Located in Coral Gables, the University of Miami offers “the best balance between social life and academics.” The school boasts a “beautiful campus, many research opportunities, [and] helpful resources throughout campus available to students,” and the curriculum mirrors the diversity of the school’s location by “catering to the students with a multitude of student-oriented classes and organizations.”
The “caring and renowned faculty” at UM are “insightful and have years of professional experience in the fields they teach.” They are “very willing to meet during office hours and exceptionally helpful during that time,” are “engaging and force students to think critically when learning,” and “get very involved in helping the students with advising and internships/job opportunities.” The networking opportunities also happen to be “second-to-none.” “You are more than confident that you are going to get a job in your desired field when you graduate,” says a senior broadcast journalism major.
The marine science and pre-med programs are standouts at University of Miami, but a “strong undergraduate focus” means that no matter the major, “career development is great” and has “amazing opportunities that are not available anywhere else.” While the atmosphere at the school is “very positive” overall, some admit that the infrastructure could use some updates (“some buildings seem old and need work”); red tape can also be a problem for those who experience the “Miami shuffle,” where “you’ll ask one person for something who will send you somewhere else who will send you somewhere else and so on.”
Though the temptations are plentiful, when it comes down to it (“the location is conducive to limitless activities”), “students at University of Miami get their work done.” “Going to school in one of Miami’s most affluent neighborhoods certainly makes you think about success and your career goals,” says a junior electronic media major. Students “are generally happy all the time because the warm weather positively influences their lives.”
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