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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Miami tries to be diverse, but they have lately just been drawing in large groups of Asian students that never interact with the majority of white, conservative students. Many different people represent Miami, but they almost never come together and overlap.

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3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are lots of labs and several different libraries, some even that few know about. You don't have to get a certain computer, and you have the choice of a PC or Mac in each lab/library. Printing is easy but you need an account on your ID to pay for it, and it's always hectic in the mornings/hell week

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing situation at Miami really depends on the individual. If you want to be close to the Rec, Goggin, and a couple awesome dinning halls then South Campus is the place. Most of the dorms in the South Campus are freshmen dorms so making friends in your grade and classes is rather easy. North Campus is where the athletes are, and the dinning hall is not very good. Eastern Campus has awesome dinning halls and is situated in the middle of Miami. Western Campus is more secluded and has its own dinning hall. A negative aspect of Western is that it is far from uptown, classes and pretty much everything besides Western.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: I personally don't think the weather affects my campus experience that much. It's obviously better when it's nice out especially because students are more out and about but the weather is pretty unpredictable here in Oxford. The other day it was 67 degrees and today it was 25 degrees so it just depends. The best advice I can give is to always have rain gear ready, a coat when needed and a sweatshirt. Depending on where you live, it determines how bad the walk is but if you are prepared for every possible weather condition, you should be fine.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug safety at Miami is pretty big. I think they buckled down a lot more since I came to Miami. Smoking and drinking are still pretty big at the school. I guess it depends on who you choose to hang with.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Alright. I don't live off-campus but I have some friends who do and they love it. The pricing is manageable and I'm pretty sure you could use a scholarship for apartments. I guess it might depend on what type of scholarship you have for housing.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Miami are pretty big, especially Hockey. Men's sports though get way more attention than women's sports, but that's not really a surprise because that's most schools

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is pretty typical. It is cheaper than living in a dorm but of course living in a house comes with all the upkeep of managing it. There aren't many crime reports on campus. Lastly, it is a definite financial help to live off campus.

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.

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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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