Miami University welcomes class of 2016 on Thursday | Schools
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - A record number of freshman students are expected to arrive on the Miami University campus on Thursday.
Miami University anticipates close to 3,725 first-year students as it welcomes them to campus for move-in day. Staff and student volunteers, including Miami President David Hodge and Mrs. Valerie Hodge, will be on hand to greet, direct, sign-in and carry boxes for students and families.
Among freshman, 36 percent graduated in the top 10 percent of their classes and 29 percent scored 29 or higher on the ACT. Forty-seven percent are entering having earned college credit from AP, PSEOP or other programs.
Fifty-two percent are female and 61 percent are from Ohio; 12.5 percent are ethnically diverse and 3.9 percent are from other countries. Forty-four percent of the incoming students have at least one parent with a post-baccalaureate degree.
Miami welcomes its first-year students with an 11-day series of programs that include several major events from move-in day through the start of classes. Workshops introduce students to resources, services and involvement opportunities on campus.
Welcome back programs for second-year students include a picnic, concert for all students and information sessions, such as Making College Count