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Record number of students apply for a Miami University education

Miami University viewUpdated figures: 24,801 students applied for the fall 2014 semester at Miami University's Oxford campus. That number, as of Tuesday, Feb. 4, continues to grow as the university finishes processing applications submitted for the Feb. 1 final application deadline. It exceeds Miami's fall 2013 record-breaking count of 22,520.

Miami has seen steady growth in out-of-state, international and high-ability applications over the last several years, and 2014 brought record-breaking numbers in all three populations. Enhanced recruitment initiatives across Ohio, the nation and the world, partnered with the university’s excellent academic programs, high-caliber faculty and outstanding graduation and job placement rates, have all been contributing factors to the growth of the applicant pool.

“Miami has long been a choice for top students, and we’re honored that this year even more high-achieving students are seeing us as a competitive option for their next four years,” says Michael Kabbaz, associate vice president for enrollment management. “We are proud to be a destination for student scholars who see the value in a liberal arts education and who view Miami as one of the best places in the nation to engage with faculty.” 

Miami’s four-year graduation rate is eighth among public universities nationwide and first in Ohio. Of the graduating class of 2012-2013, 91 percent of graduates were employed or enrolled in graduate school by fall 2013. A number of national media outlets have recognized Miami’s esteemed academic climate and extraordinary student outcomes this year, including U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Miami first among public universities for its exceptionally strong commitment to teaching, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, which lists Miami as one of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges" for 2014.