The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, Miami, U of M, UMiami and The U) is a private research university in Coral Gables, Florida. As of 2020, the university enrolled 17,811 students in 12 separate colleges and schools across nearly 350 academic academic majors and programs, including the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine in Miami’s Health District, a law school on the main campus, and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key with research facilities in southern Miami-Dade County.
The University of Miami offers 134 undergraduate, 148 master’s, and 67 doctoral degree programs. Since its founding, the university has attracted students from all 50 states and nearly 150 foreign countries. With 16,479 faculty and staff as of 2021, UM is the third largest employer in Miami-Dade County. UM’s main campus in Coral Gables has 239 acres (0.97 km2) and over 5.7 million square feet of buildings.
UM’s doctorate programs are Carnegie classified at the highest research level, “Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity”. UM research expenditures in FY 2019 were $358.9 million. UM’s library system holds over 3.9 million volumes and exceptional holdings in Cuban heritage and music.
UM’s intercollegiate athletic teams are collectively known as the Miami Hurricanes and compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. UM’s football team has won five national championships since 1983 and its baseball team has won four national championships since 1982.