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Reviews 2184 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: The bar scene is great but there's not many options. South Beach is fun but very expensive. There are not many house parties unless you are in greek life.

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5 College Senior

Weather: It rains just about every day for a little bit, but then the weather is gorgeous.

4 College Senior

Academics: There are a lot of courses offered.

3 College Senior

Academics: You need to study a lot. Professors are not the greatest because it is difficult to understand them. Class sizes are also very large and there is a lot of competition.

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3 College Senior

Administration: They are strict on things that keep the student community safe. Which is a good thing.

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4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most guys are not the type I usually hangout with back at home. Girls are very attractive but very stuck-up.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: There seems to be drugs at every party.

5 College Senior

Diversity: The most diverse place I have ever been too.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great weather, but it is hard to meet people and everything is expensive.

4 College Senior

Majors: There could be better internship offers.

4 College Senior

Majors: There is a lot of competition.

5 College Senior

Transportation: Could extend available hours and destinations by the shuttles.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Weather and atmosphere is great. Academically difficult though.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's warm all the time, and rains about once a day.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The psychology department has the best advising department, and good professors.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors and workload vary greatly by department.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: If you divide how much your meal plan costs by the number of meals you get, that's around $10 a meal. With that kind of money, I would think the dining hall staff would be paid a decent wage, but they're not.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The free shuttles are good for shuttling students from one end of campus to the other, but because of waiting for students to get on, they can be tight for time when you only have 15 minutes between classes (and heading to or from Flipse, the psychology building). The Metrorail is right across the street from campus and only $2.25 each way, or $5 for a day pass. It's very convenient for getting to Dadeland Mall/Dadeland Station and Coconut Grove (and Miami Airport!!), but it stops running at midnight, so it's not good for getting home from the clubs. The metrorail only has two lines: green and orange. The Metrobus system is much harder to understand and has over 200 buses, so get the app if you want to figure out what bus to take or when it will be there.
Traffic in Miami is terrible. However long mapquest tells you it will take to get somewhere, double that time. Miami drivers are often aggressive.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: The wi-fi is slow and unreliable. Students are supposed to use SecureCanes (the secure network), but it is so slow disconnects so often (every 15 minutes or so) that I have to use WirelessCanes (our unsecured network). WirelessCanes is also slow, but not as unreliable.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There isn't a lot of crime on campus, but our Emergency Notification Network is effective when there is.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most clubs nearby are 21+

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: All freshmen have to go thru an AlcoholEdu course

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: i live at home !!!

3 College Junior

Local Area: There are always things to do

3 College Junior

Weather: Lot's of rain here so sometimes its hard to get to class

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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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