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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4 College Freshman

Facilities: Miami has a wide variety of activities for students to participate in. The rec center and Goggin Ice Center are frequented by those who enjoy athletics and working out. There are several libraries throughout campus that are available to students. There are green spaces in front of all dorms, which makes a nice study area. Miami traditions include not stepping on the seal (or you'll fail your next exam), rubbing the heads of the turtles on the sundial for good luck, singing our fight song at sporting events, kissing under Upham Arch at midnight to ensure that you'll one day get married, and greeting others with "Love and Honor". There is a lot of campus pride.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The facilities at Miami University are both functional and beautiful. There are libraries spread over campus, classrooms that are both modern and practical, and dorms that are of a decent size and are well maintained. Miami is well known for its red brick buildings with cream colored window frames. It makes the campus look beautiful and unified.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life seems to take over at Miami but really a lot of students are active and involved in many areas on campus.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Miami definitely has a lot of scholarships available. The process can be overwhelming but that is true anywhere in the country.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: School spirit at Miami is very poor except for Ice Hockey. Many of the teams do well but the big money sports like football and basketball haven't done well recently and the fans are fair-weathered.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The dining is amazing at Miami. They are consistently ranked nationally and have such a variety of options and foods.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: As an Early Childhood Education major, I am very happy in my school. Miami is ranked as having one of the best education programs, and they truly do. As a sophomore, I am already having field experiences in preschool settings and am up to date with all the problems facing early childhood education today. My career goals are to teach English abroad in a third-world country and I am confident that Miami can prepare me for my goal and help me in my search for that career when I need to.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Miami has over 10 dorms that house freshman and currently are building more on campus. Depending on what quad you are in will determine how far away you are from campus/academic buildings. I was in a dorm on Western Campus my freshman year. There was construction going on while I lived there so the road going to my dorm was closed during the whole school year and we had to use a different route to access my dorm. There weren't many options for upperclassmen until the building of new dorms, which opened this year. You also don't really have a choice to where you want to live which can sometimes be annoying.

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4 College Sophomore

Weather: We experience all the weather here! When the weather is nice you will see a lot of students outside on the quads doing homework or playing catch. We usually get a lot of rain in the early fall and spring. It also snows here, but classes rarely get cancelled. The sidewalks have heating vents underneath them and melt the snow off so you will have no problem walking to class.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Miami recently added Emergency call posts around campus. While walking alone, I have never felt unsafe and now that we have those emergency posts, it makes me feel safer. Campus crime occurs, but usually off campus and can be avoided by locking your doors.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Walking in the snow sucks, but the school is really good about salting the sidewalks. I rarely see people slipping on ice unless there has been an awful storm.

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College Sophomore

Academics: Nationally, it is an up-and-coming, solid major (Supply Chain Management), but since I am only a sophomore I haven't had a chance to take the core classes yet.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Farmer School of Business is nationally ranked and offers endless opportunities to network with active, current professionals from around the country. Fantastic!

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: At other campuses, women who would be rated like a 9 are a 6 at this campus. Everyone is attractive! Most people dress nicely to class and the social life is constant. Most students seem to be business majors so the amount of clubs to fit everyone's interests are vast within the business school.

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5 College Senior

Facilities: The facilities are beautiful. Robert Frost referred to Miami as the "Most Beautiful Campus there ever was."

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is nice. Fair prices, and quite spacious.

4 College Senior

Transportation: There are buses everywhere to take you from place to place.

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking services are pretty much the most awful people on the planet. They show no mercy and the tickets are expensive. Driving to campus is not necessary since you can walk and use buses and I do not recommend driving.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There are buses that take you around campus but they do run on a strict schedule. Most places are within walking distance so there is little need to have a car.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is very big here at miami, almost 40 percent of students are involved. however, you shouldn't feel threatend if you have no interest in greek life, for they do not exclude people who aren't involved.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: The diversity is there but everyone tends to stick to their "group" i.e. Asian students with Asian students. Not many people break from their type.

5 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone is always dressed with style, whether they are going to class in lounge clothes or fully dressed to impress. And everyone seems to be beautiful.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am so happy with my experience at Miami University. The professors are engaging and motivating. I am in the honors program that has opened new doors.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is mainly located on the street up from campus, referred to as "Uptown". Most restaurants are reasonably priced, although I wish occasionally that we had more variety. Otherwise, dining is average, but I greatly appreciate the affordable nature of off-campus dining.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Miami food is great! Far better than other schools I've eaten at! There is a plethora of dining options available and the meal plan is perfect. No "meals" counted like some schools. Miami's meal plan operates on a monetary basis, so if you choose to skip breakfast, nothing will be deducted from your account. My only dining complaint? I wish more dining halls were open 24/7, but this will be corrected with the opening of the new student center, Armstrong, this coming February.

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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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