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Miami University Admissions Information

Miami University
Oxford, OH (map)


Set in the rural town of Oxford, Ohio, Miami University takes great pride in the personal attention given to each and every student. Because of the school’s vast array of opportunity–from 100 major departments to 400 student organizations–each student is able to personalize and control his or her own education. At the same time students are guaranteed a strong, liberal education that complements their chosen major.

For nearly 200 years, Miami University has provided educational and professional opportunities to its students. In addition to academic prospects, Miami University offers experiential, hands-on volunteer programs that address issues like the environment, poverty alleviation and animal welfare. With its long history, the university has many traditions; for example, the Tri Delt Sundial behind the Warfield and MacMillian Halls is said to bring good luck to those who rub the turtles' heads.

Located just 35 miles from Cincinnati, the university is a short walk from uptown Oxford, which has a variety of cafes, restaurants and shops. The picturesque campus is a hidden gem with a variety of housing options like Learning-Living Communities, where students who share interests live in the same residence. Miami University also has two satellite campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, Ohio, which are smaller, two-year community colleges to which students must apply separately.



Basic Info

Main Address: 501 East High Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone Number: (513) 529-1809  
Website: www.muohio.edu  


Type of school: Public  
Type of school: Co-ed  
Setting: Rural  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 14,671  
Percent out-of-state: 30%  
Percent international: 3%  
Female to Male ratio: 54:46  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 17:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Special study programs: Cross-Registration
Distance Learning
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC (Air Force, Army, Navy)
Semester At Sea
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Women's housing
Cooperative housing
Special housing for disabled students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Men's housing
Apartments for married or single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
Special housing for international students
Campus Ministries
Concert Band
Jazz Band
Marching Band
Music Ensembles
Radio Station
Student Government
Symphony Orchestra
Choral Groups
Film Societies
International Students
Literary Magazine
Model U.N.
Musical Theater
Pep Band
Student Newspaper
Television Station

Fun Facts

  • Voted #20 2010 Top Entrepreneurial Programs.
  • Miami is nicknamed the "Mother of Fraternities" for the number of fraternities that started at its campus.
  • Named a Best Midwestern College.

Admissions Information

As a selective institution, Miami University carefully weighs the qualifications of each applicant and looks at the whole individual. In particular, the admissions committee highly regards the applicant's personal qualities, his or her essays, test scores and secondary school record. Taking a vigorous course load with challenging classes is highly beneficial, and it is required to take at least three units of natural and social science during high school. In addition, a course of the fine arts is mandatory, including anything from art and dance to drama and music.

For applicants of the School of Fine Arts, a portfolio may be required for admission, depending on the proposed major. For the Farmer School of Business, a series of business admission requirements are necessary before advancing to regular business standing.

Admissions address: Office of Admission
Campus Avenue Building
301 South Campus Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
Phone number: (513) 529-2531  
Fax number: (513) 529-1550  
Admissions Website: http://www.miami.muohio.edu/admission  
Email: admission@muohio.edu  
Contact Person: Laurie Koehler, Director of Admissions  
Number of first-year applications received: 16,772  
Percent of applicants admitted: 79%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: Early Decision, November 1; Early Acton, December 1  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes, with school-specific supplement  
Admission requirements: SAT with Writing or ACT with Writing
School Report
Final Report
One letter of recommendation

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest selection of scores for all test dates submitted  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1463  
ACT code: 3294  
Learn more about other Ohio schools:
Ohio University   Oberlin  

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