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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B-
About Miami University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
501 East High St
Oxford, OH 45056
From Miami University

Miami University, founded in 1809 in Oxford, Ohio, has a national reputation for a superior educational experience and unparalleled professional preparation of its students. Miami is consistently ranked one of the top schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Supported by experiences that lead to student success, Miami University students receive personal attention and guidance from our most experienced professors.

All undergraduate students benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts foundation, developing lifelong skills for any career. Over 57% of Miami students graduate with at least one minor or additional major. More than 49% of students study abroad; nearly 100% participate in internships or field work prior to graduation. More than 2,000 undergraduate students participate annually in significant research and scholarship activities. Among 2017-2018 graduates, 96% were employed or continuing their education by Fall 2018.

Miami University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
68%
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,316/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,894/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.189 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,619Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
528
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 121 responses
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  • Preppy
    28%
  • All of the Above
    15%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Highly Functioning Alcoholic
    12%
  • Miami
    7%
  • Fratty
    6%
  • A spirited bunch
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.244 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.271 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 130 responses
Report
  • All of the above!
    34%
  • Love & Honor
    25%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Fratagonia
    8%
  • Forward thinkers
    5%
  • White
    4%
  • A spirited bunch
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    79%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    92%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.119 responses
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    Miami University Reviews

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    I'm really looking forward to attending Miami. I've heard many great things about the school from its professors and academics to its student organizations and campus life, not to mention the beauty of its campus! It is ranked 3rd best national university for undergraduate teaching by USNews, ahead of Dartmouth, Brown, and Stanford, etc. It is also one of the original eight Public Ivy schools, a group of publicly funded universities considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. In addition, the renowned poet Robert Frost called Miami's campus "The most beautiful campus that ever there was."
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    Miami University is truly an amazing school. Academically, they challenge their students to be the best they can be. They prepare their students for the workforce and the real world. Miami also has a wide variety of clubs. There's something here for everyone! Miami is also a very safe campus. The Oxford Police department does an excellent job of keeping Miami safe.
    One thing I believe Miami should improve on is their scholarships. When I was applying for other schools, I was receiving very generous scholarships left and right. However, I did not receive anything from Miami. However, in general, Miami is a fabulous school. It really feels like a home to me.
    My experience at Miami University has been short lived but has been an experience that I am grateful to have the opportunity to have. The things that I like about Miami are the campus, people, and the wide variety of class options. Also, the team of advisors have been really great, helping me out on my artistic journey. I will say that one thing that I would like to change about the school would be the grading of some teachers. I've experienced unreasonable, unethical, and just completely unfair professors grading methods. Overall, Miami has been good to me for the year that I have experienced it!