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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The amount of off campus housing is good and the prices are less than dorms. There is really no downside other than they fill up quickly and you have to wait until your junior year to live off campus, except you can live in fraternity houses your sophomore year.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are only a few things to do in Oxford. But it is close enough to Cincinnati to go downtown and there is plenty to do there.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Psychology major. I really enjoy it and the Psychology building is new and very nice. The only problem I have is the language requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Nightlife in most places is for students 21 and over. However, most underage just drink before going uptown and still have plenty of fun. The biggest nightlife is the Greek parties. There are usually 3 huge parties every week and the houses always vary. I think it is amazing compared to my old university, Youngstown State University.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Oxford is a really small town with a small population. To most this may seem disappointing. However, I transferred from Youngstown State University where going out in a city was not fun. When go uptown at Miami mostly every single person you meet is a student.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our varsity sports aren't that great. However, our hockey team is amazing and our school spirit for every varsity sport is through the roof. Intramurals are especially big here. The athletic facilities are top notch and keep improving.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: I personally love the weather. Winters get cold but not until early December through early February. August, September, and May get very warm, but nothing like the south. I personally hate extreme heat, so for myself, the weather is great.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They say they will crack down but dont really do anything.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys are typical "frat boys"
Girls are bitches and extremely snobby

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: I ride the Express and Yellow buses up from Ditmer almost every morning. The transportation really helps me get to where I need to go in a timely fashion without the chance of walking and being late to class. The bus drivers are also great, I know both on a first name basis and we always talk during the bus ride. They are so sweet and caring.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: When you walk onto the Miami Campus you'll automatically notice that there are a lot of preppy girls and boys that go there. First off, noticing the different colored pants, snap back hats, polo hats, sperry top-siders, and uggs on every person you see. Unless its cold outside then you'll notice a patagonia jacket or a North Face around every corner. The frat boys are attractive, but can be somewhat unfriendly. Where the sorority girls are skinny girls with their noses stuck in the air. If you look hard enough though, I've seen that there are truly some great people on campus, its all in where you are and what clubs you join.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Some of the computers tend to be slow. However, others are great. Most the time the Computers in the libraries are full and crowded, it would be nice if they would put more on campus. The Wifi is amazing though, I have never had issues connecting to it.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: Miami offers a great range of clubs, teams, and social activities. Even though Oxford is a small town I have never felt bored. Our Greek life is huge! Miami is a beautiful campus year round. Miami is one of the top colleges for Education, Engineering, and Business.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Most dorm rooms are decent size for a college. However there are some very tiny dorm rooms that are just unacceptable. Luck is what it is all about! Move-in is a very easy and smooth process.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: All the off campus dining locations are within walking distance to campus. Although uptown seems small, it has a great diversity. Cost of food varies for all budgets. We have many cute restaraunts that offer heathly options as well as vegetarian and other dietary needs.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Miami is in Ohio, so therefore the weather is so unpredictable! But we have heated sidewalks so no need to worry about slipping on the ice!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The history department at Miami is incredible! The teachers are so inspirational and caring! Every teacher is so happy to review your work and work with you. Miami offers so many great opportunities to meet with successful people and even apply to incredible internships. When it comes to academics in any major; Miami cannot be beat.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never seen or taken part in any drug activity on Miami's campus. It isn't noticeable at all, unless you go out of your way to be part of it. Alcohol however is in mass abundance and can be accessed so easily every weekend, and from every party you attend. Students are safe however, and the Oxford police are always on the look out for unsafe activity.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to Miami University because it was known for its incredible academics. They are very liberal and you have to make several classes that do not apply to your major and many of those classes are known to lower your GPA. Other than that campus is BEAUTIFUL and the professors are incredible and so inspirational.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: What you're wearing in the morning doesn't make sense in the afternoon weather while in Ohio in general.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: You rally have to find your own things to do. The movie theatre is sketchy, the shopping is either too expensive or Walmart, and the food can seem limited after awhile.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Lots of fun parties to go to most weekends and the bars have daily themes and a fun atmosphere.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Being in the Music Program at Miami, I have had several opportunities to participate in many ensembles as well as take on personal goals. Also, I have already performed in NYC and at OSU stadium within my first 4 months of college, that dedication is impressive to me from the faculty.

4 College Freshman

Academics: If you put forth an effort in your classes, the professors are much more than willing to help. It's just you being willing to put forth the effort and not being annoying about it.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining halls are great. They are cheap when used with a meal plan and it is a buffet. Erikson is probably the best dining hall. It does get old and that is why there are other dining areas on and off campus.

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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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