College Spotlight: University of Miami


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website. 

The University of Miami is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

A private research university with more than 15,000 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.

Led by President Donna E. Shalala, the University comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2012,U.S.News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 in its “Best Colleges” listings, the fourth year in a row it has been among the top 50, and it continued to be the highest ranked school in Florida. U.S. News also cited several of its programs in “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Established in 1925 during the region’s famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in $360 million in research and sponsored program expenditures a year. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct dozens of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.

Type of school: Private 

Setting: Suburban, small city 

Size: 10,509 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,172 

Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1 

Acceptance percentage: 38%

Tuition and fees: $41,220 (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $17,562 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)
Address: 1115 Levante Avenue, Coral Gables, FL  33146
Phone: 305.284.2211
Facebook: University of Miami
Twitter: @UnivMiami

All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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