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; Joseph Natoli, Sr. VP for Business and Finance; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, Sr. VP Medical Affairs.


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 Medical Center complex. The medical center includes three University-owned hospitals that make up UHealth - University of Miami Health System: University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/UMHC (University of Miami Hospital & Clinics), and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Our affiliated hospitals include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA Healthcare System. Miller School faculty conduct more than 1,600 research projects in basic science and clinical care. More than a dozen UHealth outpatient clinics are located in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Collier counties and construction has started on a new ambulatory facility in Coral Gables; The Lennar Foundation Medical Center will open in 2016.

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 and 20 other professional accrediting agencies.

PROGRAMS: 115 bachelors, 104 masters, 63 doctoral (59 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice).

DEGREES AWARDED: 2,633 bachelors, 1045 masters, 414 J.D.'s, 160 M.D.'s, 154 Ph.D.'s, 87 other doctorates, and 15 certificates (2013-14).

BUDGET:  The budget for 2014-15 is $2.8 billion, with $1.9 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY 14 the endowment for the University was $865.4 million.

RESEARCH: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $331 million (FY 14). UM ranked 59th of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY 12).

CLASS SIZE: 50 percent of classes for undergraduates have 17 or fewer students; 75 percent have 27 or fewer students.

HONORS PROGRAM/HONOR SOCIETIES: Over 1260 degree undergraduates participate in the Honors Program. UM has 41 academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

DUAL HONORS PROGRAMS:  UM offers freshman dual degree honors programs, combining undergraduate and graduate study in exercise physiology, Latin American studies, law, marine geology, medicine, and biochemistry & molecular biology.

NEW FRESHMAN STANDINGS: Half of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, 66% in the top 10%. Mean SAT was 1320.

STUDY ABROAD: UM semesters on location in Buenos Aires, Prague, Rome, the Galapagos, Cusco, Cape Town, and Manipal, India; exchange-partner universities in over 35 countries; and UM faculty-led programs during intersession, spring break, and summer.

POST BACCALAUREATE PLANS:  33% of May 2014 graduating seniors reported plans to attend graduate school this fall.

ALUMNI: UM alumni live in all 50 states and in 154 countries; over 89,900 reside in Florida, including over 49,600 in Miami-Dade County. There are just over 184,000 alumni in UM's history.

RESIDENT STUDENTS: Around 4,150 enrolled students live on campus, including 85% of new freshmen and 37% of all degree undergraduates. UM has five residential colleges as well as the University Village apartments, which can house 797 students.


In 2004, UM joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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

Women: basketball, cross country, golf (1970, 1972, 1977, 1978, 1984 national champions), rowing, soccer, swimming and diving (1975 & 1976 national champions), tennis (2004, 2007, 2009-13 Elite 8, 2nd at 2006 NCAA Tournament), indoor track and field (3rd at 2005 NCAA Championship), outdoor track and field (top 10 finishes at NCAA Championship 2004, 2005, & 2006), and volleyball (2009, 2010, & 2012 NCAA tournament, 2002 Sweet 16).

COMPUTING FACILITIES: The Ungar Computing Center houses an Enterprise Server and a number of smaller machines. 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. Wireless networks on the 3 main campuses complement the extensive wired network. CaneLink (student information system) and myUM are UM’s interactive online source for personalized University-related information.

LIBRARIES: The UM Libraries include the Otto G. Richter Library and libraries in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Law, Medicine, Music, and the Rosenstiel School, providing access to nearly 3.5 million volumes, 95,631 current serials titles, 93,682 electronic journals, 703,382 electronic books, over 4 million microforms, and 176,650 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The Libraries’ expanding collections now feature 962,762 digitized documents and images.

DEVELOPMENT: In FY 14, contributions reached $187.3 million in total private cash, gifts, and grants; and in FY 13, 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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