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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.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a couple restaurants availible for people go to for special occasions like birthdays or family weekend. A lot of the other options include Jimmy Johns, Chipotle, Pita Pit, etc. and these are more convient and a lot of times they have student discounts.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: There are four seasons which I love. Yea there is snow in the winter but the walks to classes and everything is really not that bad. If you get to know and understand the buses then it is really easy to get to class without trudging in the snow. The campus looks beautiful during the winter...and the fall...and the spring...and the summer.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received enough for me to afford it. I am in state so it was less expensive than the out of state tuition to begin with.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are undoubtedly present, but if you don't have any interest in partaking, there isn't much peer pressure to do so. However, seriously everyone drinks and that is the predominant "drug" on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Nothing out of the ordinary for a college campus. As far as alcohol goes, as long as you're not open about it you should be fine. Academically, do your work and you'll be okay.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are very into money and looking good here. Not saying they're bad people, but I think they're more focused on parties and looking good rather than school.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I enjoyed eating on campus. There are many different types of food to choose from, and most, if not all of it can be put on your meal card. It can get somewhat expensive, but it's worth it!

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't dominate MU, but it is very present. The Greeks are not any better/worse than anyone else, but sometimes there are negative feelings between the Greeks and the non-Greeks. Mostly, though, people don't really care if you are Greek or not. Students just enjoy going to the frat parties to have fun, but it doesn't make you any cooler to go or not go. Only fraternities are allowed to have houses at Miami, but some of the sororities can house together in certain sections of certain dorms.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: While MU is technically diverse, it's not very. Most of the student body is white, and of the other races, most are Asian. There are very few African/African-Americans at MU. We are tolerant of different religions, however, personally, I feel a bit awkward around many of my peers when they talk about religion and realize that I'm not that strict about my faith. A lot of the students are conservative and some do have serious contentions with those of other political beliefs. MU's is very accepting of all sexual orientations, though, which is great. The economic background isn't that diverse, though. A lot of the students at MU come from upper-middle to upper class families, and even those who are attending on multiple scholarships aren't very poor either. Overall, Miami is pretty accepting, but (of course) there are those select groups of people that are not.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs are hard to reserve because there are so many students compared to the number of available labs/computers, however once using them, they work great. The WiFi is pretty good for the most part, but can get really slow depending on how many people are using it, which gets frustrating, and sometimes you have to re-log in. It's very helpful to have your own computer/laptop at Miami because it makes it easier to do your work on your own time, without worrying about having access to a school computer. Some classes, like English courses, even require computers (the course registry will tell you if you are in one of those classes and the university will help transfer you if needed). Having your own printer is also helpful because you might need to print something before a class and not have time to make it to a building with a printer, and it is extremely helpful is you live off-campus, because the printers take money off of our Mulaa accounts, which may not have much on them if you live off-campus. Yes, it is possible to add more, but some students may not want to do that.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There's so much to do and always something going on uptown. Get ready to have some fun.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It may be challenging getting into courses everyone wants but not everyone needs. Just try again at a later time.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received an automatic scholarship based on my grades and test scores which was nice because I didn't have to fill out any extra applications or forms. These grades/test score based scholarships are automatically given to any in-state or out-of-state student who qualifies. However, I have no experience applying for financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: The Uptown area at Miami is very picturesque. There are a lot of shops/boutiques. There are a fair amount of restaurants to choose from. However there isn't a lot do besides shopping and dining. There is a pottery painting place, but the local movie theater is currently closed.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: I can't speak for long distance transportation, but in terms of on campus transportation there are free university run buses that go all over campus and Uptown. They also run late at night on the weekends until about 3am. However, the buses only stop at designated places at certain 15 or 30 minute intervals which can be inconvenient. So sometimes it can be hard to get to the place you want at the right time without being extremely early or late. The buses are useful when going Uptown, but a lot of times it's just faster to walk wherever you want to go.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: If you are not used to being out in Ohio in the winter, it could take some adjustment. However, the weather is almost always great besides that point. No walk to class should leave you feeling miserable from the heat or cold depending on the season. The bussing system can help you out in drastic situations though.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are computers available at each library on campus, however during crunch times locations may be crowded. Both PC and Mac are available in most of not all of the locations as well. On campus we also have a printing station for personal usage and organizations as well. Speed and reliability are always an important thing too. Most anywhere on campus has good connection (Western campus is the exception to this rule).

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics at this school are very good in MAC Conference. We are especially known for our Hockey Program in which we play a pretty good schedule and have made appearances in the Frozen Four.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Miami's main campus in Oxford, Ohio has many dining options in walking distance, from fast food to Bw3s to smaller more intimated family owed restaurants.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Miami is a very diverse school. Miami has 3 regional campuses which offer education to all economic backgrounds. Miami participates in many international relationships, I see many students from foreign countries attending class at Miami.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Miami puts the scholarship application on line and they have them in the advising offices so they are easy to get to.

3 College Junior

Weather: Weather in Ohio is random, so every trip to class is an adventure. However Miami maintains good snow removal services since they don't cancel class often at least students can get there safely.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports at Miami are very wide and diverse. There is everything from traditional sports like soccer and football to the quiditch teams. There are competitive and recreational sports and a fantastic fitness center. The sports all have a large fan following and the stands are packed at every event.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Miami University. There are a lot of different classes within the english major. The classes are very thorough and the professors are always ready to help and easily available. The workload is large but not filled with busy work. The work is hard but do able as long as you put in the effort.

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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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