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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Health services is great for day to day issues but if its something severe they will always give you the same medicines it feels like and dont really seem that concerned some times. The miami police are very understanding of what being in college do to people and will not be a hard nose on you if you cooperrate completely. on the other hand the take there job extremely seriously and will not hesitate to take action.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Miami is one of the preppiest schools you will find overall only about a third of the students are greek but when you look at the party and bar scenes its well over half of the people you will run into. If you join a frat you will have lots of friends and parties and what not. It is just as easy to get this though if you are not in one

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: although plenty of housing is available the problem is if you want a good house or apartment close to school and the town you will most likely have to sign it close to 2 years in advance. If you do not do this you will most likely get a less desirable house in location usually or price. But if you do plan ahead you should be just fine in getting a house you will enjoy. remember though these are college houses at a party school

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Diversity...not here however I think majority of the people here are looking for the same type. They're your typical upper middle class to wealthy group, driven and ambitious, and the work hard play hard attitude is extremely prevalent. We're all here to have fun but at the end of our run we're all expected to graduate with a quality education and a job lined up.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I can't complain as a student in the Farmer School of Business. My core classes aren't as fun, but they're part of the Miami Plan, however my teachers in the business school are insightful and entertaining. The workload isn't bad at all, but I think I got lucky with good professors because some of my friends are stressed beyond.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Everybody knows the best place for salads is Dividends, but I love it more for their chicken dumplings and English muffin egg sandwiches as well as Starbucks. There's about three or four marketplace grocery store style places all equal distances away on campus and they have a great variety in my opinion. They're also always changing up the brands they offer. The new restaurants on South Campus, Maplestreet Station are awesome. The burger buns get stamped with the Miami "M" logo. Pretty classy. My only complaint is that the hours are "meh" and most of the workers are rude and slow, especially at Bell Tower. Other than that, I still have yet to dine at every location on campus so the variety is great.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I was direct admit into the Farmer School of Business and found that they take a very holistic approach to selecting applicants. I consider myself an above average student; however I'm not 4.0 perfect SAT scores by any means and I find my place deserving here. From what I've heard it is extremely difficult to get into the business school after the fact, so I would suggest applying for direct admit as a high school senior.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I'm in the Farmer School of Business and even as a freshman there is never a day that goes by where I don't see a sign posted about upcoming internship recruiting opportunities or an emphasis from our teachers to begin the search now. The business school takes internship placement very seriously and the student services department is very helpful in finding a good match and securing it early.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really love my classes and professors in the English program. The workload is fairly managable, and even enjoyable! We received emails frequenty about internships last year, though this year they haven't quite begun trickling in yet.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There were no special applications to get into my English major, and transferring to and from different majors is an easy and speedy transition as well.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: You have to pay for each food item individually. It's a bit pricey D:

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Graduate Assistantships are available for the Mathematics Department. The stipend is a bit low, especially when compared to PhD programs, but it's definitely a lot better than nothing.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Oxford/Miami Commons is fully furbished; a bit pricey, but worth getting everything that comes with it. It is also very close to the supermarket.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Computers are available through the department (for grad students) and we are allowed to use the office printers/scanners/copy machines for teaching-related duties.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a variety of housing options that are close and cheaper than dorm room housing

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: While there are many people of other races and many international students, the students are predominantly white.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Miami does give out scholarship, however there is a big difference in amounts received for small differences in merit.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Variety of options close to campus

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking is a nightmare. Fridays are great though because a lot of students take their classes monday thru thursday. Fees for permits are high. If you have to drive make sure you arrive at least 30 - 40 minutes before your class so you can find a space.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: nice skating rink, cafeteria food is not bad and lots of extra curricular activities

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: parking is difficult, and permits are expensive

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never felt unsafe and I thought the admin/campus security were outstanding.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: All of the dorms are very nice and many of them have excellent dining halls.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: All of the sports are fun to watch but not highly competitive.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The rumors you've heard are true: Miami is a preppy school. If you're not preppy, keep an open mind and you'll find a group of friends with whom you're comfortable. If you're on this website, you'll have seen the reviews on Greek life. Yeah, it's important, and it's true that fraternity men and sorority women choose to spend time mainly with each other. Everyone jokes that the girls here are much more attractive than the guys, but I think that everyone is equally beautiful. Miami is a place where it's easy to feel intimidated by your fellow students' looks. It's also a place where looking nice is imperative. Nobody shows up to class in sweats, not even most guys. There are definitely more single people at Miami than those in relationships, and a "hook-up culture" is prevalent. That being said, Miami University has an unusual rate of students that marry other Miami students (known as "Miami mergers"). Some people hypothesize that this is because Miami students are all fairly like-minded, sharing the same values and interests.

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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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