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First off, I'm not your typical Miami student.Quite BrightChemical Engineering
First off, I'm not your typical Miami student. I'm a bit of a nerd, and I don't own ugg boots or a north face jacket. People are correct in there being a definite majority of pompous, materialistic people. However, with a bit of effort, you will find many incredibly nice and accepting people with diverse interests (although there is very little diversity in the physical sense). I have never been interested in greek life, and instead made many friends with common interests by joining clubs(there are so many of them. I highly recommend clubs as its a fun choice for the financially impaired who may not be able to afford greek life, as well as people who think greek life is stupid). You will also get to pick your dorm based on your interests which helps you meet people.

Academically, Miami is fantastic. Professors are easy to approach, talented, and eager to help students. Classes are engaging and are not taught by TAs (with the exception of some labs). There are many research opportunities for undergrads too. You can easily start as early as freshman year if you want.

This school is definitely known for the business school, however, the engineering department is quickly growing. The advantage to being in a smaller department is that they really want to see students succeed. My advice is that if you decide to go to Miami, maintain a positive attitude about the students. If you get it into your head that everyone is a snobby airhead, then you will miss out on finding some great friends. Instead, stop complaining, realize you're very fortunate to attend such an amazing college, and participate in activities that you're interested in so that you can find your niche.

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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Miami is a great school and has anQuite BrightGeography and Geosciences
Miami is a great school and has an amazing business school. If you get through the business school you will get a solid internship and job with a good firm, but if you are any other major it can be rough - especially because the career fairs cater overwhelmingly to Miami's business students - whether that's good or bad is for you to decide.

Miami is ridiculously materialistic. I went to one of the top achieving public high schools in Ohio that sends many off to Ivy's each year. The school district definitely had a GREAT deal of affluent family's and powerful people in the community - but their wealth and influence is different than what is found at Miami. I had never experienced the overwhelming ignorance and ridiculous attitudes found in Miami's student body. Miami was the first place I experienced real racism (I'm as WASPY as they come).

This is not a school for a top achieving and open minded person. If you consider yourself a nerd in anyway and have no interest in business, you won't feel comfortable here. Miami has gotten a little more diverse and the business school is AMAZING, but if you are gifted at another field such as the sciences, engineering, art or foreign language (I just picked a few random majors...) you should go to a good private school or state school where you will feel comfortable and a part of what's going on.

If you don't plan on joining a frat or sorority, I don;t understand why one would want to go here at all - seriously. If you do join a good frat/sorority you will have the most amazing 4 years of your life. Just know what you are getting into when you go to Miami. If this is what your into - you'll have an amazing experience, but just make sure you visit a few times, go out with some friends and educate yourself thoroughly on the Greek scene.

4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Innovation: D
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Miami was the best four years of mySuper BrilliantPsychology
Miami was the best four years of my life. I made lifelong friends and received a first-rate education. I recently gained admission to one of the top PhD programs in Experimental Psychology, and I attribute a large degree of my success to the Miami coursework and professors. If it were not for the recommendations I received, the research experience I was able to acquire, and the facilities that afforded me the opportunity to explore my research interests, I would not have encountered the successes I did while applying to graduate schools. Also, amongst the academic community, from schools ranging from Texas to Connecticut, Miami University is regarded as a highly reputable institution. If you make the effort to get to know your professors, which is not too difficult given the fact that most are very approachable, and explore the opportunities that Miami has to offer, you can be successful in whatever endeavor you choose.Regarding the social scene and Miami student ethos, it follows a "work hard, play hard" attitude. Yes, people go out on the weekends and party. This is part of the college experience, and you have a very narrow window in your life when you can live this lifestyle. If you are anti-social and don't like people having a good time, Miami probably isn't right for you. Also, if a you have a problem with the greek system , Miami probably isn't for you either. However, if you are able to balance a social life and school, and are seeking a great education with ample opportunities to learn from some of the best and brightest, Miami is definitely for you.
4th Year Male -- Class 2009
University Resource Use/ spending: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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