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3 College Freshman

Weather: Miami is located in Ohio so it does get cold during the winter month and it snows but not as much as it does in Cleveland. Miami is absolutely beautiful during the warmer months.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Campus life on Miami's campus is absolutely great! Located in Oxford, it is a beautiful campus and there is always something to do. You will never find yourself bored on campus. Miami's business school is absolutely one of the best business schools in Ohio. Lastly, Miami will also never fail your expectations as far as teaching facilities and living facilities go.

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3 College Freshman

Parking: On campus parking is expensive. To park on campus you have to buy a pass and depending on status you can only buy a certain color. The red pass will allow you to park anywhere on campus but are limited to professors and campus workers. The yellow pass only allows you to park on campus during a certain time.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I had a very good first semester in terms of professors and everything miami had to offer academically

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on Miami's campus. Even walking back late on weekends can be a fun time because of how many people go out; you will almost always be in a larger group. As with anywhere, it can be dangerous for girls to be out alone too late, especially if they don't have their wits about them, but there isn't much the university can do about that.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: They have buses that are always running during the day to take you from class to class. They also have a bus running from the main campus to it's sister campus.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is always something for you to do whether it be the bars, clubs, parties, etc. Age doesn't matter because you either aren't ID'd or you just borrow someone elses.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs aren't really a big problem but there is a lot of underage alcohol consumption, especially binge drinking.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Miami has great facilities. Everything is always clean and campus is beautiful. There are SO many clubs and opportunities to get involved on campus. Greek life is huge at Miami, but if you are not a part of it you are not an outcast. Uptown is fabulous, so many cute boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants....great for a night out! There is always something going on campus, whether it's free build your own stuffed animals at the student center or free make your own carmel apples...everyday you walk around you are bound to run into something!

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: One third of Miami is Greek-affiliated. There is plenty to do if you are not Greek, however. There are a few stereotypes about the Greek students, but in all honesty, there is not a sense of "us or them" at Miami, from either side. I am not Greek, but have several friends who are, and it is more of a "to each his/her own" attitude. There are fraternity houses, but not soroity houses. The sophomores in soroities have really nice dorms though!

3 College Junior

Weather: In Southern Ohio, the weather is rather unpredictable, but we do have all 4 seasons here. the winter can get very cold, with temperatures in the teens sometimes. But normally, it is more like in the 20s or 30s in the winter months. Spring and Fall are much more mild, in the 40-80 degree range. Miami is beautiful during all the seasns though, so it;s not too bad. ccasionally, we'll have a really rainy year, but we rarely get a lot of snow.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice at Miami. It depends on which dorm you are in on room size and building amenities, but every dorm has at least one kitchen. We are in the process of building several new dorms as well. The dorms build great community and you make lots of friends there. You are assigned to a dorm based on which living community you select. It is very convienent to get to class from the dorms, either by bus, or no more than a 15 minute walk. Campus housing is great, though more expensive than off campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of diversity in Miami's uptown restaurants. There are Asian, Mexican (3 of them!), Indian, Italian, Pizza, Subs, Wings, Bar food, etc. There is also a range of prices, from student budget to upscale. Everything is delicius and there is a place for everyone!

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics at Miami are very strong. I am an education major, and could not be happier with the program. Miami is rated #3 in the nation for undergraduate teaching, and all of the professors are very passionate about their subjects, and many have actual field experience. They actually truely care about their students as well. Miami is a great place for acdemics!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Miami is very strict about drugs and alcohol. An infraction can cause serious academic and social consequences. But if you do not cause a disturbance you should be fine.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The education program is very structured and particular, and no one is directly admitted. There is an application process and requirements that one must meet in order to be admitted, otherwise one remains a "pre-major" before becoming accepted. I definitely recommend a meeting with Phyllis Mendenhall in room 404 McGuffey. She knows what she is talking about, and she will help you with anything you could possibly need.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Miami University Police are constantly trying to spread the word that they are there for us no matter what. I have never EVER felt unsafe walking around campus at night, or any time of day.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As an RA, I believe that we try our best to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our residents. As for safety, Miami provides a service known as "Door to door" which students can call any time while on campus, and receive a ride back to their dorm, or anywhere on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never heard anything too drastic happen, but I have gotten a few emails, but less than ten in my two years being here. Everyone gets an email when a crime occurs.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of companies and homes or apartments to choose from. I just rented a house for next school year with college property management. They and Oxford rentals are really nice. Many homes and apartments off campus are cheaper than being in a dorm. My home is beautiful. It's newly remodeled, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances, and is way less than my dorm right now. Off campus housing is amazing in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus dining is very convenient and affordable. Many places deliver and there is a large variety of food in Oxford. Most restaurants are fairly affordable with good quality of food. Some of the best places to check out are Mac and Joes and Bagel and Deli.

3 College Freshman

Academics: All of my professors were very good this semester. They cared about each student and wanted us to succeed. I was very surprised by how much my professors knew me personally for such a large school. They were readily available for office hours. The registration process is not fun. Registering for lasses is easy but classes fill up quickly and are hard to get into. Many people have to be force added to Miami Plan classes or classes they have to take for their major.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Miami University is a very safe campus and I have never felt uncomfortable. Every once in a while we get campus alerts of small crimes or people to watch out for. The police have been helpful and nice but sometimes overbearing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As I freshman I haven't experienced many different dorms but they are fair sized, some are smaller than others depending on building and floors. Some dorms have basements with a kitchen, tv room, pool table, ping pong table and more.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Each school has requirements that you have to fulfill and then there is also the miami plan that you must do. Im in the School of Arts and Sciences and i love it, my major is international studies and you have to take a language and study abroad which opens so many opurtunities

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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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