- Class: Junior
- Major: Other
- Gender: M
- High School: Beavercreek High School
- Transfer Student: Y
The best thing about Miami is the campus -- it's always a beautiful sight, regardless of the weather. There's something relaxing about taking a stroll through the various quads, be it in summer or winter. But the lack of diversity makes understanding more about other cultures and backgrounds a difficulty. The best way to help this would be to increase the influx of international students. Unfortunately, international students are generally more attracted to bigger cities (and rightfully so).
The professors that the school attracts tend to be smart, funny and knowledgeable, so I feel like I've learned a lot from going here. Students, homogeneous as they are, do tend to work hard and focus on being successful in their fields, which adds a competitive edge to the classrooms. The "Plan for a Liberal Education" seems like overkill (though I agree that global warming is an enormous problem, every science class seems to have turned into environmentalist propaganda), but many of the required classes can still be education and enjoyable. Professors strongly encourage students to come to their office hours and treat you like equals.
Miami is conservative compared to other colleges, but all in all it's more of a moderate institution. The upside of this is that you hear a more diverse set of viewpoints; the downside is that you have to deal with extremists on both sides of the political spectrum. Despite the school's "J. Crew U" label, most students do not dress up for class; everybody shows up to their 8am in pajamas and sweats, and nobody pays attention to the one desperate young man in his pink-collared shirt anyway.
The Best Things
The scenery, the education.
The Worst Things
The lack of culture.