the university of miami

The University Of Miami (also known as UM or U of M) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

U of M is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. Established in 1925, the college currently serves an enrollment of roughly 17,000 students, with more undergraduates than post graduates in attendance. 

The acceptance rate at U of M is approximately 38 percent. To get accepted, most students need an unweighted high school GPA of 3.7 or better, with an SAT score of at least 1300.  

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  

Notable UM graduates include actor Sylvester Stallone, singer Grace Slick, and singer Gloria Estefan, as well as many top athletes and CEOs, among others. 

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The University of Miami is one of 29 Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF), along with the following 28 other private institutions:

SCHOOL                                                     CITY

  1. Ave Maria University                              Ave Maria (a planned educational development)
  2. Barry University                                    Miami Shores 
  3. Beacon College                                      Leesburg
  4. Bethune Cookman University                  Daytona Beach
  5. Eckerd College                                      St. Petersburg
  6. Edward Waters College                          Jacksonville
  7. Embry Riddle Aeronautical University      Daytona Beach 
  8. Everglades University                            Boca Raton 
  9. Florida College                                      Temple Terrace
  10. Adventist University of Health Sciences   Orlando
  11. Flagler College                                      St. Augustine
  12. Florida Institute of Technology                Melbourne
  13. Florida Memorial University                    Miami Gardens
  14. Florida Southern College                        Lakeland 
  15. Hodges University                                 Naples
  16. Jacksonville University                           Jacksonville
  17. Lynn University                                     Boca Raton 
  18. Nova Southeastern University                 Fort Lauderdale 
  19. Palm Beach Atlantic University               West Palm Beach 
  20. Ringling College of Art and Design          Sarasota 
  21. Rollins College                                      Winter Park
  22. Saint Leo University                               Saint Leo
  23. St. Thomas University                           Miami Gardens 
  24. Southeastern University                         Lakeland
  25. Stetson University                                 DeLand
  26. University of Tampa                               Tampa
  27. Warner University                                  Lake Wales
  28. Webber International University              Babson Park

The University of Miami is made up of the following 12 colleges and schools:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences
  2. College of Engineering 
  3. Miami Business School
  4. School of Architecture 
  5. School of Communication 
  6. School of Education and Human Development 
  7. School of Marine and Atmospheric Science 
  8. School of Law (graduate level only)
  9. School of Medicine (graduate level only)
  10. School of Music
  11. School of Nursing and Health Studies  
  12. The Graduate School (graduate level only)

Above: The UM logo sculpture is a useful campus landmark. 

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university of miami Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about U of M. 

1. Where is the University of Miami?

Here is the official mailing and visiting address of the main campus of UM:  

University of Miami

1320 South Dixie Highway

Coral Gables, Florida


Here's the address of the UM School of Law:

U of M School Of Law

1311 Miller Drive

Coral Gables, Florida


2. What types of degrees are offered at the University of Miami?

UM offers many Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and dozens of Doctoral degrees (PhD) in a broad variety of fields. The college also has a law school and a medical school. 

3. What undergraduate majors are offered at the University of Miami?

UM offers more than 180 undergraduate majors.

Here is a list of the undergraduate majors that lead to Bachelors degrees at UM: 

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • African Studies 
  • American Studies 
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics 
  • Architectural Engineering 
  • Architecture 
  • Art 
  • Art History  
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition 
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering 
  • Business Analytics 
  • Business Technology
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Classics
  • Communication Studies 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology 
  • Economics 
  • Ecosystem Science and Policies
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Media 
  • Elementary / Exceptional Education
  • Engineering Science  
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance 
  • French
  • General Business 
  • General Studies
  • Geography Studies
  • Geological Sciences  
  • German
  • Global Business 
  • Health Sciences 
  • Health Management and Policy
  • History
  • Human and Social Development 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Instrumental Performance 
  • International Studies
  • Journalism 
  • Judaic Studies 
  • Keyboard Performance
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Legal Studie
  • Management 
  • Marine Affairs
  • Marine Biology and Ecology
  • Marine Science 
  • Marine Geology
  • Marketing 
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Management 
  • Meteorology 
  • Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Motion Pictures
  • Music 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Nursing
  • Oceanography 
  • Philosophy 
  • Physics 
  • Political Science 
  • Pre Med
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration 
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations 
  • Real Estate 
  • Religious Studies 
  • Sociology 
  • Spanish 
  • Sport Administration  
  • Studio Arts
  • Theatre
  • Vocal Performance 
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Above: The UM Student Center


4. What graduate programs are available at the University of Miami?

Graduate studies can be taken at any of the colleges schools. Among these studies are law and medicine.

Other graduate degree programs include biology, computer science, education, health sciences, marine sciences, and advanced music studies. 

Click here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at UM.  

5. What programs are available at the University of Miami College of Law?

Miami Law at features the usual general law programs and degrees. Here is a list of some of the courses offered for the upcoming semester:

  • Administrative Law
  • Admiralty
  • Alcohol Beverage Law 
  • Art Law
  • Banking Law
  • Bankruptcy
  • Blockchain Technology 
  • Business Associations 
  • Business, Entertainment, and Sports Immigration Law
  • Children and the Law
  • Civil Procedure 
  • Climate Change Law 
  • Commercial Law
  • Constitutional Law 
  • Copyright Law 
  • Corporate Tax
  • Criminal Procedure 
  • Cyber Civil Rights 
  • Data Security 
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Education Law 
  • Electronic Discovery 
  • Employment Discrimination 
  • Entertainment Law 
  • Environmental Justice
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Indian Law 
  • Florida Law 
  • Gaming Law 
  • Housing Law 
  • Human Rights Law 
  • Immigration Law 
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Land Law
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Writing 
  • Marine Law 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Mediation
  • Mortgage Law 
  • Negotiations 
  • Professional Responsibility 
  • Property Law 
  • Real Estate Law 
  • Taxation
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Union Law 
  • Video Game Law
  • Wrongful Convictions

and many others. 

above: The UM School of Law

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Above: The UM Life Science Park

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6. How much does it cost to attend the University of Miami?

According to the UM website, the current estimated cost of enrollment for an undergraduate to attend the school full time is roughly $49,000 in tuition, and approximately $1,500 in fees. 

Also factor in living expenses, supplies, transportation, and personal items. With all expenses included, the total cost of attendance (COA) is about $70,000 for the academic year. 

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, registration fees, technology fees, insurance fees, parking fees, and others. 

Many students applying to UM are eligible for financial aid, as long as they successfully complete and submit the FAFSA form. Graduate financial aid may also be available. 

7. What is the University of Miami campus like?

The main campus of UM in Coral Gables spans 239 suburban acres, on the north side of US Highway 1, along the shores of Lake Osceola. Coral Gables is situated only about 5 miles southwest of downtown Miami. 

Student housing is available, both on and off campus. 

Public transportation is provided by a local rail service, in addition to the city buses.   

The athletic teams at U of M are called the Hurricanes. They play for Division I of the the NCAA - Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The school colors are orange, green, and white. 

Student athletes at UM can choose from a number of varsity sports teams. Intercollegiate sports for men and women include

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball 

Other campus activities include a variety of student interest groups, such as a salsa dance club, a volunteer community service organization, a film festival group, a student newspaper, and a campus radio station, to name just a few of many.

Shown above: Swimming and Sailing at U of M


Above: The UM cheer and dance teams.


Above: The Hurricanes in action.


8. What are the distance learning options at the University of Miami?

Call the number shown below to inquire about distance learning opportunities at U of M.

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9. What is the contact information for the University of Miami?

You can reach the main campus office of UM in Coral Gables by calling 305-284-2211. 

To reach the office of undergraduate admissions, call 305-284-6000. 

To speak with someone at the U of M school of law, call 305-284-2339. 

Above: Ocean Drive, a major commercial area in Downtown Miami


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