Miami University at a Glance

Academic Accomplishments

  • The 2017 U.S. News & World Report ranks Miami University the top public university in the nation in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Nationally, Miami follows only Princeton (a private university) in this rankings list. For the past eight years, Miami has ranked in the top five on this short, elite list of universities.
  • Miami University ranks 1st among Ohio's public universities for best salary potential after graduation.
  • In BusinessWeek magazine's latest ranking of undergraduate business programs, Miami's Farmer School of Business appears among the nation's top 5%, ranking 8th among public universities and colleges.
  • The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2017 continues to recognize Miami University for "gaining national recognition as an excellent state university that has the true look and feel of a private." Highlights of Miami's 2017 entry include its high-caliber student body, beautiful campus, and professors' knowledge and dedication to helping students develop educationally and personally.
  • Miami's four-year graduation rate of 65.5% ranks 20th among U.S. public colleges and universities and 1st among publics in Ohio. The national average is just 40% (for public schools the four-rate is 34%). (2016)
  • Miami's six-year graduation rate is 79%. It is 71.9% for African-American students and 80.2% for Hispanic students, ranking Miami 2nd among Ohio public universities for these groups. Miami's overall six-year rate is 34th highest among public universities nationwide. (2016)

Student Athlete Academic Accomplishments

  • Miami's student-athletes' graduation success rate (GSR), which includes enrolled and transfer students who graduate within 6 years, is 87%.
  • Awarded 2013-14 Mid-American Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award – highest overall GPA for student-athletes competing in institutionally sponsored sports
  • Fall 2016 Department GPA: 3.26; 65.1% of Student Athletes earned a 3.0 or higher term GPA; 37 Student Athletes earned a 4.0

Why Miami?

  • Miami's student-to-faculty ratio is 17-to-1. 66% of courses have fewer than 30 students. 
  • Faculty and skilled instructors (not graduate students) teach 94% of undergraduate credit hours at Miami - the highest percentage of any public university in the state. (2016)
  • Miami's retention rate of 90.3% ranks it among the best in the nation for students returning for their sophomore year. 
  • Miami proudly boasts more than 208,000 passionate and successful alumni around the world. (2016)
  • In 2016, Miami made Money magazine's Top 10 list for CEOs of Fortune 500 companies
  • Miami ranks 33rd in the world for the number of millionaire alumni it produces, according to (2016)
  • More than 95% of Miami's Oxford and Regionals graduates (per surveys and national data) were employed or in graduate school by Fall 2015. (2016)
  • Of the 2014 senior class, 100% of job-seeking student-athletes were employed within one year of graduation.
  • Miami ranks 14th nationally among state universities for return on investment for graduates with humanities majors, according to (2015)
  • Miami ranks 1st among public universities in Ohio for best salary potential after graduation, according to the 2015-2016 College Salary Report by Among Ohio's public universities, Miami has the highest-paid graduates on two lists - for all alumni (including those with graduate degrees) and those with only bachelor's degrees.
  • 60% of Miami undergraduate applicants were accepted into medical school from 2013-14, compared to 42% nationally. (2016) 95% of senior Miami applicants were accepted to law school from 2013-14, compared to an 86% national average for the same period. (2016)

Gross Center Staff Support

  • Summer Bridge Program – 6 Credit before your fall semester – Build Confidence!
  • Priority Registration/Orientation registration support
  • Student Athlete Advising Week
  • Book Process
  • Intervention Learning Specialist (ILS) Support Team
  • Tutoring Support
  • Study Table