Ben Spiro

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Class of 2020, Neuroscience, Pre-Medical
Wilmington, Delaware

"When I visited campus for the first time during spring break, I fell in love with the University of Miami. I really liked all of the programs that were being offered and the campus itself is beautiful. I also really liked Miami, the city. While on the tour, I enjoyed learning about the Cognates Program and the fact that you can connect totally different areas of interest together. I’m someone who is interested in science, but also in the arts, like photography. I had also always been interested in a Pre-Medical track and while on the campus tour, I learned more about the Miller School of Medicine that piqued my interest further. I knew UM had research opportunities and that I would get to experience this right away.

Once I got home and was back to my normal high school routine in Delaware, I couldn’t stop thinking about UM and longed for the diversity I had felt during my visit. I applied to a few other schools, but knew that UM was my number one choice. In addition to the unique academic opportunities, I liked that I would meet people and make friends from all over the world who would have a variety of perspectives. I wanted to broaden my horizons and learn more about all different walks of life.

After I applied early decision and was accepted, I visited UM a second time during the summer. I knew I had made the right decision, in fact, one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life."