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Reviews 2344 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Weather isn't terrible, it's Ohio, but walking to class isn't the best in bad weather.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The uptown area is the best. Many little shops and bars for the night time too.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of alcohol activity in the area, but it's your decision whether or not to participate.

4 College Freshman

Technology: The wifi is really good within the dorms and learning buildings, and like normal things of this nature it has its moments where it is down or slower but overall it's really reliable.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: I take the Barons bus which is a new feature on campus. This bus system is the best and goes many different places, is cheap and has things that are needed for a college student; including wifi and a bathroom.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being a freshman at college I've never really been alone to the doctors and having had to go this semester was an experience. The staff is very friendly and the process is very easy. It's a little bit out of the way, but thats the only complaint I have.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Having the option to keep a car on campus isn't even a thought for most students because the cost is very high, but the cost for a car off campus is amazing. The lot is not terribly far and there are busses to and from it all the time. I don't normally need my car, but it's nice to know that it is there if I need it.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus dining is very good, it supplies a good variety of food. There are specials for holidays and the dining halls are an all you can eat style.The people working at the dining halls are usually very nice. Our main student center is open very late into the night making it easy to always get something to eat around campus.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The girls at the school tend to follow a certain trend of how they act and dress. The usual attire is yoga pants with boots and some type of designer shirt or hat. The attitudes are usually arrogant although this does not speak for everyone at the school. The guys tend to wear Sperrys and short shorts that are salmon colored.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life on campus is awesome, there are so many places to eat and things to do on campus. The uptown atmosphere is one of a kind, the people are great and it is really easy to make friends.Even though our sports teams may not be the best, students get in free to all of the sporting events. The dining halls are serve very good food.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school is very diverse, it allows many opportunities for to discover what you are interested in and allows for one to explore his or her desires. The university is not to big but also not too small. The professors here really care about the students and are always here to help. The facilities are top notch, there is always something new being built at Miami and all of the facilities are student friendly.

4 College Senior

Technology: At least in the architecture department, we have great computers that come with most of the programs we need. All of the libraries on campus each have a ton of computers as well.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There's a good amount, but it's not obvious all the time.

5 College Senior

Majors: I LOVE my program. Although it was not ranked highly when I applied, the Department of Architecture and Interior Design at Miami University is truly excellent. The professors are stellar and are constantly trying to help students further their design philosophies.
It's a ton of work, but if you really love the field like I do, you will love the program.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are tons of options, all over the place. I think we have around fifteen places to eat or get food just on campus... and if you get sick of that, you can always eat or order something from uptown!

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: Weed is always a problem, no matter what school you go to, but the RA's are pretty quick to notice when you've got it in the dorms. A lot of people smoke in the woods on or around campus, but when I go back there to walk or run I haven't seen many people.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great - I met the majority of my friends in my freshman year dorm. We got to know each other through a lot of social events put on by our RA's, football in the quad, and eating in the dining halls near or attached to our dorms.

3 College Senior

Administration: Honestly, it depends on your RA. I've had both sides of the spectrum.

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3 College Senior

Transportation: If you live on the main part of campus, it's pretty easy to walk or bike to class. Almost everyone walks. Upperclassmen who live off campus walk or drive their cars.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Okay, the football team sucks. Hockey, though, is awesome! The games are always packed, and if you're looking for Miami spirit, that's the place to be.
Intramurals are also really fun. I would highly recommend "Broomball." It's a mixture between hockey and soccer. It's played on ice, and you wear funny shoes to run around in. You score by shooting the soccer ball into the goal with your broom shaped stick.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: One thing that makes Miami unique is the off-campus housing. Most of the houses in Oxford that are lived in/ rented by students are named something funny. Sometimes the titles are based on the street, a type of drink, or something Miami-related.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have an area called "Uptown," where all of the little stores, bars, and restaurants are. I currently work at Steinkellers, an authentic Bavarian German Restaurant. It's really good - we have over a dozen beers imported from Germany and the food is great. I think it's probably the best place in Oxford to get food.

1 College Senior

Parking: The Miami and Oxford Police are the worst - they catch you right away, no questions.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: One thing I would definitely recommend is the "RedHawk Hunt." You divide up into teams of 16, and an organization creates a scavenger hunt that spreads across the entire campus! There are over 600 clues to find, and they give you 24 hours to search for and photograph as many as possible.
I participated in this event with friends from my dorm my freshman year, and it was definitely a highlight of my time at Miami.

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5 College Senior

Campus Quality: One of the great things about Miami is that there are opportunities everywhere... you can even create your own minor! There are always new people to meet, new organizations to be a part of, and fun intramural teams to join.


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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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