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Reviews 2227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants uptown are AMAZING! One thing I enjoy is that not many are chain so you are kind of forced to try something new! My suggestion would be to try Fiesta Charro--the best Mexican food I have ever eaten along with some super delicious Margaritas.

5 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife at Miami is SO much fun! They have a number of bars to choose from and there are always parties going on at the off-campus housing so you will never be bored! But if going out is not your thing it's compeltly fine--Miami offers an After Dark movie program where they show movies that haven't even come out on DVD yet on certain weekend nights. And in every dorm there is a basement lounge complete with a TV, pool table, foozball, DVD player, kitchen,etc. But in my opinion you should definitely go out--even if you don't drink just do it. You'll be happy you did!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Service has really great and sweet people working there. However, though it hasn't happened to me personally friends of mine have been misdiagnosed at the Health Center which takes away it's credibility a bit. But it's in a convenient location and they're just doing the best they can.
As far as safety, i feel incredibly safe on this campus. It's gotten to the point where I feel comfortable to walk by myself at night. They do also have a nighttime bus service that runs till 3 in the morning in case you might not feel safe. I have never felt unsafe on Miami's campus

2 College Junior

Diversity: I know that Miami is currently trying to it's best to diversify the campus it doesn't really show. Most of the students you see walking around on campus are white. People usually tend to hang out with people of the same race. That being said the lack of diversity definetly does not take away the overall experience of enjoying Miami

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice for the most part. The buildings are very old and it shows. The bathrooms can be absolutely disgusting. But what makes up for these problems is the great social scene in the dorms--it's very easy to make friends there

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers work pretty well and they have both macs and pc's to choose from. Around finals time they can get pretty crowded but most everyone has a laptop so it's not a big deal

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The majority of the campus drinks alcohol but there are always activities going on on the weekends for those who do not wish to take part. The Miami Police will only write you up if you are being dumb about your decisions on campus. Then you have to pay $500 in fines, so don't get caught.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: On the weekends(this includes thursday of course) multiple fraternities hold parties that are sometimes themed and then people disperse and head to uptown to the bars. There are many bars that range from a club scene to a casual conversation setting. Also there are food places open in case you get the munchies. Every weekend tends to be a weekend to remember

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the housing options are very nice but tend to be quite expensive depending on how many people you are living with and the location. Also students sign for houses almost two years in advance and makes it very stressful.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Miami Univeristy's campus is beautiful! There are many places where people go outside when it is nice to relax or study or play games. There is a new student center being built and seems like it is going to be amazing. The athletic center is very nice and very clean with activites that happen throughout the year. Goggin Ice Center is the hockey rink where games are held which are a blast.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far I have had a good experience dealing with my major and the courses to take. There is an acedemic advisor designated to five or six students and mine really was able to help me figure out which classes would help me with my major and that sounded interesting to me. I have also talked to some professors about possible internship and job opportunities so they make it easy to get information if you are looking for it.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are very into their courses and can not really take into accout the workload in your other classes so it is really up to you how you manage it. Registering for classes is the worst as a freshman because you have almost no options because upperclassmen have first choice, so it gets better every year. Also you are able to contact a professor and try to force add yourself into a specific class. King Library will be your home during exams and is an awesome place to study.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple restaurants availible for people go to for special occasions like birthdays or family weekend. A lot of the other options include Jimmy Johns, Chipotle, Pita Pit, etc. and these are more convient and a lot of times they have student discounts.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: There are four seasons which I love. Yea there is snow in the winter but the walks to classes and everything is really not that bad. If you get to know and understand the buses then it is really easy to get to class without trudging in the snow. The campus looks beautiful during the winter...and the fall...and the spring...and the summer.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received enough for me to afford it. I am in state so it was less expensive than the out of state tuition to begin with.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are undoubtedly present, but if you don't have any interest in partaking, there isn't much peer pressure to do so. However, seriously everyone drinks and that is the predominant "drug" on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Nothing out of the ordinary for a college campus. As far as alcohol goes, as long as you're not open about it you should be fine. Academically, do your work and you'll be okay.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are very into money and looking good here. Not saying they're bad people, but I think they're more focused on parties and looking good rather than school.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I enjoyed eating on campus. There are many different types of food to choose from, and most, if not all of it can be put on your meal card. It can get somewhat expensive, but it's worth it!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't dominate MU, but it is very present. The Greeks are not any better/worse than anyone else, but sometimes there are negative feelings between the Greeks and the non-Greeks. Mostly, though, people don't really care if you are Greek or not. Students just enjoy going to the frat parties to have fun, but it doesn't make you any cooler to go or not go. Only fraternities are allowed to have houses at Miami, but some of the sororities can house together in certain sections of certain dorms.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: While MU is technically diverse, it's not very. Most of the student body is white, and of the other races, most are Asian. There are very few African/African-Americans at MU. We are tolerant of different religions, however, personally, I feel a bit awkward around many of my peers when they talk about religion and realize that I'm not that strict about my faith. A lot of the students are conservative and some do have serious contentions with those of other political beliefs. MU's is very accepting of all sexual orientations, though, which is great. The economic background isn't that diverse, though. A lot of the students at MU come from upper-middle to upper class families, and even those who are attending on multiple scholarships aren't very poor either. Overall, Miami is pretty accepting, but (of course) there are those select groups of people that are not.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computer labs are hard to reserve because there are so many students compared to the number of available labs/computers, however once using them, they work great. The WiFi is pretty good for the most part, but can get really slow depending on how many people are using it, which gets frustrating, and sometimes you have to re-log in. It's very helpful to have your own computer/laptop at Miami because it makes it easier to do your work on your own time, without worrying about having access to a school computer. Some classes, like English courses, even require computers (the course registry will tell you if you are in one of those classes and the university will help transfer you if needed). Having your own printer is also helpful because you might need to print something before a class and not have time to make it to a building with a printer, and it is extremely helpful is you live off-campus, because the printers take money off of our Mulaa accounts, which may not have much on them if you live off-campus. Yes, it is possible to add more, but some students may not want to do that.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There's so much to do and always something going on uptown. Get ready to have some fun.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It may be challenging getting into courses everyone wants but not everyone needs. Just try again at a later time.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received an automatic scholarship based on my grades and test scores which was nice because I didn't have to fill out any extra applications or forms. These grades/test score based scholarships are automatically given to any in-state or out-of-state student who qualifies. However, I have no experience applying for financial aid.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

There’s an old saying that goes, “You can make a big school small, but you can’t make a small school big.” The overall experience at Miami University is different for every student, but most seem to have enjoyed their time here, and most will agree that the former part of this statement is representative of Miami. Miami is not a huge school, but it is large enough to feel like a big university without being overwhelming. It is essential to find a niche when you arrive; otherwise, you may get lost in the shuffle. One of the best ways to determine if you will like Miami is to take into consideration what is important to you in a school and to really weigh your options. Visit the campus and ask questions—this is the next four or five years of your life. If Miami does not fulfill an important need you have, it probably isn’t the school for you, and there are people here who feel like they don’t belong.

Nobody enjoys school 100 percent of the time, but the students at Miami have a plethora of options, both social and academic, at their doorsteps. At Miami, you cannot be afraid to try new things, talk to new people, or grow as an individual. However, this is true no matter where you decide to attend college. Overall, the most important fact to take away from this guide is that most students feel that they made the right decision in attending Miami.

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