Miami University (Ohio)

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#129, overall score 44.67/100

Fun Fact:

In 2016, Forbes magazine named Oxford, Ohio as the best college town in America.

Why should Jewish students attend Miami University? Hillel at Miami University is the central voice of the Jewish community on campus and a critical partner with the university enhancing student life. Hillel welcomes every Jewish student to a warm and caring community. It offers a wide range of activities to help students find their own path on their personal Jewish journey. Miami university is a place where ALL Jewish students can feel comfortable being Jewish. — Joel Miller, director of development, Hillel at Miami University


  • Location: Oxford, Ohio
  • Region: Midwest
  • Campus type: College town
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 16,981
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 1,050
  • Jewish population share: 6%
  • Student origin: 64% in-state / 36% out-of-state
  • Student newspaper: The Miami Student
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: RedHawks
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: Boogiemen / Pac Attack

COST & AID Score: 5/15

  • Score: 5/15
  • In-state tuition: $14,578
  • Out-of-state tuition: $32,768
  • Room & board costs: $12,725
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $11,417
  • Average loan debt: $29,596
  • Starting median salary: $53,500
  • Scholarship for Jewish students: Yes

ACADEMICS Score: 5/20

  • Score: 5/20
  • Acceptance rate: 68%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Median SAT range: 1190-1380
  • Jewish Studies program: Yes
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Hebrew major: No

What Students Say:

“Our teachers want to be involved with us and help us any way possible.”

ISRAEL Score: 14.33/20

SAFETY Score: 8.33/11

  • Score: 8.33/11
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2017: 0
  • Campus crime rate: 6.19/1,000 students (medium-high)
  • City crime rate: 16.55/1,000 people (low)
  • LGBT center: Yes

JEWISH LIFE Score: 12/34

  • Score: 12/34
  • Hillel: Hillel at Miami University
  • Chabad: The Chabad House at Miami University
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM
  • Jewish sororities: AEPhi
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? No
  • Chicken soup hotline: Yes
  • Active Hillel clubs: 3
  • Hillel Friday night services: 1
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 60
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 0
  • Eruv: No
  • Most unique/noteworthy club: TAMID brings Jewish and non-Jewish students together to focus on Israel entrepreneurship.
  • Where do Jewish students come from? All over the country.
  • Kosher food details: Dining services works with kosher observant students to enable them to follow their dietary needs.

What Students Say:

“My Jewish community is unique because Rabbi Greenberg and his family are so welcoming to everyone in Oxford. Regardless of religion, this family will help anyone with anything. Although I came to Miami and left my family in Chicago, I feel like I have a family here at school.”

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