Student Spotlight

Current and former students describe how they came to choose Miami, life as a Miami student, the value of a liberal arts education, their study abroad experiences and internships, and more.

Rachel Sullivan

photo of Rachel Sullivan(Class of 2020)

"Miami offers so many different types of classes under the umbrella of liberal arts. With the classes I've taken in the College of Arts and Science, I have acquired a wide range of information for a very wide range of interests. You learn many different ways to approach a certain problem or material rather than just getting sucked into one topic. I feel confident that I can read a research report or dive into a novel and get critical information out of both."

Read what Rachel had to say about her research on medical decision-making.

Jeri Oranski

photo of Jeri Oranski(Class of 2021)

"Miami's liberal arts education does a really good job encouraging students to venture outside their discipline, giving you a chance to develop those interdisciplinary skills. My professors and academic advisors have been very supportive, helping me navigate majors and minors and the more nuanced path that I wanted to follow."

Read what Jeri had to say about her internship in Bangalore, India.

Elyse Legeay

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"My coursework is all-encompassing in and out of the classroom. I've learned so much about so many different parts of the world, which has been so insightful and immensely helpful in all my classes. But beyond that, I'm learning a lot of really valuable skills — not just the knowledge base, but also enhancing skills that are applicable in any discipline."

Read what Elyse had to say about working with minority children in Kosovo.

Santiago Puente Davila

photo of Santiago Puente Davila(Class of 2022)

"I made my decision to come to Miami around 3 days before the deadline. I was split between Miami and another university, but I realized that Miami's faculty and advisors really care about helping students get wherever they need to go. I didn't really see that at other universities."

Read what Santiago had to say about his study abroad experiences and Miami Mock Trial.

Graham Curry

photo of Graham Curry(Class of 2020)

"Of all the colleges I visited while in high school, I felt most comfortable at Miami. The campus is beautiful and just the right size…Now that I've attended Miami for a few years, I've found that it's so nice to recognize people when I am walking around campus…That sense of familiar accessibility is my favorite part of the Miami community."

Read what Graham had to say about the medical education boardgame he developed.

Abby Heublein

photo of Abby Heublein(Class of 2021)

"Miami's liberal arts program, provided through the College of Arts and Science, has made my major very well-rounded. It allows you to craft a degree combination that fits your interests…The writing requirements at Miami have helped me develop a strong writing background…The liberal arts have definitely made me a better, more deliberate writer."

Read what Abby had to say about her research on remote sensing of horseshoe crab habitat.