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Colleges / Miami University

Miami University

Oxford, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%
Acceptance Rate89%

Miami of Ohio Admissions

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

Students who submit their applications to Miami of Ohio for fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Miami of Ohio Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Miami of Ohio's admissions stats.

Miami of Ohio 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35.84%
Mean SAT Score 1254
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 18%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 62%
Waitlist Yes

Miami University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Miami University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 1 February 1
Regular Decision Yes February 1 March 15

Considering Applying Early to Miami of Ohio?

Miami of Ohio 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.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 1. Miami of Ohio will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Miami of Ohio is 95%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 89%.

Miami of Ohio accepts about 98% of early action applicants and 89% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Miami of Ohio admitted 451 of the 474 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Miami of Ohio admitted 19,36 of the 19,717 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Miami University Admissions

Transferring to Miami University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Miami of Ohio

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

What Does Miami of Ohio Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Miami of Ohio

What does Miami of Ohio consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Miami of Ohio for more information on admission factors.

Miami of Ohio Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Miami of Ohio have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 37.73% submitted a class rank. At Miami of Ohio 35.84% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 67.51% were in the top 25% and 90.91% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Miami University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 41.74%
3.75 and 3.99 22.84%
3.50 and 3.74 15.07%
3.25 and 3.49 8.88%
3.00 and 3.24 6.32%
2.50 and 2.9 4.43%
2.00 and 2.49 0.69%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Miami of Ohio directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

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

In 2022, 18% of Miami of Ohio's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 62% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Miami of Ohio?

To be competitive with other Miami of Ohio applicants, you should strive to score between 1180 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 1180, 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.

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES

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?

❌ No, Miami of Ohio is test optional, so you can make the call whether to include your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Miami of Ohio's acceptance rate?

✅ Miami of Ohio has an acceptance rate of 89%.

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

✅ Miami of Ohio's early decision acceptance rate was 95% 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.

Want To Learn More About Miami of Ohio?

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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 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1180 - 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


1180 to 1350


1180 and Less


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 1180 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 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 3.85. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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