Miami University is 1st among public universities (second overall behind Princeton) for its strong commitment to undergraduate teaching per the 2015 U.S. News & World Report​ rankings.  It is a residential university with faculty who are dedicated to learning and discovery.  A liberal education core provides the foundation for the more specialized studies of the majors. Immersing students in both academics and co-curricular experiences has enabled Miami to achieve a top-tier national ranking among universities that provide the best student outcomes. 



Miami University is 35 miles north of Cincinnati in southwest Ohio.  Founded in 1809, Miami's name reflects the history of the Native American tribe that once inhabited the Miami Valley region of Ohio.  Miami maintains strong ties with the Miami Tribe, now located in Oklahoma.  

Miami is one of eight original, national universities recognized as a Public Ivy.  The term Public Ivy first appeared in the title of a 1985 book by Richard Moll, The Public Ivys:  A Guide to America's Best Public Undergraduate Colleges and Universities.  It defines a Public Ivy as a public university that provides "an Ivy League collegiate experience at a public school price", and identified eight national universities that meet the criteria:  Miami University, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of Virginia, University of California (system), College of William & Mary, University of Michigan, University of Texas at Austin and University of Vermont.

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Our goal at Grays Hall College Counseling is to provide you with the most excellent personalized service while maintaining the highest ethical standards. We will design college counseling packages tailored specifically to you, based on your high school graduation year, to ensure you achieve your college dreams. We are focused on the "right fit", which means we will find colleges that provide your student with a great fit academically, socially and financially.

We can also tailor our services offered to just what you and your family needs.

It's not too late.  Whether the best choice for your family is community college with a later transition to a 4-year college, or your family simply hasn't started the application process, you're in the right place.  Let's get to work now!

The college application process can be an overwhelming time in students' and their families' lives. We created Grays Hall College Counseling to help alleviate the stresses of this exciting time, and to allow students and their families to make smart decisions concerning which colleges to apply to...and to attend!
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