Fast Facts

The Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library, the newest and largest branch of the University of Miami Libraries, showcases a wide range of resources. 

HISTORY: Founded 1925; classes began October 1926.

OFFICERS: Julio Frenk, President; Thomas J. LeBlanc, Executive VP and Provost; Joe Natoli, Sr. VP for Business and Finance and CFO; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Sr. VP Medical Affairs and CFO for University of Miami Health Systems.


Coral Gables Campus: The Coral Gables campus, with its two colleges and seven schools, is located on a 239-acre tract in suburban Coral Gables.

Medical Campus:  The Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus consists of 72 acres within the 153-acre UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital complex. The medical campus includes three University-owned hospitals that make up UHealth - University of Miami Health System: University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center & Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Affiliated hospitals include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital & the Miami Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. More than a dozen UHealth outpatient clinics are located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties. A 20,000 sq. ft. Bascom Palmer eye care center opened in June 2015 in Naples, FL. & construction continues on The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a 200,000 sq. ft. multispecialty ambulatory care facility opening on UM’s Coral Gables campus in late 2016. Miller School faculty conduct more than 1,600 research projects & UHealth physicians have nearly 2 million patient encounters each year.

Rosenstiel Campus:  The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.

Richmond Facility: The Richmond Facility, established in 2001, is a 76-acre site that houses research facilities for the Rosenstiel School's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and the Richmond Satellite Operations Center (RSOC).

ACCREDITATION: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and 19 other professional accrediting agencies.

PROGRAMS: 116 bachelors, 105 masters, 63 doctoral (59 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice).

DEGREES AWARDED: 2,774 bachelors, 1,175 masters, 416 J.D.s, 196 M.D.s, 183 Ph.D.s, 25 other doctorates, and 61 certificates (2014-15).

BUDGET:  The budget for 2015-16 is $3.1 billion, with $2.1 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY 15 the endowment for the University was $887.3 million.

RESEARCH: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $309 million (FY 15). UM ranked 67th of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY 13) according to the NSF HERD Survey.

CLASS SIZE: 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 27 or fewer students.

HONORS PROGRAM/HONOR SOCIETIES: Over 600 undergraduates participate in the Foote Fellows Honors Program. UM has 41 academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAM:  UM offers dualdegree programs, combining undergraduate and graduate study, in biochemistry & molecular biology, biology, computer science, exercise physiology, Latin American studies, law, marine geology, and medicine.

NEW FRESHMAN STANDINGS: 44% of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, 63% in the top 10%. Mean SAT was 1295 and mean ACT is 30.

STUDY ABROAD: UM semesters on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; Galapagos Island, Ecuador; Cape Town, South Africa and Manipal, India; exchangepartner universities in over 35 countries; and UM faculty-led programs during intersession, spring break, and summer.

POST BACCALAUREATE PLANS:  33.1% of May 2015 graduating seniors reported plans to attend graduate school this fall.

ALUMNI: UM alumni live in all 50 states and in 154 countries; over 93,550 reside in Florida, including over 51,370 in Miami-Dade County. There are just over 193,400 alumni in UM's history.

RESIDENT STUDENTS: 4,012 enrolled students live on campus, including 83% of new freshmen and 37% of all degree undergraduates. UM has five residential colleges, as well as the University Village apartments which can house 778 students.


UM joined the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC - 2004).

Men: baseball (1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 NCAA champions), basketball (2000, 2013 Sweet 16), cross country, football (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001 national champions), diving, tennis (2009 Sweet 16), indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.

Women: basketball, cross country, golf (1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1984 national champions), rowing, soccer, swimming & diving (1975 & 1976 national champions), tennis (2004, 2007, 2009-13 Elite 8, 2nd at 2006 NCAA Tournament), indoor track & field (3rd at 2005 NCAA Championship), outdoor track & field (top 10 finishes at NCAA Championship 2004, 2005, & 2006), and volleyball (2009 – 2014 NCAA tournament, 2002 Sweet 16).

COMPUTING FACILITIES: The University of Miami maintains data centers in several locations and has adopted a "cloudfirst" strategy to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. The Center for Computational Science’s High Performance Computing core has three supercomputers and supports hardware infrastructure and design/implementation solutions. Over 60 computer labs are located throughout campus. UM is an equity member of the Florida LambdaRail, providing 10Gbps connectivity throughout the state and to the National LambdaRail. Secured and guest wireless networks on the 3 main campuses complement the extensive wired network.

LIBRARIES: The UM Libraries include the Otto G. Richter Library and libraries in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Law, Medicine, Music, and Marine & Atmospheric Science, providing access to nearly 3.7 million volumes, 99,060 current serials titles, 97,102 electronic journals, 877,437 electronic books, over 4 million microforms, and 186,784 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The Libraries’ expanding digital collections now feature 1,142,277 images and document pages.

DEVELOPMENT: In FY 15, contributions reached $193.9 million in total private cash, gifts, and grants; and in FY 14, UM ranked 37th among the research, doctoral, masters, liberal arts and specialized private and public universities reporting to the Council for Aid to Education.

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