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4 College Senior

Academics: An Overview of the B.F.A. Program – When, I first came to Miami University It was quite appertain to me that this was a business school and there goals and values were orientated to the Farmers School of Business. What I was shocked by the most was the quality programs that were offered here that were just as strong and not as emphasized as the Farmers School of Business. Like that Arts and Sciences programs. I am a senior fine art student focusing in painting. Miami offered me a great education in the Arts. I consider Miami's art school to be a diamond in the ruff. The degree in which, Miami University staff and professors taught different curriculum with new approaches and pushing you to think about concept and ideas was amazing. Miami made me think about what I was saying and gave me the tools to say it. The parallel academia with new and old masters why still teaching you to be creative and innovative. The work load is a lot but you also put as much in as you get out. If you push you self and really change your standers you will be amazed at the doors that will open for you at Miami not only with your work and ideas but the financial rewards. The first two years are ruff and a lot of work but once you pay your dues, you get into advance studios. This is were Miami really shines for Fine art programs because they give you your own space to work in and helps you to develop your own ideas. Miami's undergrad program at the junior and senior level start to act more like a graduate level class to be honest. Miami also gives you all this and prepare you for the real world and all of its challenges. Teaching you tools of marketability and thinking on your feet.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Nice Surroundings – Middletown is a nice smaller town, with a lot of the necessary things conveniently located, stores, malls and groceries etc. I have everything I need around the school or close by. It doesn't take long to get to class from where I live right outside the campus either.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at Miami University have the aveverage students looks. There are always cute ones, plain ones, shy ones and those that just want to blend in and become of the popular crowd.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Miami is very stingy when it comes to financial aid. they require a lot of extra work and dont properly inform you of the things you are required to do

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Night Life – The night life at miami is so much fun. there are a ton of bars to choose from that play awesome music for dancing. if you aren't into the club scene Miami also provides after dark activities for students to participate in.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Rec is very nice. they're are plenty of options for your work out. Miami also provides many amenities like a hot tub, ping pong table, and racquet ball rooms. The fitness classes offered are also superb

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Devoted Teachers – I have found that the teachers at Miami University are devoted to helping you learn and interested in succeeding. They are for you when you need help, are understanding, and have no problem helping you succeed if you want it badly enough. They recognize hard work and take in account if you really want to do your best they help guide you to the right path to succeed.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I Have Never Had an Intership – I have never had an intership with studio art. I find the courses are very hands on and realistic to the amount of time you will have to put into when it becomes a career. For example my consantration is photography and these classes teacher you the history of photography and how it came to be. You are taught first in the dark room with film and all the steps processes it takes to develop and pictures. You then move onto digital work and learn how to use photoshop and illustrator. These are what I would be using in the world outside of college, so even though I have not had an internship in the program, the classes themselves will give me all the neccessary skills to succeed in the work place.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: You Have to Love You Major in Order to Stay Motivated – I have changed my major three times and it is not that I did not like what I had been studying before, in fact I am interested and intrigued by those programs, however I did not love them. When I changed my major to studio art, I felt like I was home again. I felt I was in the right place, doing the right thing and I never wanted to leave class. I am a hands on learner as well as visual and this program is made for that. It allows me to express myself and to value my talent and expand on it rather than suppressing it by studying other things. I cant imagine my life without art anymore and I dont want to consider any career that does not involve it.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The program can be very competitive and in order to be considered for the program you are required to submit a portfolio of you art work. You need about 15-20 images of a variety of work to show artist abilities and will power to commit to lengthy projects. What I find most difficult is finding someone to consult and spend time helping you assemble the portfolio. There is alot of pressure with the portfolio and you only have two tries to enter for the program. I feel it would be helpful to have a workshop on how to go about putting the items together and to give examples.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Awesome Teachers – I have been at Miami University for a few years and it wasn't until I took an art class at the Hamiton location that inspired me to turn my degree around to art. I had always loved art and wanted to have it as a major, however it made me fear of the job I may or may not have after recieving my degree. But when I took a required art class at the Hamilton location, I knew I needed to follow my heart and it was because of the inspiring teacher who influenced me. She motivated us to push ourselves creatively and speak out during critiques and encouraged us greatly. She is very passionate about her job as well as being an artist and she never made you feel that you couldnt be exactly what you wanted. And ever since I changed my major to studio art, I have found myself to be more fulfilled with the classes I am taking and find all my teachers have that same charisma as my first teacher did in Hamilton. They push you, but never discourage which makes you want to fix it and to do better.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Good Parties, Good People – Greek life DOMINATES here. Even though I'm a girl and not in a sorority, I'm on a sport team and even the sports teams function like frats. Sororities in general are not that great and I would not recommend them to girls. Frats here are amazing and overall throw great parties. Some frats are sketchier than others so beware ahah. Greek life is a huge part of Miami and as a girl it doesn't really matter as long as you're involved in something, however, boys should strongly consider them.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Great Computer Labs – Miami has a lot of great computer labs with new apple desktops available for students. Computer labs are dispersed through campus and they are a short walk away no matter where you are. The buildings housing the computer labs are especially nice because they're new and modern. Although only one offers food in the cafe, they each are near dining halls and make for an excellent place to study!

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Southern Ohio offers a wind, rain and the occasional sunny day. But when it is sunny students definitely take advantage of the good weather; everyone's outside and out and about. Rainy, windy and cloudy days make up the majority of the weather here but moderate snow and the warm weather in march make Miami worth it!

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fun & Challenging – Miami University is a great school for sure! Many of the upper level courses are challenging and there are so many opportunities here for academic growth. The social life is amazing too. There's a good number bars and people party every day of the week here. But balance is something that must be maintained between study and social life. Strike the perfect balance at Miami and you're bound to have a great 4 years!

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I loved the experience I had at Miami, but there are a lot of things I wish I would've done differently. The one thing I would encourage every Miami student to do is study abroad for a semester, preferably in Lux. You forge friendships there that are much deeper and longer-lasting than those you make in Oxford. For me it was great but could've been better; honestly I'd say it's really what you make of it.

4 College Senior

Weather: It usually snows quite a bit, which I love, and in the past 4 years we've had at least one day of cancelled classes per year for snow, which is always super exciting. It's nice because you get a little of the cold winter, but not so much that it's intolerable.

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2 College Senior

Parking: Good Off-Campus, Terrible on-Campus – Off campus is good, but on campus there's a 90% chance you'll get a ticket regardless of where or when you park. You think you're okay because it's after 4 or a weekend or whatever, but it seems like there's always some vague stipulation you didn't know about that the Parking Cop will get you for.

5 College Student

Scholarships: There are a lot of oppurtunities but the best and most important is the honors program

5 College Student

Parking: The Best in Town – The parking is really great and is something which really doesnt pose a problem for the majority of students and staff.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Has a Popular Greek Life – Greek culture is popular on campus. Miami University is home to many faternities and sororities on campus. These faternities and sororities have many activities help through out the campus.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are a variety of clubs here at Miami University. MY personal favorite is Brick Street. If you're into drinking on the weekends in order to have fun, Miami is the place!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Campus Activities – Here at Miami University, there are always campus activities to participate in. From cultural events to just plain fun events that promote student interaction, these events are a great way to interact with others and to have fun outside of stressful work.

3 College Senior

Majors: I have not had an internship and don't plan to have one because of my course load. However, students usually are able to pick up internships sophomore or junior year.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Miami's a great school and a lot of fun. There's always plenty to do whether it be sports, parties, or clubs. Aside from being in the middle of nowhere


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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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