University of Miami campus


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
600 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 730
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
590 - 690
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32


Early Decision
November 1

Early Action
November 1

January 1

Other Admission Factors


Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Latin American Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Science, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Music Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Community Services

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Community Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Acting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Piano and Organ
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Voice and Opera

Students Say

Located in Coral Gables, the University of Miami offers “the best balance between social life and academics.” The school boasts a “beautiful campus, many research opportunities, [and] helpful resources throughout campus available to students,” and the curriculum mirrors the diversity of the school’s location by “catering to the students with a multitude of student-oriented classes and organizations.” Tons of extracurricular activities, events happening “constantly,” and the “ability to bring in amazing world-class guests” help flesh out the experience at UM. “Miami is the type of school where you can go to... class in the afternoon, a club meeting in the evening, and then still hit the gym and the library before you ever think about going to bed,” says a student.
The “caring and renowned faculty” at UM are “insightful and have years of professional experience in the fields they teach.” They are “very willing to meet during office hours and exceptionally helpful during that time,” are “engaging and force students to think critically when learning,” and “get very involved in helping the students with advising and internships/job opportunities.” The networking opportunities also happen to be “second-to-none.” “You are more than confident that you are going to get a job in your desired field when you graduate,” says a senior broadcast journalism major.
The marine science and pre-med programs are standouts at University of Miami, but a “strong undergraduate focus” means that no matter the major, “career development is great” and has “amazing opportunities that are not available anywhere else.” While the atmosphere at the school is “very positive” overall, some admit that red tape can be a problem for those who experience the “Miami shuffle,” where “you’ll ask one person for something who will send you somewhere else who will send you somewhere else and so on.”


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Dwayne Johnson, BGS ’95
Actor, Producer, and Professional Wrestler

William Koenigsberg, BBA ’77
President, CEO, and Founder, Horizon Media, Inc.

Bruce E. Toll, BBA ’65
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman, Toll Brothers, Inc.

Laurie Silvers, AB ’74, JD ’77
President, Hollywood Media Corporation

Jerry Herman, AB ’53
Multi-Tony-Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist/Lifetime Achvmnt. Recipient

Gloria Estefan, AB ’78
Singer, Songwriter, Actress and Entrepreneur; 7-time Grammy Award Winner

Robert Sanchez, BSEE ’87
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ryder System, Inc.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary

Median Mid-Career Salary

Alumni with High Job Meaning

Return on Education (ROE) rating

Students Say

Students say UM is great at “helping students get internships”?and “the networking opportunities are second-to-none.” Industry Meet-Ups, career fairs, and UShadow, which pairs sophomores with successful alumni, are just a few ways students can get a foot in the door. “You are more than confident that you are going to get a job in your desired field when you graduate,” one undergrad says. Much of the opportunities derive from the school’s location in Miami,?a vibrant metropolitan area where fields such as “entertainment media management and [the] music business” yield an especially large number of job opportunities. Toppel Career Center is filled with counselors who “are always eager to help you find a job or internship.” reports an average starting salary of $45,700 for UM grads.

Colleges that Create Futures


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Bottom Line

A University of Miami tuition comes with a price tag. The cost of tuition for the 2014–15 year is $43,040 and fees are $1,310. Students who live on campus pay an additional $12,684 dollars, for a total of just over $57,000. The university estimates another $5,700 in expected expenses such as a personal computer, transportation, and books. As noted above, the bill can be substantially or wholly offset by need-based and merit-based aid.

Bang For Your Buck

Many students come to UM for the “availability of merit-based scholarships.” The university estimates that $420 million in financial aid was provided to students in the 2013–14 academic year. The cost of tuition is the same for Florida and non-Florida residents, but the state of Florida provides extra financial assistance to students from the state. UM has several premier scholarships for academically competitive students that can cover $8,000–$30,000 annually, full tuition, or the entire cost of attendance plus a stipend. Although there are many means of getting aid at UM, students must maintain “Satisfactory Academic Progress” to keep their awards and scholarships.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Out of State

Foreign Countries Represented


51% female
49% male
55% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Students Say

The typical UM student is “relatively wealthy,” “takes pride in their appearance,” and is “very hardworking but also extremely involved in social activities.” While there are a good deal of international students and students on scholarship, the availability of organizations and activities help unite the population into “a big friendly family who always has your back.” Miami being Miami, many students are “Greek life types,” and there is “a lot of importance placed on dress and material possessions.” One student jokes, “The gym is mandatory for full-time students.” Thanks to the location in “a tropical paradise with a million things to do,” people “are really easy to get along with.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Students Say

Students are pretty blunt about their love of the University of Miami: “It quite literally is a paradise.” Palm trees surrounding a vast lake at the heart of campus, an amazing wellness center, and a brand new student activities center are just a few of the school’s beloved attributes, and “students proudly wear green and orange and participate in many school events.” Greek life doesn’t run the campus, but “it’s apparent,” and students can head to the beach during the day and a club (South Beach, Brickell and Coconut Grove) at night. If you’re not interested in partying constantly—and there are “quite a few”—relaxing around campus or near campus is “still really enjoyable.” Concerts are also very popular, and “involvement in club and intramural sports is significant.”
Though the temptations are plentiful, when it comes down to it (“the location is conducive to limitless activities”), “students at University of Miami get their work done.” “Going to school in one of Miami’s most affluent neighborhoods certainly makes you think about success and your career goals,” says a junior electronic media major. Students “are generally happy all the time because the warm weather positively influences their lives.”

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

16% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority


Athletic Division
Division I

67% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hurricanes)
8 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hurricanes)
11 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Florida International University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus


With a team name like the Hurricanes, the University of Miami has no choice but to take sustainability seriously! In addition to signing the ACU President Climate Commitment, President Donna E. Shalala has become a member of the Risky Business Project Committee, a renowned group of national leaders that focuses on quantifying and publicizing the economic risks from the impacts of a changing climate. UM has been part of the discussion about Sea Level Rise through its participation with the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, a unique partnership between Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, their municipalities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities. UM has invested in LEED-certified buildings that are not only offsetting a good portion of the university’s carbon footprint, but also saved the institution a lot of money in operation costs: the university has already eight LEED buildings for a total of 1 million green square feet! More is on the way as UM inaugurated its first LEED Platinum building in January 2015. The facility features a 70-kilowatt photovoltaic system, and two rainwater harvesting cisterns that will help with storm water management and water conservation. Seventy-five percent of campus buildings have seen energy-related retrofits in the past three years, and close to three-quarters of cleaning products used on campus are Green Seal-certified. In October 2014, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science inaugurated its new Marine Technology & Life Sciences Seawater Complex. A one-of-a-kind SUSTAIN (SUrge-STructure-Atmosphere INteraction) research facility is a major component of this complex. It is the only place in the world with a wind-wave-storm surge simulator capable of generating Category 5 hurricane-force winds in a 3D test environment. Designed by the world’s leading aquarium architects, the new seawater tank will provide scientists and engineers with access to critical observations within a realistic, but scaled and controlled environment. SUSTAIN enables the development and testing of building envelopes to protect critical structures during hazardous conditions, and will also be used to create advanced sensor technologies, including remote and optical imaging systems that can be deployed in hurricanes.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources:

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms

Average Number of PC's per Lab

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors

Apple; Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

PO Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Center Complex (student union)
Herbert Wellness Center
Starbucks at Richter Library
Foote Green at Richter Library
Intramural fields outside Hecht/Stanford Residential Colleges

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Coconut Grove
Miracle Mile (Downtown Coral Gables)
Sunset Place
South Beach
The Florida Keys

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F at 10am and 1pm, Sat. 10:30 am, Summer M-F only.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

M-F at 11:30am and Sat. at 9:30am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Miami International Airport is approximately 20 minutes from campus. Supershuttle (located on the downstairs level outside of baggage claim) and taxis are available for transportation from the airport to campus.