If you are planning on applying to University of Miami, the regular decision application deadline is January 1 and the application fee costs $70.
Students who apply to University of Miami for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.
Here's an overiew of some of University of Miami's admissions stats.
|University of Miami 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||65%|
|Mean SAT Score||1369|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||31%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||24%|
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||January 1||April 1|
University of Miami offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 28.
🗓️ 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 65%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 28%.
University of Miami accepts around 27% of early action applicants and 28% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, University of Miami admitted 978 of the 1511 students who applied early decision. Last year, University of Miami admitted 6,185 of the 22,982 who applied early action.
Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will boost their chances of getting in. 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 that you are very interested in a school.
➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
University of Miami is a very 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 28% of all applicants, around 12,036 from the 42,244 applicants.
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.
University of Miami has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
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 given the most weight 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 apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by University of Miami during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
Make sure to check with University of Miami for more information on admission factors.
To apply to University of Miami, all applicants must submit the following items. 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||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to University of Miami have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. University of Miami considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.
Out of all students that were admitted, 38% submitted a class rank. At University of Miami 65% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 87% were in the top 25% and 97% were in the top 50%.
At University of Miami, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||36%|
|3.50 and 3.74||27%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6%|
|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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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.
University of Miami considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
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, 31% of University of Miami's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other University of Miami applicants, you should strive to earn between 1310 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 1310, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Miami student is 1369.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Miami students scored 740 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 720 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.
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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
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:
• CLEP subject tests • Excelsior College Examinations
Does University of Miami accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ University of Miami accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) 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 you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is University of Miami's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for University of Miami is 28%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Miami?
✅ University of Miami's early decision acceptance rate was 65% in 2021.
What is the early action acceptance rate at University of Miami?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at University of Miami was 27% in 2021.
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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 28%. This means that the institution accepts 28 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
33 and Above
30 to 33
30 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to University of Miami is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into University of Miami. Students with an ACT score that falls between 30 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 30 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1450 and Above
1310 to 1450
1310 and Less
The median SAT score for University of Miami students is 1369. 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 1310 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1310 have a low chance of being offered a spot at University of Miami.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At University of Miami, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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