Location
Oxford, OH
Undergrads
14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2189 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Senior

Parking: Parking passes are expensive. They give tickets out like crazy if you are illegally parked, too.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a kinesiology major, and I love the program. The classes are very interesting and the teachers do a great job at communicating the material. It is somewhat challenging, but I have learned that it is better to study something you like then something you do not.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at Miami University are great. They are very challenging in a positive way, and there are many great programs for different majors. The business school is by far one of the best programs, along with the sciences for pre-med. The Honors program is also a great way to engage in smaller classes and positive learning experiences.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is very similar to other campuses. There are many houses and newer apartments, so you can choose a place based on your preferences. The location is good, seeing as most houses and apartments are close to academic buildings. The landlords are friendly and willing to work with any interested students!

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Without no doubt the entire campus is definitely filled with great looking bodies but they all seem to be occupied with the same personalities. Preppy frat boys and sorority girls. Social life is active with parties almost every weekend and the clubs are always filled.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus is GREAT! Pita-Pit and SoHi are really great, inexpensive (around the price of subway) and different. More expensive options (BUT REALLY GOOD TOO), are Krishna for Indian, Wild Bistro for Chinese, I Love Sushi and Sushinara for Sushi. There are also the normal options such as Quiznos, Subway, and Wild Bistro.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The police are pretty chill and as long as you are not a threat to yourself or those around you, the administration is fair.

4 College Junior

Computers: WIth over four libraries on campus, finding a computer is not a problem.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Over the past serval years, Miami University has been improving it's diversity percentage. Although they still have a long way to go, I feel that the university is making the proper changes to improve the diversity of the student body.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I didn't have any problems being accepted into my major or my minor. I feel it helps to go in undeclared, start on Miami plan courses and maintain a good GPA. From there, get to know some of the professors that are in the fields you are considering and talk it over with them. Once you have faculty memebers backing you, then declare a major and a minor.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a huge workload for students who are trying to obtain an English degree, but I love it. I have been introduced to so many authors, ideas and genres that I never thought about before. I've learned to think more critically, actively evaluate underlying plots in novels and write fiction in a more comprehensive way. Because Miami offers such a broad range of humanities courses that can be used for my degree, I feel that I was able to customize my degree to fit my interests. The only thing that annoys me is the fact that you have to take two full years of foreign language. I don't feel this should be required

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am an English major with a specialization in creative writing and a minor in communications. My department chair is a wonderful woman and has helped me through academic advising as well as getting me in touch with others in the filed. I would absolutely choose this program again and have developed relationships with professors and peers that will last a lifetime.

College Sophomore

Majors: As I haven't had an internship, I don't know what the process is or anything else. I do plan on looking into it soon however, and will check with Miami as well as with my department chair to see if they know of any way to help.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: The permit costs aren't as bad as other colleges, but it isn't great either. Also, finding a place to park that is easily accessible for multiple classes is almost impossible. It does help that freshmen and Sophmore students aren't allowed to have cars, but it's still crazy.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: From my personal experiences the Campus Housing is not amazing. The RA's are usually distant and non social. Another reason I don't like them is the housing process is very selective and unfair. The housing offices don't return calls or emails. In fact the campus is at full capacity for 2013/2014, and unfortunately I don't have a room yet for next school year. Overall the buildings are nice, but they need to figure out a better system for second year students!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: If someone is caught with alcohol or drugs Miami University takes their punishments very seriously. There are fines and classes that are mandatory if caught.

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drug wise Miami isn't that 'bad'. However any drug usage has a bad reflection on the campus and reputation of the school.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students are extremely attractive at this school, although they are not all unique. Many students are preppy, mostly because Greek life is so huge on campus. However, this does not keep independent students from being attractive or fitting in. If you are nice to someone at Miami, they will almost always be kind in return.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't drive at Miami's campus, but I have heard many horror stories of parking services being cruel and unforgiving for 5 minute pit stops without the correct parking pass. Students that live off campus have to either walk or get to campus extremely early to reliably find a parking spot that they do not have to pay for. Many places are red pass only, which really means only faculty can park there. Parking for students is nearly impossible.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had to declare both of my majors, but neither required special applications. You simply were required to fill out a form of declaration and meet with your advisor for the major.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: As an anthropology major hoping to focus in archaeology, it was a very unfortunate time for me to attend Miami. We just lost our only tenured archaeologist on the staff and another will not be there until my senior year. This is unfortunate and I feel that I have been cheated out of the education I want. As a classics major, I love my classes and professors but sometimes wish that I could inter-relate my majors more. My passion for my future profession is high (classical archaeologist) but my job outlook is not as bright.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I am an anthropology and classical humanities double major. As such, there are not a lot of opportunities offered for RELEVANT internships. I am planning to do my first archaeological field school this summer, but unfortunately we (as students) must fund these field schools on our own, because many of them do not offer course credit. I have no idea how I am going to pay for this, because I could not apply for student loans. This is a real struggle for most liberal arts/humanities majors at Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Houses are usually associated with a Frat/Sorority. Lot's of drama between greeks for signing leases for certain houses.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never actually felt unsafe any time that I was walking around campus. It is also nice that our room doors and residence hall doors automatically lock when you close them. Also, you use your i.d. card to swipe into your residence hall, and only individuals who actually live in the dorm are granted access.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food quality and variety is actually pretty good. If you get tired of the standard dining hall food, there are also several on-campus restaurant locations with more options to choose from.

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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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