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About Miami

Tangible Traditions

Looking through the Upham ArchCharter Day Ball, Cradle of Coaches, Miami Mergers—Learn about these and other Miami traditions that fuel lifelong memories for alums.

Personal Attention

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 nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

Opportunities for Engagement

Our focus on personal attention is enhanced through the study in selected disciplines by graduate students, who, along with undergraduates, 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.

Strong Undergraduate Teaching

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.

Active Alumni

Our graduates represent the more than 208,000 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."

Picturesque Campus

We invite you to visit us here in Oxford. As you explore our website, you can find directions, accommodations, and more information about visiting Miami. If you are unable to stop by, visit ExperienceMiamiOH.com to discover why Miami is a great place to call home. Robert Frost once identified our campus as "the most beautiful campus that ever there was." We agree and we think you will, too!