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Unparalleled Opportunity. Unprecedented Community.

Engage with ideas that propel you toward your goals in a transformative, research-driven learning environment. Miami University's Honors College will open the door to your academic career through engaging coursework taught by leading scholars. Within this vibrant community of high-achieving peers, you'll be part of innovative research experiences on campus and worldwide.

Leader-making Education. Groundbreaking Research.

Your future starts here. Working closely with committed faculty in small classes, Honors College students enjoy engaged learning experiences built around exploring and investigating unanswered questions. Just a few of the unique opportunities to create new knowledge include courses like:

  • Geology of the U.S. National Parks
  • Engineering Economics
  • Cultural Diversity in the United States
  • Introduction to Disability Studies
  • Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking
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Our Results Speak for Themselves

Read about our distinguished alumni.


Miami professors were directly involved with Honors courses last year


Honors courses were offered last year


National fellowship recipients since 2015

Gain Experience That Will Help You Grow

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Live Well

First-year Honors College students live in three exclusive Honors residential halls on Miami’s Western Campus. Alongside your peers, you'll develop lifelong friendships amid distinctive social experiences and academic opportunities with a faculty-in-residence. Discover a space steeped in tradition but impressively equipped for the future.

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Explore the World

Whether mastering new languages or learning other cultures, Miami’s Honors College gives you ample opportunities to see the world, and yourself, in a new light. With more than 90 study abroad programs at Miami and Honors exclusive study abroad programs at Miami's Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg, the Honors College provides access to meaningful experiential learning and a global perspective.

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Engage Your Future

Working with some of Miami’s best faculty, you’ll participate in cutting-edge research, develop exciting projects, and create new knowledge. Honors Experiences provide unique out-of-class learning opportunities like independent research, study abroad, community service projects, and pre-professional internships.

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Deeply Rooted Tradition. New Address.

Peabody Hall

Historic Peabody Hall is home to the Honors College, a hub of activity and a vibrant community including staff offices, classrooms, common spaces, and faculty-in-residence.

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The mission of the Miami University Honors College is to produce citizen scholars, who emerge from their honors education equipped not only with a lifelong love of learning, but also a lifelong commitment to use their talents, interests, and ambitions to advance the common good. Our engaging, interdisciplinary, and research-oriented curriculum directs creative and critical thought led by talented faculty. You'll explore your interests and individually design your path through distinctive academic and co-curricular experiences.

As part of Honors at Miami, you'll be challenged to grow into a responsible leader and change-maker. We are committed to preparing you to excel in your field, confident in exercising critical and independent thought and carrying forward a proactive sense of responsibility to our global world.

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At Miami, students are taught to be over-prepared for the unpredictable. Even more so in the Honors College!

It is recommended students apply before the Honors College priority deadline in December.

In order to apply, students express interest in the Honors College on the Common Application for admission to Miami University. If you have prospective students who belong in Miami's Honors College, you'll have our support every step of the way.

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Honors College

Peabody Hall
701 Western College Drive
Oxford, OH 45056
Oxford Memorial Park


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