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The University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private university in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida. The university is ranked among the top academic institutions in the southeastern United States and is well-known for its nationally-ranked programs in business, medicine, marine biology, and music. It has a student body of over 15,000.

The university was founded in 1925, prior to when a major hurricane struck the area. For this reason, the university adopted the moniker "Hurricanes" for its athletic programs. Its colors are orange, green and white, representing the different parts of the orange blossom tree.

Its current president is former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala.

The university's Iron Arrow Honor Society is one of the most selective and prestigious student honors of any major U.S. university or college.

The university has been very successful in major collegiate sports, winning five national championships in American football and four in baseball. UM is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and its traditional rivals include the Seminoles of the Florida State University and the Gators of the University of Florida.

The University of Miami was the site of the first U.S. presidential debate in 2004.

Barry University

About Barry (from www.barry.edu)

Why should you consider Barry University? Here are just a few of the reasons:

  • Quality academics combined with hands-on career preparation
  • Adrian Dominican compassion and attention to social justice
  • Floridian warmth and international, metropolitan vitality
  • Diversity of ages, cultures, faiths, and perspectives
  • Personalized and purposeful approach to education
  • Encouragement to reach your potential and to make a difference in the world

At Barry University , you will find outstanding programs in adult and continuing education, arts and sciences, business, communication, education, graduate medical sciences, human performance and leisure sciences, law, natural and health sciences, nursing, psychology, social work and theology. You will find a community of scholars dedicated to teaching. You will find dance and theater performances as well as art and photography exhibitions, often free and open to the community. You will find various services like our Podiatric Clinics, our Primary Care Nursing Centers, our Family Enrichment Center, and the Academy for Better Communities.

We invite you to browse further and find out if Barry University is where you belong.

In this section, you can get an overview of our student population, athletics and campus life. You can click to a page that allows you to select your academic area of interest and, from there, obtain more specific information on your program(s). Information on our regional accreditation as well as professional accreditations for specific academic programs can also be found here.

Founded in 1940, the University is sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Adrian, Michigan, and is governed by an independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees.

Florida International University (FIU)

Florida International University (FIU) is a state-run university in Miami-Dade County, Florida, well-known for its creative writing, hospitality management, international business, and management information systems programs.

Although state senator Ernest 'Cap' Graham proposed a state university in Miami as early as 1943, the legislature did not approve the project until 1965. The university's main campus, University Park, was built on the site of the old Tamiami Airport, and opened its doors in 1972. A second campus was opened on Biscayne Bay in north Miami in 1977.

FIU is the largest university in the Miami region, with over 34,000 students and a budget of over $400 million. It offers programs through the doctoral level. In 2002, FIU also opened the first public law school in South Florida.

The National Hurricane Center is located at the University Park campus.

FIU is a member of the NCAA, and the Sun Belt Conference. It fielded its first American football team in 2002. Their colors are dark blue and gold, and their nickname is the "Golden Panthers".

Florida Memorial College

Florida Memorial College is an historically black college in Miami, Florida. It was the result of a merger of the Florida Baptist Institute of Live Oak, Florida and the Florida Baptist Academy of Jacksonville, Florida, in 1941. It was at first called the Florida Normal and Industral Memorial College, but became Florida Memorial College in 1963 and moved to Miami in 1968.


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