Miami University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Miami University is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 84%. Located in Oxford, Ohio and founded in 1909, Miami University is one of the oldest universities in the country. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Miami University was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The university also appears among the top Ohio colleges and the top Midwest colleges. In athletics, the Miami University RedHawks compete in the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Considering applying to Miami University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Miami University had an acceptance rate of 84%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 84 students were admitted, making Miami University's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 28,920
Percent Admitted 84%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 18%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Miami University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 31% of admitted student submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 600 680
Math 610 730
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Miami University's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Miami University scored between 600 and 680, while 25% scored below 600 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 610 and 730, while 25% scored below 610 and 25% scored above 730. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1410 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Miami University.

Requirements

Miami University does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Miami University participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Miami University requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 81% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 25 32
Math 25 29
Composite 26 31

This admissions data tells us that most of Miami University's admitted students fall within the top 18% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Miami University received a composite ACT score between 26 and 31, while 25% scored above 31 and 25% scored below 26.

Requirements

Miami University does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Miami University superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA of Miami University's incoming freshmen class was 3.78, and over 53% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above.These results suggest that most successful applicants to Miami University have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Miami University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Miami University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Miami University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Although Miami University in Oxford, Ohio accepts over three-quarters of applicants, most successful applicants have grades and test scores that are above average. However, Miami University has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities, work experience, and a rigorous course schedule. At Miami University legacy status can also play a role in the admissions process.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. As you can see, most admitted students have high school averages of "B" or higher ("A" or "A-" is more common), ACT composite scores of 23 or higher, and SAT scores of 1100 or higher (ERW+M). Higher test scores and grades improve your chances of acceptance, and almost all students with "A" averages and above average ACT scores were admitted to Miami University.

All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Miami University Undergraduate Admissions Office.