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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Miami is huge on Greek life. Much of the students are involved in some type of Greek life. It definitely contributes to social status and separation, but also helps enjoy the school a bit more and be more involved in activities. It also provides for a wicked nightlife.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol is definitely a common social activity at Miami. While you are frequently confronted with it, I have never been pressured to partake in drinking or maybe people just accept when you say no. It all depends on what you want to do. If you want it, there's plenty of it to go around. If not, that's cool too! Other drugs are just a prevalent as they are everywhere else these days. Occurrence and exposure is no more common than average.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Freshman naturally get the worst parking, so I'm somewhat biased. However, the price for a parking permit was a bit extravagant for only having two options to park in that are pretty darn far away. Overnight parking rules cause troubles when it comes to my out of town job that I frequently leave/return at late night/early morning hours. Very inconvenient in my circumstances. Also, very busy on the weekends!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The residence halls are lovely--close to academic quad and well-take care of. Miami routinely updates all of their dorms, so most are either recently remodeled or soon going to be. The rooms are nicely sized, especially in the honors dorm. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus; after that, you can choose to live in the residence halls or move to a house or an apartment.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: All of the libraries offer both macs and PCs. The only problem I see is that you won't find computers in every building on campus (for study use), but I would say about half of the buildings have this luxury.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Oxford is such a small town, off-campus housing is basically on-campus.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's cafeteria food...I personally don't eat the meat on campus because rarely do I eat a well-cooked piece of meat. When I ate meat on campus, I usually had an undercooked or overcooked piece of chicken, fish, or beef. The options around campus are pretty much the same, maybe the dining area looks a little different. Rarely do you find that one dining hall has better food than the other - it's all the same.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are plenty of options available for the students who don't choose to drink. The university plans concerts and movie nights, plus lots of other fun activities, like scavenger hunts, life-size game night, etc. While there are definitely parties, you can choose whether or not you'd care to go that route.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food isn't completely awful, but it is very repetitive. Some places have a lot of variety, while others have very little. You get sick of it after a while.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is huge on campus. Majority of students are part of it, and there are lots of parties, etc. every week.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus, but I have friends who do, and it's a nightmare. Freshman get yellow tags, and there are only 2 parking lots for that, both a long walk away. Parking can even be frustrating for red tags (Can park anywhere) because of how many cars there are.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Pretty much everyone at Miami looks the same. Everyone is good looking and well dressed. People can seem kind of standoff-ish.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Miami has a lot of resources available to students and a very nice campus overall.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The campus is pretty laid back. As long as you work hard and are respectful to others around you its not too bad.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Ohio has a variety of weather that you can experience at any given time. I've seen temperatures during winter months vary from the 60's to below zero.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are wonderful here, and most are really passionate about what they teach and are willing to do whatever they can to help you. They really care about your success. The workload can be challenging, but if you make a good schedule for yourself, it is all do-able. Popular study areas include King Library and Kofenya (a coffee shop) uptown.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is like typical Ohio weather... it's very moody (if you've ever lived here, you'd know what I mean). It can be 60 one day, and 10 the next. It is often cold and windy in the winter, and it rains a lot. But we generally have great weather in the spring and fall. Really, we get a little bit of everything, but if you come prepared with rain boots, umbrellas and coats, you should be fine. You get used to it after a few weeks.

1 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers are very slow and they charge to print.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing is old and only some frats are allowed houses.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is far from class and security will ticket you right away.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical midwest weather. Nothing crazy or out of the ordinary. I enjoy watching the seasons go by. Pretty snow in the winter, BEAUTIFUL trees in the fall, and nice hot weather in august and may.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of groups of people will sneak off to smoke weed together but they'll never bother/interact with you if you don't want them too. Also, drugs are BIG in the greek life. You will see it MUCH more if you're greek or go to their parties. If not, you won't see it much.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: I've never had any run-ins with the cops so i don't know about that but the RA and administrators are lenient when it comes to breaking rules.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorm rooms are great and the cheapest way to go. Everything is cleaned for you and laundry is easy to do. There are few dorms with elevators or private bathrooms. The housing process for dorms is usually easy too.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: To declare this major you have to go through an orientation date. Other than that it is very easy.

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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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