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Reviews 2735 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Limited resources to get to the airport, a cab wil cost you 100$

2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: While there is a decent amount of places to park on campus, it is somewhat difficult to actually park during class unless you have a teachers permit. You could be parked in a bad spot for less than five minutes, and you would most likely have a ticket on your windshield. There are certain times when you can park in certain lots on campus, but it's not very convenient for everyone. Luckily Miami is fairly easy to get around by walking.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: With various bus routes, it's easy to get around campus, as well as off campus for those who live in apartments or houses. There's also the option of a door-to-door service for those who don't want to walk alone or have an injury that makes it difficult to get around campus. There's also busing to the Middletown and Hamilton campuses, which is convenient for those who don't have cars on campus--however, the timing isn't always convenient for the Oxford student.

3 College Senior

Administration: Don't Get Caught – Drinking in the dorms at Miami can cost you your scholarship.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Typical Ohio – Crazy hot in the summer months, mild in the fall and early spring, and super cold in the winter.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Melting Pot – The majority of the students here are caucasian. However, I have noticed a change in the student body since my freshman year and a lot of asians have begun to come here. There is a small black community but they all stay and interact with each other instead of communicating with others. I am black myself and have grown up in suburban Columbus Ohio and I have felt left out by them because I "sound" or "act white". Everyone here is beautiful! No wonder we are ranked #1 school for the hottest girls and guys but playboy magazine :)

5 College Junior

Local Area: Oxford is a quaint, little, country town in Ohio. Miami University is really all that Oxford has. The city has a small area, we call "uptown" which is home to several restaurants, bars, and shops where you can get unique clothing, trinkets, etc. The students who attend Miami make the town awesome and we have fun with what we have.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: You're Either in or Out – The Greek Life at Miami is it's own Universe. If you are a part of Greek life you are offered certain opportunities that others can't get. The President and people who donate money to the University primarily do so for the Greek life. Then they use all fo their money on alcohol. The greek life rules Miami University. ALmost 80% of the student body is greek. The stereotypes about Miami are SO true. We are the best looking school in the United States but we the girls are stuck up rich b***es and the guys are douche bag frat bro's. You really can't find too many genuine people here. The sorority girls and frat guys are the reason for this cringe worthy stereotype.

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3 College Senior

Academics: Teachers Are Highly Qualified – It is really hit or miss on how good a teacher is at Miami. I am a mathematics major and I know math professors are notorious for being unhelpful. Some are very good teachers and considerate, but about half are typical professors. I have never had a professor of any department not help me when I need it, but I have had professors who are just not good teachers.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Architecture School Is Excellent – The professors in this major are extremely educated and really helpful. Most faculty in this building have practiced architecture for some time of their life and have returned to the university to teach. These professors are constantly available and extremely encouraging when the projects become more challenging. The amount of personal time you get to spend with these instructors can't possibly compare to any other school around.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Dress Code – The ideal of dress in Miami is very clearly spelled out. When entering campus everyone for the most part looks extremely similar in dress. Guys wear preppy polo shirts, brightly colored shorts, and of course either Sperry or Tom's shoes. For the girls, every day the outfits look extremely well put together as if they were taken straight off of a mannequin at the store. Longchamp bags, Sperry shoes, riding or Hunter boots, leggings and the trademark North Face jacket when the weather gets cold.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greeks Outnumber All – The greek life on campus is extremely popular. A major portion of all of the campus population is greek or considering rushing if not already affiliated. The events put on by greek associations dominate the social scenes as well as bars throughout rush season. The houses in town available for rent are typically leased by the greek chapters as well. Its a great social setting to involve yourself in and it creates great ties with people you may not have met if you weren't involved in the greek community.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone Dresses up – Everyone dresses up for classes, and always looks really nice. Good looking campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments/Housing Are Nice – They have plenty of nice places to live, but they can be somewhat expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Too Much Drinking – I think drinking is way too heavily weighted on here. In order to "have fun," you either drink, or hang out in your room.

5 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Something for Everyone – There are always, without fail, tons of parties every weekend and bars/clubs full of students for dancing, drinking, and socializing any night of the week. But for those not into that scene, Miami always has events going on at nights such as movies or other random fun activities (cake decorating, laser tag, so many things...) that they students have access to in the student center. Along with that, each residence hall always has tons of activities and events going on as well as groups of people just hanging out on campus. No matter what you want to do at night at Miami, you will find a place for it. And if you do decide to get around at night, there is the very reliable and free Miami Metro bus that runs til 3am.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Miami's athletic department is phenomenal. The varsity sports are quite successful, really fun for the students, and always free for students. Miami is well known for its varsity hockey games. Students wait in line hours (sometimes even overnight) for the best seats in the house, and once you step foot in the ice rink, the vibes are unmatched by any other sporting event as the students are so involved creating such a dynamic atmosphere. Miami also has a wonderful club sports program, as well as an amazing intramural sports program for literally everyone of every skill type and level to participate. Since the ice rink is the place to be, intramural broomball is the most popular sport on campus; it's played by nearly everyone at least one semester while they are there. Fun, energetic, and welcoming.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Miami is such a special place with so many great opportunities and experiences to be had. My experiences academically and socially were so amazing and unique to what Miami has to offer.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Good Lookin All Around – Pretty much everyone dresses to impress. Especially out on the weekends, so many good looking girls and guys out you don't know what to do.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Campus Is Quiet but Could Be Better Lit – The campus is pretty quiet with most people able to leave their doors unlocked even but parts of the campus are not well lit so that does provide some potential security issues.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Prepare for Paperwork – The financial aid process takes time so start early with your planning and give yourself plenty of time to complete the process.

3 College Junior

Technology: It Is What It Is.. The labs at the school have the programs that are useful for your studies but they are often full during the points in the year when you need them the most. Also they are often not open late enough at most of the librarties except for the main one.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The buses at Miami are pretty reliable, but are sometimes unavailable, like early on weekends and after 7 pm on school nights. Miami also has has a nighttime door-to-door service, but I know numerous people who have been told that they will not be picked up because they are Uptown and presumably drunk, or because they are "really busy" that night. Miami really needs to get more of these small buses used for door-to-door, since the majority of students are using the service as a safe way to get home when they're studying late or caught in bad weather.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Kinda Safe – I've felt a little scared walking home late at night, and I never walk home without someone else. Some spots on campus are poorly lit, which really needs to be addressed. The university has stated that they cannot provide lights for every walkway, which is completely ridiculous, in my opinion.
Robberies and sexual assaults are the most common type of safety issues, so it seems.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Hard Classes Lead to Easy Job Search – At Miami there are so many job resources, it is really great. They have a job fair where companies coma and look over your resume and can even hire you on the spot. They also have clinics where you can learn to write resumes. The more specific your major is or your skills are the easier it is to market yourself to employers. If you work hard and make connections with your teachers than you will have an easier time overall.

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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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