University of Miami

Lots of race/class interaction

Source: The Princeton Review, The Best 378 Colleges, 2014 Edition

Address P.O. Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Metropolitan Area Coral Gables, South Florida
Yearly Tuition In/Out-of-State $42,852
School Type Private
Year Founded 1925
U.S. News Ranking Best National Universities, #47
School Website

The University of Miami, often referred to as UM, is a large private university located in Coral Gables, just south of Miami proper. The University of Miami enjoys both very good academic programs and strong athletic teams.


2013 Admissions Data

Fall Application Deadline January 1
Acceptance Rate 40%
Average High School GPA 4.2
Average SAT Scores Critical Reading: 600-700
Math: 630-720
Writing: 590-690
Average ACT Scores Math: 27-32
English: 28-34
Application Fee $65
Priority Financial Aid Deadline February 1

The University of Miami is one of the more selective schools in the state. In addition to your grades and standardized test scores, the admissions department looks closely at your extra-curricular activity. Check here for more information regarding admissions to the University of Miami.


Number of Majors Offered 115
Most Popular Majors Business
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Social Sciences
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1
Four Year Graduation Rate 68%

The University of Miami is currently ranked #38 by U.S. News & World Report among all universities in the country. The school has a very good reputation across a broad field of studies, but particularly in nursing, business, marine science, music and communications.

The architecture program at UM is on the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges list of private universities strong in architecture for preprofessionals. The University of Miami is also on their list of major universities with strong music programs.

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Student Body

Undergraduates 10,590
Postgraduates 5,289
Male to Female Ratio 49:51
Percent Out-of-State 50%
Student Heritage

About half of the UM students don’t come from Florida, with many of those hailing from the Northeast and Midwest.

Students at the University of Miami come from a particularly broad array of backgrounds and there is a lot of friendly interaction between all types of students.

Student Life

As you would expect, student life at the University of Miami is filled with excitement. Outside of the excitement that downtown Miami (10 minutes away) and local beaches (20 minutes) offers students attending a university located so near to these locations, the University of Miami itself has over 200 organizations that students can participate in.

The Hurricanes, UM’s athletic teams, participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference and are very competitive year after year. Miami is also home to teams in every professional sport.

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