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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The OEEEO has not been very helpful for me, personally. I was being sexually harassed by my boss and reached out to the OEEEO for guidance. They ignored my emails. The second time I reached out, they would take weeks to get back to me, and weeks between every interaction. When I finally got access to them, things went smoothy. But they could have prevented so much of the sexual harassment, had they actually responded to me the first time. I am incredibly disappointed in them for failing to ever respond to me at all the first time I reached out.

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I havn't had a good time at Miami. But this is because I live off campus. Other people seem to like it, but there's a lot of drinking and not really much else to do.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is relatively prestigious. It depends a lot on the program, also. Russian students and students of the Business school seem to do great. I don't feel like a Botany degree at Miami would get me far. This school is horrible for grad students of biology and microbiology.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports center has all high-quality equipment, classes, and pools, but there are no saunas. More importantly, it gets incredibly crowded.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: In general, people are nice, but not friendly. If you are not preppy, it will be hard to make actual friendships, instead of acquaintances. I am quite lonely at Miami, as an LBGT girl who really cares more about studying and animals, than about partying. It is also absolute hell if you do not live in the dorms freshman year. I believe this caused most of my problems at Miami-- this school isn't the best for people who are shy, because it is so easy to feel like an outsider. We also have a surprisingly conservative, anti-feminist attitude perpetuated on campus by students, including vandalism (writing slurs) on art intended to promote diversity.

In terms of academia-- the professors can be amazing. The Russian program is one of the best in the country. The Botany and Horticulture in this school, in contrast, are bad. Hardly any courses, hardly any equipment, and zero research opportunities in Horticulture. Some research opportunities in Botany. In terms of bio-science, this school is increasingly a premed school, not one for Zoology, Microbiology, Biology proper, and other fields. Note that Miami has no med school.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's average. They don't really care that much to help you.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: For the most part professors care. In the science field they care less and tenured or professors who do research will not be helpful at all.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Miami is very helpful in helping you get a job and it is a pretty good school.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Our dorm room is very small - the smallest in the building with no walking room. There is absolutely no sense of community and nobody wants to be friends unless you will party together.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The girls and guys think that they are so much better than anyone who is not in Greek life. Hazing is very much alive and well.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The recreational center is really nice with a lot of fitness classes and weights. Our football team is not good at all, but our hockey games are fun to go to.

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely hate this school. It is a bunch of snobby white people who hate diversity and get drunk and hook up on a regular basis. I know that this occurs in every school, but according to friends at other schools (and friends who transfer from Miami) it is worse here then where they are. Unfortunately, I am going to school for free here so it is not possible for me to transfer. I hate it so much that I cry myself to sleep almost every night.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe at all times on campus and never have to worry about much

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are very nice and understanding no matter the class size

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A degree from Miami actually means something and employers care about it

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I enjoy my dorm its well placed on campus and everyone is friendly.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is an important part of school and gives students plenty of opportunities to be a bigger part of the school community.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I participate in club sports and love it because it allows me to still compete

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school more than anything and always brag about it

4 College Junior

Athletics: Miami Hockey is the predominant sport on campus, and RedHawks love going to the games.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Miami University has everything you'd want in a college besides not being next to a beach.

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5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want to party on almost any given night of the week, you can party. If you can't find a party the bars are open every night, and every night of the week a different drink special or something to entice you to come out on a Wednesday night when you have a class at 8:30 the next morning.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties first semester are always great, huge and open because the frats don't rush until second semester, and they need to make the freshman want to join their frat. Once second semester comes around, it gets a little bit harder to find parties if you're a boy, but for the most part its never that hard to find a party on the weekend if you know the right people.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Once you get past your core classes and get up to the 300 and 400 level classes, classes get very small and there's a lot of choices for picking specific things you're actually interested in. Unless you're on a specific tract like Pre-Med, where you're going to be taking the same classes no matter what, you have a lot of choices to make once scheduling comes around.

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Sometimes it seems like everyone here is a stuck-up white rich kid. We have a lot of very rich Chinese students, but for the most part they don't speak english and they seem very cut off from the school, all in their own communities.

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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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