The University of Miami (UM) is a private independant research university in Florida. As of 2015, the university enrolls 17,000 students in 12 separate colleges/schools, 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 focused on the study of oceanography and atmospheric sciences on Virginia Key, with research facilities are at the Richmond Facility in southern Miami-Dade County.
The University of Miami is known as a research institution and research opportunities begin at the undergraduate level. Annual campus events include the Cannes Film Festival which showcases student produced movies and Sportsfest - three days residence hall teams competition. Undergraduates are also known for upholding school spirit with sustainable traditions.
In the 2016-2017 U.S. News and World Report study of colleges and universities UM is ranked the 44th best national university in the United States.
Alumni of the University of Miami are prominent people such are entertainers, actors and musicians, athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and the Olympic Games, chief executive officers of various companies, former Mayors of Miami and scientists. Dwayne Douglas Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, Raymond Allen "Ray" Liotta, Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone have also graduated the UM.
U.S. News's ranking of U.S. medical schools 2016-2017 ranked the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine as the 44th best national medical school for research and US News Universities Ranking ranked the School of Law as the 60th best law school in the nation.
The UM has a very high selectivity of students: only 38% of those who apply are accepted.
Located in Southern Florida, the University of Miami is an ideal place for students who love the outdoors. With popular spots like South Beach, the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park nearby, students have plenty of opportunities for water sports, hiking and sunbathing. Downtown Miami which is also next to the school is a thriving sport’ and cultural center.
UM’s main campus in Coral Gables has 0.97 km2 and over 5.7 million square feet of buildings, located at the south 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.