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. Miami received a five-star rating in seven categories by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a world leader in higher education performance, and the university was awarded a five-star overall rating. Miami received five stars for teaching, employability, academic development, facilities, program strength, arts and culture, and inclusiveness.
Personal guidance, professional skills
Consistently recognized for its academic quality, Miami University has been ranked a top 10 university in the US in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching" by U.S. News & World Report for 10+ years. Supported by experiences that lead to student success, Miami University students receive personal attention and guidance from our most experienced professors. The university is ranked in the Top 15 Best Schools for Internships among public schools by The Princeton Review.”
All undergraduates benefit from a well-rounded liberal arts foundation, developing lifelong skills for any career. More than 55% of students study abroad, and 79% of seniors are involved in internships, fieldwork, or co-ops. Additionally, more than 2,800 undergraduate students work with professors on funded research each year.
A 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 law schools at rates far above the national averages. 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 98% of 2020-2021 graduates were employed or continuing their education by fall 2021.
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.
Ranked #5 among colleges for "Best Undergraduate Teaching" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked among the "Best National Universities" and #48 among "Top Public Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023
Ranked the #13 “Best School for Internships” among public universities | The Princeton Review, 2023
Ranked #55 among the "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" | Poets&Quants, 2023
Ranked #35 among the "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022
#1 Most Beautiful U.S. College Town | Travel Trivia, 2022
Miami University is a safe residential campus located in OXFORD, OHIO—an idyllic university town. 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 midsize, regionally 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: The main campus encompasses 2,138 acres with 188 buildings.
Number of students: 16,500+ undergraduates and 2,300+ graduate students study at our Oxford campus, 4,000+ study on regional campuses, and nearly 200 students per year study in Luxembourg.
Number of faculty: 973 faculty members
Colleges, programs, and degrees: More than 120 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 91 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: (2022-2023)
• Non-Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees: $38,493
• Housing and Meals (Room and Board): $15,824
• Total: $54,317
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 3.5 or higher and ACT scores of 26 or SAT scores (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) of 1230 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; Duolingo English Test: 110.
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