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Reviews 2322 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Miami has great facilities. Everything is always clean and campus is beautiful. There are SO many clubs and opportunities to get involved on campus. Greek life is huge at Miami, but if you are not a part of it you are not an outcast. Uptown is fabulous, so many cute boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants....great for a night out! There is always something going on campus, whether it's free build your own stuffed animals at the student center or free make your own carmel apples...everyday you walk around you are bound to run into something!

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: One third of Miami is Greek-affiliated. There is plenty to do if you are not Greek, however. There are a few stereotypes about the Greek students, but in all honesty, there is not a sense of "us or them" at Miami, from either side. I am not Greek, but have several friends who are, and it is more of a "to each his/her own" attitude. There are fraternity houses, but not soroity houses. The sophomores in soroities have really nice dorms though!

3 College Junior

Weather: In Southern Ohio, the weather is rather unpredictable, but we do have all 4 seasons here. the winter can get very cold, with temperatures in the teens sometimes. But normally, it is more like in the 20s or 30s in the winter months. Spring and Fall are much more mild, in the 40-80 degree range. Miami is beautiful during all the seasns though, so it;s not too bad. ccasionally, we'll have a really rainy year, but we rarely get a lot of snow.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice at Miami. It depends on which dorm you are in on room size and building amenities, but every dorm has at least one kitchen. We are in the process of building several new dorms as well. The dorms build great community and you make lots of friends there. You are assigned to a dorm based on which living community you select. It is very convienent to get to class from the dorms, either by bus, or no more than a 15 minute walk. Campus housing is great, though more expensive than off campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot of diversity in Miami's uptown restaurants. There are Asian, Mexican (3 of them!), Indian, Italian, Pizza, Subs, Wings, Bar food, etc. There is also a range of prices, from student budget to upscale. Everything is delicius and there is a place for everyone!

4 College Junior

Academics: The academics at Miami are very strong. I am an education major, and could not be happier with the program. Miami is rated #3 in the nation for undergraduate teaching, and all of the professors are very passionate about their subjects, and many have actual field experience. They actually truely care about their students as well. Miami is a great place for acdemics!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Miami is very strict about drugs and alcohol. An infraction can cause serious academic and social consequences. But if you do not cause a disturbance you should be fine.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The education program is very structured and particular, and no one is directly admitted. There is an application process and requirements that one must meet in order to be admitted, otherwise one remains a "pre-major" before becoming accepted. I definitely recommend a meeting with Phyllis Mendenhall in room 404 McGuffey. She knows what she is talking about, and she will help you with anything you could possibly need.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Miami University Police are constantly trying to spread the word that they are there for us no matter what. I have never EVER felt unsafe walking around campus at night, or any time of day.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As an RA, I believe that we try our best to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our residents. As for safety, Miami provides a service known as "Door to door" which students can call any time while on campus, and receive a ride back to their dorm, or anywhere on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never heard anything too drastic happen, but I have gotten a few emails, but less than ten in my two years being here. Everyone gets an email when a crime occurs.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of companies and homes or apartments to choose from. I just rented a house for next school year with college property management. They and Oxford rentals are really nice. Many homes and apartments off campus are cheaper than being in a dorm. My home is beautiful. It's newly remodeled, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances, and is way less than my dorm right now. Off campus housing is amazing in my opinion.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus dining is very convenient and affordable. Many places deliver and there is a large variety of food in Oxford. Most restaurants are fairly affordable with good quality of food. Some of the best places to check out are Mac and Joes and Bagel and Deli.

3 College Freshman

Academics: All of my professors were very good this semester. They cared about each student and wanted us to succeed. I was very surprised by how much my professors knew me personally for such a large school. They were readily available for office hours. The registration process is not fun. Registering for lasses is easy but classes fill up quickly and are hard to get into. Many people have to be force added to Miami Plan classes or classes they have to take for their major.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Miami University is a very safe campus and I have never felt uncomfortable. Every once in a while we get campus alerts of small crimes or people to watch out for. The police have been helpful and nice but sometimes overbearing.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As I freshman I haven't experienced many different dorms but they are fair sized, some are smaller than others depending on building and floors. Some dorms have basements with a kitchen, tv room, pool table, ping pong table and more.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Each school has requirements that you have to fulfill and then there is also the miami plan that you must do. Im in the School of Arts and Sciences and i love it, my major is international studies and you have to take a language and study abroad which opens so many opurtunities

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: i love campus activities! theres so much stuff, if you really really want to be bored than you will be. Theres literally so much to do. Theres AfterDark which throws parties for all holidays and they are all on campus so you don't have to worry about drunks. There is pistol club every Monday where they show you the safety and important things to know about and operate firearms. Dance clubs, public shows, singing groups, celebrity performances and many many more.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I love the dining halls they cover veggies, fruits, grain, meat and etc. They also meet special diet needs. Everything is fresh and high quality. Another great thing about Miami is the number of dining halls we have i still have not found another college/university that has more than us. After a while you do kind of want other things to eat and thats where the campus markets and delis come into play and they also accept meal plan

4 College Junior

Majors: I absolutely love being an art major with so much passion. The workload of an art studio class is about twice that of any lecture and discussion class, but it's easy to do when you're in an artistic environment. The students in my classes are students I am very familiar with and fond of just because we have taken so many art classes together. We feed off of each other creatively. We know one another's style and aesthetics of beauty, along with our goals, weaknesses, strengths, and personal life styles. We constantly bounce ideas off of one another, and are inspired, enlightened, and supported by each other. The art department is an incredibly inventive department. It's mostly widely outside of any textbook, and continually working to defy any and all laws of physics. The people I have met and now spend most of my days with I will keep around for the rest of my life. We all have grown, traveled the US, and really explored our passion together. We're kind of an oddly formed family at this point.

4 College Junior

Majors: In order to get into the Fine Arts program at Miami University one must apply for the program with an impressive portfolio of 15 of the student's best pieces. The applicant must show a wide variety of skill of different mediums and creativity types. For example, I showed photos of my drawings in graphite, color, ink, and charcoal, that show accomplishment in the basic principals of design (line, space, shape, balance, proportion, rhythm, repetition, etc.). I showed photography work of mine in black and white film photography. I included two of my best paintings showing separate skills, and finally I entered several sculptural pieces in a variety of scale, difficulty, and expected and unorthodox materials. Applicants are allowed three tries to apply for their program before they are forced to take up studies of a new field. I was very fortunate and was accepted into the Fine Arts program with my first entry. I had a lot of support and guidance in deciding exactly what to include in my portfolio from my professors.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The multiple bus routes and pick-up times are very convenient and necessary for a lot of off-campus students. The buses are almost always on time and the cost seems reasonable. It is also nice to have the option to call for transportation at night.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Having to sign a lease for a house or apartment more than a year before you will actually be living there is a bit ridiculous. Trying to find a house is stressful and time consuming but the majority of real estate offices are very helpful.

3 College Junior

Weather: I like the weather. We got some snow, rain and all the usually. if you are generally prepard you will be fine.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think Miami's campus is relatively safe. As with any college campus, there have been some unwanted headlines such as break-ins or rape reports, but nothing close to outrageous. All the students are set up with Miami's Emergency Texting System so we are notified immediately in case of potential danger or something of that manner.

I would always suggest to walk with someone late at night, but from class to class or during the day, I have always felt safe and comfortable walking alone. If you do find yourself at the library late one night or at your friend's dorm, there is a shuttle service called Door-to-Door and they will pick you up from your current location and take you to your dorm. This service operates until about two or four in the morning since students tend to stay up late and the buses no longer run at that time.


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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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