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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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Not So Upper Class – The athletics at Miami University are not very well known, nor are they much good. But, our students are still supportive and our athletes do catch some recognition.

4 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Miami University is a mid-size college, but most of its students are of the Caucasion race and part of upper-middle or high class. Diversity race wise is usually high with each incoming class but decreases each year. Not very diverse in any other way, except for activities present on campus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The faculty at Miami University are very excelled in their knowledge of the classroom content and teaching styles. They are rated second in the country and have thus far lived up to that rating. Also, people who have attended Miami University in the past provide nothing but exquisite reviews and opinions of the campus, professors, college-life and reputation.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Alcohol Is More Common – The drug scene, specifically alcohol, is fairly widespread amongst the student body, depending on your personal choices and whether or not you are involved in Greek life. Smoking is seen, but not as prevalent.

4 College Junior

Computers: Whether or not you have access to your own personal laptop, the computers on campus are available to all students and are oftentimes accessible close to classrooms and dormitories. Many students on campus have personal computers, so the computer labs typically contain empty spots for those without their own laptop.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Crime – The places on campus get robbed a lot, but I'm sure it's worse on other campuses.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: If you don't like the weather now...wait 10 minutes

4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greeks Rule the School – Greek life on campus is huge. Get in or stay out.

3 College Junior

Parking: Permit Costs – they are costly, so only few students have the permit to park anywhere. most professors have them

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining Halls – Miami University provides excellent food menu variety. the dining halls range from buffet style to al-carte. so for people who are looking for home style cooking, the buffet dining halls would be best. but for eating in between class, the al-carte are more convenient.

5 College Junior

Academics: Depending on one's major, the curriculum varies. but the school makes sure that the curriculum is reasonable for any type of student taking it. from the nerdy on top of the work students, to the party students. it all depends on a student's urge to work hard.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Miami holds students to very high academic standards and provides what some consider an "ivy league" education. As a former business student, the workload is rigorous but not unbearable. Miami provides many opportunities for internships in the later years of your education and through the "Miami Connection" many students have very little trouble finding employment after college.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is a small town but between the Miami Campus and the town of Oxford, there is plenty to do. Oxford is more of small local community so students are not indulged into large city life, however it is relatively close to Cincinnati if the need is there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Across the World – Oxford is known for it's great food selections. They have so many different options, it's unbelievable. Dennison has some of the best food if you're trying to get a wider variety. They have an Asian section, All-American section and their fruit and salad bar is always fresh and delicious. If you're in a rush and want a quick bite, you can always get to-go at places like King Cafe or grab the traditional "Tuffey's Toasted Roll." It's a must-try for anybody that visits Miami.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Breathtaking Campus – The campus itself is amazing. Weather it is the bright and inviting autumn leaves or cool shades of summer, it's quite a sight at Miami. Their Goggins Ice Rink hosts their hockey team, who are known nationwide for their excellence. Miami's rec center is great for athletes and non-athletes. It's a great place to just work out, relax, maybe take a yoga course of even kickboxing. Endless choices encompass the campus and allows for student of any background to feel at home.

College Freshman

Academics: I was accepted into the Honors program and feel more than lucky about it. I pick which classes suit me and my major, set up my own Honors Plan, as opposed to the Miami Plan and still get to stay on course to graduating on time. My adviser, so far, is very helpful and eager to help me determine my needs and how to meet those needs. Overall, I am very excited to get on that beautiful campus and grow as a student.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: College Town – Miami is a college town, meaning that on weekends every stays at school which makes for a more fun weekend. house/frat parties are always happening. in many cases you can just walk right up and grab a beer. around midnight or so every one heads uptown to the bars.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – Most students drink. Smoking pot is the most common of the drugs at Miami. However, if you are looking for somewhere/someone to get or use harder drugs you will be able to find them.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: many students pregame in dorms then go to house parties or frat house parties. then everyone heads to Uptown for the bars. the bar scene is very popular with many 18+ bars

4 College Senior

Academics: Being a sociology major is unique because you get to study what society is like as a whole and look at different cultures, and family, etc. I love the field that I'm studying, and I feel that Miami University is giving me a very good education. When I volunteer and see kids and adults who are on hard times, it inspires me to continue my education and continue to help those that need it. Sometimes there are experts in the field of sociology that come in and talk to us students about what they experience whether its from working with the homeless, or children these people love what they do, which inspires me to keep studying sociology.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: At Miami, sports here are more for the fans, it seems. The only really dominate teams are hockey and girl's soccer. Hockey games are the ones to go to, though, because the crowd goes nuts, and we are usually number 1 in the nation every year. The facilities for all the teams here are great, and are known for their quality. And if you want to play intramural sports, we have hockey, soccer, broomball, ultimate frisbee, and a lot more.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics here are great. All of the professors here know what they are talking about, as most of them have prior experience in their respective field. Miami also offers a wide range of topics that you can study, which is nice because you will probably change your major more than once.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Out of State Aid – In an effort to bring more out of state students to Miami, they give each person who decides to enroll here $7,000 a year, just for being from out of state! No complaints there.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Better Than You Expected...Much Better. The food here is far from your mom and dad's stories of college food. No, it may not be in the top national rankings for food and yes it can be a little repetitive, but you can always find something to eat. Yes, I'd be nicer if they had more salad bars like at Farmer and that the sit down dining hall dinner hours were a little later (instead of 5-7), but you can't say you ever went hungry here. There are plenty of places to eat, from deli style, sit down, to a more on-the-go sort of place. Sure, you'll do your fair share of eating out in Oxford, too. But take it from me, you may actually end up missing a few of the items served at your local dining hall.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very Knowledgable Staff – In none of my Communication classes have I been allowed to "slack off", nor have I wanted to! Every course I've taken in my field has been both challenging (though not impossible)and interesting as well. The professors are very aware and passionate about what they are teaching, and know how to make it relevant to their students. Being in their classes (if you're interested in the material) will make you want to work hard and impress them. In the end, you could end up getting a substantial teacher's rec from someone with great credentials, not to mention some new and useful knowledge as well.


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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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