It's 80 degrees at the University of Miami today!
What a place to pick for a great college experience and weather! Starting your spring semester with balmy weather does make it easier to get to those college classes when the rest of the country is having record lows. While the U may have a beach-vibe year round, the students are definitely not laid back. Ranked #48 by the US News and World Report 2015 survey (http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/university-of-miami-1536) the 11,380 students at this private university in Coral Gables work hard their freshman year and come back for more as demonstrated by the school's 90% retention rate.