University Of Miami

University Of Miami

The University of Miami, also known as The U or UM, is a private non-sectarian university. It was established in 1925. The university enrolls more than 15,000 students in its various degree programs. Over 100 undergraduate degree courses, more than 110 master degree courses, and over 50 doctoral degree courses are offered to students of this university. UM is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

The university's athletic teams are nicknamed the "Hurricanes". They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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Contacting University of Miami

University of Miami
University of Miami
Coral Gables , FL 33124
General Phone: (305) 284-2211

University of Miami Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management880business management, accounting, managerial economics, entrepreneurship, finance, investments and securities, human resources, international business, management science, ...
Law486legal studies, law, foreign lawyers, international law, tax law, legal research
Liberal Arts403American studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, ...
Science389biology, biochemistry, cell biology, bacteriology, immunology, physiology, exercise physiology, pharmacology, marine biology, ...
Therapy and Counseling279psychology, counseling psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling, music therapy, physical therapy
Engineering247aerospace engineering, architectural engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, engineering management ...
Medicine231neuroscience, pre-med, medical preparatory, medicine, public health, health professions
Media216communication studies, mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, photojournalism, radio and television, public relations, advertising
Nursing and Emergency Medicine202registered nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nursing science, critical care nursing, various nursing
Education and Teaching161education, educational supervision, higher education administration, educational research, special ed, education of disabled, early childhood special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Music154music, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, music pedagogy, ...
Photography and Commercial Art104film studies, cinematography, photography, printmaking
Architecture and Planning84architecture, urban planning
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy77sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering49information science, computer science, computer graphics, computer security, computer engineering
Security and Law Enforcement31criminology
Medical Support and Technology29health service and sciences, pre-pharmacy
Medical Administration23health care administration
Drama and Performing Arts22drama, theatre design, acting, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Fine Arts17fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture, ceramics
Conservation and Resource Management16natural resources management
Design15design and visual communication, graphic design
Mathematics15mathematics, math, applied mathematics, probability and statistics
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Art Studies10art studies
Family and Social Work6public administration

Number of programs and degrees for University of Miami in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,445108
Master's degree98971
Doctor's degree17341
First-professional degree5302
Post-master's certificate232

University of Miami Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Miami had a total enrollment of 15,449 students (12,552 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 12%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 44%
Black 8%
Hispanic 21%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 25%
20-21 29%
22-24 20%
25-29 14%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York9%
(International Students)8%
New Jersey6%
State unknown1%
North Carolina1%
Rhode Island1%

University of Miami Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 90 %
Part-Time 73 %

University of Miami Room and Board (2007)

University of Miami offers campus housing for 4,833 of its 12,552 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Coral Gables, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

University of Miami Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580680
SAT Math610700
SAT Writing580670
ACT Verbal2733
ACT Math2632
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT62%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT29%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Miami Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 34,834
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 34,834
Room and board $ 10,254
Room charge $ 6,050
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,204
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 3,662

Financial Aid:
University of Miami participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 153600)

University of Miami Faculty

University of Miami has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track191119
Non-tenured and not on tenure track758569

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year30$138,7207$147,407
Associate professorcalendar year6$117,7277$99,133
Assistant professorcalendar year1*5$71,570
Lecturercalendar year14$85,03321$63,013
All faculty totalcalendar year51$120,83040$85,173

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year243$133,63846$136,191
Associate professoracademic year143$88,93867$81,239
Assistant professoracademic year107$77,55297$74,562
Instructoracademic year3$60,9908$71,422
Lectureracademic year97$48,732101$46,356
All faculty totalacademic year593$98,482319$75,842

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Miami Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Atlantic Coast Conference
Basketball Atlantic Coast Conference
Baseball Atlantic Coast Conference
Track Atlantic Coast Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports78592

University of Miami Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities
Educational Evaluation and Research
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine/Studio Arts, General

International Law and Legal Studies (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Studies, General
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Statistics and Probability
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other

Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
Medicine (MD)
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Exercise Physiology
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Music Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Top 18%University of Miami Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in science
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Top 19%University of Miami % of degrees in science
Minority % of student body
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Top 19%University of Miami Minority % of student body
% of degrees in law
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Top 19%University of Miami % of degrees in law
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 19%University of Miami Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 20%University of Miami % of degrees in therapy and counseling

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