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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Scott Hall, and my dorm room is very small and the building seems pretty old. The location is pretty good though and it is right by a small market and lots of dining halls.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple fast food places nearby like Subway, Chipotle and McDonalds. There are also a couple of Mexican restaurants and an Indian restaurant. There are at least four restaurant/bars.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Groups at Miami plan and host a lot of events, and there are lots of things to do in Uptown Oxford.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Miami has such a variety of extracurricular groups that anyone could find something they wanted to be involved in.

5 College Freshman

Majors: There are many interesting opportunities to learn from guest speakers and get involved in volunteering or research opportunities.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is a buffet style dining hall and many different a la carte places near my dorm. My favorite is First Stop, which serves breakfast all day.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have loved my school so far. I was impressed by my professors and enjoyed the extracurricular and volunteer activities I got to participate in.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It doesn't seem to be very diverse because most people are white and come from affluent backgrounds.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am majoring in psychology, and my school gives lots of opportunities for volunteering and listening to guest speakers and doing research.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors I have had were very accessible and open to questions. There is a wide variety of classes available, and registration has been easy so far. I have gotten into every class I wanted to.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is the main focus on campus. Football tends to be overlooked because of hockey, but the games are still enjoyable. Hockey games, however, are packed and enthusiastic, and full of cheering! Everyone on campus should experience a varsity hockey game. Meanwhile, intramural and club sports are incredibly popular on campus, with broomball being the most popular.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Honestly, alchohol is the "drug" of choice on campus. That is not to say that marijuana and study drugs are not available. However, the drug scene is minor compared to the drinking presence. Ultimately it is a student's own responsibility to make wise choices, as police enforce the laws each night, catching underage drinkers every day.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Miami continually updates its buildings and facilities. We have incredible resources at our fingertips! The social scene and campus life is vibrant and the school is visited by top employers, visiting lecturers, and entertainment throughout the year, giving students great opportunities.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life is vibrant! The athletic center was recently renovated and the new student center is opening this semester. Libraries are maintained and clean, and the campus is full of quads and places for kids to relax, study, and enjoy the beautiful weather. Students also appreciate the rich campus traditions and legends and the social atmosphere is always chock full of things to do!

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Oxford is a very small town. Students run the town, working at local establishments, and admittedly make up the majority of the patrons. It can become a tad monotonous after some time, as there isn't much variation with restaurants and bars, but the students keep the town bustling on the weekends and with student organizations, there is always something going on.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: At Miami, there is always something going on! Parties are plentiful and there are several bars/clubs uptown that are open to minors. Buses run throughout the night, but most students walk to parties and events.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Oxford weather is incredible. We have hot summers and cold winters and the year tends to be very mild. The campus truly experiences all the seasons and is gorgeous year-round!

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is difficult. Spots are never to be found and the parking police enforce the rules like crazy! I highly recommend leaving your car at home! Campus is so walkable that a car is truly not needed, and can usually become a burden.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Plenty of labs are available! Each library has computers open, Macs and PCs for student-use, equipped with all the necessary software and programs for students to utilize. Tech support is wonderful! Ultimately, what disappoints me is the lack of computer use in classrooms. High schools continue to emphasize computer use in classrooms, prepping students for college, where technology is everywhere, yet I haven't had but one course during my time here where professors allowed laptop use in the classroom. Professors claim that laptops are distracting and too many students simply go on Facebook, but ultimately, I see college students as adults. We must be allowed to make our own decisions, and laptops should be allowed and encouraged for note-taking.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Miami. Admittedly, it wasn't my first choice, but now, as a student, I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. The campus is gorgeous, the students are friendly, enthusiastic, and driven, and the opportunities are endless. I see our university going great places and we continue to improve our reputation with a great network of alumni, excellent graduating classes, and incredible learning experiences during your undergraduate years.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not Greek. Therefore, I do not believe I can adequately describe the Greek system. From an outsider's perspective, I would say that Miami's Greek system is loud and proud. However, it is a large misconception that one must be a part of the Greek community to fit in on campus. Only 33% of campus is Greek and only 25% are involved in social Greek organizations, the others involved in pre-professional Greek programs, service-based Greek programs, or special interest Greek programs. I have friends involved in each and I have friends involved in none. It is a personal choice and I highly approve of Miami's unconventional rush. Greek Rush is only second semester, meaning you have an entire semester to contemplate whether going Greek is the choice for you.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Admittedly, Miami University isn't the most racially diverse school. However, the university is attempting to rectify this and I would admit that the campus economic diversity is great. I have friends who paid out of pocket for their education and friends on scholarships. I know some in the work-study program, and others who never need to work for their spending money. Is the campus diverse? Yes. Is it as diverse as I would like? Not yet.

3 College Freshman

Technology: I see a need for a personal computer and printer because I use mine all the time. For me, it would be annoying to have to walk around campus trying to find a computer or printer.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have not gotten to start my communications major yet since I have not started my second semester of classes, however I am extremely excited to begin because it sounds like a great program with countless opportunities.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academics are a huge reason I chose Miami. The professors are great as well as the classes. There is so much to choose from. There is a learning center that is great to take advantage of, as well as amazing tutors and a great library. I also love that the dorms have study rooms because that is where I do most of my homework and studying.

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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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