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Quick Facts

Affiliation: Miami is an Ohio public university.

Philosophy: Miami is a residential university with faculty who are dedicated to learning and discovery. A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academic and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes.

History: Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe that once inhabited the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.

Locations: 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.

Enrollment: Based on Fall 2013 enrollment, 15,460 undergraduates and 2,260 graduate students study on the Oxford campus. Regional campuses in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester enroll 5,700 combined. About 230 students per year leave Oxford to study at Miami's Luxembourg campus for a semester or a year.

Degree Programs: Miami offers bachelor's degrees in over 120 areas of study. Graduate students choose from more than 60 master's degree and 12 doctoral degree programs. Several associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees are offered through study at the regional locations.

Calendar: First semester begins late August, ends mid December; winter term is in January; second semester begins late January, ends early May. Summer sessions are also offered.

Cost: In-state Oxford students pay $13,533 for base tuition and general fees in 2014-2015. With various scholarships and grants, about 75% pay less. Out-of-state students pay $29,640 before any scholarships. Room and board is $11,109 (based on double occupancy/typical meal plan).