University of Miami

University of Miami
Latin: Universitas Miamiensis
MottoMagna est veritas (Latin)
Motto in English
"Great is the truth"
TypePrivate research university
EstablishedApril 8, 1925 (April 8, 1925)
AccreditationSACSCOC and 24 others[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$1.37 billion (2023)[3]
Budget$5.2 billion (2024)[4]
PresidentJoe Echevarria (interim)
ProvostGuillermo Prado
Academic staff
3,513 (Fall 2023)[4]
Administrative staff
15,491 (Fall 2023)[4]
Students19,593 (Fall 2023)[4]
Undergraduates12,570 (Fall 2023)[4]
Postgraduates6,710 (Fall 2023)[4]
United States

25°43′18″N 80°16′45″W / 25.7216°N 80.2793°W / 25.7216; -80.2793
CampusSmall city[6], 453 acres (1.83 km2) (total)[5]
NewspaperThe Miami Hurricane
ColorsOrange, white and green[7]
Sporting affiliations
MascotSebastian the Ibis

The University of Miami (UM, UMiami, Miami, U of M, and The U[8][9]) is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2023, the university enrolled 19,593 students[4] in two colleges and eight schools across nearly 350 academic majors and programs, including the Miller School of Medicine in Miami's Health District, the law school on the main campus, the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science on Virginia Key, and additional research facilities in southern Miami-Dade County.[10]

The University of Miami offers 148 undergraduate, 148 master's, and 67 doctoral degree programs.[4][11] With 19,334 faculty and staff as of 2023, the University of Miami is the second-largest employer in Miami-Dade County.[12] The university's main campus in Coral Gables spans 240 acres (0.97 km2), has over 5,700,000 square feet (530,000 m2) of buildings, and is located 7 miles (11 km) southwest of Downtown Miami, the heart of the nation's ninth-largest and world's 65th-largest metropolitan area. As of 2023, it is the 75th-largest research university in the nation with annual research expenditures of $456 million.[4]

As of 2023, the University of Miami has 229,710 alumni from all 50 states and 174 foreign nations.[13] University of Miami faculty include a number of notable academics across nearly all disciplines, including four Nobel Prize recipients. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and is a member of the Association of American Universities.[14][15]

The University of Miami's intercollegiate athletic teams are collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes and compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.[16] Its football team has won five national championships since 1983,[17] and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.[18]

  1. ^ "Fast Facts", University of Miami, 2023-2024
  2. ^ NAICU Members Archived November 9, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "University of Miami – Statements of Financial Position" (PDF). Retrieved February 28, 2024.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i University of Miami. "Fast Facts | University of Miami". Retrieved February 28, 2024.
  5. ^ "Campuses of the University of Miami". Archived from the original on August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  6. ^ "IPEDS-University of Miami". Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Colors – Web & Design". Archived from the original on October 22, 2022. Retrieved November 14, 2022.
  8. ^ McCoy, Jeffrey (January 14, 2007). "DefenseLink News Article: America Supports You: University of Miami 'Adopts' Sailors in Iraq". American Forces Press Service. US Department of Defense. Archived from the original on March 2, 2010. Retrieved April 26, 2007. Maybe we'll see 'the U' in a BCS Bowl Game next year.
  9. ^ Lesmerises, Doug (September 2, 2009). "Ohio State football finding increasingly fertile recruiting ground in Florida". Cleveland Plain Dealer. Archived from the original on September 6, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2009. This was a generation that grew up rooting for Miami, the school known as 'The U,' which won 34 straight games from 2000–02.
  10. ^ "About UM", University of Miami website Archived February 21, 2022, at the Wayback Machine, retrieved February 21, 2022.
  11. ^ "Your UM Connection". University of Miami. Archived from the original on June 30, 2006. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  12. ^ "Largest employers in South Florida" Archived February 13, 2023, at the Wayback Machine, South Florida Business Journal, September 24, 2021
  13. ^ "Fact Finder: 2023–24, University of Miami website, retrieved May 28, 2023
  14. ^ "Carnegie Classifications Institution Lookup". Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  15. ^ "Our Members". Association of American Universities. Retrieved June 1, 2023.
  16. ^ "Miami (Florida)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  17. ^ Cite error: The named reference champ was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  18. ^ "Baseball History" Archived December 20, 2022, at the Wayback Machine, University of Miami baseball official website, retrieved December 20, 2022

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