Oxford, OH
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$29,158 ($13,594)
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Reviews 2193 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Miami is a "work hard, play hard" school. It seems that they have recently cracked down on Marijuana usage in the dorms, as that was becoming an annoyance. People who choose to smoke off campus have nothing to worry about, but smoking in a freshman dorm will inevitably lead to at least an awkward conversation with an RA.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Miami's bus system (BCRTA) can seem very confusing at first-- but once you get the hang of it, it's quite easy! Buses go to walmart, grocery stores, uptown, to academic buildings and all across campus. If you want to go to Cincinnati on the weekends there is a bus company that makes regular stops. Although Oxford is a little isolated, as long as you have a friend with a car for trips to the Hamilton Target or the mall, you should be fine using public transport all year.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Ohio's weather is both a benefit and a disadvantage. It's really lovely on campus in the fall, and when the leaves change everything is absolutely beautiful. Come February, you will be huddled up like an emperor penguin shuffling to class every day-- it gets COLD. However, as someone who has always lived in cities that experience "all four seasons", I have found the weather to be more of an annoyance than an actual problem.

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5 College Student

Campus Dining: Hella good. hella bt2g makes me swoop ya heard

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5 College Student

Greek Life: If you arent weird someone will take you and you'll have so much fun

3 College Senior

Athletics: Only certain sports are important to Miami students. Our hockey team is one of the best in the country, and our ice-skating team is internationally ranked. Goggin Ice Arena is an amazing facility, and students play broomball and hockey when the ice is free. Miami's basketball and football facilities are a little out-dated, but they serve their purpose. More popular than varsity sports are intramurals. They are easily signed-up for, and you can even sign up for random teams to ensure that you play whatever sports you want to.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Miami is fairly strict. They have what is called a "Code One", which is basically a write-up, but sometimes they end up being fairly serious. Interviews are given for a reprimand, and if you get three Code One's in a year, you have to leave the university. We also have two sets of police, both University and Oxford (city), so the chance of getting into trouble is likely if you're doing something wrong. On top of that, if you get caught doing something by the Oxford police, they cite you and also report it to Miami, so you get into trouble twice.

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5 College Senior

Facilities: Miami is one of the prettiest schools in the country. It's laid-out really well, and it's pretty easy to get around. We have a bus system that runs around the clock, but most people either walk or ride bikes. There are a handful of libraries, King being the biggest and most centrally located, but students can always find a place to study. We also are home to one of the best hockey teams in the nation year-in and year-out, and going to a game is a must-have experience.

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Parties are heavily prevalent, and happen most nights of the week. Bars are open every day, and are usually packed.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus system is very nice, especially during the winter months. It takes you around campus, and also to off-campus locations for free.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is the perfect college town. It is just big enough where there are things to do, and it is close enough to Cincinnati where you can go out and experience other things as well.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that my school is overall very unique because everyone who chooses to go here falls in love with the campus. Everything is so beautiful about Miami's campus, and it makes going away to school a little bit easier.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There could be a few more options. Overall, fine.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Many places around campus to quietly study.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The hockey team is great, and games are very fun.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: They are very strict about parking.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The cost is higher than most places.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Half the student population comes from wealthier families, and it's obvious from their actions. It's easy to find your niche here on campus, but I don't care for a lot of people in my classes.

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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The food is good and easy to find all over campus at any time of the day. However, students living on campus receive a 60% discount with their meal plans, making meals reasonably priced. There is a choice for an off campus student meal plan, with a 30% discount, but most off campus students opt for eating off campus because the on campus prices for food are outrageous.

2 College Senior

Scholarships: Every year I have been here, I have had a problem with financial aid. On several occasions, they have lost documents I have turned in on time, causing me to have late fees and to order new forms, which sometimes have led to a decline in the amount of aid I received. As I depend solely on my financial aid to put me through college, I am not happy with the inconsistencies of an incompetent financial aid office.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: A lot of crime happens on campus and the heavier part of town that holds all the clubs.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is much better and relatively cheaper to live off campus, but it is still far away from campus, and the landlords of the town are not professional with college students.

3 College Senior

Facilities: A new student center is being built, causing construction to block several facilities, but it will be state of the art when it is finished.

2 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks live both on and off campus, and a majority of the student population is made up of Greeks. They are very wealthy and tend to be more snobby in their interactions with non-Greeks.


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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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