As a regional, commuter campus for its larger, sister school in Oxford, Ohio, Miami University – Middletown, also known as MUM, allows its students to easily receive a Miami University education while not having to move too far away from home. Since it is smaller, the school possesses a small student body and thus, focuses on great student to faculty ratios, with about 16 students per class. Additionally, the school caters to a wide diversity of students, both on a multicultural and age level, with an average age of 24 and a maximum of 79.
The school offers a slew of associate degrees and certificate programs to enhance individual’s skills within the business and professional world, while also allowing students to achieve bachelor’s degrees in integrative studies, nursing and engineering technologies. Actually, many of the students at Miami University – Middletown start the first one or two years of their bachelor’s degree at the school before transferring over to a four-year university.
Since almost half of the student body has part-time or full-time jobs, the school provides the opportunity for individuals to earn an associate’s degree by going to school on the weekends instead of during the week with their SaturdaySelect program.
Moreover, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which operates under the Higher Learning Commission, has accredited Miami University – Middletown and all of its academic courses.
Due to the wide variety of individuals that attend Miami University – Middletown, the school offers a bunch of extra services to its students to make life that much easier. Besides weekend and part-time course for students with families or jobs, the school also offers on-site childcare to allow parents to attend classes.
Also, the school provides academic tutoring, advising, career counseling, job placement, wireless Internet, use of the Bennett Recreation Center and parking all for free. Not to mention that Miami University – Middletown has some of the lowest tuitions rates of all of the regional Ohio campuses.
Since Miami University – Middletown offers a wide variety of degrees and certificates, as well as accepts students within the 15 – 79 age range, admission requirements vary.
For first time students applying out of high school, the school requires applicants to submit a high school transcript as well as their ACT or SAT scores. If students took those particular tests more than two years before applying, they are not required. Official GED scores are required if an applicant did not graduate from a high school or was home schooled. Miami University – Middletown accepts open admissions.
At the same time, the school offers eligible high school students the opportunity to participate in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP), allowing them to chip away at college credit requirements by taking preapproved college courses. Interested students must submit a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation from a teacher in a specific subject area and a completed application signed by the individual, their parent or guardian and a high school counselor. Fall term applications are do in May, while spring term applications are do in November.
Like most schools, Miami University – Middletown requires all students interested in receiving financial aid to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although the school recommends filling out and submitting the application before the priority deadline in February, the FAFSA can be turned in one month before classes start.
Besides the traditional forms of aid, such as grants, loans and work-study, Miami University – Middletown also offers a slew of scholarships that cater to students in need and students studying specific fields, like art, history, business and health. Applications for scholarships are due at the beginning of March every year, with a second round deadline residing in May.
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Playing within the Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC), the Miami University – Middletown Thunderhawks are definitely a force to be reckoned with, seen with their men’s basketball team winning both the conference championship and the ORC state championship in the 2009-2010 season.
Dawning the white, red and blue colors of the school, students at Miami University – Middletown can participate in a variety of men’s and women’s sports, including baseball, basketball, golf, tennis, softball and volleyball. Additionally, the school’s athletic training department is nationally certified – as well as state licensed – as an allied athletic training health care provider.