Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824. Miami's reputation grew as quickly as its enrollment, and it became known as the "Yale of the West" for its ambitious liberal arts curriculum.
Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 60 master's degree and 13 doctoral degree programs. Several associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are offered through study at the regional locations.
Miami student researchers craft their own understanding of the value of inquiry-based learning. Every Miami program has opportunities for students to excel through research experiences. Students learn the research process involves systematic investigations to establish novel facts, solve new or existing problems, explore new creative ideas, or develop new theories.
Miami students do not have to be a science major to participate in undergraduate research. Students get involved in undergraduate research in the math, engineering, business, humanities, education, fine and performing arts, and health, education and social sciences.
Miami University Career Services empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. Career Services prepares students to deepen their self-knowledge, enabling them to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.
The Office of the Dean of Students strongly encourages you to actively participate in University life by seeking out opportunities to be involved both in and out of the classroom. Our Dean of Students staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, or to simply point students and their families in the right direction.
The Miami University Student Health Service provides outpatient care to all eligible students.
Our staff includes full-time physicians, certified nurse practitioners and a nursing staff to provide quality outpatient care to the students of Miami University. Our services include general medicine and injury care, gynecology, immunizations, laboratory and pharmacy.
The main campus in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati) encompasses 2,138 acres and includes 188 buildings. Regional locations include Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio and the European Center in Luxembourg.
The Intramural Program provides the Miami student, faculty, and staff structured sporting activities with an emphasis on participation, fun and safety. Intramural activities are voluntary in nature and each participant is given an opportunity to participate in a sport of their choice regardless of physical abilities and skill level.
Student organizations are a pivotal component of the Miami University education and experience. With over 300 on campus student organizations available -- ranging from social and service organizations to athletic clubs -- opportunities for involvement are abound. Utilize the Miami University HUB organization directory in order to find the organization(s) that best align to your interests.
Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent accreditation review occurred in 2015.