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Reviews 2434 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Junior

Administration: Strict on topics that should be strict

3 College Freshman

Transportation: metrorail bit pricy. buy week pass

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: if ur into that kinda thing...

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: i applied for academic scholarship. got it

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: its great if ur into that kinda thing...

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: i only been to one college. i dont have much to compare it to except tv.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: if ur into that kinda thing...

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: Miami weather often changes from sunny skies to pouring rain. However, you can generally tell when it's about to rain. It's best to always carry an umbrella in your bag. Also carry a water bottle at all times, since Miami is generally a very hot city. The university has special water fountains that have bottle refill stations and are very convenient.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: The HurryCane shuttles are free and run every 7-10 minutes or so, with a stop less than a minute from the metro rail station. For students who need to go out of town, the metro rail has a stop at Miami International Airport and one trip costs $2.25.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been several bomb threats and armed persons on campus this semester. However, the university police utilized the Emergency Notification Network to efficiently warn students of the issues and offer tips for safety. One special safety service is being able to call the campus police for a personal escort across campus if you are feeling unsafe. There are also emergency phone blue light stations across campus, but the kind are kind of dim and not super easy to spot.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Mostly all the professors that I have had so far are very helpful and teach with good quality. The curriculum feels a little unnecessary at times, but those feelings only pertain to general education courses. The registration process was awesome, until I had to personally go into the registrar's office, where I realized that most of the people working in that office didn't know what they were talking about, although thy tried very hard to be helpful. As long as you register online, everything should be fine. Popular study areas include the Richter Library and the Student Activity Center. I personally prefer the third floor of the SAC when I do not need access to a computer, since most students stay on the second floor or the terrace.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: good but a little expensive

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a very important part of campus life--it can sometimes seem like a tossup between sports and academics for most important. Most people I know either play a varsity or intramural sport or are dedicated supporters. Sports are a great way for students to get involved whether they're participating in a varsity or club/intramural sport or assisting in the athletic department. School spirit is a big thing on campus and many students come out to support our teams but sometimes it seems we are only fair-weather friends as often students are willing to leave a game when our team is not winning.

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3 College Junior

Diversity: I think the campus is incredibly diverse in terms of where our students come from and their ethnic heritage. We have a great number of international students and many students from the United States with diverse backgrounds. I think the university is fairly accepting of the diversity found on campus. We have various religious and cultural organizations, as well as an LGBTQ awareness and support group for affiliates and allies. I think there are still a number of issues of cultural competency that come up, whether inside or outside of the classroom, that the university will have to continue to work on, but overall I think the university is accepting of diversity.

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5 College Junior

Weather: The weather in Miami definitely has a positive impact on my campus experience! I think the warm, sunny weather makes everyone more happy. I personally hate the cold so I love being able to still be warm in December. I really do believe that since I don't have to worry about being cold I'm able to focus on other more important aspects of my college experience. I've learned that I always need to walk with an umbrella because you never know when Miami will decide that it wants to rain, but other than that I have absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to weather.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Trying to connect to the wifi network can get very frustrating at times.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses come often. Metrorail is close to campus, as are buses.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although my choice may have been different if I had gotten into other schools, for the choices I had, UM was the best .

3 College Sophomore

Weather: When it's sunny, it's great. When it rains, it rains cats and dogs. Also, watch out for the occasional hurricane.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Once again, there is everything under the sun at UM.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: You will find everything under the sun, but they do trend towards being quite concerned with looks.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms in Stanford or Hecht are small. Rooms in Pearson have only 1 phone/internet box per room, so you need to run a cable for either phone or internet to your side if you are not next to it.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's the University of Miami. Football and basketball are very important, but this isn't UF or FSU.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Although people do do drugs, the penalties for using are quite stiff.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots of nightlife. Make sure you don't get carried away.

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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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