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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
501 East High St
Oxford, OH 45056
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
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 61% 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
75%
SAT Range
1200-1380
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,542/ 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
$12,694/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.197 responses

Majors

Engineering and Computing at Miami University

The College of Engineering and Computing offers you the chance to change the world. As an engineer or computer scientist you provide solutions to today's most pressing problems. You work on grand challenges from health care to environmentally friendly designs on systems that affect all of us both locally and globally.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    18%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
16,714Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
613
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 128 responses
  • Preppy
    27%
  • All of the Above
    16%
  • Involved
    14%
  • Highly Functioning Alcoholic
    13%
  • Miami
    7%
  • Fratty
    6%
  • A spirited bunch
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.253 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.280 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 139 responses
  • All of the above!
    34%
  • Love & Honor
    25%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Fratagonia
    8%
  • Forward thinkers
    4%
  • White
    4%
  • A spirited bunch
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    80%
    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

    Miami University Reviews

    3,131 reviews
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    My time at Miami has been complicated. On one hand, it's a beautiful campus with solid academics and a fun atmosphere. On the other hand, the elitist attitude of the average student is horrendous. This is a problem that exists outside of the Greek system, it's baked into the culture. If you want to meet the same type of person and not have any of your views challenged, come to Miami. Meanwhile, the administration is trying to kill the party scene more and more every year. Anything you get caught doing off-campus will make it back to the school, and the school does not care about you. I've seen good people have their lives derailed or nearly derailed because of overzealous police officers, which then gets handed off to the administration who will happily suspend you, make you take expensive classes, and/or put you disciplinary probation that will follow you until the end of college. Love and honor!
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    I love the feel of the campus and the community there. Most of the professors are nice and helpful. One of the issues I have run into is a lack of communication from my academic advisor, which is not the case with all of them. I want to add a botany major, however the classes are spotty, with few being available at a given time. The staff in the department don't seem to know if or when they can offer some classes, I think due to shortage of professors to teach. The main major I am going for is zoology, but there are few animal-specific courses offered. If you pride yourself in offering botany and zoology degrees specifically, then make sure you actually are able to offer the classes for them! Also Oxford makes intro. chemistry way harder than it needs to be to weed people out.
    However, there are also multiple things I love about Miami. The scenery is beautiful, the dining halls are pretty nice, and my korean prof. is absolutely wonderful, so kind and understanding.
    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."