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 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Dorms Are Safe and Close to Most Class Buildings/Uptown – I like how the dining halls/markets are located inside the dorms to make it easier in the winter/early mornings to grab something to eat real quick.

5 College Junior

Academics: Political Science – It's very interesting and relative to day-to-day life, especially in times of revolution, such as in Tunisia and Egypt.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Speech Pathology – This major is very specific in terms of the required curriculum and classes that I take. Overall, I think this is beneficial because the classes provide information that I will use in my future job, day in and day out.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good Options – There is a good variety.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Seems very helpful to work with students who need it at Miami

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I feel that people are too strict here, with both the police at bars and Panhel with trying to get sororities and frats in trouble constantly.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very important. If you aren't in a sorority or frat it is way harder to find things to do on the weekends.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: College Town – It is the quintessential college town. There's a good selection of bars and restaurants and plenty of housing.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Social Scene – There's so much variety, and underage students are welcome at the bars, which is much different then other schools.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Our campus is very pretty. There is a lot to do and very nice facilities, and there's a lot of construction going on.

1 College Sophomore

Transportation: I can't get around anywhere. There are literally brick walls on the sidewalks that even inhibit walking. Help! I'm stuck.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Really Good Stuff – Just awesome-so good. I can't even describe how amazing it is.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Pros and Cons – There are a lot of off-campus housing and apartments. The apartments are all relatively new and much nicer than the houses. The landlords for the houses are not very helpful and over charge for what we are getting.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Miami is too overpriced and I don't feel they give enough financial aid, especially for out of state students. I had to take out a loan bigger than the financial aid that was given to me.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The facilities at Miami University are really good. Everything has its own uniqueness, and everything is comfortable.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Everyone has a laptop so there isn't always a student need for computers, but they seem to be reliable when needed.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Getting financial aid if you are in the middle of the road financially and are white, then financial aid doesn't come easily. So you have to jump through the hoops to try to get financial aid, including grants, scholarships, and loans. I have applied for countless scholarships and haven't been able to get many.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: For the majority of our sports, our students have a pretty large fan support system. Our football team did really well this season, and the students helped support them by attending games. Our hockey team is very well known and probably the biggest sport at Miami. Our hockey team is very good and the games are always fun to attend.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus Crime in Oxford – There have been times where I feel slightly uncomfortable on campus especially when I have e-mails in my inbox about break-ins on campus and also assault of people walking home over the weekend. Some people don't think about what they're doing when they walk home alone at 2 a.m. But, overall, I feel safe on campus.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Very Attractive Student Body – Miami is known for its very good-looking students as a whole.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Mostly White Students – Very little diversity-the majority of the student body is white. The school has the reputation of being filled with preppy, economically privileged students.

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very difficult to get any aid and talk to people ... fight me on getting instate tuition too.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Weed and Beer – The title pretty much says it. The drug of choice is far and away marijuana, not to say others aren't present. Also, beer is so convenient with three different delivery places and plenty of parties with free beer. However, hard alcohol is nearly as easy to come by. Drinking is the activity of choice for sure.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The racial diversity is one of the weaker aspects as far as strictly numbers are concerned; however, it is very easy to integrate different people into your group of fiends, which I really like. Miami does a great job of recruiting students in the Asian community but could use more Latino and African-American students.

The sexual orientation at Miami, from what I've seen, is very diverse and there are some from each of the various groups: gay, lesbian, straight, transsexual, bisexual, queer, and transgender.

On the political side, students tend to be more conservative but we have our share of lefties, as well. Many students are very wealthy, which tends to be annoying but there are a fair number of students paying for college themselves or are from poorer backgrounds.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Wouldn't Have Gone Anywhere Else – Miami is the perfect college town. There's always something going on uptown or on campus. The people I've met here are my best friends and I don't know what I'm going to do after I graduate. It's a great party school, but it's also highly respected for its high academic standards.


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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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