Miami University

2,795 reviews
  1. Oxford, OH
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Miami University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mid-American Conference
Address
501 East High St
Oxford, OH 45056

Miami University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1120-1330
ACT Range
25-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$21,775/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,924/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,783/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,922/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,797/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,814/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.175 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.175 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.174 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
15,311Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 107 responses
Report
  • Preppy
    28%
  • All of the Above
    14%
  • Highly Functioning Alcoholic
    13%
  • Involved
    13%
  • Miami
    7%
  • Fratty
    7%
  • A spirited bunch
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
68%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.230 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.257 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • All of the above!
    35%
  • Love & Honor
    21%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • Fratagonia
    9%
  • Forward thinkers
    5%
  • White
    4%
  • A spirited bunch
    3%

After Miami University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.119 responses

Reviews

2,795 reviews
  • Excellent
    539
  • Very Good
    988
  • Average
    960
  • Poor
    210
  • Terrible
    98
Having previously attended Miami for the Fall 2014-Spring 2015 school year, it was a lot to take in transitioning from a suburban high school to a university that's more or less in the middle of nowhere. The campus is absolutely breath-taking, the food is pretty diverse, and not a day goes by when there's NOT something going on, whether it's sports related, guest speakers, or performing arts. Regarding the students, a majority of them are actually pretty nice...preppy nonetheless, but nice. The campus is a lot bigger than I expected, so it was relatively easy to get my exercise for the day by simply walking to all of my classes! The professors are very passionate about their subjects, which they rightfully should be, and are more than willing to aid students whenever possible. Even when I was hospitalized for the majority of the Spring 2015 semester, my professors were more than willing to send me coursework and get me caught up. Although I ultimately had to take a Medical Leave of Absence from school, I would say that my experience at Miami thus far has exceeded my expectations, and my goal is to return for the Fall 2016-Spring 2017 school year and continue to get acquainted with the Code of Love & Honor and all things Miami.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
Before college, I never thought that I would be in a sorority. Once I got to campus, however, I went to a few open Greek events and realized that the community at Miami was extremely welcoming and friendly. I ended up rushing and fell in love with the sorority I'm in now, Chi Omega. It really helped me get involved with the school and the student community through philanthropy and social events. I have built an amazing network that helps me with not only my social life, but my school life and working life. I have a few friends that are not in Greek Life and all of their opinions vary. Some are indifferent, some are thinking about rushing, and some make fun of it. Just like many topics, opinions are specific for each person. Because Greek Life is so prominent of Miami's campus though, many people who are not involved, don't mind it's existence and are involved with many other campus groups. Miami has 17 sororities on campus and even more fraternities. There is definitely a something for everyone!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Plenty of labs are available! Each library has computers open, Macs and PCs for student-use, equipped with all the necessary software and programs for students to utilize. Tech support is wonderful! Ultimately, what disappoints me is the lack of computer use in classrooms. High schools continue to emphasize computer use in classrooms, prepping students for college, where technology is everywhere, yet I haven't had but one course during my time here where professors allowed laptop use in the classroom. Professors claim that laptops are distracting and too many students simply go on Facebook, but ultimately, I see college students as adults. We must be allowed to make our own decisions, and laptops should be allowed and encouraged for note-taking.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 6 2014