In the 2014 edition of America's Best Colleges, U.S.News & World Report ranks Miami 3rd among the nation's top universities for its exceptionally strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Miami is ranked 7th among Best Colleges for Veterans.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 includes Miami in its list of the nation's "best and most interesting colleges and universities." According to the guide, "[Miami is] gaining national recognition as an excellent state university that has the true look and feel of a private, with a picture-perfect campus and high-caliber student body."
Once again, Miami is recognized in the Princeton Review's annual flagship college guide. In addition to outstanding academics—the primary criteria for selection—Miami was described as having a "vibrant, social atmostphere" and a "gorgeous" campus. The Best 378 Colleges (2014 Edition) profiles only about 15 percent of more than 2,500 four-year colleges in the country.
Miami University was 1 of only 5 universities in the nation to receive the Presidential Award in the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. In 2013, Miami received an honor roll placement with distinction: Miami, in its sixth appearance on the honor roll, estimated that from July 2011 to June 2012, over 13,000 students performed about 337,500 hours of service.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance listed Miami as one the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2014, ranking Miami 54th nationally. Miami has appeared on the list since it was first published in 1998.
The Peace Corps' latest Top 25 list, which recognizes colleges and universities that have produced the most Peace Corp volunteers, ranks Miami 11th among medium-sized schools, with 876 of our alumni having served since the organization's founding in 1961. (2013)
SmartMoney.com is one of several national rankings that recognize the value of a Miami education. For 2012, Miami University ranks 11th in the nation. when it comes to return on (tuition) investment.
Forbes ranked Miami 41st among public universities nationwide for return on investment in its America's Top Colleges for 2013 list. Post-graduate success and student satisfaction combine for 60% of the school's score.