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School Overview

The University of Miami, frequently referred to U of M, The “U”, UM, U Miami, or just plain “Miami”, is a private, coeducational institution of higher learning that was established in 1925. While its main campus is located in the city of Coral Gables, Florida, it also has a medical campus located in the Civic Center of Miami city proper, as well as a facility on Virginia Key that specializes in oceanographic research.

University of Miami has a total annual student enrollment of roughly 15,500 that is spread across 12 academic colleges, including a law school, a medical school, and a atmospheric sciences and oceanography college. Altogether, University of Miami’s 12 colleges offer over 115 undergraduate, 114 masters, and 50 doctoral degrees. The university also offers 2 other professional programs.

The University of Miami has a very diverse student body represented by students from just about every cultural, religious and ethnic background imaginable. Students from all 50 states and over 150 foreign countries have attended the University of Miami. The university has over 13,000 full- and part-time employees and is the 6th largest employer in county of Miami-Dade.

While not technically a research university, the University of Miami (UM) attracts over $300 million a year in research grants, and research is an integral component of each academic department. UM has an extensive and expansive library system that contains over 3.1 million volumes, including rare volumes focusing on Cuban music and heritage. The university also offers students a large variety of activities and organizations, including fraternities, sororities, a student newspaper and a myriad of special interest and cultural groups.

The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

General Information

Admission Office

132 Ashe Building

Box 248025

Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616

(305) 284-4323

Fax: (305) 284-2507

Contact: Edward Gillis

Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management/Executive Director of Admissions
Main Address

PO Box 248025

Coral Gables, FL 33124-4616

(305) 284-2211

Total undergrads: 10,422

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,010

Degree-seeking undergrads: 10,008

Graduate enrollment: 2,823


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 39%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $33,018 $34,834 $36,188 $37,836 +4.55%
Books and Supplies $910 $1,200 $2,750 $2,750 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,784 $10,254 $10,800 $11,062 +2.43%
Other $2,760 $3,662 $3,806 $3,806 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,784 $10,254 $10,664 $10,664 0.00%
Other $2,760 $3,962 $4,116 $4,116 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $46,472 $49,950 $53,544 $55,454 +3.57%
In-state Off Campus $46,472 $50,250 $53,718 $55,366 +3.07%
In-state with Family $33,928 $36,034 $38,938 $40,586 +4.23%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $27,684
In-state Student Fees $280
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $27,684
Out-of-state Student Fees $280

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,590 80%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,513 76% $35,089,886 $23,192
• Federal grants 317 16% $1,876,462 $5,919
• Pell grants 300 15% $1,101,308 $3,671
• Other Federal grants 280 14% $775,154 $2,768
Local and state government scholarships or grants 795 40% $5,250,803 $6,605
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,387 70% $27,962,621 $20,161
Student loans 739 37% $6,435,508 $8,708
• Federal student loans 719 36% $3,499,348 $4,867
• Other student loans 159 8% $2,936,160 $18,466

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS DOC/PHD AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 3183 844 859 32
Architecture and Related Services 53 40
Architecture 53 24
Architecture and Related Services, Other 2
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning 14
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 25 5
African-american/black Studies 4
American/united States Studies/civilization 8
Latin American Studies 11 5
Women’s Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 368 21 60
Biochemistry 22 8
Biology/biological Sciences, General 189 3 10
Cell/cellular Biology and Histology 4
Epidemiology 12 4
Exercise Physiology 39 4 3
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 37 8
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology and Immunology 23 5
Neuroscience 58 1 7
Oncology and Cancer Biology 1
Pharmacology 1 8
Physiology, General 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 682 251 2 20
Accounting 96 12
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 2
Business Administration and Management, General 142 225
Business/commerce, General 17
Business/managerial Economics 44 6 2
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies 50
Finance, General 143
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration, General 6
International Business/trade/commerce 72 1
Investments and Securities
Management Science 5
Marketing/marketing Management, General 123
Real Estate 1
Taxation 8
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 272 32 5
Advertising 55
Broadcast Journalism 61
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 3
Journalism 47 10
Mass Communication/media Studies 12
Photojournalism 1
Public Relations/image Management 75 14
Radio and Television 3 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 15 3 5
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 25 5
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Graphics 1
Computer Science 18 5
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 1
Information Science/studies 5
Education 50 56 12
Education, General 5
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 32
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities
Education/teaching Of Individuals With Specific Learning Disabilities 1
Educational Evaluation and Research 1 2
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 18
Higher Education/higher Education Administration 6 1
Mathematics Teacher Education 4
Music Teacher Education 19 5 4
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching 10
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 2
Engineering 162 45 19
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 20
Architectural Engineering 9 2
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 37 11 2
Civil Engineering, General 17 3 8
Computer Engineering, General 8
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 18 1 4
Engineering Science
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 5
Industrial Engineering 17 21 3
Mechanical Engineering 31 7 2
Engineering Technology, General 16 12
Engineering/industrial Management 16 12
English Language and Literature/letters 106 11 4
Creative Writing 51 7
English Language and Literature, General 55 4 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 53 2
Ancient/classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
French Language and Literature 11 1
German Language and Literature 4
Latin Language and Literature 1
Spanish Language and Literature 35 1
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 160 79 224
Athletic Training/trainer 6
Critical Care Nursing 6
Family Practice Nurse/nursing 18
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 2
Health/health Care Administration/management 22
Health/medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1
Marriage and Family Therapy/counseling 7
Medicine 155
Mental Health Counseling/counselor 8
Music Therapy/therapist 9
Nurse Anesthetist 11
Nursing Practice 16
Nursing Science 5
Physical Therapy/therapist 48
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 142 7
History 49 3 2
History, General 49 3 2
Human Services, General 7
Public Administration 7
Legal Studies, General 102 462
Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law 1
International Law and Legal Studies 17
Law 462
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other 41
Programs For Foreign Lawyers 9
Tax Law/taxation 34
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 33 24
General Studies 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 24
Mathematics and Statistics 20 4 3
Applied Mathematics, General 6
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 9
Mathematics, General 4 4 3
Mathematics, Other 1
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 3 2
Ancient Studies/civilization 3
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 36 14
Natural Resources Management and Policy 36
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 14
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 49 22
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/management 49 22
Physical Sciences 44 13 8
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 2
Chemistry, General 27
Chemistry, Other 2
Geological and Earth Sciences/geosciences, Other 3 2
Geology/earth Science, General 5
Meteorology 3
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 2 1
Physics, General 7 6 1
Physics, Other 2 2
Psychology 286 9 26
Counseling Psychology 6
Psychology, General 286 9 20
Social Sciences 405 29 4
Anthropology 26
Criminology 30
Economics, General 63
Geography 15 2
International Relations and Affairs 111 27 2
Political Science and Government, General 127
Sociology 33 2
Visual and Performing Arts 301 56 24
Acting 7
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 12
Art/art Studies, General 19 6
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Cinematography and Film/video Production 67 7
Conducting 2 8
Design and Visual Communications, General 5
Directing and Theatrical Production 1
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts, General 41
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts 1
Film/cinema/video Studies 10 4
Fine/studio Arts, General 30
Graphic Design 9
Jazz/jazz Studies 16 7 2
Keyboard Instruments 3 3 6
Music Pedagogy 4
Music Performance, General 13 10 7
Music Theory and Composition 10 4 1
Music, General 8
Music, Other 37 9
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Painting 1
Photography 4
Printmaking 1
Sculpture 1
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology 2
Theatre/theatre Arts Management
Voice and Opera 3
Work and Family Studies 1
Family and Community Services 1
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Acting B
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B,C
Ceramics B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Dramartic/Theatre Arts & Stagecraft B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Film Studies B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B,C
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Theory/Composition B
Painting B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B
Theatre Arts Management B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Accounting Technology C
Business Administration/Management B,C
Business/Managerial Economics B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Science B
Computer/Systems Security B
Data Processing Technology B
Information Sciences/Systems B,C


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Architectural Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Health Services – General B
Music Therapy B
Nursing C
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B,C
Liberal Arts & Sciences B,C


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B
Statistics/Probability B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Natural Resources Management/Policy B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Meteorology B
Oceanography B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Criminology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Miami Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(305) 284-2211
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:16,744
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):82%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:12,254 (73% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$47,004
Out-of-state Tuition:$47,004
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$22,921

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Miami Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Miami.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services212
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies41
Biological and Biomedical Sciences7612
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services41182
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs731
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services411
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
English Language and Literature/Letters221
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics41
Health Professions and Related Programs28102
Legal Professions and Studies14
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics411
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Natural Resources and Conservation121
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Philosophy and Religious Studies31
Physical Sciences636
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences2832
Visual and Performing Arts220146
Grand total151117948

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Miami.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Legal Professions and Studies1
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total13

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Miami and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$930

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,63479%
Grant or scholarship aid1,61779%$22,921
Student loan aid58128%$8,552

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid7,44867%$23,168
Federal student loans2,87026%$11,535

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Miami. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Miami students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants32,52814,72817,800
Percent admitted100%38%38%
Percent admitted who enrolled6%6%6%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Miami Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment16,744
Undergraduate enrollment10,792
Graduate enrollment5,952

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Miami Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
    • Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language (English Language Intensive English Program)
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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