Many of our students transfer to MIU looking for a more meaningful and less stressful educational experience. With an open, diverse, and supportive campus community, Consciousness-Based education, the block system, and the Transcendental Meditation® technique as part of the curriculum, MIU is often the alternative they are looking for.
People frequently ask us this question. Yes, it’s real – but nothing we say can take the place of experiencing MIU yourself. We invite you to visit us virtually to find out if MIU is a good fit for you.
Focus on creating a better, more peaceful world
Our students come from many places, cultures, and backgrounds, but share a strong common commitment to personal inner growth, wellness, sustainability, and positive values.
We support a progressive and inclusive campus culture that’s creative, dynamic, and focused on making the world a better, more peaceful place. Learn more by reading our mission statement, core values, and founding goals.
It’s hard to imagine a place where everyone around you wants you to thrive – not just survive, but truly blossom. But that’s what happens here. Visitors often remark that they feel at home when they arrive on campus. As a student, you become part of a close-knit community of people striving to become their best selves, and you feel supported and encouraged by your professors and classmates alike.
Professors who care about their students
Our block system and small classes enable the professors to get to know you well. All of them care deeply about your educational experience and inner growth.
Transcendental Meditation (TM®)
Explore your inner self. Connect to what you’re learning on a fundamental level. What’s the secret? At MIU, you practice the TM technique daily. This evidence-based technique has been found to boost creativity and learning ability — and markedly reduce stress and anxiety.
All MIU professors and students enjoy the benefits of the TM technique.
Self-care isn’t just a buzzword around here – it’s a daily reality. Whether it’s the all-organic meals served at the dining hall or learning yoga asanas (postures) and pulse assessment, life at MIU is all about finding balance in mind, body, and spirit.
Commitment to sustainability
- A Sustainable Living Center that produces more energy than it uses
- Solar array to produce 1/3 of MIU electricity
- New construction must be LEED-certified or meet standards of a comparable third-party rating system
Organic, vegetarian meals
MIU is the first US college to offer an all-organic, vegetarian menu, served fresh daily. With produce and dairy locally sourced when possible, plus healthy grains and meat-free proteins, the meals here keep you vibrant and ready to learn.
Single rooms are standard
At MIU every on-campus student has their own room, so they can enjoy privacy and quiet.