choose to participate in the Honors Program for a variety
of reasons. The following are just some of the benefits
for students who join Miami University's Honors Program:
Scholarship: Students who remain in the University Honors Program receive
an annual award of $1,250 as part of their financial
Priority class registration: After their first semester
at college, Honors students have the opportunity to register before
other students on campus.
Summer Tuition Credit: Honors students
who meet certain requirements are eligible to receive a tuition
credit for up to 8 hours of Summer study, for
use either on campus or in any Miami-sponsored study abroad
Honors Courses: The Honors Program offers small learning-enhanced
seminars that foster close contact with faculty and peers, interactive,
discussions and activities, and stimuating class assignments that intellectually challenge
Faculty Mentoring: Honors students may choose to particpate
in the Faculty Mentor Program. In this Program, groups of
8-12 students are paired with an exemplary faculty member with
whom they attend social gatherings, cultural events, and book discussions.
Research Funding: The Honors Program supports undergraduate research in
the following ways:
Honors students may apply for funds
to help pay for expenses related to research projects or
travel expenses related to presenting their research.
two Honors students are awarded a Research Scholar Room, which
funds their housing for the entire academic year in a
single room, and use of a laptop computer.
Notation: Students completing the Honors Program will have “University Honors”
or “University Honors with Distinction” as a permanent notation on
their college transcript.
Housing: First-year Honors students receive priority
placement for participation in the Honors and Scholars Theme Learning
Community. Events that took place in the Honors and Scholars
Hall last year included: A Rave Dance Party, Undergraduate Research
Series—The What, How's and Why's of Research, Bowling for Columbine:
Film-Viewing and Discussion, Pizza and Prof monthly meetings, Pre-Med Study
Series, Finals Week Midnight Breakfast, Massage Therapy and Stress Relief
Workshops, Formal Hall Dinner (in the style of Cambridge University),
Service-Learning with the Developmentally Disabled, Sensual Foods and Aromatherapy Night,
Casino Night, and a March Madness Finals Party
All students interested in gaining admission to the
Honors Program, must submit an Honors application. Except for students
who have completed applications for the Harrison Scholarship. These students
will automatically be considered for the Honors Program, and need
not submit a separate Honors application.
The Honors application
must be submitted in addition to the application that is
submitted to the Office of Admission at Miami University (Parts
I and II). Both applications can be submitted concurrently; however
students must gain regular admission to the University in order
to be considered for admission to the Honors Program.
Selection into the Honors Program is
based on indicators of academic excellence such as a superior
application essay, high test scores, high class rank, and outstanding
performance in high school. In general, most of the students
admitted to the Honors Program in recent years received a
32 ACT/1410 SAT score or better and graduated in the
top 5% of their class. However, the Program also accepts
a limited number of excellent students who do not meet
all of these requirements.
In making Honors admission decisions, the
University Honors Program, like Miami University as a whole, also
takes into consideration applicants' special abilities, talents, and achievements. We
believe that the diversity of the student body enhances the
quality of education our students receive. Diversity may include under-enrolled
minority group members, career interests, geographical backgrounds, and other special
characteristics of the population.