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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2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Students there confirm to the typical stereotype of being a "Miami Girl" or "Frat boy". Its as though everyone is a carbon copy of one another, lacking overall individuality. Because of this "standard" if you do not conform to their standards you are shut out and isolated from the bulk of the population, but if you do submit yourself to this transformation you them become just another mirrored image of someone else. I feel like this school accepted all the "cool kids" and "mean girls" from high school and threw them all in one place to interact with one another…something like survival of the fittest or a modern realistic version of the hunger games trilogy.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Emphasis is placed in areas that are unnecessary or those that serves as an outlet for the school to make a quick buck on the students.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food on campus is absolutely HORRIBLE! it shocks me how during orientation they glorified the vast food choices they created for their students when in reality the food is the same every day, there is no variety and furthermore the food is usually very oily and lacking nutritional value. I have also witnessed some of my friends who are gluten-free have a hard time finding meals that fit their dietary needs.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I myself, am not a sports person, but what i have realized in my attendance at miami is that sports is obviously not their main priority. I say this because the investments are not placed on athletes for there performance obviously displays the quality in the training they are receiving.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I feel the dorms on campus are severely outdated! The environment itself doesn't help either being that one is not placed in the dorms (with doormats or roommates) based on similarities with one another. I feel like the school just pitches everyone randomly into rooms without careful consideration of how compatible they are.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The only benefit I see coming from Miami, is their new construction additions and developments that have been recently added to the campus life.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student Life on campus is strictly routined throughout the year, and quite frankly it gets old rather quickly. I feel that the school should step up and create opportunities and functions for their students to have outlets to de-stress and just have fun.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Campus transportation is okay, not exceptionally outstanding. The major problem I have with the campus transportation is that every semester he schedule drastically changes resulting in one having to once again figure out the complex bus system in comparison to their schedule. I also dislike the fact that their is no shuttles that simply run to the neighboring cities on the weekends on various trips. Its as though we live in the middle of nowhere and the school just turns a blind eye to the depressive and anxiety that causes students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is available through various apartment complexes or in homes that can be rented located nearby the campus. Miami University plays no part in assisting you with obtaining off campus housing.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I feel that as a student who not only adds to the diversity pile of the campus through my ethnicity and birthplace/cultural contributions, i believe that my financial aid package should have not only reflected these sentiments but furthermore been a considerable amount being that I am also a student who displays great merit. I feel as though the school does not care to give you financial assistance unless you individually are paying your way through to college. Because of this there is obviously a gender, race, and cultural gap in the universities population.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: One main issue associated with the safety in this school is the vast amount of unlit walkways that are present throughout the campus.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university itself feels heavily segregated, instead of being a "home away from home" one is trapped and isolated from the world around them. Initial exposure to the school makes one realize that their is a major issue in creating and making friends and comfortable associates one can confide and hang out with. Everyone seems to look down on each other instead of creating a comfortable environment for all to enjoy.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a part of greek life, but it's very prominent on campus. It really doesn't matter if you're involved in Greek life or not. It gives you an immediate family if you are, but if not, you can easily be friends with those involved. Greek life throws a lot of parties and is very involved in community and Miami events. They also host a lot of fundraisers which can be entertaining and fun to participate in.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: It's not really a prime thing except for hockey. Intramurals are fun, but not consistent.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Off-campus, under-age drinking can get caught and parties broken up. On-campus, it really depends on the RA and who is around. Some RAs are really strict about drinking and drugs and noise while others will let things slide. Attendance to class is pretty optional for large classes, but may affect your grade.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: You should definitely bring your own computer because labs really only exist at King Library. Internet is everywhere though and most teachers don't care if you use your computer in class. Printing is absolutely available, but kind of expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Food around campus is pretty expensive and cheaper places are a little bit of a drive from campus. Directly off-campus you have a great Indian place, a Chipotle, a fabulous Mexican restaurant, an Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt shop, and a couple cute bistros as well as an awesome coffee-shop. However, all of them except the Mexican restaurant are a little pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There's not much shopping or attractions in the area. You have a Kroger and a TJMaxx right off campus. The best thing to do on weekends during the day is to drive to Hueston Woods and hike or boat or sled depending on the weather.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: For people who want to go out and party, it's everywhere. Drinking parties overflow from frat houses and apartments and the clubs and bars are open every night. Some have great theme nights like country Wednesdays, nineties nights, etc.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors genuinely care about your improvement and your learning. They give you a solid workload, but definitely believe in the "work hard, play hard," policy and understand that you have a lot going on. In Professional Writing specifically, you don't have too many useless assignments or tests, but have experience and project-based learning. The faculty knows what it is talking about and includes intelligent graduate students who love to teach and learn.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Most of the time, weather is not a concern. If it's really snowy, however, watch out because the campus can be slow to clean up ice and snow off the sidewalks.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't love the health center, but they're helpful and friendly. I feel VERY safe on-campus. It can be creepy at night in areas that are not lit up very well, but at the same time, you know that no one is going to jump out and attack you. It's secure.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Every weekend, it's more than expected that you will find drunk college students wandering around and you can expect that many students during the week are high on prescription drugs.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Closest to campus are an abundance of small houses you can rent, but it can be difficult to get houses in prime location because Greek Life owns them. Also, there are many apartments, but they can be expensive and difficult to get unless you plan far in advance. Sometimes, you might find a good-priced house, but it can be tricky to find the right amount of people to live with you. Further away from campus (a 10 minute drive) is an affordable apartment complex called Level 27 and you also have Hawks Landing which is further away but more affordable.

4 College Junior

Diversity: It is a middle to upper class white population with a small but stable ethnic diversity with a portion of international students along with other racial categories

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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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