University of Miami (UM)

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UM can be found in Coral Gables, FL, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 20,000 students enrolled each year at UM.

The majority of students admitted to UM got an SAT score between 1270 - 1440, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 29 - 32. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the University of Miami (UM) average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.68 - 3.78. The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are granted admission to the school. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected University of Miami (UM) acceptance rate 2021 is estimated to be 29%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Miami (UM) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Miami was reported as 27.1% in Fall 2020 with over 38,900 applications submitted to UM. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UM ACT Scores: 29 - 32
  • UM Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Miami?

Applicant Selectivity: High

UM has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Miami has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 37.7%
  • 2017-2018: 35.7%
  • 2018-2019: 32.1%
  • 2019-2020: 27.1%
  • Projected UM Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 29.3%

How Does University of Miami (UM) Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Miami is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Florida Gulf Coast University66.7%
Florida Institute of Technology65.8%
The University of Tampa44.8%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Miami (UM) (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading630 - 700
Math640 - 740
Total Score1270 - 1440
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 35
Math26 - 31
Composite Score29 - 32
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