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Unparalleled Opportunity. Unprecedented Community.

Engage with ideas that propel you toward your goals in a transformational, research-driven learning environment. Miami University’s Honors College opens the door to your academic career through compelling coursework taught by leading scholars. Within this vibrant community of high-achieving peers, you’ll be part of innovative research experiences on campus and around the world.

Unmatched Education. Groundbreaking Research.

Your future starts here. Working closely with committed faculty in small classes, Honors College students enjoy engaged learning experiences built around exploring and investigating unanswered questions. Just a few of the unique opportunities to create new knowledge include courses like:

  • Discovering Italian Opera
  • Engineering Economics
  • Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking
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Our Results Speak for Themselves

Read about our distinguished alumni


Miami professors were directly involved with Honors courses last year


Honors courses were offered last year


students won a national fellowship in 2020

Experience Life. Craft Your Future.

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Live Well

First-year Honors College students live in three exclusive Honors residential halls on Miami’s Western Campus. Alongside your peers, you'll develop lifelong friendships amid distinctive social experiences and academic opportunities with a faculty-in-residence. Discover a space steeped in tradition but impressively equipped for the future.

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Explore the World

Whether mastering new languages or learning other cultures, Miami’s Honors College gives you ample opportunities to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. With more than 90 study abroad programs at Miami and Honors exclusive study abroad programs at Miami's Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, the Honors College provides you with access to meaningful experiential learning and a global perspective.

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Engage Your Future

Working side by side with some of Miami’s best faculty, you’ll participate in cutting-edge research, develop exhilarating projects, and create new knowledge. Honors Experiences provide you with unique out-of-class learning opportunities like independent research, study abroad, community service projects, and pre-professional internships.

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Deep Rooted Tradition. Impressive new Digs.

Peabody Hall

Historic Peabody Hall is home to the Honors College, a hub of activity and a vibrant community including staff offices, classrooms, common spaces, and faculty-in-residence.

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Our mission in the Miami University Honors College is to foster rigorous academic inquiry in a community of learners through innovative teaching and diverse leadership and service opportunities. Our engaging, interdisciplinary, and research-oriented curriculum directs creative and critical thought led by talented faculty. You’ll explore your interests and individually design your path through distinctive academic and co curricular experiences.

As part of Honors at Miami, you’ll be challenged to grow into a responsible leader and change-maker. We are committed to preparing you to excel in your field, confident in exercising critical and independent thought and carrying forward a proactive sense of responsibility to our global world.

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At Miami, students are taught to be overprepared for the unpredictable. Even more so in the Honors College! There are a lot of opportunities and deadlines that go into applying for the Honors College. In addition to the Common Application for admission to Miami University, there is a supplemental Honors application, which includes an essay. If you have prospective students who belong in Miami’s Honors College, you’ll have our support every step of the way.
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Honors College

Peabody Hall
701 Western College Drive
Oxford, OH 45056
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