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Miami of Ohio Admissions

If you want to apply to Miami of Ohio, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Miami of Ohio Admissions Stats at a Glance

Miami of Ohio 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 32.84%
Mean SAT Score 1254
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 29%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 82%
Waitlist Yes

Applying Early to Miami of Ohio?

Miami University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! Miami of Ohio will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Miami of Ohio is 96%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 92%. Miami of Ohio accepts about 98% of early action applicants and 92% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Miami of Ohio admitted 524 of the 545 students who applied early decison. In 2021, Miami of Ohio admitted 19,36 of the 19,717 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into Miami University

It is moderately difficult to get into Miami of Ohio. Miami of Ohio evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Miami of Ohio accepted 92% of all applicants, around 24,684 of the 26,844 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Miami of Ohio, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

Miami of Ohio has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important to Get In to Miami of Ohio?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Miami of Ohio

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Miami of Ohio 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Miami of Ohio must submit the following items. Double check with Miami of Ohio's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Miami of Ohio?

Students admitted to Miami of Ohio have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37.03% submitted a class rank. At Miami of Ohio 32.84% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60.81% were in the top 25% and 88.63% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Miami University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 37.03%
3.75 and 3.99 19.91%
3.50 and 3.74 18.28%
3.25 and 3.49 12.45%
3.00 and 3.24 7.73%
2.50 and 2.9 6.32%
2.00 and 2.49 0.67%

Miami of Ohio considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Miami of Ohio is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 29% of Miami of Ohio's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 82% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Miami of Ohio?

To be competitive with other Miami of Ohio applicants, you should strive to earn between 1160 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Miami of Ohio 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1160, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Miami of Ohio student is 1254.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Miami of Ohio students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Miami of Ohio students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Miami of Ohio?

To be most competitive at Miami of Ohio, you should strive to earn between 24 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Miami of Ohio's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Miami of Ohio students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

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Transferring to Miami University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Miami of Ohio.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Miami of Ohio during the following terms: - Fall Term - Winter Term - Spring Term - Winter Term - Summer Term

Miami of Ohio Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Miami of Ohio?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Miami of Ohio.

Does Miami of Ohio accept transfer credits?

Miami of Ohio accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Miami of Ohio accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Miami of Ohio accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Miami of Ohio accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Miami of Ohio?

Miami of Ohio is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Miami of Ohio's acceptance rate?

Miami of Ohio's acceptance rate is 92%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Miami of Ohio?

Miami of Ohio's early decision acceptance rate was 96% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Miami of Ohio?

The early action acceptance rate at Miami of Ohio was 98% in 2021.

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Miami of Ohio Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Miami of Ohio? Miami of Ohio is a somewhat selective institution. The Miami of Ohio acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.



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Miami of Ohio Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Miami of Ohio is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Miami of Ohio is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Miami of Ohio ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

30 and Above


24 to 30


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Miami of Ohio is 27. Students with an ACT score of 30 and above have a good chance of getting into Miami of Ohio. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 30 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Miami of Ohio SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1350


Math SAT Range

580 - 690


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1160 to 1350


1160 and Less


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Miami of Ohio students is 1254. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Miami of Ohio, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Miami of Ohio.

Miami of Ohio GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Miami of Ohio, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.52. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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