Colleges & Universities
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
The University of Miami was the site of the
first U.S. presidential debate in 2004.
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
- Adrian Dominican compassion and attention to social
- Floridian warmth and international, metropolitan
- 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
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
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.