University of Miami
|University of Miami|
Seal of the University of Miami
|Latin: Universitas Miamiensis|
|Motto||Magna est veritas (Latin)|
Motto in English
|Great is the truth|
|Endowment||$865.4 million |
|Chairman||Stuart A Miller|
|President||Dr. Donna Shalala (outgoing), Dr. Julio Frenk (designated, assuming office September 1, 2015)|
|Provost||Thomas J. LeBlanc|
|Location||Coral Gables, Florida, United States|
Green, Orange and White
|Athletics||NCAA Division I – ACC|
|Mascot||Sebastian the Ibis|
|UM Visual Identity website|
The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, U Miami, Miami, or The U) is a private, nonsectarian university located in Coral Gables, Florida, United States. As of 2012[update], the university currently enrolls 15,613 students in 12 separate colleges, including a medical school located in Miami's Civic Center neighborhood, a law school on the main campus, and a school focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key. These colleges offer approximately 115 undergraduate, 114 master's, 51 doctoral, and two professional areas of study. Over the years, the University's students have represented all 50 states and close to 150 foreign countries. With more than 13,000 full and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the sixth largest employer in Miami-Dade County.
Research is a component of each academic division, with UM attracting $346.6 million per year in sponsored research grants. UM offers a large library system with over 3.1 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music. UM also offers a wide range of student activities, including fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper and radio station. UM's intercollegiate athletic teams, collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes, compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and its football team has won five national championships since 1983.
- 1 History
- 2 Campus
- 3 Student body
- 4 Academics
- 5 Research
- 6 Student life
- 7 Athletics
- 8 People
- 9 References
- 10 External links
A group of citizens chartered the University of Miami (UM) in 1925 with the intent 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." They believed that a local university would benefit their community. They were overly optimistic about future financial support for UM because the South Florida land boom was at its peak. During the Jim Crow era, there were three large state-funded universities in Florida for white males, white females, and black coeds (UF, FSU, and FAMU, respectively); in this accord, UM was founded as a white, coeducational institution.
The University began in earnest in 1925 when George E. Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables, gave 160 acres (0.6 km2) and nearly $5 million, ($67.2 million, adjusted for current inflation) to the effort. These contributions were land contracts and mortgages on real estate that had been sold in the city. The University was chartered on April 18, 1925 by the Circuit Court for Dade County. By the fall of 1926, when the first class of 372 students enrolled at UM, the land boom had collapsed, and hopes for a speedy recovery were dashed by a major hurricane. For the next 15 years the University barely remained solvent. The construction of the first building on campus, now known as the Merrick Building, was left half built for over two decades due to economic difficulties. In the meantime, classes were held at the nearby Anastasia Hotel, with partitions separating classrooms, giving the University the early nickname of "Cardboard College."
In 1929, Walsh and the other members of the Board of Regents resigned in the wake of the collapse of the Florida economy. UM's plight was so severe that students went door to door in Coral Gables collecting funds to keep it open. A reconstituted ten-member Board was chaired by UM's first president Bowman Foster Ashe (1926–1952). The new board included Merrick, Theodore Dickinson, E.B. Douglas, David Fairchild, James H. Gilman, Richardson Saunders, Frank B. Shutts, Joseph H. Adams, and J. C. Penney. In 1930, several faculty members and more than 60 students came to UM when the University of Havana closed due to political unrest. UM filed for bankruptcy in 1932. In July 1934, the University of Miami was reincorporated and a Board of Trustees replaced the Board of Regents. By 1940, community leaders were replacing faculty and administration as trustees. The University survived this early turmoil. During Ashe's presidency, the University added the School of Law (1928), the School of Business Administration (1929), the School of Education (1929), the Graduate School (1941), the Marine Laboratory (1943, renamed in 1969 as the Rosenstiel School), the School of Engineering (1947), and the School of Medicine (1952).
One of Ashe's longtime assistants, Jay F. W. Pearson, assumed the presidency in 1952. A charter faculty member and a marine biologist by trade, Pearson retained the position until 1962. During his presidency, UM awarded its first doctorate degrees and saw an increase in enrollment of more than 4,000.
The social changes of the 1960s and 1970s were reflected at UM. In 1961, UM dropped its policy of racial segregation and began to admit black students. African Americans were also allowed full participation in student activities and sports teams. After President Stanford pressed for minority athletes, in December 1966, UM signed Ray Bellamy, an African American football player. With Bellamy, UM became the first major college in the Deep South with a Black football player on scholarship. UM established an Office of Minority Affairs to promote diversity in both undergraduate and professional school admissions. With the start of the 1968 football season, President Henry Stanford barred the playing of "Dixie" by the University's band.
Historically, UM regulated female student conduct more than men's conduct with a staff under the Dean of Women watching over the women. UM combined the separate Dean of Men and Dean of Women positions in 1971
Coral Gables campus
UM's main campus spans 260 acres (1.1 km2) in Coral Gables, located immediately south of the city of Miami. Most of the University of Miami's academic programs are located on the main campus in Coral Gables, which houses seven schools and two colleges including the University of Miami School of Law. The campus has over 5,900,000 sq ft (550,000 m2) of building space valued at over $657 million. Several other programs, including bilingual Continuing and International Education classes, are offered at the Koubek Center in Miami's Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county.
The university also has a campus theater, the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, which is used for student plays and musicals. The John C. Gifford Arboretum, a campus arboretum and botanical garden, is located on the northwest corner of the main campus in Coral Gables. The Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center is the lecture hall and gallery of the School of Architecture that displays exhibitions focusing on architecture and design.
The Coral Gables campus is served by the Miami Metrorail at the University Station. The Metro connects UM to Downtown Miami, Brickell, Coconut Grove, and other Miami neighborhoods. The UM campus is about a 15-minute train ride from Downtown and Brickell. The Hurry 'Canes shuttle bus service operates two routes on campus (as well as to the University Station) and weekend routes to various off-campus stores and facilities during the school year; an additional shuttle route provides service to the RSMAS campus on Virginia Key and Vizcaya Station. Miami also has a Zipcar service.
|UM residence halls||Year built||Room capacity|
|Apartment Area||1948||est. 500|
|Eaton Residential College||1954||400|
|Mahoney Residential College||1958||750|
|Pearson Residential College||1962||750|
|Hecht Residential College||1968||900|
|Stanford Residential College||1968||900|
|Total||4,500 (29% of UM students)|
The Coral Gables campus houses 4,500 enrolled students. This group is disproportionately freshmen (84% of new freshmen live on campus compared with 43% of all degree undergraduates). UM's on campus housing consists of five residential colleges and one apartment-style housing area available only to undergraduate degree seeking students. The residential colleges are divided into two dormitory-style residence halls and three suite-style residence halls. The McDonald and Pentland Towers of Hecht Residential College and the Walsh and Rosborough Towers of Stanford Residential College are commonly referred to as the "Freshman Towers", as the single-sex by floor (with shared bathroom facilities) co-ed dormitories generally house new students. Eaton Residential College, which originally housed only women, and the Mahoney/Pearson Residential Colleges have suite-style housing with every two double-occupancy rooms connected by a shared bathroom.
In addition to these five residential colleges, Miami also has an area called the University Village which consists of seven buildings with apartment-style annual contract housing, fully furnished with kitchen facilities. The University Village is only open to juniors and seniors, but was previously open to graduate students and students of the School of Law up until July 31, 2009; after this date, there has been no housing available for any graduate students on the Coral Gables campus. The University of Miami also has a series of fraternity houses, opposite the intramural fields on San Amaro Drive, dubbed "Fraternity Row"; the sororities do not possess any such facilities.
Miami previously had a series of seven buildings set aside for student residences called the Apartment Area, consisting of the oldest dormitories on campus which were originally built to house married veterans and their families. These buildings also featured fully furnished apartments with kitchen facilities, but were not leased to students as in the University Village. These residences were closed at the end of the Spring 2010 semester, although several others of these original dormitories continue to be used as office space for departments such as the Office of Student Employment, the Air Force ROTC Detachment 155, and the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education PIER 21.
The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus, located in Miami city proper in Civic Center, trains 1,000 students in various health-related programs. It consists of 68 acres (280,000 m2) within the 153 acres (620,000 m2) University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex. The medical center includes three UM-owned hospitals: University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital. Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children's Hospital, and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center are also a part of the medical center and are affiliated with UM, but are not owned by UM. The heart of this campus is "The Alamo" – the original City of Miami Hospital, which opened in 1918, that is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2006, UM opened the 300,000 sq ft (28,000 m2), 15-story Clinical Research Building and Wellness Center. In 2009, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, nine-story Biomedical Research Building, a 182,000 sq ft (16,900 m2) laboratory and office facility, opened to house the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute and the Miami Institute for Human Genomics. UM has started to build a 2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m2) UM Life Science Park adjacent to the UM medical campus. These additional Gold LEED certified buildings are being built by Wexford Science & Technology, a private developer, on land leased from UM. The Medical campus is connected to UM's main campus by the Miami Metrorail with direct stations at University Station for the main campus, and Civic Center Station for the medical campus.
On December 1, 2007, the University purchased the Cedars Medical Center, renaming it as the University of Miami Hospital. Situated in the Miami Health District, the hospital is close to the Jackson Memorial Hospital, which has been used by the UM students and faculty to provide patient care for many years.
Starting in 2004, the Miller School began offering instruction on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. MD candidates were admitted to either the Miami or Boca Raton programs and spent the first two years studying on the selected campus and the last two on the main campus in Miami. In April 2005, the Boca Raton program was expanded to include a third clinical year in Palm Beach County. In 2010, when Florida Atlantic University made plans to establish their own medical school, no future classes of the regional campus were accepted. The last class to complete the first three years of training in Boca Raton is the Class of 2013.
There is no on campus housing for students of the Miller School of Medicine in Miami or Boca Raton. The Miami and Boca Raton campuses charge identical tuition, with a lower tuition for in-state students.
Virginia Key campus
In 1945, construction began on the Rickenbacker Causeway to make Virginia Key accessible by car. The county offered to give UM a part of the island adjacent to the Miami Seaquarium in exchange for UM operating the aquarium. However, the aquarium construction was delayed when a bond referendum failed, so UM leased the land in 1951. In 1953, UM built classroom and lab buildings on a 16 acre (65,000 m²) campus to house what would become the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Additional buildings were added in 1957, 1959 and 1965. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory is located across the Rickenbacker Causeway from the campus. From 1947 to 1959, the State of Florida funded the UM Marine Lab on Virginia Key until the State built a separate marine lab in St. Petersburg. In 2009, UM received a $15 million federal grant to help construct a new $43.8 million, 56,500 square feet (5,250 m2) Marine Technology and Life Sciences Seawater Research Building.
There is no housing on the Virginia Key campus. As part of its campus-wide free shuttle service, UM operates a route from the Coral Gables campus to the Virginia Key campus, which includes stops at the Vizcaya Metrorail station on weekdays.
In 1946, UM acquired the former Richmond Naval Air Station, in southwestern Miami, located 12 mi (19 km) south of the main campus in order to accommodate the post-war increase in students. Its six buildings provide 63,800 sq ft (5,930 m2) to currently house: the Global Public Health Research Group, Miami Institute for Human Genomics, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory (for analysis of DUI suspect blood samples), and Microbiology and Immunology. The campus was acquired immediately following World War II and provided classrooms, housing, and other amenities for about 1,100 students (mostly freshmen) for two academic years. In 1948 it was repurposed as a research facility. In the 1960s, some of the buildings were leased to the Central Intelligence Agency. The South Campus Grove was a 350 acres (1,400,000 m2) plot for agricultural research and horticultural studies that was established in 1948. For 20 years, UM used radioactive isotopes in biological research on the South Campus, and buried materials, included irradiated animals on the site. In August 2006, UM agreed to reimburse the Army Corps of Engineers $393,473 for clean-up costs under the Superfund law.
The Richmond campus is a 76 acres (310,000 m2) site near South Campus that was formerly the United States Naval Observatory Secondary National Time Standard Facility, which already had buildings and a 20M antenna used for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). The Rosenstiel School's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and Richmond Satellite Operations Center (RSOC) have research facilities located on a portion of the new campus.
Since 2005, UM has a "Green U" initiative which includes LEED certification for buildings and the use of biofuels by the campus bus fleet. UM established the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy. As a part of the Abess Center, UM launched the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program to educate students on the importance of protecting the marine environment. In 2008, UM replaced the chiller plant on its Virginia Key campus to improve its carbon footprint. UM also planted mangroves, sea grape trees, and other dune plants on Virginia Key to protect its sand dunes and to protect the campus from storm damage. UM received a "C+" grade on the 2009 College Sustainability Report Card and a "B-" for 2010 for its environmental and sustainability initiatives.
|Ethnic enrollment, 2013||Undergraduates||Graduates|
|Hispanic (of any race)||27%||24%|
In 2011, UM received 28,000 applicants for only 2,150 available openings in its freshman class. Nearly 75 percent of new freshmen admitted to the university graduated in the top 10 percent of their high school class with an average GPA of 4.2 and an average SAT score of 1319.
In 2010, undergraduates were composed of: 32% from the Greater Miami area, 12% from other parts of Florida, 44% from other U.S. states, and 11% were foreign students. Graduates were composed of: 34% from the Greater Miami area, 16% from other parts of Florida, 37% from other U.S. states, and 13% were foreign students.
As of 2002[update], UM graduation rates had 64.1% graduating within 4 years, 75.1% graduating within 5 years, and 76.8% graduating within 6 years. Male student athletes have a 52% 4-year graduation rate, and 72% of female student athletes graduate within 4 years.
|This table does not account deferred
applications or other unique situations.
There are currently 2,580 full-time faculty members, 91% of whom hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. UM has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 23 additional professional and educational accrediting agencies. It is a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
UM is led by a Board of Trustees, which holds two meetings each year. The Board has 48 elected members, 3 alumni representatives, 23 senior members, 4 national members, 6 ex officio members, 14 emeriti members, and 1 student representative. Ex officio members, who serve by virtue of their positions in the University, include the President of the University, the President and Immediate Past President of the Citizens Board, and the President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President of the Alumni Association. Since 1982, the Board has eleven visiting committees, which include both Trustees and outside experts, to help oversee the individual academic units.
The University of Miami announced on April 13, 2015 that Dr. Julio Frenk will be the University’s 6th president. Dr. Frenk previously served as Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Mexico’s Minister of Health.
|Medical School (FL)||$31,686|
|Medical School (non-FL)||$41,168|
- Undergraduate & Graduate
- School of Architecture
- College of Arts and Sciences
- School of Business Administration
- School of Communication
- School of Education and Human Development
- College of Engineering
- Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
- Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
- School of Nursing and Health Studies
- Graduate only
In addition, UM also has a Division of Continuing and International Education and a program in Executive Education as part of the School of Business Administration.
The Graduate School does not have a separate faculty, but rather coordinates the faculties from the other schools and colleges with respect to master and doctorate degree program. A partnership with nearby Florida International University also allow students from both schools to take graduate classes at either university, allowing graduate students to take a wider variety of courses. In addition, the Miller School of Medicine offers separate PhD and MD/PhD programs in several biomedical sciences.
The Department of Community Service, staffed by volunteer medical students and physicians from UM's Leonard M. School of Medicine, provides free medical and other community services in Miami and surrounding communities.
For the fiscal year ending May 2012, UM had $2,403,500,000 in total revenues and $2,431,500,000 in functional expenses.
|U.S. News & World Report||48|
|Other UM Rankings|
|CMUP Research Universities||78|
|USNWR Earth Sciences||43|
|USNWR Fine Arts||119|
|Wuhan International ESI||106|
|USNWR Clinical Psychology||25|
In the 2014 issue of U.S. News & World Report 's "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked 48th among national universities. U.S. News 's 2014 ranking of U.S. medical schools ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 46th best medical school in the nation, while US News ranked the School of Law as the 61st best law school in the nation. In 2008, U.S. News & World Report ranked the University of Miami Physical Therapy Department 7th in the nation and the Department of Psychology's Clinical Training Program 25th in the nation.
The National Science Foundation ranks UM 112th out of 630 research institutions in the number of granted doctorate degrees in its FY 2006 survey. It ranked 79th out of 630 in terms of total research expenditures.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities rates UM one of the world's top 150 academic institutions In Forbes magazine's 2010 rankings of 600 undergraduate institutions, UM ranked 293rd. In 2012, Forbes gave the University of Miami a 132 overall ranking and ranked it among the 115 top private universities and among the top 53 research universities in the nation.
In the 2009 edition of Best 371 Colleges, The Princeton Review ranks UM one of the 141 "Best Southeastern Colleges" and ranks it first in the nation in its "Lots of Race/Class Interaction" category.
The Otto G. Richter Library, the University of Miami's main library, houses collections that serve the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. It is a depository for federal and state government publications. Rare books, maps, manuscript collections, and the University of Miami Archives are housed in the Special Collections Division and in the Cuban Heritage Collection.
In addition to the Richter Library, the Libraries include facilities that support programs in architecture, business, marine science, and music:
- Judi Prokop Newman Information Resources Center (Business)
- Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library
- Paul Buisson Architecture Library
- Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library
The University also has specialized libraries for medicine and law:
- Louis Calder Memorial Library (Medicine)
- University of Miami Law Library
Within the Miller School of Medicine, there are two specialized departmental libraries for ophthalmology and psychiatry that are open to the public:
- Mary and Edward Norton Library (Ophthalmology)
- Pomerance Library (Psychiatry)
Combined holdings of the libraries include over 3.4 million volumes, 87,125 current serials titles, 75,521 electronic journals, 630,756 electronic books, 4.1 million microforms, and 172,560 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The Libraries have a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff.
Sponsored research expenditures for fiscal year 2008 reached a record of more than $326 million. Those funds support over 5,000 graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. In Fiscal Year 2006, UM received $127 million in federal research funding, including $89.5 million from the Department of Health and Human Services and $16.7 million from the National Science Foundation. Of the $8.2 billion appropriated by Congress in 2009 as a part of the stimulus bill for research priorities of the National Institutes of Health, the Miller School received $40.5 million. In addition to research conducted in the individual academic schools and departments, Miami has the following University-wide research centers:
- The Center for Computational Science
- The Center for Hemispheric Policy
- The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)
- Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
- The Miami European Union Center: This group is a consortium with Florida International University (FIU) established in Fall 2001 with a grant from the European Commission through its delegation in Washington, D.C., intended to research economic, social, and political issues of interest to the European Union.
- The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies
- John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics – studies possible causes of Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and macular degeneration.
- Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
- Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research
The Miller Medical School has more than $200 million per year in external grants and contracts to fund 1,500 ongoing projects. The medical campus includes more than 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) of research space with plans underway to build a new UM Life Science Park, which will add an additional 2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m2) of space adjacent to the medical campus. UM's Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute seeks to understand the biology of stem cells and translate basic research into new regenerative therapies. In 2007, Joshua Hare, MD and colleagues reported that a new stem cell therapy was safe for the treatment of myocardial infarction and reduced complications from the condition.
As of 2008, the Rosenstiel School receives $50 million in annual external research funding. Their laboratories include a salt-water wave tank, a five-tank Conditioning and Spawning System, multi-tank Aplysia Culture Laboratory, Controlled Corals Climate Tanks, and DNA analysis equipment. The campus also houses an invertebrate museum with 400,000 specimens, and operates the Bimini Biological Field Station, an array of oceanographic high-frequency radar along the US east coast, and the Bermuda aerosol observatory. UM also owns the Little Salt Spring, a site on the National Register of Historic Places, in North Port, Florida, where RSMAS performs archaeological and paleontological research.
UM is building a brain imaging annex to the James M. Cox Jr. Science Center within the College of Arts and Sciences. The building will include a human functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) laboratory, where scientists, clinicians and engineers can study fundamental aspects of brain function. Construction of the lab is funded in part by a $14.8 million in stimulus money grant from the National Institute of Health.
In 2004 the university received $124 million in science and engineering funding from the U.S. federal government, the largest Hispanic-serving recipient and 54th overall. $92 million of the funding was through the Department of Health and Human Services, and was used largely for the medical campus.
UM maintains one of the largest centralized academic cyber infrastructures in the country with numerous assets. The Center for Computational Science High Performance Computing group has been in continuous operation since 2007. Over that time the core has grown from a zero HPC cyberinfrastructure to a regional high-performance computing environment that currently supports more than 1,200 users, 220 TFlops of computational power, and more than 3 Petabytes of disk storage. The center’s latest system acquisition, an IBM IDataPlex system, was ranked at number 389 on the November 2012 Top 500 Supercomputers .
The University is affiliated with 31 fraternities and sororities. Five of them (Alpha Epsilon Pi, Lambda Chi Alpha, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi, and Zeta Beta Tau) have houses on campus. Among the service groups organized by students are Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity. Students organize the Ibis yearbook, UMTV (a cable TV channel carried on Comcast Channel 96, which includes nine programs, many of which have won national awards), UniMiami (a Spanish-speaking Cable TV broadcast), the student-run Distraction Magazine and the campus radio station WVUM.
UM has appointed individuals in the various departments to handle students' problems and complaints called "Troubleshooters." UM also has an Ombudsman to mediate complaints that cannot be resolved by the troubleshooters. Since 1986, UM has an Honor Code governing student conduct.
The University has a number of student honor societies. The Iron Arrow Honor Society (which also inducts faculty, staff and alumni) is the highest honor awarded by the university. The University maintains a chapter of Mortar Board. In 1959, the Order of Omega was founded at UM, and it remained a one-campus honorary until 1964. It is now a national honorary for fraternity and sorority members with a chapter continuing at UM.
The University of Miami's athletic teams are the Hurricanes, commonly referred to as the "Canes". They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I level, competing primarily in the Atlantic Coast Conference for all sports since the 2004–05 season. The Hurricanes previously competed in the Big East Conference from 1991–92 to 2003–04. Men's teams compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, tennis, and track and field; while women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, diving, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
The football program has been named national champion five times over the past three decades (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001) and has appeared in the AP Top 25 frequently during this time. Alumni of the Miami Hurricanes football team include five members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and two Heisman Trophy winners. The UM football team is coached currently by Al Golden.
For 70 years, from 1937 through 2007, the Hurricanes played their home football games at the Miami Orange Bowl. Beginning with the 2008 season, the University of Miami began playing its home football games at Sun Life Stadium (recently renamed from Dolphin Stadium) in Miami Gardens. The university signed a 25-year contract to play there through 2033.
On December 12, 2009, the global sports network ESPN aired a documentary on the UM football program, The U, which drew 2.3 million viewers, the most ever for a documentary on the sports cable network. As of the 2011 National Football League season, UM had the most players active in the NFL of any university in the nation, with 42.
The UM baseball team, coached currently by Jim Morris, has won four national championships (1982, 1985, 1999 and 2001). Ryan Braun was named "National Freshman of the Year" by Baseball America while playing for the school in 2003, and won the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Player of the Year award as a junior. They play their home games at the on-campus baseball stadium, Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field, named for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who contributed $3.9 million toward the stadium's 2007–2009 renovation.
A smaller facility, Cobb Stadium, is located on the University of Miami campus and is used by the university's women's soccer and men's and women's track and field teams. UM's men's and women's basketball teams play their home games at BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. Jim Larrañaga is the head coach of UM's men's basketball team. UM's men's basketball team has twice reached the NCAA Championship's "Sweet 16" (1999–2000 and 2012–2013). Katie Meier is the head coach of UM's women's basketball team.
Alumni of the University of Miami include a number of prominent people, including entertainers such as actors and musicians; athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the Olympic Games; chief executive officers of various companies; former Mayors of Miami; and scientists.
The University of Miami faculty includes (or has included), by way of example, physicists Paul Dirac and Carolyne M. Van Vliet, Judge Marilyn Milian, geologist Cesare Emiliani, marine biologist Samuel H. Gruber, economist Neil Wallace, artist and architect Bonnie Seeman, architect Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, sociologist Lowell Juilliard Carr, constitutional law expert John Hart Ely, head of the Administrative Conference of the United States, legal expert Paul R. Verkuil, bassist Jaco Pastorius, guitarist Pat Metheny, artist Walter Darby Bannard, and philosopher Colin McGinn.
- Fast Facts
- "Board of Trustees". University of Miami. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
- "Faculty & Employees — Fall 2011 | University of Miami". Miami.edu. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "Student Enrollment — Fall 2011 | University of Miami". Miami.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-13.
- "University of Miami: Visual Identity Manual" (PDF) (Press release). University of Miami. October 2011. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- NAICU Members
- 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. Retrieved April 26, 2007.
Maybe we'll see 'the U' in a BCS Bowl Game next year.
- Lesmerises, Doug (2009-09-02). "Ohio State football finding increasingly fertile recruiting ground in Florida". Cleveland Plain Dealer. 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.
- "Student Enrollment". University of Miami. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- "Your UM Connection". University of Miami. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- "Faculty & Employees – Fall 2009 | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved October 29, 2013.
- "University of Miami's Economic Impact Grows to $3.9 Billion | University of Miami". University of Miami. August 23, 2005. Retrieved September 7, 2009.[dead link]
- "Fast Facts". University of Miami. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Miami (Florida)". National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- Jones Jr., Robert C. (2007). "Born and Bred". Miami: The University of Miami Magazine. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
- "History". miami.edu. University of Miami. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- Parks, Arva Moore (2006). George Merrick's Coral Gables: Where Your 'Castles in Spain' Are Made Real. Indianapolis: Centennial Press. p. 66. ISBN 0-9741589-6-8. Retrieved December 4, 2010.
- "A Guide to the George Merrick Papers". Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Retrieved December 3, 2010.
- Tebeau, Charlton W. (1976). The University of Miami. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-87024-297-0.
- Special Correspondence (April 18, 1925). "City University in Miami Goal". The Christian Science Monitor (Boston): 15. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
- Secretary of the Corporation. "University of Miami: Board of Trustees". University of Miami. Retrieved September 11, 2009.
- Berlow, Grade (April 23, 1950). "10,000 University of Miami Students Attest to Growth of Sunshine School". Miami News. p. 44. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Miami magazine: Bold Beginnings Bright Tommorows". Miami Magazine. Retrieved October 25, 2009.
- "University of Miami History – Chronology 1920s". UM Library. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- "Cardboard College No More". The Miami News. February 28, 1968. p. 18A. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "RECEIVER FOR U. OF MIAMI.; Federal Judge Names Board Member to Handle Affairs. (subscription required)". New York Times. December 11, 1932. p. 30. Retrieved February 18, 2010.
- "13 Law Students Will Get Degrees". Miami News. June 2, 1929. p. 8. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "World War II". Coral Gables, Florida: University of Miami. 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
- "Dr. J.F.W. Pearson Named President of Miami University". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. January 13, 1953. p. 3. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Education: Growing Up in Miami – TIME". Time. June 23, 1961. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
- "The University of Miami Drops Its Color Barrier". New York Times. February 1, 1961. p. 33. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "Miami Football History – MIAMI OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE". UM Sports Information. Retrieved October 13, 2009.
- Wolff, Alexander (November 2, 2005). "Breaking down barriers How two people helped change face of college football". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "Minority Affairs". University of Miami. Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2009.
- "The Miami Educational Experience". McDonald Communications. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Real Estate & Facilities | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 10, 2009.[dead link]
- "Koubek Mansion and Grounds". Koubek Center. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "James L. Knight Center". James L. Knight Center. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, U of M". Miami Sun Sentinel. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "Parks & Recreation Amenities". City of Coral Gables. Retrieved February 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "Cultural Programming". University of Miami. Retrieved January 13, 2010.
- "A New Sensibility". Traditional Building. April 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "Miami-Dade County – Transit". Miami Dade County. Retrieved February 17, 2010.[dead link]
- "Metrorail schedule" (PDF). Miami Dade County. Retrieved February 17, 2010.[dead link]
- "UM Housing". UM Department of Residence Halls. Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved February 26, 2008.
- "Statement on Closing the Apartment Area" (PDF). University of Miami. December 21, 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
- "Hecht Residential College | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Stanford Residential College | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Eaton Residential College | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Mahoney Residential College | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Pearson Residential College | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "University Village | University of Miami". University of Miami. Archived from the original on December 13, 2009. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
- "Graduate / Law / Medical | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 13, 2010.[dead link]
- "Housing Information for RSMAS Students". Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Retrieved February 13, 2010.[dead link]
- "Apartment Area | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Off Campus Undergraduate – Married Students / Students with Children | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 13, 2010.[dead link]
- Mell, Randall (October 17, 1990). "UM to Eliminate Its Athletic Dorms". Sun Sentinel. p. 1C. Retrieved February 10, 2010. (subscription required (. ))
Next fall, incoming freshman athletes will draw for residential college rooms
- "Campus Webcam Tour". University of Miami. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
- "Campuses and Facilities". University of Miami. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- Dade County listings at National Register of Historic Places U.S. Dept. of Interior. Retrieved February 16, 2010.
- "Facts, Figures, Accolades, and Accomplishments". University of Miami. Retrieved November 16, 2009.[dead link]
- "Medical Campus". University of Miami. Retrieved October 9, 2009.
- Bandell, Brian (May 8, 2009). "UM ready to break ground on life sciences park". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- "University Journal". Miami Magazine. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "UMSM@FAM | University of Miami". University of Miami. Archived from the original on May 29, 2008. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "UM/FAU Medical School Partnership Receives Final Approval". Florida Atlantic University. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "Finding a Place to Live in Miami / Boca". UMMSM: Office of Admissions. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "Tuition". University of Miami. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved December 26, 2010.
- "History". University of Miami. Archived from the original on November 14, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- Bandell, Brian (July 20, 2009). "UM marine science school awarded $15M in stimulus". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Shuttle Schedule: Spring 2010". Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. December 16, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2010.[dead link]
- "Phonebook | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "Display Selected University of Miami Legacy Images". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "$400,000 Tab for Environmental Violations". Inside Higher Education. August 25, 2006. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- "University of Miami" (PDF). University of Miami. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- Krebs, Brenda (April 16, 2007). "Green U – in The News – Culture Change | University of Miami". Miami Herald. Retrieved September 10, 2009.[dead link]
- "Leonard and Jayne Abess endow Ecosystem Science and Policy Center with a $5 million gift". University of Miami. October 26, 2006. Retrieved October 9, 2009.[dead link]
- Gonzalez, Barbra (January 19, 2010). "New R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at University of Miami Fosters Ocean Science for Future Generations". Innovations Report. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- "Chiller Plant". The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- "Green: Mangroves Restoration". The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
- "College Sustainability Report Card – Univ of Miami". Sustainable Endowments Institute. Retrieved November 22, 2009.
- "College Sustainability Report Card – Univ of Miami". Sustainable Endowments Institute. Retrieved November 24, 2009.
- "Enrollment Summary, Fall 2013". Univ. of Miami. Retrieved February 2014.
- "University of Miami's Admission Statistics | University of Miami". University of Miami. December 31, 2011. Retrieved February 14, 2011.
- "Graduation and Retention Rates". University of Miami. Retrieved September 11, 2009.[dead link]
- "University of Miami (Florida) Cohort Graduation Rates" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletics Association. p. 1. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Graduation Success Rate Report" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletics Association. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "New Student Enrollment – Fall 2012". University of Miami. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Faculty & Employees – Fall 2012 | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Membership | Member List". Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- "Building a Brighter Florida" (PDF). Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida. p. 1. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- "NAICU – Member Directory". National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
- Travis, Scott (May 21, 2012). "Florida universities rank high in presidential pay". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved October 15, 2013.
- "Annual Student Costs". University of Miami. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "The Graduate School | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "Graduate Student Handbook" (PDF). University of Miami. July 1, 2009. p. 5. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- "FIU/UM Doctoral Exchange Program". Florida International University. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
- "ABOUT THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES". University of Miami. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "MD/PhD Program – Graduate". University of Miami. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
- "'Canes in the Community: 2012 President's Report" (PDF). University of Miami. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014-United States". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- "America's Top Colleges". Forbes.com LLC™. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- "Best Colleges". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved September 9, 2014.
- "About the Rankings". Washington Monthly. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014-United States". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved August 15, 2014.
- "World University Rankings". THE Education Ltd. Retrieved October 2, 2014.
- Capaldi, Elizabeth D.; Lombardi, John V.; Abbey, Craig W.; Craig, Diane D. (2008). "The Top American Research Universities 2008 Annual Report" (PDF). The Center for Measuring University Performance. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "Best Graduate Schools: Earth Sciences". America's Best Graduate Schools. U.S. News & World Report. 2006. Retrieved 2010-03-102-09. Check date values in:
- "Best Graduate Schools: Fine Arts". America's Best Graduate Schools. U.S. News & World Report. 2008. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
- "世界大学科研竞争力排行榜2007" (PDF). Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation. 2007. Retrieved October 3, 2009.
- "Best Clinical Psychology Programs". U.S. News and World Report. 2008.
- "USNews.com: Graduate School: University of Miami (Law): At a glance". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved October 19, 2006.
- "USNews.com". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
- "NSF Academic Institution Profiles – University of Miami". National Science Foundation. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2010.". ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
- "#479 University of Miami". Forbes Inc. August 5, 2009. Retrieved October 7, 2009.
- "University of Miami". Forbes. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2012-08-06.
- "Best Southeastern Colleges". Retrieved September 8, 2009.
- "UM Featured in Princeton Review's "The Best 371 Colleges"". Princeton Review. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "Princeton Review: University of Miami". Princeton Review. Retrieved October 30, 2006.
- "Princeton Review: University of Miami". Princeton Review. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
- "Otto G. Richter Library". librarytechnology.org. Retrieved February 1, 2010.
- Campana, Deborah (September–October 2005). "A New Music Library for the University of Miami". MLA Newsletter (Music Library Association). Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Libraries". University of Miami. August 17, 2009. Retrieved November 16, 2009.
- "Traditions | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "Research | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Academic Institutional Profiles – University of Miami". Retrieved October 28, 2009.
- "Miller School Stimulus Grants Balloon to $40.5M, Dr. Lisa Metsch Wins $12.3M Grant | News Releases | University of Miami". University of Miami. October 7, 2009. Retrieved October 14, 2009.
- "Computational Science Center to boost faculty research". September 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2015.
- "UM names Center for Hemispheric Policy director". South Florida Business Journal. February 10, 2005. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Ex-commerce secretary Carlos Gutierrez takes Miami university post". New York Daily News. February 20, 2009. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- Stepp, Holly (September 21, 2001). "Florida universities team up with European Union to start think tank". Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "Centers and Institutes". University of Miami. Retrieved September 9, 2009.
- "Miami Institute for Human Genomics Receives $2M Gift for Research | News Releases | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.
- "Silver Meets Silicon | New Knowledge | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
- "UM Researcher Receives $9 Million NIH Grant". University of Miami. November 10, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2010.
- "UM Innovation Coulter Center". University of Miami. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
- "First Human Trial Tests Stem-Cell-Based Treatment For Heart Attacks". Science Daily. March 28, 2007. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "2008 Rosenstiel Annual Report" (PDF). University of Miami. p. 30. Retrieved November 21, 2009.
- "Rosenstiel School: Facilities". University of Miami. Retrieved February 9, 2010.[dead link]
- "Rosenstiel School Facilities". University of Miami. Retrieved November 21, 2009.[dead link]
- "Dial Hotline". Sarasota Herald Tribune. November 24, 1980. p. 54. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- "Little Salt Spring Reveals More Florida History". University of Miami. July 6, 2005. Retrieved November 16, 2009.[dead link]
- Yanez, Luisa (February 5, 2010). "University of Miami gets $14.8M to build brain imaging annex". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "The Extent of Federal S&E Funding to Minority-Serving Institutions". National Science Foundation. June 2004. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
- "Greek Life | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.[dead link]
- "FAQ's For Parents | University of Miami". University of Miami. Retrieved February 12, 2010.[dead link]
- "Amnesty International – University of Miami". Amnesty International USA. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "UMTV". UM School of Communications. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "UniMiami". UM School of Communications. Archived from the original on November 24, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "WVUM (90.5FM), University of Miami student radio station". WVUM. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- "Student Organizations". University of Miami. Retrieved September 7, 2009.[dead link]
- "The Miami Hurricane". The Miami Hurricane. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "ACP Hall of Fame". Associated Collegiate Press. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Ombudsperson". University of Miami. Archived from the original on November 28, 2009. Retrieved February 8, 2010.
- "University of Miami Undergraduate Honor Code" (PDF). University of Miami. Retrieved November 15, 2009.
- "Arrowheads," Miami magazine, Fall 2000.
- "Iron Arrow Society at the University of Miami". Iron Arrow Society. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Chapter List". Mortar Board National Collegiate Honorary Society. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "History and Purpose". Order of Omega. Retrieved February 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "Chapter list". Order of Omega. Retrieved February 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "This is the A.C.C.". Atlantic Coast Conference. Retrieved February 5, 2010.
- Jackson, Barry (January 18, 2010). "Dolphin Stadium's new name: Sun Life Stadium". Miami Herald. Retrieved February 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | American Football | Future of Orange Bowl in doubt Future of Orange Bowl in doubt". BBC Sport. August 21, 2007. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
- Levine, Stuart (2009-12-16). "'The U' sets docu record at ESPN". Variety. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
- "Despite lackluster college careers, NFL teams see quality in Miam". www.palmbeachpost.com. 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
- "Ryan Braun profile", Miami Hurricanes. Retrieved February 20, 2007.
- Wechsler, Robert, Day by Day in Jewish Sports History, p. 144, Ktav Publishing House, 2007, ISBN 0881259691, accessed June 1, 2009
- "Scheinbaum Named All-American". Unlvrebels.com. August 1, 2003. Retrieved September 13, 2011.
- "Alex Rodriguez Park Dedication Feb .13". rivals.com (Rivals.com). January 28, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
- "Cobb Stadium". University of Miami. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
- "BankUnited Center – Overview". The BankUnited Center. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to University of Miami.|