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 17,000 students enrolled each year at UM.

The majority of students admitted to UM got an SAT score between 1820 - 2110, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 28 - 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 3.55 - 3.78. University of Miami accepts around 40 percent of students applying each year. Of those that are admitted, around 18 percent of students enrolled. Based on historical acceptance rate data, the projected University of Miami (UM) acceptance rate 2015 is estimated to be 40%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Miami (UM) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Miami was reported as 40.5% in Fall 2013 with over 28,900 college 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 SAT Scores: 1820 - 2110
  • UM ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • UM Average GPA: 3.55 - 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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Miami has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 44.4%
  • 2010-2011: 39.2%
  • 2011-2012: 38.3%
  • 2012-2013: 39.7%
  • 2013-2014: 40.5%
  • Projected UM Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 40.0%

How Does University of Miami (UM) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Miami is thirty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale93.3%
Florida Gulf Coast University65.8%
Florida Institute of Technology60.5%
The University of Tampa52.2%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Miami (UM) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 700
Math630 - 720
Writing590 - 690
Total Score1820 - 2110
ACT®Score Range
English29 - 34
Math27 - 33
Composite Score28 - 32
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