Miami University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Miami University Ohio
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Miami University of Ohio is not a highly selective school, with an acceptance rate of around 65 percent. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Students can also apply with the Common Application, which could save time and energy when applying to multiple schools that use that application.

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Admissions Data (2016)

  • Miami University of Ohio Acceptance Rate: 65%
  • GPA, ACT and SAT graph for Miami
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 540 / 660
    • SAT Math: 590 / 690
    • SAT Writing: - / -
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 31
    • ACT English: 26 / 32
    • ACT Math: 25 / 30

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.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 19,697 (16,981 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,736 (in-state); $32,555 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,216
  • Room and Board: $12,454
  • Other Expenses: $2,014
  • Total Cost: $30,420 (in-state); $48,239 (out-of-state)

Miami University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 79%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 67%
    • Loans: 40%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $10,816
    • Loans: $8,029

Academic Programs

  • 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 Graduation Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92%
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 66%
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Football, Swimming, Ice Hockey, Basketball, Track
    • Women's Sports: Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Field Hockey

    Data Source

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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    Miami and the Common Application

    Miami University uses the Common Application.