Oxford, OH
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
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Reviews 2053 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are so many different options and you don't have to drink to have a great time.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is a complete college town. Everything is catered towards the students. The grocery store even stock up on smaller versions of items for students and ramen noodles of course.

4 College Freshman

Majors: If you are an incoming freshman and think you wanna do business, enter as business. It will make your life so much easier to change from business than into the business program.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are many study abroad programs and options in your major. The advisors have many office hours.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The on campus dining is a lot better, with many options. But there are many places uptown that are great to eat at! Fiesta Charra!

3 College Freshman

Athletics: People are proud to be a red hawk, but not for the athletics .

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of opportunities for off campus housing!

College Freshman

Diversity: If you are interested in diversity, there are many organizations to join. But each diverse group usually keeps to themselves

2 College Freshman

Weather: Its ohio... the weather changes everyday. Bring stuff for every season because you'll never know what you are going to experience.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its no secret Miami is a party school . Can be difficult to make friends if you don't at least go out.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life rule the campus. If you don't join, you feel left out during the February season. There are many other clubs to be a part of.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are many ride share and bus transportation programs, but oxford is the middle of no where so its hard to get out. Almost 30 minutes to anywhere.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of new dorms, but some of the dorms are really antisocial.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Miami does its best to stand behind all of our student athletes, even the ones who don't play varsity sports.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is something for everyone and even if it takes a while to find it, you will. I speak from experience, I switched things around a number of time before I found what I was really happy with.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am majoring in Psychology and Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM). SLAM is the best and it gives you so many options and just taking classes gives you the chance to talk with people who want to help you. Not only are the faculty in SLAM willing to help you, they are super excited to! All it takes it asking the question.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: You're looking at a school in the midwest so you're going to get snow, rain, and cold all the time. However fall and spring in Oxford are beautiful so that makes up for the snow, rain, and cold.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's a struggle to get what you need right away and sometimes it takes calling and explaining what may have gone wrong. It's expensive for out of state students but if you can get any type of scholarship, go for it!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice mix of chains and local places uptown so you have options either way. Some of the more local options can be a bit more expensive but they are really good!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm an RA (Resident Assistant) so I live on campus but I've noticed that those who live off campus have different experiences in terms of whether they are living in a house or an apartment. If you are interested in living off campus, look ASAP because th options that are really popular go really fast.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: By the looks of it, Miami isn't a diverse place. This is an area that Miami struggles with in many areas from accessible entrances, to racial diversity, among other factors. However there are a number of student groups working to make Miami a better place for the students who will be coming in after them.

The looks of Miami are discouraging but as a student of color, I can say that the experience is different from what many students are often told when they look into coming to Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is big. The numbers sound low but you will notice a lot of the people on campus who are wearing their letters. It is something to be proud of but don't let the decision not to go greek break your college experience. Personally, I went through recruitment twice and both times all of the chapters I felt comfortable with cut me. Not being greek hasn't made my experience at Miami any less special but it has been different.

For sororities, there are certain building that are available for housing your second year. They are meant to allow more bonding time with your sisters as well as other sororities represented in the same building.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students drink. There are people who go out to bars or clubs most weekends and week nights. You'll notice that a lot of the culture off campus is influenced by drinking and sometimes drug use. However just because you choose not to engage in any of these activities does not mean that you will be left out. It is very possible to make friends who respect youchoice not to drink and these are the people you want to keep around.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is something everywhere. That being said, alcohol is easy to come across in a lot of places as well. However there are bars uptown that you can go to and dance without the same pressure to drink compared to being at a party.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Oxford and being on Miami's campus. If I had to go back in time and reapply to colleges, Miami would still be on my list and I would pick to come here all over again.


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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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