Miami University is 1st among public universities (second overall behind Princeton) for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching per the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Miami has appeared in the top three on this list for the past five years. U.S. News & World Report also ranked Miami University as the second most efficient school among national universities and 11th among Best Colleges for Veterans.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016 recognizes Miami University for "gaining national recognition as an excellent state university that has the true look and feel of a private." Highlights of Miami's 2016 entry include its high-caliber student body, beautiful campus, and professors' knowledge and willingness to help.
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 380 Colleges (2016 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 magazine 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.
Forbes magazine 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.