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Oxford, OH
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14,657
Tuition (in-state)
$29,158 ($13,594)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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Off-Campus Dining: Bagel & Deli is my favorite place to eat uptown. It's so addictive. At 2 a.m. on a Saturday night, you wouldn't believe how packed it is. There's not a ton of restaurants, just a Jimmy John's, Wendy's, and a Mexican restaurant. I'm not really sure, because I usually eat in the dorms.

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Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants: not a huge selection, but still good for a small town. Most restaurants are located on or around High Street. There are three killer sandwich places: Jimmy John's, Great Steak & Potato Company, and La Bodega. There are also two good Chinese places: Phan Shin and China One. There's a great little Italian place, called Spaghetti's, by Kroger, and then there are about three `nice' restaurants. One is really nice; it's called the Alexander House. It has steaks and all that jazz. Good stuff.

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Off-Campus Dining: We have a large array of sub and bagel shops uptown, Starbuck's, pizza places, Mexican places, a little farther out of the way are places like McDonald's, Taco Bell, Arby's, and La Rosa's. But just in town are Wendy's, Jimmy John's, Bagel & Deli, Bruno's Pizza, and a few other good places. There are also three rather expensive, dressy, nice places-not to mention all of the bars that serve good quality food.

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Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants are very good. They range in style, speed, and price range. If you are looking for somewhere quick, easy, and inexpensive, then we have many of the typical fast-food chains such as Wendy's, Subway, Skyline, and Great Steak & Potato Co. We also have several pizza places, sub shops, and sandwich restaurants.

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Off-Campus Dining: On the more upscale side, we have several original places where you can sit down, be waited on, and enjoy a quality meal. The good thing about eating uptown is you can get a card that is similar to a meal plan that will work at almost all the restaurants.

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Off-Campus Dining: Most of the bars have grills, but the good places are Spaghetti's and the High Street Grill. Of course, there are the chains-Wendy's, Cassano's, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Arby's, Pizza Hut, La Rosa's, Papa John's, SDS pizza, Johnny's Deli, Jimmy John's, and Bagel & Deli. Bruno's Pizza is sold on the streets uptown until 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

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Off-Campus Dining: Though a little pricey, La Rosa's has the best pizza in town. La Bodega is an alternative deli serving foods, like cous cous and sesame noodle salad, as well as traditional soups and sandwiches.

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Off-Campus Dining: Some of the restaurants aren't that great, like Spaghetti's, which is way too expensive for the quality of food. Pedro's isn't very good either. However, there are some bright spots like Subway, La Rosa's, China One, and Jimmy John's.

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Overall Experience: Usually, no matter who you are, you can find some sort of niche here. Sometimes, I do wish I had made a better choice, but there is something about Miami that gets into your blood and you can't get it out.

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Overall Experience: There's nowhere else I'd rather be than at Miami. I've met the greatest people and done some things I never thought I'd do. I've made the most of my time here, so far, and intend to keep doing so for my last year. I'm sure I could have been just as happy at another school, but Miami fulfills about everything I wanted in a college: beautiful campus, wonderful friends, interesting classes, far away from home. It's just great!

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Overall Experience: There are times I think I can't stand it any more, like when you're trying to schedule and take finals at the same time, but then I think about the summer and how much I miss being at school. It's my home.

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Overall Experience: Overall, I've enjoyed my time at Miami. I don't wish that I had gone anywhere else because I like the community, and I like the experiences I've had here.

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Overall Experience: I couldn't be happier at Miami. Once I got involved in activities, I really felt this was the best place for me to be.

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Overall Experience: I have had some really fun and influential experiences on campus. There have been times though when I have wished that I went away to school, but then I would just be lonely without my family and friends close by. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have made some really good new friends, but those that have been there for you forever will never be replaced.

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Overall Experience: I love Miami, and I am so glad I go here. Initially, I was worried about being from out-of-state because everyone else seemed to have high school friends, but, after a week or so into school, it didn't matter anymore.

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Academics: Most of the professors are kind and considerate, especially if you have a problem. Some professors go out of the way to make things interesting, and some just seem to recite the textbook.

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Academics: The professors are good and bad, depending on the teacher and the department. I was lucky to have very good professors who cared a lot about my well being as a student and friend. I had one problematic professor in the art history department that I detested. Unlike most large schools, the atmosphere feels very close-knit. There is a great deal of one-on-one exchange with professors.

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Academics: The classes that I find the most interesting are the ones where I end up working the hardest. These are also classes where my grades are below my personal average. The teachers like to push students, and they do make each class challenging.

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Academics: The interest level of a class depends entirely on the subject. Classes such as math or stats generally are not going to be interesting. Some of the Miami Plan classes I took were interesting, such as a World Political Science class and architecture.

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Academics: Several of my computer science classes were also interesting. I've had the entire spectrum of professors. I've had the inspiring and insightful teachers and also the horrible and unfair teachers. For the most part, they have been pretty good. The best way to find good professors and classes is to ask upperclassmen.

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Academics: Most of the professors here are good. It depends on your major, but most of the departments here are good, too. Very few students take advantage of office hours, so there is plenty of one-on-one time. Class size is also not bad. You can schedule all big lecture classes if you like those, or you can usually get a schedule of all small classes.

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Academics: I don't think there's anything outstanding about the professors, but overall, I've been pleased-I've taken some really good classes. They are always willing to talk and give advice. Most listen very well and are open to your problems, suggestions, or even your future career anxieties.

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Academics: Although it certainly depends on the class, and even the department, many of the professors bring an extraordinary amount of enthusiasm to their classes. Since that enthusiasm is infectious, it often makes attending class interesting and enjoyable.

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Academics: I think that there's probably a difference in professors from department to department, and there will always be bad professors. However, I think that the professors here are really good. I am a literature major, and most of the professors I have had from the English department have been excellent.

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Academics: My professors from other departments have been really good. Most are very much concerned with making your experience a good one, and they really help you learn. I have met very few who do not make themselves readily available to give help to any student that wants it.

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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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