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Smart and diverse, class of 2017 well equipped for Miami's nationally acclaimed academics

The most academically accomplished and diverse class in the history of Miami University describes this year’s approximately 3,650 first-year students who move in Aug. 22 and attend Convocation Aug. 23. Fall classes for the university begin Aug. 26.

Students and parents enjoy an information session during Miami's summer orientation program for first-years.

Students and parents enjoy an information session during Miami's summer orientation program for first-years.

From a pool of more than 22,500 applications — a Miami record — this year’s class of 2017 brings with it impressive academic achievements. The average ACT score is one full point higher than last year, with an increase from 26.5 to 27.5. Of this year’s class, 29 percent scored a 30 or higher on the ACT and 37 percent scored a 29 or higher.  The average GPA rose from 3.63 to 3.72, including a significant increase in the rigor of high school curriculum completed.

Just as impressively, 39 percent of the incoming first-year students graduated in the top 10 percent of their class. More than half, 59 percent, already received college credit from advanced placement, post-secondary education or other programs.

University officials also report that domestic diversity represents 13.3 percent of the enrolling class — a statistic that increases each year. Students hail from 45 states and 26 countries, with non Ohio students representing nearly 40 percent of the first-year class. Miami increased its on-campus international population one full percent to 5.1 percent.

Miami launches its new university academic scholars program this year with the inaugural class of 165 students selected from the top of the incoming class. The program includes seven distinct areas of study and an array of academic and co-curricular opportunities specifically designed for these academically talented students. This new program complements the long-standing honors program that is enrolling 341 students this year.

“I Am Miami”

To celebrate the entrance of Miami’s newest scholars, a new tradition begins during Convocation 2013. Each student will receive an “I Am Miami” pin and also recite together the Code of Love and Honor that is an extended and personalized version of Miami’s values statement.

“This statement articulates the behavioral expectations for members of the university community," said Miami President David Hodge. "‘I Am Miami’ and the Code of Love and Honor emphasize that individuals also have an obligation to the greater good.”

This year’s Convocation features Jane McGonigal, author of Reality is Broken, this year’s Summer Reading Program book selection. More than 100 Welcome Week activities highlight the opening of the 2013-2014 academic year.

Major construction projects greet students as the new Armstrong Student Center nears completion. The center will open phase one in October with complete occupancy in February 2014. Miami debuts two new residence halls and one new dining hall fall semester. Etheridge Hall will house 232 students and Maplestreet Station will house 90, plus offer seven restaurants with distinct international cuisine.

New this year is the addition of a winter term from January 2-25, 2014. This short period between fall and spring semesters offers a variety of additional learning opportunities to all students.

Recently, Miami ranked among the top 50 public colleges in the nation, according to Forbes magazine. Miami is also listed in Princeton Review’s 2014 best colleges guide.

“These remarkable students coming from across the United States and the globe are continuing to realize the superb value of a Miami education,” said Michael Kabbaz, associate vice president of enrollment management. “I’m confident these students will have tremendous success during their time at Miami and will continue to make an impact on the world after graduation.”

Written by Carole Johnson, university news and communications, Carole.Johnson@MiamiOh.edu

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  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
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    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

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    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
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  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
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  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
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  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
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    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

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    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency