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 12 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 â€œBest Collegesâ€ 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 â€œAmerica's Best Graduate Schools.â€