Miami University

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world rank  538

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University Overview

Founded in 1809, Miami University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the large town of Oxford (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Ohio. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Hamilton, Middletown. Officially accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Miami University (MU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Miami University (MU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 214 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. MU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym MU
Founded 1809
Motto Prodesse Quam Conspici
To accomplish rather than to be conspicuous
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 501 East High Street
45056 Ohio
United States
Tel +1 (513) 529 1809
Fax +1 (513) 529 1550
Other locations Hamilton, Middletown

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 301 South Campus Avenue
Oxford 45056-3434
(513) 529 2531

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 1,000-1,499
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Intensive
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Very high undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Miami University's Library
Miami University-Oxford's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,265,403 physical volumes, 67,184 physical media, 163,400 digital/electronic medium and 778 licensed digital/electronic databases. Miami University-Oxford's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes
Miami University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 8,179 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University System of Ohio
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023