Miami University of Ohio
BackgroundInterview Date:June 2018
Gender Identity: Male
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Graduation Year: 2021
High School Experience: Public school in Ohio with a graduating class of about 250 students. There was a good mix of race. There was a culture of going to college among a specific demographic, I would say it’s split 50/50. You could see which kids were going to in the way they acted towards high school.
First Generation College Student: No
Major: Undeclared. I’m still trying to get into the business school, so if I do, I will most likely declare Economics, and if I don’t I will declare Economics outside of the business school.
Extracurricular Activities: I’m in Greek life and I am on the Club Baseball team.
When did you start the application process to the business school?
I applied, but the problem is my application fee didn’t go through, so my application didn’t get submitted until much later than I would have liked. Because of that, the likelihood of me getting into the business school became less and less. In order to get into the business school after starting your time at Miami, you have to complete [30 credit hours, two class requirements and have a 3.5 GPA, see website]. It’s pretty easy once you meet those requirements. [The school describes the admissions process as “noncompetitive”.]
Did any of your extracurricular activities have a particularly big impact on your experience?
I would say both did. I gave myself a group of friends almost immediately through Club Baseball. Tryouts were less than a month after school started, and having that group of people to immediately call teammates was nice. You have a group of people you can hang out with and will hang out with you in a place that you’re not necessarily familiar with yet.
My roommate didn’t join an organization in any capacity and I think it definitely impacted him. When I was going off and hanging out with people who were my friends now, he didn’t have anyone and I think it impacted his experience in a negative way.