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2 College Freshman

Technology: The wi-fi is awful, it was down for days at a time and you'll struggle to find a signal

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are anything but nice, however it is usually clean and isn't a problem. Just look forward to living in Heritage Commons sophomore year if you choose not to rush

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're not Greek, get ready to lose your social life. I rushed and didn't end up getting into a sorority for some reason and it was devastating. I'm a cute girl and very nice and smart, it was just that there was a HUGE number of girls rushing and I couldn't believe how many amazing and gorgeous people had to drop. Expect Bama-like intensity and don't underestimate the seriousness.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You really have nothing to worry about. Most people here do drink but you won't get into trouble unless you're painfully stupid and make a show of it. Other drugs really haven't been something I've noticed as of yet

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2 College Freshman

Local Area: I often feel very trapped in Oxford. It's a small town but besides the academic buildings and houses there is one street of things to do and a Wal-Mart that requires a bus ride or drive. Two weeks of this sent me running for the city and desperate to leave. I felt like the world was going on without me while I was trapped in the bubble

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: As an honors student I got a small scholarship but I wasn't eligible for any sort of financial aid so I'm not sure

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Miami has a wide range of options from bagels at Bagel and Deli to delicious Italian restaurants. You will be able to find whatever you are looking for with little to no trouble

2 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Miami is not a very diverse school. It's 90% white people and way too many greeks. Although the appearance of the people isn't diverse, Miami students are extremely accepting of others.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I earned both scholarships and student loans. I didn't have any noteworthy issues.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Although our varsity teams may not be the best (excluding Hockey), Miami has a large intramural and club sport system. People are constantly active at Miami, playing just with friends or on a team.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: The on campus housing isn't much different from other universities. The largest perk is that only people who live in the building can enter the building along with not having any visitor restrictions.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: There are many off campus housing options. The costs range from about 400 to well over 1000 depending on location. The landlords are all often nice and understanding of students. Safety is high in most, while some of the houses are targeted while students are back home on breaks.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: The policies and strictness of the campus is mostly very lenient. Underage drinking happens in college and unless you're blatantly being stupid around a dorm or campus official you're fairly safe experimenting. Drugs, cheating and other criminal offenses are not taken as lightly by the university. Students have been kicked out for possession of illegal items. The university doesn't interfere with social lives, there are no gender restrictions on who can enter a dorm or a room and there are no curfews. Unless an issue arises from a roommate, friends are free to come and go as they please

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The major is very intense. You have to take multiple chemistry classes, biology classes, and physics classes. The workload can be light in some classes while other classes have you swamped with tests, papers, and projects. The facilities were fantastic and the faculty were extremely willing to help all students.

The internship opportunities and job opps from the actual department were unfortunately very low. The career advisor for the department didn't know much about my major and spent our meeting times together googling jobs in front of me. It wasn't very helpful at all.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: I didn't often use the on campus computers, instead opting to use my own personal computer, therefore I don't have much experience with these topics.

During crunch times around midterms and finals week, computers were hard to come by. Printing was always very simple and easy to accomplish.

The wireless had it's moments where it would be extremely slow when overloaded with student activity, such as around class registration days. This is to be expected from any network. There were some days where the network was down though throughout my time at Miami.

A personal computer is essential to the student life here to accomplish your work, some classes even require a laptop be brought to each class. A printer is an option for students but a rather good option since it will eventually save you on printing costs.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I would absolutely repeat my program again. My professors were helpful in every way they could be, taking time to help me understand material. The program was set up in a way that I was constantly challenged and learning.

My career goals are currently to attend graduate school to obtain my masters then move out to California to work in the movie business. Using my movement science degree, I will be able to help movie producers create animations that are more human like.

Finding a job with just my undergraduate degree has been extremely difficult. It is still a health science degree and employers want more experience and knowledge from potential hires.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Getting into the program is easy since there is no application or process.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Uptown is amazing. There's plenty of dining and some cute boutiques.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There could be more, but they do a lot to help students who really need it.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The only schools that are difficult are the business school and architecture.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: Psychology- They offer a lot of help with everyday assignments and career opportunities.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Amazing academic record. Lots of help to get a career.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: A lot of options. Obviously the places closer to campus are way more expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health center could be better. Campus and off campus is pretty safe overall.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I wish there was more support for sports other than hockey. Club sports are fun.

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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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