University of Miami

United States of America

185th US-News World Ranking

Chartered in 1925, the University of Miami is situated in Southern Florida. Spread over 239 acres of land the university is known as a private research institution where the research opportunities commence from the under graduate level. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.

The university comprises of 2 colleges and 7 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, Frost School of Music, School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Graduate School. Apart from these the university also has Miller School of Medicine within the UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital Complex and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science located on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay. In total the universities offer 115 bachelors, 114 masters and 63 doctoral programs. The most popular majors at the university are Biological Sciences, Business and Social Sciences.

The university has a total student population of more than 16,800 of which over 11,000 are enrolled in under graduate programs.     It has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and the acceptance rate of 38%. The university offers a relatively intimate classes as 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.

UM is a major research university engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Notable Alumni: Michael Sylvester Stallone (American actor and filmmaker), 

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With its large Latin American population and diverse Latin American connections, Miami provides the ideal setting for Latin American Studies. Students will gain advanced competence in at least one major language of Latin America, intern for one semester in public or private organizations dealing with Latin America and take advanced seminars with UM s major Latin American scholars and visiting scholars.

SAT1 composite score of 1360 or an ACT score of 31 and an unweighted GPA of 3.75, Three letters of recommendation from high school teachers,Show clear evidence of commitment to studying Latin America through prior language or area study and a statement of interest.

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A BA in Instrumental Performance is a four-year, 125 credit hour emphasis consisting of degree requirements (private lessons, music theory, keyboard, conducting, music history, ensemble and additional music courses) and the U of M General Education Requirements and Bachelor's Degree Requirements. A senior recital is required.

Audition, Portfolio, Essay 250-650 words, 2 recommendation letters, Official high school transcript, $70 application fee

Woodwind Player, Brass Player, Percussion Player

1st Jan


Anthropology is the scientific study of humankind, from its beginnings to the present. Of the many sciences that study aspects of humans and their behavior, only anthropology attempts to understand and integrate the entire panorama of human biology and culture in all times and places. The Anthropology Department offers a wide range of courses for students in pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts degree, from the basic four fields of cultural anthropology, linguistics, physical anthropology, and archaeology, to advanced study of topics such as Maya archaeology, medical anthropology, Caribbean cultures, primatology, and the evolution of language.

Official high school transcript, School report, Letter of recommendation, Essay, TOEFL: PBT-550, IBT-80, IELTS-6.5

Museum Curator, Historic Preservationist, Cultural Resource Management

1st Jan


Included in this group is the Bachelor of Architecture degree, a fiveyear accredited professional program, which fulfills the educational requirements for professional registration and offers specialized architectural study through upperlevel studios and architecture electives, as well as opportunities for the study of liberal arts.

Official high school transcript, School report, Letter of recommendation, Essay, TOEFL: PBT-550, IBT-80, IELTS-6.5

Architect, Draftsman, Project Manager

1st Jan


Geoscientists are caretakers of the Earth's resources and environment. They work to understand natural processes on Earth and other planets. By applying knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological forces that shape the Earth, geoscientists seek to reconstruct the past and anticipate the future. Career opportunities in the geosciences are excellent, including the petroleum and mineral exploration industries, the environmental industry, and research and education in the academia.

Official high school transcript, School report, Letter of recommendation, Essay, TOEFL: PBT-550, IBT-80, IELTS-6.5

Mineralogist, Patroleum Geologist, Hydrologist, Peleontologist

1st Jan

a) University online application

b) Official transcripts and School report

c) Letter of recommendation

d) Official SAT or ACT scores

e) Typical SAT scores: Math (610-700), Critical Reading (590-690), Writing (580-680), ACT Composite (28-32)

f) Average GPA 3.58

g) TOEFL/IELTS/MELAB scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

h) TOEFL: IBT -80, PBT – 550, IELTS-6.5

i) Acceptance rate: 37.8% (2015)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $ 50,400

Masters: $ 38,900

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at the University of Miami is $14,658 approx.


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 1

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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