Oxford, OH
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$29,158 ($13,594)
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Reviews 2189 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Classes are hard--despite what this website says, Miami is not easy to get into and classes are difficult, but not unmanageable.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I love Miami's dining halls! I love of the dining halls have the same kind of food but there are a variety of markets to buy food to eat between class.

5 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Atmosphere, Scenery Are Amazing – Miami is a unique place--the student population is very attractive and also very upper to upper-middle class. The social scene is always going full swing, fashion trends are always here first, but people are a little on the privlegded side. The scenery is gorgeous--all red brick building, beautiful quads and trees/flowers--you won't find anything like this elsewhere.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: It doesn't get better than nightlife in Oxford--the big cities have nothing on us. Bars allow everyone 18+ in (can't buy drinks, obviously). Always an absurd amount of fraternity, sorority, and house parties. Never ever a dull night.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Many very attractive boys and girls. Dress is a more preppy. Social life is really good at miami!

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Hard to Describe – Oxford is a small town--but Miami is a relatively large college, especially considering the size of the town. Crime happens, mainly minor burglaries and sexual assault off-campus--but since the town is so small, these off campus events definately worry everyone. Campus itself is pretty safe and there are tons of saftey measures.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Classes are very strict, cant slack of especially in business school or sciences. Uptown cops can randomly be very strict especially if they need to meet a quota.

5 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Beautiful--For Ohio – Weather is average Ohio weather, but the campus is gorgeous EVERY season--something all student will agree on. Also, the heated sidewalks are pretty handy.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is only convenient on the weekends. The garages are nice but expensive. With the regular parking permit you park further away, there is a trustworthy bus service that runs usually every 30 hour but kinda annoying to use during busy weekdays

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs/ Alcohols – It is more popular for students just to drink but theyre will always be drugies

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Org Comm Major – Great major--interesting classes (sometimes hard and work intensive, but interesting). don't major in communications if you don't like to be put on the spot.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Everyone Has Own Computer – I don't know anyone who didn't have their own computer--we had computer labs, but no one used them. Network reliability can be a bit iffy at times, but wireless is everywhere.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Wouldn't Be Anywhere Else. Miami has the perfect balance of work and play. Everyone takes academics seriously, and we have an excellent faculty that really enables success (our professors are number three in the nation in undergraduate teaching). You won't find too many slackers here. However, people also like to have a good time. You'll find an excellent balance between partying and studying- it's up to you to fine tune! Miami's prestige also carries weight when job-seeking, which is an added bonus!

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: What a Beautiful Student Body – The guys and girls at Miami are extremely attractive. There is a definite interest in fitness- exercise is very common. The dress style is preppy, and you'll know what you need to fill your closet with after the first week (Sperrys, Northface, Patagonia, Ralph Lauren Polo, Longchamp bag, Vineyard Vines, etc.). Everyone is pretty much always looking top-notch- no pajamas in class please!

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4 College Junior

Computers: Computing Resources Are Pretty Good. While I would definitely recommend bringing your own computer because of the ample study space and universal wireless access, Miami has plenty of computers that are always available. The technology is kept up to date and well maintained!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Outside Looking in – The lack of diversity was a huge issue for me. Coming from a small town in Ohio, I felt as if I were an outsider. Every guy wears the same kind of clothes and girls all dress alike as well. And yes it is true that everyone dresses up for class. Some people may argue this, but it is true. However, everyone here is very career driven and the competition is fierce, so academically I have no complaints.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Miami is known for the students being very good looking. This is a positive but does come with the pressure of fitting into the Miami University "mold". There is an abundance of eating problems at Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Fantastic Professors, Fantastic Friends – This school is beautiful - even when I'm trudging through the snow or bracing myself against the rain it's still a pleasure to be among the red brick and the trees. I've never had a horrible professor; they have all been enthusiastic, kind, and passionate. Every group or class I join I find more friendly people to be friends with, and no matter who you are or what you're like it will be the same for you (despite Miami's somewhat stuckup reputation).

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Glancing at the school, the majority of students are white or Chinese foreign exchange students, but it's easy to find more diverse niches. Cultural groups run programs and events every year that you can attend, and communities like Spectrum (LGBTQ) and SSM (Secular Student Association) are open and accepted in the community and full of really great people.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Better Than Most – Miami doesn't serve 5 star meals, but they provide enough variety and the food is good quality so I've never gotten bored. Plus whenever they waffle irons are out, there's also chocolate sauce and whipped cream to put on top! There are school run "restaurants" on campus - La Mia and Panache that have a lot of variety and can make the on-campus dining experience more enjoyable. You can also put money on your card to spend Uptown at real restaurants, but it seems like a waste to me.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: its alright – Greek life is crazy prevalent. It would be a mistake to not join if you like to have a good time. However in comparison to big state party schools Miami's greek parties and such aren't that insane. Also greek life isn't as involved in the community and school as other greek systems at other universities.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Houses Are Overpriced – The house I have leased for next year is extremely expensive and small. All of Oxford raises the prices because they know that Miami students have the ability to pay the high prices

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Great Relationship With Professors – my professors are always open for office hours and to meet with students to help them with struggling topics

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Not Manly at All – Get ready for the button downs shirts, sperrys, and salmon colored shorts. The guys would be really cute if they were more manly and less concerned about what they were wearing

5 College Freshman

Computers: Really Good – King library has so many different computers and plus there are tons of places to go to get help if you need it with different computer issues.


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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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