Miami University

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Miami University, and also referred to as Miami U, MU or Miami of Ohio, is a four-year, public university in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University was established in 1809 and was one of the first universities in the United States. It is coeducational and one of Ohio’s largest research institutions.

It was recently ranked No. 3 in the nation among undergraduate teaching universities by U.S. News & World Report and No. 90 overall. It was ranked the No. 1 public university in Ohio by Forbes and No. 34 in the nation in the same category.

In addition to highly ranked and nationally recognized academic programs, Miami University is also known for its athletic prowess. The university’s student athletes and sports teams are collectively known as the Red Hawks and they compete in the Mid-American Conference. Many of Miami’s athletic teams are also nationally ranked and the university has won several national championships throughout its history.

General Information

Admission Office

301 South Campus Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-2531

Fax: (513) 529-1550

Contact: Laurie Koehler

Director of Admissions
Main Address

Roudebush Hall

Oxford, OH 45056

(513) 529-1809

Total undergrads: 14,785

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,609

Degree-seeking undergrads: 14,699

Graduate enrollment: 2,406


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $45

Online application fee: $45
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 80%

Percent students who return for sophomore year: 90%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architectural History/Criticism B
City/Community/Regional Planning B
Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Italian Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Botany B
Zoology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services C
Business Administration/Management B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management A,B
Office Management A,C
Operations Management B
Real Estate A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Systems A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A
Engineering Technology – General B
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Mechanical Engineering Technology A

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
East Asian B
French B
German B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Nursing (RN) B
Speech-Language Pathology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Gerontology B
Technical study A

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B
Wood Science/Paper Technology B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B
Social Work B

Science Technologies

Chemical Technology A

Security & Protective Services

Police Science A

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Miami University-Oxford Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (513) 529-1809
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 501 East High St, Oxford, OH 45056
Setting: Town: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,716
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 79%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 15,424 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $15,911
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,937
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 82%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $11,999

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Miami University-Oxford Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Miami University-Oxford.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 52
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 27
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 755
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2132
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 11
Education 719162
Engineering 194
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 441
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 72
Health Professions and Related Programs 61
History 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 122
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1411
Natural Resources and Conservation 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 332
Philosophy and Religious Studies 21
Physical Sciences 332
Psychology 131
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 2741
Visual and Performing Arts 193
Grand total 2111236213

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Miami University-Oxford and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $15,911
Out-of-state $35,937
Books and supplies $1,240

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $14,370
Out-of-state $32,107

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,218 82%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,825 72% $11,999
Student loan aid 1,575 40% $8,656

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 10,772 62% $11,497
Federal student loans 5,691 33% $6,304

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Miami University-Oxford. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Miami University-Oxford students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 28,920 13,675 15,245
Percent admitted 100% 79% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 16% 14%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Miami University-Oxford Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,716
Undergraduate enrollment 17,246
Graduate enrollment 2,470

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Miami University-Oxford Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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