Prospective Students

Life in South Florida

The world awaits…

North and South, East and West converge in South Florida, creating an energy unlike that of any other location. Ours is a place of economic growth, with thriving business and financial districts – and an abundance of internship opportunities. It is home to a conglomeration of the world’s cultures, offering an unparalleled diversity of ethnic backgrounds, religions, cultural traditions and lifestyles. With temperatures averaging 75-80 degrees year round, South Florida offers a never-ending calendar of events.

You can explore sailing on Biscayne Bay, hiking in the Everglades National Park or diving in the Florida Keys. Or maybe you’ll venture to South Beach for its art deco architecture, sidewalk performers, world-famous nightclubs or relaxed afternoons by the ocean. Over 40 golf courses, 500 public parks and thousands of miles of paths for biking, jogging or inline skating and the miles of beaches make South Florida an outdoor lover’s paradise.

“I would say that UM offers an experience that taps into all aspects of life, which is an important element to seek in a school, as much of what you learn in college has nothing to do with the classroom. Miami itself offers a distinct culture and an amazing atmosphere.” -Rick Lieb, alumnus, class of 2002

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