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This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. For the article on Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, see Miami University. Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second oldest college west of the Allegheny mountains. ...

University of Miami
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Motto "Education Meets the World."
Established 1925
School type Private
President Donna Shalala
Location Coral Gables, Florida, USA
Campus suburban
Enrollment 10,104 undergraduate,
3,235 graduate
Faculty 9,833
Mascot Sebastian the Ibis
Colors orange, green and white
Homepage www.miami.edu

The University of Miami (also commonly referred to as "UM" or simply "The U") is a private university, with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... Donna Edna Shalala (born February 14, 1941) served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. ... Coral Gables is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ... Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ... A professor teaching in a university A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... Coral Gables is a city located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, southwest of Miami. ... The Miami skyline, as it is seen from the northeast on Biscayne Bay. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ...


The university is ranked among the top academic institutions in the United States and is particularly well known for its nationally-ranked programs in business, medicine, marine biology, and music. In 2004, the average weighted grade point average for students granted admission to the university was 4.0 and the mid-range SAT score was 1360. Sixty-three percent of University of Miami students ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Business refers to at least three closely related commercial topics. ... NLM (National Library of Medicine, contains resources for patients and healthcare professionals) Virtual Hospital (digital health sciences library by the University of Iowa) Online Medical Dictionary Collection of links to free medical resources Wikicities has a wiki about medicine: Medicine Categories: Medicine | Health ... Marine biology is the study of animal and plant life within saltwater ecosystems. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikicities has a wiki about Music: Music Music City : a collaborative music database All Music Guide: includes a comprehensive and flexible Genre and Style system MusicWiki: A Collaborative Music-related encyclopedia Science... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The SATs (pronounced S-A-T not sat) are standardized tests, formerly called the Scholastic Aptitude Tests and Scholastic Assessment Tests, frequently used by colleges and universities in the United States to aid in the selection of incoming freshmen. ... Japanese high school students in uniform High school, or Secondary school, is the last segment of compulsory education in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan (Republic of China) (only junior high school) and the United States. ...


The university was founded in 1925. It has a student body of over 15,000, and its campus spans 240 acres (1 kmĀ²) in Coral Gables. Its orange, green and white colors represent the different parts of the orange blossom tree. The university's current president is former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... The United States Department of Health and Human Services, often abbreviated HHS, is a Cabinet department of the United States government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. ... Donna Edna Shalala (born February 14, 1941) served as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. ...


The university's Iron Arrow Honor Society is one of the most selective and prestigious student honors organizations of any major U.S. university or college. Founded at the University of Miami in 1926, the Iron Arrow Honor Society is the University of Miamis highest attainable honor. ...


The university has been among the most successful in major collegiate sports, winning five Division I national championships in American football (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001) and four in baseball (1982, 1985, 1999 and 2001). The university is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Its traditional athletic rivals include the Florida State University Seminoles and the University of Florida Gators. Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... Florida State University State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF The Florida State University, also commonly referred to as FSU or Florida State, is a public university located in Tallahassee, Florida. ... University of Florida State University System of Florida FAMU FAU FGCU FIU FSU NCF UCF UF UNF USF UWF Century Tower, University of Florida. ...


In 2004, the University of Miami's Convocation Center was the site of the first nationally televised U.S. presidential debate of the 2004 U.S. Presidential election, featuring President George W. Bush and his ultimately unsuccessful challenger, John Kerry. The 2004 United States Presidential Election Debates were sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) and concluded October 13, nearly three weeks before election scheduled for November 2, 2004. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is a politician and currently the 43rd President of the United States. ... Office: Junior Senator, Massachusetts Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1985 – Present Preceded by: Paul Tsongas Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 11, 1943 Place of birth: Aurora, Colorado Marriage: (1) Julia Thorne, divorced (2) Teresa Heinz Kerry John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the...


Several university sattelite campuses are located in South Florida, most notably the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, which is located at Jackson Memorial Hospital in downtown Miami. The University of Miami is the largest private employer in South Florida. Virginia Key, Florida is an island lying in Biscayne Bay between Key Biscayne and Miami. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... Location of metropolitan area in the state of Florida Major cities Miami, Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida West Palm Beach, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 15,896 km² (6,137 mi²) 2,621 km² (1,011 mi²) 16. ...

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Organization

The university is organized into seven colleges:

  • School of Architecture
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • School of Business Administration
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music
  • School of Nursing and Health Studies

There are also three graduate-level schools:

In addition, there is a Department of Continuing and International Education. The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is the graduate school of marine and atmospheric science within the University of Miami. ... Earths atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earths gravity. ... Oceanography (from Ocean + Greek γράφειν = write), also called oceanology and marine science is the study of the earths oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes. ... Biochemistry laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Explorer of the Seas is a 138,000-ton cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. ...


Notable alumni

Jill Arrington (born July 27, 1972 in Conyers, Georgia) is a college football sideline reporter for ESPN. Biography Prior to joining ESPN, Arrington covered college and professional football for CBS and Fox Broadcasting Company. ... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) was a professional basketball player. ... Turner Broadcasting System logo The Turner Broadcasting System (often abbreviated to Turner or TBS) is the company managing the collection of cable networks and properties started by Ted Turner in the mid-1970s. ... The Golden State Warriors are a National Basketball Association team based in Oakland, California. ... Pat Burrell in 2004 Pat Burrell (born October 10, 1976 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas) is the starting left fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Betty Castor (born Elizabeth Bowe on May 11, 1941) is an American politician and educator who has served as Florida Education Commissioner and President of the University of South Florida. ... // University of South Florida The University of South Florida, or USF, is a public university located in Tampa, Florida, USA, with branch campuses in St. ... Gloria, Live & Re-wrapped Tour Promo Poster Gloria Estefan (birth name Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo, born September 1, 1957 in Havana, Cuba), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, who began her career as lead vocalist for the then exclusively Spanish-language band, Miami Sound Machine, in... Daniel Peter Graves (born August 7, 1973, in Saigon, South Vietnam) is a relief pitcher currently playing for the New York Mets franchise in Major League Baseball. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, New York. ... Jerry Herman (born Gerald Herman on July 10, 1933 in New York City) is an American composer/lyricist of the Broadway musical theater. ... Hello, Dolly! is a Broadway musical with a book by Michael Stewart and a score by Jerry Herman. ... For the economist and president of the Inter-American Development Bank, see Enrique V. Iglesias. ... Michael Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football star known for a dyrnamic, record-setting football career, but also for widely-publicized run-ins with the law that spotted his reputation as one of the most successful wide receivers in the history of... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Colors Royal blue, silver, and white Head Coach Bill Parcells All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-307-6 The Dallas Cowboys are a National Football League team based in Irving, Texas. ... Edgerrin Tyree James (born August 1, 1978 in Immokalee, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. He was drafted by the Colts out of the University of Miami with the fourth pick in the first round of the 1999... Conference AFC Division South Founded 1953 Home Field RCA Dome City Indianapolis, Indiana Colors Royal blue and white Head Coach Tony Dungy All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 389-390-7 The Indianapolis Colts are a National Football League team based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Michael Johns (September 8, 1964 - ) is an American health care executive, former federal government of the United States official and conservative policy analyst and writer. ... Health care or healthcare is an industry associated with the the prevention, treatment, and management of illness along with the promotion of mental, physical and spiritual well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions. ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. ... Jim Kelly (born February 14, 1960 in East Brady, Pennsylvania) was an American football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. ... Conference AFC Division East Founded 1960 Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium City Buffalo, New York Colors Red, white and blue Head Coach Mike Mularkey All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 336-361-8 The Buffalo Bills are a Buffalo, New York-based National Football League... Suzy Kolber (born 1964 in Pennsylvania) is a football sideline reporter and anchor for ESPN. She is a 1986 graduate of the University of Miami. ... ESPN, an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Bernie Joseph Kosar, Jr. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1946 Home Field Cleveland Browns Stadium City Cleveland, Ohio Colors Seal brown and orange Head Coach Romeo Crennel All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 467-356-13 The Cleveland Browns are a National Football League team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Ray Lewis (born May 15, 1975 in Bartow, Florida) is an American football linebacker for the NFLs Baltimore Ravens. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1996 Home Field M&T Bank Stadium City Baltimore, Maryland Colors Black, purple, Metallic gold, and white Head Coach Brian Billick All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 77-73-1 The Baltimore Ravens are a National Football League team based... Liotta as Officer Rhodes in Identity Ray Liotta, (born December 18, 1955, in Newark, New Jersey) is an American actor best known for his lead role as Henry Hill in Martin Scorseses Goodfellas. ... Lex Luger Lawrence Wendell Pfohl also known as Lex Luger (born June 2, 1958 in Buffalo, New York) is an American professional wrestler and former professional football player. ... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... The United States Football League was a professional American football league that played three seasons between 1983 and 1985, in the process presenting the rival National Football League with its greatest competitor since the 1960s version of the American Football League. ... Willis McGahee (born October 20, 1981 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Buffalo Bills. ... Conference AFC Division East Founded 1960 Home Field Ralph Wilson Stadium City Buffalo, New York Colors Red, white and blue Head Coach Mike Mularkey All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 336-361-8 The Buffalo Bills are a Buffalo, New York-based National Football League... Jason Drew Michaels (born May 4, 1976 in Tampa, Florida) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball currently playing for the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League East division. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Marilyn Milian (born May 1, 1961 in Queens, New York) was a former Miami Circuit Court judge and is a current host of The Peoples Court. ... Doug Llewelyn, the court reporter from 1981 to 1993. ... Alex Penelas Alex Penelas (born December 18, 1961 in Miami, Florida) is the former mayor of Miami-Dade, Florida. ... County slogan: Delivering Excellence Every Day Location of county in the state of Florida County Seat Miami, Florida Area  - Total  - Water 6,297 km² (2,431 mi²) 1,257 km² (485 mi²) 19. ... Clinton Earl Portis (born September 1, 1981 in Laurel, Mississippi) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. He was drafted out of the University of Miami by the Denver Broncos with the 19th pick in the second round (51st overall... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Colors Maroon and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 527-477-27 The Washington Redskins are a National Football League based in Washington, D.C.. Formerly known... Ed Reed (born September 11, 1978 in St. ... Conference AFC Division North Founded 1996 Home Field M&T Bank Stadium City Baltimore, Maryland Colors Black, purple, Metallic gold, and white Head Coach Brian Billick All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 77-73-1 The Baltimore Ravens are a National Football League team based... Trista Rehn (born October 28, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is a prominent participant in the ABC reality television shows, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. ... The Bachelorette is a reality television dating game show that debuted in 2003 on ABC, which took the runner-up date from the first season of The Bachelor (Trista Rehn), and let her choose a husband. ... Dwayne Douglas Johnson is an actor and former professional wrestler known as The Rock. ... Drew Rosenhaus is among the best known American football sports agents. ... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... Jerry Maguire is a 1996 film written and directed by Cameron Crowe. ... Warren Sapp celebrating a big play while playing with Tampa Bay Warren Sapp (born December 19, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is a professional football player for the NFLs Oakland Raiders. ... Conference AFC Division West Founded 1960 Home Field McAfee Coliseum City Oakland, California Colors Silver and black Head Coach Norv Turner All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-293-11 The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League team based in Oakland, California. ... Cristina Saralegui (born January 29, 1948 in Havana, Cuba) is a journalist, talk show host and actress. ... Vinny Testaverde (born November 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American football quarterback. ... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1960 Home Field Texas Stadium City Irving, Texas Colors Royal blue, silver, and white Head Coach Bill Parcells All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 415-307-6 The Dallas Cowboys are a National Football League team based in Irving, Texas. ...

Attended but did not graduate

Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born July 6, 1946 in New York City), usually known as Sylvester Stallone, is an American film actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. ... Sean Taylor (born April 1, 1983 in Miami, Florida) is an American football player who currently plays free safety for the Washington Redskins of the NFL. // Out of the University of Miami, a top NFL pick Taylor was a standout safety at the University of Miami, where he was a... Conference NFC Division East Founded 1932 Home Field FedEx Field City Landover, Maryland Colors Maroon and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 527-477-27 The Washington Redskins are a National Football League based in Washington, D.C.. Formerly known...

Points of interest

The John C. Gifford Arboretum is an arboretum and botanical garden located at the northwest corner of the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables, Florida. ...

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