Tiffani Banks

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Class of 2020, Architecture
Indianapolis, Indiana

"I applied Early Decision because there was no doubt in my mind there was anywhere else I wanted to be other than the University of Miami. For as long as I can remember, all the way back to third grade, I knew I wanted to be an architect. I liked that with UM's architecture program I would not have to attend graduate school in order to be able to sit for the licensing exam. I also really liked Miami, the place—it’s a very international and multicultural city. The University takes advantage of the variety of architecture here to further our education.

When I visited campus, I got to shadow a student who is now my mentor. The School of Architecture counselor I met was amazing and helpful from day one. She really helped me figure out what I needed to know. Even though I hadn’t yet applied, I felt like I was already home.

I’m always thinking about the future and having a little bit of anxiety about it, but I feel comfortable knowing I have the support of everyone at the School of Architecture and the University of Miami."