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Study at University of Miami

The University of Miami, also known as Miami of Florida or UM, is a private non-sectarian university. It was established in 1925. The university enrolls more than 15, 000 students in its various degree programs. Over 100 undergraduate degree courses, more than 110 master degree courses, and over 50 doctoral degree courses are offered to students of this university. UM is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies
The university's athletic teams are nicknamed the "Hurricanes". They compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Profile of University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL is home to University of Miami. Coral Gables is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at University of Miami go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. The range of program offerings available from University of Miami is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students commonly pursue studies in science, law, and music.

University of Miami Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. The school attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 38% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 580. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 600 and 690.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. University of Miami has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of Miami has 15, 449 enrolled students .

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. University of Miami offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Atlantic Coast Conference.

University of Miami Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management892business management, finance, accounting, marketing, international business, entrepreneurship, managerial economics, taxation, . . .
Law498law, legal studies, legal research, tax law, foreign lawyers, international law, energy and environmental law, banking and finance
Liberal Arts436political science, international relations, English, general studies, history, creative writing, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Science379biology, marine biology, chemistry, bacteriology, biochemistry, biological and biomedical sciences, physics, oceanography, . . .
Therapy and Counselling280psychology, physical therapy, mental health Counselling, marriage and family therapy, Counselling psychology, music therapy, psychobiology
Media259advertising, public relations, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, communication studies, mass communication
Engineering238electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering management, civil engineering, architectural engineering, aerospace engineering, . . .
Medicine212medicine, neuroscience, medical preparatory, public health, health professions, pre-med
Nursing and Emergency Medicine202registered nursing, nursing science
Education and Teaching186elementary school teaching, reading teaching, education of disabled, teacher ed, early childhood special ed, music teaching, higher education administration, math teaching, . . .
Music184various music studies, jazz, music performance, music, piano, music theory and composition, voice, music pedagogy, . . .
Photography and Commercial Art107cinematography, film studies, photography
Architecture and Planning86architecture, urban planning, architectural services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy54sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering45information science, computer engineering, computer science, data processing tech, computer security, systems analyst
Security and Law Enforcement37criminology
Medical administration26health care facilities management, environmental health
Drama and Performing Arts25drama, acting, theatre design, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Religion and Philosophy24philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Design22design and visual communication, graphic design
Mathematics19mathematics, probability and statistics, applied mathematics, math
Fine Arts19fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, ceramics
Conservation and Resource Management17natural resources management, natural resources courses
Art Studies10art studies
Medical Support and Technology9pre-pharmacy, health service and sciences
Family and Social Work6public administration, public policy analysis

Contact: University of Miami

University of Miami

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL 33124

General Phone: (305) 284-2211


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