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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4 College Junior

Facilities: First of all, the physics program allows for early research opportunities.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: Just go to a better overall school. Otherwise you'll be disappointed.

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1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: It is not noticeable. But there are the occasional students who everyone knows that participate in drug usage.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Every day of the week (except Sunday) there is always an event during the evening. If there is a night where the bars/clubs aren't exciting, there is always a house party around the corner to crash!

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone here is pretty attractive, I won't lie. The typical outfit for girls is leggings, riding boots, and an Oxford button down. Ralph Lauren is preferred.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love interior design. My professors are completely committed to helping me improve my work to find a job, but the workload is completely on me. I'm a little worried about finding a job in this field since it's not doing the best in the economy, but I feel like the work I;m doing can give me the competitive edge that I need. I hope to find an internship over the next few summers before graduating. I'm interested in hospitality and retail design, historic renovations, and eventually teaching interior design.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being an interior design major. It was really hard getting accustomed to the workload and being able to problem solve in new and creative ways, but it didn't take very long to adapt. The professors at Miami are really helpful with this, and the studio atmosphere of having everyone in the same room working on projects is helpful if you run into the same problems. We also have fun sometimes.
The interior design and architecture department offer several opportunities to study abroad through Miami (you can also choose outside programs).

We have a cool library in the building as well as a woodshop with bunch of scary saws, drills, and other tools.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: For a major in Interior Design or Architecture, you have to be accepted into the program by submitting a portfolio of your work. You can do this as an incoming freshman or as a sophomore, junior, etc., but you stay in the program for 4 years regardless. The portfolio is the biggest part in getting into this program, but Miami requires decent ACT/SAT scores and GPA scores as well. If you have an awesome portfolio though, sometimes a less than satisfactory GPA can be overlooked. Portfolios can include paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture work, models you made, and basically anything creative or artistic you've done. The reviewers of your portfolio will love to see your process work, or how you got to the final product.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: My program (pre-med honors) is a very difficult one, and I would possibly choose it again if I could. It is a subject that interests me, so I enjoy the classes, but keeping up a decent GPA is difficult, and research or some kind of grad (or medicine/veterinary) school are part of your limited options after graduating. I would recommend picking up a minor or co-major so you have more options for jobs after undergrad.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Unfortunately, the only solid fan support is for the hockey team. However, if you like hockey, then this might be the school for you.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am a zoology major, which requires no special admission or applications. You simply enroll in science classes and meet with an adviser each semester. I am also a part of the honors program, which requires a separate application. Basically to graduate 'with honors', you simply have to write a few essays every year and take honors classes, which are actually fun and not much more difficult than normal courses. It is an easy way to earn distinction and get out of taking the "Miami Plan" core classes that non-honors students must take.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm in a pre-med program, which has proved to be very challenging so far. It's definitely a lot of work, but the advisers and professors are ALWAYS beyond willing to help with career guidance or help with difficult classes. There are numerous resources to help, such as pre-med fraternities, several pre-med advisers, Kaplan MCAT classes, and tutoring services (for free!). Zoology is a difficult major, but Med Schools realize Miami has a tough curriculum and considers this when applications come in.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its great if you're into the whole "Greek Life" scene, but if you're not, it can get annoying and just become a hassle with how prevalent it is.

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3 College Senior

Majors: The Middletown campus is nice its not to large and the class room sizes range from 20 to 30 students. The tuition is somewhat higher than other colleges in this area.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Miami University's Hamilton branch is a cozy little campus with 8 buildings (including a functioning greenhouse!) and a safe atmosphere. It is easily accessible and the closeness of the buildings is a plus! Schwarm Library overlooks the campus and boasts high ceilings and lots of light. The student union is small but an enjoyable place to catch up with friends and enjoy a vanilla latte. Overall it is an older campus, but newer renovations create and inviting atmosphere.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I actually don't partake in these activities. I know freshmen and underage students have easy access to alcohol and many frats are getting in trouble for drugs and ironically, they are suing the school because of their actions. It is ridiculous.

3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: While Miami is located in a small college town and the campus is pretty it is VERY homogenous to the point that it gets kind of boring.

3 College Senior

Academics: Miami is very academically-oriented, despite the large Greek life on campus. There are a variety of majors and many resources to help you to succeed such as the Rinella Learning Center. (Has free tutoring for students)

College Sophomore

Weather: It's Ohio.....so there's good days and bad days. But the campus is beautiful no matter the circumstances. We don't have hurricanes or earth quakes or anything serious! Just the norm- rain, some hail, tornado scares (rarely), snow, and SUNSHINE.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Love the food. Also there's plenty of handy markets so you don't have to go to Walmart or Kroger. La Mia Cucina has great Italian food, and you can use your meal plan!!

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Buses are great, different buses with different routes to get you where you need to go. The bus drivers are all very polite, althoug crazy drivers. Also the late night door to door service is great for when you have late nights at King library!

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The academics are solid and I enjoy all my classes and profs, but this is a very superficial and pretentious campus. You'll find a lot of spoiled kids who haven't worked a day in their life, douche bags in salmon colored shots and a dress jacket, and so damn many white kids that you may catch snow-blindness. The schooling itself is satisfactory if not for some slow email responses now and then from the internal section. If you don't drink a lot then you'll have to look a bit harder for something to do, but you can meet a solid group of friends.

4 College Junior

Computers: Up to date and modern. support is usually good, but sometimes the network connection is spotty

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Parking is bull, but the officers look out for students and they are very qualified individuals

4 College Junior

Weather: It is hot and humid at the start of the year and there are creepy bugs everywhere, but it's pretty mild and the winters aren't too harsh


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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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