Miami University received a record-breaking 20,299 first-year applications for the fall 2012-2013 academic year, an increase of more than 10 percent from applications the previous year.
The university experienced growth in all three application types (Early Decision, Early Action, Regular Decision). The most significant gain is in Early Decision, showing a 96 percent increase in applications for fall 2012.
Miami also surpassed its first-year admission acceptance goal as of the May 1 deadline. Currently, 3,916 students have confirmed to Miami.
“In a very competitive market, we believe students and their parents are clearly recognizing the value of a Miami education,” said Michael Kabbaz, associate vice president for enrollment management.
The office of admission welcomed over 34,000 visitors to campus this year, in addition to the 5,050 visitors who attended Make it Miami!, an event designed specifically for admitted students. This brought the total number of visitors to campus to just over 39,000.
A strong, academically accomplished group of students make up the accepted student pool for Miami University's class of 2016.
Of those students accepted for fall 2012 admission to Miami, 40 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school classes. The middle 50 percent ranked between the top 6-26 percent of their high school classes. Valedictorians and salutatorians account for 6.1 percent of Miami’s admitted students.
Students accepted for admission to Miami also scored well on standardized tests: 24.6 percent scored 30 or above on the ACT; the middle 50 percent scored between 25-29. On the SAT (Critical Reading + Math), 27.4 percent scored 1300 and above; the middle 50 percent scored between 1130 and 1310.
Students represent Ohio, 48 other states and 42 other countries. In addition, 53.3 percent of the accepted students are female; 46.7 percent are male; 13.2 percent identify themselves as multicultural.