I am from Miami and from all the people I have spoken with it seems as if FIU is a better option. Fiu is also much cheaper. A few years back I think they had a really low bar passage rate but I think it has come up since then. Nova is also an option which is a little bit north of Miami in Broward county. I have 3 friends at St. Thomas and they seem to be happy. Many of the students are hoping to transfer to UM and one of my friends is actually trying to transfer to FIU. I am pretty sure UM has around a 2.8 curve so that is not much of a difference if STU is a 2.6.