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University of Miami

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1925
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 10,509
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $620,434,940
Admissions Address

PO Box 248025
Coral Gables, FL 33124



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 4.0
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Edward M. Gillis
Admissions office telephone: (305) 284-4323
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: November 1
Decision sent by: February 1
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 3
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 1
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 40%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 33%
Early-action acceptance rate: 57%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 32%
Total applicants: 19,037
Total acceptances: 7,709
Total freshman enrollment: 2,062
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 58%
Male applicants: 8,883
Male acceptances: 3,716
Male freshman enrollment: 1,001
Female applicants: 10,154
Female acceptances: 3,993
Female freshman enrollment: 1,061
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 91%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 53%
Average high school GPA: 4.0
First-year students submitting GPA: 82%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 75%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 - 670
Math: 600 - 690
Combined: 1180 - 1360


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.0% 24.0%
600-699 51.0% 52.0%
500-599 29.0% 21.0%
400-499 4.0% 3.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 23%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 - 30
Math: 26 - 31
Composite: 26 - 31


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 35.0% 45.2% 31.0%
24-29 56.0% 42.3% 58.0%
18-23 8.0% 11.2% 9.0%
12-17 1.0% 1.3% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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