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Reviews 2330 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Withrow Street – I am moving into an adorable four-bedroom, brand-new house next year with three of my friends. Though it is a bit expensive, it is the perfect location and the landlords have been amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Fast, Trustworthy, Efficient – The buses are great here. We also have taxis. We also have a student driver service that will drive you somewhere for free if you absolutely need it (used in cases of emergency, like if you can't walk because you are on crutches or something like that).

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Drunk, Crazy, Busy – If you are looking for a party school then Miami definitely deserves an A. But, there could be more options for those who wish to remain sober.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Preppy, Snobby, Selfish, Pretty – In general, people here are very into themselves and obsessed with money and are not very welcoming by any means compared to other campuses, even other campuses that have Greek Life. If I were to talk about looks, then people are good looking but have some eating problems because appearance is so important.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else – I can't imagine myself anywhere else.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is the Most Popular – Drinking is by far the drug of choice followed by a few other recreational choices.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge. It's a little looked down upon by non-Greeks but Greek life definitely increases the social atmosphere of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Sets School Apart – Off-campus housing is nice and most off-campus housing is right next to campus. They are able to do this because they are in a small town. If we were in a metropolis, it would not be possible to walk to bars and to class.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing Summary – The housing hasn't been updated in quite some time. However, they look alright on the outside. Also, a lot of freshman housing is in an extremely inconvenient location.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most of the facilities are nice on the outside, but very average on the inside. There were not enough libraries and places to study on campus. There could have more availability to study in different places.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks R US – The fact is if you're not Greek, you're not going to have much fun unless you enjoy hanging out at Packincos on the sweaty dance floor making out with rando trogs.

3 College Junior

Weather: Cold in Winter – We have nice weather up until November when everyone is outside. The school is fair about granting snow days when needed.

3 College Junior

Parking: There are plenty of places to park, but passes are expensive to buy (especially for the garages). It's rumored that parking tickets/towing fees built our new rec center.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Bars Bars Bars – Great day drinking on Saturdays but it seems like even if there is a party Friday or Saturday night everyone leaves to go to the bars by 11.

3 College Freshman

Technology: They're pretty much always packed with people doing CSA.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms aren't huge, but you can have two people in there without having problems. Also people get along in their dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: All of the dining is within walking distance so everyone can get there.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The school has a beautiful location.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great So Far – Miami has been a perfect fit for me. I have loved meeting tons of new people from all over the place not coming from just Ohio. I joined the Greek life here, and being in a sorority is so much fun. There are always parties with other sororities and fraternities, fun sisterhood activities, and important philanthropy events. I could not picture myself at any other school, so I know this is the right fit for me.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty Strict – Miami has really been cracking down on its policies recently. Since there has been some bad press coming from Miami, they have really tried to uphold the good reputation that we did have. The strictness has really affected the Greek life at Miami. Miami is also not very tolerant of drinking, so if you are underage and get caught drinking twice by the school you can be kicked out for a semester. Miami can also get the Oxford Police involved, which causes more problems.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: Not Needed – I don't like that they make the students pay for buses even if they don't use them at all during the year. There should be bus passes. Most buses only drive around with four or five students depending on the time of the week. They are only useful during the weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Not Too Hard – The classes at Miami are not hard if you just do the work. The professors try to be available to help whenever you need it. The workload is manageable if you stay on top of the workload throughout the semester. There are a lot of different options for majors and since it is a liberal arts school everyone can find something to fit their interests.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guy and Girls Dress Well – Guys wear polos or jeans to class. They present themselves well. They are city boys. Girls dress alike; they are always up to date on the fashion trends.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not Very Diverse – There are many homogeneous groups of people. However, there are a few diverse groups as well.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Other than hockey, which takes too long to get into the games, the sports at Miami are not that meaningful. I wish things were different.

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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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