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Miami University-Oxford

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Introduction

Chartered in 1809 and opened in 1823, Miami University is one of the oldest institutes of higher education in the country. Famous alumni include former President of the United States Benjamin Harrison and William Holmes McGuffey, the author of the Eclectic Readers, was a professor at the university when the first two books were published. Miami University is also the founding home of three national fraternities including Phi Delta Theta, Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Chi.

Miami University offers bachelors, master’s and doctoral degrees and is well-respected as a research-intensive institution. Not only is the school one of the top educational providers in the country, but it is also a social mecca for students. There is an active Greek life, a plethora of student clubs and organizations, and an abundance of activities both on campus and in the surrounding community.

There is a wide array of recreational and sports activities available at several different levels. The school offers intercollegiate sports as well as club sports and intramurals. There are several facilities including a fitness center, outdoor center with a climbing wall, and an equestrian center that allows students to participate in activities not offered by many schools. In addition, there is housing available for students that wish to live on-campus.

Academics

Undergraduate Studies

Miami University offers more than 100 majors of study to choose from as well as several pre-professional programs that help prepare students for graduate school. There are five undergraduate academic divisions including the College of Arts and Science, the School of Education, Health, and Safety, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, The School of Fine Arts and the Farmer School of Business. Students may choose from such topics as art history, finance, bioengineering and kinesiology as well as the standard majors that are typically found at the university level.

Graduate Studies

Students wishing to pursue a graduate degree from Miami University may choose from over fifty master’s degrees and nearly 15 doctoral degrees. One of the more unusual degrees offered is in the area of zoology. The school offers undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in zoology and has the facilities to provide excellent academic training and research experience. This program is recognized as one of the top in the country, as are many of Miami University’s graduate programs.

Other Academic Programs

Miami University offers several programs that either provide more educational opportunities or help students become successful. Some of these programs include freshman year orientation, the sophomore second year program, the Rinella Learning Center, the Study Abroad Program and the Disability Services Office.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Undergraduate Students

Students applying as freshmen to Miami University will need to submit the Common Application and Miami Supplement to the Common Application along with the application fee, high school transcripts, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor, and official ACT or SAT scores. Students applying to the School of Fine Arts will also be required to submit a portfolio or schedule an audition depending upon the particular program they wish to enter. Miami accepts applications for the spring term in one application period. Students applying for fall admission may apply in either the Early Decision, Early Action or Regular Admission cycles. There are different deadlines for each cycle so students should decide which cycle is best for them and determine when that deadline is by contacting the university.

Graduate Students

Students wishing to apply to one of Miami University’s graduate programs will need to submit their completed application and application fee, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and appropriate graduate school entrance test scores by the deadline dictated by their program of interest. It should be noted that there may be different requirements for certain programs, so students should work closely with their program to be sure that all applications materials are submitted.

Miami University’s graduate programs do require that every student earn a baccalaureate degree prior to being accepted into any program. There are also GPA requirements that may vary per program. Students wishing to apply for assistantships should indicate this when applying for admission.

Transfer and International Students

Transfer and international students should be aware that there are separate application requirements for them. As such, they should work closely with the school in order to make sure that all required materials are submitted.

Financial Aid

Financial assistance is available to undergraduate students via need-based and merit-based scholarships, grants, student loans, and work-study programs. Graduate students may also receive assistance in the form of assistantships, scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Students wishing to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is available online starting in January. Because many grants and scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis, students should apply and complete the FAFSA as early as possible.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 2851st for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

The Miami University Redhawks are an NCAA Division I athletics organization that participates in the Mid-American Conference, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and the U.S. Figure Skating Association. There are a diverse number of opportunities available so students have a wide array of athletic options. Students have the opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports via men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, swimming and diving and track and field. Men have the additional options of baseball, football, ice hockey and golf while women may also choose to participate in field hockey, softball, soccer, synchronized skating, tennis and volleyball.

In addition to intercollegiate sports, MU offers nearly 50 club sports including ultimate frisbee, baseball, lacrosse, rugby, swimming, and equestrian events. There are also numerous intramural sports available as well as physical fitness facilities so that students may exercise via standard equipment or utilize an ice rink for recreation. For students that are interested in horses, there is an equestrian center that offers not only team competitive events but also lessons, classes and various exhibits and shows. Students may also choose to take a number of horse-related courses for actual credit toward graduation. Finally, the Outdoor Pursuit Center offers academic courses, an indoor climbing wall, center-sponsored trips and activities ahd the opportunity for students to rent outdoor equipment such as backpacks, tents and other equipment.

Bibliography

  • Miami University. Miami University. 2011. Web. 15 July 2011.
  • MURedhawks.com The Official Athletic Website of Miami University. CBSSports.com College Network. 2011. Web. 15 July 2011.

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Ranks 6th in Ohio and 149th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Ohio and 302nd overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 3 0.02
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 7 0.04
Robbery 2 0.01
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 53 0.30
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 97 0.56

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 63 0.29
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 13 0.06
Robbery 5 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 151 0.71
Larceny 425 1.99
Vehicle theft 17 0.08

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Oxford, OH 45056
Surrounding communityFringe town (less than 10 mi. from an urban cluster)
Total Population27,628 (21,954 urban / 5,674 rural)
Households7,960 (2.50 people per house)
Median Household Income$34,199
Families3,760 (2.94 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, highly residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District3908

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 407th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $11,443 $11,443 $27,233
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2,357 $2,357 $2,357
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $553 $553 $1,211
FT Graduate Tuition $12,634 $12,634 $27,892
FT Graduate Required Fees $404 $404 $404
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $526 $526 $1,162
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $29,701 $29,701 $45,491
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $29,701 $29,701 $45,491
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,061 $21,061 $36,851

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $13,153 $13,594 $13,153 $13,594 $28,325 $29,158
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,540 $1,438
On-Campus – Room & Board $10,640 $10,596
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,203 $5,230
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $10,596
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $5,230
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $7,650

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$50
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 22,520 (10,881 male / 11,639 female)
Admitted 15,034 (7,002 male / 8,032 female)
Admission rate 67%
First-time Enrollment 3,644 (1,741 male / 1,903 female)
FT Enrollment 3,637 (1,738 male / 1,899 female)
PT Enrollment 7 (3 male / 4 female)
Total Enrollment17,901

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Recommendations
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Mid-American Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Mid-American Conference

ACT Test Admission

141st for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 85%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 32
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 29
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 25 / 30

SAT Test Admission

155th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 32%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 650
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 580 / 680
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1120 / 1330

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity7,255
Meals per Week21
Room Fee$5,328
Board Fee$5,572

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 193 214 112 123 22 3,852 127 4,664
Accounting 29 4 3 3 195 6 242
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 10 10
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 1 2
African-American/Black Studies 1 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 1 15 16
Anthropology 2 28 1 31
Architecture 9 1 2 1 52 1 67
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 11 13
Art Teacher Education 1 1 21 1 24
Art/Art Studies, General 2 1 33 3 40
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 4 1 7 13
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 1 60 63
Banking and Financial Support Services
Biochemistry 2 3 4 24 34
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4 4
Biology Teacher Education 1 1 1 1 1 49 7 62
Biophysics 1 1
Botany/Plant Biology 2 3 1 10 16
Business Administration and Management, General 10 1 3 62 4 80
Business/Commerce, General 4 4
Business/Managerial Economics 3 2 37 42
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemical Engineering 2 2 2 16 22
Chemistry Teacher Education 1 4 5
Chemistry, General 1 1 20 2 24
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 1 6 1 8
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 6 6
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 1 4 5
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 4 1 1 18 26
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 1 19 21
Computer Engineering, General 1 9 10
Computer Software Engineering 1 7 8
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General 3 2 1 21 27
Creative Writing 1 3 1 2 33 2 42
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 1 19 1 22
Curriculum and Instruction 2 1 24 27
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician 1 15 16
Dietetics/Dietitian 1 2 28 2 33
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 3 3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1 13 16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 2 3 2 1 119 1 128
East Asian Studies 1 2 6 1 10
Economics, General 9 1 1 2 31 44
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 1 28 29
Educational Psychology 5 9 14
Educational/Instructional Technology 1 1
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2 2 1 11 2 18
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 3
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 2 2
Engineering Science 2 1 1 4
Engineering Technology, General 2 2 46 4 54
Engineering, General 5 5
Engineering/Industrial Management 1 31 1 33
English Language and Literature, General 1 4 1 82 5 93
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 1 1 49 3 54
Environmental Science 1 18 20
Environmental Studies 1 1
Finance, General 37 2 2 7 1 203 6 258
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1 1
French Language Teacher Education 4 4
French Language and Literature 3 2 12 17
General Studies 16 3 74 1 95
Geography 4 1 17 4 26
Geology/Earth Science, General 18 2 21
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature 1 5 6
Gerontology 3 1 1 16 21
Health Teacher Education 3 3
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 2 12 1 51 2 68
History, General 2 1 1 79 1 84
Human Development and Family Studies, General 2 9 3 25 39
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Information Technology 2 2
Interior Architecture 15 15
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 1 23 1 27
International Relations and Affairs 7 6 6 6 66 2 93
Italian Studies 4 4
Journalism 2 22 1 26
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching 7 59 1 67
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 3 10 1 14
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 7 5 5 113 3 135
Latin American Studies 2 1 3 6
Latin Language and Literature
Latin Teacher Education
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 3 2 2 96 3 113
Linguistics 7 7
Management Information Systems, General 1 1 21 23
Management Science 1 1 29 31
Manufacturing Engineering
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 7 3 5 6 192 7 220
Mass Communication/Media Studies 3 1 1 2 57 1 65
Mathematics Teacher Education 1 1 3 29 1 35
Mathematics, General 3 1 1 29 34
Mechanical Engineering 1 1 2 1 36 2 43
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 2 2 15 19
Microbiology, General 1 1 32 1 35
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1 13 1 16
Music Performance, General 1 1 1 10 1 14
Music Teacher Education 1 1 21 1 24
Music, General 1 5 6
Office Management and Supervision 2 1 1 24 28
Operations Management and Supervision 8 5 58 2 73
Organizational Behavior Studies 1 1 2 1 12 17
Paper Science and Engineering
Philosophy 1 12 2 15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 6 7
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General 3 13 1 18
Political Science and Government, General 3 9 3 2 111 3 131
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 1 11 12
Psychology, General 2 13 12 12 2 150 4 196
Public Administration 4 1 17 1 23
Public Relations/Image Management 55 1 56
Reading Teacher Education 1 5 1 7
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 9 1 59 3 72
Religion/Religious Studies 1 1
Rhetoric and Composition 1 4 2 65 3 75
School Psychology 2 14 16
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education 6 6
Secondary Education and Teaching 4 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 36 38
Social Work 5 28 2 35
Sociology 1 5 3 1 34 45
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 1 9 11
Spanish Language and Literature 3 3 3 1 21 31
Special Education and Teaching, General 3 1 73 2 79
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 1 6 1 56 3 68
Statistics, General 9 1 1 1 23 35
Sustainability Studies
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 4 4
Women's Studies 1 1 2 4
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology 2 6 8
Zoology/Animal Biology 1 7 7 19 3 188 8 233

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 915th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,298 ($83,316 male / $64,170 female)
Number of FT Faculty 843 (478 male / 365 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,061
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $38,671,214

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