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International Profile

Oxford, OH • Est. 1809 

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. 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 ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for its exceptionally strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, just behind Princeton University and ahead of 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 95.5% of Miami University students who graduated between August 2014 and May 2015 were employed or continuing their education by fall 2015 (based on research, surveys, and national data of 75% of the 2014–2015 graduates).

24/7 student life
Miami University also offers vibrant residential and community-based programs that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships. With more than 500 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 (2016–2017) 
Non-Ohio Resident Tuition and Fees $32,555
Housing and Meals (Room and Board) $12,454
Heath Insurance $1,308
Total $46,317

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 27 or old SAT (Critical Reading + Math) scores of 1210 or new SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math) scores of 1280 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