Miami University named a top 100 college in 2018 U.S. News ranking

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Miami University named a top 100 college in 2018 U.S. News ranking

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Students walk between class periods on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Miami University has been named one of the country’s top universities in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report rankings of the best colleges.

Miami came in at No. 78 in the best “National Universities” category, beating out all other southwest Ohio universities, according to the annual report. The school tied for No. 78 with Texas Christian University and the University of Iowa.

Miami also received high marks in six other categories. The university was named the No. 31 best public college in the country and Miami’s undergraduate teaching was ranked No. 5.

Around 1,388 schools are included in the ranking, according to U.S. News.

U.S. News surveyed more than 1,275 schools for statistical data used to determine the rankings and some additionally needed data was obtained through the National Center for Education Statistics. Information on financial resources, faculty, SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rates, six-year graduation rates and first-year retention rates were all considered, according to U.S. News.

Below are the categories in which Miami University was ranked.

Miami University

78. National Universities (tie)

41. Best Colleges for Veterans (tie)

5. Best Undergraduate Teaching

137. Best Value Schools

75. High School Counselor Rankings (tie)

31. Top Public Schools (tie)

29. Best undergraduate engineering programs (tie)

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