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The University of Miami is a private research university with approximately 10,000 full-time degree-seeking undergraduates and 5,000 full-time degree-seeking graduates from around the world. We transform lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our core values of diversity, integrity, responsibility, excellence, compassion, creativity, and teamwork, the University of Miami creates a learning environment in which contributions are recognized and valued. With the flexibility to choose from more than 180 majors and programs across nine schools and colleges, you are encouraged to design a curriculum that is distinctly you. Furthermore, our unique Cognates Program offers general education requirements that will reflect your individual interests and goals. You can translate acquired knowledge, experiences, and connections into fulfilling achievements through our academic breadth and more than 280 clubs and organizations.

The vibrant and diverse city of Miami offers a range of internship opportunities in your own backyard, from nonprofit organizations to multinational corporations. We educate leaders, problem solvers, and agents of change who are passionate about learning and eager to contribute to their community with projects ranging from volunteer experiences to cutting-edge research.

The diversity of academics, resources, and students at UM make it the perfect place to gain a truly comprehensive education.


The University of Miami is one of the nation's top 200 colleges that pays students back - students receive a high-quality education, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid - according to The Princeton Review 2015 Edition.

Post-Graduation Outcomes

92% of Class of 2016 graduates secured their post-graduation plans within six months of graduation. Post-graduation plans include employment, graduate school, military, or volunteer work such as Peace Corps.

Student Gender

Female 52%
Male 48%

Student Race/Ethnicity (Undergraduate Students)

Asian/Pacific Islander
Black/African American
Two or more races
Not available

Full-Time Degree-Seeking Students

Approximately 10,000 Undergraduate Students
Approximately 6,000 Graduate Students

Freshman Class Profile

First-Year Applicants 30,622
Number of Incoming Freshmen 2,075
Ranked Top 10% in High School Class 59%
Ranked Top 5% in High School Class 41%
Average weighted GPA 3.7
Admitted student average SAT scores 1440 (75th Percentile)
1320 (25th Percentile)
Admitted student average ACT scores 33 (75th Percentile)
30 (25th Percentile)


About Us
More than 180 Majors & Programs
11 Schools & Colleges

More than 3,000 full-time teaching faculty members
97% hold the highest degree in their fields

Class Size
12:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
More than 50% of undergraduate courses have 16 or fewer students
More than 75% of all courses have 27 or fewer students

Campus Life
280 student organizations
18 fraternities, 14 sororities
44 service groups
25 multicultural student groups
26 intramural & club sports
6 religious centers
3 performance centers
1 cinema
1 art museum & exhibition gallery

Residential Life
83% of freshmen live on campus
37% of all undergraduates live on campus
The First-Year Experience program houses all freshmen together in a community
Five residential colleges feature a living-learning community
Approximately 800 upperclassmen live in University Village, which are fully furnished apartments