The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, U Miami, Miami, or The U) is a private, nonsectarian university located in Coral Gables, Florida
As of 2012, the University of Miami currently enrolls 15,613 students in 12 separate colleges, including a medical school located in Miami’s Civic Center neighborhood, a law school on the main campus, and a school focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key. These colleges offer approximately 115 undergraduate, 114 master’s, 51 doctoral, and two professional areas of study.
Research is a component of each academic division, with UM attracting $346.6 million per year in sponsored research grants. UM offers a large library system with over 3.1 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music. UM also offers a wide range of student activities, including fraternities and sororities, a student newspaper and radio station. UM’s intercollegiate athletic teams, collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes, compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and its football team has won five national championships since 1983.
There are currently 2,580 full-time faculty members, 91% of whom hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. UM has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and 23 additional professional and educational accrediting agencies. It is a member of the American Association of University Women, the American Council on Education, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.