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Miami University EA Class of 2022

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  • blackbird881blackbird881 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    I wasn't concerned with the preppy feel of the school as my daughter liked that part, and my daughter is interested in greek life for the comradery and sisterhood, but I am concerned with the size of the town combined with the large greek presence. We are from the Frozen North so weather is a non-factor and probably an improvement on our home conditions. It did look a bit like life in "the bubble", which can give a kid an immersive college experience free from distractions, but I think there is a strong party culture there and agree with the worry that it could be a combo for a perfect storm. I definitely recommend visiting before making any decisions. We have an admitted students event this weekend at another school, and should have an idea whether Miami is still in play for her after that trip.
  • EDHDADEDHDAD Registered User Posts: 442 Member
    I'm sure that if Oxford had a few more symphonies and museums the students would spend the majority of their time there instead of partying.
  • blackbird881blackbird881 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    @EDHDAD hahaha! That has been the other side of the debate here: what more do you really need? I like the lack of shopping, and I expect they use their food plan money more at Miami, without a surplus of off campus dining options.
  • EDHDADEDHDAD Registered User Posts: 442 Member
    @blackbird881 That's right. And at Miami your kid will never fall off a cliff into the ocean or be accidentally left behind at a national title football game.
  • BuckeyeMWDSGBuckeyeMWDSG Registered User Posts: 638 Member
    edited January 29
    There is a surprising variety of fun restaurants in the little downtown adjacent to campus. We loved Steinkeller.
  • collegeisagocollegeisago Registered User Posts: 57 Junior Member
    @EDHDAD It has nothing to do with having symphonies or museums but more to do with other things to do other than just going to parties.... Keep in mind that once you get past your first few years of college, the party scene might get a little old...Nice to have places to eat or movies and concerts to go to...

    As far as your comment about not being accidentally left behind at a national tittle football game. That is true. Miami will probably never win a national football title, but they are pretty good in hockey... So you do have that chance.

    Bottom line, not a lot going on in Oxford. It is a small town with very little to do culturally wise. Cincinnati is another matter.. Miami is a great University with many reputable programs. Everyone should visit and get a feel for it. People seem to love it. They also offer excellent merit which makes it quite affordable for both in state and out of state students...Just not for everyone
  • EDHDADEDHDAD Registered User Posts: 442 Member
    @collegeisago Just be clear, my comments were just for fun. They were not meant to be seriously considered when evaluating Oxford.
  • nem2407nem2407 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    They just came out
  • itwasaweddingitwasawedding Registered User Posts: 70 Junior Member
    Has anyone heard back yet?
  • rudebowskinatorrudebowskinator Registered User Posts: 16 Junior Member
    accepted 2/1/18 0:04

    GPA: 3.37 UW
    SAT/ACT: 1510/33
    Major: Finance/Economics through the Farmer School
  • WalknOnEggShellsWalknOnEggShells Registered User Posts: 567 Member
    Did anyone with fairly high stats(3.8 - 3.9 GPA range and 31 - 32 ACT range) not receive any merit aid?

    I thought my daughter would get at least 10K, but they didn't mention anything about merit aid. I'm not sure if she got a letter in the mail or looked on the portal, but she said there was no mention of merit aid.

    Maybe it was just really competitive this year.
  • STF4717STF4717 Registered User Posts: 405 Member
    @WalknOnEggShells that doesn't sound right- we got a letter in the mail with merit, can't remember how long after the acceptance but it wasn't long. Good luck!
  • BreakfastClub1BreakfastClub1 Registered User Posts: 172 Junior Member
    @WalknOnEggShells I would call and confirm. After both my sons received their acceptance letters (last yr & this year), about 10 days later they received a merit scholarship award letter in the mail. Standard letter, no packet. Nothing was indicated on portal. We are in-state. Stats - Son #1 (CS major)-3.95 W (?UW), 31 ACT, 32 Super, $7500/yr ; Son #2 (business major) 4.25W (?UW), 29 ACT, 30 super, $6000/yr
  • adjaclawadjaclaw Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    edited February 2
    My D was accepted in Dec. and got her merit letter a few days (maybe even a week) after that. She had similar stats to the ones you mentioned.
  • panicbsianpanicbsian Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I haven't heard from the school yet. Anyone here having the same problem? Not even a single mail.
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