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First-Year Students

Gathered here is everything you need to help make one of the biggest decisions of your life. Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where you’ll experience a superior education in a setting that looks exactly like what you imagined college to be.

Application for Admission

This is where your journey to Miami University begins: the application process. Ready to apply for first-year admission? Submit the following items online or send them to the Office of Admission.

Common Application

Most students apply to Miami University using the Common Application. An accessible version, additional assistance, and Early Decision Agreement are also available.

ACT/SAT Test Optional

Applicants through Spring 2023 are not required to provide an ACT or SAT test score for admission or scholarship consideration.

High School Transcripts

Provide a copy of your most current transcripts when you apply and your final, official transcripts when you enroll.

Application Deadlines

Applicants who meet published deadlines receive full consideration for scholarships and admission to competitive programs.

Application Evaluation

Miami’s Admission Committee considers factors ranging from grades and strength of curriculum to life experiences and demonstrated leadership.

Financing Your Miami Education

Employers and graduate schools love Miami students. That’s what makes a Miami education an investment that pays dividends for a lifetime. Additionally, we are committed to helping our students make their valuable education as affordable as possible.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Miami is the foundation upon which you can build a lifetime of success.

Top 10

Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching, National Public Universities

U.S. News & World Report, 2021


of 2020-2021 graduates were employed or furthering their education by fall 2021

Miami University Data


Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

Students walking in front of Armstrong Student Center


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The big question is, “Where will you go after college?” With a degree from Miami University, the big answer is, “Wherever you want.”