About Miami

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Public Institution, Personal Education

Miami University, established in 1809, is located in Oxford, Ohio. Ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report, Miami is recognized as one of the nation's most outstanding undergraduate institutions. With a student body of nearly 19,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

History and Traditions   Our Mission

Diversity and Inclusion


Opportunities for Engagement

Our focus on personal attention is enhanced through the study in selected disciplines by graduate students, who, along with undergraduates, participate with faculty in significant research and scholarship activities.

Miami also offers vibrant residential, community-based, and international programs involving students in life-enhancing activities that build leadership and develop citizenship, character, and lifelong friendships.

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Strong Undergraduate Teaching

Along with countless opportunities to gain practical experience, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who love to teach and mentor students. In fact, the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as a top 5 university in the U.S. in the category of "Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching."

We believe that this commitment is also demonstrated in our record of exceptional retention and graduation rates, which remain some of the highest in NCAA Division I schools.

Recognition   Colleges and Schools


Picturesque Campus

We invite you to visit us here in Oxford. As you explore our website, you can find directions, accommodations, and more information about visiting Miami. If you are unable to stop by, visit us virtually to discover why Miami is a great place to call home. Robert Frost once identified our campus as "the most beautiful campus that ever there was." We agree and we think you will, too!


Active Alumni

Our graduates represent the more than 208,000 Miami alumni located around the globe, serving as professional and community leaders. To an extent envied by most other universities, our alumni maintain ties with their alma mater and stand ready to assist students and young graduates as they join the "Miami Family."


An Original Public Ivy

Original Public Ivy - Miami University - Oxford, Ohio - Est. 1809

With its rich history and tradition, Miami provides an exceptional return on your education investment.

What is a Public Ivy?

Miami and Ohio

Tangible Traditions

Upham Arch with fall-colored leaves in the background

Charter Day Ball, Cradle of Coaches, Miami Mergers—Learn about the icons that fuel lifelong memories.

Miami Traditions