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
66%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
79%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Interior Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • East Asian Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, General
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Engineering, General
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technology, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Sustainability Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Forensic Science and Technology

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


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
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
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