Applying as a High School Student

Professor and student converse as they hold and examine small models of furniture
 Professor conducts a critique for students in the studio
As a professor looks on, a student gestures to her project
 A birdseye view of students and faculty discussing sketches and models in the atrium

Admission into the undergraduate majors in Architecture and Interior Design is selective due to the limit in enrollment imposed by the size of studio facilities and the Department’s emphasis on low student/faculty ratios in the studio courses. Approximately 70-75 students are admitted to the first-year studio each year (50-55 in Architecture and 15-20 in Interior Design). The undergraduate programs have a total enrollment of about 280.

How to Apply

High school students apply to the University through the standard process. All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of creative work. The portfolio is submitted directly to the Department by the selected application deadline.

  • Students admitted to the University but not to the major in Architecture or Interior Design may elect to attend Miami and reapply for transfer to the major following completion of the first year of study.

Academic Requirements

The admission requirements for students applying to both programs include the minimum academic requirements established by Miami University. Admitted students are typically in the top 20% of their graduating class and have composite ACT scores above 26 and combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher. There is also a special admission category for a limited number of students on the basis of extraordinary talent. Evidence of creativity in academic courses and independent, self-initiated study, as well as indication of interest in the professions of architecture and interior design, are highly desirable.

Additional Information

High school students interested in the majors in Architecture or Interior Design at Miami are urged to schedule campus and departmental visits. For additional information, call the department office at (513) 529-7210, or email: For information about University admission, contact the Office of Admission at (513) 529-2531.