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University of Miami Admissions Information

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL (map)


A major private research university that prides itself on top-notch academics, the University of Miami was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 school in Florida. Almost half of its students are Hispanic, Asian American, or African American. The faculty is nearly as diverse, making the UM one of the most diverse private research schools in the country. UM is comprised of 12 different colleges, including a medical school, law school, and school of oceanography and atmospheric sciences.

The Miami Hurricanes are highly competitive in Division 1 athletics the football and baseball teams have won multiple national championships and many UM athletes go on to play professional sports.



Basic Info

Main Address: PO Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616
Phone Number: (305) 284-2211  
Website: www.miami.edu  


Type of school: Private, Research University  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban setting, Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intramural, Club  
Degrees offered: Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-Bachelor's certificate, Master's, Post-Master's certificate, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 10,370  
Percent out-of-state: 49%  
Percent international: 8.5%  
Female to Male ratio: 52:48  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 11:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Accelerated
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed housing
Special housing for students with disabilities
Apartments for single students
Fraternity/Sorority housing
200 Student Clubs
Campus cinema
Sporting events
Arts and culture events
World class fitness center

Fun Facts

  • UM's extensive library holdings (3.1 million volumes) include a special collection of Cuban heritage documents and music.

Admissions Information

The University of Miami is a selective school, admitting less than 45% of its applicants. There are no set minimum requirements for admission, but a competitive applicant should seek to have above-average test scores (1320 SAT or 30 ACT) and GPA. Other factors include extracurricular activities, volunteer work, class rank, and alumni relation.

Admissions address: Admission Office
132 Ashe Building
Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616
Phone number: (305) 284-4323  
Fax number: (305) 284-2507  
Admissions Website: https://admissions.miami.edu/undergraduate/index.html  
Email: admission@miami.edu  
Contact Person: Edward Gillis  
Number of first-year applications received: 21,844  
Percent of applicants admitted: 44%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Decision)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: UM Common Application Supplement
Common Application Secondary School Report
Letter of Recommendation
(Supplemental program-specific applications may apply)

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? Yes, SAT Reasoning Test or ACT. If submitting ACT, the writing section is optional.  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: University of Miami considers a student's highest section scores across all SAT test dates submitted.  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 5815  
ACT code: 0760  
Learn more about other Southeastern schools:
University of Florida   Emory   University of Georgia  

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