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University of Miami Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to University of Miami, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the fee for the application is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for an application fee waiver.

Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than April 1.

Considering Applying 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. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is November 1, which is coming up fast! University of Miami will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 31.

The early decision acceptance rate at University of Miami is 61%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 33%. Last year,, University of Miami admitted 830 of the 1357 students who applied early decison.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is University of Miami Hard To Get Into?

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

In 2021, University of Miami accepted 33% of all applicants., around 13,281 of the 40,132 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like University of Miami, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 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.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. In 2021, University of Miami waitlisted 11,444 students. Of those, 3664 eventually got in.

What Does University of Miami Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Miami

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Important

University of Miami Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to University of Miami 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements college transcript(s) and statement of good standing from prior institution(s), auditions for selected academic programs
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to University of Miami have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At University of Miami 51% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 78% were in the top 25% and 95% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Miami, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 36%
3.75 and 3.99 25%
3.50 and 3.74 24%
3.25 and 3.49 20%
3.00 and 3.24 16%
2.50 and 2.9 2%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
University of Miami does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 55% of University of Miami's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 40% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for University of Miami?

To be competitive with other University of Miami applicants, you should strive to earn between 1260 and 1400 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Miami 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1400 and 25% of scored lower than 1260, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Miami students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Miami students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for University of Miami?

To be most competitive at University of Miami, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Miami's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Miami students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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. Applicants should hear back by April 15.

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

University of Miami Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Miami?

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

Does University of Miami accept transfer credits?

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

Excelsior College Examinations

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

University of Miami accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

University of Miami. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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University of Miami Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective

33%

How hard is it to get into University of Miami? University of Miami is a very selective institution. The University of Miami acceptance rate is 33%. This means that the institution accepts 33 out of every 100 applicants.

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

28 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above

Good

28 to 32

Avg

28 and Less

Low

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University of Miami SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

1260 - 1400

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Math SAT Range

630 - 720

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Reading SAT Range

620 - 700

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University of Miami GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.6

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Miami, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

17,809

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

33%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$53,682

Out-of-State

$53,682

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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