Get to know Miami University—Oxford
Miami’s honors program is an accelerated track best suited for students looking for a challenge. Members of the honors community enjoy amazing academic and social benefits that enhance their undergraduate experience with a series of exciting challenges. Honors students work closely with faculty, receive academic and personal support, participate in research, and even have the option to join an honors-exclusive residence community. Overall, the program supports intellectual growth in every aspect of students’ lives, making them highly marketable upon graduation.
A large portion of Miami’s student body studies abroad and earns credit while exploring the world around them. There are incredible academic and social benefits to study abroad, chief among them being a greater understanding of the global community. Not only do students gain skills in cross-cultural communication, but they also naturally develop a greater sense of respect, tolerance, and appreciation for unfamiliar cultures and perspectives.
Miami has several different abroad options that range in duration and destination, but one of the more popular programs is Miami’s own Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Directly learning from Miami staff, participating students are continually exposed to the same top-tier academics and community service that is so highly valued by the University.
Miami has a longstanding commitment to undergraduate research. It has always encouraged its students to pursue research opportunities, whether they be within their specific fields of study or come as an extension of a professor’s work. of a professor’s work. Through research, students gain skills that are valued by both employers and graduate schools alike; not only do they learn about the research process itself, but they gain hands-on practice with inquiry-based learning. Miami research extends beyond the laboratory and into such areas as the humanities, engineering, and business. Essentially, this means that there are opportunities applicable to all students’ interests.
The Undergraduate Research Forum is a public event that celebrates achievements in student research. Any individual who has conducted research is invited to apply online, taking part in an event that helps them practice public speaking by sharing their work and exchanging groundbreaking ideas.
All new Miami students are invited to participate in Summer Orientation. In the June before their first fall semester, incoming freshmen travel to campus to get better acquainted with the University itself, the administration, and their future peers. Students spend orientation meeting their advisors, registering for their fall classes, taking tours of the campus, and learning about the University’s academic standards and community-building traditions.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 71%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 0%
Select first-year students who enter Miami with previously completed credits are given the opportunity to earn their degree in just three years. The Three-Year Pathways track is open to students who have completed college-level courses while in high school. Beginning their academic journey at an advanced level, three-year degree candidates hit the ground running with a cost-efficient plan that sends them straight to their future careers.
COMBINED BACHELOR’S-MASTER’S PROGRAM
Miami currently has 22 programs that offer a combined bachelors-masters degree. Students wishing to pursue a combined degree option may declare their interest at any point during their undergraduate experience. Of course, the earlier the better, as the programs take planning and academic advising. In a combined degree program, students complete their undergraduate courses first and then spend extra time on campus to complete their master’s through a shortened graduate-level curriculum.
RINELLA LEARNING CENTER
It’s no mystery that college is challenging, especially for incoming freshmen who have yet to take on a new level of academic standards. Miami has established the Rinella Learning Center as a guide and resource for any student who needs educational support and tutoring. This Center provides varying degrees of academic support, ultimately pushing each student to grasp their subjects of interest and learn how to take charge in their own progress.
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND SERVICE
The Office of Community Engagement and Service (OCES) is responsible for connecting students to service opportunities, both big and small. It functions through the observance of five “Guiding Principles:”: Mutuality, Integrity, Equity, Preparedness, and Inclusion. These principles form a foundation from which all service initiatives grow.
One of the most complex and effective forms of community engagement is service-learning, an academic course that draws connections between what is learned in class and what is needed in the community. This type of learning is dynamically charged as it pushes students to apply academic theory to real-world application. Most often, service-learning courses involve some degree of reflection, allowing faculty and students to assess their impact and learn how best to utilize their drives to serve in the future.
Miami’s academic advisors work closely with students, teaching them to claim responsibility over their own educational experiences. Students learn to take ownership of their work and make independent, thoughtful decisions for their lives. Advisors aim to help students become well-rounded leaders as they guide them through their choices of major and career goals.
Miami knows that students are bound to stumble upon a ton of career-related questions. There’s a lot to consider before graduation: What is an internship and how does anyone get one? What is the best way to write a cover letter? What are the ins and outs of the interviewing process? Miami’s Career Services office is available to assist with all these questions and more. It even hosts a series of workshops and fairs to prepare students for postgraduate success. Some of the workshops available include:
- Basic Interviewing Skills
- Résumé Workshop
- LinkedIn and Online Networking
- Career Development Course
- Going Global Webinar
- Career Mapping and Planning
- Planning for Graduate School
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 580 | 75th Percentile: 670
25th Percentile: 610 | 75th Percentile: 710
25th Percentile: 26 | 75th Percentile: 31
25th Percentile: 25 | 75th Percentile: 30
25th Percentile: 25 | 75th Percentile: 32
Tuition & Cost
Tuition (in-state): $12,168
Tuition (out-of-state): $31,421