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Why Choose the U

By UM Office of Admission

Why Choose the U

By UM Office of Admission
For these current 'Canes, the University of Miami was their first choice. Here they share what made them confident in their choice before and after enrollment.

 

Hugo Lnardo


Hugo Lenardo Mijares-Bracho

Pre-Medical Track
School of Nursing & Health Studies

The cognates program definitely let me explore in my first year. I took an anthropology class for my People & Society cognate and honestly fell in love with anthropology. For Arts & Humanities, I am double-majoring in theatre. Theatre has always been a big part of my life so I am really glad I get to do both at the U. 

 


Rafael Rodriguez


Rafael Rodriguez

Marketing and Finance Majors
Miami Herbert Business School

The way the Cognates [Program of General Education] works, it's so easy to double major and pick up minors—maybe even triple major—if you really want to put in the work. The biggest thing that caught my eye is that most students in the business school had more than one major.” 

 


Iteoluwalayomi Aderoju


Iteoluwalayomi Aderoju

Public Relations Major
School of Communication

Diversity is a huge thing for me. I was coming from a school that was not very diverse. I felt like it affected me in a lot of ways so, Miami in general and the University—the diversity was one of the main things that made me think, 'Yeah, I do want to go there.' 

 


Abby Rana


Abigail Rana

Communication Studies Major
School of Communication

Older students from my high school who were going to UM would come back and tell us they felt challenged in classes and they were happy at the same time. I relate to that a lot. The University of Miami is definitely super challenging but the way that I am learning and the environment—I have never been so happy at the same time.

 


Isabel Negrete


Isabel Marquez Negrete

Studio Art and Advertising Majors
College of Arts & Sciences 

When I realized that I could do art and also marketing, and even art history as a minor—that's when I realized this is the place for me because it is easy to be engaged in different areas while still fulfilling your major.

 


Rongchuan Hai


Rongchuan Hai

Computer Engineering Major
College of Engineering

I chose UM first because I love the multicultural environment.

 

 

 


Madock Bikus


Madock Bikus

Sports Administration Major
School of Education & Human Development

It was always UM for me. The culture, a Top 50 university, and a diverse student body—it just checked off all the boxes for a university I would want to attend.