HISTORY:  Founded 1925; classes began October 1926.

OFFICERS:  Julio Frenk, President; Jeffrey Duerk, Executive VP and Provost; Jacqueline A. Travisano, Executive VP for Business and Finance and COO; Edward Abraham, Executive VP for Health Affairs and CEO, UHealth - University of Miami Health System


Coral Gables Campus:  The Coral Gables campus, with its two colleges and seven schools, is located on a 239-acre tract in suburban Coral Gables. 

Medical Campus: The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus consists of 72 acres within the 153-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. The medical campus includes the University of Miami Health System (UHealth), which is comprised of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, and UHealth Tower, operating within the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC). Affiliated hospitals include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. About three dozen UHealth outpatient clinics are located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Collier counties. The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a 206,000-square-foot multispecialty ambulatory care facility, opened on UM’s Coral Gables campus in December of 2016. Miller School faculty conduct more than 1,800 research projects and UHealth physicians have more than 2 million patient encounters each year.

Rosenstiel Campus:  The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.

Richmond Facility:  The Richmond Facility, established in 2001, is a 76-acre site that houses research facilities for the Rosenstiel School's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and the Richmond Satellite Operations Center (RSOC).

ACCREDITATION:  Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and 19 other professional accrediting agencies.

PROGRAMS: The University currently offers the following programs: 133 bachelors, 139 masters, 68 doctoral (64 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice).

DEGREES AWARDED: 2,733 bachelors, 1,465 masters, 177 Ph.D.s, 32 other doctorates, 261 J.D.s, 196 M.D.s, 89 other professional practice degrees, and 213 certificates (2016-17).

BUDGET: The budget for 2017-18 is $3.2 billion, with $2.4 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY17 the endowment for the University was $948.6 million.

RESEARCH: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $325.3 million (FY17). UM ranked 58th of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY15) according to the NSF HERD Survey.

CLASS SIZE:  50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.

HONORS PROGRAM/HONOR SOCIETIES:  Over 800 undergraduates participate in the Foote Fellows Honors Program. UM has over 40 academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM: UM offers dual-degree programs, combining undergraduate and graduate study, in biochemistry & molecular biology, computer science, exercise physiology, Latin American studies, law, and marine geology.  

NEW FRESHMEN STANDINGS:  About 30% of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, 46% in the top 10%.  Mean ACT is 30 and SAT is 1315*.

* Mean based on official SAT component scores reported to external entities (incl. IPEDS, CDS, US News, etc.)

STUDY ABROAD:  Students can apply their financial aid and scholarship to semester programs, including UM semesters on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Paris, France; Rome, Italy; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Cape Town, South Africa; Shanghai, China; and Manipal, India, as well as exchange-partner programs in over 35 countries. UM faculty-led study abroad programs take place during intersession, spring break, and summer.

POST BACCALAUREATE PLANS:  Approximately 33% of May 2017 graduating seniors reported plans to attend graduate school this Fall.

RESIDENT STUDENTS:  4,199 students live on campus, including 90% of new freshmen and 39% of all degree seeking undergraduates. UM has five residential colleges, as well as the University Village apartments which houses 797 students.


UM joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC - 2004).

Men:  baseball (1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 NCAA champions), basketball (2000, 2013, 2016 Sweet 16), cross country, football (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001 national champions), diving, tennis (2006, 2009 Sweet 16), indoor track & field, outdoor track & field. 

Women: basketball, cross country, golf (1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1984 national champions), rowing, soccer, swimming & diving (1975 & 1976 national champions), tennis (1982, 1984-1986, 2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2013 Elite Eight, 2nd at 1985 & 2006 NCAA Championships), indoor track & field (3rd at 2005 NCAA Championship), outdoor track & field (top 10 finishes at NCAA Championship 2004, 2005 & 2006), and volleyball (2009-2015 NCAA tournament, 2002 Sweet 16).

COMPUTING FACILITIES: The University of Miami maintains data centers in several locations and has adopted a cloud-first strategy to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. The Center for Computational Science’s Advanced Computing core has two supercomputers and supports hardware infrastructure and design/implementation solutions. Over sixty computer labs are located throughout campus. UM is an equity member of the Florida LambdaRail, providing 100Gbps connectivity throughout the state and to Internet2. Secured and guest wireless networks on the 3 main campuses complement the extensive wired network.

LIBRARIES:  The libraries at UM include the Otto G. Richter Library and libraries in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Law, Medicine, Music, and Marine & Atmospheric Science, providing access to more than 3.9 million volumes, 114,801 current serials titles, 113,585 electronic journals, 1,031,162 electronic books, over 4 million microforms, and 191,953 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The libraries’ expanding digital collections now feature 1,277,749 images and document pages.

ALUMNI:  UM alumni live in all 50 states and 154 countries. Over 96,110 reside in Florida, including over 51,510 in Miami-Dade County.  There are over 202,800 alumni in UM's history.

DEVELOPMENT: In FY17, contributions reached $222.1 million in total private cash, gifts, and grants. In FY16, UM ranked 33rd among the research, doctoral, masters, liberal arts, and specialized private and public universities reporting to the Council for Aid to Education. 

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