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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
About University of Miami...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
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University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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At the University of Miami, we transform lives through teaching, research, and service. Our students are agents of change who are passionate about learning, eager to contribute to their community, and free to color outside the lines. Ranked No. 47 in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, the University of Miami is home to 10,000 degree-seeking undergraduate students across 9 undergraduate schools and colleges.

Whether you’ve known since Career Day in kindergarten or are still unsure what you'd like to study, UM’s wide range of majors makes it possible to explore the topics that interest you most. Students choose from 180 majors and programs to design an education that speaks to their interests, strengths, and goals. In keeping with the University’s commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry, undergraduates complete their general education requirements through the Cognates Program.

University of Miami Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
36%
SAT Range
1230-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$42,204/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,647/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
76%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.182 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.182 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,216Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
616
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 110 responses
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  • All of the above: Wealthy, Accepting, and Diverse
    30%
  • Either Wealthy, or a Scholarship Student
    25%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Mostly wealthy, some accepting some not.
    7%
  • Wealthy
    7%
  • Accepting
    5%
  • Superficial
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.210 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 112 responses
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  • Tropical paradise.
    33%
  • Expensive
    19%
  • Feels like home
    17%
  • Perfect Balance of Work and Play
    13%
  • Superficial
    6%
  • Glamorous
    4%
  • Heaven
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $60,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    84%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    90%
    National
    83%
    82%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.99 responses
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    University of Miami Reviews

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    Attending the University of Miami has made me a much more cultured, well-rounded person than I was before coming here. If you're looking for a medium-sized, diverse school with a gorgeous, closed campus close to a big city, look no further! You will meet people from all over the world and all sorts of backgrounds here at UM, which you won't get at every private university in the country. Most of the professors I've had here seem very accomplished and well-versed in the fields they are teaching, and overall the academics are challenging but nothing unbearable. There is no lack of school spirit and football games are highly attended on weekends in the fall. The party scene is very good. In my opinion, there's a healthy balance between academics and partying here, but I will say that if you are totally not a partier/going-out person, maybe consider a different school, but I think most people can find a healthy balance. The gorgeous warm weather year-round is also a huge plus!
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    University of Miami is one of the most beautiful schools structurally as well as exceptionally academic. From its quaint fountain lake to its modern building architecture, UM's landscape is a playground. Ducks, lizards and all types of animals freely live in harmony with the amused students, creating an adventurous atmosphere. Professors are compassionate to individual student concerns, and are always there to aid in understanding the material or to listen with a genuine manner. The students are always grateful, seen walking around campus with a natural bliss created by the mixture of warm weather and visually pleasing stimuli. There are events everyday, either frat promotions, club activities, or donation collections. Donate a dollar and throw a pie in a participant's face! There is always something extracurricular to do on campus such as free concerts; Zedd performed this last year! Although UM is a lot of fun, the library is a special place for commitment to studying.
    I picked UM because I wanted to stay living in Miami and my parents went there. My brother currently goes there now too. We are a full fledge UM family. It's in our blood I guess! The campus is gorgeous. The classrooms are modern. The resources and diversity are endless. Students are friendly and very school spirited. There is much participation and enthusiasm in all regards. What I would like to see change among the student body is the "rich-kid" vibe. Seeing as it is a private school, many students come from affluent backgrounds and it is reflected in their sense of entitlement and the flashy brands they are constantly clad in.