Chartered in 1925, the University of Miami is situated in Southern Florida. Spread over 239 acres of land the university is known as a private research institution where the research opportunities commence from the under graduate level. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.
The university comprises of 2 colleges and 7 schools: School of Architecture, College of arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Communication, School of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering, School of Law, Frost School of Music, School of Nursing and Health Studies, The Graduate School. Apart from these the university also has Miller School of Medicine within the UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital Complex and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science located on Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay. In total the universities offer 115 bachelors, 114 masters and 63 doctoral programs. The most popular majors at the university are Biological Sciences, Business and Social Sciences.
The university has a total student population of more than 16,800 of which over 11,000 are enrolled in under graduate programs. It has a student to faculty ratio of 12:1 and the acceptance rate of 38%. The university offers a relatively intimate classes as 50% of classes for undergraduates have 16 or fewer students; 75% have 26 or fewer students.
UM is a major research university engaged in $324 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.
Notable Alumni: Michael Sylvester Stallone (American actor and filmmaker),
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