University of Miami


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Florida


Chartered in 1925, the University of Miami is a fairly young university. 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 has a top-rated program in Marine Biology, and students flock to many of the business-related majors and nursing. Strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The university also gets high marks for the diversity of its student body. The Miami Hurricanes compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic Coast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Public Relations, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 15323
Total Grad Students: 4955
Undergraduate Students: 10368
Faculty: 3418

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 4:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1

Percent Male: 48%
Percent Female: 52%

Financial Resources


Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 67%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 80%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

University Station
Coral Gables Florida 33124


Main Email:

Main Phone: 305-284-2211

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Edward Michael Gillis
Executive Director of Admissions, Office of Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:
Lindsay Dufresne
Admissions Counselor, Office of Admissions

International Admissions Contact:
Mark G. Reid
Director of International Admission, International Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Kirby Hocutt
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Athletics Department

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used? Yes

High School Transcript Required? No

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Each school within the University has a different requirement for minimim GPA.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credits will not be accepted with a grade lower than C.

Credits (Min/Max):

Test Scores for Applying:
Fewer than 30 college credits completed submit official SAT and/or ACT test scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Fewer or more than 30 college credits completed submit letter from professor/employer and Dean of Students Recommendation Form.

Essay(s) required:

Application Fee:
Application fee of $55.

Other Requirements:

Fall Deadline:
March 1

Spring Deadline:
November 1

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
English 28 34
Math 27 32
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 600 690
Math 630 710
Writing 600 690

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 3565

Transfers Accepted: 1392

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 39%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 38%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 1%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2007


Books: 2540

Other Expenses: 2790

Room and Board: 11528

Tuition and Fees: 39654

Total Cost: 56512

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We have one of the nation's most extensive and generous financial assistance programs. Applying for admission to UM automatically places you in consideration for scholarships. To be considered for need-based financial aid you must submit the FAFSA online

CSS/Profile Used? No

Own Financial Aid Form? No

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 8499

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 78%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 75%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 38%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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