Oxford, OH
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$29,158 ($13,594)
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Reviews 2193 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Other than hockey, which takes too long to get into the games, the sports at Miami are not that meaningful. I wish things were different.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Depending on the place, it's either very good or awful. Not too much variety either.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – I have never had a problem with my safety here at Miami.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The Real Feel of a College Campus – You will see lots of familiar faces.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: We should be allowed to live off campus sophomore year.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The gym is very nice but too small.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Tool Bag City – The majority of the people are complete tools. A lot of people are in frats and dress completely ridiculous with their lacrosse pennies and boat shoes. The girls here are amazing looking, but when you talk to them it's a different story. Greek life really dominates Miami and if you're not in a frat it can be hard to find parties. Miami's reputation is completely true with it being a rich, white kid school.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not Many Options – Uptown is mostly local eateries and bars. Bagel and Deli is highly recommended.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Farmer School – It's a great facility for business. It is completely state-of-the-art and brand new. The teachers are some of the best in the country and really keep your interest. Job prospects are endless.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school. There are many traditions that have been going on for years and years that I feel a part of just by being here, which makes me really feel tied in with my school and community.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: On the weekends especially the nightlife gets wild. The off-campus houses and fraternities often have parties, then people go up to the bars. There are buses that run, as well as door-to-door services at night.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – The school takes safety very seriously. There are crime alerts that go out whenever there are reported crimes. The school provides door-to-door transportation at night if you feel uncomfortable walking alone. There are emergency buttons around campus in case of an emergency and cops are always seen lurking about on foot and by car.

2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol Are Used – Alcohol is more popular on and around campus but if someone wants to a gateway to hard drugs, they are reasonably easy to access around campus. If you aren't into that scene it is easy to stay away from it. Drinking especially comes more into play on the weekends in off-campus housing.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Many Options – Miami has many different dining options that are meal-plan friendly. There is a good range of fast food-like burgers, fries, and sodas but there are also sit-down meals like meat and potatoes. The food quality isn't the best but that is to be expected in any mass-produced dining situation. Menus are placed on the school website daily, which is nice when trying to plan out meals ahead of times. Bell Tower is the best place to eat on campus with the most variety.

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3 College Sophomore

Computers: Access on Campus – There are various places around campus that any student can go to use a computer. However, during busy times of the day or midterms/finals week there may be few available. There are random crashes in the network and wireless access all over campus, which can be a huge problem when it comes t getting work done. There are an adequate amount of printers located in different places on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's beautiful at Miami! It's super hot in August and most of September, then the leaves start to change to fall colors and campus looks like it is out of a postcard. October and November start to get cold, and it will snow in December, January, and February. Campus looks great in the snow, which makes the cold worth it. Then it will get warm again from March on.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's pretty good at Miami. They have a few different lines that run around campus, uptown, and off-campus housing areas. They come every 20 minutes, which is the only problem in making sure you catch the bus. The buses are always crowded though, especially when it gets cold in the winter.

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking can be a huge pain at Miami. If you want a car on campus to take home for the weekends, you will be fine. Just make sure that your car is parked in the correct parking lots. Parking in the wrong place will leave you with huge tickets to pay. Driving to class is impractical since campus really isn't that large. Just leave your car parked in the correct lot and you will make it out okay.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Equality Among Greeks and Non Greeks – Miami has many students who decide to go Greek. It is very popular on this campus. However, the Greek and non-Greek populations get along very well. There is no pressure to go Greek, but there are plenty of opportunities to.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Oxford is a very small town. There isn't too much going on, but what is going on is great. We have an awesome bowling alley and an adorable movie theater. We also have plenty of dance clubs and bars around. It is a classic small college town. Of course, we all need a break from small town life once in while and the big cities are fairly close. There are huge malls and movie theaters and other great attractions about a half hour from campus.

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3 College Senior

Athletics: Fair Weather Fans – Not a lot of people support our football team because of its recent past losing record. Hockey is really big at Miami and there is a lot of student support, and games are really fun.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is diversity on campus, but no matter how hard RAs try to get their residents to participate in diversity programs, students aren't that willing to step out of what they know and experience different cultures on campus.


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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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