Location
Oxford, OH
Undergrads
14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2193 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's Ohio, need I say more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I haven't been personally involved in any campus strictness situations.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: You can use your meal plan at buffet, a la carte, and market type food places, so there is a lot of variety. Dining hall food for the most part is expected, but there are specialty locations.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: This is a small town, but Uptown does have a variety of different food locations for how few the restaurants are.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police do a lot to keep you safe. There are usually many people out at night so you don't feel so alone.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: It's pretty much a typical campus when you get down to it. We are known for being preppy, but there are lots of different people that go here.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Some teachers are big on attendance and the use of computers or cell phones, but some aren't.

2 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: University is more interested in getting rid of you (and loading you up with fines and alcohol education and assessment fees to their financial gain) than helping you if you develop a problem. 0 tolerance policy and some RAs will stalk you (spoken from personal experience) Miami only wants "perfect" as they have been trying to improve their alcohol reputation. Miami's reputation is priority over a genuine interest in helping especially young college freshmen finding their way in a drinking college culture. Very sad.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: While I wish there were more cost efficient and late night options, the variety is great and you can find a place both close to you, and one to keep it fresh.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The bus schedule is reliable and covers all of campus and the city. There is available transportation for those with disabilities, and also available buses that go to nearby towns

5 College Senior

Athletics: There are a ton of clubs and intramural sports for every level of athlete and competitor. I've participated in fencing, boxing, and weight lifting, as well as basketball and football. The university has a lot of resources and time that they put into structuring their programs.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: You have to definitely be active in looking for scholarships, but this is true of any college. Most people can find something that fits them if they try hard enough.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I never feel threatened on campus (though always use safety precautions), and the medical system can handle just about anything thrown at it. You get the feeling that the police genuinely care and are there to help you.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: At first I was uneasy with the university since sometimes you can't escape the partying, and it's cut off from the rest of the world both geographically, and in some cases in terms of student awareness. But once you settle in and make it your home, you feel free and safe to experience college to the fullest.

3 College Senior

Facilities: There are a lot of preppy people at Miami who dress accordingly, but you can find your group of friends anywhere you go. There's something for everyone and a lot of programs to get into. Along with the university comes many traditions and great buildings,

4 College Senior

Facilities: The blend of old and new at Miami makes it a beautiful campus. The structure makes it so your walk is never too far, but it's not so small that you'll see the same people everyday.

4 College Senior

Computers: There are a lot of opportunities to use on-campus tech if you do not have it. The network is sometimes slow, but having a laptop makes life easier if you want to work from home.

4 College Senior

Majors: The amount of work that the university puts into setting up internships shows, and a lot of companies want Miami students.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: A lot of opportunities are available, and a lot of connections can be made in Greek societies, but a lot are drinking clubs too. Miami has a strong Greek presence with sororities staying on campus, and fraternities off.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of different options in both houses and apartments, and rates vary to fit needs. Parking can sometimes be a hassle, but it is a pretty safe town with usually a short walk to campus.

4 College Senior

Academics: Miami offers many majors, and each program has a solid support system, though business is usually in the spotlight.

4 College Senior

Academics: Miami has a diverse body of professors that come from different backgrounds. the curriculum is liberal arts based, so you'll likely sample a lot of different areas. Registration isn't that hard of a process and there is a good amount of help if you need it, but make sure you ask around.

4 College Senior

Weather: You may not be used to Ohio weather if you aren't from here, but you get to experience the best (and worst) of all four seasons. Summers can be hot well into fall, but winters are more mild as opposed to a school closer to the Great Lakes.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Miami offers lots of different classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Ohio weather is never reliable.

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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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