University of Miami


University of Miami is a private, non-sectarian university. With over 10,000 undergraduates, over 5,000 postgraduates and more than 13,000 full and part-time faculty and staff, the university is the sixth largest employer in Miami-Dade County. The university provides lots of research opportunities for both undergraduates and postgraduates to help them develop academic capabilities. The acceptance rate of this university is 39.2%.

University of Miami was first established in 1925 with the intention of offering “unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies.” Located in South Florida and surrounded by popular spots like South Beach, the Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park, the university offers good opportunities for students to take outdoor activities.

University of Miami offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate’s programs as well as combined-degree programs, like Bachelor of Architecture,MBA, Dual Degree Program in Engineering and so forth. The average freshman retention rate is 90%, and averagely as many as 68% of the students in this university finished their four years’ study and managed to graduate with a degree.

The mission of University of Miami is:

The University of Miami’s mission is to educate and nurture students, to create knowledge, and to provide service to our community and beyond. Committed to excellence and proud of the diversity of our University family, we strive to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.


The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 23 additional professional and educational accrediting agencies.


University of Miami has twelve schools:

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • College of Engineering
  • School of Law
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • Miller School of Medicine
  • Frost School of Music
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies
  • The Graduate School

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  4. Visual and Performing Arts
  5. Social Sciences

The university is ranked NO.38 among all national universities by US News.

With the student-faculty ratio being 11:1 and 52.6% of all classes having less than 20 students, University of Miami has enough professors for students so that every one of them can be well instructed.


Applicants for the university are required to provide either their SAT or ACT scores before January 1 and admission interview is neither recommended nor required. The early decision will be due on November 1 and application must be submitted before January 1. The application fee is USD 70. Working and volunteering experiences usually give applicants extra advantages.


The tuition and fees for year 2011-2012 are USD 39,654. The room and board fee is USD 11,528. Students averagely spend USD 1,040 on books and supplies.

University of Miami offers scholarships (including both need-based ones and non-need-based ones), financial aids and part-time job opportunities for students to help them deal with their tuition and expenses. There are six types of need-based scholarships/grants, with USD 24,521 awarded for freshman and USD 22,392 non-need-based scholarships/grants offered. University of Miami provides various types of loans for students. About 52% of the students get financial aid and 39% of them have their needs fully met. Financial aids are also available for international students in this university.

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