The 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings recognize Miami as the second highest public university in the United States in the category of “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching." Only 19 national universities are noted for such commitment. Miami has appeared on this short, elite list since the inaugural year of the rankings in 2009, and has been in the top three among public universities for six years in a row.
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 atmosphere" 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 2015, ranking Miami 55th among in-state best values nationwide for public universities and 31st for public university best values for out-of-state students. 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.
97.6% of 2013–2014 graduates were employed or continuing their education by Fall 2014 (per research, surveys, and national data).
In the latest Institute for International Education report on the number of students studying abroad, Miami ranks 2ndamong public doctoral institutions nationwide. The latest figures show approximately 42% of Miami students study abroad before they graduate. (2015)
The median length of time to achieve a degree at Miami is 3.7 years, the shortest time among Ohio public universities. This contributes to lower costs overall.