University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

The University of Miami, founded in 1925, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 260-acre main campus is located in Coral Gables, four miles south of downtown Miami.

Website: www.miami.edu/

Private
Co-ed
10,832
Undergraduate
Students
(52.3%) 5,663 Women
(47.7%) 5,169 Men
6,171
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 30,634 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
610-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
650 average
610-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$68,460
Tuition and Fees
$50,226
Room and Board
$14,108
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Freshman Award
$41,626
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,000
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,115
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Coral Gables Population
49,631
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Miami
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ibis --Sebastian
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.3% Asian
9.6% Black/African-American
26.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.2% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students
14.3% from 102 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
52%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   3
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Essay component required
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
PO Box 248025
City, State, Zip
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Phone
(305) 284-4323
Fax
(305) 284-2507
E-mail
admission@miami.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$70
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
January 1, March 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
February 1

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College transcript(s) and statement of good standing from prior institution(s), auditions for selected academic programs recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 30,634 applicants were admitted
Women
35% of 16,463 applicants were admitted
Men
37% of 14,171 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,837 (26%) of 10,936 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,507 (26%) of 5,715 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,330 (25%) of 5,221 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
64% of 954 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
50% of 11,852 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
8,286
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,373
Students Admitted From Wait List
71

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.50
3.75 and Above
35%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
610-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
38%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
650 average
610-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
24%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
17%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
56%
Score of 24 - 29
38%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 46%
Top quarter: 77%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$68,460
Tuition and Fees
$50,226
Room and Board
$14,108
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$3,126
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline January 1
Final deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001536
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,504 (62.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,074 (71.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,056 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,048 (74.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
95%
Average Award
$41,626
Need-Based Gift
Received by 818 (78.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,643
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 609 (66.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,778
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 512 (51.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
701 (30.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,653

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
5,183 (52.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
4,251 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,159 (98.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,780 (83.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
93%
Average Award
$40,813
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,183 (81.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $33,923
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,603 (71.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,859
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,695 (43.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,033 (28.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,088

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
36%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$22,000
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
6,427
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
435
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
20
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
2,034
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,962
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioethics/Medical Ethics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Community Psychology
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Family and Community Services
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Management Science
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music Therapy/Therapist
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
  • Painting
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sculpture
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Voice and Opera
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, Law
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,115
Part-Time Faculty
499
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
61%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 25% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,918,158
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Music, Master of Science in Education, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Architectural Engineering, Master of Science in Public Health, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • History
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Music
  • Oceanography
  • Physics
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Spanish
  • Sports Management
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Taxation

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Epidemiology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • French
  • History
  • Immunology
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Management of Technology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Oceanography
  • Pharmacology
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Public Health--General
  • Real Estate
  • Romance Languages
  • Spanish
  • Sports and Entertainment Law
  • Taxation

Location and Setting


Coral Gables Population
49,631
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Miami
Campus Size
239 acres

Weather

Temperature
59.2 average low in January, 87.8 average high in September
Rain
131 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Not reported
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Coral Gables
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Miami

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
39% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
61%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
programs, seminars, activities, classes and publications are available to students, faculty, staff, parents and friends

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Ibis --Sebastian
School Colors
Orange and green

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x    
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, softball, weight lifting

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, hurricane productions, federation of club sports, association of greek letter organizations, panhellenic council, scuba club
Sororities
18% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
10,832
Women
5,663 (52.3%)
Men
5,169 (47.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
10,216
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.3% Asian
9.6% Black/African-American
26.5% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
49.2% White
4.3% Unknown
International Students.
14.3% from 102 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
6,171

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
72.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
84.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
52%
Average Starting Salary
52%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
33.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 4.4%
Law 7.1%
Medicine 6.2%
Other 20%

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