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5 College Freshman

Majors: It has been difficult to get the classes needed to get into Farmer. There were two classes that I needed to be able to gain direct admissions to Farmer and be able to start my major classes in the fall. But my force add request was denied and I could not get a seat in the class.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: The upperclassmen are so welcoming to new members and really make an effort to include them in carious activities to make them feel welcomed!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many options uptown. But we need a Panera!

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the older dorms need to be re-done

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some of the housed are beautiful!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Miami's Senior Varsity synchronized skating team is Team USA and competes on behalf of the US at international competition around the globe which is pretty amazing! And their collegiate varsity team is 10x national champs!

3 College Freshman

Administration: Its not terrible but I also don't think its fabulous.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love this school, everything about it is amazing. I'm so glad I went here. There are many schools that seem similar, but Miami has something about it that is just outright better. So sad its expensive.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: We all know the joke about what kind of diversity you'll see at Miami: "every flavor of middle-class white." And yeah, its pretty true. But people who aren't are completely accepted if they want to be. Or they can flock like the asians tend to. Either or. But being different is actually a good thing here! Miami preaches diversity because it loves it and wants to attract it, not because we have it yet. But its no trick, we're super welcoming and friendly.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Miami is gorgeous. No denying it. And its big, and old, and well-read. You can live a very balanced, very healthy and happy life here on campus. I've never seen anything like it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: People here look preppy, and come from an upper-middle class background. This is true, and it shows at times. If you aren't wealthy and preppy coming here, that won't be a big deal; you'll just end up with great style, and knowledge of how you wanna live when you can afford it. No one will look down on you for being different, unless you dress like a goth or an Otaku. If you're fairly normal, you're golden.

If you're friendly and personable, the people here are also very friendly, and into all sorts of things. With each year, people come out of their shells a bit further, get a bit more unique, and the preppy shallowness fades quickly. Being interesting is more important than fitting in, ultimately. Things are really laid back that way.

What will NOT work is approaching social interaction like networking. Thats not the point here, not at all. Be yourself, have fun, make real friends.

17 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Miami is outstanding at what it does. Course offerings are extensive, varied, and interesting, taught by passionate people who love what they do and know a lot about it, or are running a seminar outside their profession because they love the topic and wanna learn from their students, which is also really enjoyable.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: The Zoology program is great, and the professors love what they do. I enjoy going to class to share in their passion. It is a great program.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Academics: The facilities can be a bit outdated in places, but the professors seriously know their stuff and love what they do. I've never had a professor that wasn't amazing at teaching. The workload is never unreasonable, and sometimes you wonder if the profs plan it, it works out so smoothly. Internships and research are very accessible, but sadly, much of the biology labs are botany-based, over-staffed, or require a lot of time outside the semester.

Also, the biology department's involvement in the landscaping on-campus is really cool.

5 College Junior

Academics: The new business school is outstanding. The breadth and depth of fields available are astonishing. This school has no specialty, it excels at everything. Registration is easy, workload is reasonable, and studying resources are amazing; so many spaces, office hours, and the amazing internet speeds. 99% of the professors are amazing at teaching and friendly, and love what they do and love talking about it even more. The rare few that don't tend to be overly serious.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Food: It's really good, just a bit slow. Which can be really frustrating.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Miami's main sports aren't the usual suspects (Hockey over Football), and a lot of people here prefer intramurals, especially broomball.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: Miami truly is a party school. But unlike most places, that's not a bad thing. See, the party mentality here is all about looking out for each other and having fun. So trouble is avoided as much as possible. Problematic drunks aren't welcome, and getting into enough trouble to draw legal attention is a serious no-no. This means, not letting people drink too much, and making sure everyone gets home safe. And the result is that the partying has little to no negative effects on campus.

10 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Greek Life: Wasn't for me, personally, but they give me no reason to complain. They don't cause trouble. The frats' members are almost all awesome people. The sororities are a bit fake, and kinda catty, but no worse than average. Their frat brothers do a good job looking out for them.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: This school really is one of the best in the nation. The full package is so flawlessly amazing. The people are great, the campus is great, it really is as good as they say. The school's websites really are a mess, though.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Lived on campus for three years now, and its been a blast. The RAs are laid back in the best way, everyone is reasonable, and its just a great place to live.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The issue is not finding somewhere, its picking between all the amazing options.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We're well taken care of. There's a lot of students, so I would net expect stellar care, but its about as good as possible given the circumstances. Additionally, kudos to Miami for stepping up and taking dealing with sexual assault issues seriously.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: Miami has had more than its fair share of "interesting" administrative decisions, but they aren't especially egregious, just a tad out of date or foolish in their policy decisions sometimes.

4 College Junior

Majors: The program is flexible and doable, while being customizable, interesting, and leaving enough time for lots of clubs, lab work, co-majors, minors, and the like.

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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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