Miami University-Oxford Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (14)
I absolutely love the campus, the instructors, and the students. Miami University is a great place to earn your degree while growing as an individual. The classes are challenging, yet engaging. It is evident that the professors care about their students' success. Outside of academics, there are many ways to get involved. With numerous clubs and activities, everyone can find their niche.
Miami University is a strong academic institution. My undergraduate experience was rigorous and I learned a great amount of subject matter. My degree in kinesiology was not easy to obtain, I had to work very hard for it during the 3 years that I was there. It is a great starting point, but what I did not realize and wish that I would have understood more going into the program is that unless you plan to pursue a higher education degree more than likely at the doctoral level, your career choices in that particular field are limited and are not high or even moderate salary. I am now pursuing a master's degree in an area that is in an area/field that is completely different than my undergraduate degree in kinesiology and health. My master's degree will be in Education and Human Development.
The culture at this school is very difficult to fit into. There is not much diversity of students. I felt very out of place. The academic program was very rigorous though, and I feel that I learned a lot and have a degree from a well respected University.
Miami University was a wonderful institution that cared a lot about the students. Although home to over 16,000 undergraduates, Miami felt small at times because most class instruction was individualized and specific to classes of fewer students. The rigor of the curriculum was never overly challenging and was just the right fit to enhance learning. There is a place for so many people at Miami and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to have a great college experience.
Despite some of the impressions of Miami University, I was able to find my niche within the school. My college experience was greatly enhanced by my friend group and I believe it really can be for everyone. On top of it, I had a very flexible program and was able to tailor my degrees to my exact interests. I wish I could attend Miami again!
Hello, I am a senior at Miami University graduating this spring with a degree in Kinesiology. During my time at Miami, I was able to take a variety of courses in the health sciences: biology, chemistry, exercise physiology, nutrition, global health, psychology, anatomy, physiology, and physics. My professors and classmates have encouraged and inspired me to push myself academically and seek opportunities outside of the classroom as well. I now have plans to attend a doctoral program in Occupational Therapy next spring and have a medical internship in a Guatemalan hospital this summer where I will assist pediatric OT's in treating malnourished children. I am excited to apply what I have learned over these last four years in this unique setting, but am having trouble covering the cost of the program and the home stay alone.
Miami University greatly prepared me for life after college. I am currently a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis and am now very thankful for the rigor of my coursework at Miami. I feel very confident in my ability to complete the large amount of work I have in grad school because of the difficulty of my undergraduate program. Miami didn't have the specific major necessary to prepare me for my graduate program, but I developed the skills at Miami to help me excel in any educational or career opportunity I am given in the future. I am forever thankful to everyone that shaped my experience at Miami because I am a better student, and I know I will be a better healthcare professional in the future because of the foundation that Miami helped me build. The faculty makes the large campus feel individualized, and your personal and academic needs are always taken into account in order to shape you into the best person you can possibly be.
I still remember the two or three things that first attracted me to Miami University. First, as a percentage of the student population, it had a larger than average number of Jewish students. As someone who had made countless friends and spent countless hours involved in his local Jewish youth group, this was important to me. It served as a way to meet people and make friends in a familiar setting so far from home. Second, it was far away from home. My intention was to attend an "east-coast" college. At the time, I figured it was so far to the east from Kansas City that it was worth looking at. In a lot of ways, it wasn't turned out to be more "midwest" than "east-coast" in my mind. That fact didn't do much to detract from my experience there. And it was still a 10-hour drive from home. Finally, size. I didn't want to go to a large public college. Though the University of Kansas was a fallback school, it was far bigger than anywhere else I applied. And I didn't want to go to a tiny one, either. Miami University was just the right size. Except for a few of the freshman seminar courses, the class sizes were on par with what I experienced in high school: 20-30 students. Miami was just large enough, I thought, to get a real college experience. Located in southwestern Ohio, Miami University is the heart and core of Oxford, the small town that grew up around the university. As a student, it was easy for me to get around without a car. Walking was a realistic option, but there was also a reliable bus system that would get your around. Both the town and the college campus are gorgeous. In fact, when I first visited the Miami University campus, it had been my intention to visit the one or two other schools to which I had been accepted. But once I laid eyes on the spacious campus teeming with trees and accented by the red-brick architecture, I was sold.
Miami University was a great school to attend as an undergrad. The faculty that made up my department were passionate about their classes and cared about their students. Although Miami Plan may seem pointless, and difficult sometimes, it's important to keep in mind that it is the liberal education Miami wants to challenge the students with in order to learn about different subjects in different ways.
The degree program of Organizational Communications has changed since my graduation; however, what I loved the most about this degree is it gives students options regarding the various careers in Communications. This particular study focuses on speaking, articulating, verbally and non-verbally what a person is saying, or not saying. It teaches you how to listen to the whole conversation before speaking and how to respond when spoken to.