About the University of Miami

Our campus community is a plurality of races, ethnicities, customs, and faiths located within one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world.
Students head to class near the Merrick building, named after George E. Merrick, who founded Coral Gables and gave 160 acres and nearly $5 million in 1925 to start the University in earnest.

The University of Miami is one of America's top research universities located in one of the most dynamic and multicultural cities in the world.

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More than 19,000 students from around the world are pursuing their academic goals at the University of Miami, a vibrant and diverse community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, the University now comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in nearly 350 majors and programs.

With more than $456 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually, the University of Miami is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Only 3 percent of four-year institutions in the nation are invited to join the AAU, which recognizes breadth and quality of research and scholarship. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.