United States

University of Miami

=43 rd
US College Rankings 2017
=182 nd
World University Rankings 2017
Coral Gables, Coral Gables, Florida, 33124, United States

University of Miami

More about University of Miami

The University of Miami, which was founded in 1925, is a private research university located south of the city of Miami in Florida, US.

The first building, today called the Merrick Building after George Merrick who gave the college $5 million in its first year, was left unfinished for more than two decades because of economic difficulties – with classes run instead at a nearby hotel, giving the university the early nickname of “Cardboard College”. Today, however, an endowment of about $2.58 billion in revenue, which came to the university during the fiscal year 2014, has seen it expand and consolidate its estate.

Miami has 12 colleges and schools on different campuses, including the Miami School of Law on the 260 acre main campus, the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (which trains at least 1,000 students in health-related programmes), and a school focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences.

The main campus is in Coral Gables, south of Miami, and includes a theatre, arboretum and architecture centre. A large pool named “Lake Osceola” with a large fountain in the centre of the main campus serves as a focal point for the university.

First founded by citizens during the Jim Crow era as a white, coeducational institution, it became the first major college in the South with a black football player on scholarship in 1966.

Some 16,000 students enrolled in 2014, at about a 40 per cent acceptance rate. Notable alumni include wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, actor Sylvester Stallone and singer Gloria Estefan. Former president Donna E. Shalala led the University of Miami between 2001 and 2016 and served under President Bill Clinton as the longest-serving US Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Key statistics

  • 16,054
    Number of Students
  • 6.0
    Student to Staff Ratio
  • 15%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 51 : 49
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • $44,350
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $12,684
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $53,400
    Salary after 10 years
Collected during World University Rankings on 28th Sep 2016 and US Rankings on 10th Oct 2016

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Coral Gables, FL 33124
United States