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Miami University - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Miami University in Oxford

Miami University in Oxford

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Miami University Description:

Miami University is a highly-ranked public university located in Oxford, Ohio. Founded in 1809, it is one of the oldest public universities in the country. Miami is a comprehensive research university, but the school's focus is primarily on undergraduate education. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Miami University was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, the Miami University RedHawks compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC). The university has one of the highest graduation rates of all Division I schools

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 17,683 (15,081 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48% Male / 52% Female
  • 97% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,594 (in-state); $29,158 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,438
  • Room and Board: $10,596
  • Other Expenses: $5,230
  • Total Cost: $30,858 (in-state); $46,422 (out-of-state)

Miami University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 76%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 72%
    • Loans: 45%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,139
    • Loans: $7,257

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Animal Biology, Communication Studies, Early Childhood Education, Finance, History, International Relations, Kinesiology, Marketing, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Retention and Transfer Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Miami and the Common Application

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Miami University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://miamioh.edu/about-miami/leadership/president/mission-goals/index.html

"Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. It is deeply committed to student success, builds great student and alumni loyalty, and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society.

Miami provides the opportunities of a major university while offering the personalized attention found in the best small colleges. It values teaching and intense engagement of faculty with students through its teacher-scholar model, by inviting students into the excitement of research and discovery. Miami's faculty are nationally prominent scholars and artists who contribute to Miami, their own disciplines and to society by the creation of new knowledge and art. The University supports students in a highly involving residential experience on the Oxford campus and provides access to students, including those who are time and place bound, on its regional campuses. Miami provides a strong foundation in the traditional liberal arts for all students, and it offers nationally recognized majors in arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and fine arts, as well as select graduate programs of excellence. As an inclusive community, Miami strives to cultivate an environment where diversity and difference are appreciated and respected.

Miami instills in its students intellectual depth and curiosity, the importance of personal values as a measure of character, and a commitment to life-long learning. Miami emphasizes critical thinking and independent thought, an appreciation of diverse views, and a sense of responsibility to our global future."

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