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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love this school. There are so many opportunities and everything about it is perfect really.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have the best sports teams but there are plenty of ways to participate.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lighting around campus isn't very good when it's dark out

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm not in a sorority yet but I can't wait to rush 2nd semester

3 College Freshman

Administration: Some people would say they are too strict on certain things but I think there are good reasons for the strictness.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can usually always find a party but sometimes not. When you find one though, they are great.

2 College Student

Health & Safety: It seems that students receive so many emails regarding some type of sexual assault/robbery on or around campus.

2 College Student

Athletics: I know little information about the athletics here at Miami.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Many of the Greek students appear to be condescending.

2 College Student

Scholarships: I did not receive any aid until late October.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I wish that there were more student discounts.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: Overall quality of the coursework could be better.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: This town is basically comprised of the school itself and this is why I could not see myself living in the area because all of the attractions, activities, cultural events, and sports are generated by the students of the school and are for said students. The shopping is normal and not catered to the students and the safety of the area is great, but I wouldn't want to live somewhere that is made up mainly of a college.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is a great way to make friends, especially through residence halls because everyone is in the same area and begins using one another as a support system. I made some great friends in my residence hall and they are the individuals who made the year great. The best options are Maplestreet, Etheridge, basically any of the ones that cost a little bit more. Residence halls come with pretty much anything you could need to live in a place that feels like home including a great group of people who make it special. The cost on the better dorms is slightly higher, but that's because they are better somewhat. Almost all dorms are conveniently placed such as close to classes and food. The housing process is not a difficult one and you'll find a great place to live with no trouble.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I had no problems with my financial aid process because it was based on my FAFSA. The biggest thing I could recommend is to fill out scholarships outside of the college also because every little bit of money helps and it isn't too hard to find money with all the scholarships out there. Loans weren't difficult to get figured out at Miami either because the financial aid office works with you and makes sure that you know what is going on through the process.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Biology is very great at Miami. It may be hard at times, but it is because the professors want to challenge you to learn the material and to learn as much as possible in their classes. Always take notes and attend class. Go to office hours and study sessions. I am also a premedical studies comajor and the class for my comajor was my favorite class of the semester. Make sure to schedule early if you're a biology major because there are a lot of biology majors and spots fill up fast.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Students and fans will always be the biggest part of sports and the athletics are what you make of them. Student involvement is good at most events, teams have a loyal fan base of alumni, students, and faculty. School spirit is very great and athletic facilities are undergoing renovations currently so they should be great soon. Athletics are a great thing to be a part of whether as a fan or an athlete.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some of the Greek organizations on campus are comprised of great people, but you also have the Greek organizations with bad names and a record of creating trouble. Greek life can be great if it operates as a brotherhood or sisterhood, but when it becomes all about alcohol and parties, then the Greek system suffers greatly. Greek students are viewed as less focused by non-Greeks because of the trouble they cause sometimes and the nonchalant attitude they take towards schooling. Greek housing for the fraternities consist of very nice main houses and other non-main houses for partying or whatever. Sororities are housed in a residence hall with other sororities and are at the center of campus.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I am a zoology major, and I'm already involved in undergrad research with my professor. Professors are really great about getting students involved right away, and if you're interested in something they're doing, they'd love help or interest. It's very easy to get into.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge at Miami. You will always see people proudly showing their Greek letters, and throwing parties all the time. It's a good scene if Greek life is something that you want.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Amazing college town. Many bars and restaurants, and all the red brick buildings and scenery are stunning.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many options, and uptown is walking distance away from even the farthest dorms. Many cuisines are also available; everything from smoothie shops to Indian or Mexican foods are available.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Nice parking, lots of options, and it is cheaper than living on campus. However, you are required to live on campus both freshman and sophomore years, which is unfortunate however.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in a particularly nice dorm (by freshman dorm standards), but many do not have air conditioning and have rooms half the size of mine for two people are are over-cramped.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus...it's beautiful.

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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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