23 Facts About Miami University

1. Miami University won a silver medal at the 2007 World Championships, the first medal ever won by Team USA for synchronized skating.

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2. Miami University is known as the Cradle of Coaches for its quality football coaches that leave its program; Ben Roethlisberger, a quarterback from Miami, has gone on to be a two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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3. Miami University is nicknamed the "Cradle of Coaches" for the coaches that have trained through its football program and in early 2012 Miami trademarked the phrase.

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4. Miami University is nicknamed the Mother of Fraternities for the number of fraternities that started on its campus: Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta (1848), Sigma Chi (1855), and Phi Kappa Tau (1906).

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5. Miami University has 21 active sorority and 30 active fraternity chapters.

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6. Miami University requires first and second year students to live on campus.

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7. Miami University is a large, primarily residential teaching university with a focus on undergraduate studies.

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8. Miami University has appeared on the list since it was first published in 1998.

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9. Miami University has added campus buildings, such as the Farmer School of Business Building, in the style characteristic of Georgian Revival architecture, with all buildings built three stories or less, or "to human scale".

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10. Miami University is renowned for its campus beauty, having been called "The most beautiful campus that ever there was" by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost, a friend of then Miami artist-in-residence Percy McKaye, a poet.

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11. Miami University founded a Luxembourg branch, today called the Miami University Dolibois European Center, in 1968; students live with Luxembourgian families, and study under Miami professors.

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12. In 1954, Miami University created a common curriculum for all students to complete to have a base for their other subjects.

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13. Miami University lacked the rooms to fit all of the students expected the next year, and Miami made an arrangement with Oxford College, a women's college in the town, to rent rooms.

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14. Miami University focused on aspects outside of the classics, including botany, physics, and geology departments.

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15. Miami University was replaced as President by George Junkin, former President of Lafayette College; Junkin resigned in 1844, having proved to be unpopular with students.

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16. The first day of classes at Miami University was on November 1, 1824.

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17. Miami University temporarily halted construction due to the War of 1812.

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18. Miami University is renowned for its campus' beauty, having been called "The most beautiful campus that ever there was" by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost.

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19. Miami University has a long tradition of Greek life; five social Greek-letter organizations were founded at the university earning Miami the nickname "Mother of Fraternities".

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20. Miami University is one of the original eight Public Ivy schools.

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21. Miami University has regional campuses in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester, as well as the Dolibois European Center in Differdange, Luxembourg.

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22. Miami University is the second-oldest university in Ohio, and the 10th oldest public university in the United States.

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23. Miami University is a public research university on a 2,138-acre campus in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati.

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