Miami University

Oxford, Ohio
4-year Public university


Miami University—Oxford is a public institution established in 1809 with rural setting located at Oxford. It is ranked 133 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $17,055; out-of-state tuition and fees are $38,127. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16875. It practices semester-based academic calendar. Freshmen must live on campus, which is also home to more than 400 student organizations. The Greek system constitutes a large part of campus life, with about a third of the student body involved in more than 50 fraternities and sororities. In fact, the school often gets the moniker “Mother of Fraternities” because the Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau and Sigma Chi organizations were founded at Miami University. The school is also known as the “Cradle of Coaches” for the number of professional and collegiate coaches who once competed for Miami.

#133 in National Universities
Location Oxford, Ohio
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1809
Selectivity Unselective
Size Large
16,865 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $17,055
Outstate Tuition Fee $38,127
Room and Board Fees $15,558
$46,060 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


88% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.9 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, MELAB Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Applicant is from one of English speaking country or has graduated from a US high school after 3 years of continuous enrollment or has a minimum score of 550 in EBRW section in SAT or 21 in ACT English

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$17,765 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$13,088 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $58,766
35% Students with need received Financial Aid
21.4% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: February 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Miami’s International Education Scholarship
Total Worth $2,500 to $12,000 per year
Eligibility International students
Minimum Criteria GP-3.50
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline December 1
Miami Merit Scholarship
Total Worth Varies according to GPA:
Half to full tuition per year ($4,000–$15,000 for Non-residents and $1,000–$4,000 for Ohio Residents Annually)
Eligibility All incoming Freshmen
Minimum Criteria GPA: 3.50-4.30+
Requirement for maintenance Maintain the academic requirements as stipulated in the financial aid award letter
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Ohio Governor's Scholarship
Total Worth Full tuition
Details Ohio residents who apply for admission by Dec. 1 are automatically considered for Miami’s Ohio Governor’s Scholarship. This award covers full tuition and general fees for a top student from each of Ohio’s 88 counties. Course fees are not covered by this scholarship.


16,865 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
91% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
73% Students graduate within 6 years