History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, Miami, U of M and The U) is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. It was founded in 1925 and has established itself as a household name across the United States and overseas. It was chartered by a group of citizens who sought to offer "unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, to further creative work in the arts and letters, and to conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies". The University of Miami was founded in 1925 by a group of residents who saw the need for a higher education institution in their young and developing town. The land boom in South Florida was at its pinnacle, with plenty of resources, excitement, and great hopes. Supporters of the university claimed that the community provided the unique potential for developing inter-American studies, advancing creative work in the arts and literature, and conducting tropical studies teaching and research programmes. As per QS World University Rankings 2022, the University of Miami is ranked #=311 in the world and according to THE World University Rankings, the university is placed between #201-250. Furthermore, U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings has placed it at #241 globally.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Miami has three campuses - Coral Gables Campus, Medical Campus and Marine Campus. It also has the Richmond Facility - a 76-acre site that houses the research facilities for the Rosenstiel School’s Centre for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing and the Richmond Satellite Operations Centre. The University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs. The most popular areas of study include Engineering, Management, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science, Health Sciences and Social Satisfaction. It also runs the Cognates Programs wherein students are afforded the opportunity to a comprehensive program connecting three disciplines, namely, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), People and Society and Arts and Humanities.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Miami is a major research university engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. Total enrollment witnessed by the university is close to 17,331 with 11,117 students admitted in undergraduate courses. Its unparalleled dedication towards the development and propagation of research reflects the fact that it spends almost $324 million annually in sponsoring and encouraging research. University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine receives the highest percentage of research funding and has the most number of research scholars. Moreover, close to 40% of the undergraduate admitted students receive financial assistance in some manner or form. The notable alumni include Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Wrestler, Actor), Alex Finn (Author), Fiona Kelleghan (Science Fiction Critic), Enrique Iglesias (Singer) and David Nutter (Director of Game of Thrones and Emmy Award Winner).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
For the sake of International Students, the University has an International Students and Scholars Service (ISSS). ISSS facilitates enrollment, retention, and graduation for international students and ensures successful experiences for international scholars (faculty and researchers) by providing information, services, acclimation, and culturally relevant activities. The top companies to hire graduates from the University of Miami to include but are not limited to Amazon, Microsoft, Citi, Apple and Google.