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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.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Miami is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||640|
|SAT Composite 25th||1270|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||740|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1360|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Miami?
University of Miami typically prefers 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
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||29|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||29|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||30|
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
|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%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
72% of University of Miami freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||22%||20%||21%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Miami is $70.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Miami and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Considered but not required|
|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.
51% of students submit their SAT scores to Miami. 43% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.