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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm technically majoring in Health Science, on the pre-pharmacy track. At the University of Miami, you will be studying in the School of Nursing and Health Science. Because of the major, you'll automatically be taking a chemistry minor. So there is a lot of science in this field. For the most part, instructors and professors have always been eager to help students. They love it when you talk to them and get to know you personally.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol is really the only biggest thing at the University of Miami. If anything else, it would be marijuana, but the use of such a drug is rare and not visible.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: They don't scare me but they are still around to help

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Academics Is hard....particularly managing your time with everything there is to do.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are endless. You can get whatever you want at anytime of the day you want it. Sushi at 5am...SURE.... ANYTHING...

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a low amount of financial aid. I trying to get more scholarships so I don't have to take out more loans. But otherwise there inconsistent I would go in-person there slow in returning your class or replying to emails.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: UM is not far from south beach but even if you don't have a lot of money there are a variety of events or activities to do on and off campus due to the diversity of the city and how accepting they are of different cultures. For sports, baseball, football, and sometimes soccer. Shopping is amazing there are stores everywhere for different budgets.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: At the University of Miami there are very accepting there is a variety of races and ethnic groups to fit into and they make you feel at home with any beliefs you have there are different activities and events to meet other students.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Miami is the best place in the world to go to school. There is so much to do all of the time. You need to stay on top of things to make sure you do not fall into the trap of too much fun and not enough work, but if you can manage that, it will be the greatest experience ever.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is super safe. At night, the cops are all over the place, usually looking for people who are way too drunk. As long as you don't drink too much though, they leave you alone.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Upperclassmen dorms are small, crowded, and unpleasant. Freshman dorms are a little better but suffer from communal bathrooms. However, it is definitely more convenient to live on campus than deal with Miami traffic.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Fun atmosphere is a nice blend of people who care about grades and people who want to party. South Beach clubs and Coconut Grove bars are definitely the places to check out at night. During the day, there are plenty of things to do around Miami, particularly go to some of the best beaches in the country.

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2 College Junior

Greek Life: Not a big deal because there are so many other intelligent students you can meet here at UM. You aren't pressured to join greek life.

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4 College Junior

Academics: School is on the rise academically, placing in the top fifty the last 4 years in a row, even as high as 38th last year.

4 College Senior

Majors: UM has a wide selection and variety of undergraduate and graduate majors.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: UM has an excellent Health department that is available during reasonable hours. The UM police department is not always easy to reach, but they are very communicative of campus incidents.

4 College Senior

Technology: There are enough computers to accommodate the number of students.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I was really surprised by the quality of the food at the freshman dining hall. It's better than the food at the sophomore dining hall and they change up the menu enough so you don't get tired of eating the same thing every day.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The Grove has a lot of 18+ clubs and it's not that far away. The school has a shuttle running to the Grove from 11pm to 2am so you don't have to take a cab. They have busted a few people for underage drinking there, but its not that bad. Just DONT walk to the Grove from campus. The Frats are (mostly) really nice to girls, but not so much to the guys you bring along. They almost always have to pay and need a certain ratio to get into a party.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Everything You're Looking for – University of Miami's campus life has everything to offer. If you need a quiet place to study, the state of the art library provides a quiet escape with all the resources you need. If you need to relax, you can sit outside on the green or on one of the many rocking tables UM has around campus. If you're looking for a tan you can sit out by the pool which is open for all students. If you need a bite to eat, you can go to the Starbucks conveniently located by the library or to the food court that offers such restaurants as Panda Express and Jamba juice. The vast, green campus allows students to take in all of what Miami has to offer.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Psych Major / Pre-Med Track – Miami has one of the best pre-med programs in the country, and they start you off with a pre-med folder/track during your first few weeks at the school. I also really love the psych department and I haven't heard any horror stories about the professors. Most people that I know really like their college/major

5 College Freshman

Local Area: There Is Always Something Going on – Miami is one of the country's most popular cities, so there are always events going on, if not on campus, within the city itself. The sports, music, and night life is really fun. So are recreational activities like kayaking or other water sports. Miami is a great place for basically anything that doesn't involve snow.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Hurry'Cane buses are a great option for students, though they can only access so many places. They will take you to the closest mall and to the grocery store and such, but Miami has so much to offer that they couldn't possibly bring you everywhere. The metro is fairly poor, especially since I'm used to NYC subways. Miami public transport is just all-around terrible

4 College Junior

Weather: Miami Is Beautiful, but Rainy – I've always lived here so I'm used to it. It rains almost once a day (at least). When it's sunny, it's one of the nicest cities. It is very hot (90-100) and humid. Once you get used to it, it's a great city to live in.

3 College Junior

Technology: Usually Available, but Definitely Not During Exam Weeks – There are many computer labs at the University of Miami. The computers are fast, reliable, and have all the software necessary to do all classwork. You can bring your own computer and use the WiFi as well, which is very fast. However, computers are not absolutely necessary because there are many on campus (usually).

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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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