By the fall of 1926, when the first class of 646 full-time 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 kept afloat. The collapse in South Florida was a mere prelude to a national economic depression.
The University of Miami’s 11 schools and colleges offer a wide variety of experiences to students. There are more than 180 undergraduate majors and programs; graduate students have access to a wide range of fields with an emphasis on research.
Whether on our picturesque Coral Gables campus, in the pioneering laboratories at our medical school, or at our world-class marine and atmospheric science hub on Biscayne Bay, our diverse community of scholars and students is bettering the world in every discipline, from architecture to marine zoology. With 11 colleges and schools, dozens of centers and institutes, and more than $309 million in sponsored research, the U is a research powerhouse.
The University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse community focused on education and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. We embrace and embody an inclusive culture where faculty and staff feel valued and have the opportunity to add value, making the U a great place to pursue your passions and grow your career.
The Office of Student Services (OSS) supports the mission of the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) and works closely with current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students to assist them through all aspects of their University of Miami experience. OSS empowers students to take charge of their education by educating them about their academic requirements, connecting them with their on-campus resources, and encouraging them to plan for graduation and beyond so that they may participate fully in the future of nursing, public health, and health sciences as well-rounded, culturally-competent individuals.
Student Housing for Student Success: Through intentional engagement with resident students, HRL focuses its efforts on developing students both personally and professionally throughout their time on campus. By living on campus, students are footsteps away from a variety of academic, cultural and social experiences that are hard to get elsewhere.
The University of Miami Libraries hold over 3 million volumes and provide access to over 74,000 electronic and print serials. The Otto G. Richter Library, the largest library in the system, houses collections to serve disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
Over 60 computer labs are located throughout campus. UM is an equity member of the Florida LambdaRail, providing 10Gbps connectivity throughout the state and to the National LambdaRail. Secured and guest wireless networks on the 3 main campuses complement the extensive wired network.
The Student Health Service provides primary care clinical services and specialty services such as women's health, travel visits and allergy injections. Students may choose to be seen on a drop in basis, however we encourage students to make an on-line appointment.
The University of Miami has three campuses on more than 400 acres in Miami-Dade County locations stretching from Coral Gables and the city of Miami to South Dade.
• Coral Gables
• Miller School Campus
• Rosenstiel School Campus
The Miami Hurricanes are part of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference and field 17 varsity sports. The University of Miami’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is dedicated to developing and supporting its more than 400 student-athletes in their efforts to achieve personal, academic, and athletic excellence.
The Young Alumni Leadership Council (YALC) is an invitation-only, national group of the University of Miami's young alumni leaders, nominated and selected to serve the University on behalf of the Young Alumni Program. It fosters the active involvement of young alumni in support of the University of Miami and the UM Alumni Association.
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