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At the University of Miami (the U), your education is distinctly your own. We give you the freedom to draw from academic offerings spanning 11 schools and colleges and customize your learning with the topics you care about most. We invite you to explore the cultures, ideas, and opportunities that prepare you for success in a career that reflects your passions.
U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I • C O R A L G A B L E S , F L O R I D A est. 1925 #1 HIGHEST RANKED IN FLORIDA AND #48 IN THE NATION BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT 2015 EDITION 2 | UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 11 SCHOOLS & COLLEGES 180+ MAJORS & PROGRAMS 3,040 FACULTY 10,000 UNDERGRADUATE 5,000 GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL 4,300 12:1 FULL-TIME DEGREESEEKING STUDENTS FROM 50 STATES & 121 COUNTRIES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS LIVE ON CAMPUS STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO 12% ASIAN/ 3% TWO OR MORE RACES PACIFIC ISLANDER CONTENTS 5 Why Choose the U? 49% 8% BLACK WHITE UNDERGRADUATE RACE & ETHNICITY* 14% 27% HISPANIC INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 7 Majors & Programs 8 Cognates Program 1 0 Schools & Colleges 16 Programs of Distinction 18 Undergraduate Research 51% 49% 81% GRADUATION RATE FRESHMAN TO SOPHOMORE RETURN RATE 93% 20 Intersections of Culture 22 After the Diploma 26 Residential Life 28 Embracing Involvement 30 Local Action, Global Impact 3 2 We Bleed Orange & Green 3 4 City of Miami 3 6 Beyond the Beach 3 9 Apply 4 0 Scholarships 41 Financial Assistance 4 2 Connect with the U *Percentages exclude unknowns and may not total 100 due to rounding. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 3 4 | UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI BECAUSE YOU’RE AN ASPIRING SCHOLAR and a champion of change. Because your end goal is to make a difference — in bottom lines, skylines, bylines. Because you demand the flexibility to chart your own path of learning guided by your passions. An education from the University of Miami is a transformative experience. We educate leaders, problem-solvers, and agents of change. Here, students from all over the world come together to engage in rigorous intellectual interchange. Is this the right place for you? Peel back the layers to discover the academic opportunities and culture found only at the U. AT THE CENTER OF CAMPUS, the Otto G. Richter Library is the largest of the University of Miami’s ten libraries. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 5 “FROM UM’S EXTRAORDINARY LEARNING OPTIONS, YOU CAN CRAFT AN EDUCATION THAT DISPLAYS YOUR DISTINCTIVE INTERESTS AND STRENGTHS.” DR. WILLIAM GREEN, Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education, focuses on enhancing the learning experience at UM. He designed and teaches the Books That Matter seminar for Foote Fellows (page 16) and is responsible for University-wide undergraduate learning resources, such as the Toppel Career Center, The Launch Pad (page 24), the Office of Academic Enhancement, the Office of Community and Civic Engagement, and study abroad programs (page 20). He is a professor of Religious Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies. 6 | UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI MAJORS & PROGRAMS* Study what you love right away. None of that waiting two years to get down to business. Our students are admitted directly to their major. miami.edu/majors School of Architecture (portfolio review required) Architecture College of Arts & Sciences Don’t see your major? Explore your options. miami.edu/ independent Africana Studies American Studies Anthropology Art A.B. (B.A.) »» Art History »» Studio Art Art B.F.A. (portfolio review required) »» Ceramics »» Graphic Design/Multimedia »» Painting »» Photography/Digital Imaging »» Printmaking »» Sculpture Biochemistry Biochemistry and Nutrition Biology Chemistry Classics Computer Science Criminology Economics Ecosystem Science and Policy English French Geography and Regional Studies Geological Sciences German History Independent Major International Studies Judaic Studies Latin American Studies Mathematics Medical Anthropology Microbiology & Immunology Neuroscience Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Professional Preparation »» Pre-Dentistry »» Pre-Law »» Pre-Medicine »» Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Religion and Health Care Religious Studies Sociology Spanish Theatre Arts A.B. (B.A.) Theatre Arts B.F.A. (audition/portfolio review required) »» Acting »» Design/Technical Production »» Musical Theatre »» Stage Management »» Theatre Management Women’s & Gender Studies School of Business Administration Accounting Business Analytics Business Technology Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Global Business Studies Health Sector Management and Policy Human Resource Management International Finance and Marketing Legal Studies Management Marketing Real Estate School of Communication Advertising »» Creative »» General »» Management Broadcast Journalism Communication Studies »» General »» Intercultural »» Organizational »» Public Advocacy Electronic Media Journalism Media Management Motion Pictures »» Business »» Critical Studies »» General »» Production »» Screenwriting Public Relations School of Education & Human Development Athletic Training Elementary/Exceptional Student Education Exercise Physiology Human and Social Development »» Community and Program Development »» Human and Social Development Studies »» Individual and Relational Development Secondary Education Sport Administration College of Engineering Aerospace Engineering Architectural Engineering Biomedical Engineering »» Biomaterials and Tissue »» Electrical »» Mechanical »» Pre-Medical Civil Engineering Computer Engineering »» Computer Engineering »» Software Engineering Electrical Engineering »» Audio Engineering »» Electrical Engineering Engineering Science Environmental Engineering Industrial Engineering »» Engineering Management »» Manufacturing Engineering »» Pre-Medical Mechanical Engineering Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Marine Affairs Marine Science/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Marine Science/Biology Marine Science/Chemistry Marine Science/Computer Science Marine Science/Geological Sciences Marine Science/Mathematics Marine Science/Microbiology and Immunology Marine Science/Physics Meteorology Meteorology/Marine Science Meteorology/Mathematics Frost School of Music (audition required for all music majors) Bachelor of Arts Major »» Music (with an outside minor or double major) Bachelor of Music Majors »» Composition »» Commercial Music and Production »» Music Business and Entertainment Industries »» Music Education »» Music Therapy »» Performance: Instrumental, Keyboard or Vocal »» Studio Music & Jazz: Instrumental or Vocal Bachelor of Science »» Music Engineering Technology School of Nursing & Health Studies Bachelor of Science in Health Science »» Health Science General »» Health Science Management and Policy »» Pre-Pharmacy »» Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelor of Science in Nursing »» Accelerated B.S.N. (open to transfer students only) »» R.N. to B.S.N. (open to transfer students only) »» Traditional B.S.N. Bachelor of Science in Public Health Bachelor of Science in Public Health 4+1 Continuing Studies General Studies—B.G.S. DUAL-DEGREE PROGRAMS offer fast-track routes to advanced degrees. miami.edu/dualdegree Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Exercise Physiology Latin American Studies Law Marine Geology Medicine *Subject to change. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 7 cog·nate /’käg,nāt/ a set of three interrelated courses that focus on a topic, theme, discipline, problem, or question. YOUR EDUCATION BELONGS TO YOU COGNATES ARE A MATTER OF CHOICE. The Cognates Program gives you the flexibility to choose coherent foundations of learning that reflect your individual strengths, curiosities, passions, and goals. Your learning matters most when it matters to you. miami.edu/ug/cognates Students must complete at least three cognates, one in each of the traditional areas of knowledge: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), People and Society, and Arts and Humanities. One of the three is within your major (or minor). The other two may be selected from a list of more than 200 cognates. With an advisor’s help, you decide which are most relevant to you. And because cognates span all of 8 | UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI UM’s nine undergraduate schools and colleges (some even include courses from the Miller School of Medicine and the School of Law), the entire University is open to you! With faculty advice and approval, you can even design and propose a cognate. Such unmatched flexibility allows you to make connections across realms of study. It means your passions drive your learning to create an education that is broad, deep, and distinctly you. “COGNATES CREATE OPPORTUNITIES TO FOCUS ON SUBJECTS IMPORTANT TO ME, MAKING ME A MORE WELL-ROUNDED INDIVIDUAL.” REED McDONOUGH METEOROLOGY AND BROADCAST JOURNALISM MAJOR CLASS OF 2017 In Practice The Cognates Program gives Reed McDonough the flexibility to pursue majors in both Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism. Here’s a quick look at courses from his three cognates. STEM: In his Climate and Global Change course, Reed is learning to make sense of global climate change science and policy. The course reviews massive climate reorganizations of the distant past, evidence for ongoing climate change and its causes, and the most recent projections. With scientific understanding as a foundation, Reed and his classmates debate realistic solutions. People and Society: Reed’s second major, Broadcast Journalism, fulfills his People and Society cognate requirement. In his Fundamentals of Newsgathering course, he is developing skills to gather, analyze, and organize information and clearly present the most pertinent facts for dissemination through multiple media outlets. Arts and Humanities: For his Programming, Design, and Visualization cognate, Reed is taking a Visual Design course that explores the principles of design, typography, color theory, usability, and interactivity. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 9 Schools + Colleges School of Architecture College of Arts and Sciences The School of Architecture’s rigorous curriculum is rooted in the historical and theoretical framework at the core of intelligent and thoughtful design. Our students learn about the latest trends, techniques, and tools from faculty who are active practitioners and leaders in their fields. After completion of the core curriculum, which emphasizes both hand drawing and digital media, students have the opportunity to study abroad and the freedom to explore a variety of aspects of research and practice: health care design, urban design, design build, historic preservation, furniture making, interior design, sustainable design, computational design, and more. Whether designing a public promenade on Miami’s waterfront district or using drones to map an informal city in Colombia, students dig into real-world learning and community service activities steered by a philosophy of learning from and investing in the world around us. With 21 departments and eight interdisciplinary programs, the College of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in areas as diverse as biology, English, psychology, political science, philosophy, theatre arts, and much more. Our full-time faculty includes editors of prominent journals, fellows of professional societies, prizewinning creative writers, government consultants, and members of international research advisory boards. We take a holistic approach — crossing disciplines to tackle the world’s most pressing problems. From their first semester, students work with faculty in more than 150 labs and pursue their own intellectual curiosities. Art students exhibit their work in a dedicated gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. Aspiring chemists work in a nanofabrication facility. Students do everything from protecting sea turtles in the U.S. Virgin Islands to studying the perception of black America among the people of Ghana. We believe a successful business strategy is driven by ethical practices and social responsibility. That’s why all entering School of Business Administration students take F.I.R.S.T. (Freshman Integrity, Responsibility, and Success through Teamwork) Step in their first semester. The course presents students with a multitude of challenges that affect businesses globally and develops in them the teamwork skills and mindset necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic business environment. Strategic partnerships with industry leaders provide real-world problem-solving experiences that advance students’ career opportunities. Apply what you learn in a truly metropolitan city through internships with Fortune 100 companies such as Apple, Citigroup, and Procter & Gamble. If you’re ready to start a new venture, put initiatives into practice, volunteer, and get involved, then you’ve found the right place. arc.miami.edu as.miami.edu bus.miami.edu 10 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I School of Business Administration “INNOVATION AND NEW IDEAS FIND SUPPORT HERE. THERE’S AN OPENNESS TO TRYING SOMETHING NEW.” What do the Dalai Lama, U.S. Army, and Arianna Huffington have in common? They have all partnered with DR. AMISHI JHA on mindfulness. A pioneer in the developing field of contemplative neuroscience, Dr. Jha probes the ancient wisdoms of mindfulness as a tool to optimize attention and resilience. In her lab, undergraduate and graduate researchers work shoulder to shoulder investigating mindfulness as a low-cost, accessible, and portable tool to make brains healthier. At UM, Dr. Jha is part of a community of bold scholars exploring topics at the frontiers of knowledge. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 11 UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS + COLLEGES School of Communication Find your voice in a place that blends innovation and real-world experience to equip you to tell the stories that impact the world around you. School of Communication faculty members are Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, and Academy Award winners who list top television news outlets, websites, movie studios, ad agencies, PR firms, and magazines on their resumes. Acquire the skills to reach worldwide audiences through voice, visual, print, and multimedia platforms. Whatever your passion, get involved right here on campus with the award-winning, student-run UMTV, WVUM radio, and Miami Hurricane newspaper, as well as Distraction and Scientifica magazines. Our students have toted cameras and notepads to regions like Haiti, Sierra Leone, India, Greece, and Guatemala and are sought after for high-profile internships at organizations such as the Associated Press, NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, HBO, and more. School of Education and Human Development Well-being is at the core of the School of Education and Human Development’s mission. Professors in the School are internationally known in the education, psychology, and health fields. Teaching and Education majors are mentored by UM professors and veteran Miami-Dade County Public School teachers. Kinesiology and Sport Sciences majors conduct research in cardiovascular function, muscle strength and power, and biochemistry. Educational and Psychological Studies students play an active role in on-site research and implementation of interventions. Undergraduate students in our Athletic Training program complete 1,000 hours of clinical rotations over the course of their four years. Our students participate in more than 30 outreach and research-based projects in South Florida that promote healthy, connected communities. education.miami.edu com.miami.edu College of Engineering The College of Engineering is renowned for its research efforts in health care and technobiology, informatics, risk management, and sustainable and smart systems. Our Structures and Materials Lab is one of only 20 ISO-certified labs in the U.S. The College is recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity (female enrollment is 27 percent — eight percent higher than the national average). Freshmen are matched with peer counselors who ensure they have the tools to succeed. Learn the value of teamwork, engage in collaborative research grants with faculty, and participate in outreach groups such as Engineers Without Borders. Our Career Services Center provides internship placement and career advice exclusively to engineering students. Every field of engineering exists in South Florida, so students find abundant internship opportunities right in their own backyard. coe.miami.edu PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL School of Law The School of Law provides a rigorous foundation in the intellectual underpinnings of law, a profound understanding of the global dimensions of contemporary practice, and a solid 12 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I preparation for a successful career. With renowned faculty and more than 250 courses, seminars, and specialized short courses offered annually, Miami Law provides the thorough understanding necessary to practice successfully in a range of areas, including environmental, criminal, business and taxation, public interest, and international law. The School’s Dual-Degree Program for undergraduates allows for completion of a bachelor’s and J.D. degree in six years. law.miami.edu “WE ENCOURAGE CROSSING DISCIPLINES TO COLLABORATE FOR THE GREATER GOOD.” Biomechanics. Artificial neural networks. Robotics. What do all of these have to do with elementary education? Ask DR. MOATAZ ELTOUKHY (Industrial Engineering alum, Ph.D. 2011). His Sports Medicine and Motion Analysis lab (which includes undergraduate students) bridges the gap between education and technology through a variety of projects. Working with local public schools, Dr. Eltoukhy developed a curriculum that uses sophisticated humanoid robots to educate elementary-age children about fitness and nutrition. His robots are also used to awaken kids’ interest in STEM through computer science and robotics. In partnership with the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Dr. Eltoukhy’s dream project incorporates robots into therapy aimed at improving joint attention in children on the autism spectrum. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 13 “WE SELECT STUDENTS AS MUCH BY HEART AS WE DO BY TALENT AND INTELLECT.” After more than 30 years working with the likes of the Royal Philharmonic, Renée Fleming, Pharrell Williams, and Gloria Estefan, our Grammy-nominated DEAN SHELTON G. BERG knows a thing or two about the music biz. Drawing upon his industry experience, Dean Berg has led the Frost School of Music in developing the world’s most innovative music curriculum, where students gain the broad range of skills needed for a career in today’s music profession. The Frost School of Music has torn down the walls between traditional disciplines so students can design the nuanced education that’s right for them. Are you a classical musician with a mind for music engineering? Or a jazz musician who also wants to perform in the orchestra? Here, we’ll help you find your unique path. 14 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS + COLLEGES Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science From sharks to sediment, corals to climate — discoveries about marine life and earth science are made every day at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, the only subtropical oceanographic institute of its kind in the continental United States. Our location provides year-round access to a unique marine environment. Among other opportunities, undergraduates conduct shark tagging and DNA testing, track ocean acidification, investigate climate change, and evaluate the effects of oil spills. From marine science and geology to broadcast journalism and meteorology, the School encourages a broad education that crosses disciplines. Working directly with faculty, they also conduct research for course credit under the supervision of leading scientists. rsmas.miami.edu Frost School of Music School of Nursing and Health Studies Students at the Frost School of Music benefit from the most comprehensive music education in the country. Our groundbreaking experiential curriculum integrates performance, theory, history, ear training, and composition in smallgroup sessions with intensive music technology and entrepreneurship training. Each year, dozens of master classes provide students remarkable insight into the professional arena. Frost students learn early that music is a business of relationships, and collaborating with others amplifies their work and impact. As part of a supportive community that includes classical to contemporary musicians, performers and composers deepen their artistry in 50+ ensembles that are among the nation’s best and enjoy access to state-of-the-art recording facilities. Music business majors cut their teeth at student-run enterprises, and music engineering technology majors dive into complex audio app development. An innovator in global health care education, the School of Nursing and Health Studies provides students with a range of degree options. Faculty members are internationally recognized health care educators and scientists. You’ll take learning beyond the classroom, from participating in cuttingedge simulated health care scenarios in our state-of-the-art International Academy for Clinical Simulation and Research to gaining real-world experience in 250+ clinical practice and community practicum sites throughout South Florida. Observe firsthand the health care systems of other countries and cultures via our School’s expanding network of international exchange partners. Our program is first in Florida and 18th nationwide for NIH funding among nursing schools, which translates into a wealth of research opportunities. Join a community that sets the standard for excellence in health care education. music.miami.edu sonhs.miami.edu PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL Miller School of Medicine Dedicated to biomedical research, the education of future physicians, and breakthrough clinical care, the Miller School is at the forefront of health care innovation. Ranked 45th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report 2016 edition, and home to renowned institutions such as the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and many others, the School affords undergraduates a wide array of research opportunities. The Dual-Degree Program in Medicine allows undergraduates to earn both a bachelor’s and M.D. degree in seven or eight years. UHealth physicians will provide medical care on the Coral Gables campus at a new facility opening in 2016. med.miami.edu MIAMI.EDU/UG | 15 Programs Distinction of Foote Fellows Honors Program The Foote Fellows Honors Program is a community of students who excelled in high school both in and out of the classroom through academic performance and leadership in extracurricular activities. Fellows enjoy unmatched academic freedom â€” a sort of all-access pass to explore distinctive educational resources. They are exempt from general education requirements, which allows them more time to pursue additional majors or minors, study abroad, and still have time to make a difference on campus. Fellows are invited to exclusive seminars, lectures, and networking events. As a bonus, students get to move in to the residential colleges early as freshmen. By invitation only. miami.edu/footefellows da Vinci PRISM Plus One Scholarship Program Inspired by the original Renaissance man, the da Vinci program provides opportunities for students to reflect on questions of human values, ethics, and aesthetics. Through courses that would have appealed to Leonardo himself, students explore the interdisciplinary connections among the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. By invitation only. The Advanced Program for Integrated Science and Math (PRISM) gives exceptional freshmen a strong grounding in the natural sciences. PRISM scholars benefit from taking advanced courses in their first year at UM. Whether unraveling the human genome or predicting climate change, tomorrowâ€™s scientists must be able to pair a firm foundation in science and mathematics with the ability to make creative connections across disciplines. By invitation only. For students looking to enrich and expand their education and pursue learning for its own sake, the Plus One Scholarship Program offers a tuition-free extra year or semester. (Study abroad, anyone?) Plus One gives students additional time to delve into subjects that interest them. Application required as a current student. miami.edu/davinci miami.edu/prism 16 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I miami.edu/plusone “THE FOOTE FELLOWS HONORS PROGRAM GAVE ME THE FREEDOM TO EXPLORE.” Thanks to the Foote Fellows Honors Program, ISHTPREET SINGH (Class of 2016) can triple-major in Biology, Political Science, and Economics, and minor in Chemistry, Health Sector Management, and Business Administration and still have time to be involved. An active member of the Multiethnic Greek Council, Homecoming Executive Committee, President’s 100, UGenerations, and a proud Orientation Fellow (we could go on), Ishtpreet is the newly elected Vice President of Student Government. Giving a fresh voice to student interests, he is implementing new initiatives to effect positive change for the University community as a whole. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 17 PUT KNOWLEDGE INTO PRACTICE alongside faculty who shape what is known. Our Office of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach pairs students with faculty for projects ranging from research opportunities to volunteer experiences. Exploring topics as diverse as genomics, the humanities, climate change, and cancer, our students make major contributions as early as freshman year. miami.edu/ugr “IT BOILS DOWN TO THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD: MAKE AN OBSERVATION; IDENTIFY A PROBLEM; FIND A SOLUTION.” DEDICAT CREATIV “ THE RESEARCH HAS TAUGHT ME HOW MUCH ECONOMICS AND POLICY HAVE A DIRECT IMPACT ON PEOPLE’S LIVES.” PAOLA BARRIOS MARTINEZ KATRINA ENOCH BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 ECONOMICS AND HISTORY MAJOR CLASS OF 2017 Starting in her freshman year, Paola worked alongside Dr. Claudia Rodrigues on research projects at UM’s Miller School of Medicine Stem Cell Institute. Their research on cardiac stem cells and the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetes patients has led to contributions to two manuscripts under preparation as well as presenting at a national industry conference, credentials that will set Paola apart from the crowd when applying for medical school. Under the guidance of Dr. Ortigueira Silva, Foote Fellow and da Vinci scholar Katrina is researching the economic efficiency of welfare policy. By analyzing indexes and variables from national data, she and Dr. Silva are working to identify relevant data on which to base further investigation. Katrina hopes to disprove popular narratives about welfare programs to show that they are, in fact, beneficial to the community. 18 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I TED RESEARCHERS, VE PROBLEM-SOLVERS “THE MORE RESULTS YOU GATHER, YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU’RE DOING HAS A GREATER PURPOSE. IT’S FULFILLING.” “AT THE END OF THE DAY, I AM LEARNING A PROCESS, I AM LEARNING A MINDSET, AND I AM GATHERING A WAY TO THINK.” NANTAMBU FENTRESS DANIEL MOUBAYED BIOLOGY MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 BUSINESS LAW AND ACCOUNTING MAJOR CLASS OF 2016 Varsity football defensive back Nantambu worked with a small team led by Dr. Zhongmin Lu to track the development of the auditory system of mutant albino zebra fish. The group took images of the structures responsible for hearing and balance, which were used to investigate abnormalities that may arise later in development. His experience as an undergraduate researcher prepared him for the demands of medical school. Foote Fellow and Hammond Scholar Daniel began his research with Dr. Patricia Abril in his freshman year. They are investigating the legal implications and legislation surrounding social media and private life. This developing area of law has many unanswered questions, and Daniel has learned how to dissect and build arguments. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 19 Low-down on the Lowe Established in 1950, the on-campus Lowe Art Museum was the first art museum in South Florida. Today, it is home to a 17,500-object collection with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art, reflecting our diverse cultural heritage. The Lowe has been designated a major cultural institution by the state of Florida. miami.edu/lowe Intersections of Culture HERE, DIVERSITY IS A REALITY. The U is Global Ties a vibrant community of intersecting arts, cultures, religions, languages, viewpoints, and bodies of knowledge. No matter who you are today or who you want to become, you’ll be a valued member of our global community. The Council of International Students and Organizations (COISO) promotes integration, cultural exchange, and social activities for all ’Canes (and is a great way to get to know students from more than 120 countries). Each spring semester, COISO celebrates International Week, the group’s oldest and most popular tradition. Throughout the week, international students and organizations share their culture with the broader University community. Study Abroad Speaking in Tongues Broaden your perspective. Every year, hundreds of ’Canes immerse themselves in the culture of another country by studying abroad. The University partners with more than 85 schools in 40+ countries. UM on Location programs, including UCape Town, UGalapagos, and URome, are designed and taught by UM faculty and coordinated by our staff, which means you don’t have to worry about transferring credits, and your financial assistance goes with you! Interested in learning a language not taught at the University? The Directed Independent Language Study (DILS) program matches students with a native speaker to learn a language (and its culture) through active conversation. Students have used DILS to master everything from indigenous Central American languages to European, Asian, and African tongues. Application required. miami.edu/studyabroad 20 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I as.miami.edu/dils miami.edu/coiso La Influencia Cubana The influence of Cuban culture on South Florida extends far beyond Calle Ocho. The internationally renowned Cuban Heritage Collection, inside the Richter Library, is the largest and most comprehensive research collection on Cuba and the Cuban diaspora outside of the island. The collection regularly hosts researchers and supports learning and outreach. library.miami.edu/chc Religious Life The University of Miami recognizes that religion and spirituality are integral to many students’ lives. Seven religious centers located on or near campus and 10 ministries with fulltime staff focused on UM provide ample opportunities for services as well as dialogues, discussions, and symposiums. ’Canes also come together in studentrun organizations like JAM (Jews and Muslims), which aims to bridge the divide fostered by society on campus and throughout Greater Miami, promoting understanding and respect toward all faiths. “I STUDIED ABROAD THANKS TO A FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP. IT WAS THE MOST EXHILARATING AND EXCITING THING I HAVE EVER DONE. IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING!” Hammond Scholar BRIANA SCOTT (Class of 2016) never thought she’d be able to study abroad. Last summer, though, the unimaginable became a reality, and Briana spent three weeks studying Contemporary Theatre and Culture in London. The stay was made possible thanks to funding from the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship she was able to secure with the assistance of the Office of Academic Enhancement. Briana’s plans this summer are no less impressive. The Accounting and Visual Journalism double major will intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers (one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For) to further develop the skills necessary for her success in the business world. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 21 AFTER the DIPLOM “I LEARNED HOW TO BRING TOGETHER DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES AND ENGAGE MY TEAM TO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING GREATER THAN OURSELVES.” NAWARA ALAWA (Class of 2013) is a first-year M.D./M.P.H. student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. A double major in Microbiology & Immunology and Religious Studies with a minor in Chemistry, Nawara explored immunology and cancer as an undergraduate researcher. As President of Student Government, she and her team proposed the Plus One Scholarship Program (page 16), established a Spring Semester Kick-Off, and represented students during construction of the new food court and Shalala Student Center. These experiences sharpened her leadership and communication skills and cemented the philosophy of her future career as a doctor and public health practitioner: whatever the task at hand, teamwork and collaboration are the way to get there. 22 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I “ MY GOAL IS TO BE IN A POSITION TO ENSURE A QUALITY EDUCATION IS PROVIDED TO EVERY CHILD REGARDLESS OF RACE OR SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS.” With majors in Africana Studies and Political Science, and minors in Education and Philosophy, MISCHAEL CETOUTE (Class of 2015) hopes to leverage his knowledge to right the wrongs of inequality. His time in the classroom with the Office of Civic and Community Engagement’s Southridge Partnership (page 30) and as a Summer Teaching Fellow with Uncommon Schools further underscored the work needed to correct inequality in the school system. Interning with Florida Senator Dwight Bullard gave Mischael his first taste of reforming education through policy. This year, he joins Teach for America in NYC and will attend Columbia University. Fiercely committed and prepared, Mischael will advocate for underrepresented populations long after graduation. MA NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE HEADED after graduation, a University of Miami education prepares you to pursue your passion and succeed. With a focus on experiential learning through research, internships, and student organizations, you’ll gain practical experience that will prove invaluable. “MY DREAM JOB IS ONE WHERE I CAN BE ACTIVELY ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS WORK. I LIKE TO SEE THE IMPACT OF THE WORK I’M DOING.” Foote Fellow ELAINE GOLDEN (Class of 2015) always knew she wanted to be on the front line of U.S. diplomacy and policy. As a major in International Studies and Mathematics, Elaine was influenced by mentors at UM who solidified her desire to join the Foreign Service. Awarded the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious Pickering Fellowship, she’ll pursue her dream job as a Foreign Service Officer upon finishing her Master in Public Affairs at Princeton University. UM has given Elaine the leadership skills and training not just to do well, but to do good. From her involvement with the Butler Center for Service and Leadership (page 30) to local internships with U.S. Southern Command, the Department of State, and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Elaine graduated with the tools to realize her dreams. “ I’M INTERESTED IN THE BLEND OF FOR-PROFIT AND NONPROFIT AND HOW BUSINESS CAN BE USED AS A FORCE FOR SOCIAL GOOD.” When searching for her first job after graduation, AMY HALPERN’S (Class of 2015) number one priority was securing a position with a socially responsible company. Internship experiences showed her how partnerships between companies and nonprofit organizations could be mutually beneficial. Amy first connected with Nielsen, the global market research and consumer behavior titan, at a career fair organized by our Toppel Career Center (page 24). From their Chicago office, she works as a Professional Services Analyst and is a part of Nielsen’s ongoing commitment to social good — from implementing new initiatives to providing insight and consultation for nonprofits. On-campus leadership experiences taught her that the best time to prove your commitment to excellence is when you step into a new role. UM prepared her to take that step. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 23 THE TOPPEL CAREER CENTER assists students with graduate school applications, career development and assessment, crafting a killer resume, and much more. Toppel brings top companies and organizations such as Google, H&M, NBCUniversal, and the Peace Corps, to recruit students. Making a Mark FROM ADVOCACY TO ARCHITECTURE, ’Cane alumni are making significant contributions as global leaders, entrepreneurs, and agents of change. miami.edu/toppel 4,000+ MOCK INTERVIEWS & ADVISING SESSIONS 2,800+ 1,000+ RESUME CRITIQUES EMPLOYERS BROUGHT TO RECRUIT STUDENTS $50K MEDIAN SALARY SIX MONTHS AFTER GRADUATION THE LAUNCH PAD’S mission is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all UM students and alumni. It offers experiential learning, guidance and support, and access to the South Florida business community. thelaunchpad.org 3,600+ STUDENTS AND ALUMNI HAVE USED THE LAUNCH PAD 2,000+ 200+ IDEAS FOR VENTURES SUBMITTED STARTUP AND EARLY STAGE COMPANIES 24 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I “ALL THE JOBS THAT I’VE HAD, I’VE GOTTEN THROUGH THE NETWORK OF ’CANES. IT’S A GREAT COMMUNITY!” As an active member of our campus community, RACHEL PAPEIKA (B.S. Biomedical Engineering, ’05; M.S. Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ’09; J.D. ’08) learned how to ask the right questions, have an open mind, and navigate large, complex institutions. In addition to her knowledge of engineering, these lessons have served her well as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she pores over patent applications that represent the dreams of inventors and entrepreneurs. Rachel points to the one-on-one attention she received from the University during trying times, ensuring she didn’t slip through the cracks, as a transformative experience that instilled in her the importance of looking out for others. “AS AN UNDERGRAD, I WAS ENTRENCHED IN THE STUDENT CENTER ALMOST 24 HOURS A DAY. KNOWING THE IMPORTANCE MADE DESIGNING THE SHALALA STUDENT CENTER VERY EXCITING!” WILLIAM LAI (B. Arch., ’99), Project Manager and Architect for international firm Arquitectonica, led the design and approvals of our Shalala Student Center. Thanks to a solid foundation in the base principles of architecture and the leadership skills he sharpened as Editor-in-Chief of the Ibis Yearbook, he established his own design firm, Dynamica, in 2008. Will’s most notable projects include some of Miami’s most recognizable buildings such as ICON Brickell and Marina Blue. “I CREDIT MY TIME AT THE U FOR MOLDING ME INTO THE EDUCATOR I AM TODAY.” Internationally renowned spokesperson and advocate for change LAUREN BOOK has spent the last eight years sharing her story and tirelessly working to prevent childhood sexual abuse and help survivors heal. Featured on hundreds of news outlets, including ABC News, CNN, and Newsweek, the double alum (B.A. Elementary Education and Creative Writing, ’08; M.S.Ed. Community and Social Change, ’12) and author of two best-selling books, founded and leads Lauren’s Kids. The nonprofit works to create a world where the exploitation of children is not tolerated. Throughout her years of service to survivors of abuse, Lauren has passed numerous Florida laws to protect victims and end the cycle. She is one of 42 million survivors in the United States today. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 25 #CaneLife HOUSING AT UM is much more than a place to crash after a long day. Unlike traditional dorms, our residential colleges are places to learn and grow. Living on campus gives you the full university experience. You’ll get to know your ’Cane family at seminars, concerts, lectures, sporting events, movie nights, and ice cream socials held in your own backyard. Count on the live-in faculty and student affairs team to be there with you every step of the way, ensuring your academic success and personal development. For your first two semesters at the U, you’ll find your home away from home in the Towers (Hecht or Stanford) or Eaton Residential Colleges. Floors at the Towers are single-gender with double-occupancy rooms, and Eaton offers co-ed floors with suite-style rooms. You may also opt to live in special interest 26 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I housing. Organized around specific themes, such as Outdoor Adventures, Pre-Health Science, or Community Service, you’ll bond over shared passions with a built-in community of peers. It’s no wonder many juniors and seniors choose to stay on campus in apartment-style housing. miami.edu/housing e Food for Thought Designed with variety and special dietary needs in mind, our two dining halls serve a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even brunch on the weekends! Tight on time? Drop by the convenience store, food carts and trucks, or one of the many on-campus eateries, including Einstein Bros. Bagel, Jamba Juice, Lime Fresh Mexican Grill, Starbucks, Subway, and Sushi Maki. miami.edu/dining Crisscrossing Campus and Beyond Getting around campus is easy. The free, University-run shuttle stops at convenient locations across campus and local hot spots on weekends. Stroll, bike, or longboard your way through our picturesque pathways. Venturing farther? Catch the Metrorail or Metrobus directly across from campus. We reinforce a sense of security with escort and patrol services by our very own police department 24/7, 365 days a year. miami.edu/parking Strong Mind and Body Rep’ Where You Stay We know the importance of responsible lifestyle choices that strengthen mind and body. Break a sweat at the Herbert Wellness Center’s state-of-the-art facilities, that include a double-sized Olympic pool, a track, basketball courts, a spa, and saunas. More than just a gym, the Center offers training to enhance your overall well-being. Classes include yoga, pilates, cycling, kickboxing, and cooking, as well as personal training services. Tapping into your competitive spirit is not only accepted, it’s encouraged. With bragging rights on the line, Sports Fest is a decades-old rivalry of the highest degree between the residential colleges (and commuter students, too!). Students represent their residential college in a series of sporting events from canoe racing to dodgeball to Mario Kart. miami.edu/wellness MIAMI.EDU/UG | 27 (left) Electric Kingdom Live, WVUM’s longest-running weekly radio program, has been on the air for 20 years. (top right) Carnival by Hurricane Productions, that brought over 210 events to campus last year. EMBRACING INVOLVEMENT (bottom right) Members of the United Black Students compete in the Alma Mater Finals during Homecoming. >> 28 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I AT UM, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. Twice a year, involvement fairs encourage ’Canes to play an active role on campus and in their community. Whether you’re motivated to gain experience, hone valuable skills, or make connections, get involved and choose from hundreds of student organizations. Groups include academic societies, service organizations, student government, special interest and leadership groups, Greek life, award-winning publications, and more. Student organizations are created and run by students, so if you don’t find one that interests you, start one! miami.edu/involved Student organizations and activities are a training ground for intellectual, professional, and social development. Members apply knowledge acquired in class to new situations and come together to work toward a common goal. In organizations such as Hurricane Productions — the source for campus entertainment — students collaborate to produce large-scale on-campus events, including movie screenings, concerts, and carnivals. Born to lead? Every organization needs a leader. Our students understand that leadership is a process rather than a position. Positive change agents, such as those in Student Government, work together to move the University forward, never losing sight of their mission to represent the campus community. In recognition of the contributions diversity brings, more than 30 cultural organizations support ongoing inclusion on campus and beyond. Organizations such as the Federación de Estudiantes Cubanos, United Black Students, and the Chinese Student and Scholar Association welcome students from all backgrounds and prepare them to serve and lead as citizens in a global society. No matter the activity, student organizations are where many ’Canes form the bonds that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s the storm-chasing club, video games club, Greek life, Salsa Craze, or UPride, we trust that you’ll find your niche. The Frost School of Music Band of the Hour is one of the most spirited organizations on campus and is made up of students from all fields of study. >> ’Canes raise their voice in a number of student-run media outlets. The Miami Hurricane, our awardwinning newspaper, tackles the tough topics and current events most relevant to students. For 88 years, the Ibis Yearbook has been documenting the student experience. WVUM 90.5 The Voice’s programming features an ever-expanding and meticulously curated music selection. Our Emmy Award-winning cable TV station UMTV produces programming such as newscasts (in English and Spanish!), sports shows, and comedy programs. Distraction Magazine provides lifestyle and cultural insight to keep you in the loop. “A LOT OF PEOPLE GO OUT AND INTERN FOR NEWS OUTLETS, BUT HAVING FREE REIN OVER YOUR OWN IS SUPER COOL. I CAN SAY I HAVE BEEN THE MANAGING NEWS EDITOR FOR A NEWSPAPER WHILE IN SCHOOL.” ERIKA GLASS BROADCAST JOURNALISM MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 Erika is now pursuing her master’s in Journalism at Columbia University. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 29 LOCAL ACTION, GLOBAL IMPACT AT UM, social responsibility, advocacy, and sustainability are more than just buzz words. Students show a commitment to inclusion and social justice as they apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to make an impact in their community. THE BUTLER CENTER FOR SERVICE AND LEADERSHIP develops student leadership potential and serves as a catalyst in developing and connecting students who cultivate positive social change within their communities as engaged citizens. miami.edu/ leadandserve THE OFFICE OF CIVIC AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT develops new and enhances existing courses that integrate community engagement and partnership into the curriculum. The Office also creates initiatives that bring together disciplines to promote positive social change through shared community-based projects. miami.edu/civic 30 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I Alternative Breaks engage students in their local and national communities. The student-run organization coordinates trips across the country every fall and spring break to address a variety of social justice issues, including racism, poverty, neighborhood revitalization, and refugee resettlement. Through the Hyperion Council, business majors donate their time and skills to help local entrepreneurs map out strategic business and marketing plans. Communication students who are up for a challenge take part in the 25-hour advertising rollercoaster that is PhilADthropy, an event that aims to meet the advertising needs of local nonprofits. Passionate students fundraise to provide children whose parents battled cancer a free, weeklong adventure at Camp Kesem Miami. The camp serves as a place for kids to be kids and connect with others on a similar journey. Across the board, ’Canes are committed to creating an environment of inclusion — a safe space for all. Students raised their voice in support of social justice at events like A World Without Discrimination, where representatives from Cuba, Israel, Colombia, and Venezuela spoke about human rights and the importance of discussing inequality in a global context. They’ve organized events such as a #BlackLivesMatter “die-in” aimed at drawing attention to the systemic pattern of anti-black law enforcement violence. They raised awareness about sexual violence with Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Students are frequently inspired by the wisdom of leaders such as actress and LGBTQ advocate Laverne Cox, who spoke to a packed house on bullying and transgender acceptance. Green initiatives are also at the forefront. Architecture majors dreamt up The Green Dream, a project to transform a shipping container into an aquaponic greenhouse/art space. With support from the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, Take Back the Tap encourages choosing tap over bottled water and advocates for the basic human right of access to clean, affordable water. With so many opportunities available, take a cue from these engaged ’Canes and start making a difference as soon as you get to campus. >> Mikayla Farr poses with actress Laverne Cox during the LGBTQ advocate’s visit to campus. >> Students participate in Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence. >> Students stage a ��€œdie-inâ€? in support of #BlackLives Matter. >> Architecture majors Smitha Vasan and Mary Wissinger show off plans for The Green Dream, their shipping container turned greenhouse/ art space. >> Natasha Koermer, Ryan Durga, and Randall Seenandan of the Take Back the Tap initiative educate students on issues of water waste. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 31 >> WE BLEED ORANG Sebastian and the Hurricanes football team. >> Students, staff, and faculty watch fireworks on the shores of Lake Osceola. AS YOU STEP FOOT ON CAMPUS, you hold your chin high, your heart pounds with pride, and your hands throw up the U. No matter where you’re from or how far you’ve traveled, you’ll be a part of a richly diverse and proud family — the ’Cane family. From mascots (Sebastian and The Maniac) to hand signals (the U and Four Fingers) to landmarks (U Statue and The Rock), UM has a wealth of traditions. Here are just a few: 32 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I Homecoming is our annual family reunion. Students and alumni chant, sing, serve, and share in this unbelievable experience. This weekend, it truly is all about the U. After a boat-burning that symbolizes our spirit and enthusiasm before the big game, the celebration continues with the singing of the alma mater and a striking fireworks display. Iconic Lake Osceola is, in many ways, the heart of our campus. To celebrate Earth Day, the ’Cane family comes together for Hug the Lake, joining hands around the lake to show respect for the environment. GE & GREEN Members of Iron Arrow in the Homecoming parade. Twice a year, the steady beat of a drum can be heard meandering throughout campus. This signifies the Iron Arrow Honor Society “tapping in” new members — the highest honor students, faculty, and staff can attain since the University’s founding. To say that we have a winning athletics program would be an understatement. Our 21 team national championships and 77 individual championships will make you proud to be a Miami Hurricane. From bowl games to Sweet 16, world series to ACC Tournaments, cheer on the ’Canes as they take to the hardwood at the BankUnited Center, swing for the fences at Mark Light Field (aka The Lights), and hit the gridiron at Sun Life Stadium. Whether it’s football or volleyball, soccer or track and field, students enjoy free admission to all home games. hurricanesports.com Be prepared to join Sebastian the Ibis (one of the most famous mascots in college sports) in a C-A-N-E-S spell-out cheer. At the U, we bleed orange and green! “I FELT SO PROUD AT HOMECOMING! I SAT ALONG THE LAKE, WATCHING EVERYBODY OUT THERE TOGETHER, AND IT REALLY FELT LIKE A COMMUNITY. IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER. BIGGER THAN A TEAM; BIGGER THAN ANYTHING I’VE EVER FELT BEFORE. IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE A PART OF THE ’CANE FAMILY.” ANGEL TURNER PUBLIC HEALTH MAJOR CLASS OF 2018 MIAMI.EDU/UG | 33 “MIAMI IS SUCH AN ECLECTIC PLACE. I’VE INTERNED WITH POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND AT A MUSEUM. THERE ARE SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPLORE YOUR INTERESTS!” “EVERY TIME I SEE PALM TREES, MY HEART SKIPS A BEAT. I LOVE MIAMI. THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO.” ISHTPREET SINGH BIOLOGY, ECONOMICS, AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR CLASS OF 2016 “MIAMI IS A HIDDEN GEM — A REALLY COOL AND THRIVING PLACE. THE ARTS AND CULTURE ARE TAKING ON A NEW IDENTITY. IT’S AN EXCITING TIME TO BE IN MIAMI.” ERIKA GLASS BROADCAST JOURNALISM MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 KATRINA ENOCH ECONOMICS AND HISTORY MAJOR CLASS OF 2017 THE SUN SETS BEHIND Downtown Miami, a center of international business and government. CITY OF M I A M I 34 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I “MIAMI HAS SO MANY INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. I WAS ABLE TO GET A GOOD MIX OF EXPERIENCES.” ELAINE GOLDEN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND MATHEMATICS MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 “PEOPLE COME TO VISIT AND SAY THIS IS THE MOST EXCITING CITY IN THE COUNTRY. MIAMI IS A CITY OF DIVERSITY YET INCLUSION. THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN’T BE A PART OF. OUR STUDENTS ENJOY A MYRIAD OF OPPORTUNITIES HERE.” “MIAMI IS A PLACE OF EXPLOSIVE GROWTH WHERE YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THAT CHANGE.” MISCHAEL CETOUTE AFRICANA STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE MAJOR CLASS OF 2015 DEAN SHELTON G. BERG FROST SCHOOL OF MUSIC FEW PLACES IN THE WORLD have it all, but Miami comes close. Our city affords students a broad range of opportunities. ’Canes benefit from real-world experiences in government, nonprofit organizations, multinational corporations, and everything in between. Study in a location that prepares you for tomorrow’s global community. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 35 BEYOND the BEACH THERE IS THE MIAMI you know from TV and vacations. And then there’s the real Miami. From historic to contemporary, there’s something to enjoy for everyone under the sun. Beyond the extraordinary blend of colors, cultures, and opportunities, you’d be hard pressed to find a city as diverse as Miami. So, welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Byen venu! Here’s a taste of what our location has to offer. MAKE YOUR WAY TO WYNWOOD WALLS, where the world’s top artists have transformed warehouse exteriors into an open-air museum. Pictured are mammoth works by international art world darlings Swoon (left) and Miss Van. 36 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I CULTURE FOOD PARKS & REC. SPORTS Pioneers such as the Coral Gables Playhouse, independent Books and Books, and a core group of private art collections set the stage for the explosive growth of Miami’s cultural scene. These days there are more cultural happenings in Miami than you can keep track of. Throughout the year, Miamians pack venues for festivals dedicated to visual art, poetry, books, food, music, and history. When there isn’t a big event, mainstays like the internationally renowned Perez Art Museum Miami and the Ancient Spanish Monastery reflect our multicultural identity. You don’t get a reputation as a melting pot without having the food to show for it. Miami’s world-class culinary culture draws on Latin, French, Asian, and local roots but is unafraid to take your taste buds on an adventure. In Miami, fine dining is not limited to fivestar restaurants. You’re just as likely to find Instagramworthy eats at a gourmet food truck or the momand-pop neighborhood staple. Beyond the entree, Miamians take their coffee very seriously. For a quick pick-me-up, grab a cafecito from Versailles restaurant’s walk-up window or a handcrafted cup of joe from Panther Coffee. Beautiful sights in Miami are not hard to find. But walking through the gardens of the 18th-century Italianstyle Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Coconut Grove is an experience that will take your breath away. Hot Miami afternoons are perfect spent swimming through the cool waters of the Venetian Pool’s limestone quarries and grottos in Coral Gables. And those seeking to commune with nature can take a short trek out to Everglades National Park, Oleta River State Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, or one of the many other year-round outdoor attractions. In addition to ’Cane athletics, South Florida’s professional sports teams are #winning. Feel the electricity as the Miami Heat chase another championship ring. Visit the young, up-and-coming Miami Marlins at the stateof-the-art Marlins Park. Cheer on the long-standing Miami Dolphins alongside legions of loyal Dolfans. Ice hockey in South Florida? We’ve got that too, with the Florida Panthers. Wherever your loyalties lie, feel the force of our vibrant sports town. MIAMI.EDU/UG | 37 A UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI EDUCATION is defined by flexibility and opportunity. Your time here will inspire you, shape you, and broaden your horizons. Venture beyond the classroom walls to labs, studios, concert halls, student organizations, and internships. Partner with faculty experts continuously expanding the frontiers of knowledge. Join a student body that is passionate, aware, and striving to be catalysts for change. Lead while collaborating with a network that includes artists, activists, and astronauts. Let diversity enhance your learning and foster a deep appreciation for the unknown. All in a city like you â€” young, vibrant, and ever-evolving. Ready to take the next step? miami.edu/apply 38 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I Apply Apply via the Common Application. For complete instructions, visit miami.edu/apply. INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS Application Options EARLY DECISION I (EDI) is our early, binding application option for applicants who are committed to attending UM if admitted. EDI applicants will receive admission decisions and estimated financial aid awards in late December. Deadline: November 1 The minimum eligibility requirements for applicants from certain countries can be found at miami.edu/ admission/country. EARLY ACTION (EA) is our early, non-binding application option. EA applicants will receive admission decisions in mid-January. Deadline: November 1 Applicants attending high school outside of the United States are not required to and should NOT submit SAT/ACT scores for consideration. EARLY DECISION II (EDII) is our additional binding application option for applicants who are committed to attending UM if admitted but need more time to apply. EDII applicants will receive admission decisions and estimated financial aid awards in mid-February. Deadline: January 1 REGULAR DECISION (RD) is our final deadline. RD applicants will receive admission decisions by mid-April. Deadline: January 1 Conditional Admission may be offered to academically qualified students who are unable to take the TOEFL/IELTS or whose TOEFL/IELTS score does not satisfy the minimum requirement with the condition that they successfully complete Level Five of the University of Miami Intensive English Program (IEP). Special Programs Supplemental applications, materials, and instructions for Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Fine Arts Programs in Art and Theatre Arts, and the Frost School of Music can be found at miami.edu/applyspecial. Candidates for Dual-Degree Programs must submit all materials by November 1. miami.edu/dualdegree The Intensive English Program prepares international students to enter a university in the U.S. by providing instruction in English language and academic study skills, and helping students adapt to university life and American culture. miami.edu/iep Transfer Applicants UM accepts transfer students from all regionally accredited institutions at all levels, with no minimum transfer credit requirement. Applications may be accepted after the priority date until the transfer class is full. miami.edu/transfer Fall Priority Date: March 1 Spring Priority Date: November 1 FRESHMAN CLASS PROFILE 31,608 APPLICANTS 2,076 INCOMING CLASS ENROLLED STUDENT MID-RANGE TEST SCORES 38% ADMIT RATE 25th Percentile 1220 < 28 75th Percentile SAT > < ACT > 1420 AAVERAGE GPA 32 M I A M I . E D U/A P P LY | 39 Scholarships The University awards scholarships to incoming students based on their academic achievements. To be considered for an academic scholarship, students must complete and submit an undergraduate application for admission. Some Premier Scholarships require a separate application. miami.edu/scholarships $35,536 Premier Scholarships AVERAGE FINANCIAL AID PACKAGE OF FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME FRESHMEN WHO RECEIVED AID STAMPS LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP The University’s most selective and prestigious academic scholarship award includes the full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend. Students must apply by the Early Decision I or Early Action option (November 1) to qualify. No separate application is required. miami.edu/stamps $29,028 ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER SCHOLARSHIP One of the University’s most selective academic scholarship awards includes full tuition each year for four years of undergraduate study and five years for Bachelor of Architecture students. No separate application is required. miami.edu/singer GEORGE W. JENKINS SCHOLARSHIP* This scholarship awards the full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend and is open only to residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. An additional application is required. miami.edu/jenkins RONALD A. HAMMOND SCHOLARSHIP* This full-tuition scholarship recognizes outstanding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence, commitment to diversity, and community service experience. UM awards the scholarship to selected students. An additional application is required. miami.edu/hammond Other Academic Scholarships PRESIDENT’S SCHOLARSHIP Students considered for President’s Scholarships have shown significant academic achievement. Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn the highest grades, and present either SAT or ACT scores that place them at the top of our applicant pool. Awards range from $8,000 to $28,000 annually. No separate application is required. ’CANES ACHIEVEMENT AWARD* This merit-based award recognizes students’ significant accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom. Awards range from $4,000 to $16,000 annually. No separate application is required. FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP* This scholarship is awarded to Florida residents by the Florida Department of Education, and students must apply through their high school if currently attending a Florida high school. floridastudentfinancialaid.org *Scholarship is offered only to admitted U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 40 | U N I V E R S I T Y O F M I A M I AVERAGE NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT AWARD OF FIRST-TIME, FULL-TIME FRESHMEN WHO RECEIVED AID 99.8% OF FRESHMEN DETERMINED TO HAVE NEED WERE AWARDED AID Financial Assistance We work with families to make a University of Miami education attainable. To be considered for all types of need-based financial assistance, you must submit both the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).* (Students who wish to receive Pell Grants or federal direct loans only must complete the FAFSA.) 2015–2016 ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE Get your financial aid questions answered at miami.financialaidtv.com. Tuition & Fees $45,724 Housing & Meals $12,908 For more information on how to apply for financial assistance, visit miami.edu/osfae. 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Part-time employment provides valuable learning experience and helps students with their educational expenses. The Office’s award-winning Miami Commitment Program provides select students with job opportunities where they will acquire and sharpen skills to enhance their career development. Participants benefit from personal advising and resources to prepare them for summer employment in their hometowns. miami.edu/osfae *Need-based financial assistance is offered only to admitted U.S. citizens and permanent residents. M I A M I . E D U/A P P LY | 41 CONNECT WITH THE U Go to miami.edu/ug for information on majors, financial aid, life as a â€™Cane, and the nitty gritty on how to apply. Join our mailing list at miami.edu/mailinglist. Follow umadmission on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 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