Miami University - Original Public Ivy

What is a Public Ivy?

A university that delivers a high caliber education and experience at an outstanding value, while remaining dedicated to its public mission.

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“…high caliber student body with the look and feel of an Ivy.”

— Princeton Review

Number 30 — among the 104 — Smartest Public Colleges in America

Business Insider

What does Public Ivy mean to me?

  • The best teaching and
    mentoring by professors
  • High graduation rates
  • Active & ambitious students
  • Outstanding career
  • A quintessentially
    collegiate experience



Number 2 for our committment to undergraduate teaching. Nationwide.

Among Princeton and William and Mary.

US News and World Report

Number 1 public university for our committment to undergraduate teaching.


education starts
in classrooms

College of Arts & Science

college of

Arts & Science

Experience CAS for yourself

Inside Hollywood

Students visited the set of Wheel of Fortune, where the word puzzle on the board spells out Miami University in Oxford Ohio.

Our popular "Inside" workshop programs take students behind the scenes and connect them to successful Miami alumni in media, government, business, and much more!

Inside Washington

A group of Miami students gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

The acceptance rate to law school is 95% compared to a national average of 84%

Number 2 for return on investment of graduates with Humanities majors

62% of seniors are accepted to med school versus 45% nationally.

College of Creative Arts

college of

Creative Arts

Experience CCA for yourself
An architecture student presents her latest project to her professor and classmates within the glass floored lobby of Alumni Hall.

Listed as one of the top 25 Music and Architecture departments in state universities.

By Fiske Guide to Colleges

Steven Reinke wearing a tux

Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Students of all majors can participate in Ensemble and Theatre

A collage of photos from various areas of the CCA including a student in the printmaking studio etching into a plate of copper, the painting studio filled with works from painting students, and more A collage of photos from various areas of the CCA including a student in the printmaking studio etching into a plate of copper, the painting studio filled with works from painting students, and more
College of Education, Health & Society

college of

Education, Health & Society

Experience EHS for yourself
EHS students, who focus on sciences, working in a lab, preparing for a future in education.

A survey asking students about deriving level of meaning from their work.

78%: Early Childhood Education

75%: Social Work

80%: Child Development

75%: Human Services

74%: Child and Family Services

In 2014 100% of the students that graduated from Miami University and completed their dietetic internship passed the Registration Examination.

While at Miami,
Professor William Holmes McGuffey created the McGuffey Readers

A series of graded primers, including grade levels 1-6, widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century

College of Engineering and Computing

college of

Engineering & Computing

Experience CEC for yourself
Miami’s program in manufacturing engineering is 1 of only 24 such programs in the nation to be accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology

Engineering ranked as highest paying degree in 2015

- USA Today


Students get one on one direction from their professors.

Lunar Rover Engineering

Students work together to build their own version of the lunar rover.

Computer Science

A student works in a computer lab.

Students abroad helping local communities test their water supply

EWB supports community-driven development programs worldwide by collaborating with local partners to design and implement sustainable engineering projects, while creating transformative experiences and responsible leaders.

Jon Puz '13

Vice President, Sheilds Pharmacy Services

"In my experience, communicating ideas, thinking strategically, collaborating with teams, and solving problems are the four keys to success. These are the very skills that I developed as a student at Miami, and I would not be where I am today without the CEC.

Farmer School of Business


school of


Experience FSB for yourself

Highwire Brand Studio

Not your average classroom experience.

Marketing and graphic design students work together with companies like Hasbro, Pepsi, Procter&Gamble and Nestle on advertising and branding projects.

Accountancy ranked Number 1 in the Nation among schools without doctoral programs — Public Accounting Report

Successful Graduates of the Farmer School of Business

  • Richard Farmer, Founder, Cintas
  • Richard Smucker, Chairman, President & Co-CEO, The J.M. Smucker Company
  • Jamie Miller, Senior Vice President and CIO, GE
  • Tom McGrath, Partner and Principal, Ernst & Young LLP.
  • Tom Stalkamp, President, Chrysler and Daimler
  • John Smale, Former CEO, Procter & Gamble
Not only is Miami the Cradle of Coaches, but also the Cradle of Marketers

Each year, the FSB brings in prominent alumni in marketing to share their stories, experience, and expertise with students contemplating a future in marketing.

we take you
far beyond

Public Ivy