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Why Miami?

  • Lindsay Frank

    When I walked on campus for the first time I fell in love with the atmosphere, environment, and the opportunities it provided me.

    Before even making my final decision I had the wonderful opportunity to meet with a professor and he went out of his way to talk to my dad and me. He also gave me his home and cell number and told me he would help me anyway he could and to always know he is there. He has kept this promise and is one of the best professors I have ever had. This is not something out of the ordinary at Miami, just an example of the wonderful connection of professors to students.

  • Quincy Walker

    At first, I didn't want to come to Miami because it's so close to home. I felt like all of the people from my high school went to Miami's Oxford or Hamilton campus. I then visited campus during the Bridges Program, which is for underrepresented high school seniors. I spent the night in Oxford and got to explore campus and stay in a first year residence hall. I pretty much fell in love with Miami during that visit.

  • Anne Planic

    I knew the minute I drove over the paved red brick road Uptown and took a tour of campus that I would call Oxford home. I chose Miami because it is the epitome of a quintessential college town with beautiful red brick buildings, an enthusiastic student body, and professors who strive to see you not only reach your goals, but exceed them.

    The unique opportunities that Miami has to offer, including networking with top business companies, listening to famous keynote speakers, and meeting amazing people through all the different and diverse clubs on campus, have helped shape me into a confident, independent person that is proud to be a Redhawk.

  • Perry Porter

    Of all the places I visited, I felt the most at home at Miami. The students here seemed excited about life and not at all confined by the campus setting - campus life actually helped them find and pursue their passions. That was something I was looking for in a college: a place to live a whole life and not be solely defined to my academic pursuits.

  • Jon Wallace

    I heard mostly about Miami through word of mouth we had some family friends who went here. So, after I visited I fell in love with the campus I was immediately drawn to it, it was very nice and the tour was really engaging and I got to meet some of the professors.

  • Hayley Humen

    I first decided to look at Miami because both my mom and my aunt attended school here. It was the first school I visited and the second I stepped on campus, I knew that it was the place for me. Since my mom attended Miami as well, she knew when the perfect time to tour was--October. I was blown away by the beautiful trees against the red brick buildings and I knew it was immediately my home. Miami offered me the perfect size and infinte opportunities. I ended up applying Early Decision and have never regretted it since!

Educator-Student Connections

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    Dr. Jade Morton and Chad Sobota

    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Dr. Jade Morton trusts Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering double-major Chad Sobota to lead her team that builds a robotic snowplow and lawnmower. Dr. Morton says, "you could tell Chad was a leader from early on because he was very conscientious and asked good questions. We are like family now!"

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    Mindy Stephens and A'ishah Newson

    Health Promotion major A'ishah Newson says her boss at the rec center, Associate Director of Fitness and Marketing Mindy Stephens, is someone she can "rely on for great insight about anything from something as little as teaching me a cool, new move to do in my fitness class to convincing me that I should present at a conference."

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    Dr. Karen Montgomery and Catherine Meeth

    Early Childhood Education major Catherine Meeth credits Dr. Karen Montgomery's enthusiasm for inspiring her to travel to Colombia and Jamaica as part of the Ambassadors for Children program. Catherine says, "Dr. Montgomery is just this really infectious person who loves what she does and loves being an activist for students and has a passion for education."

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    Dr. Scott Suarez and Amanda Friend

    Assistant Professor of Anthropology Dr. Scott Suarez helped Anthropology student Amanda Friend set up a research project on primates at the Columbus Zoo and guided her to the prestigious Cambridge Junior Visiting Fellows Program in England.

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    Gary Speck and Jordan Habel

    Music Education major Jordan Habel calls Music Professor Gary Speck's wind ensemble "a great place to make music. The team effort idea is really cool." Among the other great places that Jordan Habel has made music the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade.

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    Jan Taylor and Jeffrey Segrave

    Marketing major Jeffrey Segrave met faculty member Jan Taylor when she offered to assist him with his first semester schedule. Since then, Jeffrey has worked with Taylor in class and through case competitions. She even helped him land a summer internship doing market research for dunnhumbyUSA.

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    Adrian Gaskins and Austin Freilich

    Business Economics major Austin Freilich met faculty member Adrian Gaskins in his Black World Studies class and they're now working to form a campus salsa dancing organization. Austin says, "I have learned that you need to be yourself in every situation no matter what you are doing. Keep an open mind and meet as many people as you can."

Research opportunities are everywhere.

  • {Research opportunities are everywhere.}

    Faces of Research

    Join more than 2,000 students who work with professors on funded research each year. No matter your area of study, we have a research program that works for you.

  • {Research opportunities are everywhere.}

    Lyndsey McMillon


    “Doing research helps because it is the physical application of what you learn in class and it inspired me to go to graduate school.”

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    Read more about Lyndsey

    Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering double-major, Lyndsey McMillon interned at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, testing solar cells to see how they will perform in space. Next year, Lyndsey will go on to graduate school at Yale to study chemical engineering.

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    Project High Flight

    Students from all backgrounds come together in Project High Flight, an interdisciplinary endeavor to develop a remote-controlled, long duration, high altitude balloon designed to fly missions to the edge of space.

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    More from team member Emma Kunimoto

    "It lets me work with other students and not just those in my discipline. We work with people from all different majors and what has surprised me the most is what I've learned from them. It's interesting to see us all come together."

  • {Research opportunities are everywhere.}

    Emmanuel Caster


    “There are things I learn in a research lab that give me an advantage. That’s the type of learner that I am. If I’m able to go hands-on, to touch it, then I’ll always remember it.”

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    More from Emmanuel

    Kinesiology major, Emmanuel chose to study how leptin, a chemical in the body that regulates energy balance, could be used to fight obesity.

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    Rachael Fraleigh


    “I learned how a client’s needs can continually change and you have to be prepared to pick up and start in a new direction at the drop of a hat.”

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    More from Rachael

    Graphic Design and Marketing double-major, Rachael worked on Highwire Brand Studio, an interdisciplinary project to help Procter & Gamble find new consumers for its Olay line of beauty products.

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    Joseph Bushur


    "This project allowed me to think about the role of theatre in enabling audiences to imagine a more just world."

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    More from Joseph

    Theatre and English Literature double-major, Joseph researched Shakespearean parody and improv, attended an Improvised Shakespeare Company’s performance in Chicago, and also interviewed the troupe’s director.

Life-changing. Passport-requiring.

  • {Life-changing. Passport-requiring.}

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    Number One

  • {Life-changing. Passport-requiring.}

    Miami's European campus in Luxembourg is a great place to take classes for a semester. Students live with a host family and participate in a week-long faculty-guided field study tour in another country.

    Miami Luxembourg

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    Make an impact on a community in Ghana, West Africa and gain real world experience by designing and constructing buildings in collaboration with local citizens.


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    Immerse yourself in Chinese language and business practices in the Pacific Rim summer program. You’ll hear guest-lectures from prominent industry practitioners and visit corporate facilities of world-renowned companies.

    Pacific Rim Program

First Miami, then the world

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    Kelly Muenchen

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    Ryan Martini

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    Michelle McVicker

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    Sarah Shew

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    Stephanie Wagner

You're worth a lot. We'd like to return the favor.

  • {You're worth a lot. We'd like to return the favor.}

    Seventy percent of the fall 2012 first year students received a scholarship or grant from Miami University.

    70% of the fall 2012 first year students received a scholarship or grant from Miami University.

  • {You're worth a lot. We'd like to return the favor.}

    Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed Miami as one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” in 2013, ranking Miami 47th nationally. Miami has appeared on the list since it was first published in 1998.

    Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine listed Miami as one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” in 2013, ranking Miami 47th nationally. Miami has appeared on the list since it was first published in 1998.

  • {You're worth a lot. We'd like to return the favor.}

    Seventy-two percent of Undergraduate students who receive some form of financial assistance from Miami, the state of Ohio, or the federal government.

    72% of Undergraduate students who receive some form of financial assistance from Miami, the state of Ohio, or the federal government.

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