About Miami Dade College

Founded in , Miami Dade College. is a college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 55,206 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Miami Dade College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 18:1. There are 754 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Miami Dade College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at MDC are considered , with ,112% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Miami Dade College.

8%
“We”re apathetic”
29%
“We know about current events and vote”
54%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
8%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
18%
“We save it for the classroom”
29%
“Sometimes, but not often”
41%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
12%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
3%
“I only go out in groups”
26%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
70%
“I feel extremely safe”
68%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
19%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
13%
“It”s not really our thing”
16%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
5%
“Available in class”
60%
“They keep regular office hours”
31%
“They”re always available”
65%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
21%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
11%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
3%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
33%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
44%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
18%
“We only party on weekends”
4%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
34%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
51%
“There might be people who do”
12%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
4%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Miami Dade College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    242 Students rated on-campus housing 2.1 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    173 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    345 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    352 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    352 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 53 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    347 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    353 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    354 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Miami Dade College?

307 Students rated Miami Dade College

Paola - 03/31/2022

As an Honors College student currently in my first year of college, my experience has met all of my expectations. Getting involved was genuinely one of the hardest parts personally, because I am introverted for the most part. Once I joined a club, I met many students who were encouraging me continuously to strive for the best. Being a Shark for my first year of college in the Honors College has been a privilege that I hope many others who are applying for college get. Not only is it an opportunity if you are not financially stable, but it will increase your chances of getting into your dream university or college by a lot. I encourage everyone to join the Honors College at MDC. Go Sharks!

JOHN - 11/12/2021

Miami Dade College is a great school especially for the price however it does need some fixes like the north campus is so aesthetically ugly the advisors suck professors are pretty good my favorite thing is that with my AA i can transfer and all credits would be transferred but for 4k a year MDC is a bargain and definitely worth it if you're worried about costs

Jean - 11/11/2021

Miami Dade College is a really good college to start off with. They really care for you and your academics and will do everything for you to feel like you'r in good hands and ready to learn. There is always people around campus to help you around if it's needed.

Varensia - 08/12/2021

I’m a current student at Miami Dade College in the pre-nursing. In my opinion, MDC is one of the best college in Florida. They provide students a great environment to learn. Also, they create interesting activities for students to get involved. MDC professors are well known for their background education, they have good interactions with students. Since my experience at Miami Dade College as an International student, I strongly recommend other people to choose MDC.

Miami Dade College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Miami Dade College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Miami Dade College is 100%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    stay focus and dont give up your dreams

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are helpful. Also they are engaged.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The one thing I consider the worst about my school is the large popualtion of pigeons; because, they could possible pass feaces on you and they can also fly into the open area lunch corners.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It feels like the community is involved in a group effort to invest in the future of its children...

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about my school is that it gives everyone the opportunity to go to school to get an education. They don't discriminate against anyone who applys the school. It has a lot of diversity here people from all over the world attend this college.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    All should attend this school if they plan to receive an education and further their learning.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Small classes

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  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Miami Dade was my first choice because of the fact of being close to home is important to me, and because it was a better choice in a financial point of view.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for the cheapest college among ther other colleges in Miami Dade county

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    One thing I wish I had known before coming to Miami-Dade is that I would not get the American Dream Scholarship because my grant would pay for all of my tuition. If I had known this I would have tried harder to fix my situation at FIU so I could take Asian Studies. I also wish that I knew that Miami-Dade didn't have Japanese as a language to study because that was my main area of interest.

    Read all  37 answers
  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any one can attend this school. They offer online classes as well as on campus classes. They also offer help to those with disabilities and those with children. They have various campuses around Miami so everyone can attend. Miami Dade College is also known to be one of the top colleges in Florida. Most students are graduating with their A.A. and going to top notch Universities. This is a college anyone can attend and know that their future will be bright.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my institution is their Financial Aid Office. The fact that they are always losing important documents, such as copies of citizenship or Tax Return Transcripts, it's really upsetting and disappointing. Also, when they give false approvals telling students: "Yes, your FASFA is completed; nothing is missing." Afterwards, your first day of class arrives and you discover your classes were dropped. That's what happened to my mother who is also enrolled. They are very inconsistent with what they communicate. The best financial aid assistance is given by academic advisers and financial specialists with appointments.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    I find that depending on the campus, the academic levels can change however in all aspects, the college offers a vast selection of courses making it easy to maintain your academic appetite active, attentively excited for class selections.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    MDC is the largest college in the world. Seriously. It was formally Miami Dade Community College, but became Miami Dade College when it created a bachelors of science degree in medicine. There are a lot of campuses, such as North Campus, Wolfson Campus, Kendall Campus, Medical Campus, etc., and if you're looking for a different type of Miami experience, pick the campus. Wolfson is personally my favorite because it is in the middle of Downtown Miami, next to Bayfront, where all kinds of people exist and move fluidly through the campus. A person could gain a lot of experience from the sheer amount of diversity of students on that campus alone. As anyone will guess, Miami is not a "college town." It's probably one of the top 3 most internationally known US cities in the world. According to a Nigerian friend of mine on campus, he said Nigerians only know three cities in the US: New York, Hollywood, and Miami. All kinds of events happen in Miami. Among my favorite is the Miami International Book Fair, where exceptional authors and publishing companies hold seminars and sell books right in the middle of Wolfson campus. Miami is proud of MDC, but the students aren't necessarily touting it like those of UF might or FSU. And it is largely just a community college, where the efforts and beauty of the college lie in its development of the Miami Community as a whole. It's not a serious scholar's delight, most of the time. You'll find some exceptional professors, but the vast majority of them are average. There is an Honors College at MDC. It's two years, free, and the students go to exceptional schools afterward. On North Campus alone, 7 graduates went to Cornell University. The Honors College is not exactly tough, depending on your major and who you are, of course. But it is the most "college" like experience on any of the five campuses. Overall, I love MDC. The college is great for the community, and I love the community.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Student Government is very active with Miami Dade. I constantly see them fund raising and promoting activities and participation within the student body.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Students at Miami Dade aren't expected to express an interest in their academic advancement because most of the students come from a difficult background. This stereotype is inaccurate because all students at Miami Dade are thriving.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Partially.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    That you're only there because you couldn't get into FIU.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

55,206

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

1%

Out-Of-State

98%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

N/A

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

No

On-Campus Housing

N/A

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
69%
% White or Caucasian
6%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

76% of students attending Miami Dade College receive some sort of financial aid. 70% were awarded federal grants. While 4% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$9,661

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,600

Books and Supplies

$16,335

Room and Board

27,596

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,278
$30 - $48K
$7,984
$48 - $75K
$9,598
$75 - $110K
$11,467
$110K & UP
$13,013

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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