- Class: Junior
- Major: Government
- Gender: F
- High School: Moses Brown School
- Transfer Student:
Our school is an awesome size - 10,000. Big enough that you can meet new people anytime, but small enough for a good community feel. It's not a college town, but the local community rallies around campus because were the only major university in South Florida. I'll always remember (but sometimes not specifics) my Thursday nights in the grove. I'll always remember going to the beach every weekend. I'll always remember the class I took with my President. And I'll always remember the awesome friends I made along the way.
For the most part, professors do a solid job. Often times though, I rely on the old adage that college is what you make of it. If you go out of your way to introduce yourself, make yourself known during class, go to office hours, etc. then you'll take the most away from your academic experience. You can cruise and get C's and D's if you want, but you can also put in some effort, learn some new things, and get some good grades. I habitually have political discussion with my friends and professors outside of class. In fact one professor invites students out to dinner at the Rat before each of our classes just to talk. Often times however, it feels like there is more emphasis on learning for a good job (especially in the business school) rather than finding an intrinsic value in education.
Hot! The girls here are amazing. Everyday I look around and I'm amazed at how gorgeous they are. I've never felt out of place, but I'm an upper middle class white male, so it's tough for me not to feel in the majority. The culture of Miami is very Hispanic (cuban), but at UM it's not as strong. Students usually wear shorts and T-shirts to class, but when they go out at night, especially to South Beach, they're dressed to the 9's.
The Best Things
campus, weather, activities,
The Worst Things