About University of Miami

Founded in 1925, University of Miami. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 10,792 full time undergraduate students, and 5,952 full time graduate students.

The University of Miami Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 1109 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Miami include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate37%
Application Deadline1-Nov
Application Fee70
SAT Range1210-1390
ACT Range28-32

Admissions at UM are considered More Selective, with ,122% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 6 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 92% were in the top quarter, and 72% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Miami.

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

University of Miami REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    197 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 6 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    154 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    213 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    219 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    219 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    219 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    221 Students rated local services 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    219 Students rated academics 4 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Miami?

68 Students rated University of Miami

michelle - 06/25/2023

My opinion of the University of Miami is pretty amazing. It has been my dream school since forever, and I am so happy that I am a part of this college. I've always wanted to be here, and I finally got the chance to be a Cane. I've been to their football games, and they never fail to be boring. The excitement that everyone gets when we play We all unite to feel spirited, and it's pretty amazing. You can make friends easily because, no matter what, everyone is in the same boat as me. We all have similar issues, and we help each other out. I don't know what I would do without UM.

Alston - 06/13/2023

I think I can grow and cultivate my college experience at the University of Miami! It's a college full of growing students that have goals and accomplishments with different backgrounds and pathways in life that are trying to achieve their academic aspirations. As a visitor, I was fascinated with the environment, atmosphere, and energy of this college.

Melissa - 04/26/2023

The University of Miami is inclusive toward every person that steps foot on campus. The faculty and staff and even the students are always reaching out letting you know you can count on them for extra help or assistance. The Coral Gables (main campus) is very clean and beautiful, and though there are many students enrolled, there are many familiar faces and everyone treats each other with love and respect, so you never feel out of place. It is a great place to go to school because you not only grow academically, but also as a person, and you create bonds that I hope will last a lifetime.

Sierra - 04/23/2023

I love the U. It is a diverse campus filled with bright, dedicated, and passionate individuals. There's always a lot of events and activities happening on campus, including, but not limited to: community service events, campus bonding activities, carnivals, concerts, free food events, movies, comedians, and arts and crafts! There's always something to do both on and off campus; living so close to Miami is wonderful and there is plenty to do, see, and explore. The campus itself is beautiful, the classes are interesting, the students are friendly, and the professors are supportive. I've had an amazing time at the U and have made wonderful friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

University of Miami FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Miami?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Miami is 37%. 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?

    The first piece of advise I would give myself is to be as outgoing as possible. Going to a college where I didn't know anyone was a bit of a tough transition at first. Friends are what make college the amazing experience that it should be. They help you through the hard times and create the good times with you. Without those relationships college would be almost impossible to handle. The other thing that I would tell myself is to always stay focused on the reason that I'm in college. It's so easy to lose sight of the fact that I'm there to get an education and learn as much as I can to help me become successful. School should come first most of the time. Otherwise I'm paying for a very expensive party. I would tell myself to not look around at other people that are doing as little work as possible to get by but to always remember that that's not the kind of person I want to be. I want to go above and beyond what I'm asked of so that I can make the most out of college!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    They are amazing.

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

    For me, the worst thing about my school is that it's so far from my home. This makes it hard because I'm away from my family and friends for the majority of the year. It was hard to start over making all new friends. But I have made new friends, and overall, it's been worth it. The other thing that's hard is the cost. I have a full-tuition scholarship, but I still have to take out student loans, and I'm worried about the amount of debt I'll be in when I graduate.

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

    I wish I had known that I was going to end up changing majors anyway. Then I would've gone to a school based on academics, rather than based on music.

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  6. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Our school is best know for its football team. While they don't always win they do have a history of being an amazing team. The students have a lot of school spirit and love attending games. And everyone has heard of the "U" when it comes to sports!

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

    University of Miami is an excellent school with a great medical program. The teachers are very knowledgeable and they encourage the students to learn.

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  8. What's unique about your campus?

    One of the university's strong points is the general willingness of professors to allow students to conduct research in their labs. I have been able to work in three different labs during my fours years at the University of Miami and have gained invaluable experience in each lab. Academic advisors often help students with obtaining a place in a lab by recommending researchers with similar interests to the student and by informing students of research opportunities.

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

    It's basically always summer in Miami but when it rains it rains!! My school is like a tropical paradise in the middle of metropolitan Florida!

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Those with hectic schedules, online is the way to go.

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

    The most frustrating thing would have to be the tuition and how expensive it is. A person from my background cannot afford it without help.

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

    The campus is beautiful. We are in such a beautiful part of the country that is never cold and is always beautiful and sunny. Even when it is raining, such as now due to the tropical storm in the area, the rain is warm and misty, it is simply beautiful. The beach is not far away, and fun is never not to be had. Also, the people around you in the classes are genuinely interested in learning.

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

    Conservative and non open minded people. People who do not like diversity.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    Your lower levels courses will be a mixed bag. ENG112 with Flores is CAKE, but FIN302 with Bernille is being MASOCHISTIC. Don't take BSL212 with Abril, she's too hot for you to pay attention to! The students are all expected to contribute to the class and professors try to get to know you personally. Depending on who you associate yourself with, your conversations will vary. Personally, as comfortable debating the merits of Marx or the writing of Voltaire, as I am recalling keg stands at the SigEp parties. If your a go-getter, get ready for competition. The students in the School of Business administration are extremely proud of thweir achievements and hungry for recognition. A Miami degree is geared towards entry into the workforce. Professors all have meningful experience in relations to their subjects and can offer some insight, when asked. The Toppel Career center tries to place students into lucrative and challenging jobs, so don't be surprised if the guy with the A in your Statistics or Economics class works for Goldman Sachs...

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

    The most popular student activities/ groups at the University of Miami are Greek affiliations and sport teams/groups.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Miami...where to start...we can talk about the world class professors (Dean of the the School of Business, taught at Wharton), we can talk about the broad academic options, the endless amount of student organizations, the beautiful campus in the heart of affluent Coral Gables, the diverse student body, the storied athletic program, it's all there! When you tell and employer or even someone you just met you're a Miami student, you can notice a slight change. Employers are impressed and people ask whether you're rich or smart. Although few can claim the first, almost all Miami students can claim the latter. Studying at Miami allows you to mix academics, with a WORLD CLASS PARTY SCENE! SoBe and the Grove are minutes away! It's not really a college town and people are always on the move in Miami, there's just so much to do. One thing though...get ready for the traffic...there is over 10 million registered vehicles in Miami-Dade County. If you want to stay on campus, there's the Cosford cinema, events at the Rock, and for the sports-junkies, get your fix at the Rat. For the adventurous...sex in the Stacks if you can manage it will grant you entry into a very exclusive club. Everyone is proud to be a Miami Hurricane, and when the football picks up, we'll be back with a vengeance! R.I.P.: Kelly Anne Jones!

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

    No stereotype, UM welcomes all students with open arms.

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

    They could not be further from the truth! When I took my campus tour and meet with current students I was impressed. I don't know about the other schools but the students from the School of Business are all driven. I know people who speak five languagues, some who hold patents, some that go Europe to intern for DLA Piper, Deloitte, and the British House of Commons. I am not going to lie, there's nothing like a weekend in Miami, but UM students play hard and work HARDER!

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

    The biggest stereotype about UMiami is that all of the students are rich and overly materialistic. Yes, this is true of some students here, but I think it would be impossible to find a school where there are not some students like that.

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    Library. Outside by the lake. Your room.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    On the inside.. can't you see?? I wish I could say that the 'Canes are back in action, but sadly we're not doing so well right now. However, the silver lining is that any game lost was only by a few points, but thats also something to cry over. Club, Intermural, and Intramural sports are all highly participated in, in addition to varsity sports! The club sports here travel to nationals annually.

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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.

79% of students attending University of Miami receive some sort of financial aid. 12% were awarded federal grants. While 27% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$110K & UP

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