Sun setting over King Library

Points of Pride

High Academic Standards

  • New Miami Graduates Land Where They Planned—More than 91% of Miami University students who graduated August 2012–May 2013 were employed or in graduate school by Fall 2013.
  • Miami ranks 1st in the U.S. among public universities with an exceptionally strong commitment to teaching in the 2015 U.S.News & World Report rankings. Miami has appeared in the top three on this list for the past five years.
  • In the latest Institute for International Education report on the number of students studying abroad, Miami ranks 3rd among public doctoral institutions nationwide. The latest figures show approximately 40% of Miami students study abroad before they graduate. (2013)
  • In the 2015 edition of America's Best Colleges, U.S. News ranks Miami's engineering program 29th in the nation in the category of "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs where the highest degree is a bachelor's or master's."
  • In the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013, Miami’s architecture major is among 20 such programs at public universities cited for "unusual strength." Miami's business and music programs are also highlighted by editors.
  • In BusinessWeek magazine's ranking of undergraduate business programs, Miami's Farmer School of Business appears among the nation's top 5%, ranking 8th among public universities and colleges. (2013 )
  • In a 2011 report of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) assessing the extent to which students engage in "educationally effective" activities, scores reflecting the academic experiences of Miami first-year students and seniors were higher than the national average in all five benchmark categories.
  • Once again, the latest data on student retention shows that nearly 90% of first-year students return for their sophomore year. (2013)
  • Among Miami seniors, the acceptance rate to law school is 95%, compared to a national average of 84%. In recent years, Miami students have been accepted to the nation's top law schools, including Harvard and Columbia. (2013)
  • The medical school acceptance rate for Miami students is 63%, compared to 46% nationally. (2013)