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Chances of getting into University of Miami

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
27.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Miami
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Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionHigh
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How hard is it to get into Miami and can I get accepted? The school has a 27% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Florida for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 10,558 out of 38,920 applicants were admitted making Miami a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 12 percent. University of Miami typically accepts and attracts "A" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Miami SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1270-1440
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for University of Miami
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 640
SAT Composite 25th 1270
SAT Scores for University of Miami
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 740
SAT Composite 75th 1440
Average SAT Score 1360

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Miami?

University of Miami typically requires applicants to be in the top 15 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1270 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1180. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1360 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 in Florida for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Miami admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1440 and Above Good >39%
1355 to 1440 Avg + 27%-39%
1270 to 1355 Avg - 18%-27%
1185 to 1270 Reach 11%-18%
Less than 1185 Low <11%
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Miami ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
29-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
43%
ACT Scores for University of Miami
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 29
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 29
ACT Scores for University of Miami
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 30

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Miami?

Admission data indicates that Miami regularly accepts students with ACT's of 29 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 9 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Florida for highest average ACT composite score. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Miami.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Miami admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >43%
30 to 32 Avg + 27%-43%
29 to 30 Avg - 21%-27%
28 to 29 Reach 15%-21%
Less than 28 Low <15%
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Miami GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
4.2
Typical High School Grades
A

What GPA do you need to get into University of Miami?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Miami. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Miami was 4.2 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Florida for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Miami will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Miami students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 79% Good
3.50 to 3.75 10% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 7% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

72% of University of Miami freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Miami students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 72%
Top 25% of class 92%
Top 50% of class 98%
Bottom 50% of class 2%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Miami admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,652 17,268 38,920
Accepted 5,494 5,064 10,558
Acceptance Rate 25% 29% 27%
Enrolled 1,194 1,010 2,204
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 20% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Miami and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Miami Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Miami
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=135726 IPEDS survey data for University of Miami.

FAQs

Does University of Miami prefer SAT or ACT?

51% of students submit their SAT scores to Miami. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Miami?

27% of those who apply are granted admission to Miami. Admission competition is high and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Miami?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1270 and 1440. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Miami?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 32. 43% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.