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3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am an anthropology and classical humanities double major. As such, there are not a lot of opportunities offered for RELEVANT internships. I am planning to do my first archaeological field school this summer, but unfortunately we (as students) must fund these field schools on our own, because many of them do not offer course credit. I have no idea how I am going to pay for this, because I could not apply for student loans. This is a real struggle for most liberal arts/humanities majors at Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are usually associated with a Frat/Sorority. Lot's of drama between greeks for signing leases for certain houses.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never actually felt unsafe any time that I was walking around campus. It is also nice that our room doors and residence hall doors automatically lock when you close them. Also, you use your i.d. card to swipe into your residence hall, and only individuals who actually live in the dorm are granted access.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food quality and variety is actually pretty good. If you get tired of the standard dining hall food, there are also several on-campus restaurant locations with more options to choose from.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Oxford has pretty decent off-campus housing, although it can be very difficult to find unless you start looking early. For example, at the end of freshman year, my roommate had already started looking for a house off-campus for junior year. Prices also tend to be on the expensive side.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you live on campus determines how great it is. Living on Western campus is awful and the walk to classes takes forever, however if you get the luxury of living on Central Quad you're close to classes and all the dining areas.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Miami's campus. We get crime alerts on a somewhat regular basis, but they're typically for small crimes. The Oxford and Miami Police are very helpful and can be contacted at any time. There are also emergency phones on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Miami University isn't very strict. The school is strict about academic integrity, but regarding underage drinking and parties they aren't that strict. The repercussions, however, are great. After 3 times of getting caught you're likely to get suspended from school. As long as you're smart and discreet you shouldn't get caught.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Getting in is easy, it's staying in that's tough. But great professors make class and learning a lot easier. The workload can be overwhelming at first and studying is important but with so many libraries, tutors, and study rooms it gets easier to stay on track.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Both varsity team and club sport support is lacking at Miami, however the hockey team pride is overwhelming. Everyone attends hockey games during the winter, they are definitely a must for students!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The Miami Metro is very convenient for getting across campus, mainly to get to uptown on weekend (or Thursday. Or Tuesday) nights. I don't know of many people who use the buses to get to class, but I suppose you could,

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: As an independent, I can only give the outsider's perspective. People I know in Greek all love it but do admit that it is a ton of work, sometimes more than school work. It can be very hard socially if you don't rush because you will basically lose a bunch of friends because they don't have time for you anymore with their Greek events.
Not for everybody, but considering our campus is one-quarter Greek, it definitely is for a lot of people.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus buildings are all beautiful (at least on the outside) and well-maintained. My only complaint has to be the rec center, which is way too small for a school this size. I haven't heard of any plans to expand it, which is absurd considering the wait time for a cardio machine can be up to 30 mins and the weight room is almost always full so you have to wait around a lot.

2 College Freshman

Technology: It's always easy to find a computer lab or printer when you need one, but the internet here is truly unbearable. The free wifi at McDonald's is faster than that in my dorm, which usually clocks in around 100kb/s in speed tests. The computer labs may be top of the line, but the internet is no better than dial-up.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life is pretty big at Miami University and they also throw some great parties that anyone can come to.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat at with some great discounts.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: the bus routes here are pretty reliable, and there is always a bus stop nearby wherever you are. However, the bus company is changing, so I don't really know what kind of changes will be taking place.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife uptown is more for those students who are 21 and over. But nightlife on campus, especially on the weekends is a lot of fun for pretty much everyone. There is always some kind of house party going on if you know the right people, and even if there isn't a party generally campus itself has some kind of event going on.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: This campus is known for their good looking women, and they do not dissapoint

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Miami is very supportive of almost every single athletic team. As a huge hockey fan, my favorite time of year has to be hockey season!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have not been to the health center but from what I have heard, they are not always helpful when you're sick. The most they can do is give you a printout of when you visited and why to help excuse you from class. However, in terms of safety I believe that our police make themselves known.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Some of the off-campus dining options are a little expensive but in general, most places are pretty affordable and easy to get to. There are also quite a few fantastic late night options.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Weather is pretty crazy around here, it can go from being 70 degrees and sunny one day to 35 and snowing the next. But you cant really help the weather wherever you go. When it's nice outside everyone is out in the lawns hanging out or next to the fountain.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Miami is a very social campus. There is always something going on with one of the various clubs on campus, and it seems like when one of the clubs isn't holding an event campus itself is.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety here is pretty important. We are consistently emailed crime alert updates. Campus also provides services like night time door to door if you don't feel safe walking across campus alone late at night.

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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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