Location
Oxford, OH
Undergrads
14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Reviews 2189 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are several different police forces that patrol the campus, making it difficult for people to get away with breaking the rules, such as underage drinking. They are especially watchful on the weekends, so I suggest not being drunk in public. Other than that, you're golden.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms aren't terrible, but the upperclassman dorms are certainly much better. I live in Peabody, which is far away from the center of campus. Although it is quite a walk, we have the largest dorms. The ceilings are high, and the building has an air of being a hotel. The walk is not as bad as it seems, due to the fact that the college scenery is breathtaking.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Undeclared Major – With an undeclared major, I have time to complete my basic courses that are necessary for graduation that may or may not have to do with a specific major. This allows me to explore my options in the fields of science, math, social studies, and language arts. It helps with deciding which major is right for me.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything on Miami's campus is very nice and new. The dorms could, however, use a little bit of work. The gym, library, and MOST, certainly not all, of the classrooms are very nice.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Health and Safety – Although there have been some crimes recently, it seems that Oxford is, for the most part, very safe and you can always call public safety if in trouble. It is, however, frustrating for students how the cops act. Nobody would feel comfortable calling them in fear of getting into trouble.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Very Basic – At Miami, the atmosphere is very much what college should be. Almost all of Oxford is known for Miami, and it seems as though it is made up completely of college students.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is always a struggle in Oxford. It's very hard to find a place to park that's actually close.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places eat at Miami. Good variety. Prices aren't bad either.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers work well enough. Blackboard tends to break down more than I would like. But we have great technology in the classroom.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Inside Scoop – Miami has a fun, fired-up, and enthusiastic student body. There is so much going on uptown that you are never bored on the weekends. The recreational facilities are amazing. The buildings and campus are stunning.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The Changing Seasons – The changing seasons are so pretty. It is very hot in the summer and right when you get to school. Then it is cool and temperate and nice out through October, then it starts to get chilly, then cold, then icy and very cold, then by the time March rolls around it starts to get warm, sunny, and beautiful again.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Withrow Street – I am moving into an adorable four-bedroom, brand-new house next year with three of my friends. Though it is a bit expensive, it is the perfect location and the landlords have been amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Fast, Trustworthy, Efficient – The buses are great here. We also have taxis. We also have a student driver service that will drive you somewhere for free if you absolutely need it (used in cases of emergency, like if you can't walk because you are on crutches or something like that).

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Drunk, Crazy, Busy – If you are looking for a party school then Miami definitely deserves an A. But, there could be more options for those who wish to remain sober.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Preppy, Snobby, Selfish, Pretty – In general, people here are very into themselves and obsessed with money and are not very welcoming by any means compared to other campuses, even other campuses that have Greek Life. If I were to talk about looks, then people are good looking but have some eating problems because appearance is so important.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else – I can't imagine myself anywhere else.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is the Most Popular – Drinking is by far the drug of choice followed by a few other recreational choices.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is huge. It's a little looked down upon by non-Greeks but Greek life definitely increases the social atmosphere of campus.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Sets School Apart – Off-campus housing is nice and most off-campus housing is right next to campus. They are able to do this because they are in a small town. If we were in a metropolis, it would not be possible to walk to bars and to class.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing Summary – The housing hasn't been updated in quite some time. However, they look alright on the outside. Also, a lot of freshman housing is in an extremely inconvenient location.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Most of the facilities are nice on the outside, but very average on the inside. There were not enough libraries and places to study on campus. There could have more availability to study in different places.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks R US – The fact is if you're not Greek, you're not going to have much fun unless you enjoy hanging out at Packincos on the sweaty dance floor making out with rando trogs.

3 College Junior

Weather: Cold in Winter – We have nice weather up until November when everyone is outside. The school is fair about granting snow days when needed.

3 College Junior

Parking: There are plenty of places to park, but passes are expensive to buy (especially for the garages). It's rumored that parking tickets/towing fees built our new rec center.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Bars Bars Bars – Great day drinking on Saturdays but it seems like even if there is a party Friday or Saturday night everyone leaves to go to the bars by 11.

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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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