Oxford, OH • Est. 1809
A smart investment
Discover the meaning of a Public Ivy. Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio, founded in 1809, has a national reputation for a superior educational experience and unparalleled professional preparation of its students. PayScale.com ranks Miami University among the top public universities in the nation for best salary potential after graduation.
Personal guidance, professional skills
Miami University is consistently cited for the quality of its academics and is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the top public university in the country for best undergraduate teaching and second overall for public and private schools, just behind Princeton University and ahead of both Yale University and Brown University. Supported by experiences that lead to student success, Miami University students receive personal attention and guidance from our most experienced professors. Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 recognized Miami University for “professors’ knowledge and willingness to help” in its “Best and Most Interesting Colleges and Universities” list.
All undergraduate students benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts foundation, developing lifelong skills for any career. More than 45% of students study abroad; nearly 100% participate in internships or field work prior to graduation. Additionally, more than 2,000 undergraduate students participate annually in significant research and scholarship activities.
Magnet for employers
The quality of its graduates and its academic reputation give Miami University a solid base of employers significantly larger than most universities its size. Miami University’s four-year graduation rate is among the top in the nation for public universities, and students are accepted into medical and law schools at rates far above the national averages. Additionally, Miami University’s reputation attracts employers to campus for four times as many interviews as held at other universities of our type. As a result, Miami University is regularly cited by national publications as a “best value” in higher education. This recognition as having a high return on tuition investment is supported by research, surveys, and national data that indicate 96.6% of Miami University students who graduated between August 2015 and May 2016 were employed or continuing their education by fall 2016 (based on research, surveys, and national data of 79.5% of the 2015–2016 graduates).
24/7 student life
Miami University offers vibrant residential and community-based programs that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships. With more than 600 student organizations, strong living-learning communities, sporting events, and student performances, Miami University is a place for students to live without pause and gain an education that pays dividends for a lifetime.
Miami University is a safe residential campus located in Oxford, Ohio—the #1 university town in America, according to a recent study by Forbes. Oxford (35 miles north of Cincinnati) features a low cost of living and a stimulating mix of restaurants, shops, parks, and entertainment venues popular with University students.
Type of SCHOOL: Miami University is a mid-sized, nationally accredited institution that offers an extraordinary undergraduate experience. Immersing students in both academic and cocurricular experiences has enabled Miami University to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes.
Size of campus: Main campus encompasses 2,138 acres with 188 buildings.
Number of students: 19,387 total; 16,981 undergraduates; 2,279 international undergrad students
Number of faculty: 949
Colleges, programs, and degrees: More than 100 majors, plus programs to prepare you for pre-professional study from five academic divisions: College of Arts and Science; College of Creative Arts; College of Education, Health and Society; College of Engineering and Computing; and Farmer School of Business
Geographic diversity: Undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and Washington, DC, plus 86 countries
International student services: Miami University offers an array of resources for international students, including International Student and Scholar Services, the American Culture and English Program, and International Student Orientation, as well as several clubs with an international focus.
International student budget: In US dollars (2017–2018)
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees $34,198
Housing and Meals (Room and Board) $13,202
Health Insurance and Other Expenses $5,651
Financial aid: International Student Scholarship awards can vary from $2,000–$16,000 per year and are determined by academic records, test scores, and other factors received by Miami University at the time of application. Additionally, international students with equivalent US grade point averages of 3.50 or higher and ACT scores of 27 or SAT scores of 1280 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) or higher are also considered for merit-based scholarships.
Test score requirements: To be considered for direct admission into an undergraduate degree program at Miami University, international students whose native language is not English should have earned the following minimum scores: TOEFL—Internet-based: 80, paper-based: 550; IELTS—overall band: 6.5; PTE Academic—overall score: 53.
Application deadlines and fees: First-year application deadlines: fall semester—February 1, spring semester—December 1; transfer application deadlines: fall semester—June 1, spring semester—December 1; non-refundable application fee: $70