Fiske Guide: MU one of 25 major schools strong in music for second year in a row
Oxford – The 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges, a major annually published reference guide to college selection just released, has placed Miami University among the top 25 major universities in the United States strong in music for the second year in a row.
Other institutions making the list include Indiana University, the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, the University of Southern California, Northwestern University, and Yale University.
Begun last year, the Fiske Guide to Colleges now includes a national list of comparisons in the areas of universities “strong in music." In the past, Fiske did not compare universities to each other in these areas, instead listing “strongest programs” within a given university.
The Fiske editors included over 300 schools in their survey, both public and private universities together, recognizing only 25 for the "best" lists. Miami University is one of only eight public music departments selected in the music area.
Upon hearing the news of music's recognition, department chair Dr. Judith Delzell, said that she was highly pleased with the inclusion and noted that it was especially gratifying for Miami to appear on the list given that most of the other institutions had substantially larger programs with sizeable graduate populations.
The list, published both in the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College, lists the schools in alphabetical order and includes the following:
University of California-Los Angeles
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Denver
Florida State University
Miami University (Ohio)
University of Miami (Florida)
University of Michigan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
New York University
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern California
Southern Methodist University