Oxford, OH
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
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Reviews 2193 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Miami is known for being a preppy college for rich families. Therefore, there isn't much diversity. For some reason, our school prides itself on having a lot of rich, white students. I would love to see more diversity on campus because I grew up around people with different cultures than my own. Diversity keeps things interesting and fun!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing at Miami is fantastic. There are many options and all of the students live there. It is nice because everyone names their houses and people don't know your house by its address, they know it by the name. The only problem is that only junior and senior students can live in the off-campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Really Rainy Here Is Oxford – The weather is normal Ohio weather. It does rain often so bring boots and umbrellas.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not the Greatest – There are a lot of Chinese students but other than that the diversity is lacking. There are mainly white students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Student Teaching – I haven't had to do this yet but many of my friends have already gone through the process and the school does a very good job of taking care of you. If there is a certain school you want to student teach in, you can make a case and most likely get placed in that school. Student teaching abroad is also an option and the teachers are very flexible. As long as you can set up a way to communicate with your supervisor while student teaching, they will make sure it happens as well. For example, skyping with a teacher makes it possible to student teach abroad.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Go Uptown If You Dare – I have only gone uptown for parties a couple times because it is not really my scene but when I have gone out to the clubs, they are generally pretty crowded. It's only 5 bucks to get in which is reasonable and the music is good. Also, there is no age limit for the clubs so everyone can get in. Personally, I like to spend nights hanging out with my friends away from the clubs because it is just too much crazy for a girl like me!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Miami Plan is the main curriculum that Miami University uses to ensure that their students are well rounded upon graduation. It's great in theory! Make students take classes so they can learn about a wide range of topics. The fact of the matter is that the Miami Plan interferes greatly with classes that need to be taken for your major. There are so many credits that are required for the Miami Plan that it also makes graduating in 4 years seem difficult at times.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a Huge Deal. If you play a Varsity sport here, it's good and all, but... it's not a huge deal. As long as you're in shape you're good. And there are plenty of intramurals to participate in. However, the hockey games and football games are pretty fun to go to!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments.... What You See Is What You Get. You could spend a ton to get a great apartment off campus, or you can spend a little and get something livable...yet not so nice. It's just like any town out there.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Jackpot. Beautiful people inside and out. I live on north campus and I'm surrounded by athletes. Always great options when it comes to the guys! And everything about this school is beautiful! From people to the campus in general.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great Staff, Not Enough Student Diversity – The school and staff are extraordinary! Teachers are very willing to help students and honestly want to help them to succeed. However, a downside to Miami is that the student body is not very diverse. It was hard for me to find friends that weren't the typical rich, arrogant, sorority/ fraternity type. It seems like everyone is the same person and wears/ has the same material possessions.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Average Dorm Rooms – Dorms are pretty nice. Most have community bathrooms though, and some are in remote locations of campus, which require a long walk to some academic buildings and the rec center. Maintenance and sanitation in the buildings is great though, and room size is average.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of Variety – Off-campus dining is great! There is so much variety and many affordable options. There are places to get Chinese, fast food, sushi, bagel/ deli sandwiches, and much more.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: In order to receive any help you need to be dirt poor or a genius. They do not take into consideration those students who have wealthy parents yet they don't help pay for schooling

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Multiple dining locations all over campus. You can choose from all you can eat buffets or restaurant style dining. Food is good but is a little on the pricey side.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Oxford, OH – Oxford is a small town with a large, beautiful University placed in the middle of it. 45 minutes from Cincinnati and Dayton. 30 minutes from I-70 for easy access of other travels. Many places to go within the town and enough restaurants to no go to the same place for weeks.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid was rather easy to deal with. After completing the FAFSA, everything else ran pretty smoothly.

College Freshman

Parking: I do not have a car since I am a freshman, so I cannot thoroughly explain or credit the parking of the school. There really is no need for a car unless one goes home often. Everything is pretty much within walking distance.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing Rating – The housing is exactly what one would expect when going off to college. Shower shoes are necessary, bathrooms are not as clean as one would like, and the rooms are liveable. I cannot speak for all dorms, but I enjoy mine because I can personally control the temperature. In others, they are unable to control their heat because the thermostat is not in their rooms.

2 College Freshman

Parking: There are plenty of spots in the big parking garages but finding a spot on the street is virtually impossible without the right (and expensive) parking pass.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lot of Places, Look Super Early – I haven't lived off campus but there are all sorts of apartments and houses people rent together. A lot of the houses have signs with the name of the house of them like the stagger inn or classy ladies. It's entertaining. If youre looking for one though, be looking a year or more early cause they go FAST.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lot of Delivery, Go Uptown – There are a lot of delivery places or you can go uptown which has al sorts of different places or eat and drink. I wouldn't say they have a ton of different choices of there are plenty to choose from.

4 College Senior

Greek Life: Greeks and non-Greeks don't really interact much, which has its problems.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Office Is Okay- Tuition Is Expensive – The financial aid office is okay- you can manage most stuff online. Sometimes if you call in you can get a student who doesn't know what you're talking about, so it's best to make an actual appointment if you have detailed concerns or issues.

Tuition is expensive here compared to most state schools though- you will probably have a lot of loans by the end.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Better Than Other Parts of Ohio! I swear there's some sort of sunny dome around Oxford- it sure seemed that way driving in from Cleveland. It gets cold, and snows occasionally, but it's really pretty good.


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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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