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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's not really a prime thing except for hockey. Intramurals are fun, but not consistent.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Off-campus, under-age drinking can get caught and parties broken up. On-campus, it really depends on the RA and who is around. Some RAs are really strict about drinking and drugs and noise while others will let things slide. Attendance to class is pretty optional for large classes, but may affect your grade.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: You should definitely bring your own computer because labs really only exist at King Library. Internet is everywhere though and most teachers don't care if you use your computer in class. Printing is absolutely available, but kind of expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Food around campus is pretty expensive and cheaper places are a little bit of a drive from campus. Directly off-campus you have a great Indian place, a Chipotle, a fabulous Mexican restaurant, an Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop, and a couple cute bistros as well as an awesome coffee-shop. However, all of them except the Mexican restaurant are a little pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There's not much shopping or attractions in the area. You have a Kroger and a TJMaxx right off campus. The best thing to do on weekends during the day is to drive to Hueston Woods and hike or boat or sled depending on the weather.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: For people who want to go out and party, it's everywhere. Drinking parties overflow from frat houses and apartments and the clubs and bars are open every night. Some have great theme nights like country Wednesdays, nineties nights, etc.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors genuinely care about your improvement and your learning. They give you a solid workload, but definitely believe in the "work hard, play hard," policy and understand that you have a lot going on. In Professional Writing specifically, you don't have too many useless assignments or tests, but have experience and project-based learning. The faculty knows what it is talking about and includes intelligent graduate students who love to teach and learn.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the time, weather is not a concern. If it's really snowy, however, watch out because the campus can be slow to clean up ice and snow off the sidewalks.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't love the health center, but they're helpful and friendly. I feel VERY safe on-campus. It can be creepy at night in areas that are not lit up very well, but at the same time, you know that no one is going to jump out and attack you. It's secure.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Every weekend, it's more than expected that you will find drunk college students wandering around and you can expect that many students during the week are high on prescription drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Closest to campus are an abundance of small houses you can rent, but it can be difficult to get houses in prime location because Greek Life owns them. Also, there are many apartments, but they can be expensive and difficult to get unless you plan far in advance. Sometimes, you might find a good-priced house, but it can be tricky to find the right amount of people to live with you. Further away from campus (a 10 minute drive) is an affordable apartment complex called Level 27 and you also have Hawks Landing which is further away but more affordable.

4 College Junior

Diversity: It is a middle to upper class white population with a small but stable ethnic diversity with a portion of international students along with other racial categories

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is big at Miami but there are other options although if you'd like to party I would suggest joining a Greek organization of some sort.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms suck but there are other options such as heritage commons which is an apartment style and they are very nice.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is to a minimum but the location of campus makes the drinking scene increased

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3 College Junior

Local Area: It's more of a small town, college drinking town

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants but I would try to just eat out twice a week or you are going to get sick of the options

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are many ways to get to places outside of Oxford either by bus or by shuttle

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The cabs are very useful in the winter and the bars are a great place to hang because of the variety

3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at miami are subpar because there our teams aren't very good.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The local police turn an eye from underage drinking unless you become destructive.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a wide range of clubs and programs for the diversity of the campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have so many hole in the wall options that you couldn't get anywhere else.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: In a single day we can go from pouring rain to side ways snow to 70 degrees and sunny. The weather of the seasons makes for a beautiful campus though.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am challenged every day in classes, but am able to apply it to my life.

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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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