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4 College Junior

Technology: Miami has more than one library on campus that houses multiple computer labs. King Library has computers and also a wonderful lab on the first floor where you can go and ask for help. Miami also has an amazing campus wide IT service. I have gone there multiple times with questions about my laptop or projects that I need to get done that require certain programs or software. The service has never given me a problem except for days when they are working on the wireless which is very very rare. I would definitely recommend bringing your own laptop those. With campus-wide WiFi, its just easier to have your own computer that you can work on where ever you go.

4 College Junior

Academics: As a journalism major at Miami, you must take classes that range from topics such as the history of journalism, to comparative media studies, braodcasting, and international reporting. I have learned so so much and the professors in this department are experienced and bring what they've learned out in the real world to their curriculum. A unique aspect of this major is that double majoring is mandatory. This has made me into a more well-rounded individual and student. The work load can get heavy at times because many of the classes are project and deadline based but in the long run, it makes you and your work stronger.

4 College Junior

Academics: Miami University offers an impressive spectrum of classes that are available for everyone, regardless of major. I am a junior and never once have I had a professor who did not have enough time to help me with whatever I needed. The teachers and students here are hungry for knowledge and it shows in most of the classes that I have taken. Class size is really good too, except for the Miami Plan lectures that a lot of people take. These lectures usually accommodate 150-200 people, but most of my more advanced and specialized classes have 15-30 people in them.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There are tons of majors and minors here at Miami. The book of them is at least 500 pages long.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have yet to come across any real hardcore drugs. I've only smelled the occasional marijuana scent.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Miami has a great academic program and great classes to offer. However, the Miami Plan is a bit tedious and annoying at times.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I was born and raised in the city of Chicago, so it was pretty boring to me at first. But you definitely find things to do. i love it here at Miami.

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1 College Sophomore

Diversity: I see the same groups of black people every day. There are a lot of asians, but mainly whites.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: the rooms are small and the dont really come with much you have to pa for air conditioning and for a refrigerator no microwaves

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are many varieties of food here but it does get expensive and then the food is great and delicious and there is a bagel place sushi, indian, asian, pizza everything you can imagine

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are excellent because they all offer a variety of different meal options. They all have different menus every day so you can always try sometime new when you go to one. They also take into account the people that have allergies to certain foods and have the options for you. Probably the best place to eat on campus would be Harris dining hall because they have different stations each with there own menu each day. It is also fairly central on campus so it is convenient to almost everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The rec center is a great place for going for a run or for any type of workout. The student center is a great place because the food in the food court is fairly good even though most people think it wouldn't be since it is just a food court. My personal favorite library is Amos Music Library because it is small and quiet, and being a music major I spend a lot of time there. It is always a nice place to study for a test.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is always something to do on campus whether it is a sporting event or a social event sponsored by a student organization. All of the academic programs are excellent and the professors are usually very interested in the students success and try to make their classes interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Most people have their own computer and it usually helps them along with being able to use the computer labs on campus. The computers in the main library are almost always available, but it may be harder to find one during finals week; however, there are multiple libraries with computers. The WiFi here is pretty reliable most of the time. Some spots on campus don't get as great of a signal as others, but overall it is very accessible.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: From my experience, Miami is not great with scholarships. I received very few scholarships from Miami and have not got a ton of information on how to continue them or to get more. Financial Aid is a headache.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful with all of its matching red brick but, some of the brick is old and outdated.
However, there are a lot of great new buildings and a TON of new and currently being built buildings. The new residence halls are designed with the student in mind, the Rec made for college students. The swimming pools are amazing and huge.

The new Armstrong Student Center is expected to be magnificent.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is horrible for freshman and sophomores who live on campus as well as for juniors and seniors who live off campus. During the week those people cannot park anywhere near any classroom buildings or dorms. Even those who can park have a hard time finding a spot. Parking is something Miami is known to be notoriously bad at.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Miami really has a way of reaching out to students. You can really develop one on one relationships with your professors and that is one reason I really like the school.

However, there are a lot of Miami Plan, "foundational" courses you have to take to graduate.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a Psychology major and have been happy with my program so far. These classes are always my favorite and the most interesting to me. If I could do it all over again, I think I would. I might have double majored in Spanish or maybe gone a different route with Engineering but I don't regret sticking with Psychology. I'm worried about getting a job, but who isn't. I'm sure I'll find one and have been worried about it enough recently that I won't wait for something to come to me. The career services at Miami are great so I plan on utilizing those in the next year or so.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Miami has an athletic student body in general and sports are a big part of the campus community. Although major sports like football and basketball aren't always the best teams at school, the hockey team is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country every season. Games for all sports, however, are always entertaining and free for students. It's a really good school for sports fans.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone loves off-campus housing as there are plenty of opportunities from apartments to houses to rent. Oxford is know for students living in houses with funny names.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you want you could go out every night of the week. The bars here all 18 and up and each one has there own special every week night. For example: Mondays, karaoke night. Tuedays, 90s night. Wednesday, humpday hoedown. Thursday, ladies night. Frat parties are also huge and theres usually a few every weekend. Theres always something to do.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: We are number one for public school study abroad programs! Another HUGE thing for me is we are third in the nation (the past two years!) for undergraduate teachers. The professors are really amazing here and the class sizes are great. Greek life reigns which depending on your perspective can be a pro or con.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful and very well kept! There's sometimes some obnoxious construction since they seem to keep updating and building things for our ever growing student body, but it's worth the new spaces they have planned. The rec is a great, large gym and students are there more than you know. The ice center is beautiful and so are all the fields since intramurals and any ice related sport are big on campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The police are pretty strict, and the school is getting stricter on discipline issues. The RAs generally won't write you up unless your being disruptive, in which case, they have to do their job.

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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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