Miami University listed in Fiske best colleges guide


Sundial in summer (photo by Jeff Sabo)

Miami University’s strong academics, undergraduate research and leadership growth opportunities makes it among the nation’s best, according to the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021.

This year’s guide highlights more than 300 four-year schools selectively chosen out of about 2,200 considered, mostly from the United States, but also from Canada, Great Britain and Ireland. Miami consistently maintains a spot on this annual guide of the “best and most interesting” schools.

Emphasizing Miami’s commitment to liberal education, the 37th edition of the Fiske Guide highlights these among Miami’s strong academic programs: architecture, business, economics, interior design, kinesiology, nursing, psychology and strategic communications.

“The school effectively combines a wide range of academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller, upscale institutions,” said the editors.

Editor’s highlights:

  • The Global Miami Plan for Liberal Education, which provides them a background in a range of disciplines and includes requirements in intercultural perspectives, global studies, advanced writing, and experiential learning.
  • “The Center for Social Entrepreneurship puts students’ creativity and business savvy to use in solving persistent social problems.”
  • The Scripps Gerontology Center, which conducts a wide range of aging-related research in areas that include demography, long-term care, program evaluation, the aging workforce, and arts and dementia programming.

 “Our professors are dedicated to ensuring student growth and have gone above and beyond to help me understand materials and apply them,” a political science major said.