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Academics

Gorgeous University of Miami offers an "incredible range" of courses of study, chief among them "great programs in the sciences, engineering [and] music." Class sizes are small and internship opportunities are plentiful. Students here feel that they're getting a "well-rounded education," and "making connections" that they can capitalize on in the future. Though many undergrads report that their "courses are difficult," they also find them incredibly "rewarding." Inside the classroom, Miami students are delighted to find the majority of their professors are "easily approachable" and "incredibly knowledgeable." They clearly want "their students to learn and succeed." Indeed, "they are always there for you and open to helping in any way they can." Moreover, professors here are "well informed on the topic and are [typically] accessible after class." As one grateful student sums up, "I have had great academic success at UM largely because of my supportive and helpful professors. They deserve a lot more credit than they receive."

Student Body

Many undergrads at University of Miami proudly report that their peers are "very diverse." Indeed, you'll find that "there are people here from all over the world with different cultures, different experiences, and different likes and dislikes." As one amazed student shares, "You can hear so many different languages being spoken on campus." Nevertheless, while you might encounter people from around the country and the globe, a handful of undergrads insist that a number of their fellow students are "frat bros and girls that [simply] want to have fun." Additionally, a lot of students appear to come from "very affluent" families and "luxury cars and going out to clubs on South Beach aren't out of the ordinary." However, others are quick to describe the culture as "very inclusive and understanding." And many assert that University of Miami students are "always willing to help out and assist you in finding your way." Another undergrad bolsters this claim by sharing, "I was lost on the first day of my first semester and an upperclassman pointed me in the direction of my class without being asked! It really made my day." Perhaps most importantly, we've been assured that "everyone can find their own social group here."

Campus Life

There is always something going on at the University of Miami. The campus is frequently abuzz with a multitude of fun events like the "farmers market, patio jams…and random activities [such as] laser tag, corn hole, food trucks [and] Frisbee game[s]." "The majority of students are involved in more than one campus club or activity" and a number of undergrads seek out volunteer opportunities. As one student explains, "We also have special service days that get good turnouts including Gandhi Day, Orientation Outreach, and MLK Day of Service." And plenty of undergrads spend their time "poolside, beachside, tailgating, anything they can find to have a good time." University of Miami also has a "very active/sporty population" with many students participating in both "club sports [and] intramural sports." Additionally, "Greek life is relatively popular, though the community is very welcoming and non-exclusive." And students also love "Canes After Dark [which often sponsors] cool activities like movies by the pool or snowball fights." Finally, nearby Miami "provides a lot of opportunity for adventure." Indeed, it has a "vibrant night life," a "wide array of cuisine," world-class museums and beautiful beaches. You couldn't ask for anything more!

Overview

Applicants
32,525
Acceptance Rate
47%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

35%
Over 3.75
26%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
600 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
590 - 680

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 720
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
630 - 740

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 32

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component required

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — January 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
1,560
with Terminal Degree
1,227

905
Men
655
Women
574
Minority
67
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture

  • 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
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

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

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

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

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Education

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

  • Engineering

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

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Family and Community Services

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • 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
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/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

  • Mathematics, General

  • 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
  • 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
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
  • Voice and Opera


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Joe Echevarria, BBA ’78
Former CEO, Deloitte; CEO, My Brother’s Keeper

Dwayne Johnson, BGS ’95
Actor and Professional Wrestler

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

Bruce 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, DFA '80
Multi-Tony-Award-Winning Composer, Lyricist/Lifetime Achvmnt. Recipient

Gloria Estefan, AB ’78, DMU '93
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Entrepreneur, and Grammy Award Winner

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
80%
Graduate in 6 years
82%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jan 1
Notification Date
Jan 20

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$32,441

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,827

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,991

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
37%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$21,500

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$26,812

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$47,040
Required Fees
$1,444
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$0
Transportation for Commuters
$1,024

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,666
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
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)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,849
Foreign Countries Represented
106

Demographics

5.48%
Asian
7.84%
African-American
22.62%
Hispanic
42.66%
Caucasian
4.18%
Unknown
13.94%
International

52% female
48% male
58% are out of state
94% are full time
6% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
89%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Independent Learning Initiative

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Director

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
285
Number of Honor Societies
39

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
20

19% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

22% participate in intramural sports
4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hurricanes)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hurricanes)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
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

Sustainability

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.

96/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
7%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

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: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

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: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple; Dell

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Address
PO Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124

Phone
305-284-4323


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 11am and 2pm; Sat. 10:30 am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
M-F at 9:45am and 12:45pm; Sat. at 9:30am

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.hurricanesports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

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.


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