Miami University is one of the oldest public universities in the country, made possible by an ordinance signed by President George Washington in 1795. Chartered in 1809, Miami welcomed its first students in 1824.
Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe who once lived in the Miami Valley region of Ohio. Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.
At Miami, research opportunities are everywhere. Each year, more than 2,000 Miami students work with professors on funded research. It doesn't matter if your passion is art, music, public service, biology, or psychology, we have a research program that will work for you.
Some of our centers and institutes:
Center for Career Exploration & Success
This Center empowers undergraduate and graduate students to engage in career exploration and experiential learning to optimize their professional and personal potential through connections with employers and the Miami career community. This engagement also deepens self-knowledge, enabling students to choose meaningful career paths and excel in a diverse, global society.
The Office of the Dean of Students strongly encourages you to actively participate in University life by seeking out opportunities to be involved both in and out of the classroom. Our Dean of Students staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, or to simply point students and their families in the right direction.
In an effort to support a healthy college experience, the Student Health Service provides quality outpatient care that includes general medicine, injury care, and immunizations, and as well as gynecology, laboratory, and pharmacy services.
Miami University Oxford is a residential campus, with nearly all first- and second-year students living in residence halls. These halls represent various Living Learning Communities (LLCs), which provide an opportunity for students to live and learn with others who share their interests. With our inclusive environment and active student body, it's easy to see why The Princeton Review calls our campus a "vibrant, social atmosphere."
Student organizations are a pivotal component of the Miami University education and experience. With over 300 on campus student organizations available -- ranging from social and service organizations to athletic clubs -- opportunities for involvement are abound. Utilize the Miami University HUB organization directory in order to find the organization(s) that best align to your interests.
Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region of the United States. Miami's most recent comprehensive accreditation review was in 2015, and it resulted in a continuation of our accreditation for ten years, through 2025. The University also had a year-four assurance review in 2019.