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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Miami is strict about what matters. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, as it should be. Professors seriously examine essays and work and many papers will be submitted through the TurnItIn system, to check for plagiarism. Underage drinking is also a large problem at Miami and the police tend to make this their biggest focus.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Miami is luckily in the middle of nowhere. Oxford is a small town, with little to no crime. Obviously, common sense matters. Don't walk alone very late at night. Keep things locked and secure, but crime is a rarity. The biggest issues on campus tend to be drinking underage and the use of fake ID's, something typical on a college campus. My only complaint is the lack of a campus blue-light system. Every university I toured had a system, yet Miami doesn't seem to see the need for them, although they say a possible system is in the works.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I was very blessed my freshman year. I lived in Tappan Hall, one of the Honors dorms on campus. Admittedly, some Miami students complain about their dorms, but after visiting friends at other colleges, I am very thankful for my dorm. And as a tour guide, I'd advise prospective students to take a tour, as we exhibit a sample residence hall room, the smallest possible size on campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of off-campus housing. The housing varies on rate and quality. There is off-campus housing for everyone and every budget at Miami University. The off-campus housing is still close to the University, as well as grocery stores and livelihood.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking on campus is hit or miss. Sometimes you can get a good spot, but always allow at least 25 minutes before class starts to circle the area to find a spot. Parking gets worse when there are Freshman tours going on. The freshman and parents always take up the spots and there are rarely any left for students. Parking is a quarter per hour, which is not too bad. Tickets usually start out at $10, which isn't outrageous either.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Miami University has a work hard play hard environment. There is a lot of drinking during the weekend and some weekdays especially Tuesday and Thursday night. If people are doing drugs, it's mostly just smoking, and it is not noticeable.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Miami girls are HOT. And there is someone for everyone. You'll find many types of girls at Miami that come from many different places. The greatest part about all Miami students, guys and girls, is that they know how to balance work with social life. They spend just as much time in the library as they do uptown.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is a wide variety of night life. There are house parties thrown by athletes or frats and sororities. There are many bars to go to uptown. There are regular buses to transport to the bars from off campus apartments.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Within the athletic programs all athletes support each other's success and come out to cheer each other on. As well as athletes, many students come out to the games and events to show school support.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The apartments off campus are in great conditions with many benefits such as; tanning, pools, sand volleyball, a gym.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The dining options are great. we have a grill with a lot of options like mozzarella sticks and grilled cheese to pasta to a burrito section to normal at home style food. We have dining venues that you can go in quick and grab a snack like pudding or yogurt or bean salad or buffets that you can load up on as much food as you want!

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Psychology department was alright but I felt that the only options for experience was research and I would have liked to do more applied experience. But the health education department is great with a lot of different experience options to choose from and teachers telling you when a new options arises.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: It's nice because you may have been friends with people who joined the Greek like at the end of freshman year but because you were already friends with them throughout freshman year, you don't lose that friendship. It may be distant, but when at parties or anywhere on campus, I still talked with my friends who joined the Greek life.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: A great school that feels like a community working together. Classmates helping each other and teachers guiding us along, providing resources for grad schools and future jobs.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: That our fraternities and sororities are the first and the fact that we have a beautiful Georgian campus. Also, our education is so top-notch that we are like the Ivy League school in Ohio (even though we're not an Ivy League). We are ranked number three in the country, so we're higher than Harvard and Yale.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's a typical college town. You have boutiques, a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and clubs so there are places to go and you are never bored. Also, Cincinnati is only 30 minutes away from Oxford so you can go to a Bengals and Reds game if you please. Plus Dayton is only an hour away so you can go to the Air Force museum or any other museums and even the theater if you'd like to.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police are there 24/7. So if you're walking back to your resident hall late at night and you feel unsafe, the campus police would be more than welcome to take you home.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The campus is not extremely large so most students walk and almost everything is within walking distance

4 College Sophomore

Majors: if i had to pick a new program i would still stay with the one i am in

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I enjoy being in sociology at Miami University. It is a great program and a lot of the professors are really detailed and informative.

1 College Student

Administration: Miami is fairly strict about their rules. Also, since it is in a small town, we have both city cops and campus cops, and there are tons of them. Underage drinking is really hard to do, especially if you live in the dorms. If you get caught, there are really heavy fines, and twice could mean getting kicked out of the University. Despite all this, people do it all the time and don't get caught. So just don't be an idiot, and you should be fine!

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: The People Here – Miami students are known for who they are, a very East coast group. Guys in Sperry's, and girls in tights. However we have lots of different types of people here, you just have to know where to find them. And the girls have often been rated as some of the best-looking in the country, just another plus.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Miami has some of the best dining halls I've seen. We have really good food, and actual restaurants within some of them. They are student run, and go through Miami, but most of them have actual chefs cooking in them. I would say that something to look at, in order to save money, is to go to the buffets. You pay a flat rate, and can eat as much as you want. All the dining halls have internet access, so treat them like a place to do work and grab a snack, as well. One last thing, do not overload your meal plan if you do not need to. It is nonrefundable at the end of the year, so you either use it or lose it.

2 College Student

Scholarships: Do your research. Don't just take everything that they give you. Know the difference between Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans. And most of all, don't be afraid to look for outside scholarships! The earlier you start applying for them in high school, the better. Miami wants you to go solely through them, but you don't have to.

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3 College Student

Majors: I am in the English Department here at Miami. We have a lot of really passionate professors, and they know their stuff! Miami tends to use a lot of Grad students working of their Master's for entry level English courses, but this makes it easier for students, I think. Those Professors are closer in age to students, and having just got out of undergrad themselves, they know what it's like to be in college. That being said, the English Department usually consists of a lot of hard work, most of it reading. The professors here are hard graders, but only because they expect a lot from you. In regards to jobs after college, we have some very capable advisors that send you emails all the time about opportunities. And not just with typical means of employment: they really do look for everything, so an English major doesn't tie you down!

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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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