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Reviews 2594 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Excellent Choices, Terrible Houses – The houses are nasty and not well maintained. However, the apartment complexes are gorgeous and much cheaper than living in on-campus dorms!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Uptown Is Expensive – Most of the restaurants uptown are expensive and the bars are EXTREMELY pricey with their drinks.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Old Buildings, but With Constant Updating – MU is an old college, so some buildings are outdated, but the university is excellent at keeping technology state-of-the-art and everything is clean and looks nice.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: White Tic-Tacs. Girls at Miami can be summed up in a few stereotypes: Blonde, fake-tans, ugg boots, northface jackets, pearls, sorority bags, and an often bitchy and stuck up attitude. Sure, there are a large number of beautiful girls, but they seem to only be attracted to the preppy frat boys that abound on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: If It's Your Scene, Then Sure. Miami is very specific in what type of people will succeed. If your a business major, are greek, and are from an upper-class white conservative family, you'll have the best time of your life. If you are much different than that, you need to find your niche. For non-mainstreamers, you're the minority, but you can still have a good time, but you always seem to be looked down on.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Often Fun, Often Not. Nightlife at Miami is what you make it, although pretty monotonous at times. Greeks have big parties at the beginning of the year but many are exclusive. For GDI's, house parties are always available. Other than that, most people will just go uptown to a "bar," aka dance club.

2 College Junior

Diversity: We're Working on It – Miami is very conscious about its lack of diversity. The university is working at becoming more diverse, and they're making progress. But it's definitely still a largely white, protestant, upper-middle class population.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Miami is big enough that there are a variety of unique ways to experience college life here. I'm definitely happy with it, but my lifestyle is different than the average student's. Though I'm not out partying every weekend, I have lots of friends and we have fun in our own way. I like that Miami has a place for many different types of people to feel at home.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Subtle, but There – Like any school, it depends on who you hang out with. Most the time I'm oblivious to any drug use, but then there will be something in the paper about a drug bust, so it's definitely there. As with most colleges, alcohol is the drug of choice.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's a Basic Dorm, but It's Nice – I like the dorms, though I wish we had sinks in our rooms. Only a few buildings have suite-style dorms, the rest are just your average room. However, they are clean, reasonably sized (for the most part), and convenient. All the dorms have lounges or study areas that are great for hanging out. Also, you can't beat living on campus. There's nothing like leaving your room 5 minutes before class starts and getting there on time.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: More than 50 chapters here make sure there is always something to do and the greek community does a lot of good for Miami and the community. Greek students have a higher GPA and bond together quite well

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Great Sports – All of the sports teams here are talented and fun to watch. Hockey games are wild and the team is tops in the nation, but other great sports exist and are well supported too

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Great Place – The campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, the social life is abndant,and its amazing here

4 College Junior

Academics: Professors, Class Size, and Popular Majors. The professors are always willing to help. It's really nice to know that regardless if the class has 20 people or 200 people, the professors make sure that their students can get the help they need. Also, it's really nice having classes the typically don't exceed 50 people (it's typically intro classes that are that large). When I first arrived at Miami, I realized people were majoring in three areas--psychology, zoology, and business. Obviously, people change majors throughout the years, but it's always amusing knowing that if you ask someone their major, it's typically going to be in one of those areas.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Its Free but Easier to Walk. There is a bus system that runs all over campus and into uptown Oxford. This is a great option when its raining or you're feeling lazy but walking is easiest. from one corner of campus to the other tops of 20 minute walk.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Be Smart, Don't Make a Spectacle. There are many options available to students. Off campus you can always find a party but if you're not interested in that there is plenty of other things to do. If you choose to 'go out' control yourself and don't make a spectacle and no authority figures will bother you.

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: More Than Safe. Oxford is a small bucolic college town and I have never felt in any danger. Common sense prevails and it is never a bad idea to walk late at night with friends. It is a short walk to everywhere and there are always Miami and Oxford police visible.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't Expect Money – I revieved very little financial aid and with the high cost of out of state tuition I will graduate with a fair amount of debt

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining Halls – The dining halls on campus offer a variety of food, most of which is good. There is fresh fruit offered everyday and there is usually at least one thing on the menu that will spark your interest. Don't forget about leaving room for dessert!

3 College Freshman

Technology: Wireless Access – The wireless access is very spotty. During the first couple weeks of each semester don't be surprised if you have trouble logging on our can't connect.

3 College Freshman

Weather: During the spring and fall it is beautiful, but well in winter, no one likes the snow!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I believe that greek life is WAY to important at miami!

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Wireless Access – The wireless internet has always been good and reliable!

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Good Opportunities – Miami has very good opportunities for scholorships and financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: The transportation is good and when walking is not an option it is good to take a bus.


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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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