The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 includes Miami University among more than 300 of "the best and most interesting institutions in the nation"; and also ranks Miami among major schools strong in architecture, business and music.
Miami is listed as one of 20 “Public Universities Strong in Architecture”; one of 36 “Public Universities Strong in Business”; and one of 25 “Major Universities Strong in Music.”
The Fiske Guide also lists economics, accountancy, music, chemistry, botany, microbiology, international studies and architecture as Miami’s strongest programs.
The editors describe Miami as “the honors public university in one of the nation’s largest states. Undergraduate research gets a lot of attention at Miami, and professors are lauded for their knowledge and willingness to help.”
Data in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 comes from questionnaires sent to schools over recent years. University administrators also receive and distribute a set of questionnaires to a cross section of the student body each year.
The Fiske Guide is among several national rankings in recent months to cite Miami’s high quality education, high retention and graduation rates, caliber of teaching, strong value and success of its alumni.