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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students16,981
   Women8,600 (50.6%)
   Men8,381 (49.4%)
Graduate Students2,716


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate65% of 29,771 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.77
SAT Math640 average
590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading600 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite29 average
26-31 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $29,532
Out-of-state: $46,836
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,288
Out-of-state: $31,592
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met59%
Average Freshman Award$13,219
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population21,351
Nearest Metropolitan AreaCincinnati
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 46% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities34% 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 Students13.4% from 92 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.8%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.59 3.86 644 635 28
Low 2.40 2.60 520 410 18
High 4.00 4.77 800 740 35
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• About 40 percent of Miami students study abroad in any of 13 countries.

• The vast majority of MU students give high ratings to the food and the dining service.

• MU's AfterDark club presents free movies, live bands, comedians, dances and other party activities every Friday night.

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