AT A GLANCE
Affiliation: Miami is an Ohio public university.
History: Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe who once lived in the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.
Location: Oxford, Ohio, with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, the Voice of American Learning Center in West Chester and a European campus in Luxembourg.
Enrollment (fall 2019): 17,327 undergraduates and 2,607 graduate students study in Oxford, about 4,600 on the regional campuses and nearly 200 students per year in Luxembourg. Miami students come from all 50 states and 79 countries.
Calendar: First semester begins late August, ends mid December; winter term is in January; second semester begins late January, ends early May. Summer sessions are also offered. For a complete schedule, see the academic calendar.
Degree Programs: On the Oxford campus, Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 70 master's and doctoral degree programs. Several associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are also offered through study at the regional locations.
Miami University, established in 1809, is located in Oxford, Ohio. Ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Miami is recognized as one of the nation's most outstanding undergraduate institutions. With a student body of nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.
Opportunities for Engagement
Our focus on personal attention is enhanced through the study in selected disciplines by graduate students, who, along with undergraduates, participate with faculty in significant research and scholarship activities.
Miami also offers vibrant residential, community-based, and international programs involving students in life-enhancing activities that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships.
Strong Undergraduate Teaching
Along with countless opportunities to gain practical experience, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. In fact, the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as a top 5 university in the US in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching."
We believe that this commitment is also demonstrated in our record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, which remain some of the highest in NCAA Division I schools.
We invite you to visit us here in Oxford. As you explore our website, you can find directions, accommodations, and more information about visiting Miami. If you are unable to stop by, visit us virtually to discover why Miami is a great place to call home. Robert Frost once identified our campus as "the most beautiful campus that ever there was." We agree and we think you will, too!
Our graduates represent the more than 208,000 Miami alumni located around the globe, serving as professional and community leaders. To an extent envied by most other universities, our alumni maintain ties with their alma mater and stand ready to assist students and young graduates as they join the "Miami Family."