HISTORY: Founded 1925; classes began October 1926.
OFFICERS: Donna E. Shalala, 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 68-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 2,000 research projects in basic science and clinical care. The UM Life Science & Technology Park opened R+D Building One, a 252,000 square feet facility adjacent to the medical campus, that is bringing together academia and industry for collaboration in bioscience research and innovation.
Rosenstiel Campus: The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is located on an 18-acre waterfront campus on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay.
South Campus: The south campus, located ten miles southwest of Coral Gables, is on a 136-acre site used for conducting research and development projects.
Richmond Campus: The Richmond campus, established in 2001, is a 76-acre site near south campus. Research facilities for the Rosenstiel School's Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and Richmond Satellite Operations Center (RSOC) are located on a portion of the campus.
ACCREDITATION: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 25 other professional accrediting agencies.
PROGRAMS: 112 bachelors, 97 masters, 59 doctoral (55 research/scholarship and 4 professional practice).
DEGREES AWARDED: 2,429 bachelors, 979 masters, 460 J.D.'s, 185 M.D.'s, 158 Ph.D.'s, 108 other doctorates, and 37 certificates (2011-12).
BUDGET: The budget for 2012-13 is $2.7 billion, with $1.9 billion projected for the medical campus. At the end of FY 12 the endowment for the University was $678.7million.
RESEARCH: Research and sponsored program expenditures totaled $353.3 million (FY 12). UM ranked 61st of all universities in expenditures of federal funds for research and development (FY 10).
CLASS SIZE: Over 50 percent of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; over 75 percent have 25 or fewer students.
HONORS PROGRAM/HONOR SOCIETIES: Over 1260 degree undergraduates participate in the Honors Program. UM has 55 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, physical therapy, and biochemistry & molecular biology.
NEW FRESHMAN STANDINGS: Almost half of new freshmen graduated in the top 5% of their high school class, over two-thirds in the top 10%. Mean SAT was 1325.
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS: UM semesters on location in Prague, Rome, the Galilee, the Galapagos, Cusco, and Cape Town; exchange-partner universities in over 33 countries; and UM faculty-led programs during intersession, spring break, and summer.
POST BACCALAUREATE PLANS: 33% of May 2012 graduating seniors reported plans to attend graduate school this fall.
ALUMNI: UM alumni live in all 50 states and in 148 countries; over 89,000 reside in Florida, including over 49,200 in Miami-Dade County. There are just over 181,000 alumni in UM's history.
RESIDENT STUDENTS: Over 4,100 enrolled students live on campus, including 86% of new freshmen and 39% of all degree undergraduates. UM has five residential colleges as well as the University Village apartments, which house around 780 students.
In 2004, UM joined the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Men: baseball (1982, 1985, 1999, 2001 NCAA champions), basketball (2000 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, 1977-78, 1984 national champions), rowing, soccer, swimming and diving (1975 and 1976 national champions), tennis (2004, 2009, 2010, and 2011 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, and 2006), and volleyball (2009 and 2010 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. myUM is 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 over 3.4 million volumes, 87,125 current serials titles, 75,521 electronic journals, 630,756 electronic books, 4.1 million microforms, and 172,560 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials.
DEVELOPMENT: In FY 12, contributions reached $164.5 million in total private cash, gifts, and grants; and in FY 11, UM ranked 34th among the research, doctoral, masters, liberal arts and specialized private and public universities reporting to the Council for Aid to Education.