Location
Oxford, OH
Undergrads
14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The school has a good amount of options for athletics. There are many intramurals, and the rec center is decent. The football team is awful, but the hockey team is very good.

2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Fairly Boring – In Oxford there really isn't much to do. The school is surrounded by farmland, and other than our hockey team, our sports are very poor. The only thing to do every weekend is to drink. Everyone drinks. The people here are obsessed with their Greek life activities.

3 College Junior

Weather: Sunny or a Foot of Snow – Campus is really pretty in the spring. However, in the winter the snow can be heavy. It might be impossible for people in wheelchairs or on crutches. Buy some boots and a good coat. North Face is the popular brand here. Expect to be disappointed by the lack of class cancellations. Have fun trudging through the snow, navigating half shoveled walkways, and balancing on student-made paths of icy packed snow.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Get a bike. You can also ride the bus, but having a car can be more of a problem if you are just driving around campus.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: You kinda have to know someone to party. The police are not understanding when it comes to drunken escapades or underage. This is because there is a drinking and drug problem on the campus. One of the first jokes I heard when coming to Miami is that the hospitals are experts at pumping stomachs. Frat parties can become too crazy. It's good to find some laid-back people and always go to clubs or parties with them in case trouble comes.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Hockey is the biggest thing at Miami. Every sport has its own group of followers.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Places off campus are generally as expensive as places on campus. However, there are more options. You must visit the Bagel and Deli. In town, there is a good mix of big chain restaurants and some unique only to the town of Oxford. Also, Cincinnati is not that far away.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The gym is really far away unless you live in the apartments. The campus itself is very beautiful. There is a great mixture of landscaping and red brick buildings. The air often smells fragrant from the blooming flowers in the spring. The biggest complaint is how expensive things can be. Prepare to pay $35 to replace a student ID and $7 if you lock yourself out of your self-locking room. However, the campus is very student-based and there are plenty of resources. You may have problems if you are a student with disabilities or come from a lower-income background.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: GO GREEK – Miami's Greek life dominates the social scene, there is no doubt about it. From frat parties to socials to huge philanthropy projects, there is no denying that the Greeks have a strong presence at Miami. If you're looking to get involved socially at Miami going Greek is the best way to do that. Greek life at Miami is the best.

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4 College Student

Greek Life: Lots of Them! Almost everyone on Miami's campus is involved in Greek life. If you're not directly involved, you will have friends who are. All the activities are enjoyable, and they throw great parties.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Too Many to Choose from – There are plenty of guys and girls at Miami. All the girls are friendly and more than willing to befriend anybody, and the boys are all there to have a good time.

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on Miami's campus. Security is there whenever you need them, and the late-night walking service is very helpful.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking passes are expensive, and if you don't get one fast enough you'll have to pay more to park in a parking garage. When you hit junior status you get to park on campus rather than in one of the mass parking lots.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Everyone Drinks, but Not Everyone Gets Caught – One really awful school policy is that if you are arrested uptown at a bar, your police report will probably be sent to the school, so you will be punished by the law and by the school. RAs try to be cool, but if you're obviously drinking in your room, they'll have to write you up. You do have the chance to appeal it and get out of trouble.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: College Suites – A little pricey, but if you wait until the end of the year, they offer great discounts and will match you with roommates if you need to. Every resident gets their own bathroom and bedroom and storage closet, and the only thing you pay for is electricity. It's kind of far away, but they offer a shuttle to campus every 15 minutes.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: College Is Sweet, but Home Rocks – I love it here at Miami. It's clean, educational, and the people are nice, but I miss home way too much. It's interfered with my school. It has caused me numerous health problems. Basically, I spend most of my time trying to go home for a weekend or forget about how much I miss home. It's not a bad place to be but I completely think a school closer to home would have suited me better.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Dining on Campus – The dining at Miami is great. The dining halls are placed in such a way that one could eat in just about any part of campus. The food is delicious but it's not all that healthy-and if it is healthy, it's not that tasty. The service is a tiny bit shifty, meaning that some of the students would rather be elsewhere. But the cleaning is immaculate. The best place to eat in my opinion is Shriver Center or Bell Tower because the variety of food is really good. The money spent on these is best if you have Diplomat Plan, not the basic Passport Plan. You can also buy things with your meal that you need like mouthwash or toothpaste should you run out. Overall, it's a great set up here.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a biochemstry major with an onset of pre-vet studies. I can honestly say that Miami has made it very easy and comfortable here as a prevet/biochem major. It has a support group with all types of exposing activities. They really get into helping and advising as early as freshman year. They help with internships and study. It's very diverse, as well. The workload gets heavier as you move into the upperclass levels, but they do also offer help for most of the courses you must take and they really want to see you succeed.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol Is a Drug – Alcohol is one of the biggest activities on campus. Everyone drinks, be it before class, after class, or at parties. Some people do harsher drugs, like pills and weed but their numbers are miniscule in comparison.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Large School, Large Amount of Caucasions – There's a variety of minority races and ethnicities on campus, but they don't make up even an eighth of the population.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Plenty of Space and Lots of Hours – There are multiple computer labs throughout campus, most of which are open all hours of the night. Almost everyone has their own computer since some classes require laptops or certain software, which means the labs aren't usually crowded.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is a small town; however, it has its perks. I know the town quite well. Since I have lived here for years, I will know how to travel around and get to my classes with ease.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Make a Difference – I joined Ambassadors For Children, a humanitarian group that has community and global projects. With the group, I took an alternative spring break to Jamaica to work in a couple schools, take donations, and experience the culture. It was the best experience and I know I made a difference outside of my own country. Miami has all kinds of groups that get you involved in whatever it may be you're interested in.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Llcs Are the Best – Miami has Living Learning Communities, which are really good for placing you with people with something in common, such as a similar major or common sport. This also is great for making study groups because it's likely you have some of the same classes. The dorms can be small, but it really isn't that bad because you get used to it and you aren't always in the dorm anyway. People are really social, which is good unless you're sleeping and they still want to be loud, but I suppose that's anywhere. Students are required to live on campus the first two years, then they have the option of apartments and houses.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Snow sometimes causes campus to close – Well, when it snows enough the campus will close, but it usually has to get pretty bad. All of the other campuses will close before we do.

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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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