Miami welcomes the Class of 2019 at its Convocation.
Miami welcomes the Class of 2019 at its Convocation. Photo: Scott Kissell

Incoming #MiamiOH2019 already begins with successes

The story of Miami’s incoming Class of 2019 already begins with a number of successes: It’s the most academically accomplished and most domestically diverse in the university’s 206-year history.

Of the more than 3,880 students enrolled, 51 percent are female. Fifty-five percent of the incoming class is from Ohio, and 13.5 percent represent domestic diversity.

This class also represents the highest interest and enrollment from students throughout the country and the globe — 36 percent are from other states and 8.4 percent are international, with 71.5 percent of those from China.

“The story surrounding the Class of 2019 is simply amazing. The year began with a record number of applications for admission,” said Susan Schaurer, assistant vice president of enrollment management and director of admission. “Our ability to attract and enroll the brightest and best from the state of Ohio, across the U.S. and around the globe illustrates the demand for a Miami degree is at an all-time high and is indicative of its recognition as a Public Ivy whose alumni are consistently recruited by the nation’s top employers and graduate and professional school programs.”

About 35 percent of incoming students graduated in the top 10 percent of their classes. In addition, 58 percent are entering Miami with college credits through advanced placement, the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option and other programs. The average ACT score is 28, with 33 percent scoring a 30 or higher.

The incoming students expressed interest in 101 different majors, with 30 percent of the class interested in majors within the College of Arts and Science and 24 percent in the Farmer School of Business.


Miami alumnus Andrew Eninger kicks off the new year as part of the Convocation program. Eninger is part of Second City Works out of Chicago.

#MiamiOH2019 begin the Miami Experience

To kick off the new academic year, Miami welcomed Andrew Eninger (Miami ’91, MA '93) and Rachel Miller for its Convocation program, Friday, Aug. 21.  They are members of Second City Works, the business-to-business side of the famed Chicago comedy improv company.

The duo introduced students to the art of improvisation.

Through skits they demonstrated how choosing the right words can foster positive, collaborative environments.  (Watch Miami’s website for a video of Convocation.)

Miami’s newest class will also benefit from some new facilities and renovation projects, as well as new programming. Read more online at “Ten new things Miami students will see this school year.”

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Many first-year students will participate in UNV 101, piloted last year. This semester it is offered in more than 100 sections, reaching nearly 2,000 students. It is designed to help promote a sense of belonging among students. The sections focus on how students can get the most of their time at Miami and establish a foundation for academic and co-curricular success.

The idea for the UNV 101 course came from previous first-year students who expressed their desire for specialized support that would help incoming freshmen transition into the Miami experience.

“Assessment data from this initial pilot demonstrated that students gained many positive outcomes including having a better understanding of campus resources, formulating a timely plan for degree completion and knowing how to succeed inside and outside the classroom,” said Carolyn Haynes, associate provost.

Welcome Week activities for all students began last Thursday and continue through Sunday, Aug 30.  It’s 12 days of more than 100 events where students can meet new people, connect with campus resources, learn their way around, prepare for first semester and have a great time.

Check out photos from Welcome Week 2015