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University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
10,164 Undergraduates
38% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: South
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
University of Miami
University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida
33146
(305) 284-2211
www.miami.edu/

The University of Miami, a private research university located in Coral Gables, Florida, is one of the top 120 institutions of higher learning in the United States. The school is known for its well-funded research program, which receives more than $325 million annually, and for its extensive collection of materials about Cuban music and history. Its history dates back to when citizens of Coral Gables wanted to start a university in the area. George E. Merrick, the founder of the town, donated 160 acres and $5 million to help the efforts in 1925. Today, it sits on about 240 acres of land and is south of Miami. The school’s motto is “Magna est veritas” or “Great is the truth.” Notable alumni include actor Dwayne Johnson, actor Sylvester Stallone, musician Gloria Estefan, singer Enrique Iglesias, Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, singer Bruce Hornsby, singer and pianist Ben Folds, actor Ray Liotta, actor Charles Grodin and stuntman Steve-O. The school’s colors are orange, green and white, its mascot is Sebastian the Ibis and its teams are called the Hurricanes. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – ACC. Varsity sports offered by the university include men’s football, baseball, basketball, soccer and golf, and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis, golf and rowing.

Location

Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami. The United States Census Bureau estimates conducted in 2017 yielded the city had a population of 51,095. Coral Gables is home to the University of Miami. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

81

restaurants score

Students
48%

Men

52%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

84%

Live On Campus

533

New Transfer Students

Admissions
38%

Acceptance Rate

17%

Enrollment Yield

1210-1390

SAT Range

32,528

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$37,424

Typical Cost

$48,484

Average Tuition

79%

Recieve Financial Aid

88%

Have Loans

$18,750

Median Debt

Academics
12.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

35

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

208

Doctorates Awareded

Biology

Top Major

7

Faculty Awards

11

National Academy Members

198

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, more than 27 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Basketball Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Atlantic Coast Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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