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Miami University
Oxford, OH
Miami University, founded in 1809, is a comprehensive, public university. It has an Honors Program, the Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, an undergraduate research program, the Paper Science and Engineering program (one of only eight in the country), a nationally acclaimed Interdisciplinary Studies Program (individually designed majors) and Student Leadership programs. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Science and the Schools of Applied Science, Business Administration, Education and Allied Professions, Fine Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies. Its campus of over 2,000 acres is located in Oxford, 30 miles northwest of Cincinnati.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 16,981
   Women 8,600 (50.6%)
   Men 8,381 (49.4%)
Graduate Students 2,716
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 29,771 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.77
SAT Math 640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 600 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $29,532
Out-of-state: $46,836
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $14,288
Out-of-state: $31,592
  Room and Board $12,014
Average Percent of Need Met 59%
Average Freshman Award $13,219
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 949
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 34% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 4% of classes
Oxford Population 21,351
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cincinnati
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Swoop
Sororities 34% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
3.5% Black/African-American
4.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.8% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students 13.4% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 66.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported