University of Miami Profile Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Chartered in 1925, the University of Miami is a large private research university offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Despite its name, the university is technically not in Miami, but in the well-to-do suburb of Coral Gables just south of the city. The University of Miami offers over 180 majors and programs including a top-rated program in Marine Biology. Some of the most popular majors include the business-related programs and nursing.

Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. High achieving students should check out the university's Honors Program with its more than 1,200 participants. The university also gets high marks for the diversity of its student body, and students come from all 50 states and 121 countries. On the athletic front, the Miami Hurricanes compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference. The university fields 16 intercollegiate sports. The university's many strengths earned it a place among my lists of the top Florida colleges and top colleges in the Southeast. You can calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

    Enrollment (2016)

    • Total Enrollment: 16,744 (10,792 undergraduates)
    • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent male / 52 percent female
    • 94 percent full-time

    Costs (2016-17)

    • Tuition and Fees: $47,004
    • Books: $930 (why so much?)
    • Room and Board: $13,310
    • Other Expenses: $3,062
    • Total Cost: $64,306

    University of Miami Financial Aid (2015-16)

    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 79 percent
    • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
      • Grants: 79 percent
      • Loans: 28 percent
    • Average Amount of Aid
      • Grants: $22,921
      • Loans: $8,552

    Academic Programs

    Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

    • Men's Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Tennis, Track and Field
    • Women's Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

    Graduation and Retention Rates

    • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91 percent
    • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70 percent
    • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 82 percent

    Admissions Information for Other Florida Colleges and Universities

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    University of Miami Mission Statement

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    "The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world."

    Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics