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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am slightly biased since I am Greek, but it has really been a great experience for me so far. My chapter is very involved with community service and philanthropy, making a healthy balance when mixing in our fun social events. My brothers have been an incredible support system for me, as well as encouraging me to get more involved in other orgs on campus. I have met so many new people through going Greek that I feel it is the perfect way to truly make the most of your time at Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our football games aren't the highlight here like at some other big schools, but we really love our Varsity hockey games. We have tons of unique traditions around our games, and almost every student attends at least one game a year, many attend multiple. Our club athletics are top notch, and many very competitive athletes can't even make the team. Due to this, intramural sports have multiple levels of competition that allow everyone to find the perfect spot. From broomball to soccer, there is something for everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would say that my time at Miami so far has been defined by one word: growth. During my first year, I was encouraged to get involved and make the most of my time. Whether working on a long-term project, laughing around the dinner table with friends, or headed Uptown for a night out, I have found my barriers constantly forced to expand and learn new things. I have the greatest friends I could ask for, love my classes I am in, and truly feel that I belong.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have a lot of sororities and fraternities that get in trouble for hazing

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our teams aren't the best, but students love to attend hockey games

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think everyone's experience is different. Mine could have been better, but Miami definitely has an intelligent staff that can provide a quality education

1 College Senior

Party Scene: there are a lot of parties but people keep getting sexually assaulted.

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1 College Senior

Academics: Registering for classes is the worst thing imaginable. Get ready to get screwed.

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1 College Senior

Diversity: There is no diversity. There are a few asians. All the black kids are athletes. Everyone else is white.

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1 College Senior

Drug Safety: People do drugs and are basically allowed to.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: They force you to take "Miami Plan" classes which drop your GPA.

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Health & Safety: People keep getting killed and assaulted. All that happens is the President sends out an email and nothing else is done.

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3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Miami because of my friends and coworkers and a couple professors. It's clear that the students are there solely to take their money and rip them off. Miami will help you because of their name. It will ultimately propel you to the next step in your life.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: They are upgrading every dorm it seems like, but this raises the cost so much.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: We have the most fraternities the sororities getting kicked off campus in the country. So many terrible things happen in these organizations and the campus would be better off without them.

1 College Senior

Athletics: Our teams are bad and no one cares. People would rather go drink on a saturday afternoon than go to the football game to watch us lose 63-0.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love Miami for the fact that it gave me so many opportunities to get involved in my career. I have been introduced to so many people that will help me further my career.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors really care about the students. They want us to succeed in their classes, and it shows. If you are having a difficult time, the professors will accommodate you (within reason).

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm excited about graduating, because I know Miami will be there to help me find a job that is great for me.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe walking around campus. There are motion-sensored lights along all of the walkways, and emergency help buttons you can press if you feel threatened. There is also a saferide program, so if it's after dark (of if you're injured) you can always get a ride somewhere. Plus, there's always a bunch of students walking around, so you're almost never alone.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: You're living with a bunch of people your age. Some of them don't remember to shower without being told. Some of them like to pull the fire alarm at 3 am for no good reason. But usually, it's pretty smooth sailing and your roommate/neighbors are probably pretty cool.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: From a non-greek standpoint, the Greeks are always partying and getting into trouble, and it's actually a huge problem on campus. There's a lot of social pressure to go greek.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really pay a lot of attention to the athletics in my school, but a lot of students love it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Oxford is a small town. At first glance, there's nothing special going on. But there's always an event going on. The community is so diverse and full of life, and no matter what your interests are, there is a place for you at Miami.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I usually like my professors.

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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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