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.


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. The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, a 206,000 sq. ft. multispecialty ambulatory care facility, set to open on UM’s Coral Gables campus in December of 2016. Miller School faculty conduct more than 1,800 research projects & UHealth physicians have more than 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: 115 bachelors, 114 masters, 63 doctoral (59 research/ scholarship and 4 professional practice).

DEGREES AWARDED: 2,601 bachelors, 1,265 masters, 327 J.D.s, 191 M.D.s, 175 Ph.D.s, 41 other doctorates, and 111 certificates (2015-16).

BUDGET:  The budget for 2016-17 is $3.3 billion, with $2.3 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY16 the endowment for the University was $844.6 million.

RESEARCH: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $323.8 million (FY16). UM ranked 61st of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY14) according to the NSF HERD Survey.

CLASS SIZE: 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.

HONORS PROGRAM/HONOR SOCIETIES: Over 640 undergraduates participate in the Foote Fellows Honors Program. UM has over 40 academic honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

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

NEW FRESHMAN STANDINGS: 42% of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, 60% in the top 10%.  Mean ACT is 30 and SAT is 1300*. 

* Mid-range mean based on official SAT component scores reported to external entities (incl. IPEDS, CDS, US News, etc.)

STUDY ABROAD: Students can apply their financial aid and scholarship to semester programs, including UM semesters on location in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic; Rome, Italy; Galapagos Islands, Ecuador; Cape Town, South Africa; Shanghai, China; and Manipal, India, as well as exchange-partner programs in over 35 countries. UM faculty-led study abroad programs take place during intersession, spring break, and summer.

POST BACCALAUREATE PLANS:  33% of May 2016 graduating seniors reported plans to attend graduate school this fall.

ALUMNI: UM alumni live in all 50 states and in 154 countries; 95,308 reside in Florida, including 52,155 in Miami-Dade County.  There are just over 197,890 alumni in UM's history.

RESIDENT STUDENTS: 4,048 enrolled students live on campus, including 89% of new freshmen and 38% of all degree undergraduates. UM has five residential colleges, as well as the University Village apartments which can house 779 students.


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

Men: baseball (1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 NCAA champions), basketball (2000, 2013, 2016 Sweet 16), cross country, football (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 2001 national champions), diving, tennis (2006, 2009 Sweet 16), indoor track & field, and outdoor track & field.

Women: basketball, cross country, golf (1984 national champions), rowing, soccer, swimming & diving (1975 & 1976 national champions), tennis (1982, 1984-1986, 2004, 2006-2007, 2009-2013 Elite Eight, 2nd at 1985 & 2006 NCAA Championships), indoor track & field (3rd at 2005 NCAA Championship), outdoor track & field (top 10 finishes at NCAA Championship 2004, 2005 & 2006), and volleyball (2009-2015 NCAA tournament, 2002 Sweet 16).

COMPUTING FACILITIES: The University of Miami maintains data centers in several locations and has adopted a "cloud-first" 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 more than 3.7 million volumes, 104,330 current serials titles, 102,726 electronic journals, 910,300 electronic books, over 4 million microforms, and 189,391 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The Libraries’ expanding digital collections now feature 1,196,747 images and document pages.

DEVELOPMENT: In FY16, contributions reached $236.5 million in total private cash, gifts, and grants; and in FY15, UM ranked 39th 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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