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Reviews 2759 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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2 College Junior

Diversity: If you are a different race other than white it's because you are an athlete or are an exchange student

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus police are a presence, and are pretty lenient as long as one isn't belligerent. A lot of personal decisions will contribute to being in dangerous situations.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drinking is way more popular. Drug use tends to be mostly weed if anything.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The girls and the guys at a reputation of being very preppy at Miami. Most come from an economically strong background and some show it more then others. We have the nickname of "J-Crew U" which I think accurately portrays most people's attire. We also have a reputation of having the most attractive girls and guys on campus which I have to say is 100% true

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many options for juniors and seniors for off campus housing. My favorite aspect of it is the tradition of naming the houses. Every student can live in a house with a name or it doesn't have one they can name it themselves. Some of the named house have been around for many generations which I think is pretty cool. Nothing is super far away from campus either

4 College Junior

Majors: With my major I have had very little problems. It was easy to get in which was very nice. They also plan out your four years so you have an idea of what classes you should take when.( I'm Early Childhood Education by the way) The only aspect about my major that I don't like is that I can't have a minor because I have too many required courses for my major, which I was kind of sad about because I wanted to explore outside education but in the end it's not a big deal because I absolutely love my major!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The food at Miami is amazing! They have a number of dining halls to choose from with a wide selection of food. My personal favorite dining hall is Bell Tower because they have the most options. My favorite food is the stir fry--you pick your own veggies, what meat you want, what sauce, and they cook it in front of you. SO good!

3 College Junior

Weather: The weather at Miami is super bipolar--especially in the fall and spring. It can be 70 one day and 40 the next. became a frequently visited site for me because I never knew what to expect. But it shouldn't take away from the overall Miami experience.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: The Greek life at Miami is AMAZING. I mean maybe I'm bias because I'm in one but it seriously made my college experience ten times better. I would encourage anyone and everyone to go Greek if they can. That being said Greek life at Miami is popular but not overwhelming. If you choose not to there are a number of student organizations that you can join so you can feel like you're a part of something!

4 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation has definitely improved over the last couple of years. The buses are arriving on time and they take you everywhere on and off campus. It's pretty easy to find a drop off place wherever you are

3 College Junior

Administration: They aren't incredibly strict when it comes to academics (or at least that's what I've seen in my experience. But it they are very strict when it comes to the social scene. Though it happens often the school has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to underage drinking both on and off campus. So if you are under 21 I would be very very careful about drinking because it's easier then you think to get caught. Miami is a major party school and that's why they have become increasingly more strict

4 College Junior

Academics: Academics are fairly good at Miami. However how much coursework you have is very dependent on your major. For example, I'm Early Childhood Education and I have a lot of work to do and it takes a lot of time, but it's definitely not as strenuous as what a Engineering student might have. The Gen Ed classes are typically not terrible--my suggestion would be to ask around about the class before signing up for it because some that seem easy are not and vice versa.

1 College Junior

Parking: The parking is AWFUL! I love Miami but if I could change one thing it would be the parking. They have so many restrictions on where to park and it can get pretty expensive. Especially if you are at a meter for like 30 seconds extra because the parking patrol has no sympathy when it comes to that and they can hit you with a pretty expensive ticket. My suggestion is walk when you can and only drive if it's absolutely necessary--or take the Miami Metro!

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants uptown are AMAZING! One thing I enjoy is that not many are chain so you are kind of forced to try something new! My suggestion would be to try Fiesta Charro--the best Mexican food I have ever eaten along with some super delicious Margaritas.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: The nightlife at Miami is SO much fun! They have a number of bars to choose from and there are always parties going on at the off-campus housing so you will never be bored! But if going out is not your thing it's compeltly fine--Miami offers an After Dark movie program where they show movies that haven't even come out on DVD yet on certain weekend nights. And in every dorm there is a basement lounge complete with a TV, pool table, foozball, DVD player, kitchen,etc. But in my opinion you should definitely go out--even if you don't drink just do it. You'll be happy you did!

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Service has really great and sweet people working there. However, though it hasn't happened to me personally friends of mine have been misdiagnosed at the Health Center which takes away it's credibility a bit. But it's in a convenient location and they're just doing the best they can.
As far as safety, i feel incredibly safe on this campus. It's gotten to the point where I feel comfortable to walk by myself at night. They do also have a nighttime bus service that runs till 3 in the morning in case you might not feel safe. I have never felt unsafe on Miami's campus

2 College Junior

Diversity: I know that Miami is currently trying to it's best to diversify the campus it doesn't really show. Most of the students you see walking around on campus are white. People usually tend to hang out with people of the same race. That being said the lack of diversity definetly does not take away the overall experience of enjoying Miami

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice for the most part. The buildings are very old and it shows. The bathrooms can be absolutely disgusting. But what makes up for these problems is the great social scene in the dorms--it's very easy to make friends there

4 College Junior

Technology: The computers work pretty well and they have both macs and pc's to choose from. Around finals time they can get pretty crowded but most everyone has a laptop so it's not a big deal

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The majority of the campus drinks alcohol but there are always activities going on on the weekends for those who do not wish to take part. The Miami Police will only write you up if you are being dumb about your decisions on campus. Then you have to pay $500 in fines, so don't get caught.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: On the weekends(this includes thursday of course) multiple fraternities hold parties that are sometimes themed and then people disperse and head to uptown to the bars. There are many bars that range from a club scene to a casual conversation setting. Also there are food places open in case you get the munchies. Every weekend tends to be a weekend to remember

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the housing options are very nice but tend to be quite expensive depending on how many people you are living with and the location. Also students sign for houses almost two years in advance and makes it very stressful.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Miami Univeristy's campus is beautiful! There are many places where people go outside when it is nice to relax or study or play games. There is a new student center being built and seems like it is going to be amazing. The athletic center is very nice and very clean with activites that happen throughout the year. Goggin Ice Center is the hockey rink where games are held which are a blast.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: So far I have had a good experience dealing with my major and the courses to take. There is an acedemic advisor designated to five or six students and mine really was able to help me figure out which classes would help me with my major and that sounded interesting to me. I have also talked to some professors about possible internship and job opportunities so they make it easy to get information if you are looking for it.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are very into their courses and can not really take into accout the workload in your other classes so it is really up to you how you manage it. Registering for classes is the worst as a freshman because you have almost no options because upperclassmen have first choice, so it gets better every year. Also you are able to contact a professor and try to force add yourself into a specific class. King Library will be your home during exams and is an awesome place to study.


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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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