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.