University of Miami Profile Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Walkway leading to the Otto G. Richter Library on the campus of the University of Miami.
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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.

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Admissions Data (2017)

  • University of Miami Acceptance Rate: 36 percent
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for Miami
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 620 / 700
    • SAT Math: 610 / 720
    • ACT Composite: 28 / 32
    • ACT English: 28 / 34
    • ACT Math: 26 / 32

Enrollment (2017)

  • Total Enrollment: 17,003 (10,832 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 48 percent male / 52 percent female
  • 94 percent full-time

Costs (2017-18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $48,484
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,666
  • Other Expenses: $3,124
  • Total Cost: $66,274

University of Miami Financial Aid (2016-17)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 76 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 73 percent
    • Loans: 31 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,647
    • Loans: $6,977

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Public Relations, Psychology
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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: 72 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics