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Academics

Attending school at Miami University may be “the iconic college experience.” Located in Oxford, Ohio, “a quaint college town” with a “beautiful red brick campus,” which students describe as “gorgeous” and “astoundingly beautiful,” the school “has a rich tradition and history” that “is committed to its image as a premier undergraduate institution.” The “prestige” of the business school affords many promising opportunities both during school and after graduation. Students agree, “Miami really prepares students for the real world after college.” “A degree from Miami is worth a lot to many employers.” “Miami University students are recruited by companies, and that provides great leverage when looking for internships and jobs.” The curriculum as a whole offers “a challenging academic workload” that truly tests a student’s abilities as well as “prepares students for the workplace after graduation while also giving them the opportunity to thrive while on campus.” This “devotion to excellent undergraduate instruction” is backed by “an extremely strong orientation program, a dedicated student affairs department, and an overwhelming amount of student involvement in co-curricular activities.” Smaller classrooms that allow for “engaging” discussion are more highly valued than large lectures, which may be “hard to sit through.” Professors are a “mixed bag.” “If you get the right ones, it makes all the difference.” A student in the Honors Program calls the experience “phenomenal. It offers the ability to grow as a student and person through both in and out of class experiences.”

Student Body

The typical student is “very involved on campus, is concerned about his or her academics, and wants to make a good impression on others. We care about how we present ourselves, but in a good way.” Another student says, “The typical student is very academically focused, challenge-driven, competitive, extraverted, and demonstrates a preference for dressing well.” Several students commented that students tend to “look and dress alike.” “It can be very cliquish, especially in the Greek community.” Anyone can fit in though, it’s “all about finding your niche on campus which is generally done through people in your major, and especially student organizations.” Miami tends to attract students who are “white, upper-middle-class, and Christian. The campus lacks diversity socioeconomically, ethnically, and religiously; however, the student body is generally accepting of all students no matter the background.” One student relishes the challenge “to find diversity even in people who look similar and [has] grown because of it.”

Campus Life

Miami University offers “a vibrant social atmosphere.” With more than 17,000 undergraduate students on campus Miami may be “the perfect size,” where you “can see everyone…but still meet many new people.” With a “plethora of student activities,” “Miami makes it possible to find groups or organizations that can fit any student’s interest, and many tend to help in propelling graduates into jobs or programs once they leave the campus.” “Greek life is everywhere you look,” according to one student who posits “it often seems as though everyone is [Greek affiliated] because of how visible they are on campus,” though statistics indicate only about one-third of undergraduates go Greek. On the partying front, “if you are looking to drink, you will certainly find it here if you want.” “Miami students can find a wealth of great bars and clubs uptown—many of which are eighteen-plus, allowing freshmen and sophomores to enjoy the dance floors and bars that make up almost all of the nightlife.” The campus also “offers a lot of alternative programs for students who wish to avoid alcohol.” “Late night programming is offered through Miami, as well as athletic events and other cultural events.” Among sports, “hockey is really popular.” Students tend to be happy with life at Miami. “There is a ton to do on and off campus. The town is quaint, but it is mainly a college town, so it’s like an extension of the school. Nightlife is pretty big here, but so are academics and activities. Students definitely are actively thinking about their futures, and they take academics seriously.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Admissions Office
301 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056

Phone
513-529-2531

Email
admission@miamioh.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Farmer School of Business
McGuffey Museum
Center for the Performing Arts
Recreational Sports Center
Peabody Hall (National Historical Landmark)
Formal Gardens, Goggin Ice Arena, Armstrong Student Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Pioneer Farm and House Museum
Hueston Woods State Park
Jungle Jim's
Uptown area (shopping, dining)
Uptown park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@miamioh.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Greater Cincinnati International Airport is 55 miles south of Oxford in northern Kentucky. Dayton International Airport is 55 miles northeast of Oxford in Vandalia. Miami University Airport is quite near campus, but is suitable only for small private planes; call 513-529-2735 for information. Airport shuttles are available from a variety of companies including Airport Shuttle Service (513-896-6605), Empire Transportation (513-860-3324), Flamingo Limousine (513-600-2643), Oxford Limousine Service/Need-A-Ride inc (800-891-0064), and Harold’s Taxi and Limo (513-262-6828). Rental cars are available at both major airports. Amtrak trains provide no direct service to Oxford, but make tri-weekly stops in Cincinnati (a 1-hour drive from Oxford) and Connersville, IN (a 45-minute drive from Oxford).

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the northeast: I-70 to State Route 127 south to State Route 73 west. From the northwest: I-70 to State Route 27 south. From the south: I-275 to State Route 27 north. From the southwest: I-74 to I-275 north/east to State Route 27 north. From the east and north: I-75 to State Route 73 west or I-70 to State Route 127 south to 73 west.

Local Accommodations
On campus accomodations are available at Miami University's Marcum Hotel and Conference Center. A list of off-campus hotels in Oxford is available at http://www.enjoyoxford.org/?page_id=8.

Admissions

Applicants: 30,126
Acceptance Rate: 75%
Average HS GPA: 3.78







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