About Miami University
Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.
Our focus on personal attention is enhanced through the study in selected disciplines by graduate students, who along with undergrads, participate with faculty in significant research and scholarship activities. Miami also offers vibrant residential and community-based programs involving students in life-enhancing activities that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships.
Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on experience, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. In fact, The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the second highest public university in the U.S. in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009, and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row. We believe that this commitment to teaching is demonstrated in our record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, which remain some of the highest in NCAA Division I schools.
Our graduates represent the more than 200,000 Miami alumni located around the globe, serving as professional and community leaders. To an extent envied by most other universities, our alumni maintain ties with their alma mater and stand ready to assist students and young graduates as they join the "Miami Family."