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Reviews 2227 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There's definitely a lot to do Uptown on any given night. It's pretty safe as well, as it is small and located right off campus. During the weekends, in addition to Uptown, there's always parties going on at the houses, apartments and frats. There's not a whole lot of variety though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There's several options to choose from, but students have to lock into a housing contract almost a full year before they plan on living there to assure space.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There Are Some Bumps Along the Way – Financial aid was easy but my loan took awhile to get approved. If you have never done financial aid I suggest calling the school's financial aid to get questions answered and if you take out a loan make sure you send all the papers to make sure it's approved

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Looks and Social Life – Miami University is known as 'J Crew U' but not a lot of people dress like that. I always see Sperrys on campus though. I'm not a big party goer but there are a lot from what I've heard. There's a lot to do on campus regardless if you like to party or not

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I've only finished my first year at Miami University and from what I have experienced, dorm life isn't bad. I lived in Anderson Hall and the only problems that were in the dorm was when the custodians didn't put toilet paper in the stalls and didn't clean up the hall very well. The people in my hall were great and I really wish the hall was open up to upperclassmen. The location isn't too bad either. It's located across from the rec center.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Excellent and Easy Travelling – Miami University has on-campus transportation that includes innovative bus routes to take you near any location needed.

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


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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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