Well over half of the students who apply to the University of Miami get rejected. The university is one of the most selective in Florida. To get in, you're probably going to need grades and test scores that are well above average. In the graph above, the blue and green data points represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "A" range, SAT scores of about 1750 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 25 or higher. Higher grades and test scores significantly improve your chances of being admitted.
Note that there are quite a few red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue in all but the upper right corner of the graph. Many students who had grades and test scores that were on target for the University of Miami did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because the University of Miami, like many of the country's most selective private universities, has holistic admissions and uses The Common Application. The admissions folks are interested in much more than numerical data. Rigorous high school courses, strong extracurricular involvement, glowing letters of recommendation, and a winning application essay are all important parts of Miami's admissions equation.
To learn more about the University of Miami, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- University of Miami Admissions Profile
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- What's a Good ACT Score?
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