University of Miami

4.6 out of 5 (18 ratings / 16 reviews) South Miami, Florida, United States
A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

Bachelor's programmes

Engineering & Technology (39)
Applied Sciences & Professions (3)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (3)



By the fall of 1926, when the first class of 646 full-time students enrolled at the University of Miami, the land boom had collapsed, and hopes for a speedy recovery were dashed by a major hurricane. In the next 15 years the University barely kept afloat. The collapse in South Florida was a mere prelude to a national economic depression.


The University of Miami’s 11 schools and colleges offer a wide variety of experiences to students. There are more than 180 undergraduate majors and programs; graduate students have access to a wide range of fields with an emphasis on research.


Whether on our picturesque Coral Gables campus, in the pioneering laboratories at our medical school, or at our world-class marine and atmospheric science hub on Biscayne Bay, our diverse community of scholars and students is bettering the world in every discipline, from architecture to marine zoology. With 11 colleges and schools, dozens of centers and institutes, and more than $309 million in sponsored research, the U is a research powerhouse.


The University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse community focused on education and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. We embrace and embody an inclusive culture where faculty and staff feel valued and have the opportunity to add value, making the U a great place to pursue your passions and grow your career.

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University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.


Student services

The Office of Student Services (OSS) supports the mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) and works closely with current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students to assist them through all aspects of their University of Miami experience. OSS empowers students to take charge of their education by educating them about their academic requirements, connecting them with their on-campus resources, and encouraging them to plan for graduation and beyond so that they may participate fully in the future of nursing, public health, and health sciences as well-rounded, culturally-competent individuals.

Housing services

Student Housing for Student Success: Through intentional engagement with resident students, HRL focuses its efforts on developing students both personally and professionally throughout their time on campus. By living on campus, students are footsteps away from a variety of academic, cultural and social experiences that are hard to get elsewhere.

Library services

The University of Miami Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to over 74,000 electronic and print serials. The Otto G. Richter Library, the largest library in the system, houses collections to serve disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 

ICT services

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.

Medical services

The Student Health Service provides primary care clinical services and specialty services such as women's health, travel visits and allergy injections. Students may choose to be seen on a drop in basis, however we encourage students to make an on-line appointment.

Student Life

Campus life

The University of Miami has three campuses on more than 400 acres in Miami-Dade County locations stretching from Coral Gables and the city of Miami to South Dade.

• Coral Gables

• Miller School Campus

• Rosenstiel School Campus

Sports facilities

The Miami Hurricanes are part of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference and field 17 varsity sports. The University of Miami’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is dedicated to developing and supporting its more than 400 student-athletes in their efforts to achieve personal, academic, and athletic excellence.

Student clubs

The Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) is an invitation-only, national group of the University of Miami's young alumni leaders, nominated and selected to serve the University on behalf of the Young Alumni Program. It fosters the active involvement of young alumni in support of the University of Miami and the UM Alumni Association.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love studying architecture here! I feel very supported in the program and think it sets the students up for success in the field

Challenging yourself for a greater good!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very challenging experience given that I worked and have a nine year son. However I remained focused and endured to the end. Which worked was the openness and accessibility of Professors. This was an online program therefore you were responsible for determining your study time and the amount of effort you would put into. Very demanding to say the least, but it teaches you...

Prefect university
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Prefect location, Dedicated Professors

South Miami, Florida, United States

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