University of Miami

The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, Miami, UMiami, U of M or The U)[8][9] is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2020, the university enrolled approximately 18,000 students[3] in 12 separate colleges and schools, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, a law school on the main campus, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key, with research facilities at the Richmond Facility in southern Miami-Dade County.

University of Miami
Latin: Universitas Miamiensis
MottoMagna est veritas (Latin)
Motto in English
"Great is the truth"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedApril 8, 1925; 96 years ago (April 8, 1925)
AccreditationSACS
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.05 billion (2020)[2]
Budget$3.7 billion (2019)[3]
PresidentJulio Frenk
ProvostJeffrey Duerk
Academic staff
3,226[3]
Administrative staff
13,620[3]
Students17,811[3]
Undergraduates11,090[3]
Postgraduates6,504[3]
Location, ,
United States
CampusSmall City,[4] 453 acres (1.83 km2) (total)[5]
NewspaperThe Miami Hurricane
Colors  UM Orange
  UM Green[6][7]
NicknameHurricanes
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I FBSACC
MascotSebastian the Ibis
Websitewww.miami.edu

The university offers 134 undergraduate, 148 master's, and 67 doctoral degree programs, of which 63 are research/scholarship and four are professional areas of study.[3] Over the years, the university's students have represented all 50 states and close to 150 foreign countries.[10] With more than 16,000 full- and part-time faculty and staff,[11] UM is a top 10 employer in Miami-Dade County.[12] UM's main campus in Coral Gables has 239 acres and over 5.7 million square feet of buildings.

UM is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".[13] UM research expenditure in FY 2019 was $358.9 million.[3] UM offers a large library system with over 3.9 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music.[14]

UM also offers a wide range of student activities, including fraternities and sororities, and hundreds of student organizations. The Miami Hurricane, the student newspaper, and WVUM, the student-run radio station, have won multiple collegiate awards. UM's intercollegiate athletic teams, collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes, compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[15] UM's football team has won five national championships since 1983[16] and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.


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