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Reviews 2516 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Once again, I am a freshman and am an undeclared major, so there is not much I can say yet.

4 College Freshman

Academics: My professors have been varied. Some are great; some are so-so; some are a bit disorganized. I have had a very good experience with the Academic Resource Center.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a fair amount of drinking among underage students. However, I have not found that there is pressure - at least, I have not felt pressure. It seems that the people who drink, drink and those who don't, don't.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have much to say because me knowledge is not personal. It is based on the experiences of others.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The University of Miami is extremely diverse in almost every way. However, I wouldn't say there is a lot of economic diversity.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Well, I am just getting started at the school. I am also still in the process of choosing my major. I am considering theater, journalism, and film. Currently, I am involved with tech-ing for a theater production and am really enjoying it.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship yet because I am a freshman. Miami is known for being pretty helpful with internships. I plan to pursue one after my freshman year.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied and was offered a merit scholarship and a grant. Then I submitted my FAFSA and received two loans. I have had to supplement with a private loan this year. Next year, I hope to be a resident assistant, which will cover my room and board.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining hall food is okay, but one can get tired of it easily. There a number of other good places to eat on campus and off-campus as well.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are very important at the U, but not so important to me so I don't have much to say about them!

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The are a number of options within walking distance of the campus. In addition, many other options can be accessed by metro.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really like my school's location in a vibrant and diverse city. I enjoy the feeling of being immersed in an interesting cultural area.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students at Miami are known for being attractive. There are quite a number of students into athletics. However, quite a number of students are also very studious.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: I haven't had a lot of experience yet. However, I do know that two roommates on my hall were taken off by local police because of drugs/alcohol in their room.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshman dorm rooms and very small. The walls are concrete as the freshman dorms are also hurricane shelters.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: University of Miami has a state of the art new student center. The campus is aesthetically beautiful. The student body is very diverse. There are number of options for eating in addition to the dining halls.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is not great. There needs to be more but there is nowhere to put it. As such, permit costs are high and convenient spots are low. Ticketing is strictly enforced - don't mess with the parking police! Fortunately you don't have to have a car on campus - just find a friend who does!

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: If you're in Greek life, it's huge - if you're not, you don't really notice them. There's no overwhelming pressure to go Greek and if you're a girl, parties will be open if you're Greek or not. Greek students don't have much of a stigma attached to them, and I personally have a social circle including GDIs and Greeks that all get along great. There are a few frat houses, but no sorority housing.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The curriculum is average, but where we learn is not. Much of the campus is being renovated and it looks better than ever! There's the new SAC, which is beautiful and houses many student orgs; the Wellness Center, which is state-of-the-art and never too full; and the library, which caters to every studying type (whether it's social, semi-quiet, or dead silent). The layout of campus is also conducive to socializing, as central hubs bring all students together - I can always count on seeing someone I know walking through campus.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The Miami experience is incredible. It is also what you make of it, so be open to everything. I was never a die-hard sports fan, but when I came here, I became one of the people in the front row of every game. There are so many orgs you can join and places you can be involved with that it's impossible to come out of here having contributed nothing to the campus. I would definitely choose it again, because even though the primary reason I came here (marine science major) isn't what I stuck with, the school became far more than the academics I thought would dictate my future.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: As a girl, I can say the guys are pretty attractive. The most noticeable ones are the frat boys, but there are definitely decent, mature guys around too if you look. As a whole, most people put a little effort into their appearance, girls moreso than guys. The hook up culture is not as huge as I thought it would be, but again, it depends on who you surround yourself with.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Miami is not a college town. Coral Gables is a little more insular so there is support for UM, but as a whole it's not like Boston where everyone's a student and the town is designed for students. That said, it's MIAMI! There's roughly a million things to do and see, and the school helps connect students to the city via cultural events and trips.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: You need to bring your own computer for sure, but there is an abundance of computers on campus - labs in every dorm, and in the library. You get a set amount of printing dollars at the beginning of the semester that I have never used up. Wireless is everywhere and fast.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The metro/metrobuses used to be the best option, it goes anywhere you want to go (just got to plan ahead, it can be a long ride). The fares hiked though, so having a car would be more convenient nowadays. But basic living needs (grocery stores, mall, pharmacy) are all within walking distance. MIA is close by and accessible by metro, which is pretty convenient.

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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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