Miami's incoming class of 2018 most academically accomplished in university history

First-year orientations take place in June for the incoming class of 2018.

Orientation sessions for the incoming class of 2018 begin in June.

Following a record year of applications, Miami University’s enrolling class of 2018 is projected to be the most academically accomplished in university history.
Nearly 25,300 students applied for fall 2014 first-year admission, up more than 12 percent from the previous year. The increase in overall applications made this one of the most selective years for admission, leading to an increase in the overall academic quality of admitted students. As of May 13, 3,771 students were committed to attending Miami in the fall.

“We truly have an incredible group of students joining us this year,” said Michael Kabbaz, associate vice president for enrollment management. “Already the class of 2018 has proven that it is extremely motivated and is capable of achieving great things. We are honored that they have chosen to continue their success at Miami.”

Of the accepted students, 33 percent submitted a best ACT score of 30 or above, while 35 percent of students who submitted the SAT (Critical Reading + Math) had a best score of 1300 or above. The average composite ACT and SAT scores were the highest in university history at 28.4 and 1255, respectively. This year’s admitted students represent regions and cultures around the world and hail from 56 countries, 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Additionally, 13.6 percent of admitted students identify themselves as multicultural students, and 8.9 percent identify themselves as international students.

The office of admission attributes the continued rise in interest from high quality applicants to enhanced recruitment initiatives across Ohio, the nation and the world, and to the university’s growing reputation for offering an exceptional undergraduate experience.

“Miami is known for its great students and accomplished alumni,” said Kabbaz. “The outstanding class of 2018 will only add to that reputation. We look forward to witnessing how they will take advantage of Miami’s many academic, professional, and study abroad opportunities over the next four years, as well as the impact they will have on the world upon graduation.”