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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: You can't really complain about Miami. There's always places to go to at South Beach, the Wynwood art district, or nearby at Coconut Grove.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs aren't too big of a deal on campus. There's usually alcohol at off-campus parties, and some people abuse drugs just like any other school.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: i feel like i am learning

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: parties get old by freshman year

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: its miami so it feels safe

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: yup its a college dining hall

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Technology: They are great and reliable

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: Extremely diverse! I love it!

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's great to be a Miami Hurricane!

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: I feel like sometimes they focus on the wrong problems.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Transportation: Good transportation! Just wish the public Metrorail (Miami-Dade County Train System) ran more often on weekends.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's okay. I've seen better campus dining at other schools, but it isn't terrible.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: GO MIAMI! Great football and basketball!

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus, but when family has come to visit me, parking has been bad. My grandparents are old, and they need to be close to where they are going because walking is hard, but there are no spots near my dorm that they can park in, because a permit is required at almost every parking spot with expensive costs, and visitor parking is nowhere near where we want to be, so we couldn't spend much time on campus, because we had nowhere good to park. It was horrendous.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are some old buildings on campus, but there are also a lot of new buildings, and they are doing a lot of construction to build new buildings or renovate/replace older buildings.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It's very fun, and there are a lot of things to do on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Majors: I really like my major. It is fun, the teachers are nice, and it gives me a good workload.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: Miami, Florida! Coming from cold Chicago, I love the warm! It does rain a lot during the earlier part of the year, though. It is rainy season, and that can be bad. Bring an umbrella and jacket, despite it being the sunshine state.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really do off campus dining much, but I like it when I do.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a music major is fun, and I really like it here! Being a physics major (I'm a double major in Music Composition and Physics) is good, too, but some of the big lectures aren't fun. (PHY 205….ew….)

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Academics: They're still working out bugs with their new technological system for registration and stuff like that. The workload is a lot, but it isn't horrible. It also depends on what major you're taking.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They gave me good merit scholarships. Yay! No need based aid, though, which was a headache to apply for.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Technology: They have printers and computer labs on campus, and some IT support, but their IT support hasn't been very good at helping me when it comes to the internet, which, by the way, the internet sucks on campus. It is supposed to be fast and everywhere, but I always lose my connection. It's bad.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The health system is good, and Although I don't see much police on campus (although they are visible, especially in cases of emergency), the campus is safe, and there is a lot of security on campus. I feel safe and fine on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is wonderful! The buildings aren't great, and the food isn't wonderful, but the food is decent, and the people are wonderful! Also, it's close to my classes.

3 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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