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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: New buildings are being built all the time

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Miami is pretty safe. but i never walk alone just to be sure. theres a group of women who driver students home if theyre too drunk or alone.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Miami has a stereotype for being full of preppy white people. Its not a stereotype its true.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: most of the places are local. there are not that many chain places

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: minors can get access to alcohol but theres not really anything the school can do. drugs are rarely ever seen

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: A new student center is being built with better dining halls.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Everything is nice. career services is very helpful.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: one of the only big problems at miami. You could be the only person of color in a lecture hall

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Just dont do anything you shouldnt, or dont get caught. you can have visitors as long as your roomate is fine with it

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It depends on who you hang out with but theres definitely something for everyone

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Its a small town. Its pretty much the colleges and thats it. but its beautiful and we have fun

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: isnt all dorm food pretty average? the dining halls have bad hours

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: greek life is also predominantly white or panhellenic. Those fraternities live in nice houses. Sororities have to live in dorms.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: everyone wants to see you succeed. The only problem i have is the lack of diversity, but theyre trying.

3 College Freshman

Majors: Internships are pretty easy to come by at Miami, but that doesn't mean slacking off is a good idea. You'll need to stay ahead of the pack if you really want one.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: If you like sports at Miami, our basketball and football programs have a combined 3-18 record this year so far. Contrastingly, our hockey program is perennially nationally ranked. Hockey games at Miami are fun to attend, even if you aren't a fan of the sport.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students are very well-dressed, all the time. Most are pretty. Guys wear Sperry's and L.L. Bean Boots, Polo, Brooks Brothers, Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide, and Patagonia. Girls wear Sperrys, Bean Boots, Uggs, Hunter rain boots, Vineyard Vines, and Patagonia.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Police won't bother you if you aren't begging to get busted for something.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Racially, most students are white. Socioeconomically, most are upper-middle to upper class. Most students tend to have similar conservative political views. That being said, don't feel intimidated if you're not. There truly is a group for everyone, and many people have more than one group.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Most students are big into social life, like to focus on their appearance and friends, but academics are absolutely huge to them as well. Lots of places to study and lots of available amenities during finals week, such as 24/7 open libraries, stress puppies, and many tutoring programs. "Work hard, play hard" should be Miami's new motto. All students are expected to graduate with good GPAs, a degree, and a job-in-waiting.

1 College Freshman

Parking: In my time at Miami, "parking" has become my least favorite word in the dictionary. Seriously, it sucks.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Always something to do every night of the week thanks to the many bars uptown. Most weeks there's at least one fraternity party every weekend night, and if there's not, there are plenty of places to pregame. Most nights culminate with heading to the bars, the most popular of which are Brick Street (Brick), The Woods (New Bar), CJ's, and Pachinko's. The bars are known for their specialty drinks (trashcans) and solid drink specials.

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you like to drink, you can find alcohol. If you don't like to drink, you can stay away from it. It's as easy as that.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Uptown provides a lot of nice dining options. You have your chains like Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway, Quiznos, Chipotle, Skyline, and Orange Leaf, but there are a lot of Oxford-only favorites such as Bagel and Deli, Bar 45 East, Fiesta Charra, and the Smokin' Ox. There's no "fast food" right in town, but there is a McDonald's accessible by bus if you're really craving it.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I may be biased because I got (literally) the smallest dorm on campus, but dorm life kind of sucks and is average at best. The dorms are generally pretty old, but with that you get to look at the beautiful old buildings.

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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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