Archive for March, 2012

University of Miami

The University of Miami’s main campus is located on 260-acres in the City of Coral Gables, a suburb just south of Miami. Also known as The City Beautiful, Coral Gables boasts a vibrant business and cultural community set in a tropical, Mediterranean environment.

Today, the University of Miami is the largest, most comprehensive private research university in the southeastern United States with a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. Nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from every state and more than 140 nations around the world call UM home during the academic semesters. The University has grown from its main location in the City of Coral Gables to the Medical campus located in Downtown Miami, the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, the John J. Koubek Center in Little Havana, the James L. Knight Center in Downtown Miami, and the South and Richmond campuses in southwest Miami-Dade county. With more than 9,400 full- and part-time faculty and staff, UM is the second largest private employer in Miami-Dade County.

The University of Miami has become a mecca of cultural and social activities – from the Lowe Art Museum to the Cosford Cinema, from the Gusman Concert Hall to Jerry Herman Ring Theatre. UM has theatres, museums, galleries, an arboretum, and a new convocation and basketball arena, that are among the best in South Florida.

Florida International University

FIU, Miami’s public research university, is one of America’s most dynamic institutions of higher learning. Since opening in 1972, FIU has achieved many benchmarks of excellence that have taken other universities over a century to reach. FIU has a nationally renowned faculty known for their outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research; students from throughout the U.S. and more than 130 foreign countries; and its alumni have risen to prominence in every field and are a testament to the University’s academic excellence. The University offers more than 190 baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 19 colleges and schools.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked FIU among the top 100 public national universities. FIU has been recognized as one of the top 10 public commuter universities in nation by Money. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine ranked FIU as the country’s 18th best value in public higher education. The University is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most distinguished academic honor society. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and is ranked by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, the highest ranking in its classification system. Sponsored research funding from external sources was $64 million in 2000-01; over the past 10 years, this funding has increased more than 400 percent.

Florida Atlantic University

Built on a rich tradition as a teaching university with a respected faculty, FAU is earning a reputation as a top research institution in areas ranging from biomedicine and biotechnology to ocean engineering and coastline security.

This research will lead to the next generation of medical cures and technological advancements, all of which builds the local economy. With more than $90 million per year in research activity, FAU is classified as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

A truly engaged university is one that builds a two-way street between the campus and the community. FAU is committed to connecting local business, government and nonprofits to the faculty, staff and students.

People from every walk of life find a place at FAU. Students choose from more than 170 degree programs, faculty researchers utilize more than 40 research centers and the community engages hundreds of cultural and educational events every year.

Florida Gulf Coast University

Vision

Florida Gulf Coast University will achieve national prominence in undergraduate education with expanding recognition for selected graduate programs.

Mission

Established on the verge of the 21st century, Florida Gulf Coast University infuses the strengths of the traditional public university with innovation and learning-centered spirit, its chief aim being to fulfill the academic, cultural, social, and career expectations of its constituents.

Outstanding faculty uphold challenging academic standards and balance research, scholarly activities, and service expectations with their central responsibilities of teaching and mentoring. Through these efforts, the faculty and University transform students’ lives and the southwest Florida region.

Florida Gulf Coast University continuously pursues academic excellence, practices and promotes environmental sustainability, embraces diversity, nurtures community partnerships, values public service, encourages civic responsibility, cultivates habits of lifelong learning, and keeps the advancement of knowledge and pursuit of truth as noble ideals at the heart of the university’s purpose.

Eckerd College

Eckerd College, the only private national liberal arts college in Florida, is located on a waterfront setting in St. Petersburg. Outstanding faculty, committed to teaching and mentoring, have developed innovative educational programs – attracting students of all ages from a rich international diversity of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Eckerd students are engaged in their education through small classes, independent and collaborative research, internships, study abroad, volunteer service and campus activities. The mission of the College is to assist students to develop a disciplined intellect, trained imagination, and a motivation to lead.

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