University of Miami
More than 15,400 undergraduate and graduate students from around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to include the medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade County. With more than 10,800 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County. The University was chartered in 1925 by a group of citizens who felt an institution of higher learning was needed for the development of their young and growing community. The inaugural class of 560 students enrolled in fall of 1926.
When the University opened in 1926, it consisted of the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Music, and the Evening Division. During the Ashe presidency, the University added the School of Law (1928), the School of Business Administration (1929), the School of Education (1929), the Graduate School (1941), the Marine Laboratory (1942; presently the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science), the School of Engineering (1947), and the School of Medicine (1952).
The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 23 additional professional and educational accrediting agencies. UM is a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association of American Colleges, the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Imagine a medium-sized, private research university that consistently excels in both academic and athletic arenas. Picture it in a planned multi-national suburb of one of the world’s most dynamic cities. The University of Miami’s campus in Coral Gables, Florida is home to more than 100 majors including internationally recognized programs in music, marine-science, communications, neuroscience and music engineering as well as innovative dual-degree programs such as Fellows in Latin American Studies. UM’s dedicated faculty, undergraduate research and internship opportunities, our experiential learning program called Miami Commitment and singular location all help bring the real world to our students.
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