Location
Oxford, OH
Undergrads
14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls are excellent because they all offer a variety of different meal options. They all have different menus every day so you can always try sometime new when you go to one. They also take into account the people that have allergies to certain foods and have the options for you. Probably the best place to eat on campus would be Harris dining hall because they have different stations each with there own menu each day. It is also fairly central on campus so it is convenient to almost everyone.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The rec center is a great place for going for a run or for any type of workout. The student center is a great place because the food in the food court is fairly good even though most people think it wouldn't be since it is just a food court. My personal favorite library is Amos Music Library because it is small and quiet, and being a music major I spend a lot of time there. It is always a nice place to study for a test.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There is always something to do on campus whether it is a sporting event or a social event sponsored by a student organization. All of the academic programs are excellent and the professors are usually very interested in the students success and try to make their classes interesting.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Most people have their own computer and it usually helps them along with being able to use the computer labs on campus. The computers in the main library are almost always available, but it may be harder to find one during finals week; however, there are multiple libraries with computers. The WiFi here is pretty reliable most of the time. Some spots on campus don't get as great of a signal as others, but overall it is very accessible.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: From my experience, Miami is not great with scholarships. I received very few scholarships from Miami and have not got a ton of information on how to continue them or to get more. Financial Aid is a headache.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: The campus is beautiful with all of its matching red brick but, some of the brick is old and outdated.
However, there are a lot of great new buildings and a TON of new and currently being built buildings. The new residence halls are designed with the student in mind, the Rec made for college students. The swimming pools are amazing and huge.

The new Armstrong Student Center is expected to be magnificent.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking on campus is horrible for freshman and sophomores who live on campus as well as for juniors and seniors who live off campus. During the week those people cannot park anywhere near any classroom buildings or dorms. Even those who can park have a hard time finding a spot. Parking is something Miami is known to be notoriously bad at.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Miami really has a way of reaching out to students. You can really develop one on one relationships with your professors and that is one reason I really like the school.

However, there are a lot of Miami Plan, "foundational" courses you have to take to graduate.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a Psychology major and have been happy with my program so far. These classes are always my favorite and the most interesting to me. If I could do it all over again, I think I would. I might have double majored in Spanish or maybe gone a different route with Engineering but I don't regret sticking with Psychology. I'm worried about getting a job, but who isn't. I'm sure I'll find one and have been worried about it enough recently that I won't wait for something to come to me. The career services at Miami are great so I plan on utilizing those in the next year or so.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Miami has an athletic student body in general and sports are a big part of the campus community. Although major sports like football and basketball aren't always the best teams at school, the hockey team is nationally recognized as one of the best in the country every season. Games for all sports, however, are always entertaining and free for students. It's a really good school for sports fans.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone loves off-campus housing as there are plenty of opportunities from apartments to houses to rent. Oxford is know for students living in houses with funny names.

College Freshman

Parking: Don't have a car to park on campus myself, but I have heard it can be expensive and the parking lots are out of the way.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: If you want you could go out every night of the week. The bars here all 18 and up and each one has there own special every week night. For example: Mondays, karaoke night. Tuedays, 90s night. Wednesday, humpday hoedown. Thursday, ladies night. Frat parties are also huge and theres usually a few every weekend. Theres always something to do.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: We are number one for public school study abroad programs! Another HUGE thing for me is we are third in the nation (the past two years!) for undergraduate teachers. The professors are really amazing here and the class sizes are great. Greek life reigns which depending on your perspective can be a pro or con.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and very well kept! There's sometimes some obnoxious construction since they seem to keep updating and building things for our ever growing student body, but it's worth the new spaces they have planned. The rec is a great, large gym and students are there more than you know. The ice center is beautiful and so are all the fields since intramurals and any ice related sport are big on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The police are pretty strict, and the school is getting stricter on discipline issues. The RAs generally won't write you up unless your being disruptive, in which case, they have to do their job.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a lot of parties and clubs uptown that a large amount of students enjoy every weekend, but nothing is exclusively 18+.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: There is a huge Greek presence at MU, and I would recommend to anyone that's going to attend to rush a frat or sorority (Note: The Sororities here do not have houses, which is a travesty in my opinion and keeps us a notch below schools like Ole Miss, UVA, and UGA to name a few). That being said, I did know many non-greek students when I attended MU who had social game that were welcomed to the Greek party scene with open arms. MU has one of the best all around college scenes in the nation and the same goes for the Greek life at MU.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is a pretty good variety on campus. There are lots of places and there are some that stay open really late - up to 4am on the weekends.

2 College Junior

Drug Safety: This is definitely dependent upon who you hang out with, however, there is definitely a large drug and alcohol presence on Miami's campus. While I myself do not use drugs, I know many people who do on a regular basis. Drinking is a hugely popular activity on the campus and uptown is packed every weekend and even some week nights.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is relatively little crime that occurs on Miami's campus when students are being smart. Most of the crime that you hear about is off campus. The biggest thing that happens on campus is usually thefts due to someone being careless about their security. I personally have never really felt unsafe on Miami's campus. Almost all pathways are well lit, there are typically always people around regardless of the time of day or night and there is a door-to-door service that you can call to take you where you need to go so that you do not have to walk anywhere alone.

1 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The police force is fairly small but they do a good job. However, as far as on campus concerns go, I never saw too much enforcement of the stated "rules" while I was living in the dorms on campus. According to these rules, underage drinking was prohibited and possessing alcohol in your room, regardless of your age was also against the rules. And yet I can think of countless times where these two things and drug use were going on and the RA's knew about them and did nothing. I even had one RA who would actively drink with her underage residents. Rules regarding quiet hours were also poorly followed.

5 College Junior

Computers: The computer lab that I use the most often features the most up to date software and very nice computers. Easy to work on and I have never had to worry about the lab being too crowded to use.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't as big here as it is at other places, but it is still a rather large part of the community here. All of the people that are Greek are pretty nice and don't judge you for not being Greek. Some play a larger role in the community than others, but overall it's a pretty good thing.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I may not be receiving all of the financial aid I need. But everyone in the office does there best to offer alternatives and help out with anything I may need. A lot of the time they would personally call me to make sure things were going smoothly and to help me get paperwork and such in on time. If you need help don't be afraid to ask! the people in the offices are more than willing to help!

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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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