Miami University-Oxford Visit Report by collegeorbust10

Visit to Miami University-Oxford in November 2009 by collegeorbust10
(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since January 19 2018 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - We did not have an official admissions interview, however, we spent time with admissions who set up our visit. We also had an appointment with the Honors college coordinator and disabilities coordinat

Information Session: Yes - Traditional college info session, bragging about the school... who doesn't. Gives info regarding admisssion, reputation.

Campus Tour: Yes - We were able to tour the entire campus. There is a reason why this is one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. My dad made sure we saw every building, all sports facilities, dorms

Classroom Visit: Yes - Sat in on Latin language class. Loved it. The professor and students allowed me to engage in the class and everyone was welcoming.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Regular campus day, everyone we met was friendly.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
We met with the disabilities coordinator, a professor and honors college coordinator



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Clean, well kept. Traditional



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I am from Florida. I did not know there was such a thing as heated sidewalks.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Normal dorms



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Cannot comment, felt safe



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
This is a beautiful campus with a traditional feel. Lots of red brick. Lots of trees and not a palm tree in sight.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Oxford is a college town. Everything revolves around the university, Depends upon whether you like that or not. If you are used to a more urban feel, you probably won't like it.



City/Town/Community:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Small town, not a lot going on except what is happening at the university.

Campus Visit Notes for Miami University-Oxford


Visit Description:

In November my dad and I came up to visit from Florida. My dad considered going to Miami before he went to college and he always loved the town. I am interested in teaching Latin or Math in high school and after researching schools with good Classics programs felt that Miami might be a great fit for me. I was not disappointed. We also met with the disabilities coordinator as I have a learning disability and they really are open to assisting their students to be successful. I had heard about Miami's reputation for preppiness and did not really see it during this visit. Came away from visit feeling that Miami is for me.
My visit is probably different than some people as my dad said we are not going all the way up to Oxford without taking full advantage of every interaction possible with the university and students. Very different from the usual cattle calls I have experienced at my State U's.
Miami is unique in being a state school with a smaller school feel. Only 16,000 students vs 40,000 or so for big state schools. The Florida state schools too big for me, which brought us to Miami.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Stayed at Holiday Inn downtown. Very nice

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Skyline Chili a must... very unique to Cincinnati and Ohio.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Flew into Cincinnati airport in KY and rented a car. Very easy drive around bypass and up to Oxford.
Went to a state park which looked like the buildings hadn't been updated since the 70'