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University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private university located in Coral Gables, an affluent suburb of Miami.  Known as a top tier school, it offers a rigorous academic curriculum and an excellent athletic program. 

The University of Miami (UM) consistently ranks in the top tier of colleges in the nation.  The 2009 US News and World Report "America’s Best Colleges" ranked UM as 51st in the nation. 

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The University of Miami

The University of Miami has a beautiful campus

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UM has a student population of over 15,000 as of 2008 in 114 undergraduate, 104 masters, 57 doctoral and 4 professional areas, students come from all over the United States and from over 100 foreign countries.  The University of Miami has internationally recognized programs in music, marine science, communications and neuroscience. 

Several of UM's schools and colleges are consistently ranked in the top tier of U.S. colleges.  The main campus in Coral Gables, Florida houses seven schools and two colleges including the UM School of Law. 

Other UM locations include the Leonard A. Miller School of Medicine located in the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana and the James L. Knight International Center in downtown Miami. UM also has a partnership with Florida International University (FIU) which allows students to take graduate classes at either university. 

College Accreditation and Tuition

UM is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  With more than 13,000 full time and part time faculty and staff, it is the largest private employer in Miami Dade County.  Its current president is Donna Shalala, former Secretary of Health and Human Services under Bill Clinton.

The School of Architecture, University of Miami

The School of Architecture at the University of Miami

A very active alumni association of over 164,000 members is crucial to the fundraising success of UM.  Through its Momentum Campaign, which closed at the end of 2007, UM raised an astounding $1.4 billion in donations from more than 130,000 donors.  Through the University of Miami Alumni Association, students and alumni stay well connected.

UM is a very competitive school.  In 2008, there were over 20,000 applicants for only 2,000 freshmen slots.  Entering freshmen had an average weighted GPA of 4.2 and an average SAT score of 1282.

Undergraduate University of Miami tuition starts at $35,540 for the 2009-2010 school year.  Tuition rates vary at the graduate level depending on the college.  The MBA program tuition rates effective Fall 2009 start at $1,480 per credit hour.

UM Resident Programs

The University maintains five residential colleges, one apartment area and the University Village.

Students can enjoy Miami's many multi-cultural offerings, its urban environment, the more than 270 student organizations and Greek community of more than 30 fraternities and sororities.  Miami and the surrounding areas have man outdoor attractions such as the Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay and many public parks to the excitement and pulse of South Beach and Downtown Miami.  The school offers shuttles to different areas.

The School of Education at the University of Miami

The School of Education at the University of Miami

UM Baseball Fields

The baseball field at University of Miami

University of Miami Hurricanes

The University of Miami sports teams are known as the Hurricanes.  The school offers many different team sports for men and women. 

UM athletics teams have won over 20 national championships and 55 individual titles.  The University is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference.  The UM Hurricanes football team is a Division 1 team and has won more national championships in the last 3 decades than any other team, although the team’s record has fallen dramatically since 2002.  Football home games are played at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens.  The school has an instantly recognizable logo of a split "U" in orange and green.

UM Pre-College Programs

UM offers several pre-college programs designed to introduce high school students to different areas of focus, such as architecture, screenwriting workshop, reading enrichment (pre-K through high school), summer scholar programs, test preparation and an online high school.

University of Miami Colleges and Programs

School of Business Administration
UM has a top ranked business program in Florida and in the nation.  Students in the undergraduate program can obtain a BBA or a BSBA.  Graduate programs are designed to accommodate students of different backgrounds and interests.  Graduate programs include a full-time MBA, an Executive MBA, MBA for Working Professionals, One Year MBA, Health Sector programs and Master of Professional Accounting.

School of Architecture
The UM School of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Architecture.  It has a Travel Study Program ranging from one week to an entire semester which more than half of its nearly 400 students attend.  The School also offers two different programs at the high school level.  One is a three week program called Exploration in Architecture and the other is the Summer Studies in Architecture.

School of Communication
Since the School opened in 1985, the School has grown to over 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students and has expanded its facilities and equipment to include broadcast and film studios, photography and computer laboratories, a reading room, a cinema, a radio station and a cable TV channel. 

School of Education
Recently ranked in the top 50 graduate schools, the University of Miami School of Education serves over 230 undergraduate students and over 560 graduate students. 

College of Engineering
In addition to traditional graduate programs, the University of Miami offers graduate programs in conjunction with other schools and colleges:  Biomedical Engineering (School of Medicine), Engineering Management and dual MS in Industrial Engineering and MBA.

College of Arts and Sciences
This College encompasses many different disciplines from Art to Sociology.

Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
A U.S. News & World Report 2009 survey of deans and top professors at music schools ranked UM’s School of Music among the top 25 in the nation, and ranked its Jazz School as the best in the nation.

School of Nursing and Health Studies
The University of Miami has a very diverse student body.  There are over 400 nursing students and over 80 health science students.  Students gain exposure to clinical experiences at UM's medical campus as well as at more than 170 health and social service organizations.  The School offers doctoral, masters and undergraduate programs.

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
This unique School emphasizes research and field work in the area of marine and atmospheric study.  Enrollment is about 300 students. 

University of Miami School of Law
The UM School of Law offers joint degree programs in the following areas:  JD/Marine Affairs, JD/MBA, JD/Masters in Public Health, JD/LL.M International Law, Inter-American Law or Ocean and Coastal Law, JD/LL.M Taxation.  Nearly two thirds of its students come from out of state.

Leonard A. Miller School of Medicine
U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of America’s Best Hospitals ranks UM’s Leonard A. Miller School of Medicine as the 52nd best medical school in the nation.  UM’s Bascom Eye Institute was ranked as the best hospital for ophthalmology and three other specialties, geriatric care, neurology/neurosurgery and otolaryngology, also ranked among the nations best in the survey

In 2008, UM and its Miller School of Medicine took over Cedars Medical Center, renamed it University of Miami Hospital, and began operating it as its own hospital.

University of Miami Contact Information

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Phone: 305-284-2211, University of Miami Website.

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