'Canes in the Community

A United Effort

Nearly 400 freshmen from the School of Business Administration rolled up their sleeves and dedicated a September Saturday to beautifying a number of…

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A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

Led by President Donna E. Shalala, the University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. In 2012, U.S.News & World Report ranked UM No. 44 in its “Best Colleges” listings, the fourth year in a row it has been among the top 50, and it continued to be the highest ranked school in Florida. U.S. News also cited several of its programs in “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”

Established in 1925 during the region’s famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in $360 million in research and sponsored program expenditures a year. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct dozens of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology.