Colleges & Universities In Miami

Miami is a popular choice for students pursuing their degree. The many top-rated colleges and universities available, combined with the warm temperatures and the beauty of the sea make Miami hard to beat. The city is heavy in tourism, which opens the doors of opportunity for students seeking work while they are in school.

We will show you some of the top schools to consider. However, we urge you to do your own research. There is much more opportunity than this article can address. Chances are good that there is a choice that fits your needs in this great city.

University of Miami

Of course, University of Miami is our number one pick. But it is not because it is named for the city. The University of Miami is a much-loved school. It is an international university and has a diverse student body from around the world. You are sure to have a unique experience as you are introduced to so many interesting people.

UM is a well-maintained and beautiful campus. The trails that surround the university make for great running or walking trails and there is a man-made lake on site. The seaside city draws a lot of young people and the college steps up to meet the demand. Social events are plentiful and there is a group or club for virtually any activity you are into.

This is a private university and financial aid is available. The acceptance rate is just under 40%.  They offer a wide range of programs including graduate and undergraduate programs.

Florida International University

FIU is a public university that spans 2 major campuses. This university is student based and focuses on giving the student the experience they desire. Florida International University offers 190 bachelor’s and master’s degrees and doctoral programs. FIU is the only public university in Miami, FL that offers this many degrees. They are versatile and offer full educational programs online for those who require it.

FIU is very active in sports and there is a wide range of activities to participate in.  The mascot is the FIU golden panther and the loyalty to the teams is unrivaled. The opportunity for women in sports at the university is even more versatile than the men’s programs. Anything from football to golf is represented in FIU.

Nova Southeastern University

This university is small and personalized. The campus is beautiful and the faculty is most helpful. It is a private nonprofit university.

NSU is the place to go if you want to avoid overcrowded classes, teachers who are fully accredited, and great graduate programs. The student body is diverse and the students participate in the research of their chosen field. While this is not the largest university in the area, it has the highest ratings for the educational experience it provides.

This article cannot begin to tell you of all the colleges and universities in the area and the vast programs they offer students. It is safe to say that there is no field of study that is not provided in Miami, FL. From your bachelor’s degree to obtaining your Ph.D., you will find the right college and university for you.

By: Jed Kurzban

Medical malpractice attorney Jed Kurzban graduated from the University of Alabama in 1992 and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Kurzban is happily married and the father of two.