I really enjoyed UM when I started but after a while, I came to the realization that it has some life-affecting problems. The size is great if you are really into one-on-one attention. However, the small size can have a downside. People are very judgmental at this school; which happens to be one of the many reasons why I am transferring. Because of the small size, everyone knows basically everyone else's business and they are not afraid to share either. Anything you do is scrutinized by the students and most people are very conservative, and believe that is the only way to be. Also, if you are not in the music department or an athlete, it may be hard to find your niche. These two groups are quite cliquey, especially if you are female. The athletes are pretty much given a pass on a lot of rules, especially the ones with full-ride. Many students athletes act contrary to the Universities 'beliefs', however, action is never taken. I was very unhappy during my time at UM, however, I am thankful for the teachers and staff who were highly supportive and accommodating.