#whychoosetheu

#WhyChooseTheU

By UM Office of Admission

#WhyChooseTheU

By UM Office of Admission
We asked students why UM was their first-choice, here's what they have to say.

 

Ashlet Bartolo


Ashley Bartolo

Class of 2022
Accounting Major, Finance Minor
Miami Herbert Business School

Home State: Florida

I applied early because I knew UM had everything I wanted in a school. Strong academics, Division I sports, and a beautiful campus. I mean, it looks like an amazing school on paper and then you show up and it exceeds your expectations.” 

 


Zachary Cronin


Zachary Cronin

Class of 2024
Architecture Major
School of Architecture

Home State: Texas

The University of Miami has a prominent architecture program and I was also interested in being able to use the new collaborative studio. I knew UM was the place where I would be the happiest because of the program and the environment.” 

 


Jacob Esquival


Jacob Esquival

Class of 2023
Marine Biology Major
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Home State: Missouri

I decided to apply Early Decision because of the University of Miami's location, which I felt would give me access to everything I needed. On top of that, the marine biology program is one of the best in the country!

 


Jazmine Evans


Jazmine Evans

Class of 2022
Marine Science and Biology Major
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

Home State: Virginia

All of my marine science teachers have been really encouraging and helpful when it comes to helping me find opportunities to get involved. It's great to get in the labs and start researching.

 


Hannah Friedman


Hannah Friedman

Class of 2023
Finance Major
Miami Herbert Business School

Home State: New Jersey

I wanted to go somewhere where I would feel like part of a family and also be academically challenged. UM is a big school, but all the classes are small so I knew I would get to know my professors.

 


Thomas Long


Thomas Long

Class of 2022
Architecture Major
School of Architecture

 

The access students have to professors is great. I haven't had one professor who doesn't stay behind after class if you just ask. They take the time to sit and help you, and that's everything.

 


Andrea Martinez


Andrea Martinez

Class of 2024
Architecture Major
School of Architecture

Home State: Florida

I wanted a program that focused on modern and historic architecture. It was hard to find a program that had both so when I found UM had a pretty perfect balance between the two, I knew that was the environment I wanted to be in.

 


Jasmine Ramsarup


Jasmine Ramsarup

Class of 2023
Aerospace Engineering Major
College of Engineering

Home State: Florida

If you're serious about a school, I'd say, apply early because it's worth it. For me, UM had what I was looking for: access to different internships, lots of programs and clubs, and an atmosphere where I could succeed.

 


Ben Reese


Ben Reese

Class of 2023
Sport Administration Major
School of Education & Human Development

Home State: Nevada

I always loved sports, but never wanted to be a professional athlete. As I researched colleges, I found UM's Sports Administration program. I chose The U because it has a great academic program and great sports teams.

 


Elyce Richardson


Elyce Richardson

Class of 2023
Nursing Major
School of Nursing & Health Studies

Home State: Texas

I'm really thankful that I go to a school where I can choose my path. I decided to apply Early Decision because I liked the nursing program and the fact that UM admits students directly into the nursing school. I also like that the Cognates System allows you to choose other subjects outside of your major.

 


Kylea Stamps


Kylea Stamps

Class of 2023
Computer Engineering Major
College of Engineering

Home State: Louisiana

I knew I would have the opportunity to get involved in all the technology being developed at UM. The career center was also a big draw for me, to find internships, create connections, and learn how to network.

 


Joseph Thomas


Joseph Thomas

Class of 2023
Health Science Major
School of Nursing & Health Studies

Home State: Washington

I spoke to people at UM and their warmth and hospitality was contagious. I also liked how easy it was to add an extra major or minor.

 


William Turton


William Turton

Class of 2023
Electronic Media Major
School of Communication

Home State: Georgia

I really liked UM's academics and the balance of the amazing student life. Everyone has so much Miami pride - it's really cool to be in this kind of community.