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Miami University-Oxford Reviews

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  • 07/06/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    31 out of 32 people found this review useful. 1 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Athletes : Miami is highly school-spirited, it seems as though everyone goes to athletic events to cheer on their team. Students who plan to go to graduate school : Miami is a highly respected and prestigious university, graduate school admissions are often impressed. Miami also has a wonderful graduate program itself. Students who would like to join a sorority or fraternity : Greek life is big at Miami, there are several options for males and females. Christians : There are many Christian organizations including Christian sororities, there are 2 Churches on campus and a few that are in walking distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Free time can get boring after a few weeks, there is little to do if you're not into partying. 2. Make sure you'll use your book before you buy it (often, you don't need to purchase books for the first couple of days). I've bought a few books in the past that I never needed. If you do buy it and decide you don't need it, return it within a week and you'll get a better price than you would if you waited. Also, make sure you get the correct edition. 3. Come early on move-in day, it gets hectic later in the day. Save your trip to Wal-Mart until the day after move-in because that gets very busy as well. 4. Don't forget an umbrella, rainboots, and snowboots. 5. You have to live on campus for the first 2 years, so be prepared to live in a dorm for that long. Becoming an RA (resident assistant) is a great idea for sophomores since you're there anyway, might as well make some money and the job isn't too demanding. 6. Get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    Prices at Miami seem fairly reasonable in terms of tuition. The bookstores' merchandise is overpriced. Shows and performances are at no cost or at a low price. Sports' events are free to students. On-campus restaurants are pricey but can be paid for with meal plan.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am on the fence about my experiences at Miami. I think Miami is an exceptional school. I let myself get away from getting involved on campus for my entire freshman year. I wasn't involved in much and I spent most of my free time being bored. There are hundreds of clubs and organizations that students can join, it's just finding the right group that is key. If I would have joined the groups that I considered joining my first year experience would have been much more enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    Several teachers teach from the course textbook, but also draw from their own experiences and other media/texts. Miami gives a well-rounded education because they stress that non academic activities are important, too. Learning comes from the classroom, but more importantly, I believe, outside of the classroom. There are many lectures, performances, art shows each week to further the education you can get from Miami.

  • 11/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students here are strikingly similar. There is a reason Miami is labeled J. Crew U. Almost all are upper-middle class and affluent, and a high percentage of the student population is caucasian. However, students are typically well-rounded, generally show support for Miami athletics, friendly and open-minded. I think anyone could fit in here.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Bringing a bike might be a good idea as it makes going uptown or even traveling to class more manageable. 2. Get involved early on--there are numerous organizations and clubs and it is a great way to meet people. 3. Explore the beautiful and scenic Ohio landscape surrounding the campus. 4. Don't expect a lot from the town--the university is the town.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, the tuition was a little steeper than I would have liked, but it is not ridiculously expensive. In-state tuition is more affordable. As far as financial aid is concerned, I would classify Miami as middle of the pack.

    Am enjoying being here

    The students here are very friendly, fun, and easy to get along with. There are a wide range of students activities and clubs, so it is easy to find something that caters to your interests. Oxford is a small town setting, but it is an ideal college town, if that is what you are looking for. The campus itself is very beautiful.

    Am learning a lot

    In my experience, the professors at Miami are passionate about their topics and really want the students to do well. Professors are readily available outside of class and eager to help the student learn. Students are heavily encouraged to be more than just students. Although the curriculum is challenging, it opened my mind to new ideas, concepts, and perspectives.

  • 11/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami is great for people who love to do sports and other extracurricular activities. As I said before there are endless opportunities to join club sports, varsity sports, or any other activity you could possibly think of. Maimi is also a good fit for hard working students. Miami offers classes that really challenge you if you want them to. On the other hand there are always easier classes to take if you are a little intimidated by the experience. Social people will really find a home at Miami. With all the sororities and fraternities on campus it is easy to meet new people and get in with a large group. If you don't like that kind of atmosphere there are many other opportunities to be social with your fellow peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that prospective students make sure they practice good study habits. Coming into college most grades are only tests and quizzes so you really have to make sure you can study correctly. Also, I would recommend saving up as much money as possible so you have one less thing to stress about, and possibly get into an argument about with the parents. This problem can also be solved by getting an on-campus job, which I highly recommend.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami certainly has a big bang for the buck. Some may complain about a higher tuition, but you really are getting what you pay for. Being apart of the business portion of Miami, I am given the opportunity to be looked at first for career recruitment due to Miami's high reputation. Like some people say, Miami is the Ivy league public school. You are required to take classes with all back grounds in order to make you a well rounded, knowledgeable citizen. Also, your money is going towards great living conditions, and the food is great. On top of that, the amount of extracurricular activities really provides even more bang for Miami. Miami really does have a big bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami serves as an excellent place to form social bonds, and also creates an atmosphere where school isn't really that bad. While some kids may have an attitude where they think they are better than others, most of the students here are very friendly and make being here enjoyable. Also, the smaller campus makes it easy to meet a lot of new people which is very important to enjoy being in college.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here have great qualifications to be teaching, and prove it by helping me learn a lot. There have been many situations where i was not certain what exactly I was supposed to be learning, but the professor would always take the time to teach me, and help me understand what I actually needed to be learning.

  • 01/07/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 4 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Confident: There are a ton of networking possibilities and student-run organizations. Active students can really branch out here if they're interested. Student government, study abroad, Greek life, and internships are only the beginning. Shy: Miami is a great place to grow and develop as a person. You can really start to come out of your shell without going hog wild. Don't let the party scene scare you off. There are a number of ways you can meet people and have fun without taking a giant leap outside of your comfort zone. Athletic: Redhawk sports are always a big deal. Whether you're interested in club sports or intramural sports, there is something for everyone. The Rec is amazing, and Goggin Ice Center has a lot to offer. Christian: There are several Christian groups and Bible studies that meet on campus. There are churches on and off of campus as well. I didn't get involved in Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) until later in the semester, but I'm glad that I did. I found that people I already had met in several of my classes were active in Cru. There are events almost every day of the week and it's not overwhelming for those who are just trying it on for size.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. When scheduling classes, don't make any assumptions or take anything for granted. Check the availability of classes. Also, the grade distributions from past semesters can be found on the Miami web site. 2. There may be times when a professor will not use a textbook at all in a course. Waiting a couple of days before buying books, or asking a professor can save you money that would otherwise be wasted on a 500 page paperweight. 3. If you have spare time, feel free to join a club. But if you don't, DON'T! There are a lot of great opportunities for networking and meeting people here at Miami, but they will be around every semester. Meeting people is inevitable. You won't have to work too hard at it. Just be friendly and keep an open mind. 4. Go to office hours if you need help. And don't be afraid to look clueless. Better now than at Finals. Sometimes you just need to say, I'm completely lost. Can you go over this again?. 5. Try to relax! Half of my problem was that I never gave my brain a chance to slow down. If you get yourself too worked up, you can have trouble sleeping or even make yourself sick. Then you'll be even more behind. It's a cycle. Break it!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami isn't cheap, but it's also not one of the most expensive schools on the market. It's a public institution. And considering how prestigious Miami is - arguably the best public university in the state of Ohio - the experience is well worth the expense. Home sporting events are free to Miami students, which is invaluable by itself during hockey season; free or inexpensive events are held frequently, including concerts, lectures, and events held by the Residence Hall Association; and, although some of the dining options can get pricey, they are covered by your meal plan. Also, any credit that's left on the meal plan at the end of the year (as long as you're not a senior) is put onto your MUlaa account, which can be put toward text books, laundry, or other on-campus expenses.

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami is both challenging and fun. In my Statistics class, I was pushed nearly to breaking point every morning. I think my professor joking around and making the class lighter and more student-friendly was the only thing that brought me back each day. There are also many enjoyable, but still stimulating courses that students can take outside of their field of study. I took a social dance class and loved every minute of it. I've always wanted to learn ballroom dancing, and Miami gave me the perfect opportunity. There are countless clubs, organizations, sports, and electives for students trying to find their niche. Whether your passion is people, places, things, or thoughts, you will be able to find your place here at Miami. You may have to seek a little, though.

    Am learning a lot

    While at Miami, I have learned so much, both about myself and about the world in general. Previously I had little to no experience with being on my own, and Oxford's college-town environment is perfect for learning and growing. Everything is very personal and familiar, but without being boring or restricting. In addition, my professors know their subject matter well and are eager to help me when I come to them after class or during office hours. They genuinely want to be here and want to teach, so they are better able to make the classes enjoyable. Their enthusiasm spreads to students and makes for an excellent atmosphere.

  • 01/09/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 5 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami has everything anyone could ask for. I am involved in so many different things. I'm involved with Miami's radio station as well as theatre and choir. This coming semester I have even decided to participate in Tae Kwon Doh. There is so much to get involved any student could potentially like the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Thinking about going to Miami? You won't want to pass up the opportunity. The administration and staff are so kind and welcoming. If you do bring a bicycle (I have one and find it very handy) make sure to lock it securely no matter what. They are often preyed on by the bikeless. Also the food is delicious, but don't get carried away or you won't fit your pants by second semester. Get involved to meet people who are interested in the same things you are. Its a great way to do things you love and make long lasting friendships.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami has so many facilities such as its ice skating rink, pool, and its gym. Students also get free admission to events in those facilities, not to mention the delicious dishes prepared for students right here on campus. There are so many things offered that the tuition of the university is often shocking. When all those facilities are factored into the tuition it is often wondered how the price could be so low. It is most definitely a bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I most certainly enjoy being on Miami University's campus. From the beautiful flowers and architecture to the friends and faculty, Miami offers so many things to enjoy. The University has facilities that many schools would dream of having, like its spacious swimming pool and ice skating rink. Miami University is also close to Uptown, which is an area filled with many shops and restaurants. Uptown is constantly filled with students enjoying its shops and restaurants. The dorm rooms are not as small as I've seen at other Universities. With a little TLC they feel just like home. The dorms and halls are kept exceptionally clean by an exceptional cleaning staff. What I most enjoy about Miami is the friends that I have made. Many people see Miami as a very preppy, predominately white school. Although much of that could be true when one truely looks into the University and meets people they would realize that even though many students might dress or look similarly, one will still find an exceptional array of different personalities all over the campus. My group of friends holds an array of different skin tones, cultural back grounds and personalities. My closest friend at the University is from Guatemala. This just goes to shoe that Miami has more to offer than what is seen on the surface and that is why I enjoy being there.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami University not only helps one to learn a lot academically but helps also in learning essential life skills. Besides the excellent academic curriculum Miami University also helps its students with skills such as time management and creating a resume. Miami teaches one to work in many different environments with many different people. I have personally learned how to efficiently use my free time and have conquered the art of studying.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 7 people found this review useful. 6 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves to learn, and can take a challenge. Miami is often stereotyped as J-Crew U!, sperry's, northface, and Greek Life. However this is not true. (but it is a stereotype for a reason.) Although there is a prominent Greek Life, it does not interfere with other students, and rush does not commence until second semester. (So don't fear.) But Miami is definitely a place to achieve. If you wish to get a degree, go online. Don't waste time here, because the faculty and students here CARE.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, attend an overnighter. It's the best way to judge the climate of a school. Visit with teachers, department heads, etc, but more importantly, talk to students (without faculty in hearing range). Imagine yourself there. Could you sit in King Library? Would you enjoy doing your homework outside, can you see yourself standing in line for an intense hockey game? And, always keep your education in mind. What are your goals? And what resources are available to you to achieve them.

    Bang for the buck

    It's worth it. What matters at miami is YOUR education. Why do you go to school? To learn. (Or that's why you're suppose to attend institutions of higher learning.) Students are offered a great range of classes per semester, and many valuable resources. I probably cannot count how many advisors I have on one hand! (And the food is fantastic.)

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami is a beautiful and friendly place. Even though it is a larger school, a community connection is made at Miami because of Living-Learning communities, and the outgoing students. I've made really good friends through classes, and we enjoy hanging out on the weekends, eating toasted rolls, and eating tuffy's ice cream. Miami is a magical place.

    Am learning a lot

    This is an incredible institution. No one is a number at Miami, all professors (yes, PROFESSORS!) take their student's education as a priority. Classrooms are interactive, and learning is not limited by lecture based teaching. Educators do not stand for laziness. If you're at MU, you're here to learn.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 7 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students! there are many diffrent types of people that i have met while at Miami and all have enjoyed their time here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! don't let the glamour of Miami keep you from your studies! although uptown is fun don't go too much or your bank account will deplete quickly. Bring christmas lights for your room in the winter months! Comfortable shoes are a must. Some Classes can be a good 15 minute walk although by bike your time could be cut in half with ease. Enjoy your time here! my first semester has gone by way to quickly! Get involved with school activities their are plenty to choose from and its a great way to meet new people.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami has a great learning program that really does focus on the students. The food is AMAZING and the dorms are kept in great shape along with the bathrooms. The campus is beautiful and has a nice green and lively atmosphere.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although Miami University has the nickname J-Crew U for its preppy appearal i have found that its not that prominant. There are still girls and guys that go to classes in pj's and in sweats. Although their is a good amount of people who dress up there are twice as many who don't. If you want to party there is always the option (just like any college you choose) however i feel that it isn't as focused on like at some other universities. There is always something to do! The rec is really nice and uptown is always a nice place to chill with friends. All the dorms also have nice common areas which are great for meeting people, especially at the begining of the year.

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are very approachable after class and before, along with office hours they hold. If you aren't grasping a section well or just lost in general they work their best to help explain the subects. Review sessions taught by other students who have taken the class before are also available for free and can allow for another explination from someone other then a professor. I found this usefull when the method my professor used was not making sense to me. Miami has plenty of resourses such as the writing centers located in the new Farmer School of Business and King library.

  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Athletic: Miami is really known for hockey, but overall Miami is a really school-spirited school. -Studious: Miami has a reputation for being well worth the cost in terms of education gained, and has a fantastic undergraduate program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Miami is in a small town, but there is plenty to do-you just have to find it! Don't complain-there are parks nearby, plays, movies, clubs, sports games, and concerts, etc. Look for classes you would like taking as a part of your Miami Plan requirements to make it more enjoyable. There are also lots of resources to help you-I know, you hear that a lot, but seriously, I was in my second semester of french and got a tutor (for free, btw), so I ended up with a B, instead of something lower! Also, going greek is really popular at Miami-don't feel pressured to just because other people are-try to get involved in things that YOU really want to be a part of! :)

  • 11/29/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who went to suburban schools or students who are willing for a challenge academically. Also students who like to socialize as greek life is a big thing at Miami. Students who like the big college with the small town feel.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you always go to class- if you are sick, let your professor know! Do all of the assigned readings on time or it will come back to bite you. Keep your partying to the weekends, however tempting Thirsty Thursday may sound- if you wait till Friday your GPA will go up tremendously!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is a great college if you are in state, it is beautiful, safe and worth the money for colleges being so expensive. However, I do wish it was a little cheaper!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at Miami University! I love the beautiful campus and everyone here is very nice and will say hi to you. The staff of the dorms are friendly and teachers are usually willing to get to know you!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot, the teachers are generally nice and the Miami Plan classes are usually easy. Just come to all of the classes and study hard and you will do well! Be sure to do all of the assigned readings as well.

  • 12/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Studious ones, fun ones, lonely ones, and any other type! Miami is so versatile and makes adapting to college life easy. I was really hesitant while going in my first day. I was shaking in the car!! As soon as I stepped out into the college life that first day, I noticed every other student was going throught the first day jitters. It happens, but after I talked to other students about their life, I was much more comfortable! Miami is THE place to be if you are nervous about college, want to have a good time, looking for a rocking awesome party or just want to study and get on the Dean's list! Miami is the college that literally offers something for everybody.

    Tips for prospective students

    1: GET ACTIVE!! Miami offers soo many clubs and extracurricular activities it's insane! I did not know about broomball before coming here, but it's so much fun! Learn through clubs! 2: Go to office hours! If you do end up going to this college, take my advice and go to the professor's office hours; they really help! 3: Get a smartphone and a MacBook. You want to keep in touch in style ;) 4: If you're commuting, get to the commuter center: we watch movies, hang out, chill and just play games. Great place to chill. If you're planning on living here, be active! Run and workout. Use the facilities provided! Play racquetball! 5: Take a tour! This campus is the best for scenery! Fall tours are the best! Be proactive and learn from the students already here. We love to talk to others and people who are considering Miami. The good part for Miami is that it gets free marketing from us students! WE LOVE MIAMI!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is fairly high compared to its competitors, but for the money, you cannot put a price on a good education. If you could, Miami's would be the best value out there. At Miami, you can be offered great scholarships which help lower the cost! The bang for your buck is great! Definitely worth every penny I have spent!

    Am enjoying being here

    THIS PLACE ROCKS! The parties are fun! This is, however, a party town and a college town. So you do have to have discretion with regards to studying. I commute 40 minutes away, and much goes to gas, but I just love getting out of the house knowing I am going to have fun while learning!!!

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. This school is a top-notch one-of-a-kind school. The professors are nice, have office hours and are more than willing to help you out. I am learning so much!!

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami is great for everyone! If you want to party- there are parties 24/7 at Miami, if you want to become involved in Greek life-it's great, if you want to play a sport there are team sports and clubs, there is a club for every language possible, dancing, horseback riding, culinary clubs, skydiving, adventure clubs, and religious organizations! There are great places to study and there are quiet rooms as well available in the libraries and you can also get a cup of starbucks if you feel like it! Honestly, I have not talked to anyone on campus who is having a terrible time at Miami and there are endless things to be involved in. If you want to create a club- it's an option and students are very supportive of each other so people will join!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't be afraid to meet new people- everyone is nice at Miami! :) 2. Get involved in campus activities- there is everything from skydiving, to adventure club, Greek life, Religious organizations, art, music groups, theatre, sports teams and sports clubs, movie clubs, dancing, art- you name it, we got it! 3. Select a Living-Learning community based on YOUR interests- these are different groups that you can choose to live with people who have interests in common with you and they become great friends! 4. Stay in touch with your religious life- find a youth group! 5. Sleep! You can get really sick if you don't get enough of it! 6. Eat Well! Eat more than just the delicious cookie cakes! 7. Bring a bike 8. Make sure to have a good raincoat, rain boots, snow boots and an umbrella- you will use them! 9. Don't be afraid not to hang out or room with your best friend from high school and try to branch out- it may be hard to believe but you can actually make better friends! 10. Explore! There are so many opportunities and new experiences so don't be afraid to do what you want! 11. GO TO A HOCKEY GAME!!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami University is a great institution for any of the programs you decide to go into and is very well rounded. Though tuition is a little bit higher than others, you have the opportunity to experience the wonderful rec center equipped with many basketball courts, a track, workout equipment, tons of weights and an amazing pool, jacuzzi and rock climbing wall for free. You also can attend any of the sporting events for free and are always accumulating extra t-shirts and stuff (less laundry you have to do). There are events on the weekends you can go to for free that give out food and show movies, there is swing dancing, you can horseback ride, rollerblade, ice skate- be involved in really anything you'd like! There are also free massages that I enjoyed during finals week! There is an uptown area that is where all of Miami's students go and you run into so many people from classes and around campus. There are also places on campus that offer free printing so it's not necessary to bring a printer and buy ink and paper. There are concerts frequently, highlighter parties, battle of the bands and this past semester Girl Talk and Justin Moore came to Miami. There are amazing places you can study from the great outdoors to our amazing libraries with Starbucks inside of them! Dorm rooms are larger than most universities and you have plenty of room (for a dorm at least). All of our bathrooms and dining areas are cleaned three to for times a day including the dorms and very rarely is there trash! All of the food that you eat is fresh and you have endless choices from sushi to smoothies, burgers, pizza, fresh salad- everything! If you have a food allergy you can just e-mail a chef what you would like, what time you would like it at and where and they will make sure it's there. There is food uptown as well as all you can eat dining halls and markets on campus that link to your meal plan. There are places open 24-7 and delivery to your dorm room that is included in your meal plan as well. You can make your own food if you choose in the kitchen every dorm has equipped with ovens, microwaves, toasters and extra refrigerator space, or you can visit any of these places! There are also restaraunts right next to most dining halls that also link to your meal plan and serve delicious foods!

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami's campus is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! It has amazing architecture and an amazing landscape filled with nature. I was not so excited about coming to Miami because of the stereotype of Miami being a preppy, all-white, all-Greek school but have found that to be completely false. I have met students from China and Fiji so far and have found myself surrounded by so many kind and caring people. One thing that I love about Miami is that you can walk up to anyone on campus and ask them a question and they are happy to help you and you don't even need to use a map to go anywhere- just ask students!

    Am learning a lot

    Miami University is absolutely amazing!! I am a freshman here and all of the professors are truly here for you and want you to succeed. I am in the architecture program and have been challenged, but have been really successful in my studies as well as being a well rounded student. Each professor has office hours every day and has hours online each night where you can chat them to ask any questions you may have on an assignment. Miami is a mid-sized school with approximately 16,000 students, but classes will range from 20-90, which offers plenty of time for questions during class. Professors try to make themselves available as much as they can and will do everything in their power to to e-mail you back quickly, grade your papers and meet with you. If for some bizarre reason a professor is not available there are libraries you can go to, a writing center and there are free tutors! I have also learned some life lessons from how to do laundry, use a humidifier and clean to managing time between homework, clubs and having fun!

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    miami university's campus is very safe! you can feel comfortable walking to and from anywhere because of our well lit sidewalks and streets. not to mention we have emergency phone booths around every corner! miami university also has 2 night time door-to-door services you can call and they will pick you up for free from anywhere on campus!

    Greek Life

    for 175 years, fraternities and sororities on our campus have forged a rich heritage of tradition, history, success and pride. this heritage benefits both our fraternity and sorority members and the broader university community. today, the university hosts over 50 fraternity and sorority chapters. each chapter is committed to the principles of the greek community: scholarship & learning, service & philanthropy, leadership, community, and brotherhood & sisterhood. approximately one third of our undergraduate student population are members of the fraternity/sorority community. our members are involved in many of the university's events, programs, and student organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    miami university has a club for everything. whether you have tried to play broomball before, you can at our huge recreation center. if you name it, i'm sure we have it. miami has everything from a quiddich team to a boxing club. not only that but there are clubs just for your major. they allow you to reach out to the real world and get hands on activity in your field of study!

    Great for these types of students

    everyone! miami university is one of the most diverse universities that i visited! there's a place for everyone to fit in!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    miami university is home of the famous redhawks. once known as redskins, we changed our name several years ago. one of the most commonly heard of traditions here at miami to not step on the seal. the university seal is embedded into the sidewalk in the center of campus (also called the hub). miami tradition is to avoid stepping on the seal, out of respect for miami history and values. if you do step on the seal, you’ll be punished by failing your next exam. another well know tradition here on miami's campus is to rub the turtles head for good luck on your way to an exam! just behind warfield and macmillan halls you’ll find the tri delt sundial, a gift to the university from delta delta delta sorority. it’s said that rubbing the heads of the turtles on the sundial is good luck. one couldn't forget about the kissing your sweetheart under the upham arch tradtion. just a few steps from the hub is the famed upham arch. if you kiss your sweetheart at midnight under the arch’s lantern, you’ll be destined to marry. this also results in our miami merger tradition. if you marry your sweetheart that you meant from miami you are know as a miami merger!

    Bang for the buck

    let's face it, college is expensive. but if you're going to spend all that money anyway, why not make sure you're getting the most out of it? miami university ensures that you get your every penny back! you'll graduate from one of the most prestigious universities in ohio and you will have a great career offering right out of school. the professors here are willing to do everything they can to go out of their way to make sure you, as the student, have your needs meant.

    What to do for fun

    whether you like to go uptown or you would rather just stay on campus and watch a movie, we've got it! there's many great restaurants uptown including fiesta charra, mac and joes, and bagel and deli that you can go for some weekend fun. there's also the famous brick street bar and grill, 45 east bar and grill that holds a lot of weekend party fun. if you're into shopping there's a ton of stores uptown too! or if you enjoy painting you could stop by you're fired and pick out some pottery to paint for a relaxing break. a campus organization called afterdark here at miami holds friday night movie sessions on campus with the best newly released movies! not to mention, there's free popcorn!

    Food and Dining

    with over 12 different dining hall locations, it's easy to say miami knows all about good food. you'll never get bored with plain old dining hall food here when there are restaurants on campus that you can eat at using your meal plan! did i mention there's two pizza delivery services that will deliver straight to your dorm and allow you to use your meal plan?! it's good eating here at miami!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at miami university is everything you make it! every neighbor is your friend. whether you're just walking to check your mail or going out with a couple friends, you'll find that you'll encounter someone that stops and talks to you. the residence halls are large and make you feel at home! it's a home away from home here in oxford.

    Academic Rigor

    miami university has a ton of majors to fit every one's need. as a liberal arts college, one will be able to thrive in their major classes and also get a background on other parts of history.

    Tips for prospective students

    miami university is amazing! the campus is beautiful and there's a place for everyone to fit in. you'll excel with some of the best professors you will ever meet and have fun at the same time!

    In three sentences

    miami university is very welcoming to new students that have a desire to succeed. the many redhawk traditions found here allow students to go beyond just going to miami today, but to also take a look back on the school's history and discover what kind of legend they are becoming. miami university has an excellent academic standard that keeps students on their toes, and creates a well drawn competition level for even the brightest students.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. There are the city police and campus police patrolling and is well lit. A couple buses run late night also.

    Greek Life

    Miami University, also known as the Mother of Fraternities. Miami is known to have started a handful of national fraternities. All the fraternities and sororities always have joint events.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are uncountable amounts of clubs and activities Miami has to offer. From ethnic groups to Greek life, every student will find a club they can fit in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the middle of campus, there is a seal on the ground, and it is said, if someone steps on it, they will fail their next exam. Also, there's a sundial with turtles and if you kiss the turtles' heads, it's good luck. Lastly, a kiss with your partner under the Upham arch at midnight, they are going to get married in the future.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the money. On average, it costs about $50 per class. While paying the tuition, there's also the rec center, intramural leagues, dorm life, and organizations.

    What to do for fun

    There are many organizations offered at Miami. Within the campus, there is a 18-hole Frisbee-golf course which is free for everyone. In addition, there are many different types of sports to play not only on varsity level, but also intramural leagues.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Miami is definitely a plus. There are many dining halls around which offer various foods from different pastas, Asian foods, south of the border foods, and more. Prices for on campus students are a good price with the student discount they receive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has much to offer from making new friends, expanding your network, and to providing a decent place to live while at Miami. Other students are always there to help or entertain. They respect others' cultures so it's always friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fun while it teaches you to think critically and outside of the box. Every class pushes you to work your fullest potential. The professors at Miami University expects the best from each student and will make sure each student is learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Step out of your comfort zone and try new things. It never hurts to expand your network, it can only help. Make sure you are organized and manage your time well.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great mid-sized university for academics and social life. There are various organizations students can join and activities provided by the school to participate in. Big companies are always here recruiting, so there are many opportunities to find an internship or a job.

  • 08/23/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 14 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who... enjoy a medium-sized college atmosphere. desire a personalized learning experience. excel in group and project settings with individual leadership.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and engaging and you'll succeed wherever you go.

    Bang for the buck

    Although considered one of the more expensive public schools in the Mid-West, Miami provides so many opportunities and advantages over similar universities that cost is essentially negligible.

    Am enjoying being here

    While Oxford is a small college town it offers plenty of unique and interesting opportunities in both the community and on campus. With many organizations on campus, as well as a strong Greek life, there are unlimited facets of the university to explore.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami isn't considered a Public Ivy for nothing. With the brand new Farmer School of Business any prospective business students should make it a priority to check out Miami.

  • 12/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 5 people found this review useful. 15 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People willing to work hard and play hard. If you are outgoing and motivated to succeed in the future. If you want to study abroad and have fun while receiving a high quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, find the right organization early. Go into school with an open mind and realize it might take a semester to really find where you fit and begin enjoying college life.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is the ideal college town and being from in state it has been well worth the money. I had a job before starting my senior year as well as many internships - Miami has set me up for success in the future.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a senior and I am sad that I will be graduating in 5 months, it has been the best 4 years of my life.

    Am learning a lot

    The business school is amazing and the professors really care about teaching and want to know you.

  • 10/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Greek Life- Miami is known for it's Greek Life, both fraternities and sororities. The Greek system has students who are very involved with different things on campus. About 30% of Miami is Greek, so if you decide not to rush, you won't feel left out, but if you decide to rush, it is easy to get involved. Christians- There are many different churches and organizations for Christians, which is nice because you don't have to go far to stay involved with religion. People who want a good balance of academic and social lives- Miami really does have a great balance between the two. It is relatively easy to find parties and other fun events on campus (movies, concerts, games), but people still care about academics and doing well in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, come on a visit. Talk to students who are here (I promise they are very friendly!). Think about what your major might be because Miami has especially good programs in business, sciences, and engineering (all of their programs are good, but some are known for being awesome). Then if you decide to come here, here are some tips. It's called uptown not downtown (the off campus street with restaurants, bars, and shops). Don't lose your ID (it's used for meals, to swipe in your dorm, and for athletic events). Join at least one club or sports team (clubs are very easy to get involved with and many aren't that much of a time commitment). See professors during their office hours (they enjoy meeting students and they can really help you study for tests).

    Bang for the buck

    Since Miami is considered a public Ivy, I would consider the price to be pretty good for a school like Miami. Miami is more expensive than other public schools in Ohio, but it is also considered one of the best public institutions in Ohio. Also, if you live in Ohio, it doesn't seem too hard to get Ohio resident scholarships or federal loans if you need them. Also, the school costs include tickets to athletic events and fees to ride the Miami metro. It comes in handy having those things included in the cost. The bookstore is somewhat pricey, but there are other bookstores to get textbooks and Miami gear.

    Am enjoying being here

    I think that Miami is a wonderful place for college! First of all, it is a beautiful campus. The trees and brick buildings make the place really wonderful while walking from class to class. Also, it has the college town atmosphere so everything around the campus is geared towards college students and the college students, which is nice. People here are really friendly and I like the atmosphere. Miami does not have a cut-throat academic atmosphere and everybody is willing to help others with their schoolwork and work in groups to study and do homework. Additionally, the professors are approachable and love teaching and talking to students.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning very much here at Miami not only with school work, but also regarding my personality and interests. The classes are challenging and interesting and the professors really care about the students succeeding, not only with good grades, but actually understanding the material. This will be very helpful when taking graduate school tests and applying to graduate schools, which many people do after attending Miami. Also, I've learned that it is okay to come to college undecided and that professors and administrators totally accept and even encourage changing majors.

  • 01/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami is the perfect school for people who are looking for an Ivy League school, but not overpay. It has a very East Coast vibe, and the atmosphere is awesome. Plus we have a great hockey and football team, so sports fans would do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Miami has so much to offer. It is a great school academically, it is a very fun, safe place, and you meet a lot of really cool people here. Just come and visit, and you will see what I am talking about.

    Bang for the buck

    People think that Miami is a little bit pricey, but I would like to challenge that. First, think of all the other schools out there, and then compare. If you do a little shopping around, you find out that although it is expensive, it could be a lot worse. Second, for the education that you are getting, I think that the price fits.

    Am enjoying being here

    I honestly love it here. Miami is one of the coolest colleges. It has a gorgeous campus, and is sort of in it's own little world, but in a good way. Everything is really close to where you need to be, and there is an uptown where you can eat, walk around, or just hang out. Plus, on the weekends if you get bored, you aren't an hour away from Cincinnati or Kentucky where there are malls and everything else. Also, Miami has it's own theater so you can watch new movies whenever you want.

    Am learning a lot

    I really am learning a lot. All of my professors love what they are teaching, and know how to teach it well. I was a little nervous at first, because I didn't know what to expect, but I couldn't be happier with my education this far. Plus, there are so many interesting classes to choose from and take, that it's hard to get bored.

  • 05/19/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 7 people found this review useful. 18 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    student who want good colleges

    Tips for prospective students

    hardwork

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is great for students who are both social and intellectual. Being able to balance work and play at Miami is critical because it is academically demanding, and it is also a great social atmosphere. Being too heavy in one aspect can really hinder your experience at Miami. That being said, someone who is outgoing and willing to talk to anybody would find Miami to be a great fit for them. Making connections and talking to a variety of different people is what will make your social experience at Miami more enjoyable. In addition, being devoted to schoolwork is another great importance. Being on academic probation not only hinders a students ability to register for certain classes, but it also adds unwanted stress for students and ultimately makes it harder to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking into Miami, make sure that when you visit, you look around and see if you can imagine yourself being a student and a member of the community. It's one thing to just visit and consider a school and like it. It's another thing to see yourself actually being part of that university. If you really feel like you could be a part of this university, then your time at Miami will be most educational and enjoyable. Getting involved as soon as possible is also going to enhance your experience at Miami. There are hundreds of different clubs and organizations, and if there isn't a club that you are looking for then you can start it yourself. It's also important to make sure that Miami offers a program that fits your interests. There is a great variety of majors and minors, but if Miami does not offer a program that fits your interests, then your academic experience at Miami will be less enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that Miami is very well worth the cost to go there. It does get annoying with some of the fees that students are required to pay, and the Bursar's office is a bit disorganized, but the experience that you get out of a Miami experience is well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Even though there is not a whole lot going on in Oxford, I always keep busy and have something to do. During the week, a majority of students, including myself, are busy with their schoolwork. On the weekend students do study, but for the most part it is the relaxation period. I enjoy this schedule because the week is so hectic and stressful with classes and homework that I am able to enjoy my time at school. Students here are relatively friendly and it's very easy to talk to other people, which makes the social aspect of Miami more enjoyable. Even though Greek life is a huge part of Miami's social scene, it does not have to be everyones scene. I know plenty of people who did not go Greek and still have a great social life. I did end up going Greek and I love it, but like I said, it does not have to be a priority for every student at Miami. One thing I really enjoy about Miami is the campus. Not only is it beautiful, but it's not too big and it's not too small. Walking through campus I feel like I am actually part of a community because I am able to pass people that I met recently and people that I have never seen before. Sporting events are also a blast, particularly hockey. Students do go to the hockey games and really get into it. There are numerous chants and cheers and it also helps that our hockey team is one of the best in the country.

    Am learning a lot

    Being at Miami, I have learned more than I expected. One reason being that every student is required to take Miami Plan courses, which contribute to Miami's liberal style of education. Not only have I learned more in college than I did high school, but the Miami Plan allows me to take a variety of different classes and learn things that I would not normally learn if I were to take classes that only pertained to my major/minor. For example, I took a southeast Asian art class fall semester 2010 and ended up learning about the different styles of art and along with the religions that go with them: Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. The second reason for my increased knowledge is quality of teaching that Miami provides. U.S. News rated Miami #2 in undergraduate teaching, meaning that the professors compare to those of some of the most prestigious schools in the country. In my experiences, the professors are a fantastic resource because they really focus on making sure that the students understand the information provided to them. Thus, I have been able to learn more in my classes and I feel vastly more educated than I did a year ago as a result of my professors being a great resource. What I love about Miami is how education can roll outside of the classroom. Miami offers undergraduate research, which is a very rare opportunity in undergraduate education. There are also seminars and guest speakers that visit Miami all the time. This past year, the Dalai Lama visited and spoke to students and other guests, which was extremely educational because I was able to learn things from a religious leader's perspective.

  • 08/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are really excited about learning really seem to thrive at Miami. There are tons of clubs, so matter what you enjoy doing, there is likely something for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit! Visiting truly allows you to get a feel for Miami's campus and see the school for what it is. Remember to apply for scholarships, too.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but I think it's worth it. Miami provides quality education and a beautiful campus to call home.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yes, yes, yes!! I love the campus, the people and the classes. It is hard work, but a wonderful environment for living and learning.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami has amazingly dedicated professors and staff members. When one staff member found out that I was interested in attending Miami, she immediately asked if there was anything she could do to help. She set up a tour for me--including a class to sit in on, breakfast with a current student, and meeting several professors. Classwork is challenging and interesting. It requires a lot of work and time management, but gives you a well-rounded understanding.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Miami is ideal for students who are involved in their high schools. With its numerous clubs and organizations, there is something for everyone on Miami's campus. Miami is a vey prestigious university and provides a challenging academic repertoire, so it should be taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should know that Miami's campus is absolutely stunning. It is a mid-sized school that allows students to get involved and become exactly who they want to be!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is top-ranked in many different areas of academic life as well as student life. Miami has a wonderful athletic atmosphere and an entertaining uptown atmosphere, making Miami and Oxford a total package. Although Miami is the most expensive state school, the treatment students receive and the national recognition of being a Redhawk is comprable to an Ivy League or private university.

    Am enjoying being here

    Oxford is a fantastic location for Miami University! With the 16,000 undergraduate students on campus, there is always a plethora of activities to engage in and opportunities to get involved with student life. Although Miami is considered a mid-sized university, the campus feels much smaller.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami falls just behind Princeton in faculty concern for students and it is really evident! Miami's professors are absolutely fantastic and really care about the students that they are teaching. All of the professors I have encountered are more than willing to meet with students outside of class time to really ensure that they don't fall behind.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 162

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    whatever you want

    Food and Dining

    decent

    Dorm Life

    pretty small rooms, and not all have air conditioning, but that means everyone hangs out in the air conditioned common areas.

    Academic Rigor

    great if you are looking for a state school.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the school, and make sure you apply early.

    In three sentences

    best state school in ohio, academic wise. also the most expensive state school in ohio, but for a reason. located in a great town.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a bus that you can call to pick you up at night, called Night Time Door-to-Door. This way, you won't have to walk home in the dark.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of greek life. However, I do have friends in it, and I know they all love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities at Miami University. There are clubs for sports, academics, greek life, volunteering, ethnicity, and tons others.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is great for all students. There is something for everyone, and I know that every student would love Miami.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a superstition that if you step on the seal at the hub of campus, you will fail your next exam. However, if you do on accident, don't worry! Just go to the turtle on central quad and rub its head for luck. Also, if two people kiss under the arch at Upham Hall, they are destined to be married. Married couples from Miami University are called Miami Mergers, and receive Valentine's Day cards from Miami every year.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say you get your money's worth at Miami University. This is a great school with great people and experiences waiting for you. I'm so glad that I chose to go to Miami University

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on, on campus. There are so many concerts, lectures, and athletic events going on all the time. Many student groups plan fun activities for other students to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good. There are so many different dining halls, so you can always get what you want.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Miami University is great. It's very easy to make friends with people in the dorm, and it is a great way to branch out.

    Academic Rigor

    I've always felt that my professors challenged me. I've often been pushed further, academically, than I ever thought I could.

    Tips for prospective students

    Making friends can be difficult for some people, but don't be afraid to put yourself out there. You'll be surprised at the relationships that can be formed!

    In three sentences

    Miami is a very diverse school full of opportunities. There is always something going on, on campus. I wouldn't trade my time here for the world.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't the most important thing, but people do join. If you aren't into those stereotypical fraternities and sororities, Miami has others to offer. For instance, there are band fraternities/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has plenty to offer. There's a whole day even dedicated to getting to know all the clubs and activities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you step on the seal behind Upham, you will fail an upcoming test. If you kiss under the Upham arch (I'm not sure if it has to be at midnight) then you will marry that person.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of intramural sports and teams, and if you don't like any you can create your own. I am currently apart of a intramural broomball team with a bunch of my friends. There's also plenty of places to go to Uptown. Most like the 45 bar and Brick Street.

    Food and Dining

    Being from Chicago, there are some food I miss, but Miami's campus as well as off campus food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my room and this year I get to have my own room. They are really helpful with room changes.

    In three sentences

    I love Miami. I've had some of the most amazing experiences, especially being in the marching band. Finding a job was very easy, the people are nice, and most of the faculty I've encountered actually care for their students.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are 5 separate security forces including Oxford PD that survey all of the campus and surrounding areas

    Greek Life

    Greek system makes up 1/3 of the undergraduate students at Miami University (around 6,000 students).

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities to do all the time. Greek system is HUGE here. Always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Awesome business school for business majors. Beautiful campus and surrounding area for the outdoorsy type. Libraries and very well equipped for even the most intense and studious people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never walk on the Seal of Miami located in the middle of campus or you will fail your next exam!

    Bang for the buck

    Wonderful experience that will build character and prepare you for the real world.

    What to do for fun

    Other than partying, all sporting events are fun, surrounded by river and trails for hiking, running, biking, swimming. Recreational center has endless activities.

    Food and Dining

    Dining food is very low quality and extremely overpriced. If you search for the more higher quality food, it is usually off campus at restaurants and grocery stores.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms definitely (and are currently) need an update. People are generally ok. Super strict on rule-breaking.

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely challenging if you attend Miami for schooling purposes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't listen to the stereotypes and prejudgements that are said about this school! They are not true. This school will be what you make it.

    In three sentences

    Awesome Education. You Learn just as much outside the classroom as you do in the classroom. Beautiful campus.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    In all, there are 4 separate police forces with jurisdiction on Miami's campus. The University Police, Oxford Police, County Sheriff, and State Troopers. The University Police and Oxford police of course have the most involvement. Help is never far. There are also yellow emergency call boxes around campus.

    Greek Life

    Approximately 1/3 of students are involved with fraternities or sororities. Some frats/sororities had there original chapters formed here decades ago. Don't worry though; Greek Life is not necessary to have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Everybody, particularly those who are willing to branch out and try new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you kiss your boyfriend/girlfriend under the Upham Hall arch, you'll be together forever and deemed a Miami Merger. Don't step on the school seal on the center of campus. If you do, you'll fail your next exam. Find the sundial just off of center quad and rub the turtle heads for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in-state students, Miami University is a great value. (but as with any University you might attend, keep smart money management habits.)

    What to do for fun

    Often, the various residence halls create activities for its residents. There are many club and intramural sports, a recreation center, pool, ice area for skating, and hiking trails. There's an art museum. At the Mega Fair, you'll get to see all hundreds of clubs and organizations at Miami. In all, between school work, the various extra-curricular activities, and recreational options, it is very hard to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Miami University has some of the best dining in the country. There are tons of options, vegetarian menus, and several dining locations. All locations make high quality meals.

    Dorm Life

    In all, the dorms are clean, spacious, and accessible. Some dorms are on more remote parts of campus (i.e. Western Campus), so more travel time to and from classes and other buildings can be time consuming. Bring a bike or learn the bus routes if walking can be hassle for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Rigor depends on prior schooling and major, but there are plenty of options you have for classes that will challenge you while you meet your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn where your classes are in the days before you first attend them since many of the buildings look similar to each other. Explore the various options you have for food. Explore the campus in general. Research all the resources available to you be it for academic needs, transportation, recreation, counseling, and more.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a wonderful place to call home. There is a huge number of opportunities and options available. There are more than enough extra-curricular activities for everyone to enjoy and with which to contribute.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe. The main thing is to be smart. Know how/ who you are going home with. Buddy system! If I have to go home alone I always run so the creepers can't catch me- it's worked so far!!

    Greek Life

    I'm not affiliated- I'm a GDI (Gosh Damn Independent)- But I know lots of people who are and I know they love it- Frat parties are a great weekend festivity-- or weekday during syllabus week!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is literally thousands of clubs. For example- Miami Primates Club- for people who like monkeys and such. Toms Club- like the shoe. At the begging of the year we have mega fair at Millet and you can go and explore all of your extracurricular opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Active!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DON'T STEP ON THE SEAL! Green Beer Day--Awesome-- Miami Mergers Rub the turtle's head on the sundial for luck--but bring hand sanitizer! Broomball

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is a pricy school, but you are getting your money's worth by choosing this institution.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, clubs, greek life, AFROTC!

    Food and Dining

    Dividends salad. Just try it and you'll have to have everyday. The long line is worth the wait! And La Mia Cucina--Italian food- the BEST. But lots of calories:/

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are OK, community bathrooms anywhere are no fun. The dorms definitely improve as sophomores, the hall ways are wider, bathrooms are nicer, and rooms are bigger! We have a lot of construction going on for new dorms too, and they're replacing all the older furniture.

    Academic Rigor

    Harvard of the mid-west! I'm definitely learning here, I feel Intelligent!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just focus on your GPA, admission's like to see INVOLVED students. Get a job, play sports, join some clubs, and keep your grades up. Don't be afraid to push yourself, but also don't bite off more than you can chew! Find a balance.

    In three sentences

    Miami University faculty cares about your education. They don't just feed you information on power points, they make you think. I LOVE my school and would never want to go anywhere else!!

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 162

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Miami University campus is pretty safe for the most part! There have been some small situations that the school has had to deal with, but they have all been solved. Campus police and the town police are always around and watching, making sure things are going smoothly and no one is in trouble. The hospital is right uptown and the health center is on a great part of campus. Streets are lit and buildings are always open in case of an emergency. However, to be safe, always be with a buddy!

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is great! There are so many sororities and fraternities, affiliated and unaffiliated, to choose from. The sororities here are all in on campus dorm suites. They are really nice and most girls live in them for at least their sophomore and sometimes junior year! The fraternities have houses off campus, which guys will usually go and live in sophomore year and on. There are 21 affiliated sororities and 31 affiliated fraternities. Rush is a super easy and smooth process and no matter what, you will find the place that suits you best! So be sure to not stress to much over where you get asked to join. Greek life at Miami University makes up a little over 20% in undergrad girls and same for undergrad boys. However, if you are not a part of the Greek Life system, no one will treat you any differently!

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved! Whether it is in sports or clubs, getting involved will always have you busy with things to do. There is honestly a club for anything you can think of. From fashion to art to food to special organizations to sports, there will be something that interests you. You can also be as involved as you want. If you cant make it to every event for your club, its not big deal! The school had a Mega Fair in the beginning of the semester so that you can check out every club has to offer, get information, and sign up for the ones that interest you! It can be super easy to get involved, so I would definitely recommend doing it and meet new people at the same time. Also be sure to check out the Rec Center! The Rec is a great place to go work out. There is a gym, work out class you can take (everything from yoga to belly dancing), a pool, rock wall, basketball court, indoor soccer field, and pool! Take advantage of it because it can be a great place to stay in shape and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is known for being very properly dressed, but not everyone here is that way. Some people tend dress nice or presentable, but then people also have their relaxing days. Most students here are also involved in a ton of activities, so if you like being involved and getting a great education, this is the place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami Mergers! What a great tradition! Miami Mergers are two people who went to Miami together and then got married. More than 14% of Miami Alumni have gotten married. I really wish to become a Miami Merger one day, it just sounds so adorable. The Upham Arch is also an interesting tradition. This is right at the hub, the center of campus! At the arch, it is said that if you kiss you boyfriend or girlfriend under there at midnight, that you will get married. Just something to think about! Avoid the seal! The University seal is also in the center of campus at The Hub! You want to make sure you never step on the seal, especially if you're a freshman. The tradition is that if you step on the seal, that you'll fail your first exam. So be careful! However, if you do step on the seal, you may be able to redeem yourself. There are the lucky turtles! Behind McCracken Hall, is the Tri Delt Sundial, it's right by Sorority Row. If you rub the turtles heads on the sundial, rumor has it that it will give you good luck!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami University is somewhat expensive, especially for out-of-state, but try not to let the price scare you away. Attending is very doable. The school provides many scholarships for students and the financial aid department here does a very good job in helping students and their families find ways to pay for tuition. There are a variety ways, such as grants, loans, and applications for scholarships that can help you out when deciding when to come to Miami University or not.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are also extremely fun! Especially during hockey season. Hockey is super big at Miami and the games are always a ton of fun. You could never go wrong with attending any Miami sports even though! Even broom-ball, which is when you are on the ice and basically play hockey but with a broom stick. There are so many other intramural sports you can participate in and watch, too! There are also a variety of places to go dancing uptown on the weekends, great places to eat, a small movie theater, and even a place to go to paint pottery if you are looking for something different to do. The school also holds many concerts with a variety of great artists every few months and many speakers come, too! Having the opportunity to able to attend these events are great.

    Food and Dining

    Miami University is rated for their food! From dining halls, to markets, to on campus restaurants, I couldn't be any more satisfied with the food options they have for students. There are so many different kinds of food and portion options! Eating healthy isn't a problem and eating unhealthy isn't a problem. There are always a variety of foods and drinks and snacks to choose from. There are even Starbucks cafes in some of the dining facilities. Vegetarian or meat eater, you wont starve yourself!

    Dorm Life

    My first year at Miami University I absolutely loved my dorm. Right away I was able to meet a ton of people, and from that I have developed a tight group of friends. I was able to connect with them because of activities our dorm advisor set up for us, which I found really beneficial. My RA is also awesome! She is always willing to answer questions and is incredibly helpful in general. Our hall and corridor get together every so often so that people can socialize, eat some dinner, and relax. There are study rooms and quiet hours, which are helpful when actually having to get work done. The halls are kept very tidy and the maintenance people do a great job and are super friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but not impossible. Depending on your major you will have more work than others. Also, depending on how you schedule your classes, some are not every day, which is really nice! It sometimes gives you an extra day or two to get homework done and or read a chapter for class. Sundays are the day for pounding yourself for what is due Monday, so if you do not have a lot going on one day, starting ahead is a great and extremely helpful idea. You will feel so much better when you have stuff done before its due, because then the night before you can actually relax. So try and stay ahead of the game! Class range from fun to serious, but I have yet to dislike any of my classes, and most of the people I have met here have felt the same way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students here can be very opinionated, so one word of advice would to be to keep an open mind. Try not to judge on first glance and be willing to get to know people, especially if you are one of few coming from your high school. People are really friendly, but sometimes if you are too quiet it could give the wrong impression of who you are and what you stand for. Also be sure to keep up with your work. Everyone says it, but its so important. If you are behind, especially in college, it can be very overwhelming when it comes to midterm week and finals week, but in general, if you're on top of things you will do great!

    In three sentences

    This is an extremely inviting and welcoming school! Teachers are always willing to help students become engaged in class. It's a small town, but there are always things to do and places to go.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt as safe as I have here at Miami. There is almost always people out and about around campus and there is almost always someone willing to walk with you if you do not like going places by yourself. However, even as a freshman girl, I am perfectly fine with walking around campus at night by myself. The streets are all well lit and the police patrol around campus enough to know when something is going on. Even if not, there are several numbers offered for us to call and someone would come drive us to our dorms (for free) or come help you if you need assistance. There's also these blue lights that you can push in an emergency and the police will show up in an impressive amount of time. I have never felt threatened here, so I haven't felt the need to do any of these things. Actually, the crime here seems so incredibly low that our campus alerts are sometimes almost a laughing matter. If you don't throw common sense out the window, most likely nothing will happen to you here. It's about as safe as a college campus gets.

    Greek Life

    This school has a really big reputation for being all pro greek life and that our greek life is all pro party. Of course this is here, you can find this everywhere you go, but it is definitely not all true. I personally will not be going greek and I am not worried about it in the least. I meet people through the clubs and sports I am involved in as well as in classes, in the dorms, and through my job. But even those less involved would still have a ton of fun at college without going greek. To be fair, I will admit that (contrary to my former beliefs) lot of the people involved in greek life are incredibly intelligent, well rounded students and the greeks are heavily involved in community service projects. No matter which path you choose, you will not be hated by people and you will still have a fun college experience here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wow. This school offers tons and tons of them! Anything and everything I could think of that I would be interested in, this school offers in the form of a club or a class. Even if they don't, I have had a few friends wanting to start their own clubs and the school has been more than willing to help them get these groups started. I would definitely suggest getting involved in a wide variety because it's a cheaper way to try something new and decide if you like it enough to stick with it! Check out the Hub (online), go to MegaFair, and watch for signs to get an idea for everything this school has to offer! A lot of things still rely on word of mouth, so don't be afraid to ask around, the people here are really nice and excited to share their passions with newbies.

    Great for these types of students

    Adventurous: This school has a ton to offer the adventurous student. There are several classes, programs, and trips that promote immersion in the outdoor elements (for credit!). There is even a living learning community (Outdoor Leadership) for people that would be interested in these things. Just check out the Outdoor Pursuit Center's page! Also, there is a TON of opportunities to study abroad, and the school is really promoting and willing to help out with them. There are a ton of classes to supplement those wishing to learn about different cultures as well. They want us to get out into the world and explore all of our options and talents so we can have a solid, well rounded education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    DO NOT STEP ON THE SEAL!! Otherwise, you will fail your next exam. However, if you do, a lot of people rub the heads of the turtles at the Sundial (across the Quad from MacCracken). And if you kiss your sweetie under Upham's arch at midnight, you will marry. If two Miami students marry, we call them Miami mergers. (precious!) This is lesser known and we're probably not as proud of it, but it's kind of funny to watch people take the walk of shame in their clothes from the night before on a Saturday or Sunday morning.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as food goes, dining halls such as Harris tend to be the cheapest way to go since it's basically an all you can eat set up rather than paying per item, but if you have the meal plan you get discounts on all of the food anyways. Also, if you form a broomball team, sometimes they'll have coupons on goggin's facebook page and the more people you have on a team, the cheaper it is per person. If you want to join a club, it is often cheaper to pay fees for the full year rather than just for one semester. Also, if you buy a Miami planner book, there are a lot of coupons in the back that can be used all over campus. And BUY TEXTBOOKS ONLINE!! Other than lab manuals, I will never buy another textbook from the University's Bookstore again

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of things to do for fun here! A lot of sports and clubs plan weekend trips to cool places. Sometimes, even you're job, class, or living learning community will set something up over the weekend as well. As a few examples, I have gone to the zoo, gone to a park to go rock climbing, went on a camping trip, went canoeing, went on a backpacking trip, been to a drive-in movie, had many campfires, been to the Aquarium, done programs with the low/high ropes courses, been to retreats for team building games and helped out at an animal shelter and a reptile rescue facility. All of these were done either on campus or within about 45 minutes of Oxford (but I was still with a group of Miami students!) Obviously, there are a lot of parties and frat houses to go to on the weekends and a lot of people go to the bars uptown later (and yes, it is uptown, not downtown!) That's always fun to do with your friends and there is never a shortage of parties to go to, but there is also a lot to do if that's not your scene. There is always a ton going on around campus for students! A lot of bands have put on shows for the students, a few of which were actually free! Two of the free concerts I went to last semester were Time Flies and Parachute, but there were others as well. Also, there are movie nights you can go to to watch movies that have recently come out on a big screen in the student center or you could go ice skating for free! (I think it's like $2 if you need skates but still a good deal). There are football games, swim meets, horse shows, HOCKEY GAMES and a ton of other sports going on all the time around campus. Hockey is definitely the biggest, but athletes and athletic supporters of all kinds can be happy here. Broomball is a pretty big sport to play here and it is beginner friendly (and hilarious to watch!). I've also been to a swing dancing night one weekend, which was surprising fun! Basically, there is a ton of different things to do around campus. Just watch for signs/posters, check things out online (the Hub lists a lot of things) and listen for word of mouth. Even if you go by yourself, that's the best way to meet new people! I have never been bored here, that is for certain!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is excellent! I have never been to a campus of this size with so many options and variety with food. Just by my dorm there are about four different dining halls, two markets, a cafe, and four nicer restaurants within a 5 minute walk from my dorm. (There is obviously a LOT more, just a bit further down the road). I have not run into a food place on campus that does not accept our meal plan. And the dining halls (which I was a bit skeptical of eating at at first) are surprisingly nice! There is still a huge variety of food to chose from and I don't have to worry about the quality of it. They are all actually really clean and nice and light (I hate eating in dimly lit rooms). Also, there are a lot of places that deliver food to the dorms, both on campus and uptown, and several places that are open to odd hours of the night. There is also a food truck that moves around campus that sells good food that you can still buy with meal plan. Just follow them on twitter to find out where they are! Food is definitely a luxury here, there is always a lot of good quality items available at basically any time of day and place.

    Dorm Life

    When I came to Miami, I basically did not know anyone. Living in a dorm completely changed that for me. Just in the first few days I met a TON of people, some of which have become some of my closest friends today. I love being able to walk through the halls and just visit anyone with their doors open. It creates a relatively close community and introduces you to people you may not otherwise have met. Since a lot of the dorms are set up by living learning community, it's nice to have a little something in common with the people you live with. And for those of you going random, don't worry about it!! The first time I talked to my roommate was when we moved in and she is now one of my closest friends. As far as the rooms go, they vary by dorm. Even within the dorms they vary in size. I have been in several different dorms and many different rooms and I am not exaggerating when I say that mine is the smallest I have ever been in, but there is still plenty of space to put every thing (and there are two girls in my room so that's saying something!) A lot of dorms are in the process of or are about to be updated so I am excited to see how they all turn out. Also, all of the rooms have heat and internet and there's virtually no need to worry about something being too far away.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has an excellent academic reputation, and for a good reason. The classes are all doable, but most of them make you work a little to get that A. However, the professors all heavily encourage attendance at office hours (and they really are beneficial), the TA's and SA's oftentimes have study sessions in which they will help and answer questions to any one that comes, and there is an awesome tutoring program, which is incredibly easy to sign up for and also extremely helpful; although I suggest signing up early because after a few months there can be a waiting list for tutors. Some professors also have facebook pages for their classes where you can ask questions to be answered by both classmates and professors. E-mail is also an easy way to get help and of course, if you can't make it to a professor's office hours they are willing to work around your schedule too. Niihka has a lot of information for classes and some professors update class powerpoints, notes, etc. on this site. And there are a TON of libraries and other quiet places to get studying done. Although some of the classes can be difficult, there is definitely a ton of ways to get help if it is needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The schools is big enough to always be able to meet new people, yet small enough to run into the people you have met. Get out there, let yourself be known, and get involved in as much as you can! Basically anything you want to do, there is a club for it. If not, the school is more than willing to help you get a new club started. If you're interested in studying abroad, they are excellent about helping you find a program, answering questions, and hooking you up with different contacts. There are a TON of things going on on campus all the time, just look for posters/signs and listen for word of mouth. Broomball is something that a lot of students get involved in here, so be sure to check it out! Also, GO TO A HOCKEY GAME! And get there early! The crowd gets absolutely rowdy, especially as the players are coming on the ice.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a big stereotype of being a stuck up, preppy school. Of course there are a few people that fit this stereotype, like anywhere else you'll go, but it definitely isn't true for everyone so don't let it scare you away! The people I have met here are genuinely nice and welcoming, even to freshmen, which is something I definitely did not see when I basically toured America trying to find the best college for me.

  • 03/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    Miami's campus and uptown area are very safe because of the dedication of students and officers. Miami is very safely located in a small town and carefully watched by both Oxford police and Miami University police.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge part of Miami's campus and the Greek community is constantly holding fundraising and social events on campus and for the community. The best part of being Greek at Miami University is that the Greek community is so cohesive and supportive of each other. Specifically, because sororities do not have houses, sophomore sorority members live in dorm corridors with other sorority women and build bonds that way.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an unbelievable amount of clubs and organizations to get involved with at Miami. Club and intramural sports are popular, as well as mock trial, speech and debate, campus crusade, honors fraternities, and more.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is a great fit if you are: academically driven, social, and a leader. Miami students are always on the move and involved in many different aspects of campus life. The people who truly find their fit are the students who want to be part of a fast-paced and exciting environment that is challenging and fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami students are very superstitious about stepping on the seal in the center of campus. If you step on the seal, it is said that you will fail your next exam. There is also a sundial on central quad that has turtles and people will rub the turtles' heads for good luck. Miami also has a strong tradition of what we call Miami Mergers or people who marry other Miami students. It is said that if you stand under the Upham Arch while the lantern is lit and kiss someone that you are destined to get married. There are also fun traditions like the Redhawk hunt where students run all over campus finding out the answers to Miami trivia questions in an intense campus-wide scavenger hunt.

    Bang for the buck

    All of the on-campus grocery stores will accept the meal plan!

    What to do for fun

    Miami students love spending time uptown at restaurants, bars, and shops. There is also a lot to do on campus, like watching movies at Shriver Center, attending guest lectures, and watching music and theater productions.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami University is outstanding! There are so many options from typical college-style buffets to on campus restaurants and grocery stores. The best part is that every place on campus will allow you to use your meal plan. It is so easy to eat healthy on campus, but it is also easy to get options for people with allergies or dietary restrictions. Of course, it is also easy to eat your weight in Miami specialties: the toasted roll and potato bowls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Miami University are fairly standard. Most dorms have community style bathrooms and are equipped with living rooms, study rooms, kitchens, and resident advisers. The residence hall staff, however, is a great resource for students and freshman have academic advisers in their dorm. Dorms are split up by Living Learning Communities that the students gets to choose, meaning that each dorm is filled with people who have similar interests.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami University is definitely rigorous academically, but it really depends on your major of choice. Every students must complete the Global Miami Plan which is a set of rigorous courses outside of your major area and acts as Miami University's liberal arts program.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go to Miami University, you should make sure that you have a GPA and test scores that you can be proud of. However, Miami University definitely seeks to recruit students who are obvious leaders in their high schools and communities, so work on maintaining membership in clubs and organizations throughout high school.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a mid-sized public school in Ohio with a distinctly private school feeling. Students tend to be academically driven, yet sociable and fun. Miami University offers so many opportunities for students to grow through classes, organizations, and other experiences on campus.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 162

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    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list! And that's good. At the start you should be introduced to The HUB. While many clubs may not use it its a great way too search for what clubs there are. There are nerdy clubs as well as social. To name a few, Shakarettes who just recently performed for the presidential inauguration for Obama, Band, Outdoor Adventure Club, Snowboarding/Skiing who went to Canada for a huge party with over 500 colleges for New Years, etc..

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy, Attractive, Greek-Bound, Students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal before exams otherwise you'll fail. Rub the turtles heads for good luck. Under the arch, kiss, be together forever, and get married.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami University, Most Expensive Public School in OH. Worth it, depends. If you love being social and love attractive people definitely YES. If you want to be Greek again definite YES. If your not into parties, participating, AND not going for Business as a major, I would say choose a different school.

    What to do for fun

    ORGANIZATIONS. If your not apart of any you'd better have a car to do something. Many people also party, ALOT.

    Food and Dining

    Definitely different options. Alexander tends to cater to Vegan/Vegetarians, while Martin carters to Athletes (MEAT). Then there's the in between dining options. There are also many on campus markets for more food since our meal plans work everywhere on campus for food.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year dorm life is the best and most active with students looking to meet new people. (PS guys and girls are allowed to visit each others floors). After first year, unless a group of friends moved to the same dorm, dorm life tends to die down.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on who you ask and what's your major. Business students will be the primary students partying 24/7 every weekend and claim that their work is very difficult. As an engineer, I can say some engineers party some don't. That's because a) different personalities and b) time commitment otherwise we're screwed. Coursework is challenging but professors are willing to take the extra time when needed to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    For Freshman year, venture out of your hall and explore organizations as Sophomore's seem to stick together too much. Within your hall though, talk to people as most of your friends will probably come from them and don't fall asleep to early (10 pm for me) as fun things happen at night

    In three sentences

    Miami University is definitely small but with so many activities to partake in it will most certainly keep you busy and have you traveling all over the country. Greek life is a huge part of life on campus. Scenery is always beautiful (including the beautiful people ;-])

  • 07/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    When visiting Miami, and walking around for most of the day, Miami feels very safe, and it is. However, sometimes at night, when it's really dark, it can be a little creepy. Some quads don't have lights, so just be careful where you are walking and pay attention to your surroundings. If you are walking at night, Miami has a Door-To-Door bus service that you can call and they will pick you up wherever you are and drop you off wherever you ask to be. There is also the red bus, which runs late at night. So you don't have to walk if you don't feel safe. The buildings are pretty safe, though. Buildings at night are locked and require students to swipe their IDs in order to get in (and even then only students with cleared reasons to be in the building after hours will have access), and the dorms are always locked, requiring the same method of entry.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs at Miami that students can join, and plenty of other activities too. There are intramural and club sports teams, including soccer, softball, and a student favorite, broomball. There are also musical ensembles/groups that any students can audition for and join. There are a capella groups, choral groups, an orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, steel band (steel drums), symphony band, marching band, and an athletic band, which performs at all basketball and hockey games.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami has its seal pressed into the ground near Upham Hall, and no one walks on it. It's said that whoever steps on the seal will fail their next exam/test/quiz/paper/whatever. It's amusing to watch students walking, not even paying attention to where they are going, and still manage to avoid the seal by walking all the way around it, subconsciously aware that it's there. There is also a tradition at Upham Hall itself. It is said that if you stand under the Upham Arch, and kiss your significant other there, the two of you will be married (eventually). Another tradition is to go to the sundial, which is at the edge of central quad, and to rub the turtles that are around it for good luck. Other than those school-wide traditions, the rest of Miami's traditions usually focus around specific athletic/performing arts events.

    What to do for fun

    Depending on your definition of fun, there is a varying amount of things to do for fun. There is a small movie theater just uptown that shows a select few movies on weekends. There is a small bowling alley about 10 minutes away if you have a friend with a car. There are also clubs Uptown, if that's what you enjoy. However, other than that, entertainment has to be found on campus. Many students enjoy going to sporting events, especially hockey. There is a wide variety of intramural sports that you can play. Miami even has a quidditch team! If organized sports aren't your thing, you can always grab a few friends and just hang out on one of the quads, on Cook field, or the marching band practice field, or take a walk over to Pfeffer Park. For safe entertainment on weekends, Miami AfterDark shows movies most weekends in the Shriver Center and they're free. AfterDark will also host other evening activities students can participate in. Miami Entertainment is always looking for more fun ideas and things to do with students, and there are plenty of clubs that just have fun too (like Humans vs. Zombies).

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to get food anywhere on campus, from A La Carte to buffet style dining halls, to markets, concession stands and restaurants, Miami has a place where you can get almost anything. The food isn't that expensive and can be paid for either with meal plan money or actual cash/credit. There are options for students with food allergies and special dietary needs, and food available for certain religious holidays as well. If you decide that you don't want to eat on campus, Uptown is a short walk/bus ride away, where there are restaurants, and there are buses that go to Kroger and Walmart if you want to buy food/snacks there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms really aren't that bad. It does take some getting used to when you first get there, what with roommates and noisy neighbors, but it's not as bad as some might think. No dorms have more than 3 floors, so you're not climbing forever, and some are even air-conditioned. You can rent a fridge and other various dorm necessities from the school, and even an A/C unit if your building is not one of those that are air-conditioned. If there are any issues among dorm residents, there are approximately three RAs (Residential Advisors) per floor (one for each corridor), and residents can go to them at any time to resolve any issues.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others, and some professors are harder than others. Overall, though, Miami works to make sure that you learn what you need to from their classes, without you needing to spend every waking second hitting the books.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your school work. SAT and ACT scores, along with your GPA, will help you get in here, but Miami also loves knowing that their applicants are passionate/enthusiastic about their studies (and studying at Miami). The school will help with financial aid, by giving you scholarships if you show them that you deserve them, and even once you're here, there are many awards, grants, and scholarships you can earn too. Miami is a great school, with a great faculty and a welcoming student body. Don't worry about making friends here, or your dorm, or any other social life issues. Everything will happen easily and there's definitely a place for everyone here.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great school. I originally wasn't thrilled to be going here but I love it. It is a great place to call home.

  • 08/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    Outside crime is rare. Most crimes are drunk students doing the things drunk people like to do.

    Greek Life

    Huge at Miami. But I didn't rush and still have friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY CHOICES.

    Great for these types of students

    Type A, driven students. Preppy students. Christian students-- large Christian organizations. Party kids. Those wanting to go Greek. People who like to exercise and eat salad.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss the turtles for good luck. But frat boys pee on them. Don't step on the seal! Kiss under Upham Arch and you'll get married!

    Bang for the buck

    Salary potential is great. Pricey, but professors and campus life are wonderful.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of students enjoy hitting up the bars and frat parties, but there are plenty of other options as well. There is a club fitting for everyone on campus, and the Residence Hall Association often puts on fun activities, such as grill-outs and movies.

    Food and Dining

    Many options both on campus and uptown. Trader Greens salads from Dividends are a huge favorite. There are also markets scattered throughout campus where students can purchase groceries and hygienic products.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are fairly nice, although most double rooms are tiny. Housekeeping cleans bathrooms and such daily, and is staffed with incredibly kind people. Dorms have lobbies and basements great for studying and chilling with friends, and each dorm has vending machines.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami's professors are wonderful. Even large 100-level classes aren't bad given the humorous, caring professors. Art classes are generally pretty difficult, and I, personally, struggled in the science classes. Classes for my major have been a lot of work (reading), but well worth it. Professors make you want to succeed, and while classes are difficult, they have not been overly frustrating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to meet all your friends from class. Most of your friends will be from extracurriculars, as these students have interests similar to yours. Also, I brought a printer to campus, and it was really convenient having one in my room. Also, don't be afraid to quit clubs if you realize it isn't the one for you-- people do it all the time! On-campus employment is also a really great option. With most on-campus jobs, you can work as few hours as you desire & set your own schedule, which doesn't change until finals week.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a work hard-play hard atmosphere. Students care about performing well and are always well put together for class. Weekends, beginning on Thursday, and even during the week-- 90s night at Brick Street, and such, many students go out drinking to de-stress.

  • 08/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is probably one of the most popular groups to join at Miami, and I understand why. This is because doors are opened to meeting so many different people, and it is also a lot of fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami has one tradition that a lot of students dream of achieving, it is called the Miami Merger. This is when two Miami students end up getting married. There is a place called the Upham Arch, and if you kiss someone under it, you will end up marrying them.

    What to do for fun

    The big sport at Miami is hockey, and being from the south, I have never been to a hockey game ever, but it ended up being the most exciting games I have ever seen. Also, a lot of students attend the hockey game, so it is a big social activity. Miami also has a big party scene in the town area. We refer to it as Uptown. Uptown is off campus but is a short 5 minute walk from most dorms. It offers concerts, DJs, and lots of dining places.

    Food and Dining

    Miami has some of the best food out of any college I have tried. I hear stories of awful dining halls from other schools, but Miami offers so many different options that I did not even get a chance to try every dining option they offered my freshman year.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is so much fun. They make you take a compatibility quiz, and then assign you to a dorm with people that all have the same interests in you. Also, if you end up joining a sorority or fraternity, you still get to have dorm life your sophomore year. Fraternities have houses, so members get to live in those their sophomore year. While sororities get their own corridor in, in my opinion, the nicest dorms on campus, which is what I am doing this year and could not be more excited to live with my sisters.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major, really. My roommate is pre-med, and she has extremely hard classes. My major is hard, but all the information I learn, I have a strong interest in so it makes the learning fun and does not seem like I am doing work at all sometimes. The key to success is studying a major your interested in, and this will lead to classes that keep you interested.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips are the same tips that I was told as an incoming freshman, and the most important would definitely be to time manage, for at first the work load can seem overwhelming, but it does not take long to figure out a good balance. Also, I did not find it good mentally to be studying constantly. Take time each day to review what was learned in class, but make sure to make time for friends and relaxation. This will help you not feel so overwhelmed with the work load.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a well rounded school, and it offers everything I need to succeed. The professors are very interested in my progress and are willing to do anything to help me. Miami balances academic, social, and sports very nicely, for I am never bored on campus and am constantly challenged academically.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Feels really safe all the time. Just don't walk around inebriated and you'll be that much safer.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is big. Probably one in three or one in four people at Miami go greek and they have a huge impact on the culture here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything. We have literally like everything.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the upper middle-class or upper-class preppy JCrew student or girls who love Lily Pulitzer. The culture is fabulous for partiers who still want good grades. We also have a really strong Campus Ministry program between organizations like Young Life, Navigators, and Cru (Campus Crusades for Christ).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do NOT walk on the Miami Seal in the middle of Academic quad (by the Upham Arch). And if you kiss your lover under Upham Arch, you're supposed to get married. They call that a Miami Merger.

    Bang for the buck

    Sometimes it feels overpriced because of a bad teacher or academic work isn't challenging or just the fact that it's the most expensive public school in Ohio. However, your Miami Degree will carry you far, so the more work you put in, the more you get out which is better value for all that money you've spent.

    What to do for fun

    People go uptown to bars and clubs or you can go to frat and sorority events that are all over campus. There are always choir/band/orchestra concerts and many theater programs to watch. The student center has free movie nights and a lot of RAs run free programs like special free rec center classes or discounted football/basketball/hockey game events.

    Food and Dining

    The reality is we have awesome food here. You can get stir-fry, burritos, pasta from pasta bars, giant wraps, etc. There are salad bars in a lot of dining halls. Little markets sell typical grocery items and you can get an array of cereals, lean cuisines, granola bars, packaged popcorn, soups, candies, yogurts, ice creams, all sorts of drinks like pop, naked juices, vitamin waters, coconut water...It's not hard to eat like a typical college student but you can also eat really healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard of some bad roommate experiences, but they are far and few between. The dorms are just giant friend communities. Even if you don't love everyone or get along with everyone, there's always someone who cares or will be your friend. And the bathrooms are cleaned pretty frequently, so they're not nasty.

    Academic Rigor

    I think Miami pushes you to work hard, but not too hard. Everyone always has time to go uptown to party or to run around outside or to balance their sport/club/activity/job. I like that your degree from Miami means something. Professors generally (not all of them) push you to think critically.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're considering Miami, think about what you want from it coming in. You can definitely party hard and work hard here and the balance isn't too difficult to find. So many intelligent, yet fun people come here who will push you to do well in school, but also to have fun. When you arrive, soak up the freshmen frenzy because there is nothing like freshman year. People will give you so much free stuff and just want you to join every club or student organization, so just enjoy having all these people who want to be your friends. Also, wait just a little bit to buy books because sometimes teachers have you buy shortened copies of the books instead, or you'll find out that the teacher really doesn't use their books for the class.

    In three sentences

    Miami is gorgeous and has gorgeous people. Miami is academically tough, but not too rigorous. Miami will do everything in its power to get you a job post-college.

  • 09/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has several police officers patrolling each day around campus. In addition, the campus has several emergency boxes at various locations around campus which can easily be spotted from a distance. There also is a free car service for students who feel uncomfortable walking home at night or need a ride back to their dorm. All of the areas on campus are well-lit, and generally there are very little problems with safety on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very prominent at Miami University, with nearly 70% of students taking part. Naturally Greek Week is a big event on campus, and is fun for everyone even if you're not a part of Greek life. If students choose not to join a fraternity or sorority, there are still several Greek activities and events that they can participate in. Becoming a part of Greek life is not necessary for students to fully enjoy the experience at Miami University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone at Miami University. With over 400 clubs and activities to take part in, most students have difficulty finding time for everything they want to participate in. If there's a club that has not yet been created at Miami, students can easily create it themselves. Miami University has athletic, academic, and service clubs (there also are some just for fun, like the Humans vs. Zombies club.)

    Great for these types of students

    Great choice for students who: -Are willing to work hard and put in long hours studying -Have a desire to learn, especially to learn more than things necessary for your major - lots of school pride - Enjoy being social and meeting new people -Enjoy being active in clubs or sports

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of Miami's biggest traditions is to rub the heads of the small turtle statues attached to the bottom of the sundial located towards the center of the campus. These turtles are said to bring good luck, and around exam time there's usually a line for people to rub their heads! Another tradition at Miami is to never step on the University Seal, located in the center of the Hub. Stepping on the seal will, according to legend, cause you to fail your next exam, and understandably so students avoid it like the plague.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami University is ranked among the nation for the highest return in investments for students. The high level of education mixed with the general overall experience far succeeds the cost of the college.

    What to do for fun

    Miami University Activities and Programming committee plans several fun events throughout the week and weekend to keep students entertained, with things such as weekly outdoor movie nights, video game arcades, laser tag, and several others. Miami also hosts several comedians and bands throughout the year, with some of the past guests including Train, O.A.R., and Jerry Springer to name a few. Miami also has over 400 student organizations, with activities ranging from club and intermural sports, sky diving, Quidditch, and several others. Construction is also underway for a new student center, which will have a bowling alley! The Rec Center on campus has several options for students as well, such as ice skating rinks, basketball courts, track, rock climbing wall, several swimming pools, group exercise classes, and more. There's something for everyone to have fun with at Miami!

    Food and Dining

    Miami University's meal plan is an excellent option for students. The meal plan works based on a dollar amount students choose for each semester, and can be used at any food facility on campus. There are dozens of options to choose from, with everything ranging from buffet-style dining halls to sit-down restaurants. Miami also has several market-style stores around campus where student's meal plan will also work, allowing students with more options for quick snacks or providing them the opportunity to cook their own meals if they would like to. There are also many options for vegetarians, vegans, or students with food-specific allergies.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are pretty spacious at Miami, keeping in mind that the average college dorm is considerably small. Students have the option of bunking their beds, which provides much more floor space. All rooms come with desks, chairs, dressers, and wardrobes. Students are given room assignments based on their choice of several Learning Living Communities, which group students based on similar interests and majors. By doing so, students are surrounded by like-minded peers with similar interests, which makes it far easier to make friends with your neighbors!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are demanding, and every one is taught by an actual professor. Several classes have Teaching Assistants to assist with students' questions and grading papers. Miami University is a Liberal Arts school, meaning that all the classes incorporate other divisions into the daily work. Class work ranges from paper writing, presentations, group work, and online assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to guarantee your admission to Miami University is to be a well-rounded student. GPA and test scores are only a small portion of what the Admissions Staff takes into consideration when reviewing applications. Being involved in extracurricular activities, holding leadership positions, playing clubs, volunteering for your community, and writing a strong essay will definitely make your application stand out among the sea of applicants.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a beautiful school that offers top-notch education. The university's high academic standards provide for a very studious atmosphere, while at the same time ensures that students are having fun as well. A work hard/play hard type of school, Miami is an excellent choice for committed, diligent students with a natural propensity for learning and fun.

  • 09/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When walking down the street, you never feel intimidated or pressured by anyone around you. There is strong University and Oxford police force never more than mere minutes away. Recently, blue boxes have been installed around campus with a one-hit button that sends and officer your way in seconds. When something does go awry, the University Police Department immediately sends an email to students alerting them to be safe at all times. Miami goes above and beyond in making their students safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at Miami is rich. Nearly a third of the University is Greek with many alpha chapters across the street from each other. One such fraternity is Beta Theta Pi, which offers bids to only a select few students a year. Sororities are centered on the University's campus and housed together in Sorority Suites so the sisters can be together for meetings and to bond.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami University offers thousands of clubs and activities for students. If you are interested in something, chances are you aren't alone and there's a club for it! If you're into 1950's films, there's a club for you. Large clubs like the Zoology Club travel to locations such as zoos around America while the Miami Chemical Society does demonstrations in local high schools to encourage students to pursue a scientific education. At Miami, you cannot go wrong in regards to clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is great for any type of student. The cultural richness, exciting co-curricular and extra-curricular activities and education excellence bring the University to a spearhead that none should look past in their search for colleges.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several notable traditions. The first is not to step on the Miami University seal located near Upham Hall. If you do, then you are doomed to fail your next exam! The only way to reverse the curse is to go to the sundial across the way from the picturesque McCracken Hall and rub the heads of the turtles surrounding the sundial. Finally, if you and your lover are destined forever, then take him or her to the Upham Arch and share a kiss at midnight; in doing so, tradition states you'll be married and become coined Miami Mergers like thousands before you.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami's return on investment is extremely high. Students who graduate from Miami have an average annual salary of nearly $80,000 a year right out of the University. Acceptance rates for law schools and medical schools are more than twenty percent over the national average. Miami University truly stands up to its reputation as the Public Ivy Leage institution.

    What to do for fun

    At Miami, something to do is never difficult to find. It is often said that Oxford isn't a town with a college, its a college with a town; with the student population making up roughly two thirds of the population of the town, the immersing experience brings students together in many different ways. If you're looking to work out, the state of the art Rec Center offers a variety of equipment to use. Goggin Ice Arena offers free skates many nights out of the week when there isn't a nationally-recognized hockey team playing on the ice. Miami's football team travels and plays at home different weekends to ensure every student has an opportunity to see the Red Hawks on the field. The uptown area offers several restaurants and concert venues for a plethora of activities every weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The food services are spectacular. There is a multitude of options, from East-Asian cuisine to southern fried chicken in different locations around campus. The generic cafeteria style food is nowhere near Miami University. The on-site catering service outdoes itself each and every day by providing fresh beverages, warm cookies and delicious entrees at their events. The fine-dining restaurants around campus also accept meal-plan dollars to enrich your dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    While not all are located close to every academic building, the people living in them are quick to form strong community bonds that make students feel at home. Before you know it, you'll be calling your mom telling her that you're walking home from class, just as I did, and not even realize that you've made a home for yourself right here in Oxford.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami University offers classes that are intellectually challenging, yet well rounded. The courses are intended to make the student think for themselves instead of being force-fed information from a professor that could care less about his or her students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give an honest effort to get to know people; individuals in your class, students walking down the street and professors that you see every week are more than willing to form strong friendships and connections with you to make sure your college experience is the best anyone could offer.

    In three sentences

    Miami University offers an unique experience rich with a multicultural and international atmosphere coupled with Public Ivy League education standards that ensure a promising future after graduation. With a multitude of organizations and clubs to join, there is never a lack of opportunities for any type of student. Oxford, situated neatly in Oxford, Ohio, truly creates a college life like none other in the state or the surrounding cities.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus. This campus is big on being safe and making good decisions.

    Greek Life

    Greek life does seem to be big here. But, if that is not for you, it's totally fine! Like I said before, there are a lot of other things to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is absolutely something for everyone to do on this campus. With over 400 clubs and organizations, if you cannot find something to do on campus, you are not looking!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do NOT step on the seal located in the middle of campus or you will fail your next exam!! If you feel you need some extra good luck, go rub the turtle heads on the sundial.

    Bang for the buck

    Lets face it, college is expensive. But, it's also an investment. I feel I have made a wonderful investment in my education by coming to Miami. The professors have your best interest in mind and make you feel welcome to come to them for help. The whole college experience here is worth any dollar amount to me.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun. For example, join a club that interests you, or go work out at the rec center. You could also go to a sporting event, or head uptown to one of the amazing local restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are very reasonable and the food is pretty good! I would say there is something for everyone to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There is nothing like it! I was not a really social person before college, but living in the dorms really helps you interact and build connections.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here challenges me a good amount, but the professors and fellow students are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although applying and choosing a college is stressful, keep pushing and stay positive. The end result is more than worth it. Once you are in college, you feel like everything you have done thusfar has really helped you get to where you will be.

    In three sentences

    The school overall is amazing! The faculty and staff are some of the most helpful people ever! This school is giving me a wonderful college experience.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is generally very safe and compared to other schools, Miami has relatively similar statistics.

    Greek Life

    IFC and Panhellenic Councils run the campus. The campus struggles to cover up the hazing issues they have.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to choose from, but the majority of the student organizations are Greek. Students claim that the Greek community is the minority (only 30%) but no other student organization has more than 1,000+ members as the Greek organizations combined do. Also, the Associated Student Government holds a lot of financial power and makes it very hard for student organizations to receive funding. They act like they represent the student body but they really just play dress up and pretend to be congressmen/congresswomen.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy, stuck up, republican, and rich.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green Beer Day is the only well known tradition and it obviously involves alcohol.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rises every year and the school spends your money on improving its image rather than providing better student services.

    What to do for fun

    Getting involved on campus with clubs and various student organizations is the best way to spend your time and have fun. Participating in student activities allows you to find your niche, do something positive with your spare time, and boost your resume!

    Food and Dining

    Miami has great options for food and dining!! It's hard to find healthy options though.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life/residence life is probably the best part of the Miami experience. The Office of Residence Life has an amazing program and all of the staff create Living Learning Communities for first and second year students which is incomparable to other colleges and universities. Your time in the dorm/residence hall will be filled with fun activities and opportunities for you to feel at home and part of a special and unique community.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami claims to be very selective but it's really not, unless you're in the business, engineering, or pre-medical schools. Generally, your first two years of courses are fairly easy to pass. Most of the classes in your major are structured similarly to each other which can either work for or against you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for an escape from parental supervision, this is the perfect place for you. If you are looking for diversity (in all regards) within the student body, this is not the place for you. If you enjoy good sports teams or quality theatrical performances, look elsewhere.

    In three sentences

    Good liberal arts education but in a very isolated town which people call a bubble. Nationally ranked business school but also nationally ranked party school. Feels like a southern school in terms of social hierarchies based on wealth and fashion.

  • 02/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, you always see police officers driving around.

    Greek Life

    Very big part of MU's campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal!

    Bang for the buck

    Schooling here is expensive, especially for being a public university. However, you always get the best on campus and they are constantly improving everything.

    What to do for fun

    Service work and clubs. Miami has hundreds of different things you can get involved in, there is something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    They have excellent food here! Every year it seems they open up a new dining location that exceeds my expectations. They do a great job to catering to every with many different varieties and styles of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms create a great opportunity to meet people and friends you will keep for a lifetime. There is a sense of community that each dorm has based on the type of living learning community you chose to be a part of. Typically the one you pick, will place you in a home with people who have similar values and goals as you.

    Academic Rigor

    They do provide a challenging course load. If that is not for you, I would recommend looking into other schools. However, if you are serious about your education, work hard, and want to be successful, this is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, I know everyone says this, but its true. Many professors will give you their expectations right out, and if you are wise you will listen to these and follow them right to success.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great university to not only gain an education, but to make professional long lasting connections. They offer many academic and extra curricular opportunities that will best prepare you for a successful life and career. At Miami, I feel like I am not just a number, but an important part of the overall community.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 162

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe and very easy to get help when you need it. The police here are some of the nicest people you will meet.

    Greek Life

    This school is know for its greek life even though I don't like it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs to join and you can create new clubs as long as you have 10 people willing to join.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a big party scene uptown, but if you are a party person you won't last here. It is great for studious students who don't like that kind of thing and if you stick with it, the party people disappear the second year for the most part.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said if you step on the seal in the middle of campus then you will fail your next exam so try to avoid that one. Also there is a little arch with a lantern under it, it is rumored that if you kiss the one you love under that light at midnight you will get married.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school but a little expensive, but I think it is worth it. The teachers are unlike any others, they care so much about every student, even in lectures of 150+ students.

    What to do for fun

    I do not drink which is what a lot of people do here to have fun, but not everyone. I hang out with the people that don't go uptown on the weekends and I attend a lot of the events here in Peabody. We have movie nights ever Saturday night and the Inquiry center is always a cool place to hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great, I have no complaints.

    Dorm Life

    As long as you stay away from the wrong people it is great! The best dorm on campus is Peabody Hall so try to get in there if you decide to attend. It is a little far from campus but its only a 10 minuet walk to the center plus a bus comes ever 20 minuets or so.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult but nothing you can't handle as long as you try and study. The teachers are always there to help and encourage you to do your best. I give this a five because it is not too bad but it is challenging which is how it should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get mixed with the wrong group. It isn't that hard to do but just do what you know is right and it will work out great. The campus is amazingly beautiful and the food is great! They have connections in a lot of areas and can help you get internships. The teachers are some of the best I have ever had and I love my dorm.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school for undergraduate studying even though it is a party school. The teachers are amazing and if you aren't are party person you still feel welcome. The classes are good and the teachers are always willing to help and want you to do well.

  • 04/02/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    *Those looking for a great education at a public university. *Those who want a middle-sized school. Not one that is so small that you know everyone nor one so large that it's impossible to really form relationships. *Those who love historic campuses. I love Miami for these reasons and so much more; It really has a lot to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in everything the university has to offer and get the most out of your tuition costs.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of all of the universities I looked into, Miami was definitely the most affordable for such a great scholastic reputation. While they may not offer too many merit scholarships, the overall tuition for in-state students is quite doable.

    Will enjoy being here

    I absolutely LOVE Miami's campus. It is so beautiful and just the right size for me. I was just there today for an accepted student visit and I wish I could go back right now. The facilities are very nice and well taken care of and there's plenty of things on campus and uptown to keep you busy if you simply get involved.

    Will learn a lot

    Well, I sure hope so since this is where I'll be attending this fall.

  • 01/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Yes, it is more sterotypical preppy, but I am not super preppy I do not have all the it clothes but I still feel perfectly comfortable. But one caution there is VERY little diversity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to meet people, join clubs, and take classes that interest you there are so many great opportunities. Also if applicable apply for the honors school it is awesome

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, it is an expensive school but it is WELL worth it! Just try to earn as much scholarships as possible.

    Am enjoying being here

    Great environment with great people. I am an honors student living in the honors dorms and have been able to meet so many amazing people. I participate in numerous activities and clubs so I always enjoy my time here.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a Farmer School Business student. This school is top notch brand new for business and I am learning so much towards my marketing major.

  • 02/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Athletes- Everyone is spirited and goes to sports events. Our hockey team is consistently good and our football team just won the MAC championship and a bowl game! Driven students- Miami academics are great and the school is rated #2 in undergraduate teaching. Classes are set up for students to actively participate and learn. Professors are very involved and accessible. Fun loving students: Miami students know how to do well in school and still have fun. There are over 300 organizations that sponsor events all over campus. The greek system is pretty big on campus and always has things planned for those involved. Miami students are known for being stereotypically preppy but they are well rounded and everyone is accepted. There is a place for everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get involved! Miami can seem boring if you're not involved in something. There are over 300 organizations to choose from! 2. Dont buy the textbook from the bookstore. You save tons of money if you look for a deal online or buy it from a friend. 3. Bring rainboots. 4. Buddle up when it gets cold. It will be freezing outside at the beginning of second semester and the wind is fierce. Be prepared when you get here. 5. Live in the honors dorms! They are nicer than the others and have a great environment. Plus free air conditioning. 6. Go to the FYI events during the first weekend you're here. You meet tons of people. 7. Go to sporting events (especially hockey!). Go early and you can get free food, shirts, and hats! 8. Take notes in class! Don't procrastinate. 9. Use everything Miami has to offer. There are free tutoring services, writing centers, and more. Don't be afraid to ask for help, it pays off in the long run. 10. Take a class just for fun. 11. Make a friend in every class you have. Get their number. Its great to have someone to study with or if you need to ask a question about the class.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami offers tons of scholarships for students and has more opportunities on campus than I know what to with. There is a group for everyone and so many ways to get involved.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at Miami. I have made great friends that can have fun doing anything. There are a lot of things to do here besides partying if you look around. There are clubs, restaurants, cafes, and pottery painting uptown and an organization on campus that provides things to do every friday instead of partying. They offer free movies, black light night, concerts and more.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami has great professors that are interested in each individual student. You're more than just a number here. If you're in one of the larger introductory classes than its hard to be noticed but as you start taking classes for your major, classes are more intimate and student-oriented.

  • 03/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who can learn on their own but still don't have an issue seeking help from a professor when they most need it, enjoy a somewhat private school feel, prefer a campus that is more scenic and not within 30 minutes of any major city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Miami is a great university. Well-known for it's education and business programs. If you decide to go to Miami, depending on your area of study, make sure you do really well in your Miami Plan courses. They boost your GPA and I have found that as an engineering student my high grades in those courses have definitely helped me a lot. Also, professors are very willing to help you outside of class so don't be shy, ask them for help if you need it!

    Bang for the buck

    It's education, you can't really put a price on it. The meal plans and housing tend to be kind of expensive, but the plain tuition isn't too unreasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Beautiful campus, especially during the summer and fall. Winter is pretty too, so long as you don't need to trudge around in the snow to get to class :)

    Am learning a lot

    This definitely depends on your area of study and what classes you are taking. Some of the Miami Plan classes can get slightly dull so try to take classes that sound interesting to you to fulfill the Miami Plan. Once you get into your area of study, you'll find you begin to learn so much.

  • 03/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Miami is a great place for students who want to take the front row in their education. It is a place for students who want to be involved and who are driven and want to succeed in their future careers. Miami is full of great students who get exceptional grades. I would say if you are a well-rounded individual and student, we have a place for you! Work hard and play hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Join at least one organization on campus Freshman year. 2. Do not go home your first weekend at Miami. Go uptown or utilize some of the After Dark activities that are provided by the university. 3. You do not have to be Greek to make friends. 4. Visit office hours as much as possible. 5. Give Miami a chance your first year. Do not transfer after one semester. 6. Go to a Miami Hockey game as many times as you can. They are so fun! 7. Order your books online as soon as possible to get the used books if you order them from the University's website. 8. Come to Miami!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I have been told by several potential employers as well as other university professors that Miami is a highly regarded institution and looked favorably upon by several graduate schools and businesses. Although Miami is one of the more expensive public schools, I am DEFINITLY getting my bang for the buck by attending Miami.

    Am enjoying being here

    I could not imagine being anywhere else for my undergraduate expirience! Miami has such a rich culture and traditions that are so different from any other school I have visited! There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet TONS of awesome friends and people while you are here! My advise, however, is to get involved as early as possible. Miami has so many extra-curricular opportunities that set you up for social and academic success. Lastly, being involved in Greek life at Miami has been one of the most rewarding experiences for me while I have been a student so far. Not only have I met some of my best friends, but I have got involved with other organizations through my Greek organization. I LOVE being at Miami!

    Am learning a lot

    Miami's learning experience is a unique one. I came to school as a Business student, but really not sure of what I wanted to study. As a freshman, I was required to take one or two Business classes and the rest were just general education courses otherwise known as the Miami Plan. I did not feel the pressure of having to stick with a major I really did not enjoy. Although the Business school was not for me, because of the general education classes, I was able to figure out that I wanted to be a speech pathology major instead. Because of the Miami Plan I am still able to graduate on time in a major I really like. In addition to the flexibility and abundance of courses, the instructors and professors have taught me SO much here! The teachers at Miami really are the best and you will not only learn about the subject you are studying while you are here, but you will learn about yourself as well!

  • 04/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you: - Want a bigger university with a close-knit feel - Are driven and will seek the available opportunities - Enjoy being physically and socially active - Want a great education and college experience

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go on a campus visit or a Make It Miami! day, don't hesitate to talk to the professors. They want to talk to you and they're very approachable. Also, don't let being in a small town or the stereotype of preppy students scare you away...I found everyone to be quite normal here!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami offers so many opportunities and programs that it is definitely worth the price, and for in-state students it's a great deal. It is more expensive for out-of-state students but it's very worth it.

    Will enjoy being here

    The people at Miami are really nice, the campus is beautiful, and the food is good. The campus is very homey to me. There are 400 or so organizations on campus and I am already interested in three. Oxford is a small town, but Uptown is really neat! It has everything a college student will need.

    Will learn a lot

    I am looking forward to Miami's core requirements through the Global Miami Plan. It will give me a deep breadth to my education. The teachers are committed to helping you succeed. During my campus visit I was already able to meet the head of the anthropology department (my future major), and I am only an entering freshman!

  • 04/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    for those interested in Business, Greek Life, Computer Science, and Education

    Tips for prospective students

    Look past the stereotypes to find your interests.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami University is the most expensive public university in Ohio.

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami is a beautiful campus however, it is a half hour drive from the closest big city and freshman are not allowed to have cars. Therefore, students are left with entertaining themsleves in the restaurants or bars uptown or in their dorms.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned more about the World and liberal arts in my one year at Miami than I have in my four years of High School

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All kinds. Seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to teachers office hours. As intimidating as it may seem, it's not that bad. The teachers are there to help you, and getting to them know one on one is going to be a big help for you grade and what you take away from the class.

    Bang for the buck

    As expensive as it may seem, it's worth it. I don't think I could get this education elsewhere, so I'm willing to pay a little bit extra for it. Miami has a great reputation with all kinds of companies, so they come here to find their future employees. You can't buy that kind of career help.

    Am enjoying being here

    I found a great group of friends and a job on campus that I enjoy. The campus is gorgeous, definitely makes walking to class and work more exciting. I can't really imagine myself anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are really helpful, at least the ones I have run into my first two years. The classes have a ton of information in them, so I've been able to gain a lot from my education there thus far.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Miami's Honors Program is unique for those students looking for a more comprehensive program. It's a fairly new program (two years) and the bugs are still being worked out, but it focuses on tailoring the program to the individual. Lots of essay-writing is involved, but as it's based on personal experiences and the integration of those experiences, it isn't too painful. Additionally, Miami is known as the Father of Fraternities, as something like five different frats were started on campus! As such, the Greek community here is huge, and they all love to welcome new brothers and sisters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be deterred by the J. Crew U reputation. Even though a large population of the students tend to follow current trends in Coach and Prada fashion, they're very accepting, and there is every type of student enrolled here. Also, there are plenty of extracurricular activities, and, as hockey is the main sport at Miami, the hockey games are a must. Go Redhawks!

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is noted for being the Public Ivy League of the Midwest, but the fact remains that, for a public school, it's a little pricey. With all the research opportunities and various programs, academically it's worth the cost. That being said, Oxford is a small town, and doesn't boast much to do aside from the clubs uptown. But, the campus is extremely beautiful, and renovations are currently going on for a new student center.

    Am enjoying being here

    As much as the reputation of J. Crew U is downplayed by admissions employees, there is a certain style and type of person that appears to be drawn to Miami more than others. Nearly all of the students I've met here have been really friendly, and though there is definitely diversity on campus, Miami is definitely more homogeneous than, say, Ohio State. However, like anywhere else, the trick is just to find the right niche. And with specially-designed Living Learning Communities, with themes based on interest (like sports or Honors) it makes it easier to find other people with similar passions.

    Am learning a lot

    With the numerous programs available within every department, it's clear that the Miami faculty wants to tailor your education as best as possible! The Miami Plan is the staple part of the curriculum, and ensures that everybody takes a variety of classes in things like natural sciences and foreign language. The Honors Program has their own curriculum, and ensures that students get to take a number of challenging Honors-level classes. Almost all of my professors have been extremely helpful and relate-able, and really show a passion for their subject. Plus, undergraduates have plenty of research opportunities!

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, anyone as long as your education is your top priority

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun, embrace the diversity, ignore the ignorance & you'll have the time of your life!

    Bang for the buck

    As only an incoming freshman, I was receiving promising offers from people as long as I continued my education at Miami. Many people from all over the US know of Miami's outstanding reputation so jobs right after graduation are probably no problem. & today, that's means so much

    Did enjoy being here

    The people are very preppy & excitable. But since I'm a minority, race could be an issue sometimes, but the good greatly outweighed the bad.

    Did learn a lot

    Yes, but more about myself. Although while in their rigorous Marketing program I did learn more than i though it would. Especially for being there only one year.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    anyone

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to all the first year activites at the begining of the year. You'll meet many new people, and maybe some new friends

    Am enjoying being here

    Meet some very nice friends, just because Miami has the bubble effect doesn't mean you won't meet other people like you.

    Am learning a lot

    Miami prides itself that it is right behind Princeton in undergraduate teaching.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Studious and hard working, but know also how to have fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Just get involved! College is what you make it.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a little worried about the cost, but for the most part I know it is not too outrageously priced.

    Will enjoy being here

    While visiting I have met a large variety of people and have felt welcomed among them. I am happy with the people around me. I also know that there are many ways to get involved and have fun.

    Will learn a lot

    I am very much into my education, so I anticipate going in the fall. I have had to the chance to talk to some of my future professors and I am very pleased with what I heard.

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Not ready to venture far from home, Miami is the place. Accessible from northern Cincinnati locales in 30 minutes or so, makes it a great place for commuters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get the same degree, but pay less while attending the satellite campus'.

    Bang for the buck

    An education from Miami is what employers are looking for. As a 3.96 student, hopefully it will give me a leg up on the competition. Miami's tuition rates are actually lower than colleges in surrounding cities and states, making it really a good deal to attend here.

    Will enjoy being here

    Have had the tour a couple of times, and it looks impressive. Ranked 2nd is a terrific stat.

    Will learn a lot

    Am currently at Miami Hamilton. The classes are the same as at Oxford. I will be transferring to Oxford next year, as all the classes for my major are not offered in Hamilton. The teachers have been wonderful and I can't wait to get to a large campus.

  • 09/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The quality of education here is very good; I would recommend this university to anyone who has not decided where they will attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is lively and the people are energetic. The professors are upbeat.

    Am learning a lot

    My professors draw on real-life experiences and provide realistic examples to emphasize and illustrate their points. Whenever I have a problem, I can ask my professors for help and they are more than willing to assist me.

  • 12/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Miami is known as J. Crew U, when you step on campus, you'll see why. There's also the thing where if you go to Miami, you're dubbed a snob. NOT TRUE. I've met so many chill, down to earth students here. Don't be afraid to apply because of all the cliches, there really is something for everyone at Miami!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus! There's so much at Miami, and you just have to utilize it. Take the extra trip across campus to go to a new dining hall, they may have the same restaurants in them, but they all taste different. Go to hockey games, they're SO much fun, and we're actually good!

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, no matter where you go. Between the amazing food (GO TO LA MIA!), the awesome professors, and the perfect college environment, you are without a doubt getting your money's worth at Miami!

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami may be in the middle of a cornfield, but there's SO much to do here. Miami has the reputation of being a party school which is true in some aspects, but if you don't drink, there are still so many things to do on the weekends. One of my favorite things to do is to get a huge group of people together and go to Goggin and ice skate. They have open skate on the weekends, and it's really SO much fun. It's one of the many things Miami offers you. Most kids live on campus, and the experience you'll get while living with everyone is unreal, and you'll never forget it.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors at Miami are so knowledgeable it's crazy. It's SO important that you go to office hours, and utilize every tool there is out there.They truly are there to help you, and they appreciate it so much when you take the time to show that you're interested in their class. Classes are difficult, but you really will learn so much if you put in the effort. Open your books, sit in the front of class, stay off Facebook, and listen to what your professors have to say, and you'll be golden.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit. Twice.

    Bang for the buck

    Really great school for education at a good price, but Miami does nickel and dime you for the small things.. and it adds up.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that are hard working and eager to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for lots of scholarships to offset the expenses.

    Bang for the buck

    A very expensive school but the professors and difficulty set the students up for success. The name that comes along with your diploma goes a long way. There are many successful alumni and professors that can help in the job search.

    Am enjoying being here

    The small town can be difficult place to be but I enjoy the school and active lifestyle lived by the students at this school

    Am learning a lot

    Miami University professors and classes have taught me more than I could ever imagine. I am challenged inside and outside the classroom on a regular basis.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Prospective engineering students (especially in the paper sciences) Critical thinkers and analytic personalities (in the sciences at least)

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Apply to be in the Honors Program. Different requirements will ensure that you spend little time dealing with general coursework and get to the courses in your major sooner, along with having the distinction of being highly intellectual (among other fringe benefits). 2) Get help from your professors. If you seek out the professor for help, they will be more than willing to help you succeed on your path to the degree you seek.

    Bang for the buck

    Students get the quality of an Ivy-League style education with the value of a community college (by comparison at least).

    Am enjoying being here

    Miami is a great place for people to explore themselves, especially those who are lucky enough to participate in the University Honors Program.

    Academic Rigor

    The content of the courses I have taken to date has been very extensive and focused on the course topics and course goals. I am very satisfied with the quality of the undergraduate education here at Miami (which coincidentally is among the top three universities in the nation, alongside two Ivy-League schools)

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can call a walking buddy at night for an escort or ride the night time bus. There are many lighted walkways.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in it, but it's huge at Miami.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for every type of person or subject and if there's not, you can make a club and people like you will join you. Our sports are awful (competetively) but there are lots of IM sports.

    Great for these types of students

    People wanting to go greek. Serious learners. Anybody who wears Sperries.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the school seal in academic quad- you'll fail your next exam. Rubbing the turtles heads on the sundial across from McCracken hall is good luck. Uptown. Tuffy's toasted role in the Shriver center= sweet deliciousness.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive for out-of-state students, but there are many accomodations and everything is kept very nice and official. Plus you get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown (which is Miami's version of downtown), go to hockey games and scream, go to one of the many campus activities for anything under the sun.

    Food and Dining

    Good home cooking, but the halls serve the generally same thing all the time so you have to travel around campus for any variety.

    Dorm Life

    Nothing's all broken or dirty. RA's are nice and give you lots of opportunities to make friends. There are rules but most of them aren't really enforced. Loud for studying, but fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall, as long as you keep up with the reading and assignments AND DON'T WAIT TO STUDY UNTIL LIKE TWO DAYS BEFORE AN EXAM, you'll do good.

    Tips for prospective students

    They really do look at your GPA and your extracuriculars so keep up on both. Be creative, they love to see things like that on applications. Go somewhere you really want to go, even if it's not Miami.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a very good learning environment and nice, approachable teachers. There really are a lot of preppy people, but it doesn't change your experience. A larger school with a very small feel to it (my favorite part).

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel very safe on this campus. i stick to the well lit and highly travelled areas at night. when walking around at night you will always see at least 1 police car.

    Greek Life

    about 33% of the student population is greek life. walking around it may seem like more due to sororities having on campus housing.

    Clubs and Activities

    i am highly involved in student organizations as well as the intramural sports program here at miami. with over 400 clubs you are bound to find something you enjoy, and if not you can always start your own.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    never step on the university seal! pet the turtle's heads on the sundial for good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    this is a public university, and is very expensive. the campus is gorgeous and the university is constantly improving the accommodations. they are in the process of building a brand new student center, 2 new dormitories, and a few new dining halls.

    What to do for fun

    i play many intramural sports year round, i go to sporting events with my friends, and i jog around the campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    there is always a great selection at the dining halls on campus. i highly recommend erickson dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life could be improved with up to date dorms, but overall it was satisfactory. dining halls are always nearby, and it's not a difficult walk across campus.

    Academic Rigor

    there are a lot of lecture classes based on your major. engineering doesn't have a large class size, typically less than 40 students per class.

    Tips for prospective students

    there is a place for everyone here; if you can't find it develop a way to make it your own.

    In three sentences

    miami reels you in with a just a walk around campus. it delivers it's high expectations for it's students with vigorous academic standards. the liberal arts education provides students with a well-rounded education, and increases their cultural awareness.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the police send out notifications if there is a crime on your close to campus, and students can sign up to receive text alerts also.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many different clubs to choose from and easy to join. this will help students find a place and group where they feel comfortable.

    What to do for fun

    there are many activities on campus such as: clubs and organizations, movie nights offered free to students, dance mixers, and more.

    Food and Dining

    there are many dining halls on campus that offer a big variety in food choice. all the dining halls accept the meal plan that is bought at the beginning of the semester. if students get tired of eating on campus all the time, downtown (know as uptown to students) is within walking distance and there are many restaurants to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm i live in has thin walls to the hall way, so people's conversations can easily be heard from inside the rooms. some ra's in different dorms set up events for the students. fellow dorm members usually will talk to each other when they see each other.

    Academic Rigor

    most of the professors love what they are teacher and doing. there are many resources available to help students if they need extra help outside the class room. the professors here want the students to do well and pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't come to campus with set out plans of what you are expecting. it had be hard to find your place if you are not part of the standard miami crowd but it is possible and worth it. though it is tempting to miss classes because you had a late night, don't do it!

    In three sentences

    miami's campus is beautiful and anyone who loves nature will love it. the students and campus life it self is considered cliquey and in reality it is, but students can still find there place here. most of the teachers here love what they are teaching and try to keep the class interesting.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    same as dorm life, i haven't attended this school yet..

    Dorm Life

    i don't currently attend this school so i can say much about dorm life..

    Academic Rigor

    as in any college, i've heard that miami is full of challenging courses, but i really believe it's all about the classes that you take.

    In three sentences

    though i have yet to visit this college, i have heard nothing but good things from my friends who are attending/have attended miami. my good friend james is soon going to be a junior there studying spanish and has even ventured to mexico to study! as i plan on majoring or minoring in french and spanish, it was great to hear that they have an amazing language program.

  • 03/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there is a variety of different clubs and organizations to get involved with for your specific interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved on campus as much as you can. students can only learn so much from the classroom. you get out what you put in.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    play silent football, campus crusade for christ, go uptown, hang out at kofenya coffee.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and don't take any classes lightly. they are challenging, but rewarding.

    In three sentences

    miami university is a great place to learn and acquire skills to further your career. you can find any kind of person you want, or be any kind of person you want to be. the dorm food is awesome as well.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is bigger but is very well lit with tons of campus and city police driving around all the time. For something to happen on this campus that is crime related is very rare. Anything that is reported is mostly something small like a burglary.

    Greek Life

    The experience you get from greek life ranges from business frat all the way to true greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    The number of intermural sports and club sports offered is insane. If you can't find something you love on this campus you didn't look hard enough.

    Great for these types of students

    People that love to work hard but party harder.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Never walk on the university seal as you will fail your next exam. Also on Valentines day if you kiss your true love under the Upham Arch at midnight you will be destined to marry that person.

    Bang for the buck

    The classes that we have to take could be changed to so that we take what we always want but the school gives you plenty of opportunities to do whatever you want.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center offers free actives throughout the week. The intermural sports teams are also very fun on campus. The club scene up town is also very fun and very cheap.

    Food and Dining

    Miami is ranked in the top ten in the country for food for a good reason. The dinning halls serve very good food for pretty cheap prices. The number of dinning halls also give you plenty of choices to eat anywhere on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are actually pretty big. The friends that you will make in your corridor will be some of your best friends for years to come.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at miami are difficult at times but when you put the work in you get a lot back. You actually learn what your taught because of the amount of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your schedules set early and don't be afraid to drop a course if it is not something that you find interesting. Taking a class that you like will ultimately end with a higher grade.

    In three sentences

    This college has the most beautiful campus i have ever seen. The professors work diligently to help every single student in and outside of the classroom. The number of classes available to take makes it very easy to find what you actually want to learn about.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have walked back from the library and the campus is very well lit and there are always familiar people around.

    Greek Life

    I am a new member of Alpha Omicron Pi and am more than happy that I decided to rush. The girls you meet in your sorority and others has made for some of my favorite times this semester.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't even begin to express how many different clubs and activies there are on campus. There is a huge Mega Fair at the beginning of the year for all students to be exposed to all of the different options.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a stereotypes for Miami University but every student has a place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of the school year my friends and I were obsessed with different libraries around campus and would go to each every week.

    Bang for the buck

    With everything you wonder where your money is going to but at Miami University I feel that there are so many services available to students that you may not think.

    What to do for fun

    The Campus Activities Council organization is responsible for many great activites around campus on every night of the week. You never have nothing to do and the shops and restaurants in Uptown are always a fun day activity.

    Food and Dining

    You will quickly become obsessed with every food here. There is a culture of people that tend to eat healthy and this makes it easier to stay to a diet and avoid the Freshmen Fifteen.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life across campus is very different but I have not heard of anyone dissatisfied with their dorm. There are people you can connect with everywhere and the organized Living Learning Communities make it even easier.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of libraries on campus is just what I needed to motivate me to study on top of the class time. It seems like a lot at times but I find time management is something to school prepares you for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Going with your gut and being selfish during this process is neccassary. Where your parents want you to go may not be where you picture yourself and will always make you wonder if.

    In three sentences

    I am 100% satisfied with my decision to attend Miami University. Oxford is just what I thought of when I pictured a college town and it has lived up to all of the expectations. There are so many activities to become involved in and made my transition to college that much easier.

  • 03/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life is a large part of Miami University! Very active on and off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity available to you!

    In three sentences

    The all around best college experience! Teachers are so helpful and caring while giving you the best college education you could ask for. Largest variety of classes, you are bound to take the most interesting.

  • 04/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Uptown is the place for entertainment with stores , movie theaters and more. However if you are looking for bright lights and big city, Cincinnati is about 45 mins away.

    Food and Dining

    Miami offers many different meal plans and dining options, so you will find what you want! Although, if you grow tired of the on campus town, you can take a walk uptown where there are cafes among other options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay, in my opinion, for the freshman. They are a little bit small and with only a select few of dorms having air conditioning. I suggest that you bring and or rent an air conditioner. However, after seeing a bit of the sophomore dorms and Greek housing, it seems that as you progress up in years the choices do get better. But be warned though, you are required to stay on campus for two years. After those two years, some juniors and seniors move off campus to apartment style housing. However you do not have to live off-campus , you can stay on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Having only reviewing Miami and visiting campus, I can only say that they do offer many opportunities. For instance, they have a campus in Luxembourg in which you can transfer your credits and financial aid to attend. Moreover, they have a variety of majors that can fit for many people.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest scheduling a campus visit and try to sit in on a class. Going on a campus visit, for me, was the best decision in narrowing down my final choice. Looking at the nice brochures they send you will not tell if the school is for you. So go to the campus and ask yourself, Could I see myself here? , Do I feel comfortable?, and or Do I think I will get the best education possible?

    In three sentences

    Miami University- Oxford is a campus located in the scenic town of Oxford.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a big deal at Miami. We have out own campus police that patrol at night to make sure that everything is in order. We also have the Oxford police department located right off campus. We have many street lights to light up all the dark spots to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is excellent! There are so many Fraternities and Sororities on campus. If you are interested in something like that, I would defiantly look into it. It is a good time and you meet some best friends and have a lifelong sisterhood and brotherhood way after college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to be involved in on campus that you will never be bored. They send out e-mails about activities and clubs and hang up posters, so you will always know what is going on.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is worth what I pay for it. I would never transfer because Miami makes everything you pay for worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations that you can be a part of on campus. There is also an uptown area, that is kind of like a downtown area where everyone likes to go, eat, and hang out. Miami is so beautiful, that sometimes, people will just sit on the lawn and organize games and things for people to play.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious! Breakfast to dinner, there are always wonderful chiefs cooking for us everyday. Miami University has so many different dining halls and choices to where you want to eat, that you will never get tired of the food.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms! You meet so many great people and you can make life long friends. Everyone is so friendly and the RAs in the dorms are not only friendly, but really helpful. We have maids that clean the bathrooms, the halls, and take out trash monday-friday. It's always clean and comfortable in our dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I loved all of my classes and my professors so far. They are all willing to help you and make sure that you are successful in their classes. Again, Miami University is the number one undergraduate school in the country. The academics are excellent with professors that love to teach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for you guys is to make sure you stay on top of everything. The classes are challenging, but they are not anything that you can't handle. If you are having trouble in any class, make sure you visit your professor because they are always willing to help out their students. Make sure you take school serious from start to finish, no goofing off in your classes.

    In three sentences

    Wow, Miami has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. From the professors, to the classes, to the food, everything has been perfect. It is the best undergraduate school in the U.S. and it is the best choice for undergraduate students.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own campus police as well as the Oxford police department. There's a door-to-door nighttime transportation service. The campus isn't as well lit as it could be, though.

    Greek Life

    It's a big Greek school, but no one will force you to rush... don't be pressured into anything! I didn't rush and don't plan to next year, but my roommate did and she loves being in a sorority!

    Great for these types of students

    Don't listen to everyone who says that Miami is a preppy school... yes there are many students that live up to that stereotype, but there are so many others who stay true to themselves and find other friends who aren't into Sperrys and North face. If you love a small college town atmosphere, you'll fit in perfectly!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal! Unless you want to fail your next exam...

    What to do for fun

    Marching band was a great way to meet people, especially the first year. There are literally over 200 clubs and organizations on campus, you're bound to find something you love! Then there's the intramural and club sports to join. There's also some shops, restaurants, and clubs uptown to occupy your weekends. There's something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food with a decent variety. It gets a little repetitive but there's only so much they can make. Plus, you can always go uptown to switch it up. The quality also differs on depending on which dining hall you go to. Definitely try Panache, but I haven't been to La Mia yet. One Eight Oh-Nine (1809) has a delicious Sunday brunch!

    Dorm Life

    I've only been here for a year, but living in a dorm wasn't too bad, and they all differ on the quality of the buildings (some of them are older with not-so-great furniture) but the RAs are pretty sweet.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors ask a lot of students but they are more than willing to provide help and encouragement if you come to them personally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful scheduling 8a.m.s: make sure it's a class you know you'll love! Don't be afraid to go to the professor's office hours—they don't bite! And of course: try a Tuffy's Toasted Roll!! The best dessert you will ever have, and probably the most unhealthy.

    In three sentences

    I had a better first year at this university than I could have imagined. The faculty and professors are very caring and helpful, easy to approach. On top of that, the campus is beautiful with the luscious green space and red brick buildings.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many emergency phones located around campus that can help police reach you in time of need. Crime alerts are sent out to every student so they are aware of issues happening on campus. There is also a night time door to door service that will pick you up and take you to your dorm after about 7 o clock. Though issues do occur, I have never felt nervous or unsafe about Miami's campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about Greek life and find Miami's Greek life to be too big on partying and not big enough on the service projects they tend to advertise.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in. During my first three years at Miami I worked with the radio station, Practiced Tae Kwon Doh, Participated in a Guatemalan service organization, Did Habitat for Humanity Service projects, Residence Assistant for the Global Connections Hall, attended services with Campus Crusade for Christ organization, and was an editor for Inklings literary magazine. Just from that you can see there is so much that students could get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami is great for active students who have an activist type of personality. Many of the important things that happen on our campus are concerning rights, equality, unity, and awareness. It is not essential but would be great for students who are concerned with issues of that nature.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal! There is a seal located in the Universities Hub. The seal holds the University motto and it is said that those who step on it will fail their next exam :) Be careful.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami Univeristy's tuition is relatively reasonable and many aspects like their computer rental service, convenient bus transportation and awesome recreational amenities make it even more reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    Miami always has a great ton of programming going on. Look out for musical, theater and band performances that happen at hall auditorium. It is also a tradition of mine to go to Miami's Spring Concert. Last year they brought The Fray and the year before Lupe Fiasco. The university does a great job at bringing in currently relevent speakers from across the globe, which is always enjoyable. The neighboring community also has a lot of fun things that students can get involved in, like Painting Pottery on High Street, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Miami has a great food selection. There are many great markets and restaraunts on campus. The dinning halls have a great variety and I have many favorites. Food prices are fairly reasonable as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has its negative stigma, but as far as Miami's dorm life I would not have it any other way. Their Living Learning Community Program helps you to live near other students who have similar interests. I actually became a residents assistant so i can continue enjoying the on-campus residence life experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami has a challenging academic curriculum. The challenge is not impossible due to their outstanding staff and faculty, who have made great influences on my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Any new place is often difficult to adapt to. Do not get discouraged. The easiest way to find your niche is to join student clubs and organizations that interest you. There you will make some of the best friends you could as for.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a wonderful educational community heavily focused on undergraduate programming. It offers many opportunities and can accommodate many interests with its vast array of on-campus clubs and organizations. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Miami's Oxford campus is very very very safe! Oxford is a small college town and a close knit community. I have walked home form the library by myself during the middle of the night and felt completely safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has over 400 student organizations!

    Bang for the buck

    Though Miami is a very pricey university, it i definitely worth you. The level of education you are provided with is like no other. Miami also has the highest salary rate for graduates in Ohio!

    What to do for fun

    No matter if you like to party or not, there are a wide variety of things to do for fun. Uptown we are restaurants and bars so there is a good night life atmosphere, but there is also a movie theater and a pottery painting shop if you want a more relaxing activity.

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing! There are so many options half the time you have no idea what you want to eat. I am not sure what I am going to do next year without my meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    Though it may seem unfortunate that Miami requires students to live on campus two years, it is only for the better. While living on campus any resource you could need is only a five minute walk away. Plus I have never been in nicer resident halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Our faculty pushes us very hard but only because they want us to be as successful as we can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the Miami's reputation scare you away. Everyone can fit in on the campus and have an amazing college experience.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is not only an amazing academic experience, it is my home away from home. I have amazing connections with my professors and they truly care about your success. It is hard not to feel at home with the amazing faculty and beautiful campus.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Of course things happen sometimes, its a college campus, things are going to happen. Overall, though, I always feel safe on campus. I don't know if its because of the type of people that attend the school, but I always feel safe walking by myself. I usually walk with a friend at night, but I have never had a problem with safety.

    Greek Life

    This is a VERY big Greek school. Almost all of my friends ended up joining sororities. I didn't end up joining one, but there are plenty of people who do. If you plan to go Greek, we have a ton of sororities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to do on campus and many ways to get involved. They have a big club and sport fair twice a year to educate students on all of the clubs and activities available. There is three different levels on sports, and a very wide variety of clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a preppy school, but there are plenty of diverse people too, you just have to find them. A lot of people always look nice for class and you always see people looking fashionable. If you like the preppy look, this is definitely the school for you. A lot of people also end up joining sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal! You'll fail your next test.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education, I think that in state tuition is very worth while. As long as you take full advantage of your time there, I think your money is well spent. Every school is going to try to squeeze every last penny out of you, you'll never escape that. Out of state tuition is a little high though, its almost double the price. Many people come from out of state and I think they could cut down on that cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do on campus for fun, like hockey games, or going uptown for dinner with some friends. We have a great hockey team and a lot of fun restaurants uptown. There's also many levels of sports you can get involved in, an amazing rec center, and an ice skating rink. There's also always something going on in Shriver (the student center) and there's always the option of joining a sorority.

    Food and Dining

    Our dining hall was supposed to be one of the best, but I thought it got a little old and repetitive. Compared to most colleges though, there are a lot of options when it comes to food. My favorite is the Farmer's salads and I wish that the FSB dining hall was open for dinner.

    Dorm Life

    My freshman dorms were pretty big and we definitely had a lot of space. I was in a triple with two random roommates, one of which I loved and the other I did not like. Overall, it was not a bad year and I made a lot of new friends in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty challenging, but if you did well and focused in high school, it shouldn't be overwhelming. The professors are always there to talk in person or by email if you ever need them for anything. Its not a school where you can party all the time and get straight A's, you have to work hard, but it is a school that will give you a future.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely recommend this school for prospective students. It has a great reputation, many ways to get involved, and so much to do. This school is not only great academically, but it really prepares you for the future and has many ways to help when it comes to careers.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great school. I has an amazing academic program and has a beautiful campus. Its really just a great place to be and there is always something to do!

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have police departments: Oxford Police Department and Miami Police Department.

    Greek Life

    Over a hundred sororities and fraternities to choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for honor students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green Beer Day during the first week of March.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a little pricey, but for the type of education you are receiving it is worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Be active on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to choose from between on-campus dining and uptown dining.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the key to success!

    In three sentences

    It is absolutely beautiful! Not only will you fall in love with the campus, but you'll fall in love with the faculty as well. Everyone is so great, you will really feel at home here.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Miami is a safe campus. There are always plenty of police officers patrolling the campus as well as a shuttle service that will come pick you up if you are alone and wandering around in the dark by yourself.

    Greek Life

    Miami is extremely greek. It is possible to have a social life without being greek though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has clubs and activities for everyone! We have hundreds of different ways to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are dedicated to education and success in their careers.

    What to do for fun

    Miami is unique as it has many university-wide traditions that people do for fun. There is also always on-campus programs on Friday nights for those that do not want to go uptown to the bars/clubs. There are always plenty of things to do and people to see!

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining halls but sometimes not so many choices. All of the menus with the nutrition facts are available online though which is super helpful for not putting on that freshman 15! There are also on campus restaurants that are delicious! Also there is vegetarian options at all dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Miami has a strong residence life program. The university is focused on individual and community growth and residence life is where that happens. It is a safe and involved community to live in. I met some of my best friends living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami does focus on academic rigor. Some classes are more rigorous than others, particularly classes for your major. If you work/study hard it's a great place to go to school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for classes and a busy/hectic work load! There's so many things to do that it is easy to put off work. Don't do it! It'll only catch up with you in the end!

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a campus which places a large emphasis on personal growth. Professors and peers are here to help, but only if you take the first steps to help yourself. It is also a campus which is rich in history.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty to do, from sports to horseback riding.

    Food and Dining

    They have many choices for dining and food. The college has a layout that encourages communication at meal time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms appears comfortable with easy access to networking capabilities.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has emphasizes academic discipline and rigor that compliments learning. Miami has a history of academic excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend Make it Miami Day.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a good student environment. It has a welcoming atmosphere. Also seems to be academically strong.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive yet very much love my times.

    What to do for fun

    Very fun uptown and in the oxford area. Only problem is not much other than there and in Cincinnati about 45 mintues away.

    Food and Dining

    Food is very good and always very close

    Dorm Life

    I have made some of my best friends from living in the dorms both of my first two years. They are great facilities with great people that allows people to meet many others quickly and easily.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very tough yet very worth it I am sure. Classes definitely are not easy but if you put in the time and effort constantly you will be rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are there for the right reasons and are prepared to pass up on some fun things in order to do schoolwork. People may be stuck up but many normal people can be found very easily

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great place in which to learn. There are many people who are much like me and therefore making friends was easy and it is a pleasant learning and living environment. All of the teachers are both well-versed and helpful on their areas of teaching.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I received an email about a rape on campus or in town nearly every other day.

    Greek Life

    I didn't get involved in Greek Life, but Miami is considered to be one of the best schools for Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities to choose from, and there's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for incredibly conservative students.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is much too expensive a school to treat minorities the way they did.

    What to do for fun

    The town was kind of small, but there were several bars to hang out in if you're into that sort of thing. There were lots of clubs that were fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food was not bad, but there weren't many options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in two different dorms on campus. The RAs were unhelpful and rules were not enforced. The dorm rooms were tiny, and one that I lived in was a single that they had turned into a double and it was way too small.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics were average. The Miami Plan, which the school is most known for, is more of an inconvenience than helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Those who are not from conservative, Caucasian, relatively wealthy families should not even consider applying here. Things are made very difficult for these groups of people.

    In three sentences

    I found this school to be incredibly lacking in diversity. The staff and faculty were rude to those of minorities or underrepresented groups. The academics were average and compared to the education I received at community college.

  • 06/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus seems very safe. We don't have those normal Blue Boxes, and that seems to be concerning, but there is a reason. In my first year at school I have seen crime alert emails twice and nothing seemed major. Having two police forces, the town and the university, add extra layers of safety.

    Greek Life

    4 fraternities and 1 sorority were founded on Miami's campus. We have the nickname Mother of Fraternities. It is definitely a noticeable presence, but don't fall for the myth that you have to be apart of it to make friends. I am not Greek, but I have plenty of both Greek and non-Greek friends. The fact that you can't join until your 2nd semester helps make friends who are not Greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 clubs, and you can find anything from the normal club like Student Government to the obscure like the Humans vs. Zombies team.

    Great for these types of students

    Business Students. Social People. Self-Motivated. Fun-loving. Hard-working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami has a reputation for creating a lot of marriages. The national average for couples meeting at college is 3%, at Miami it is 16%. We call them Mergers, and it is legend that if you kiss your sweetheart under the Upham Hall Lantern at Midnight, you are destined to marry them.

    Bang for the buck

    Its expensive for a state school. That's the simple way to put it. You definitely get a great education and a great atmosphere, but if you wanted to go to a state school for the lower tuition, go somewhere else. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but it definitely puts a strain on my family.

    What to do for fun

    Oxford has the misconception of being some empty farm town. This is far from true, though the school is surrounded by farms, the Uptown neighborhood provided plenty of fun things to do. Dozens or bars and restaurants allow for great nights out, and dance clubs admit anyone over 18, so even freshmen can find things to do. If you don't want to go out, there are always movies on campus, and Redhawk Hockey Games on Friday and Saturdays.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options, and if you search for it you can find something you like. Healthy options exist too, but you may have to look hard to find them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are based in a Living-Learning Community style, so you are surrounded people who share similar interests to you. This can create very strong communities. The roommate selection process is either find one on your own or go completely random. This can be frustrating as you may be placed with someone who is nothing like you which can create a bad situation.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are often very helpful, but they expect you to work hard. If you are skillful you can create a schedule that will make things a bit easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to go Greek to be successful. Get involved early, it becomes tough for people who sit by idly to make friends. It can be expensive, so hammer out the financials early.

    In three sentences

    A fantastic educational experience that provides a small school feel with big school opportunities. It is great for business majors, but you can find plenty of great academic experiences. I can't see myself anywhere else.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, there's loads of clubs, they have swing dancing, sports, swimming, running, plays, the occasional concert, musicals, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome food.

    Dorm Life

    Usually pretty awesome. Great RAs; you'll have your occasional jerk here and there but that's everywhere in life.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty difficult but nothing a persistent student can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best to get a scholarship, go to the hockey games, play Humans vs. Zombies, try everything once, you'll have a blast.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great school. It's a tad expensive for a public school but overall has great teachers and decent living space. I love Miami and hope to graduate a Redhawk.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never been concerned about my safety in Oxford, Ohio.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a huge deal and pretty intense.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities from broom ball, to dancing, to hockey, and greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, easy going, greek, stylish, and active.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many fun traditions and locations to discover once you come to Miami. Miami is all about tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a public school so the cost of education can never be too high. But outside of tuition Miami University charges quite a bit for other expenses. However, everyone is sure to get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    Miami's party scene is pretty nice and there is quite a bit to do even though the campus is in a really small town.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but it gets old after awhile and there are no commercial food places on campus, aside from some Starbucks sold.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is easy going but the campus is pretty large.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the academic vary but here, professors are generally tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Miami is a great if you're looking for an excellent education at a relatively low price. However, the atmosphere can be challenging due to the amount of wealthy students it attracts.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great school educationally.They are really dedicated to academics. However, they are one of the most expensive public school and make you pay for just about anything.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green Beer Day....happens the thursday before spring break. Bars open at 5am, there are shirts involved and people usually drink all day

    Bang for the buck

    Smokin Ox...a BBQ restaurant. Its that close nit feel with great food. They offer lunch specials. Food almost as good as home

    What to do for fun

    UPTOWN is the place to go, well if you're legal (lol) Plenty of bars, food, and You'e Fired, the greatest place to ease your mind

    Food and Dining

    Tuffy's rolls are the greatest

    Dorm Life

    Depends on where you stay. There are some great places on campus, I just prefer the single life. Freshman year gets really crazy when it comes to roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very challenging but for the most part easy to talk to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Beware of the current construction. Try to plan out where you want to stay on campus and how you will commute there. Shriver is a great place to eat and hangout but it you try to study there you can find your self there for hours with nothing completed

    In three sentences

    The educational opportunities here are a amazing. The campus always seem to have entertaining events to attend or be apart of. On top of that the scenery is pretty great too!

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to better their lives. Students that want to get involved with diverse groups and organization.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Seal. In the middle of campus, step on it and you will have bad luck. Which is failing your next exam.

    What to do for fun

    Explore the beautiful campus, and nature trails. Go to a football game, basketball game, or skate at the recreation center. Join clubs, there is so much that is offered on this campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your head in the books. Join a lot of the many clubs and events Miami has to offer.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a beautiful campus. Miami is serious about their academics. Miami is very diverse and the students, including myself are extremely friendly.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Miami does an excellent job of keeping us safe. We have email and text alerts to warn us of trouble and weather. Key pad entry assures that you and your roommate(s) are the only ones who get into the room. I completely trusted my hallmates and I was never afraid while walking home from fencing practice at 10pm.

    Greek Life

    You can't really talk about Miami without talking about Greek Life. We have a reputation, I know, but not all sororities are crazy and not all fraternity members are bros. Miami also has many academic and volunteer fraternities. I'm a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the honors English fraternity, and I never thought I would ever join a frat.

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated above, there are over 500 student clubs and activities. So you're bound to find the perfect club.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami is a school for everyone, which sounds really cliche, but I honestly believe its true. I've met a wide range of people and I've never before had so many friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Being that it's an old school, Miami has many traditions. 1809, remember that. That's the year Miami was founded. Commit it to memory. DO NOT STEP ON THE SEAL. It doesn't matter if you fail your next exam or not. It's a matter of respect. So just don't. If you've found love at this school (and you might since our marriage rate is 33%) make sure to give your sweetheart a kiss under the Upham Arch at midnight and you'll be sure to tie the knot. Oh, and if your a male student living in Peabody Hall, watch out for Helen Peabody, or rather her ghost, she's not a fan of guys.

    Bang for the buck

    Ah yes, well Miami is the most expensive public education you can get in the United States, or so they say. HOWEVER, Miami also GIVES its students many privileges. You can go to all sporting events for FREE (something you can't get at Ohio State) and most student concerts and performances are free also. Miami also has a knack for finding amazing guest speakers like Condalisa Rice.

    What to do for fun

    Miami has over 500 student clubs and organizations so there's plenty to get involved in. The nightlife in uptown Oxford is also hopping every night of the week (though some more than others), so there's that too if that's your cup of tea.

    Food and Dining

    There are many dining halls on campus, some even attached to residence halls, so if you're willing to take the walk to get there you can pretty much have anything you want. Buffet-style places are the best deal on campus and Erikson is the best of the best buffets. If you need snacks there are a handful of markets, most notably The Market at MacCracken, that can service any of your cravings from crackers to high end ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    The Living Learning Communities make Miami's dorm life so special. There are so many amazing dorms to live in and a community to suit everyone's need. Keep in mind that many of the dorms were built in the early to mid 1900s (and some even earlier), but this gives them an old charm. Miami is also currently building a new residence hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course college is fun, but the academics are really what it's about. Miami's classes don't start before 8am and after 8pm, so there's plenty of time for activities and homework. The faculty is diverse and experienced and the course list is practically unlimited.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with an open mind, anything can happen. You'll have your share of good and bad times but that's what shapes us as people. Do not be afraid to try new activities and clubs. You don't know that you don't like it until you've gone to a meeting.

    In three sentences

    It's impossible for me to describe Miami in three sentences because it is everything I have ever dreamed possible of a school. Miami's attention to academic and social college life are second to none. The university will leave a great impact on your life.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe school, not much campus crime.

    Greek Life

    Huge on campus, about 30 sororities and 35 fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and different organizations that you can join. There is something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brick Street, Stadium, Woods, and 45 are the most popular places to go uptown.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown!

    Food and Dining

    Food is great there are many different dining halls around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice. It really depends on where your living.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are held to a high standard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your course work, if you fall behind here teachers aren't likely to help. They expect a lot out of students because the students that attend this school have come in with high high school GPA's and ACT scores.

    In three sentences

    A a great school with many opportunities. It has a beautiful campus, and many programs that are highly ranked. Sorority and fraternity life is extremely popular.

  • 07/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although Miami isn't exempt from any monstrosities that may happen elsewhere, the campus police- along with our vast set of safety procedures (i.e. Free nighttime transportation, call boxes..etc)- help Miami maintain a safe atmosphere.

    Greek Life

    Greek life makes up approximately 33% of the student body.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has over 400 clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student will fit in here. Stereotypes are only reinforced by those that reinforce them. Miami doesn't have a type. If you get into Miami, we want you to be the face for us. We want YOU to define Miami- not the other way around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    To name a few- Rub the turtles heads at the Sundial for goodluck. Eat a Tuffy Roll- a calorie filled bunch of goodness. DO NOT WALK ON THE SEAL- students say that if you do, you'll fail your next test. Kiss your sweetie under the Upham arch- it is said that if you do, you two are destined to get married.

    Bang for the buck

    With the education you'll receive, the connections you'll make and the internships and job offers your sure to get- PLENTY bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown and Dance. Attend Afterdark- a program that shows free recently released movies. Go ice skating. Hang out with friends in your residence hall. Workout at the recreation center. Go running. Go walking. Attend an icebreaker.

    Food and Dining

    Possibly the best school to come to for food. We do not utilize pink slime in our meats. We have some of the highest quality of protein. Along with fresh fruits, freshly baked bread and a bundle of other freshly chosen ingredients- our food is awesome, and I'm not just saying that. It may not be the home-cooked meal your looking for, but it definitely beats any other school food you've ever tried.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are small and box-like but they can hold some of the best memories you will have at Miami. Fortunately, I had an amazing roommate that I'm rooming with for my third year in a row- but others aren't as lucky. The best part about living in a residence hall is making connections and learning how to be independent.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami is one of the most prestigious universities in the Midwest for a reason. Professors challenge you. Most people don't come out of Miami with a 4.0- that should tell you something. The students here work extremely hard for an A, but if they happen to get a B or a C- for some, it is the happiest B or C they've ever gotten- because they worked for it. Our professors teach us how to learn- not how to regurgitate a bunch of information. Our academics are preparing us for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new people, new things, new activities, and new ideas.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a place where you can find yourself, your independence, and really learn how to be an adult. There are amazing professors, students, clubs, organizations- it is truly a place that is easy for anyone to find a perfect fit. Most say this university is in the middle of no-where, but to the plethora of students and staff that attend this university it is a place that they call home-8.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Anything local in Oxford and join clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are super tiny but there's lots of things to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's in a small town so get involved and join lots of clubs.

    In three sentences

    Miami University has an amazing dining services program. The campus is beautiful. I enjoy all of the classes.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are great sporting events, the hockey team. The off campus life is very fun, Uptown or joining a fraternity or sorority.

    Food and Dining

    So many great places to sit down and enjoy a nice meal.

    Dorm Life

    Students are very friendly and dorms are a good size.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but rewarding as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't have a stereotype for Miami there are so many opportunities for every student. If you choose Miami, there are so many areas of education that you will be sure you made the right choice.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school that provides their students with amazing opportunities to succeed. A school that surrounds its students with helpful instructors. Miami University is also a once in a lifetime college experience that will change its students lives for the better.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Rich, spoiled, preppy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bagel and Deli is the best!

    What to do for fun

    Go to a football game, go to the rec. and head Uptown!

    Food and Dining

    Food options are numerous.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, have a lot of character.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult for the average student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many high school math and science classes as possible.

    In three sentences

    Miami University has an outstanding marching band. Miami University has too many students that are spoiled. Miami University has a fantastic college of Education program.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the things I love about Miami. You can walk from one corner of campus to the other in the middle of the night and not feel threatened whatsoever. You can leave your door open in the dorms or leave your stuff in the Library without having to worry too much either - once you get the gist of things.

    Greek Life

    Greek life runs Miami. Involvement may have certain stats but it always feels like more than that. If you are interested in going Greek at all, Miami is the school for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are definitely activities available for those looking to get involved. I wish the sporting events were better however, Hockey is the only sport worth your time.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, dedicated. Anyone with a vision or a passion for business.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sport culture is very revolves around Hockey. There are certain holidays celebrated here which have spread in popularity in other areas.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is one of the most expensive, if not the most expensive college in Ohio, the bang for your buck is still very good. Reputation among hiring companies is great and the experience there is worth more than the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do whether it be going for a walk uptown, the rec center, or just hanging out with friends in the dorm.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is some of the best around, however due to the setup of the dorms and dining halls you will most likely be dining at the same hall year round. Switch things up and explore the campus to try different dining halls and foods.

    Dorm Life

    Students are required to live in the dorms for the first two years, but the dorms are very nice and are actually the best place to meet people when you are just starting.

    Academic Rigor

    Much tougher than other schools in the area. You will have to work hard for passing grades and even harder for admission into certain programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do some research and be sure you know a little about the culture of the school and the students it attracts.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is not for everyone, but for those who attend and enjoy the atmosphere and student body, it will be the time of your life. The campus is historic, and beautiful year round.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Miami is an extremely safe campus, it is a rare occurrence if there is ever a robbery or act of violence on campus. The campus police do an excellent job.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at Miami, after all we aren't nicknamed the mother of fraternities for nothing. With a student body that is 1/3 greek, it seems like if you're not affiliated with the Greek system then there isn't much else to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has a lot of great clubs and activities. One of my favorites is the quidditch team. How cool is it to see people running around on brooms in central quad?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami is the 10th oldest public university in America, so it has a lot of great traditions. One of my favorites is the Upham Arch. It's rumored that if you kiss under the arch at midnight with your destined to marry that person.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Uptown and check out the bars! Miami has a great nightlife scene, but if that's not for you go to Princess Theater and see a movie, or try Sushi Nara for some great food.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami is pretty good, but not great. La Mia probably has the best food on campus, it has great italian food that all goes on your swipe!

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms have huge rooms well others are on the smaller side. All freshman dorms are co-ed with community bathrooms. The dorms are a great experience though, unless you get stuck in one that's rumored to be haunted.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami is a tough academic school. No class is an easy A, you have to attend, study, and complete all assignments just to get a decent grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all future students, do not step on the seal at the Hub, legend says if you do you'll fail your next exam.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is one of the most prestigious and beautiful schools in the country. With its old red brick buildings, strong greek life, upscale business school, and outstanding staff, Miami excels in excellence. It is hard not to get a strong feeling of tradition at Miami, love and honor is always present.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tuffy's

    Bang for the buck

    Great value for instate students, fantastic education.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the movies.

    Food and Dining

    Good variety with many dining halls spread out across the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Small sense of community between people in the dorms, however, you will probably need to make friends outside of your dorm hallway.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, very rigorous, and intellectually stimulating work. Be prepared to work hard if you want to go here, if you are an exceptional student, join the Honors Program

    Tips for prospective students

    Research which school you want to attend at Miami, some are better than others. Visit the campus, and if you have the time join the Junior Scholars Program, provides college credit and guaranteed acceptance.

    In three sentences

    Overall a great value. Finding activities to do on campus can be challenging, however, it is a place to make life-long friends.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around. There are also phones all throughout campus (even regional campuses) that call straight to the police on campus. Very safe. Lights everywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    MANY clubs you can be a part of and they are always putting on many activities for students to attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Uptown Oxford!

    What to do for fun

    Lots of night time activities in downtown Oxford, as long with many concerts and activities on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Good food with lots of choices.

    In three sentences

    Miami is an all around great school. They have everything from great professors, to a great campus, and even great food!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    So far, so good.

    Greek Life

    A lot of people go Greek, but not everyone. Miami is definitely considered a more preppy school.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm joining the dance team and I can't wait to get involved in community service.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to get to know their professors but not be in a private or tiny school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the heads of the turtles gives you luck before an exam!

    Bang for the buck

    Although Miami costs a TON, you get even more in return. There are so many opportunities and amazing people that are Miami alumni.

    What to do for fun

    There's uptown and tons of clubs and activities, but I'm not really sure on specifics yet.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of places to get food and all the food I've tried so far has been delicious.

    Dorm Life

    They split you up into living learning communities so you can live near people with your interests.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though I took Honors Chemistry my Junior year and AP Chem my Senior year in high school and passed the AP test, they are still strongly encouraging I take first year Chem my first semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to know where you will be living prior to three weeks before move-in, I would suggest finding a roommate and not going random because they won't give out random roommates until the end of July.

    In three sentences

    The campus is extremely beautiful. The people are wonderful and helpful. There is so much to do and experience.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is second to none, however, some services are not executed as written in the brochures. Overall, not bad

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek organizations on campus and you have an array of them to choose from of all types.

    Clubs and Activities

    The few clubs I contacted did not respond to my request for information. This may be in part because I was a transfer and came in the second semester.

    Great for these types of students

    Clones. Everyone is the same there. I am use to diversity, as I am from New York City. Students move in clusters and the environment is not frendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is beautiful and there are no unusual locations. I enjoy the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel the school is a good bang for the buck, however, there is not much help from financial aid with completing award letters timely. There seems to be some type of disconnect with the students and parents.

    What to do for fun

    I have not connected with a group or club at this time. Last semester was my first one there and I had difficulties finding common ground with students already. I attended some of the sports activities, however there were not many other activities of my interest offered there.

    Food and Dining

    Dining options are limited and do not provide what is listed in the brochures. It is not easy to get a balanced meal and the food is not fresh. I am use to fresh produce and real meat options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is almost non-exist. Everyone basically do there own thing. I would like to see more participation from the student dorm monitors.

    Academic Rigor

    The work here is very rigorous and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to board in dorm related to your area of study, so you can have additional options for tutors. The tutor center often cancel appointments without notice.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a Intense Academics program that is challenging and exciting. Some of the services are in name only and hard to access. There is no actual resources for transfer students

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although you hear of some occurrences, safety on campus is really good. Most of the stuff happens off campus, and that only happens rarely, due to intoxicated individuals walking home.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is HUGE on this campus. Several of them have Alpha chapters here, so if you're into that this is a good school for you. For those not so interested, no worries! There is no pressure to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    If what you're looking for is not there, you can start a clup or activity, no problems.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much any type is welcomed, you just have to find your niche. This school is known for a lot of wealthy preppy people, but that does not include everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school was established in 1809, so there are many traditions on this campus. Take a tour, or look on the website to look at all the cool history we have.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it's expensive, it's worth coming here, especially if you know what you know what you want out of this university.

    What to do for fun

    Uptown is always fun, especially if you're social. There are countless organizations that you can join too, so if you're willing to look you are certain to find a fun group that you can hang out with.

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok, if you know where to look. If you're not into exploring food options, you'll find that you can have the same type of meals for a while. However, if you're willing to walk around campus, there are a couple places that will have really good food, all on meal plan. If you're not into that, you can always have restaurant food from Uptown, which is not bad at all, and not too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be a hit or miss. Make sure you sign up for the rooms that are a bit larger than average, you'll appreciate it. Usually people are very friendly, and the RA's are understanding. Just use common sense and you'll be fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes offered are fun and challenging. As with any college, there are teachers that are tougher than others, and there are students who aren't motivated. Don't let that fool you though, there is a huge number of excellent students that you can interact with to make your classroom experience better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit before coming here, just to make sure you'll like it. I did not have the chance to visit, but just from reading reviews I trusted that I'd love it. If you're into music, I would definitely suggest coming here, the atmosphere is wonderful.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a fantastic school, regardless of your major. Everything about it shouts excellence, from its buildings to its academics. If you are motivated, this college will help get where you want to be.

  • 07/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami is really good. They always have lots of options including vegetarian meals. There are plenty dinning halls around so you are able to grab a bite to eat conveniently close to wherever your next class is! Miami is also getting a new dinning edition that includes different variety of food stops such as french cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    The resident halls are really nice. Like most dorms in colleges the rooms are quite small which makes it nice and cozy.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami has plenty of challenging courses for those who are willing to push themselves to expand their knowledge. Miami also has the Farmer's school of Business which is one of the top Business schools in the world.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    GET IN GREEK LIFE. Miami is HUGE in greek life. Your college experience will be dramatically better if you are involved in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can imagine. Miami has it, you just have to look around and see what you can find.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green Beer Day. Nothing can explain it untill your there. EVeryone from all over comes to Miami for this holiday.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is Expensive! I wont lie but the education is worth it. Challenge yourself to be the best you can be.

    What to do for fun

    The night life is always a good time. There are parties everywhere and there are also opening a new student center that will be filled with things to do at night if your not one to go out on the town.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself. Get involved in things you love. Dont be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to make a new friend.

    In three sentences

    I love Miami University. Its not to big or to small. You can make friends easily and becoming involved is as easy as can be. There is something for everyone! Go RedHawks!

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe and there is always a late-night transport system that will drive you anywhere on campus if you feel uncomfortable walking or it's way too cold to walk.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy, smart, musical, food-lovers, active and healthy students

    Bang for the buck

    It's a more expensive school, but they offer so many classes and other on-campus activities that the money and time is well worth what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center or see a play or join one of the hundreds of clubs. There's so much to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Invest time in connecting with professors and counselors. They are very helpful and willing to give advice.

    In three sentences

    It has a brilliant campus. It is a preppy school. The business program is excellent.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Miami University of BRO-ohio. Nuff said.

    Great for these types of students

    Business or education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Green beer day. Whoop.

    What to do for fun

    They have a fantastic rec center, and the formal garden is great to walk around. There are a lot of great clubs, and going up town to party on the weekends is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like a beautiful campus you'll love Miami, also the night life is pretty fun. You just can't let the uppity people get to you.

    In three sentences

    Education wise it is an excellent college. On the other hand some of the people are a bit uppity. Also, the tuition is getting really expensive.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never travel alone at night (male and female), just watch your back :) You protect yourself best.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown, hang out with friends, and at Shriver Center, many fun activities are planned for weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Great food choice, gets old after a few weeks, but, good options.

    Dorm Life

    Can be loud at times, be ready for no more personal space. Advisors are wonderful!!1 Use them!

    Academic Rigor

    Easy to plan classes that you want, but, be aware of the professor, workload and time to achieve success.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Know who you want to be 2. Discover yourself and be open 3. Be willing to be yourself 4. Learn from everything around you 5. Know yourself and never lose that 6. Study, study study

    In three sentences

    Miami University is an exceptional university in which education, life lessons, and bonds between peers and future employers. The faculty go above and beyond to aid with mentorship and open up opportunities through their experiences. They will receive a five and a half star (out of five) rating due to the excellence in educating and concern between professors and students, the only issue includes consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek life is a dominant aspect of Miami's history.

    What to do for fun

    Hang with friends, visit a multitude of restaurants uptown, go to a movie, campus activities, and club sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your school work and network with professors.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a wonderful place to obtain a degree. Boasting a gorgeous campus and a caring and supportive academic community, a student can feel very at home here. Success is expected from Miami University students.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What is there NOT to do for fun!?

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many possibilities with Miami and opportunities it presents, go out and take them all!

    In three sentences

    Miami University has given me the best possible college experience I could imagine. It has let me travel the world to study, work on my own independent research project to be published, and given me all the skills and tools I need for a successful career and life. It such a fun, helpful, prestigious university giving me an experience I will never forget.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Really good food.

    Dorm Life

    I don't really know considering I don't go to this college. Yet.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of education seemed great, especially for the price.

    In three sentences

    Miami as a beautiful campus; this made a great first impression.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Very popular, very big, lots of opportunities

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, preppy, well-rounded

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss someone under the Upham Arch at midnight and you are destined to be married!

    What to do for fun

    Hiking on Campus and local parks, lots of clubs and sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up your GPA, participate in volunteer work and extracurriculars, and do well on your ACT.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a very hands-on school. The class sizes are relatively small, the professors are approachable, and the classes themselves are enjoyable. I would certainly recommend this school to anyone looking to receive a good education for a good price.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here, there are always people around and they offer a free ride/escort service for late nights. There have been a couple burgleries etc. but I imagine you will have that anywhere.

    Greek Life

    Still checking that out. Lots of information so far.

    Clubs and Activities

    Something for everyone. I have joined a dance club and have been participating in Habitat for Humanity so far.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone! If you cannot find something you enjoy here it is because you have not made an effort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hmmm....not sure about that one yet. I am sure I will discover something as time goes on

    Bang for the buck

    With Miami being a state school cost is lower than private colleges. It is ranked very high in many different areas and I feel that I will receive a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do here on campus. Sometimes we go hang out uptown at the restaurants/bars. There are also different classes at the rec center that my friends and I enjoy attending.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious and there are lots of choices. I like to eat healthy and it is easy to do here. Lots of salad choices and fruit.

    Dorm Life

    My room mate and I are getting along great and I have made many friends in my dorm. We have activities and get togethers and I love my RA.

    Academic Rigor

    I only have 14 credit hours this semester. So far I am doing well and the rigor is about medium. I am sure it will get more difficult as I get into my major though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend the Mega Fair at the beginning of the year where all of the clubs/organizations have booths set up for you to check out. I have joined some clubs that I would have never thought of joining on my own and am really enjoying them.

    In three sentences

    So far I am really enjoying Miami University. The campus is beautiful, everyone is so friendly and there are so many ways to be involved and meet people. I am really enjoying my professors also!

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Other than partying or hanging out with friends there isn't much to do for fun. This is to be expected in a small town campus.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on campus varies. Some dining halls are big with a large variety of good food. Others are small with no variety. The food is good though. Food off campus is good too. Also has a little variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are average. Some rooms are better than others and most dorms stay fairly clean. Some dorms are far away from campus and others are in the middle. It just depends on the dorm but all have people with the same interest as you. It is easy to make good friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very challenging while some are not. Most professors are very helpful and offer to meet with you. Tutoring is provided for almost all classes with a flexible schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be social to make some great friends. Also it is very helpful to attend and participate in all of your classes. Have a good time because these should be the best years of your lives.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great school. It is beautiful and a fun place to be all year. The career opportunities after school are very promising.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on Miami University's campus, but things uptown tend to get out of hand some weekends. As a college town, I think we are comparatively very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at Miami has a history of over 175 years. The University currently hosts over 50 fraternities and sororities, with approximately one third of the undergraduate population involved. Everyone is encouraged and enabled to rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami University has over 300 student organizations, so there's something for everyone. Intramural and club sports are also popular, especially broomball and hockey!

    Great for these types of students

    I can't think of anyone who wouldn't fit in at Miami University. Between over 300 student organizations, intramural sports, and Greek life, there really is a place for everyone, and a beautiful campus as a background for it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stepping on the Miami University seal will cause you to fail your next exam. If you kiss someone under the lantern in the Upham arch, you will marry that person. When a group of friends walks by a tree, they must all walk on the same side of the tree. Splitting the group is said to cause the friendships to break.

    Bang for the buck

    There is never a moment I regret choosing to come to Miami University, and career services is extremely helpful finding students and graduates work and internships.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus. Community Activity Council holds After Dark activities on weekends and intramural sports have sessions for both fall and spring semesters. Friday and Saturday home hockey games always have packed student sections, and students get in to any athletic event free with their Student ID.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at Miami University are some of the best on any college campus. A la carte and buffet dining hall locations are both reasonably priced on meal plan, and the food is typically fantastic. Tuffy's in the student center is fantastic ice cream and known for the Tuffy's Toasted Roll which is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are generally very nice, though some are much larger than others. Freshman chose a Living Learning Community which determines which residence hall they will live in, and each hall creates a sense of community within itself. Many students choose to continue living on campus after the first two required years.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the course, it can be either very difficult or completely reasonable to get an A for the semester. Most upperclass students have recommendations for courses to clear the Miami Plan (liberal arts) courses without becoming overwhelmed with courses intended for specific majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're applying for the Honors program, make sure your essays are reflective on how your experiences have specifically impacted your life and decisions.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is composed of a diverse student body, a beautiful campus, and a fantastic hockey team. Regardless of interests or focus, everyone can find a place within the student organizations or multiple campus events. There is never a dull moment; students at Miami University generally find a balance between the academic and social aspects of college life.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You always see police driving around and you don't hear of very much crime going on. There is a door to door service that will drive you to where you need to go at night if you do not feel comfortable walking. In general, it is a very safe campus and I never feel threatened or scared to be there.

    Greek Life

    HUGE! although statistically it is said that only 33 percent are in one, it seems like almost everybody is. They have over 20 sororities on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost anything you can imagine. Volunteer groups, service groups, club and intramural sports, academic clubs, greek life, and much more

    Great for these types of students

    Although not everyone is the same at school, it does have a very preppy feel to it. A lot of the people there dress up to class and wear designer brand stuff. It is also a heavily greek school and many students join fraternities and sororities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you step on the seal within the sidewalk it is said that you will fail your next exam but you can rub the turtle's heads that are on the sundial for good luck. If you kiss your lover under Upham Arch at midnight it is believed that you will marry that person.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is a fairly reasonable priced public university. Tuition is around 22,000 a year but they give many scholarships and financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown with friends. There you are able to go out to eat, go to the movies, go to a pottery painting place, hang out at the bars and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    Food is delicious. There is a large variety of places and food you can eat. From all-you-can-eat dining halls to market grocery stores to the restaurants up town.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm is the smallest and oldest on campus. Everyone has became very close and it's easy to make lots of friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not impossible but it is a lot of work and requires time and effort (just as all college courses do)

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pay attention to the stereotypes of the school. Everyone is different and you meet all kinds of people

    In three sentences

    Very beautiful campus! You get the feel of a large university but still have small class sizes. The teachers are all very attentive and do their best to help every student

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have a very safe and reliable campus in a very small town.

    Greek Life

    very popular, but not necessary to to enjoy your time here. Freshman do not rush until second semester which is really a good thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    we pretty much have everything!!

    Great for these types of students

    people how like to study hard and party harder

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami mergers are couples that are both alumni and get married. the myth of Upham arch states that if you kiss your sweetheart under the arch at midnight you are destined to get married. NEVER step on the seal. if you rub the turtle heads you will get an A on your next tests.

    Bang for the buck

    They give great guaranteed scholarships, and its ranked high in best value.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of options for the partiers and non-partiers alike. people who like to can go out to frat parties, house parties, and bars (most are 18+). there are many other options as well such as Miami Entertainment events such as movie nights, late night skate. there are also sporting events (hockey is amazing everyone goes and its so much fun).

    Food and Dining

    the food is okay. you have to find things you like the a la carte options are much better than the dining halls and there are plenty of options that are open late.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are big enough, the bathrooms are pretty nice and kept fairly clean. the people are great all super nice and friendly. there are always activities to participate in and theres a place for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are hard but not impossible. You can make it what you want. If you are looking for a more rigorous experience, join the honors program, a less vigorous one, take less complex courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to all the hockey games, enjoy your time, don't be nervous to ask questions to current students/faculty. check out the programs you may be interested before you apply and accept. visit the campus...its beautiful and you won't want to leave. try and talk to current students.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great school with great balance. The education, social life and experience are all top notch. It's focus on undergraduate education is really helpful for undergrads.

  • 12/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I won't try to beat around the bush. Safety is a big issue at all colleges. There have been some break-ins but mostly to those living off campus. If you stick to basic caution then there is no problems!

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of the year, during Welcome Week, we all attend a large fair with the clubs and activities groups. There is something for everyone. And if you're really unsure that there isn't a group for you here? You can make your own! It's fabulous.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of places to eat around campus! Sushi, pizza, vegan options and tons more. There are markets to pick up premade food and snacks (Greystone and Springstreet) all the way to full out restaurants (La Mia and One Eight O' Nine). You will never get bored with your options.

    Dorm Life

    As someone who lived in her own room with her own bed for all my life, I can relate to those worried about dorm life. But it's really not that frightening! People are super nice and willing to lend a hand when necessary; whether it be a book report or baking cookies in the kitchen. If you and your roommate aren't working out, it's easy to meet with an RA and talk about your issues. Trust me: your roomie wants to make it work and get through college just as much as you do. Have fun with it!

    Academic Rigor

    If you're used to being the number one student in your class without trying, you'll be in for a wake-up call here at Miami, because we were all that number one student. It is most certainly competitive in academics, but at the same time helpful. All professors I've had have been more than willing to meet with students and really try to reach out to those who need help.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing I can say here is to be yourself. College is truly a time for you to step into yourself as a person and discover your true passion. Don't be afraid to ask for help with an adviser, a professor, your RA, or even a friend. You will never find a more helpful environment.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options. And if you can't find one that you like, you can start one relatively easily.

    Bang for the buck

    I would not have come here without a scholarship, but the money I do pay is well worth it.

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic! I love it.

    Academic Rigor

    The music department is demanding but rewarding.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are text and email alerts immediately after something happens on campus so all students are aware of all incidents. This makes me feel more safer and knowledgeable about what kind of safety cautions that need to occur while being at college.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a sorority yet but I am rushing in the spring semester. Greeks do a ton of charity work for their many different causes. They also host different events on campus for all students to join in on a good cause.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that it would be impossible to not be able to join one! I am currently in zoology club and intramural volleyball which are both a bunch of fun. I also support other clubs like SketchOut which is improve comedy. They are good to watch when you need to take a break from stressing out over finals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the seal next to Upham hall! If you do, you will fail your next exam. Also, rub the turtle heads on central quad for good luck of exams. Becoming a Miami Merger is a big deal here. This means that you and your spouse both went to Miami. There are hundreds of Mergers today. Lastly, if you are in a relationship, kissing under the Upham hall arch lamp at midnight means that you will marry that person someday.

    What to do for fun

    People love the hockey games! The line is long to get in so you have to make sure that you get there early. On the weekends, people like to go uptown to see what the 'townies' are up to. There are also some really good bars where you can dance and have fun with your friends. There are multiple trails that surround Miami and there is also Hueston Woods five minutes away if you are into nature. My dorm is very active in the game room so there is ping pong tournaments often happening during study breaks.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here! I have not gotten bored of it yet. There are so many options that if you are tired of one dining hall you can walk down the street and try another one. One of my favorites is Dividends in the Farmer School of Business. They serve chicken dumplings and won tons, aka really good asian food. Tuffy's ice cream is also super delicious! I couldn't of asked for a better selection of food than what is here at Miami.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make it to be. I was fortunate to end up in a nice triple room but some of the other rooms are smaller and older. But nothing that would be difficult to live in. Always leave your door open when you aren't busy studying in your room. I've met many more people this way just by saying hi when they walk by. Also, deeply talk with your future roommate about how you live. The roommate agreement is really useful if it is written out together and honestly.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes are engaging and generally fun to go to. Professors like to ask students opinions about certain topics and ideas that really gets students active in class. One down fall compared to high school is that your grades are based off of how well you do on exams. So study hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to do time management! There is a ton of stuff going on uptown or around campus that if you don't make special time for studying then grades could drop quickly. Use the rec center! It is such a nice facility with multiple options of how you want to work out. Go to the hockey games! For people who have never been, it is an intense, exciting event to attend to feel pride in Miami University.

    In three sentences

    Miami was such an easy place to make my 'second home'. The town of Oxford has a beautiful small town feel but enough where I am always meeting new people. My classes are challenging but also interesting at the same time.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for outgoing and well-kept students who want a good education and enjoy extracurricular activities.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY expensive for out of state students if little or no scholarship is involved.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, club sports, greek life, organizations, clubs or councils, shopping or eating or going out uptown, much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different but good options for food at each dining hall and there are dining halls in very accessible places.

    Dorm Life

    Fairly spacious rooms, some dorms have elevators. The common areas are large and provide good study and recreational space.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you are taking, the academic portion can be difficult and time-consuming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus activities as soon as you can! It makes the experience much more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    MU is a great place with a lot of activities for anyone to get involved in outside of class. Depending on your major, the academics can be difficult or time consuming, but not overly. It is the perfect balance of a social life while still getting a great education.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No campus is perfect, but Miami does a great job in trying to be! I feel very safe on campus!

    Greek Life

    Not as prominent as people think. Many students are Greek, but a lot aren't. Greek life is a great way to be involved on campus, however.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club you can think of! If they don't have it, you're more than welcome to start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, intelligent, enthusiastic, spirited, and motivated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are so many traditions at Miami, like rubbing the turtle heads on the sundial for good luck on exams, not stepping on the seal in the center of campus in order to avoid failing exams, and trying a Tuffy's toasted roll (they're AMAZING by the way...) sometime before you leave campus!

    What to do for fun

    People think Oxford is boring and that there's nothing to do, but there is actually a lot to do! I'm never bored and I enjoy living in Oxford.

    Food and Dining

    Great food! The best college food I've had with the best facilities.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! They are nicely kept, often updated, and they have great utilities.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are definitely different from high school, but it's nice to be challenged! I enjoy all my classes and look forward to taking new ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit different schools and find what feels right for you. Miami was a perfect fit for me. But it's important to find your place and make sure it's where you're meant to be.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a dream come true. I have no doubts in my decision to attend this university. There are so many opportunities and it's a wonderful school to attend.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Burglaries and sexual harassment incidents happen about twice a month. I feel a little unsafe walking home at night, but I just try to go with someone and stay in the well-lit areas. People generally look out for one another.

    Greek Life

    At least half of the campus is involved in some type of Greek life. Letters are everywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many to choose from, but you get a chance to view everything at the Mega Fair each year.

    Great for these types of students

    Preps, attractive people, athletes, fun people, budding alcoholics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of myths, such as stepping on the seal will cause you to fail your next test; there are also a ton of ghost stories about the 150 year old buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    It's pretty pricey, but the campus, academics, and living situation are all really nice.

    What to do for fun

    The bars are always fun, and there's a couple of parties every weekend. If you're not into that, there's some activities that either Miami or Oxford put together, like festivals in the Uptown Park or movies in the student center

    Food and Dining

    They're always coming out with new things and weekend brunch is the best. I look forward to it every time I come back.

    Dorm Life

    It's okay. Rooms aren't awful, but they aren't the best. There's a kitchen in every one, the housekeeping staff is pretty efficient, and a dining hall is relatively close no matter where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    As an architecture major, I have very little free time, but I feel like academic rigor completely depends on your major

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try something new, to step outside the frat parties and sorority life, and to really enjoy the town of Oxford. Oh, and go to 90s night. And Beat the Clock. At least once.

    In three sentences

    Bros. Blondes. Bagels.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You will get a quality education at Miami. I have never doubted that I was getting a top notch educational experience because I have had some great professors who are really interested in what they're teaching and they know their subject extremely well. There are so many great success stories that have come from Miami because it is such a great school.

    What to do for fun

    Uptown is what students call High Street and where off campus dining and bars are located. You can do other things uptown such as pottery painting or shopping. There are also fun activities offered on campus like free ice skating on Saturday nights at Goggin Ice Center or newly released movie showing in the large Shriver Center Multipurpose Room.

    Food and Dining

    There is enough variety that you will be able to find something you like but I think that the food can be quite pricey for what it is. There is a mix of halls that offer all you can eat buffet type dining and there are others where you pay for each item that you get.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms vary from hall to hall. There are newer ones hat are on the nicer side and there are older ones that are not so great.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami has a high academic reputation and is very well known for its Farmer School of Business. The classes will challenge you but you can be assured that you will receive a great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    When people visit Miami they are a little surprised by how wealthy students are and how Miami students dress because it is not like your typical college student. While it does seem like everyone is wealthy and dresses the same there is much more diversity than you would think. Don't be intimidated by other students and stay true to who you are and your unique personality. Because of all of the different clubs and groups at this school, there is a place for you at Miami.

    In three sentences

    Miami University in Oxford is an absolutely beautiful campus with an even better reputation. Students who go here are motivated and dedicated to their studies but also very social and active on campus. Greek life is pretty big with a little over 30% of students participating.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The entire campus revolves around greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    White, Suburban, mainstream

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss under the Upham underpass- you'll get married

    What to do for fun

    The usual things college students do for fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make the most of this exceptional education and be prepared to work hard. Don't expect a great deal of diversity among the student body. Many of the students come from the same type of background, so if you are not from that background, you may face challenges integrating with the college culture.

    In three sentences

    Miami provides undergraduates with a great undergraduate educations. It is very well respected by prospective employers. The campus culture is one of the most unique in the nation.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't feel safe here at all. Just pay attention to Miami U in the news. Google it. Seriously! You'll see what I mean.

    Greek Life

    Extreme preppyness. Sororities and fraternities disgust me. I guess if you're into that sort of thing you'll like it here.

    Clubs and Activities

    At first glance, it looks like there are a lot of opportunities to get involved. But once you really take a look at these groups, you'll realize they are full of the same people in each group, each one more cliquey than the last.

    Great for these types of students

    Preppy people who only want to make as much money as their parents make so that they can spend $500.00 on shoes for the rest of their lives. Or extreme partiers who don't care about making grades because of the trust funds they'll fall back on anyway.

    Bang for the buck

    Facilities are great (the rec, library, etc.) and the food in phenomenal. Overall it's a good investment. In addition, Miami grads are known to make a fair amount of money after graduation. I have to wonder, of course, how much of that is from their rich Daddy's connections.

    What to do for fun

    Play a game called, Find the least shallow person. If you start seeing burberry coats and riding boots, chances are you are very far away from anyone with any real substance.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent considering this is university foo we're talking about. There's a great variety and a few markets to stock up on groceries. Even in the dining halls the food is really good.

    Dorm Life

    Nicer than some of the dorms I've toured at other schools, but the walls are paper thin and communal bathrooms are never fun. And again. The people who inhabit them.

    Academic Rigor

    Adequate as far as I'm concerned. Classes are challenging but the professors will always be available to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can actually fit in with the people at Miami. People are mean to people they consider weird or outsiders.

    In three sentences

    Miami is good in terms of academics. The social scene, however, is extremely preppy and tailored to a specific type of person. Good luck trying to fit in.

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police try and keep Miami a safe place for students and the university as well and they both do a great job. Letting you know if something has happened and keeping many heavy and light traveled paths well light.

    Greek Life

    Miami is the motherland of Greek life with many alpha chapters. Miami is host to over 50 fraternity and sorority chapters.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami have over 100+ clubs and many more activities on campus to where you can think of it and they have a club for it.

    Bang for the buck

    You get the most out what you pay for here at Miami because they bring jobs to you and your task is to go out and take them. So, they can only get you so close to your dream job and they get you right up to that line almost pushing you over.

    What to do for fun

    You can join an intermural or just hang around campus where their are always something to do. Also you have to go to a hockey game even if your not a fan, you will become one.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are spread out fairly evenly so you have an easy access to them and they provide a variety of foods. Although most close at 7 for dinner it is still plenty of time to grab food with friends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old but are well keep by a cleaning staff and respond to any trouble you find with your room or dorm. They also are building new dorms that will be ready I believe this coming Fall semester.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major you will have slightly tougher classes but in all Miami will challenge you academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to apply early to Miami because they only have so much room and the spots get filled very quickly.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very beautiful and easy to navigate. The university focus on undergraduate programs a lot. They are highly ranked in students receiving jobs when, before, and shortly after they graduate.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami Seal - if you step on it then you are bound to fail your next test Sundial Turtles - you rub their heads for good luck before a test/exam

    What to do for fun

    Uptown we have various restaurants that you can go to. Miami also shows movies on the weekends. Around campus however, there are always events happening that take your mind off of school.

    Food and Dining

    Here on campus you can choose many different options on where to eat. There is also a lot of variety and restaurant-like places that take your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoy dorm life. I got to meet so many people within my corridor and dorm, its a great way to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami students take their school work seriously. The classes however are not hard if you put effort into them and pay attention. Professor's are always happy to help you if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the opportunities that come to you right when you come on campus. There is so many different organizations to make this campus feel smaller, and more like home!

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very sketchy. There have been many incidences that would make me question going out at night. The best thing that anyone can do is make sure to always have someone with you, pepper spray, or make sure that someone knows where you are going and is accountable for making sure that you get there safe. There are also free self defense classes that should be taken by all!

    Greek Life

    There are many students involved in greek life, which is great, but there are so many girls and guys who aren't a part of it. No matter which category you fall under, there will be people who will be in the similar situation as you and you won't ever be an odd one out.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ses chapel is a great place to check out. It is always open for students to go and spend a little quiet time to themselves on campus and it is right in the middle of everything right next to the Shriver Center.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is a pricey school to attend, but there are many free events to choose from that are very worth while. The first month that I was at Miami I was able to go to a Parachute concert for FREE!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and organizations to choose from and they are quality choices. I think that my favorite is Cru and I have made so many new friends after attending the weekly meetings. I suggest that everyone try out at least 3 clubs or organizations within the first few months at Miami.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of food options and variety to choose from. The food itself isn't 5-star restaurant or anything, but it isn't too bad. There is even a delivery service that will bring pizza and pasta to your dorm and it isn't too bad. You will definitely appreciate a home cooked meal after a month or two though!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice and small. Some tend to have a funky smell though. Nothing that will keep you from being happy there, but invest in some air fresheners for sure! Also community showers really are as bad as they sound, but after a few weeks you get used to it and everyone has a routine down.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Miami University are not classes that you can get away with sparknotes and doing at the last second. The classes require work and dedication to get the grade. That being said, Miami is one of the top universities in the nation and if it were easy, it wouldn't be so hard to get in!

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing that all students should keep in mind is that no one should ever be afraid to try something new! There are thousands of other students at Miami and so many of them are new at some of the same things that you are. Take risks and don't be afraid of failing!

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great university for students who really want to have the real college experience. The professors are interactive and open to any and all questions that you have as well as they are very helpful in most cases. The campus life is one that is very diverse in terms of what activities there are to do and there are so many options of ways to get involved in volunteering, campus activity planning, and there are church based organizations as well.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a nighttime bus service that is willing to take you back to your dorm, and there are lots of emergency phones around.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge, but it isn't a big deal if you don't rush.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many, but there is a skydiving club (the Miami Dropouts) and you can even make your own club if Miami doesn't currently have it.

    Great for these types of students

    Willing to be academically challenged, open minded, engaging individuals fit in well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People who kiss under the Upham Arch at midnight are destined to be Miami Mergers (Miami students who end up getting married). Also, Miami's hockey student cheer section has lots of special cheers, rituals, and traditions.

    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with friends, go Uptown (to Oxford), go to campus fests, go to movie nights, do things with your dorm, go to hockey games, learn to ice skate, and go hiking.

    Food and Dining

    Miami's food options are delicious. The meal plans are declining balances that you can spend at the buffets or a la carte locations. The buffets are a great value if you're planning on getting a full meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! I've made so many friends in my dorm and everyone is nice. Miami can be kind of strict during exam week with its 24 hour quiet hours policy, though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but stimulating. Professors will make you write papers and think about things (instead of requiring that you know the answer). You will probably have to study a lot more than in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely bring rain boots (regardless of where you go to school in this area). Keep an open mind to opportunities and explore new things. Don't be afraid to stand out.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a beautiful Midwestern school where you can get a great education from very helpful professors. We have great traditions here, like hockey, formal spring rush, and weekly movie showings. There are so many opportunities you can take advantage of, like research and internships, and the food's great, too!

  • 02/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only time I ever feel unsafe is on the weekends at night when there are a lot of drunk college kids wandering around. Be smart and use common sense at these times, and you'll never have a problem.

    Greek Life

    Absolutely huge: a third of the campus is involved in Greek life. There are 17 sororities, and around 30 fraternities. Greek life dominates the social scene, has a higher cumulative GPA than the non-Greek student, and is as a whole, more involved in extra-curricular activities and volunteer work than non-Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an infinite amount of clubs to join. No matter your interest, you'll find what you're looking for at each semesters Mega Fair, where all the clubs and student organizations get together in one place to showcase themselves and get new members signed up.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, self-motivated

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Broomball is a club sport that is only at Miami, and is essentially something we made up. There are many traditions that have been carried on throughout the past 200 years, such as that you can't step on the seal in the academic quad or you'll fail your next exam, if you kiss your sweetheart under the Upham Arch you'll marry that person, etc. Uptown Oxford is always crowded with it's numerous restaurants and the local coffee house, Kofenya, is a prime studying spot during midterms and finals with their bottomless cup of coffee and comfy seating areas.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is very expensive for out-of-state students. If you are on that line where your parents make enough money to support you, but not enough to pay for 4 years of college by themselves, there's a good chance you won't get much from Miami and/or FAFSA. If you are eligible for the Pell Grant, however, there are a lot of grants and scholarships available to you.

    What to do for fun

    Extracurricular activities, club sports, Greek life, volunteer opportunities, etc.

    Food and Dining

    For being on a college campus, the food is actually very good. There's always healthy options as well.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms: I was surrounded by friends constantly, and there are dining halls everywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic Rigor depends on your major(s)/minor(s) and how much effort you decide to put into your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early: housing was very limited last year, and admissions have gotten more and more competitive. Miami looks for well-rounded students: not just GPA. You are not a number, you are a person, so make sure you stand out.

    In three sentences

    Miami is an exceptional liberal arts school. With it's 15,000 students and countless Greek organizations, extracurricular activities and student-run organizations, the typical Miami student is overly involved. Miami is more than just a school: it's my home.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe when I am walking at night. The paths are well lit and for a small town it is always bustling with student activity!

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very apparent on this campus. If you are looking to get involved in Greek life Miami is a great choice!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You HAVE to try a Tuffy's famous sweet roll from the Shriver Student Center-its a Miami Tradition! And when you are walking around campus don't step on the Great Seal outside of Upham Hall... if you do you will fail your next exam!

    Bang for the buck

    This University is expensive but the education that you receive and the individual attention that the small classes offer as well as research opportunities is worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Uptown is a great place to go hang out. There is a huge selection of restaurants , bars and clubs as well as ice cream places, shopping and even a make your own pottery place! On campus there is an organization called After Dark that puts on free events on the weekend too that include events like free movies, lock-ins at the Recreational Center, rollerblading and other fun stuff!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great. They have a lot of options for special dietary needs as well as diverse selections. I am a vegetarian and love the fresh salad bars and the Spice of Life section where you can choose what you want in your food and a chief makes it right in front of you!

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in the dorms for three years and they are a great place to make friends and find a sense of community. Miami has Living Learning Communities that you can choose to live in based off of your interests so it is nice to have the opportunity to live with other people who have the same interests as you!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but the professors are great at being accessible and willing to help students both in and outside of class and office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus and see how beautiful it is! Everything is within walking distance.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great place to expand your horizons both through campus activities and co-sponsored events. If you want to study abroad Miami University will help you be able to afford it! The professors are challenging but also always there to support you on your way to success!

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. Safety education is very important to the staff on this campus, which is comforting. Also there always seems to be campus police around!

    Clubs and Activities

    As a member of both Athletic Bands on campus, I'm very busy! I've met many people and have made lifelong friends because of being involved in these activities!

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any student because the campus life here caters to all types of people, which is something that I find important.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are too many traditions to count or even remember all at once, especially because our school has been established since 1809!

    Bang for the buck

    I really to appreciate the educational quality, especially because we're paying all out of pocket.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do. There seems to always be something planned on campus. Also on the weekends it's fun to go Uptown with my friends to the club!

    Food and Dining

    All of the food I've tried on campus has been great.

    Dorm Life

    Not only are the people I live with amazing, but the staff in the dorm are extremely helpful and want to make sure you have the smoothest transition possible.

    Academic Rigor

    My academics are extremely rigorous. As a double major it was already understood that I would study a lot, but it's very time consuming just being in class. I'm challenged in class every day, which I think is important in a college education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and try not to get too home sick. It's okay to let loose occasionally but not every day.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a great school! I love campus life, and the educational quality is amazing. This was definitely the best choice I've ever made in my life.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many ways to get involved on campus. Finding something to do is not hard; there really is a club for everyone on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options for food on campus. There are standard items that you will find at almost every dining hall on campus. However there is also the option to go to one of the market locations on campus buy food; these locations accept your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not what you have seen in movies or on TV. The rooms aren't all the same size but for the people who want it, there is the option to get a single room.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes you take are going to challenge you. The level of difficulty also varies from major to major. Most students will spend a good portion of their time doing work for any class. However, I can not stress how important it is to keep up on the assignments for your classes. It will only hurt you if you get behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will always be faced with challenges but if you are open minded and are willing to take chances then you can surprise yourself. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help. You are generally going to be trusted to get things done but there are plenty of resources, including your professors, who are willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    There is something for everyone at Miami! The people that you will meet are all fantastic and the professors are no exception. My experience at this university have been nothing short of fantastic!

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As you're walking up slant walk, there is an elevated university seal. There is an echo spot on top of the seal, just stand on top of it and speak towards academic quad.

    What to do for fun

    Miami is a large party school, but there are a ton of other things to do if you don't want to drink. The university puts on really fun events multiple times a weekend, such as comedy shows and new movie releases.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by the heavy greek presence at the school. Everyone can find a place to fit in here if they simply do what they love to do. Every college will take time to adjust to, and that includes Miami.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a wonderful institution. The staff are a very passionate and helpful group, and the students are generally nice people.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sadly, the only thing to do around here is really drink. Oxford is in the middle of no where, so if you don't have a car you're stranded. Greek life is huge so theres always activities through that going on if you join a sorority/fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are so so. I find myself walking a bit to eat somewhere good. They do, however, have a pizza delivery service that accepts your meal plan. Overall, the food in decent, but all of the restaurants uptown are really good if you're willing to spend money.

    Dorm Life

    I got lucky and am in a large dorm room with walk-in closets. They are currently building new dorms, which will hopefully replace the ones with the smaller rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    All of the intro level classes aren't too bad if you study. Ask around about teachers though cause they will really make or break a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd suggest staying with a friend that goes here, if you have one, to really get a feel for the student life. The campus is beautiful, and the tours only focus on academic aspects of the school. It is a big party school and you'll realize that when you go uptown for a night.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hockey games, go to the rec, join one of over 300 clubs, go uptown, there is a ton of stuff to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to a school just because high school friends are going there. Be yourself and make your own decision. Go where you want to go. It's your time and money.

    In three sentences

    Choosing Miami University was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Everything I looked for in my college search is in Oxford. There is something for everyone at Miami.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some reported sexual assaults and robberies, but for the most part, the police are very present, and because it's next to such a small town, Oxford, it feels very safe to walk around.

    Greek Life

    Very active and large Greek Life, but it is still possible to not rush and enjoy Miami.

    Bang for the buck

    Miami is a really expensive school, especially for out of state students. They do offer some scholarships based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores though.

    What to do for fun

    Go uptown, participate in clubs, sports, music or singing ensembles, ice skating at the ice center, free movie nights and other activities, campus wide Human vs. Zombies, programs that your hall puts on.

    Food and Dining

    Typical college food. They provide vegetarian options, as well as special foods for Lent and Passover.

    Dorm Life

    You are required to live in a dorm for the first two years if you're living on campus. Dorm life is what you make of it - if you are active and meet people, you will have a great time. If you stay in your room and don't participate in any of the programs, you probably won't enjoy your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get beyond the basic first year courses, the classes are challenging, but definitely not impossible. The teachers are good about having office hours and are willing to help you out.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to be near a big city, Oxford is not the place for you. It definitely has a small town feel, but there are still things to do. The campus is small enough that you can walk from one corner to the other in 20 mins or less. Also, the students here are very similar, so if you're looking for a lot of diversity, Miami doesn't offer too much.

    In three sentences

    Good programs, especially the business program, but it still encourages a liberal arts education. Only around 15,000 undergrad, so it has a slightly more personal feel - once you meet someone, you will probably see them around campus once or twice. Absolutely beautiful campus with history - fair warning, though: all the buildings (and people) look the same.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Very safe environment. Door-to-door night services are available to drive you home and few incidents occur every year.

    Greek Life

    I believe we have 5 alpha chapters here (4 fraternities and 1 sorority that began at Miami first). There are really great options for greek life and pretty much a place for anyone to fit in somewhere if you're interested.

    Clubs and Activities

    Really great clubs, lots of options are far as varsity sports, clubs of all types, and intramural sports. Hockey and ice skating are really serious here.

    Great for these types of students

    Wealthy, fashion-forward students will most definitely like this place. But do not be discouraged because I am neither and I really enjoy it here. Also, students interested in greek life, this is the place for you.

    Bang for the buck

    Other than lack of usual civilization for miles outside of this college town, it is definitely worth the money. They also offer a lot of scholarships and financial aid!

    What to do for fun

    The uptown area off campus is a quaint little place to eat and shop, but there is not much variety and the shops are kind of pricey. There is not much else around Oxford.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is really great. There are a bunch of different options and places to get food. You can even buy groceries at one of the markets on campus with your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It is a requirement to live in the dorms for your first two years here. The dorms are nothing special, but they remain clean for the most part considering it is college.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami is known for exceptional academics in business, education, and engineering. However, all classes really help in making you an overall exceptional student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely work on your grades and test scores, it is a bit difficult to be accepted here. Make sure you visit here (preferably overnight) to get a good feel for the environment before making a decision.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with a great curriculum. The students here are all very similar, not a lot of diversity currently.

  • 04/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to uptown, go to the games, hangout, just basically attend any university event.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really delicious.

    Dorm Life

    You make really good friends here.

    Academic Rigor

    This is one of the best academic universities not only in the state of Ohio, but also in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips for you are to take everything seriously, get to know your professors, ask and seek help when you need it, make some friends, and most importantly....have fun!

    In three sentences

    The academics here are top notch. The professors here will work with you and are always patient. Lastly, people can also be very friendly.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Greek Life has opened up so many doors for me! I have met people I never would've met outside of the organization. If you have the grades to rush, I would 100% recommend doing so!

    Great for these types of students

    To be honest, if you like Vineyard Vines, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, or Lilly Pulitzer--Miami is the place for you. A majority of the student body lives up to the preppy stereotype that Miami is given.

    Bang for the buck

    Thus far, my experience at Miami has been worth every penny! The friendships and education I have obtained at Miami University are priceless.

    What to do for fun

    -Student Clubs -Broom Ball -Uptown -Greek Life -Club King! (The first floor of King Library can get pretty social at times!)

    Food and Dining

    Overall, the food is good, but by the end of second semester you never want to eat it again. Try the salads at Dividends in the Farmer School of Business-- they are my favorite! Also, Bell Tower and 1809 are good places to eat on campus with the meal plan! I try to avoid the all you can eat dining halls as much as possible.

    Dorm Life

    My room was very small, but it all depends on what dorm you are assigned to live in. For freshman, east quad is probably the best location (Dennison, Symmes, Dorsey, McBride, Wilson, Collins) followed by North Quad (Brandon, McFarland), South Quad (Anderson, Morris, Stanton, Emerson), and Western Campus. Western Campus is pretty far from everything on campus, which is why most students despise living on Western! Most dorms also have community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami University has very rigor academics. Although the workload can often be overwhelming, the professors are very helpful. There are tutors and study locations all over campus as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    -As the old saying goes- Work hard. Play hard. Always focus on your academic studies, but go get involved on campus! There are a countless number of student organizations on campus-- ranging from intramural sports to student government to greek life.

    In three sentences

    Coming to Miami University has been the best decision of my life. The beautiful campus, the devoted faculty and staff, and the friendships I've formed in Oxford have made Miami my second home. Miami University is a place where a student learns to thrive, both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The best part of the school, a must

    What to do for fun

    Drink, drink and more drinking

    Food and Dining

    Very Avg

    Dorm Life

    Very Nice

    Academic Rigor

    Farmers School of Business is incredible

    Tips for prospective students

    Join Greek Life

    In three sentences

    Miami is the perfect college experience. Its a good school and more fun than you can imagine. The best place to go to school.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Small, safe, and secure at all hours of the day!

    Greek Life

    Fun, inviting, and a fantastic opportunity to meet friends for a lifetime!

    Clubs and Activities

    Several hundred clubs and organizations!

    Great for these types of students

    Miami University is great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't step on the seal or you'll fail your next exam! And be sure to rub the turtle heads for god luck!

    Bang for the buck

    With an education from Miami University, you can go anywhere! There isn't a place on earth you couldn't conquer!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities and organizations to join! Every night there is some type of event occurring. We have frequent speakers and concerts!

    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami is affordable and of fantastic quality! They take students opinions into account constantly!

    Dorm Life

    Definitely live on-campus your first two yearS. You'll make great friends and find lasting opportunities!

    Academic Rigor

    Miami's education is top notch, and is often referred to as the Ivy League of Ohio!

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books offline, participate in as much as possible, and try new things!

    In three sentences

    A fun, inviting, beautiful campus with high regards and respects for its students, faculty, and education. Open to everyone, regardless of differences. Many organizations, clubs, and activities participate in!

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Greek Life

    If youre not in greek life you are basically a nobody and the college experience is not fun.

    Great for these types of students

    The Miami stereotype. Preppy, snobby, and stuck up. If your daddy can pay for all of your new clothes from j crew you are completely set.

    What to do for fun

    Drink and party are literally the only things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I worked in the dining hall and they are very clean and good. The food gets sort of old though so make sure you change it up.

    Dorm Life

    Even though its the farthest dorm away Peabody is the best dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are super hard but manageable. Make sure you study hard or you'll be swallowed alive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go on a visit during the school year, make sure that you fit in with the students there. Look into what the Miami stereotype is and make sure you fit it otherwise your experience there will be subpar.

    In three sentences

    Miami is an excellent school. There are tons of opportunities and the education is prime. I give the school an 8.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I would recommend Miami to anyone. They are helpful, every staff member I met has been down to earth, helpful, and very wise. I would saw you get you money's worth.

    What to do for fun

    I watched movies in the movie room downstairs a lot. We created game nights, and also went to the rec. Some of my friends had a car so we would get out of Oxford every now and then. At first the small town scene drove me crazy.

    Food and Dining

    The food starts out pretty good, but it dies out fast. I might have just missed home cooking, but you have many different dinning halls to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Pick Thomson Hall or Western Campus if you like a homie feel. The people on my floor created a family and we hung out all the time. Beware though fire alarms can go off from hair spray and burnt popcorn. We had about 13 fire drills, but also had many international students.

    Academic Rigor

    The Freshman classes are pretty easy for English as an example, but everything else you are going to have to put work into. Don't think you can just party and get by.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Abroad! Miami has one of the best study abroad programs, take advantage of that! Also, all the teachers here seem like you older sibling, they will help you with anything you need. Even give you advise on things outside of class.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school! I lived on Western Campus( Thomson Hall) with a lot of international students and also people who loved culture. It was an AMAZING experience.

  • 06/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Both the Miami Police Department and Oxford Police Department are always on duty around campus and in the town of Oxford. â??Blue Light Systemsâ?? were just installed on campus. These are 32 10-feet poles with intercom systems located throughout campus for easy communication with police if ever needed. They have bright blue lights on top so that they can be seen at night. Whenever one is used, police will arrive at that location within one minute. The town of Oxford is a very safe and secure place to live.

    Greek Life

    Miami has one sorority alpha chapter and four fraternity chapters. About one third of the students at Miami are Greek. Though Greek Life is definitely prevalent on campus, it is an â??openâ?? Greek system, which means that those who are non-affiliated can participate in most (mainly philanthropy) events. Greek life is extremely fun. There are so many things you can do to be involved: dance competitions, wing-eating contests, athletic competitions, and socials are some examples. It provides opportunities for you to meet people who are like yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami boasts over 400 different clubs and activities. From political clubs, service groups, and ethic groups, to intramural sports, the skydiving club, and business fraternities, it is virtually impossible not to find something that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami is great for people who are excited to explore outside their comfort zones. There are so many opportunities for personal development at Miami through clubs and activities, studying abroad, and meeting new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The â??Hub,â?? or Miami Seal, is in the center of campus. As legend has it, any student who steps on the seal will fail his or her next exam. Any time you pass the seal, youâ??ll see students going out of their way to avoid touching it. Even during the winter when snow covers the ground, there is a perfect untouched circle of snow over the seal because students will not step on it. Upham Arch is another superstitious location on campus. It is said that if you kiss your sweetheart under the arch, you are destined to be married. Students who meet at Miami and then get married are called â??Miami Mergers,â?? and every year they receive a valentine on Valentineâ??s Day from the Alumni Office. Miami is also known as the Cradle of the Coaches for all its football coaches who have gone on to be successful in the NFL.

    Bang for the buck

    In-state tuition is a fair cost. However, the cost of out-of-state tuition is a bit much. Being out-of-state, I am forced to apply for as many scholarships as possible and work excessive hours during the summer. Miami has awarded me scholarship money that about covers the difference though. Nevertheless, the experiences Miami has provided for me are worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    Miami is located in the small town of Oxford, Ohio. In old-town Oxford (which students and locals lovingly refer to as â??uptownâ??), there are several boutiques and restaurants to enjoy. There are also a considerable number of clubs and bars, for those interested the nightlife. Other options include free movie showings, participating in intramural and club sports, attending Miami hockey games (we make the NCAA Frozen Four almost every year), celebrity concerts (Timeflies and the Fray are the most recent), plays or musicals at the Performing Arts Center, and more. It is virtually impossible to not have fun when you are at Miami.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious, and there is so much variety! I did not expect to come home for the summer and miss the food so much. There are so many dining locations, that wherever you are on campus, you are never more than five minutes away from a dining location. There is great variety too: Indian cuisine, Italian restaurant, a 50s-style diner, buffet cafeterias, pizza and sub place, a salad bar with over 25 different toppings and 6 different types of meat from which to choose, Starbucks, a tea house, Mexican food, Chinese foodâ?¦you get the point. The food here is awesome.

    Dorm Life

    At Miami, we actually do not say â??dorm,â?? but rather, â??residence hall.â?? This is because we view living on campus as living in a close-knit, personal community. Each residence hall is made up of 1-3 â??living learning communities.â?? These are themed corridors (sports, diversity, engineering and math, Miami traditions, outdoors pursuits) in which the students who live there have similar interests; the RA of the corridor plans social events for the residents. In my first year in my residence hall, I became very close with my fellow residents, and some will continue to be my best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Miami are by no means easy, but this only results in hard-working students who are well-prepared for the â??realâ?? world and job force. However, classes are not too difficult, for Miami has one of the highest retention and graduation rates of all NCAA Division I schools. There are several options for students who are struggling: free tutoring, office hours, and extra help sessions led by professors and teacher assistants. Itâ??s no wonder that Miami is ranked third in the country for dedication to undergraduate teaching!

    Tips for prospective students

    Join many extracurricular clubs and activities! Youâ??ll meet new people and discover your passions. This will help you find people with interests similar to yours, who have potential to become your best friends. It gives you something to look forward to when you need a break from homework, and you will feel more closely connected to the school.

    In three sentences

    Not only is Miami nationally recognized as an outstanding undergraduate institution, but it provides innumerable opportunities for every student to have fun and develop into the best person he/she can be. Miami students are taught to excel both in their studies and in their leadership, communication, and professional skills. I have only been attending Miami for one year, yet I have never felt so confident in myself.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is pretty good! I ate a lot... I was also very tempted to go to the chipotle uptown a lot though. Not the best food out there but definitely good enough.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a dorm until my sophomore year. Then I got a house with some sorority sisters and friends. My dorm experience was pretty good though. They were kinda small...

    Academic Rigor

    This school is challenging, but if you apply yourself it is doable. The courses are fun and interesting.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, complete your first few years at one of the regional campuses, the tuition is MUCH less and the professors work very well with you.

    In three sentences

    Miami has a beautiful campus and even better academics. The regional campuses provide a gateway for traditional and non-traditional students into the main campus. Miami successfully services a diverse group of students.

  • 07/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have a campus alert system for any emergencies.

    Greek Life

    The main social aspect of the campus. most students are part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    To many to count

    Great for these types of students

    Smart, preppy, athletic, outgoing, friendly, nice, nerdy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are many taditions on campus from kissing a girl under the upham arch and your love will last forever, to rubbing the turtles for good luck before finals

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive

    What to do for fun

    Oxford has everything from parties, to bars and clubs, to volunteer activities. No matter what you enjoy, you will find a club or group that you can join. On the off chance you can't, starting your own is easy!

    Food and Dining

    Better than what I expected

    Dorm Life

    Dorms stink, but if you join a fraternity you can live off campus your sophomore year!

    Academic Rigor

    You can do it if you put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind, and don't believe everything you hear.

    In three sentences

    Miami may seem like only prepy kids and asians, but we have a diverse student population with people from all walks of life. The greek life at oxford is very big, and I myself am a part of it, even though I didn't plan to before I arrived. To do well in your classes you will need to study and pay attention in lecture!

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I have eaten at Miami a few times and the food is always really good! They have so many different choices and the dessert is to die for.

    In three sentences

    Miami University has the most beautiful campus that I have visited, and I have seen many different types of campuses. With every visit to Miami I fall more and more in love. I cannot wait to attend in the fall!

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Staff is friendly. I love parking by the police station.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always a guest speaker or event going on. Many of these are used for credit in courses.

    Great for these types of students

    sociable students will love this busy campus. Education majors will love the campus for the awesome program.

    What to do for fun

    So many restaurants in the area. The campus is beautiful go for a walk or there are always parties to go to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the staff for help it is what they are there for!

    In three sentences

    Miami is a very prestigious school. It is very student based and inviting. The staff really cares about the well being and ambition of their students.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    30% of students participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, studious, friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dont step on the seal.. you will fail your next text. Rub the turtles head on the sundial for good luck. Kiss under Upham arc at midnight to set fate for your relationship

    Bang for the buck

    Although expensive, the experience you get is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Miami University hold student events weekly to get students out and active on the campus. Join a club, greek life, or sport to meet new people with similar interests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make school a priority and take classes you enjoy. Make time every week for an activity that gives you a release. Have pride in your school as well as your academic success.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is an academically successful university with the intent to build a diverse atmosphere. It prepares students for the real world both professionally and personally.

  • 09/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe that the security on campus is great. Police are always driving around and keeping an eye out. Residence halls are only accessible through your Miami ID card. Overall, it is a safe place to be at all times.

    Greek Life

    Greek life, I want to rush but I feel that MU does not do a good job at promoting Greek Life. How can I know when rush week is when I know nothing about MU's Greek life. I wish it was a bit better and more out there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have yet to check out clubs and activities but from what I have heard they sound good. There are so many difference clubs and activities that I do not know which ones I will join. Clubs are definitely the way to meet people who you will most likely share a common interest with.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami is great for students who have always lived in Ohio and are used to this type of living (non-city life). I would not recommend coming here if you are from a big city with lots of people. It is great for people who are more on the quiet side and kind of like to be alone.

    Bang for the buck

    I could be wrong, but I personally feel that for what I am paying I should be getting a bit more. I pay about $3,800 a semester for a single dorm and I share the bathrooms with all the girls on my floor. I really just asked for the bathrooms to be cleaned and fully stocked, meaning soap and toilet paper. I should not have to check to make sure there is toilet paper before I go to the bathroom. There should always be enough. Also, we are always running out of soap which means we are not able to wash our hands. This is just disgusting. And when the soap is not out, the paper towels are. The bathrooms could be cleaned better. Also, the hallways have very dirty carpet. They should think about updating the older residence halls. At least vacuum the carpet, please!

    What to do for fun

    This is where the problem comes into play. There is not much to do for fun around the Oxford area. It is more of a country style living out here.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at Miami is better than expected. I would say that it is better than the other university dining food that I have tried. MapleStreet Station, which is the new places to eat that just opened, are good. Of course, you cannot just eat there. Pizza, sandwiches, asian food, burgers, and southeastern style mexican food is what is offered. There is also a knew pastry shop that opened, it is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are ok. I personally cannot wait until I live in a house on my own, with a kitchen and my own bathroom. That way I can take a normal shower.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at MU are fantastic. I would definitely consider this when choosing which school you will attend.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely watch the academics here. I know that out of the schools I was looking at, Miami seemed to have the best. It may seem like no one has heard of MU but the academics are well know and accredited.

    In three sentences

    Miami University has excellent academics and the teachers are completely committed to our education. The social aspect is not great, there is not much to do around Oxford; especially when you're used to a big city like Chicago. I feel that I am genuinely learning from great professors who know what they are talking about.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive here, so if you can afford it, go for it.

    What to do for fun

    Uptown. It's pretty hard to find non-partiers around here. The football team is not very good so games are not usually crowded. Hockey games are packed and the team is very good.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good here at Miami. The new places on Maplestreet are very good. Shriver is a common spot for lunch. Don't stick to your closest dining hall, as the food there can get boring and old quickly.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small but you can make them work. Some have new furniture while others do not. Lots of storage space. Depending on where you live some can get pretty loud.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of homework and a majority of it is done online. Be prepared to study frequently and write a lot of papers. Most teachers are very friendly and are willing to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as many scholarships as possible, this place is expensive. Make sure this is 100% where you want to go before deciding.

    In three sentences

    Miami is a beautiful campus. The stereotype isn't always true that everyone dresses up, but people here come from some major wealth and it shows. Farmer School of Business is top notch.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is really good but if you are gluten free it is very hard to find different options

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are very nice the only thing that isn't good is the lady bug problem in the winter or if you have to life on the other campus western which is a little more of a walk to class

    Academic Rigor

    Miami is a school where if you want it to be challenging it can be, but if you want to be relaxed that is okay too. It just depends on what your major is and how much effort you put in. Always read the syllabus first

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to be outgoing when you first move in. Everyone wants to make lots of friends but most people are too shy, make sure you always keep your door open to meet new people.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus, never once have I felt threatened.

    Greek Life

    Big part of campus life

    Great for these types of students

    High achieving students who also like to go out and have fun

    What to do for fun

    There are always house parties and Cincinnati is only 45 minutes away if you want to go to the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club, with over 250 options there will definitely be something for you.

    In three sentences

    Miami has been a great decision for me. It has a large student population but a small college feel. The professors are great and the campus is beautifully designed.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    High Street is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a public ivy league school so it is quite pricey but well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, students should join clubs related to their interests. Attending sports games is a must.

    Food and Dining

    I have only tried the vending machines, but the food is always fresh!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I am sure the dorm life is fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but very interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should definitely enroll in Miami University. The education is top notch.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great place to call home. The campus is beautiful and the classroom experience is both exciting and interesting. I am honored to attend class with such knowledgeable professors and fellow students.

  • 12/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Miami University has it's own dedicated police and safety office, as well as it's own dedicated systems for alerting students and faculty if any danger should arise.

    Clubs and Activities

    Miami has numerous clubs and activities for students to follow and be a part of. If a student has a hobby or a fun activity, there's a group for that already waiting for them at Miami.

    Great for these types of students

    Miami is a jack of all trades school that doesn't sacrifice quality for versatility. Miami is; however, best known for it's school of fine arts, college of engineering, and it's medical and science schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the head of the turtle statue in the university square is said to bring good luck on a student's next exam.

    Bang for the buck

    While the price of tuition is steep, Miami is a truly wonderful campus, offering a wide variety of means for you to make use of your well spent tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Many students are encouraged to attend Miami campus events, but it is also a great idea to check out miami's extensive list of student and faculty run groups. If it's fun activity, there's a group for it!

    Food and Dining

    Miami University has long been known for it's food. Miami has spent years creating a dining experience for it's students that is unrivaled by any other University to date. Food is prepared fresh and by many of Miami's culinary students and professional chefs.

    Dorm Life

    Miami makes sure to spare no expense to making their students feel at home. All of Miami's campus events are free to students, and great emphasis is placed on welcoming new students to their dorms and the community.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami's professors ask for only the best from their students. Studying is always recommended; while much assistance is made available from professors and Miami's large community of graduate students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to look for plenty of opportunities to get involved in campus activities with fellow students. Many of them will be in your classes and dorms, as well as being present at many of Miami's campus wide events.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a wonderful school built around its pillars of Love and Honor. Miami's wide array of degree choices also makes it an ideal school for those who aren't sure yet what they want study, and those ready to take the leap into collegiate study. While at Miami, you're sure to find your path to future success.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I haven't attended any yet but plan on checking out CRU when I return.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out w/ friends. Go uptown, check out the new movie theater or go to school activities/sports.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of dining options, all varieties of cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Get to know your roommate. It's ok not to be best friends with your roommate, but get along and co-exist.

    Academic Rigor

    My advice is to not procrastinate on projects/assignments. Find other students and form a study group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be confident and find others with similar interests. Do well on the ACT to be eligible for scholarship money.

    In three sentences

    I'm a freshman at Miami University and currently on break, J term in session. I've enjoyed the students and professors. My experiences in the classroom have been positive.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus and surrounding community are always patrolled by police officers and campus security. Miami University is a very safe college for students.

    Greek Life

    Miami University has a huge Greek Life demographic.

    Clubs and Activities

    You name it, and Miami University probably has it. If you're interested in something, do some research to see if the university provides a club/organization for it. Also, if the school doesn't have what you're looking for, then congratulate yourself, because you can become a founder. In fact, the university encourages its students to constantly develop new ideas for clubs/groups/student organizations. I would contend intramural sports can also be categorized in this activities section.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at Miami University continues to grow steeper and steeper. It is an excellent school, but frankly, attending Miami University for a pedigree is not a necessity; it's a want. It is very possible that a student garners the education he/she is looking for at a different, perhaps smaller school, and at a fraction of the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports are a great way to stay active and play on a team with friends. The recreational center is also a great option for those who want to remain physically active or just compete in athletics. Other options for fun at the university include, but are not limited to: joining clubs/organizations, studying at the library (although some might not deem this fun), visiting restaurants uptown, and just hanging out with friends around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining rarely changes. Don't be surprised if you find yourself face-to-face with the same options you not only saw yesterday, but also last semester.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is indispensable. This really is an integral part of establishing relationships that can endure throughout the years. The residence halls/dorms at Miami University are cozy, clean, and conducive to building friendships and a sense of community for students.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some very good courses at Miami University, especially regarding focused areas of study. However, the general education classes, requisites, and many elective courses are not worth the money being paid.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do some research with regard to what you want to study before you make your decision to attend any college. If you have your sights set on Miami University, then shoot for it. Be sure to research what scholarships may be available to you, as well. Expect a relatively small campus, but one that will become a familiarity. Get involved and be engaged with the community. Your experience will be what you make it.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is an excellent school with respect to academics. Students can take pride in their accomplishments here, as well as form permanent relationships with peers and professors. The campus is truly beautiful, too.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Every dining option I can choose at Miami is one that will not disappoint. There are always many options for food and they constantly are cleaning the halls and making sure food is replenished towards the end of the hours of operation. The staff has always come off as nice and sometimes crack jokes that can make by day if I have had a rough one.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a big part of how you start making friends in college. A lot of the dorm life is dependent on the integrity of the RA's. For example, my RA had us leave our doors open and allow visitors to come by and ask for help and engage in fun activities during the stressful weeks of school.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors in every department I have worked with have been very helpful. With some of my professors we have created a bond where I do not feel awkward asking for help. They are there to teach and help the students learn and be successful individuals in the near future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be aware of all of the opportunities Miami has to offer. I constantly received emails about student organizations and where to go for help. Miami wants students to get involved while maintaining excellent grades and future work ethic.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is rated in my mind very highly. Every activity and helpful advice I have gotten about the programs at Miami make me feel special and important to the staff and students. The resources at Miami are very helpful and could not see myself attending another college like Miami.

  • 04/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There is definitely a preppy association with this school, so if you would consider yourself a bubbly person then here's home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On campus are various seals that you can NEVER step on or fail your exams, there is a sundial in the center of campus that you're supposed to rub before your exams to ensure you ace them, but the best (and maybe cutest) of all is the famous arch. On valentines day especially, it is said that if you kiss someone under the Upham Hall archway then you two will be happily in love forever. Needless to say, there is always a line there on February 14th. Then there is a somewhat shocking reality on campus, the sport of choice here is not football, basketball or the usual high school stars--it's hockey. Nationally ranked nearly every year, Miami Hockey is a very, very big deal. Every student waits in line for days before each home game to get tickets and cheer on the Redhawks.

    Bang for the buck

    The school cost is quite similar to most other schools and loves to give away scholarships to all types of students. Even better, is you are a remarkable student within your time at Miami they tend to give you scholarships later on for honorable performance. Actually, the university has been rated as one of the best schools in the country for smartest college investment. It is not called the Ivy League of the midwest for nothing.

    What to do for fun

    The town itself has bars, clubs, shops, theaters, and grocery stores, and endless restaurants. But if you want to stay on campus there are always live shows being put on, screenings of the latest and greatest box office hits, dances hosted by one of the many dance groups, sporting facilities for everything you can think of and then some, university-hosted nature walks through the local forests, and the numerous groups and clubs to join or check out. Then, there is always frat-hopping, a.k.a walking around town to see what parties are going on at any given time.

    Food and Dining

    The best food I have ever had on any campus. The entire university is speckled with both restaurant-style and cafeteria-style dining. The food has won countless awards for quality and variety, I can go a month and never eat from the same place twice. Best of all, every student has a single ID card that acts basically as a debit card that pays for any food--from a dining hall, restaurant, market, or vending machine--so you don't have impractical pay-per-swipe or various complicated processes.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are amazing, large, offer so many amenities, and couldn't disappoint. Every student selects an LLC (living-learning community) to be a part of which determines the dorm in which they live. This communities can vary from certain languages to business economics, redhawk pride to anime fanatics, and they all act as a small organization which hosts fun events, dinners, movie-nights, and off-campus excursions that focus of their proper topic.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes expect a lot from their students but you get just as much in return. There is a definite reason as to why the success rate after graduation is so high; because you come out of here knowing your stuff. You will have to work a lot, but it is extremely rewarding and the best option for your future endeavors.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is located in a small town, so there are not a plethora of options to do outside of the university--explaining why the campus itself holds so many events and offers so many options. Yet, we are only a short drive from both Dayton and Cincinnati; airports, golf courses, museums, clubs, anything is within a short drive if not in Oxford itself. So, if this is okay then there shouldn't be a problem.

    In three sentences

    It is a beautiful campus with great faculty and great people. Nestled in a quaint college town, the campus has literally hundreds of clubs, groups, and activities that can easily fill up every moment of free time you have--of course, though, you can decide how to spend that time. The campus is big on greek life and is rather known for throwing great parties but it also holds its own on nearly every national rating from best teacher-student ratio and investment-return after college.

  • 05/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Miami has a strong Greek presence. Although the majority of our campus is not involved with Greek Life, those who are proudly display their letters and it's very noticeable. We have both social frats and sororities as well as professional co-ed fraternities (business, engineering, etc).

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 400 organizations at Miami. It's easy to find your fit and find a group of friends in organizations you choose to join.

    What to do for fun

    What can be called downtown is called Uptown for us. It's right on the edge of campus, and our campus can be walked across in 15 minutes. Uptown has clubs, shops, and restaurants. There's even a little park. We even have a little movie theater! We have busses to take you out into Oxford to go shopping at TJMaxx or Walmart and Hamilton is only a 40 minute drive away.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami is superb. Sometimes, you get in a habit of getting the same food for dinner every night for 4 days and you have to force yourself away. That happens.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. Get to know the people in your hall. Keep your door open so people can look in and wave or introduce themselves. Just be mindful of your neighbors because the walls are thin and music can get loud.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are definitely up there. The professors push you, but are also there to support you if you fall. They are there to be mentors so don't be afraid to reach out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a community (or more) that fits you. Join organizations you're passionate in. Don't try to do everything. You'll quickly discover how to balance yourself if you haven't learned that yet.

    In three sentences

    The school leans toward the preppy side, but the people at Miami are wonderful. Everyone is caring and working their hardest to earn their degree while also embracing their social life and enjoying their college lives. Miami, along with any other school, is what you make of it.

  • 05/31/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe, but some things do happen.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is prominent.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not walk on the Seal.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Miami U is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are okay.

    Academic Rigor

    Miami is a public Ivy school so there is work to be done.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many AP credit classes and tests as you can. They look good on a transcript and they can get you through college faster.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    200 plus clubs, definitely has a fit for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Ivy league education at a pubic price.

    What to do for fun

    Oxford offers many things for students to do and places for them to eat. At first there are so many options it's a little overwhelming!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask question or to go on multiple visits, I visited here on a whim and loved it!

    In three sentences

    Miami has an OUTSTANDING engineering school. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and best of all the education and price cannot be beat. Why not go here??

  • 07/11/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I heard the food is really good!

    Dorm Life

    How do I know if I would be a good fit for Greek life or if I should live in a dorm my first year?

    Academic Rigor

    If you were ever in a larger class (50+) did you feel your professor still made an effort to get to know you?

    In three sentences

    So far Miami seems like the perfect fit for me and I have heard many good things about it. Everything from its business program to its food makes me super excited to visit. Hoping to be a future Redhawk

  • 08/15/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    It has an amazing campus. There are many club that sound interesting. The academics are plentiful !

  • 09/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At night, I feel comfortable in walking back to my dorm. It's a safe campus in general.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big on campus. I'm not personally involved in it, but some of my friends are and they love it!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 400 clubs and extracurriculars at Miami!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, anyone. There is so much offered, that you will find where you belong. You may think it's taking a while but you will.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Miami actually has quite a few traditions, such as if you step on the seal you'll fail your next exam, but there is a way to reverse it! You'll have to come visit to find out how and learn about the other traditions we have.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little on the expensive side for state schools but the academics definitely make it worth it. The classes you take will teach you a lot.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, get involved, play a sport, etc. Anything you can think of, Miami probably has.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good for being cafeteria/college food. The dining halls can be slow at times but it's great food compared to some of the colleges I've been to.

    Dorm Life

    I have now lived in an older dorm and a brand new one. They were both great and the RAs are fantastic! Keep your door open and you'll meet a ton of people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging so you have to work for your grades, but your professors make it worth it but encouraging office hours to help and by making classes interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely give this school a chance if you haven't already! It has that small school feel where you get to know a lot of people, but it has access to some things that only D1 schools have academically, athletically, and in everything else.

    In three sentences

    Miami University is a great school to make you an all around student. The academics are great and I love my professors. It's also a great place to get involved, make some friends, and have fun.