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Miami Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

68.2%
Admission Difficulty for Miami University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Miami? The school has a 68% acceptance rate. Last year, 20,635 out of 30,255 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 18 percent. Miami University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% 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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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1260-1430
Applicants Submitting SAT
23%
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 630
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Miami University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Estimated Average SAT 1350
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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 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 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 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. 23 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Miami University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >78%
1345 to 1430 Avg + 68%-78%
1260 to 1345 Avg - 56%-68%
1175 to 1260 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 1175 Low <42%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
85%
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 25
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Miami University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Estimated Average ACT 28
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 85 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
31 and Above Good >80%
28 to 31 Avg + 68%-80%
26 to 28 Avg - 58%-68%
24 to 26 Reach 48%-58%
Less than 24 Low <48%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Miami accepts 68% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Miami University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 15,287 14,968 30,255
Accepted 10,630 10,005 20,635
Acceptance Rate 70% 67% 68%
Enrolled 1,914 1,908 3,822
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 19% 19%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

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.