Student & Graduate Reviews
Necole Avery - 12/29/2019
Graduation Year: 2016
"Miami University of Oxford, Ohio is the perfect institution to receive a private school education for a public institution price. The location in Oxford is perfect for anyone looking to go to college in the heart of a college town over an urban campus. Walking to class on such a historic campus, students walk on streets that still have cobble stone and take classes in buildings from 1809. The faculty and administration are equally knowledgeable, supportive, and empowering, especially in the psychology department where I received my Bachelors. I also felt challenged by my teachers and my classmates in a healthy learning atmosphere where engaging discourse and dialogue was encouraged so we could teach each other about the material but also learn about one another as people. Miami University of Ohio is also very intentional about ensuring their students get career opportunities and have large career fairs every year for current and past students. They encourage all students, event first year students, to attend the fairs to practice interview etiquette, communicating ones skills, and advocating for ones self. My roommates and I would always attend the fairs together and support each other then discuss what we will do different for the next one to land an internship or job if we hadnt yet. After graduation, Ive been able to experience Miamis strong alumni relations. I am currently on the board of the Nashville Miami alumni chapter and Ive gotten to see the long lasting bond Miami builds to connect their students past graduation."
Demoni Ramey - 12/16/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019
"Miami University is a great school and they are really passionate about being there to help their students with their goals. However, one thing I will mention is how different the minority experience is compared to non-minority person experience. Being a Black student at Miami, it was hard at first getting used to attending a prominently white institution. I was usually always the only person of color in my class and that made me feel very uncomfortable at times. I felt as though it took me longer to make friends within my department because I didnt really fit in with the others in my classes. However, there was an office of diversity affairs and many organizations on campus for people of color. That would make me feel more at ease because I was able to find people that I could click with right away without going through the feeling like an outsider stage first. Another thing that I really appreciated at Miami was the fact that the minority teachers within my department really took the time to know me as well. The professors would always make sure that I was navigating Miami well and that my mental health was intact. I really loved that about Miami. Miami University is really good at focusing on the mental health of its students. In the Education, Health and Society department, we have many resources for students who need a break and/or dont feel like their selves. My favorite thing that Miami offers is a mindfulness room which is really good in my opinion. It is almost as if its a mediation room offered on campus. Miami is a great university and a good way to make lasting connections with individuals."
Lauren Swaidner - 8/5/2019
Graduation Year: 2013
"I absolutely loved my time at Miami. For starters, it is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. The red brick and green space make it picture perfect year round. My degree programs were each rigorous. Management and Leadership is a quality program. I gained a lot of knowledge and skills in management, but I also gained invaluable experiences. For example, in one of my classes, I worked with a real world client to solve a real world challenge in their company. The experience allowed me to network and gain experience. I am still in touch with my "client" today, and she has given me advice on resumes and career changes. My degree program for Latin American Studies was a great addition to my minor in Spanish. If you're minoring in Spanish, it's super easy to add and obtain the Latin American Studies degree--it only requires a couple more classes!"
Ashlyn - 6/29/2019
Graduation Year: 2013
"I could not have selected a better undergraduate institution than Miami University. The campus is gorgeous and has a close-knit feel to it. The educational opportunities that were afforded to me were invaluable. One of the factors that sets Miami apart is the opportunity to participate in research as an undergraduate. I was able to serve as a research assistant in a psychology lab beginning in my freshman year and continued throughout my time at Miami. There were also numerous internships that were available to me and I was able to gain practical career experience. The professors that I was taught by in both my Psychology major and my Family Studies major were exceptional and they are truly passionate about teaching and seeing students succeed. Due to Miami not being a large university you are able to build genuine relationships with your professors. Miami has a perfect balance of academics and social activities. Outside of academics, the social life at Miami is great as well. what makes Miami great is that while the clubs/nightlife are there and are great, it is not the only social aspect of the campus. There are a multitude of clubs and organizations to choose from as well as sporting events to attend. The dorms are nice and there is a variety of delicious food options available as well."
Madison - 4/11/2019
Graduation Year: 2022
"I was extremely disappointed with Miami and will be transferring next year. There are some people who seem to like it, especially those on the sports teams. However, if a small, conservative town doesn't sound exciting to you, I would highly recommend considering another college. Miami is absolutely a party school, and for most weekends consist of only frat parties and then going to Brick or another local bar. There's just simply nothing else to do. There are a couple restaurants uptown, and a small place you can paint ceramic pieces. It gets old really fast. In addition, Miami has a culture that I can't sync with. It's very much like high school - everyone tries so hard to fit into a stereotype that there doesn't seem to be much individuality or diversity (although that may just be my own experience). Speaking of diversity, there is hardly any. There are many Chinese students, and I've made friends with some, but for the most part the Chinese students tend to group together and stay from interacting with any domestic students. I will say the business school is great, and its gained a reputation for a reason. I learned more this semester in business core than I ever could have expected. So, if you're looking for a great business education, Farmer will do that for you. Overall, though, Miami is not for everyone and I wouldn't recommend it to most."
Sarah Katherine Lamb - 7/25/2018
Graduation Year: 2005
"I had a very good experience with the professors in my degree program. They were available to respond to my needs during office hours, provided individualized feedback on my work and were clearly interested and engaged in the topics they were teaching. Class sizes in my major were small, allowing students to engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussion with the professors. My study abroad opportunity was formative for me."
Joshua Sekerak - 6/12/2018
Graduation Year: 2018
"Miami University is a top-notch undergraduate institution that will not only prepare you for your career, but also your future. The student experience is unlike any other that I have seen or heard about. When I went into Miami, I was half of the person I was today. Lots of schools advertise student involvement, but Miami means it."
L Ryan - 7/18/2017
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2016
"Miami provided a pretty good education for me. As with any institution, it had both pros and cons. I found that it could be difficult to connect to others and the student body was filled with stereotypical college kids. The University itself provided some support, but not as much as I would have liked especially during the first few years. Once I no longer needed the support it didn't bother me when it wasn't there. It was hard to navigate through Miami for the first two to three years, but I did finally feel like my final year it improved. The upper level professors are a lot better than the lower level ones since they tend to treat you more like an adult than a child."
Alaina - 6/29/2017
Graduation Year: 2013
"Attending Miami university was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The faculty care tremendously about student success. The faculty members see potential in students and help them grow academically and professionally. The alumni network is strong - Miami alumni are proud of their alma mater and form strong connections with alumni across the country. I made lifelong friends at Miami and would highly recommend the university!"
Miss Seorita - 6/29/2017
Graduation Year: 2013
"Earning my education degree from Miami University was the best decision I ever made. I was able to step into a classroom my freshmen year, shadow at a variety of schools, was paired with the best mentor and years later still receive career advice. Thanks to Miami University I am a part of a network of professionals to help me advance in my career. Not only did I learn a lot but I was able to study abroad in Oviedo, Spain where my love for Spanish culture and language flourished."