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Chances of getting into Miami University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
92%
Admission Difficulty for Miami University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Miami and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Miami is 92%.  It ranks #66 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Miami University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 24,684 out of 26,844 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 29 percent (SAT 1160/1370 ACT 24/30). Miami University typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.85. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Miami application fee is $50 and applications are due by Feb 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Miami University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Miami SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1160-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT 
28%
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1160
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Miami University?

Miami University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 31 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1160 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1050. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Miami ranks #6 in Ohio and #153 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Miami University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1370 and Above Good >96%
1265 to 1370 Avg + 92%-96%
1160 to 1265 Avg - 86%-92%
1055 to 1160 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 1055 Low <76%
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Miami ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
82%
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 29
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Miami?

Admission data indicates that Miami regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Ohio and #196 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 82 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Miami University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Miami University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
30 and Above Good >96%
27 to 30 Avg + 92%-96%
24 to 27 Avg - 86%-92%
21 to 24 Reach 76%-86%
Less than 21 Low <76%
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Miami GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.85
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Miami University?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Miami. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Miami University was 3.85 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.85 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Miami accepts 92% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted Miami University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 34.62% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.91% Avg
3.50 to 3.74 18.28% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 12.45% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.73% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 6.32% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.67% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.03% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

60.81% of Miami University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Miami University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 32.84%
Top 25% of class 60.81%
Top 50% of class 89%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Miami University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 14,528 12,316 26,844
Accepted 13,548 11,136 24,684
Acceptance Rate 93% 90% 92%
Enrolled 1,999 1,825 3,824
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 16% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
63

Applicants have 63 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Miami University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Miami University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Miami University Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Miami University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204024 IPEDS survey data for Miami University.

FAQs

Does Miami University prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of students submit their SAT scores to Miami. 82% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Miami University?

92% of those who apply are granted admission to Miami. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Miami University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1160 and 1370. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Miami University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.