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The University of Miami (informally referred to as UM, Miami, or The U) is a private, non-sectarian university founded in 1925 in the city of Coral Gablesmarker, Floridamarker within Miami-Dade Countymarker. Miami's Miller School of Medicine and its teaching hospital are located in the city of Miamimarker at the Miami Civic Centermarker and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is on Virginia Keymarker.

, the university currently enrolls 15,629 students in 12 separate colleges. These colleges offer approximately 115 undergraduate, 114 master’s, 51 doctoral, and two professional areas of study. The University's students represent all 50 states and 148 foreign countries. With more than 13,000 full and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the sixth largest employer in Miami-Dade Countymarker.


Research is a component of each academic division, with UM attracting $326 million per year in sponsored research grants. UM also 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 compete in NCAA Division I, and its football team has won five national championships.

History

A group of citizens chartered the University of Miami in 1925 with the purpose of offering unique opportunities to develop inter-American studies, furthering creative work in the arts and letters, and conduct teaching and research programs in tropical studies. They believed that a local university would benefit their community. They were overly optimistic about future financial support for UM because the South Floridamarker land boom was at its peak. At the time, there were three large state funded universities in Florida for white males, white females, and African-Americans. Originally, UM was intended to be a private college to serve white students.

The University began in earnest in 1926 when George E. Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables, gifted and nearly $4 million dollars to the effort. The University was chartered by the Circuit Court for Dade County with an initial Board of Regents chaired by William E. Walsh, a Miami Beachmarker municipal judge. By the fall of that year, when the first class of 560 students enrolled at the University of Miami, the land boom had collapsed, and hopes for a speedy recovery were dashed by a major hurricane. In the next 15 years the University barely remained solvent. The construction of the first building on campus, now known as the Merrick Building, was put on hold for over two decades due to economic hard times. In the meantime, classes were held at the nearby Anastasia Hotel, with partitions separating classrooms, giving the University the short-lived nickname of "Cardboard College."

In 1929, Walsh and the other members of the Board of Regents resigned in the wake of the collapse of the Florida economy. UM's plight was so severe that students went door to door in Coral Gables collecting funds to keep it open. A reconstituted ten-member Board was chaired by UM's first president Bowman Foster Ashe (1926-1952). The new board included Merrick, Theodore Dickinson, E.B. Douglas, David Fairchild, James H. Gilman, Richardson Saunders, Frank B. Shutts, Joseph H. Adams, and J. C. Penney. In 1930, several faculty members and more than 60 students came to UM when the University of Havanamarker closed due to political unrest. UM filed for bankruptcy in 1932. In July 1934, the University of Miami was reincorporated and a Board of Trustees replaced the Board of Regents. By 1940, community leaders were replacing faculty and administration as trustees. The University survived this early turmoil. During Ashe's presidency, the University added the School of Law (1928), the School of Business Administration (1929), the School of Education (1929), the Graduate School (1941), the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (1943), the School of Engineering (1947), and the School of Medicine (1952).
Walkway leading to the Otto G.
Richter Library on the campus of the University of Miami.
One of Ashe's longtime assistants, Jay F. W. Pearson, assumed the presidency in 1952. A charter faculty member and a marine biologist by trade, Pearson ushered in a decade of growth for UM. During his presidency, UM awarded its first doctorate degrees. Enrollment increased by more than 4,000 during his tenure, which ended in 1962.

The social changes of the 1960s and 1970s were reflected at UM. In 1961, UM dropped its policy of racial segregation and began to admit African-American students. African-American students were allowed full participation in student activities and sports teams. However, it was not until December 1966 that UM signed an African-American athlete, football player Ray Bellamy. With Bellamy, UM became the first major college in the Deep South with an African-American football player on scholarship. UM established an Office of Minority Affairs to promote diversity in both undergraduate and professional school admissions. With the start of the 1968 football season, President Henry Stanford barred the playing of "Dixie" by the University's band.Historically, UM regulated female student conduct more than men's conduct with a staff under the Dean of Women watching over the women. UM combined tbe separate Dean of Men and Dean of Women positions in 1971. In 1971, UM formed a Women's Commission which issued a 1974 report on the status of women on campus. The result was UM's first female commencement speaker, day care, and a Women's Study minor. Following the enactment of Title IX in 1972, and decades of litigation, all organizations, including honorary societies were open to women. The Women's Commission also sought more equitable funding for women's sports. Today, UM is a diverse institution with an undergraduate enrollment that is 53% female, 28% Hispanic and 10% African-American.

From 1961 to 1968, UM leased buildings on its South Campus to serve as the covert headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency's JMWAVE operation against Fidel Castro's government in Cubamarker. In 1968, after Ramparts magazine exposed CIA operations on other campuses, JMWAVE was moved off the UM campus out of concern for embarrassing the university.

Henry King Stanford became UM's third president in 1962. The Stanford presidency saw increased emphasis on research, reorganization of administrative structure and construction of new facilities. Among the new research centers established were the Center for Advanced International Studies (1964), the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Evolution (1964), the Center for Theoretical Studies (1965), and the Institute for the Study of Aging (1975). Under Stanford, in 1965, UM began to recruit international students.In 1981, Edward T. Foote II became the school's fourth president. Under Foote's leadership, on campus student housing was converted into a system of residential colleges. In addition, Foote initiated a five-year $400 million fundraising campaign that began in 1984 and raised $517.5 million. UM's endowment grew almost tenfold during Foote’s tenure, from $47.4 million in 1981 to $465.2 million in 2000.

The old University of Miami "bar" logo, replaced in 2009.
Foote was succeeded by Donna Shalala, who assumed the UM presidency in 2001. Under Shalala, Miami has built new libraries, dormitories, symphony rehearsal halls, and classroom buildings. The university's academic quality and student quality also have improved as a result. During Shalala's leadership of the University of Miami, Miami hosted one of three nationally televised U.S. presidential debates of the 2004 U.S. Presidential election and endured the two-month 2006 custodial workers strike.

Starting in 2002, UM conducted a fundraising campaign titled "Momentum: The Campaign for the University of Miami" that ultimately raised $1.37 billion, the most money raised by any college in Florida . Of that amount, $854 million went to the medical campus. On November 30, 2007, UM acquired the Cedars Medical Center and renamed it the "University of Miami Hospital", giving the Miller School of Medicine an in-house teaching hospital rather than being merely affiliated with area hospitals.

In 2008-09, UM has responded to the economic slow down by: instituting a hiring freeze and reducing expenditures for travel, supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses; freezing employee salaries for the next academic year; and delaying almost all construction projects. UM's endowment lost more than a quarter of its value due to market declines and spending distributions. However, UM's endowment income represents less than 2% of its operating budget, which is far less than many of UM's peer institutions. Hence, the endowment losses will have only a $3 to $4 million budget impact.

Campus

Coral Gables campus

UM's main campus spans 260 acres (1 km²) in Coral Gablesmarker, located immediately south of the city of Miami. Most of the University of Miami's academic programs are located on the main campus in Coral Gables, which houses seven schools and two colleges including the University of Miami School of Law. The campus has over of building space valued at over $657 million. A few graduate and undergraduate programs are located off the Coral Gables campus. Several university satellite campuses are located off the primary campus, including the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (located on Virginia Keymarker in Biscayne Baymarker) and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (located at Jackson Memorial Medical Center in downtown Miami). Several other programs, including bilingual Continuing and International Education classes, are offered at the Koubek Center in Miami's Little Havanamarker, the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dademarker county.

The university also has a campus theater, the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre, which is used for student plays and musicals. The John C. Gifford Arboretum, a campus arboretum and botanical garden, is located on the northwest corner of the main campus in Coral Gables.

Student housing

UM residence halls Year built Room capacity
Apartment Area 1948 est. 500
Eaton Residential College 1954 400
Mahoney Residential College 1958 750
Pearson Residential College 1962 750
Hecht Residential College 1968 900
Stanford Residential College 1968 900
University Village 2006 800
Total 5,000 students
UM has five residential colleges, one apartment area and a University Village. Approximately 4,450 enrolled students live on campus, including 84% of new freshmen and 43% of all degree undergraduates.


Medical campus

The medical campus is located in the Health District near downtown Miami. It consists of 68 acres within the 153-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex. The medical center includes three University-owned hospitals: University of Miami Hospital, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital. The medical school is also affiliated with other hospitals on the medical campus: Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In 2006, UM opened the new 15-story Clinical Research Building, which accommodates researchers from a wide range of disciplines. The nine-story Biomedical Research Building, a facility houses the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, the Miami Institute for Human Genomics and will serve as a wet lab facility with office space for researchers. The facility is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. Plans are also underway to build a UM Life Science Park adjacent to the UM medical campus.

Virginia Key campus

In 1945, the county offered to give UM the land adjacent to the Miami Seaquariummarker in exchange for UM operating the aquarium. However, the aquarium construction was delayed when a bond referendum failed, so UM leased the land in 1951. In 1953, UM built classroom and lab buildings on a 16 acre (65,000 m²) campus on Virginia Keymarker in the City of Miami to house what became the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. Additional buildings were added in 1957, 1959 and 1965. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory is also nearby. From 1947 to 1959, the State of Florida funded the UM Marine Lab on Virginia Key until the State built a separate marine lab in St. Petersburg.

South Campus

In 1946, UM acquired the former Richmond Naval Air Stationmarker, in southwestern Miami, located south of the main campus in order to accommodate the post-war increase in students. For1946-1948, the South Campus provided housing, dining and recreational facilities and classrooms for about 1100 students, mainly freshmen. From 1948 to present it has been used as a research facility and storage area. Its six buildings provide to currently house: the Global Public Health Research Group, Miami Institute for Human Genomics, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory (for analysis of Driving Under the Influence (D.U.I.) motorist blood samples), and Microbiology & Immunology. In the 1960s, some of the buildings were leased to the Central Intelligence Agency. The South Campus Grove was a plot for agricultural research and horticultural studies that was established in 1948. For 20 years, UM used radioactive isotopes in biological research on the South Campus, and burried materials, included irradiated animals on the site. In August 2006, UM agreed to reimburse the Army Corps of Engineers $393,473 for clean-up costs under the Superfund law.

The Richmond campus is a site near South Campus that was formerly the United States Naval Observatorymarker Secondary National Time Standard Facility, which already had buildings and a 20M antenna used for Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI). The Rosenstiel School’s Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) and Richmond Satellite Operations Center (RSOC) have research facilities located on a portion of the new campus.

Sustainability

Since 2005, UM has a "Green U" initiative which includes LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for buildings and the use of biofuels by the campus bus fleet. UM established the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, to foster innovative interdisciplinary approaches to environmental management and decision-making. In 2008, UM replaced the chiller plant on its Virginia Key campus to improve its carbon footprint. UM is also planting Mangroves, sea grape trees, and other dune plants on Virginia Key to protect its sand dunes and to protect the campus from storm damage.UM received a "C+" grade on the 2009 College Sustainability Report Card and a "B-" for 2010for its environmental and sustainability initiatives.

Student body

University of Miami demographics
Ethnic enrollment, 2009 Undergraduates Graduates
African American 9% 8%
Asian American 9% 13%
Hispanic (of any race) 29% 22%
White 53% 56%
Total 100% 100%


There were 21,845 applications for the fall 2009 freshman class, with 9,700 accepted and 2,006 enrolled. The mean SAT scores and high school GPAs for entering freshmen were the highest ever. The yield rate (percentage of accepted students who chose to attend UM over other schools where they are also accepted) for New Freshmen was 21%, which was down from 2008 (24%). The 2009 yield rate for New Transfers was 43%. The 2009 freshman class came from: 39% Florida (with 18% Dade County and 7% Broward County); 49% outside Florida in the United States, and 12% foreign students.

In 2009, the average SAT score of UM's incoming freshmen class was 1285, which is a 10 point increase from last year and a 110 point rise since 2001. Forty percent of UM students ranked in the top 5% of their high school class.

, UM graduation rates had 64.1% graduating within 4 years, 75.1% graduating within 5 years, and 76.8% graduating within 6 years. Male student athletes have a 52% 4-year graduation rate, and 72% of female student athletes graduate within 4 years.


Academics

There are currently 2,348 full-time faculty members, 91% of the which hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. 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, the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities, and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Organization

UM is lead by a Board of Trustees, which holds two meetings each year. The Board has 48 elected members, 3 alumni representatives, 23 senior members, 4 national members, 6 ex-officio members, 14 emeriti members, and 1 student representative. Ex-officio members, who serve by virtue of their positions in the University, include the President of the University, the President and Immediate Past President of the Citizens Board, and the President, President-Elect, and Immediate Past President of the Alumni Association.

Since 1982, the Board has eleven visiting committees, which include both Trustees and outside experts, to help oversee the individual academic units. UM separates the honorary aspect frequently associated with Board service by having a separate Iron Arrow Honor Society, a highly selective honor organization for UM students, staff, faculty and alumni. Membership in the Iron Arrow Honor Society, rather than Trustee service, is considered the university's highest honor.

UM's President, currently Donna Shalala, is the university's chief executive officer with a salary of $783,420, and each academic unit is headed by a Dean.
2009-2010 Tuition
School Tuition Total Cost
Undergraduate $35,540 $52,044
Graduate School $26,640 $44,968
Law School $37,418 $54,022
Medical School (FL) $29,289
Medical School (non-FL) $38,504


Undergraduate & Graduate
Graduate only


In addition, UM also has a Division of Continuing and International Education and a program in Executive Education as part of the School of Business Administration.

The Graduate School does not have a separate faculty, but rather coordinates the faculties from the other schools and colleges with respect to master and doctorate degree program. A partnership with nearby Florida International Universitymarker also allow students from both schools to take graduate classes at either university, allowing graduate students to take a wider variety of courses.

On December 1, 2007, the University purchased the Cedars Medical Center and renamed it the University of Miami Hospital. The hospital is located in the Miami Health District, across the street from the Miller School campus and near Jackson Memorial Hospital, where UM faculty-physicians and students have been caring for patients for more than a half century.

The Department of Community Service, staffed by volunteer medical students and physicians from UM's Leonard M. School of Medicine, provides free medical and other community services in Miami and surrounding communities.

For the fiscal year ending May 2008, UM had $2,048,588,166 in total revenues and $1,992,907,677 in functional expenses with the excess going to endowment or other fund accounts.

Rankings

Other UM Rankings
CMUP Research Universities 78
USNWR Earth Sciences 43
USNWR Fine Arts 119
Wuhan International ESI 106


University

In the 2010 issue of U.S. News & World Report s "America's Best Colleges," the University of Miami was ranked in the top tier of all national universities, placing 50th. U.S. News s 2008 ranking of U.S. medical schools ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 52nd best medical school in the nation, while the School of Law ranked as the 71st best law school in the nation in the 2009 US News rankings.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities rates UM one of the world's top 200 academic institutions In Forbes Magazine s 2009 rankings of 600 undergraduate institutions, UM ranked 479th.

In the 2009 edition of Best 371 Colleges, The Princeton Review ranks UM one of the 141 "Best Southeastern Colleges" and ranks it first in the nation in its "Lots of Race/Class Interaction" category.

In addition to these overall rankings, University of Miami has been ranked in the fields of business, education, law, medicine, music, philosophy and other disciplines.

School of Business Administration

BusinessWeek includes the School of Business Administration in its ranking of 51 top U.S. undergraduate business programs in the nation, ranking it 50th. BusinessWeek also ranks UM's full time MBA program as being in its third tier (with 45 schools in the first two tiers.) In 2007, The Wall Street Journal, ranked the School of Business Administration 16th in its regional ranking category, based on interviews with corporate recruiters. The school did not place in the national or international ranking categories.

Fall freshman statistics
  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Applicants 21,845 21,774 19,807 19,031 18,810
Admits 9,700 8,411 7,527 7,704 8,678
% Admitted 44.4 38.6 38.0 40.4 46.1
This table does not account deferred

applications or other unique situations.


The Executive MBA (EMBA) program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration, in 2008, was ranked 33rd among all such programs in North and South America and 76th among all EMBA programs worldwide. The research ranking of the UM School of Business Administration, which is a measure of the caliber of its faculty, is ranked 31st among all programs worldwide.

The Financial Times ranks the University of Miami MBA program as 98th in MBA programs worldwide.

Other rankings

U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Education's graduate program as the 41st best in the nation and the Earth Sciences graduate program as the 43rd best such program in the nation.

According to the 2008 Philosophical Gourmet Report, UM has the 32nd best graduate program in philosophy in the nation.

The University of Miami reported that its business, law, and medical schools all hold top rankings in Hispanic Business magazine’s lists of top ten schools for Hispanics. The School of Business Administration ranks third on its list of top business schools in the nation, while the Miller School of Medicine ranks second on the list of all medical schools and UM’s School of Law ranks fifth in the nation among all law schools. The rankings are based on questionnaires sent in by the schools, reporting on enrollment, percentage of Hispanic faculty, the number of programs that recruit Hispanic students, retention rates, and student services.

Research

Sponsored research expenditures for fiscal year 2008 reached a record of more than $326 million. Those funds support over 5,000 graduate students and postdoctoral trainees. In Fiscal Year 2006, UM received $127 million in federal research funding, including $89.5 million from the Department of Health and Human Services and $16.7 million from the National Science Foundation. Of the $8.2 billion appropriated by Congress in 2009 as a part of the stimulus bill for research priorities of the National Institutes of Healthmarker, the Miller School received $40.5 million. In addition to research conducted in the individual academic schools and departments, Miami has the following University-wide research centers:
  • The Center for Hemispheric Policy
  • The Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies (ICCAS)
  • Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy
  • The Miami European Union Center
  • The Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies
  • John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics - has uncovered critical clues to the origins of diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration.
  • Center on Research and Education for Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE)
  • Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research


The Miller Medical School has more than 1,500 ongoing projects funded by more than $200 million in external grants and contracts to UM faculty. The medical campus includes more than of research space with plans underway to build the UM Life Science Park, which will add an additional two million square feet (190,000 m2) of space adjacent to the medical campus. The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis is a research center dedicated to research in the field of paralysis and spinal cord injury, with the eventual object of finding a cure for paralyzing injuries. Based at the Miller School of Medicine, it is considered a world leader in neurological injury research. The center was founded in 1985 by a research physician and three people who had dealt with spinal cord injuries. The center has have identified a family of genes that may control the ability of the optic nerve to regenerate. The Miller Medical School also developed the famous “Harvey” teaching mannikin that is able to recreate many of the physical findings of the cardiology examination, including palpation, auscultation, and electrocardiography.

As of 2008, the Rosenstiel School receives $50 million in annual external research funding. Laboratories at Virginia Key are equipped with state-of-the-art instruments including a salt-water wave tank, a five-tank Conditioning and Spawning Systems, multi-tank Aplysia Culture Laboratory, Controlled Corals Climate Tanks, and DNA analysis equipment. The Rosenstiel School’s research invertebrate museum houses one of the world's most extensive collections of invertebrate tropical marine life with 400,000 specimens. The Richmond Campus' Center of Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) provides the Rosenstiel School with a near-real-time satellite downlink. The Rosenstiel School also operates the Bimini Biological Field Station, an array of oceanographic high-frequency radar along the US east coast, and the Bermuda aerosol observatory. Since 1977, the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), a scientific partnership between UM and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been studing climate change, air-sea interactions and coastal ecology.

UM also owns and operates the Little Salt Springmarker that is an archaeological and paleontological site in North Port, Florida. It is a sinkhole feature of the karst topography of Florida. The numerous deep vents at the bottom of the sinkhole feed oxygen-depleted groundwater into it, producing an anoxic environment below a depth of about 3 m (9.8 ft). This fosters the preservation of Paleo-Indian and early Archaic artifacts and ecofacts, as well as fossil bones of the extinct megafauna once found in Florida.

Libraries

The Otto G. Richter Library, the University of Miami's main library, houses collections that serve the arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. It is a depository for federal and state government publications. Rare books, maps, manuscript collections, and the University of Miami Archives are housed in the Special Collections Division and in the Cuban Heritage Collection.

In addition to the Richter Library, the Libraries include facilities that support programs in architecture, business, marine science, and music:
  • Judi Prokop Newman Information Resources Center (Business)
  • Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library
  • Paul Buisson Reference Library (Architecture)
  • Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Library


The University also has specialized libraries for medicine and law:
  • Louis Calder Memorial Library (Medicine)
  • University of Miami Law Library


Within the Miller School of Medicine, there are two specialized departmental libraries for ophthalmology and psychiatry that are open to the public:
  • Mary and Edward Norton Library (Ophthalmology)
  • Pomerance Library (Psychiatry)


Combined holdings of the libraries include over 3.3 million volumes, 77,159 current serials titles, 67,894 electronic journals, 550,974 electronic books, 4 million microfroms, and 153,700 audio, film, video, and cartographic materials. The Libraries has a staff of 37 Librarians and 86 support staff.

Student life

The University is affiliated with 31 fraternities and sororities. Student organizations include service groups such as Amnesty International and Habitat for Humanity; religious-, ethnic- , and nationality-based affinity groups; professional and pre-professional organizations, including the Ad Group and American Society of Civil Engineers; hobby groups such as the Sailing Hurricanes and UM Film/Theater Club; and task-based groups such as the Ibis yearbook, UMTV, WVUMmarker-FM.

Since 1929, students have published The Miami Hurricane newspaper twice-weekly. The paper has been honored in the Associated Collegiate Press Hall of Fame.

UM has appointed individuals in the various departments to handle students' problems and complaints called "Troubleshooters." UM also has an Ombudsman to mediate complaints that cannot be resolved by the troubleshooters. Since 1986, UM has a Honor Code governing student conduct.

The University has a number of student honor societies, including the Iron Arrow Honor Society (which also inducts faculty, staff and alumni), and a chapter of Mortar Board. In 1959, the Order of Omega was founded at UM, and it remained a one-campus honorary until 1967. It is now a national honorary for fraternity and sorority members with a chapter continuing at UM.

Athletics

The distinctive "Split-U" logo of the University of Miami's athletic teams.
This logo has since been incorporated as an element of the new logo for the whole institution
The university fields 15 athletic teams. Men's teams compete in football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, tennis, and track and field. Women's teams compete in basketball, cross-country, diving, golf, rowing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.

The university's sports teams are nicknamed the Hurricanes and compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The football program was named national champion five times (1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, and 2001.) The football team was named in the AP Top 25 frequently during the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s and many players are drafted into the NFL each year.


Beginning with the 2008 season, the University of Miami began playing its home football games at LandShark Stadiummarker (recently renamed from Dolphin Stadium) in Miami Gardensmarker. The university signed a 25-year contract to play there through 2033. A smaller facility, Cobb Stadiummarker, is located on the University of Miami campus and is used by the university's women's soccer and men's and women's track and field teams. UM's men's and women's basketball teams play their home games at BankUnited Centermarker on the Coral Gables campus.

Notable UM people

See also



References

  1. http://www6.miami.edu/research/10oct2002.pdf Retrieved 2009-11-21
  2. Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2008..
  3. Chapter list Retrieved 2009-09-09.


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