Miami University is a selective public institution. Each year the number of first-year and transfer applications we receive greatly exceeds the number of spaces available. The number of undergraduate students we can accommodate is limited by several factors, including the physical capacity of our residence halls and the number of faculty we employ. As such, we practice selective admission.
Our review process is comprehensive; we look at applicants holistically, and it is individualized, as Admission staff members read and review the entire contents of every application. We consider many variables during the review process, but rather than evaluating these variables independently, we strive to see the interrelationships between them and to establish the context of a student's achievements and demonstrated potential up to this point in his or her life.
The academic and contextual variables considered in our application review process include the following (listed in alphabetical order):