University of Miami (UM)

Miami, FL

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University of Miami Student Essentials

University of Miami Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Sebastian the Ibis
Nickname: The U
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $41,220
Out-of-State Tuition: $41,220
Retention Rate: 91%
Enrollment: 19,404
Year Established: 1925

About UM

A good university does more than just teach, in creates an atmosphere of belonging and creative exploration. Coral Gables, Florida is home to one such university. University of Miami has strong academic programs and a community of student services for the lucky students who attend.

Along with the normal college majors in languages, arts and sciences, U of M has programs like Aerospace Engineering, Broadcast Journalism, Creative Writing, Marine Science, Musical Theatre, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Sports Administration.

Student services offered include student organizations, Greek community, amazing fitness and wellness center, a well-rounded arts and culture program, and career services. The Toppel Career Center provides services like interview preparation, resume writing, job and internship searches, job fairs and other resources.

The University of Miami also boasts a strong athletics program, with the Hurricanes making their presence known year after year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The football team consistently ranks high nationally, and the baseball team has won four national championships.

Financial aid is mostly need-based, but there are also fellowships, short-term loans and GAFAC Funding for those who qualify. GAFAC Funding is a peer-run committee which decides on where money will be distributed, whether it’s to fund individual students or groups.

So if you’re looking for a traditional college experience in sunny South Miami, take a look at UM.

UM Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave University of Miami 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Former Student - Last Attended 2003

Overall Rating

Overall a very fun experience, lots of school spirit, great scenic campus, good location in the city, lots of activities provided through the school, good dining options, fun city to live in, students come from a variety of countries and all walks of life

Overall Rating

UM Map & Location

University of Miami
University of Miami
Miami, FL 33146

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Getting Around UM


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.



Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.


UM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 12,980
Freshman Class 2,012
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 19,404

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 27%
  • African American: 8%
  • Caucasian: 47%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Unknown and Other: 11%
Latino 27%
African American 8%
Caucasian 47%
Asian 6%
Unknown and Other 11%

Undergraduate 67%
Graduate 33%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 19%
Domestic 81%

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