A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond. The University of Miami was recently named No. 38 in the U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” issue – the highest ranking of all Florida schools. UM is a Division I institution and a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and sponsors 18 varsity teams. The Hurricanes have won 22 team national titles, including five in football and four in baseball.