Miami for students to use, and one of the best ones is the career center we have on campus. The people there put a lot of effort into helping students find internship opportunities nearby as well as places to consider starting a career for when students graduate.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Although the University of Miami hasn't been great across the entire board of sports in recent years, it still has a national reputation of being a school where sports is extremely important. On gamedays, the school is buzzing and you can really feel the school spirit. And that school spirit carries over into the school week, which helps a lot because it makes it a more enjoyable atmosphere to learn in. I take sports pretty seriously not only because I love them and love attending the games, but also because it actually is important for when I'm no longer a student here. People's first perception of most schools is there athletics because that's what gets shown on TV every week, so it actually plays an important role when students get out into the professional world and start looking for jobs.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I live in the University Village, which is still considered on-campus, but it certainly has an off-campus feel. There are four people living in my particular apartment, and we each have our own bathrooms, which is a huge plus. Every class isn't close, but there are nearby shuttles that help with that. The cost of these apartments is a little higher than one would hope, but there are many benefits that make it a preferable option. There are many houses around campus that may be cheaper depending on the number of roommates living there, but I feel that after adding furnishing and amenity expenses, the value is about the same. I'm very pleasantly surprised with the living option I chose.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of great eating options near the campus. Many different cultures are featured, as well. The only drawback is that most of these places are pretty expensive being that it is Miami/Coral Gables area. But a lot of times the food is certainly worth the price. There are cuban spots, of course, Mexican spots, sushi places, bakeries, delis, fast food options, and many pizza places, as well that offer student discounts.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't have any issues with the Greek life at my school. I know a lot of people have a negative view towards them, as they think they might be cliquey or arrogant, but many of my friends are in numerous different fraternities, so I don't always share that same opinion. There are scenarios where some fraternities do things to make them be seen in a negative light, but for the most part, they're just like normal students, and many of the brothers within those fraternities seem to benefit from them.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe walk on or around campus at all times of the day. As a male, I certainly cannot speak for female students, but I have not come across situations involving sexual assault. I have heard some stories where it may have occurred, but I don't hear them very often at all, so I feel like it's not as big an issue her as it may be at other schools. Either that or the administration and school police do a good job of getting a handle on these situations.

3 College Junior

Majors: The application process for my particular major was good and bad. As a music student, it was challenging in that I had to record myself in a professional studio playing particular songs and make a CD of those songs and send it in. That was just the first round of auditions. If students were selected into the next round, they would need to make an on-campus visit to the school to audition in person on a specific date, which was difficult for me since I was so busy in high school. I had to reschedule that audition for another date. It was stressful, but it was also fun because it involved doing something I really enjoyed and felt passionately about.

4 College Junior

Majors: It's awesome knowing that I am at one of the best music schools in the country with some of the best faculty on any college campus. All the ensembles and students are very talented. The only thing I wish was different about the music school is that they would allow more lenience as far as taking the classes goes. I wish they would allow a student more freedom with the required classes he has to take. I understand that the school wants its students to be very well-rounded, but there are some classes that aren't very relevant to some music students and it takes away time for them to take other classes they may be interested in.

3 College Junior

Administration: I feel like the University of Miami is pretty average in terms of school strictness. I have seen cases where people have received harsh punishments for their crime, and I have also seen cases where students got off relatively easy based on the severity of their crime. I feel that for the most part, my school doesn't try very hard to get students into trouble or catch them doing the wrong thing, but if they happen to come across any misbehavior, they can really make you pay.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's hard to attend this school if you come from a low income family

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of living options but very costly

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's very costly to eat on and off campus and the only variety is far from campus

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: coral gables is a beautiful city

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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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