Following a record number of applications, Miami University's accepted class of 2017 is shaping up to be the most impressive in the university's history.
More than 22,500 students had applied for fall 2013 admission, up nearly 11 percent from the previous year. As of the May 1 confirmation deadline, the number of first-year students confirming their enrollment to Miami surpassed the university’s goal of 3,600. Currently, 3,752 students are committed to attending Miami in the fall.
“Exceptional students from all 50 states and around the world applied to Miami University. We are both pleased and honored by their interest and by the students who have accepted our invitation to enroll,” said Michael Kabbaz, associate vice president for enrollment management. “As the demand for a Miami education continues to grow each and every year, we strive to enroll an incoming class that not only demonstrates extraordinary academic preparation, but that also brings broad diversity that enhances our campus community.”
The academic qualifications and diversity of the admitted student pool increased, making this year one of the most selective for first-year admission to Miami. Students accepted to Miami scored highly on standardized tests: 32.3 percent scored 30 or above on the ACT. On the SAT (Critical Reading + Math), 32.5 percent scored 1300 and above.
Admitted students represent regions and cultures around the world and hail from 49 states, including Ohio, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and 53 other countries. Additionally, 13.4 percent identify themselves as multicultural students and international students make up 7.1 percent of the admitted student pool.
“Miami delivers a superior educational experience and our students are well-known for their strong achievements in all endeavors. The incoming class will enrich our talented community and I look forward to what they will accomplish,” said Miami University President David Hodge.