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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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life rule the campus. If you don't join, you feel left out during the February season. There are many other clubs to be a part of.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: There are many ride share and bus transportation programs, but oxford is the middle of no where so its hard to get out. Almost 30 minutes to anywhere.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are a lot of new dorms, but some of the dorms are really antisocial.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Miami does its best to stand behind all of our student athletes, even the ones who don't play varsity sports.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There is something for everyone and even if it takes a while to find it, you will. I speak from experience, I switched things around a number of time before I found what I was really happy with.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am majoring in Psychology and Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM). SLAM is the best and it gives you so many options and just taking classes gives you the chance to talk with people who want to help you. Not only are the faculty in SLAM willing to help you, they are super excited to! All it takes it asking the question.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: You're looking at a school in the midwest so you're going to get snow, rain, and cold all the time. However fall and spring in Oxford are beautiful so that makes up for the snow, rain, and cold.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It's a struggle to get what you need right away and sometimes it takes calling and explaining what may have gone wrong. It's expensive for out of state students but if you can get any type of scholarship, go for it!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice mix of chains and local places uptown so you have options either way. Some of the more local options can be a bit more expensive but they are really good!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I'm an RA (Resident Assistant) so I live on campus but I've noticed that those who live off campus have different experiences in terms of whether they are living in a house or an apartment. If you are interested in living off campus, look ASAP because th options that are really popular go really fast.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: By the looks of it, Miami isn't a diverse place. This is an area that Miami struggles with in many areas from accessible entrances, to racial diversity, among other factors. However there are a number of student groups working to make Miami a better place for the students who will be coming in after them.

The looks of Miami are discouraging but as a student of color, I can say that the experience is different from what many students are often told when they look into coming to Miami.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is big. The numbers sound low but you will notice a lot of the people on campus who are wearing their letters. It is something to be proud of but don't let the decision not to go greek break your college experience. Personally, I went through recruitment twice and both times all of the chapters I felt comfortable with cut me. Not being greek hasn't made my experience at Miami any less special but it has been different.

For sororities, there are certain building that are available for housing your second year. They are meant to allow more bonding time with your sisters as well as other sororities represented in the same building.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of students drink. There are people who go out to bars or clubs most weekends and week nights. You'll notice that a lot of the culture off campus is influenced by drinking and sometimes drug use. However just because you choose not to engage in any of these activities does not mean that you will be left out. It is very possible to make friends who respect youchoice not to drink and these are the people you want to keep around.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is something everywhere. That being said, alcohol is easy to come across in a lot of places as well. However there are bars uptown that you can go to and dance without the same pressure to drink compared to being at a party.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Oxford and being on Miami's campus. If I had to go back in time and reapply to colleges, Miami would still be on my list and I would pick to come here all over again.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our school has a fairly high rate of sexual assaults that happen on campus and in various areas that are in that area. However, there have been a number of things done to help prevent this. There are also a number of resources that have been created to help those who unfortunately are sexually assaulted.

In general, I feel safe around Oxford and on Miami's campus. However I know that if I was to feel unsafe, there are resources available to me who can help.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's fine, doesn't play a huge role. I had a bad experience with the counseling center but I think it has potential to be helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you don't make your bad behavior a huge production, you won't get in any trouble

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey is the only sport we care about, but that's understandable if you saw our football team. It would be nice to have more of a game-day tailgate culture

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2 College Freshman

Computers: The wi-fi is awful, it was down for days at a time and you'll struggle to find a signal

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are anything but nice, however it is usually clean and isn't a problem. Just look forward to living in Heritage Commons sophomore year if you choose not to rush

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you're not Greek, get ready to lose your social life. I rushed and didn't end up getting into a sorority for some reason and it was devastating. I'm a cute girl and very nice and smart, it was just that there was a HUGE number of girls rushing and I couldn't believe how many amazing and gorgeous people had to drop. Expect Bama-like intensity and don't underestimate the seriousness.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You really have nothing to worry about. Most people here do drink but you won't get into trouble unless you're painfully stupid and make a show of it. Other drugs really haven't been something I've noticed as of yet

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I often feel very trapped in Oxford. It's a small town but besides the academic buildings and houses there is one street of things to do and a Wal-Mart that requires a bus ride or drive. Two weeks of this sent me running for the city and desperate to leave. I felt like the world was going on without me while I was trapped in the bubble

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: As an honors student I got a small scholarship but I wasn't eligible for any sort of financial aid so I'm not sure


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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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