The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. UM is a major research university engaged in more than $330 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. The marine science and pre-med programs are standouts at University of Miami, but a “strong undergraduate focus” means that no matter the major, “career development is great” and has “amazing opportunities that are not available anywhere else.”
Located in Coral Gables, the University of Miami offers “the best balance between social life and academics.” The “caring and renowned faculty” at UM are “insightful and have years of professional experience in the fields they teach.” They are “very willing to meet during office hours and are “engaging and force students to think critically when learning,” and “get very involved in helping the students with advising and internships/job opportunities.” The networking opportunities also happen to be “second-to-none.” “You are more than confident that you are going to get a job in your desired field when you graduate,” says a senior broadcast journalism major.
Students are pretty blunt about their love of the University of Miami: “It quite literally is a paradise.” Palm trees surrounding a vast lake at the heart of campus, an amazing wellness center, and a brand new student activities center are just a few of the school’s beloved attributes, and “students proudly wear green and orange and participate in many school events.” Greek life doesn’t run the campus, but “it’s apparent.* Concerts are also very popular, and “involvement in club and intramural sports is significant.”