Chances of getting into Miami University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
74.6%
Admission Difficulty for Miami University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Miami and can I get accepted? The school has a 75% acceptance rate ranking it #45 in Ohio for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 22,459 out of 30,126 applicants were admitted making Miami a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 23 percent. Miami University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Miami SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1380
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1380
Average SAT Score 1290

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

Miami University typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Ohio for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Miami University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1380 and Above Good >84%
1290 to 1380 Avg + 75%-84%
1200 to 1290 Avg - 64%-75%
1110 to 1200 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 1110 Low <51%
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Miami ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
82%
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #7 in Ohio 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Miami University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >85%
27 to 30 Avg + 75%-85%
25 to 27 Avg - 66%-75%
23 to 25 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 23 Low <56%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.63
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Miami University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Miami University was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Ohio for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Miami accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Miami University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 41% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 13% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

68% 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 36%
Top 25% of class 68%
Top 50% of class 96%
Bottom 50% of class 4%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Miami University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 15,516 14,610 30,126
Accepted 11,657 10,802 22,459
Acceptance Rate 75% 74% 75%
Enrolled 2,033 1,903 3,936
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Miami University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Miami University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

75% 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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1380. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 25 and 30. 82% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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