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Colleges / Miami University

Miami University

Oxford, OH 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

Miami of Ohio Admissions

Miami University is moderately difficult to get into. Miami University admitted 88% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 30,367 applications received in 2023, 26,699 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Miami University, the regular decision application deadline is February 1 and the fee for the application is $50.

Students who submit their applications to Miami University for fall should anticipate a decision by March 15.

Miami University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Miami University's admissions stats.

Miami University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33.1%
Mean SAT Score 1254
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 52%
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 15 December 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes December 1 February 1
Regular Decision Yes 2 1 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Miami University?

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.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

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

The early decision acceptance rate at Miami University is 88%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 88%. In 2022, Miami University admitted 437 of the 499 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply early because they believe it will increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it shows that you are very interested in a school.

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

More on Miami University Admissions

How To Get Into Miami University

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

In 2022, Miami of Ohio accepted 88% of all applicants, approximately 26,699 from the 30,367 applicants.

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.

Transferring to Miami University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Miami University

In 2022, Miami University waitlisted 2,739 students and 376 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 257 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does Miami University 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 they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Miami University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Miami University 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
State Residency Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Miami University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Miami University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Miami University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
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 University?

Students admitted to Miami University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33.8% submitted a class rank. At Miami University 33.1% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 63.6% were in the top 25% and 91.6% 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 43.9%
3.75 and 3.99 20.6%
3.50 and 3.74 16.3%
3.25 and 3.49 9.6%
3.00 and 3.24 6.4%
2.50 and 2.9 2.9%
2.00 and 2.49 0.3%

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 University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 University 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, 20% of Miami University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 52% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Miami University?

To be competitive with other Miami University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Miami University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Miami University student is 1254.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Miami University 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 University students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

To be most competitive at Miami University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Miami University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

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

More Information on Transferring to Miami University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Miami University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Miami University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Miami University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Miami University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Miami University.

Does Miami University accept transfer credits?

✅ Miami University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Miami University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Miami University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Miami University?

❌ No, Miami University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Miami University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Miami University is 88%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Miami University?

✅ Miami University's early decision acceptance rate was 88% 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 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.


Miami of Ohio Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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 Continuous processing.

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

Miami of Ohio SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 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


1170 to 1350


1170 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 1170 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 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 3.89. 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

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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