The University of Miami
is a private university
in the city of Coral Gables
in metropolitan Miami, Florida
. The university is well-known for marine biology
, and music
. It has a student body of over 15,000.
The university was founded in 1926, when a major hurricane hit the area. For this reason, the university adopted the moniker "Hurricanes" for its athletic programs.
The university has been very successful in major collegiate sports winning five national championships in American football, and four in baseball.
Its president is Donna Shalala.
See also: Miami University in Ohio