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Miami University

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. 

About

History

Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824.

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.

Education

  • Using the Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education as a base, each program adds specialized content and appropriate professional courses and may integrate experience in field settings. We have over 100 majors to choose from, plus programs to prepare you for pre-professional study.
  • A minor is a specific program to be taken along with a major to complement your skills and increase your career opportunities. After you have declared a minor at the department office, you will be assigned an adviser from the department.
  • Our pre-professional programs involve a self-selected course of study that prepares you for professional school within the guidelines of another major.

Research

At Miami, research opportunities are everywhere. Each year, more than 2,000 Miami students work with professors on funded research. It doesn't matter if your passion is art, music, public service, biology, or psychology, we have a research program that will work for you.

Some of our centers and institutes:

  • American and World Cultures
  • Analytics & Data Science
  • Aquatic and Watershed Sciences
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
  • Ecology Research Center
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Geospatial Analysis Center
  • Gerontology Center and Scripps Foundation
  • Human Development, Learning, and Technology
  • Humanities Center

Career

Center for Career Exploration & Success

This Center empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. This engagement also deepens self-knowledge, enabling students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
987 -101
2019
886 -79
2018
807
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
-
2019
-
2018
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of the Dean of Students strongly encourages you to actively participate in University life by seeking out opportunities to be involved both in and out of the classroom. Our Dean of Students staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, or to simply point students and their families in the right direction.

Housing services

  • Traditional rooms are located in residence halls such as Morris, Tappan, and Havighurst. These rooms are typically air conditioned and feature corridor bathrooms and community space. Standard rooms are located in our renovated and newer construction halls such as Etheridge, Bishop, and Hahne. 
  • These halls feature enhanced community and study spaces, completely new corridor bathrooms, new student room furniture, completely updated building systems, air conditioning and heating, and more.

Library services

  • King Library
  • B.E.S.T. Library
  • Art & Architecture
  • Music Library

ICT services

Pay4Print Program

Medical services

In an effort to support a healthy college experience, the Student Health Service provides quality outpatient care that includes general medicine, injury care, and immunizations, and as well as gynecology, laboratory, and pharmacy services.

Student Life

Campus life

Miami University Oxford is a residential campus, with nearly all first- and second-year students living in residence halls. These halls represent various Living Learning Communities (LLCs), which provide an opportunity for students to live and learn with others who share their interests. With our inclusive environment and active student body, it's easy to see why The Princeton Review calls our campus a "vibrant, social atmosphere."

Sports facilities

  •  Participants enjoy individual recreation, swim lessons, riding camps, academic courses, open pool time, group fitness classes, adventure activities, intramural and club sports, and special events year-round.
  • Exercise Performance Rooms "A", "B", and "X" offer a spacious area to conduct group fitness classes, are available for drop-in and rental use outside of scheduled availability, and are equipped with a vast array of spinning bikes, rowers, stability balls, TRX training systems, mats, and more.
  • The Martin Fitness Center located at the Rec Center provides a safe, enjoyable, challenging and fun environment in which to continue developing your life-long fitness commitment.

Student clubs

Student organizations are a pivotal component of the Miami University education and experience. With over 300 on campus student organizations available -- ranging from social and service organizations to athletic clubs -- opportunities for involvement are abound. Utilize the Miami University HUB organization directory in order to find the organization(s) that best align to your interests.

Accreditation

Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent comprehensive accreditation review was in 2015, and it resulted in a continuation of our accreditation for ten years, through 2025. The University also had a year-four assurance review in 2019.

Student Reviews

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I make my own study guides through google docs, I found it easiest to make study guides through google slides, however. I attend office hours, and participate in extra credit when applicable.

Oxford, Ohio, United States

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