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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate19%

University of Miami Admissions

It is extremely difficult to get into University of Miami. In 2022, University of Miami accepted just 19% of all applicants. In 2023, just 9,311 out of the 49,167 students who applied were accepted.

If you are thinking about applying to University of Miami, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 1/1 and the application fee costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to University of Miami for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

University of Miami Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of University of Miami's admissions stats.

University of Miami 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 62%
Mean SAT Score 1384
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 35%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22%
Waitlist Yes

University of Miami Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Miami.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 15
Early Decision II Yes January 1 February 28
Early Action Yes November 1 January 31
Regular Decision Yes 1 1 April 1

Want to Apply Early to University of Miami?

University of Miami offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

πŸ—“οΈ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 28.

πŸ—“οΈ The Early Action deadline is November 1. University of Miami will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at University of Miami is 57%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 19%.

University of Miami accepts approximately 57% of early action applicants and 19% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, University of Miami admitted 973 of the 1716 students who applied early decision. In 2022, University of Miami admitted 6,147 of the 1,766 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.

➑️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Miami Admissions

Is University of Miami Challenging To Get Into?

It is extremely difficult to get into University of Miami. University of Miami evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, University of Miami accepted 19% of students, around 9,311 from 49,167 applicants.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like University of Miami, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT. Admissions to dual degree honors programs in medicine, marine geology, Latin American studies, exercise physiology, law and biochemistry, and molecular biology is program extremely difficult.

Transferring to University of Miami

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Miami

In 2022, University of Miami waitlisted 20,206 students and 8,545 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 115 eventually got off the waitlist.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Miami?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at University of Miami

What does University of Miami consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Work Experience Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with University of Miami for more information on admission factors.

University of Miami Application Requirements

To apply to University of Miami, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with University of Miami's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements – – √ college transcript(s) and statement of good standing from prior institution(s), auditions for selected academic programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1 – – –
Written Essay or Personal Statement √ – – –
Transcript of High School Record √ – – –

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Miami?

Students admitted to University of Miami have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8. University of Miami considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 35% submitted a class rank. At University of Miami 62% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 88% were in the top 25% and 98% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Miami, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 23%
3.75 and 3.99 42%
3.50 and 3.74 24%
3.25 and 3.49 7%
3.00 and 3.24 3%
2.50 and 2.9 1%
2.00 and 2.49 –

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Miami directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Miami is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 35% of University of Miami's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Miami?

To be competitive with other University of Miami applicants, you should aim to score between 1330 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Miami 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1330, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Miami student is 1384.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Miami students scored 750 or higher and 75% of students scored 650 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Miami students scored 730 or higher, and 75% scored a 650 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Miami, you should strive to earn between 30 and 33 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Miami's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.

A 30 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Miami students. Only one out of every four students scored below 30.

More Information on Transferring to University of Miami

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Miami.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Miami during the following terms:

β€’ Fall Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Spring Term

β€’ Winter Term

β€’ Summer Term

University of Miami Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Miami?

βœ… Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Miami.

Does University of Miami accept transfer credits?

βœ… University of Miami accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Miami accepts:

β€’ CLEP subject tests β€’ DSST/DANTES β€’ Excelsior College Examinations

Does University of Miami accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

βœ… University of Miami accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Miami?

❌ No, University of Miami is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is University of Miami's acceptance rate?

βœ… The acceptance rate for University of Miami is 19%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Miami?

βœ… University of Miami's early decision acceptance rate was 57% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Miami?

βœ… The early action acceptance rate at University of Miami was 57% in 2021.

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University of Miami Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



How hard is it to get into University of Miami? University of Miami is a selective institution. The University of Miami acceptance rate is 19%. This means that the institution accepts 18 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Miami Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to University of Miami is Jan 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to University of Miami is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Miami SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1330 - 1450


Math SAT Range

660 - 750


Reading SAT Range

650 - 730

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1330 to 1450


1330 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for University of Miami students is 1384. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to University of Miami, while applicants with SAT scores between 1330 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1330 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Miami.

University of Miami GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Miami, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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