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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Love the school. I would pick it again in a second.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: its unreal, the campus is beautiful, the student body is warm and welcoming, the social scene is consistently vibrant, and the academics are exceptional.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great campus, great activities, great greek life, great support from professors.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am absolutely in love with Miami University, it feels like a true home away from home. The professors are great, the campus is beautiful, there is always something fun to do. I love it.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Miami had a beautiful campus. The academics are more challenging than I thought they would be. It is awesome that so many out of state students go there because I get to meet new people and branch out from kids that I knew in high school. I wish greek life wasn't so big. Even if greek life was the same, I wish that the students put so much emphasis on it. The social scene is basically all greek and I think that it divides the student body. I went to Miami because it made good financial sense, but looking back I think I would have enjoyed Ohio State better because it is bigger and it is in a city.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love going to school at Miami. It has a wonderful atmosphere and the campus life and classes are amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Choosing to go to Miami University was the best decision that I could have made. I am proud that when I come home and am asked how my first year of college went, I can truthfully answer that I had an amazing first year. I met friends that I clicked with and have kept in close contact with over the summer. The campus is absolutely beautiful, and I feel at home and comfortable when I am there. I am also confident in my choice to go to Miami because they have an amazing education program. My first semester, I was put in a classroom for service learning as a part of one of my courses. They get their students into the classroom early to confirm their desire to be a teacher, and to gain as much experience as possible. My friends who go to other colleges for education have not had the same opportunities that I have had thus far, and I feel as if I am ahead of the game and on the right track. If I had to redo the process of choosing a school, I would again choose Miami University.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I honestly couldn't imagine going anywhere else. As cheesy as it is, Miami is my dream school and everything about it is exceptional.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It was a rough start at first just being away from my my hometown family and friends. But once I let go and branched out it was amazing!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It sounds cliche, but I really did fall in love with the school the moment I stepped on campus. I am a little worried about the stereotypes about students there and the lack of diversity.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Very small town with little to do. Education and money do not seem well valued whereas partying is praised.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I could do it all over again, I'd choose Miami every time.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My first year of college i went away, to the University of South Carolina, which is twelve hours away from my home. It was a great experience, learning to live for myself, and not having anyone to fall back on. I didn't want to know a single soul, i wanted to start of new. In my freshman year, i grew i up a lot. I made new friends, lived away from home for 8 months out of the year, and took my academics, way more serious than i did in high school. Although, i did not expect all the all nighters i would have to do a week. It was a great experience i will never want to take back. But i am transferring closer to home this year at Miami University, in Ohio, due to changing my major. I am now a special education major, and am excited to start another journey, and to meet more new friends.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus and the professors. My courses are very challenging and keep me interested in the topics being discussed. My only problem with my college is that the students there are all very similar. They are very interested in greek life and name brands, which I'm not as much. Otherwise, I completely enjoy my college choice!

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I haven't had many problems that weren't my fault with my school. I always manage to relax on-campus even when things aren't looking their best. In short, I've had a blast here and I would still go to Miami if I had a do-over.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I only attended Miami for a year and transferred because of financial and academic reasons, but Miami is a great school that really allows for you to get the full student experience in a safe comfortable setting. The fact that the first year dorms were organized by your major area/field of interest, meaning you had similar classes with your dorm mates makes it easier for you to make friends that share the same priorities and goals as you. Everyone studied for the same exams, walked to the same classes, and had pretty much the same amount of free time to be spent either uptown or participating in some of the various campus events that were going on throughout the week. Even though Miami doesn't have the best sports teams, the unified feeling that is usually felt through school sporting event spirit is not lacking there. The school is small and everyone is very friendly and bonds easily over a rowdy hockey games or an all nighter spent at King Library or a late night uptown. It can get a bit cliquey at times and I would imagine if you do not make friends right away it may be hard to find your niche for a while but even then there are is a surplus of clubs and organizations to join as well as greek life so if you don't play well with the beginning of the year forced-to-mingle sessions then you should still be fine. For me, I am transferring because they did not have a lot of opportunities in the field I am interested in, but the experience of this school is like no other. I do not regret spending my freshman year there.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the houses and apartments are way overpriced and some aren't in very good shape.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Party Scene: Normally a wide variety of parties on fridays and saturdays.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: My campus is very strict on a lot of different topics such as underage drinking and drugs.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a wide variety, but llines are usually very long. Also, the fee that is put on meal plans is way more than the amount actually on the meal plan. For example, i had $700 on my meal plan but had to pay an activation fee of $2,500

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Scholarships: There were many outside steps besides fafsa i needed to do. however, financial aid is the only way i can attend college so i'm so grateful for it.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: My campus is definitely more expensive then some, but the value is great. The dorms are very nice and they are located near class buildings.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Party Scene: The party scene has a positive impact on the student experience if students are wise about their decisions

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food is great and there is lots to choose from, it's just very expensive

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Scholarships: I have not had the best experiences with financial aid and did not receive nearly enough to make a dent in our out-of-state tuition expenses

3 people found this useful Report
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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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