Students Say

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, at least in the business world.”

Overview

Applicants
25,301
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.70

GPA Breakdown

47%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 650
SAT Math
570 - 680
ACT Composite
25 - 30

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

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, at least in the business world.” “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.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,185
with Terminal Degree
828

669
Men
516
Women
202
Minority
53
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
83%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Majors

Accounting
African-American Studies
American Literature
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art Education
Art History
Biochemistry
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Classics
Clinical Psychology
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Systems Analysis
Creative Writing
Data Processing
Digital Communications and Media/Multimedia
Drawing
Economics
Education
Educational Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Physics
English
English Composition
English Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Finance
French
Genetics
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Graphic Design
History
Human Development
Human Resources Management
Industrial Engineering
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
International Business
Italian
Journalism
Kinesiology
Linguistics
Management Information Systems
Managerial Economics
Marketing
Mass Communication
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Technology
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Music Education
Music History
Nursing
Nutrition
Operations Management
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Recreation Management
Religious Studies
Risk Management
Russian
Sculpture
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Pathology
Sport and Leisure Studies
Sports Management
Statistics
Teacher Education
Technical Writing
Theatre
Women's Studies
Zoology

Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate
Terminal Associate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rita Dove
Two-term U.S. poet laureate

Benjamin Harrison
23rd president of the U.S.

P.J. O'Rourke
Author, political satirist, TV commentator

Richard Smucker
President, Smuckers brand jams and jellies

Maria Cantwell
U.S. senator, Washington

Ben Roethlisberger
Quarterback, Pittsburgh Steelers

Paul Ryan
U.S. Representative, Wisconsin, 2012 vice presidential candidate

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
72
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bottom Line

In-state students pay $13,533 for base tuition, while out-of-state students pay $29,640; room and board is an additional $11,109. With all associated fees and living costs added in, the total annual cost for in-state Ohio residents is $24,642, and out-of-state residents is $40,749. Around 55 percent of students borrow money to pay for school.

Bang For Your Buck

Each year Miami gives out millions of dollars of scholarships based on academics, special achievements, and financial need; the application for admissions to Miami University doubles as an application for academic scholarships. Numerous scholarships, including up to full tuition, are available to high-achieving Ohio and non-resident students who have demonstrated academic merit. Miami’s University Academic Scholars Program offers additional scholarship awards opportunities to exceptional students pursuing academic and professional interests in specific areas like Sustainability or Engineering. Need-based scholarships include full tuition for first-time, academically competitive freshmen from Ohio who have been admitted to the Oxford campus and who have a total family income of less than $35,000 (courtesy of the Miami Access Initiative). Several academic departments and athletic teams also offer financial awards.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,511

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,064

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,596

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,181

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
53%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,545

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$13,533
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$29,640
Required Fees
$754
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,650
Transportation for Commuters
$3,360

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

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.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,813
Out of State
34%

International
10%
Foreign Countries Represented
84

Demographics

2.08%
Asian
3.47%
African-American
3.74%
Hispanic
86.30%
Caucasian
9.93%
International

51% female
49% male
34% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Miami University offers “a vibrant social atmosphere.” With 15,000 or so 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 because of how visible they are on campus.” 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.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
47%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
90
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
J. Andrew Zeisler,

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Documentation guidelines available on-line

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Documentation guidelines available on-line

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
548
Number of Honor Societies
25

Number of Social Sororities
21
Number of Religious Organizations
29

22% join a fraternity
31% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (RedHawks)
9 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Ice Hockey
Swimming
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (RedHawks)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Xavier University
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Miami University’s sustainability motto is “Love red, live green,” and MU puts those words into action. Miami’s Sustainability Goals and Commitments include plans for a 20 percent reduction in GHG emissions by 2020 and a phase-out of coal burning for steam heat by 2025—but it isn’t all about the distant future. Miami is amid a major shift to geothermal heating and cooling, beginning with energy efficient retrofits of its two oldest campus buildings built all the way back in 1825 and 1836! The university’s Long Range Housing Master Plan guarantees it won’t stop there. LEED certification will now be required for all new projects and major renovations on campus, and Miami’s first comprehensive Storm Water Master Plan promotes rain gardens, cisterns, green roofing, and permeable paving. Active community participation is everywhere at Miami. A walkable campus, new bike paths, and expanded transit make it even easier for students to leave their cars at home. Students get involved in Miami Zero Waste, campus-wide RecycleMania, and an Eco-Reps program instituted in residence halls. All the while, faculty and staff participate in a parallel program "Sustainability Champions.” What’s more, Miami Career Services has a wide variety of resources to assist students with finding jobs in the green economy. The Redhawks are now souring upward!

Green Rating
90
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
30%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
99

Average Number of PC's per Lab
33

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Dell, Cincinnati Bell, Verizon, AT&T

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

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

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Pioneer Farm and House Museum
Hueston Woods State Park
Jungle Jim's

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 East/Northeast: I-70 to State Route 127 South to State Route 73 West. From the Northwest: Due to construction, we recommend you take I-70 to State Route 127 South to State Route 73 West. From the South: I-275 to State route 27 North. From the Southeast: I-74 to I-275 North/East to State Route 27 North. From the North: I-75 to State Route 73 West.

Local Accommodations
On campus accomodations are available at Miami University's Marcum Hotel and Conference Center. Moderately priced off-campus choices include the Hampton Inn (513-524-2012), the Baymont Inn and Suites (513-523-2722), and the Elms Hotel (513-524-2002).
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Key Stats

25,301
Applicants
15,813
Size
66%
Acceptance Rate
1220
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists