University of Miami

2,564 reviews
  1. Coral Gables, FL
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Miami is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference
Address
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Website

University of Miami Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
38%
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
28-32
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$33,284/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,792/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,468/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,465/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,005/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,206/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.159 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.160 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.160 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,535Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • All of the above: Wealthy, Accepting, and Diverse
    27%
  • Either Wealthy, or a Scholarship Student
    26%
  • Diverse
    19%
  • Wealthy
    9%
  • Mostly wealthy, some accepting some not.
    7%
  • Accepting
    6%
  • Superficial
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
53%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.188 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 90 responses
Report
  • Tropical paradise.
    33%
  • Expensive
    21%
  • Feels like home
    19%
  • Perfect Balance of Work and Play
    9%
  • Superficial
    7%
  • Glamorous
    6%
  • Heaven
    3%

After University of Miami

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.99 responses

Reviews

2,564 reviews
  • Excellent
    576
  • Very Good
    1010
  • Average
    798
  • Poor
    133
  • Terrible
    47
I absolutely love being at the University of Miami! I've never felt more part of a community and I absolutely love being involved. Being involved on campus has made me learn more things about myself than a class ever will, helped me network in ways I never would've been able to on my own and it's made me love this school so much. For example, every summer, I'm part of Great Start, a pre-orientation program geared towards incoming commuter freshmen. I attended Great Start the summer coming to UM and it opened my eyes that living at home still means I can have an incredible college experience. I loved the program so much, I've been a counselor ever since; I won't even go on study abroad or long vacations because it means I might miss out on Great Start and that's simply not an option. Apart from Great Start, getting involved in other clubs and organizations have opened my eyes to the different people in the world, what I'm capable of, and how little four years really is. If I could do it all over again, I absolutely would. I wouldn't make any changes to what I've experienced at college so far.
  • College Junior
  • July 9 2015
From a student who applied to Miami as a safety last minute, I can say I made no better choice than coming here. Starting from the fantastic scholarship they gave me for academics, this school has given me a phenomenal education full of intelligent professors and challenging work. Furthermore, I have met so many amazing people, from the perky stereotypical Miami blondes to hard-core frat guys, to people so dedicated to their academics, admiration is an understatement. Of course, college is what you make of it, but it's hard to be depressed when you live in a city full of culture, that's always sunny, and beaming with energy. I cannot wait to continue my years here, with the great opportunities for work and research, and a great career center and alumni network to help the process. It's true, its great to be a Miami Hurricane!
  • College Freshman
  • May 5 2014
So far, college has been more challenging than I expected it to be. My high school did a great job preparing me for it, but the great increase in workload between high school and college caught me off guard at first. Past that, life has been wonderful since moving to Miami! I get to study exactly what I want to, learn from some of the best professors in the field, and experience the fun and culture found in Miami. One of my favorite out-of-class experiences at the U has been meeting people from all around the world. The "super-diversity" of campus has become something I cherish about my school!
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago