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Reviews 2227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Parking: If you're an undergraduate, there is seriously NO reason for you to need a car on campus. Parking is difficult and crowded and Miami police are quick to hand out tickets. The campus busing system is decent and literally the whole campus is walkable. Only students living off-campus have a somewhat need to have their own transportation.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Miami is CONSTANTLY trying to help undergraduates with their futures. We have a career center specifically designed to aid in planning for job opportunities and higher education. Additionally, as an English major, I am bombarded with emails telling me just how I can use my major for my advantage in the "real world". I've never felt so prepared for graduation. Miami is truly excellent at helping students with their career goals.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a registered English major at the moment and thus far, my year has gone swimmingly. The English department is incredibly friendly and relatable and I haven't had a single problem. I'm also in the Honors Program, so I admit that some of my ease has come with the program's flexibility when choosing courses for my schedule.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Initially, I entered Miami as an undecided major and then quickly changed to Zoology, figuring this would be the best option for me, a future medical student. However, I eventually changed my major again, to English Literature. This way I have more study abroad flexibility and I can take courses on a subject I love as well as working to meet the Pre-Med requirements.

4 College Freshman

Computers: As long as you know how to work a Mac, you're good!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus life is pretty boring on the weekdays and the restaurants/shops are very overpriced. The bathrooms in the dorm rooms could be cleaner. Also, we could all use plenty more diversity. Yes, the outside is beautiful but the inside is not so great, honestly. Make good friends and you'll be A okay!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation is good and convenient. The bus drivers are very friendly. If you need to be somewhere at a time that doesn't fit the bus schedule, just call Access Miami/Door to Door and they'll be there as fast as they can to transport you!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The amount of off campus housing is good and the prices are less than dorms. There is really no downside other than they fill up quickly and you have to wait until your junior year to live off campus, except you can live in fraternity houses your sophomore year.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are only a few things to do in Oxford. But it is close enough to Cincinnati to go downtown and there is plenty to do there.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm in the College of Arts and Sciences as a Psychology major. I really enjoy it and the Psychology building is new and very nice. The only problem I have is the language requirement for the College of Arts and Sciences.

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nightlife in most places is for students 21 and over. However, most underage just drink before going uptown and still have plenty of fun. The biggest nightlife is the Greek parties. There are usually 3 huge parties every week and the houses always vary. I think it is amazing compared to my old university, Youngstown State University.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is a really small town with a small population. To most this may seem disappointing. However, I transferred from Youngstown State University where going out in a city was not fun. When go uptown at Miami mostly every single person you meet is a student.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Our varsity sports aren't that great. However, our hockey team is amazing and our school spirit for every varsity sport is through the roof. Intramurals are especially big here. The athletic facilities are top notch and keep improving.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: I personally love the weather. Winters get cold but not until early December through early February. August, September, and May get very warm, but nothing like the south. I personally hate extreme heat, so for myself, the weather is great.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: They say they will crack down but dont really do anything.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys are typical "frat boys"
Girls are bitches and extremely snobby

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5 College Sophomore

Transportation: I ride the Express and Yellow buses up from Ditmer almost every morning. The transportation really helps me get to where I need to go in a timely fashion without the chance of walking and being late to class. The bus drivers are also great, I know both on a first name basis and we always talk during the bus ride. They are so sweet and caring.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: When you walk onto the Miami Campus you'll automatically notice that there are a lot of preppy girls and boys that go there. First off, noticing the different colored pants, snap back hats, polo hats, sperry top-siders, and uggs on every person you see. Unless its cold outside then you'll notice a patagonia jacket or a North Face around every corner. The frat boys are attractive, but can be somewhat unfriendly. Where the sorority girls are skinny girls with their noses stuck in the air. If you look hard enough though, I've seen that there are truly some great people on campus, its all in where you are and what clubs you join.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Some of the computers tend to be slow. However, others are great. Most the time the Computers in the libraries are full and crowded, it would be nice if they would put more on campus. The Wifi is amazing though, I have never had issues connecting to it.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Miami offers a great range of clubs, teams, and social activities. Even though Oxford is a small town I have never felt bored. Our Greek life is huge! Miami is a beautiful campus year round. Miami is one of the top colleges for Education, Engineering, and Business.


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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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