Miami University is once again ranked a Top 50 national public university

Commitment to undergraduate teaching among best in the country

Miami University is ranked No. 46 of best national public universities in the just-released "U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges of 2021" guidebook.

In a special list, Miami is in the top tier of national institutions recognized for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This is the 11th year that Miami has been recognized by U.S. News for its faculty commitment to teaching. Miami is No. 6 among public universities and No. 25 including private schools. Miami is listed among outstanding universities including Georgia State University, the College of William & Mary, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Arizona State University and the University of Michigan.

Among public and private universities and colleges combined, Miami is listed as No. 103 out of 389 universities on the National Universities list.

Among public national universities, Miami also garnered these accolades:

  • No. 8 for undergraduate engineering programs.
  • No. 42 for undergraduate business programs.
  • No. 34 for its number of international students.
  • No. 38 for best colleges for veterans.
  • No. 81 for “Best Value Colleges.”

U.S. News & World Report also recognized some of the numerous academic and co-curricular programs that support "the Miami Experience" with high rankings. Miami ranked No. 7 for learning communities among public universities (No. 18 among all national universities).

Faculty-student connections enhance teaching and learning

  • The faculty focus on teaching has long been recognized as a strength at Miami and is marked by numerous faculty-student connections, including:
  • More than 2,800 Miami undergraduates a year conduct research with faculty annually.
  • About 55% of Miami students study away (in the U.S.) or abroad during their time at Miami, among the national leaders. Many of these opportunities are led by Miami faculty.
  • Faculty and staff advising support the 50% of students who carry a double major or minor.
  • Miami faculty provide professional development support for students through the Center for Career Exploration and Success.
“What sets Miami University apart for students and families is our immersive undergraduate experience, our focus on student success and the close teaching relationships between students and faculty,” Miami President Greg Crawford said. “We are proud to see those strengths recognized in these newest rankings.”
Some of U.S. News rankings are based on data, others on reputation. The list of universities with an “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching” comes from a survey of college presidents, provosts and admissions deans.