University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
University Info | College of Engineering Info | Exchange Student Info
- 46% of our entering first year students graduated in the top 10% of their high school class, and 30% graduated in the top 5% of their high school class.
- 55% of our freshman class speak more than one language and 80% completed community service projects in high school.
- 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.
- Unlimited opportunities for involvement with more than 40 service organizations, 270-plus clubs, a student-operated newspaper, radio station and other media and nearly 3 dozen fraternities and sororities.
- College of Engineering students captured 2nd place in the worldwide blockchain coding competition hosted by Pitbull!
- University of Miami is home to the MIAMI HURRICANES athletics, members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
- University of Miami alumni live in all 50 states and in 154 countries around the world.
- Want to see more now, then take a virtual tour.
The University of Miami (UM) is a private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world. UM, a vibrant and diverse academic community, is focused on educating and nurturing students, creating new knowledge, and providing service to the South Florida region and beyond. UM strives to develop future leaders of our nation and the world.
The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. UM is engaged in more than $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. UM ranks No. 55 on U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 53 in the 2018 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
The College of Engineering (CoE) is recognized for the quality and diversity of its faculty, students and curriculum. CoE is known for transforming lives through teaching, research, innovation and service.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: NOT Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
- Students should have the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale. Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Students must be in their second, third or fourth year of study during the exchange period.
English Proficiency Requirements
- Minimum TOEFL iBT score – 80 (including the speaking sub score if you are a non-native speaker of English)
- Also may accept an official TOEFL score report of 213 for the computer-based test or 550 for the paper test.
- Minimum IELTS score – 6.5 (for undergraduates)
- UM does not accept the Institutional Testing Program (ITP) TOEFL score report.
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
Note: Academic Year study is granted on a case-by-case basis.
Academic Calendar | Semester Dates (including exam period)
- Fall: Mid-August to mid-December
- Spring: Mid-January to mid-May
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
Restricted Disciplines and Courses
- It is important that students have alternative options for each course they would like to enroll in.
- Undergraduate students are not allowed to take 600-level classes and can only enroll in 500-level classes with special permission of the instructor and department.
- Enrollment in UM Business courses is extremely limited.
- Students cannot enroll in Music performance, Medical School, or Law School courses. Neuroscience classes may not be available to exchange students due to limited space.
- The UM Academic Bulletin is for academic planning purposes only, as it is subject to change and may not reflect the course offerings during specific exchange periods.
Course Descriptions | Schedule of Classes
- Students must take at least 50% of their courses in the UM College of Engineering.
Workload per Semester
Students must stay enrolled in a minimum of 12 UM credits and a maximum of UM 20 credits throughout the semester. Most courses are 3 credits each and students usually take 4-6 courses a semester.
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to University of Miami will need also need to submit the UM online application.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff:
If the applicant submits all application materials by the UM deadline, they will receive their acceptance in May for Fall semester and October for Spring semester.
The University of Miami is experiencing an on-campus housing shortage. Students can apply for on-campus accommodations, but on-campus housing is limited and not guaranteed. As such, students need to seriously research and consider options for off-campus accommodations.
Estimated Cost of Living
Estimated Cost of Attendance for 2022-23
Food/meals - All students living on campus must purchase a meal plan as part of their housing contract, but the cost of the meal plan is independent from the cost of on-campus housing.
Housing - for semester
Mandatory UM Medical Insurance - $1,678 for the Fall Semester, $2,466 for the Spring Semester
Books and Supplies - $580 per semester
Local transportation - $784 per semester
Personal expenses - $1,110-$1,800 per semester
Mandatory UM Fees - $920 per semester (not including insurance)
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Office of Study Abroad | email@example.com
Coral Gables (sometimes referred to as The Gables) is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami. Located four miles from Miami International Airport, the "City Beautiful" has around 140 dining establishments and gourmet shops, and many notable international retailers.
North and South, East and West converge in South Florida, creating an energy unlike that of any other location. It is a place of economic growth, with thriving business and financial districts. It is home to a conglomeration of the world's cultures, offering an unparalleled diversity of ethnic backgrounds, religions, cultural traditions and lifestyles. With temperatures averaging 75-80 degrees year round, South Florida offers a never-ending calendar of events.
You can explore sailing on Biscayne Bay, hiking in the Everglades National Park or diving in the Florida Keys. Or maybe you'll venture to South Beach for its art deco architecture, sidewalk performers, world-famous nightclubs or relaxed afternoons by the ocean. Over 40 golf courses, 500 public parks and thousands of miles of paths for biking, jogging or inline skating and the miles of beaches make South Florida an outdoor lover's paradise.