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About South Florida

The University of Miami's main campus is located in the city of Coral Gables, which is within unincorporated Miami-Dade County. UM students take advantage of the world-famous climate and attractions that make South Florida such a unique place to live and learn. Enthusiasts of sports, arts and the subtropical environment will all find something within driving distance of the University. Below is just a taste of South Florida.

While recruiting at the University of Miami, why not take the opportunity to explore the city of Miami and take advantage of its cultural offerings, Welcome to Miami, Miami Cultural Arts.

Everglades National Park, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, Miami Seaquarium, Museum of Science, Parrot Jungle and Gardens and the award-winning Miami MetroZoo are just a few of the attractions in South Florida.

Arts and Culture
Music, theater and art buffs are never at a loss for things to do. The Miami City Ballet, Florida Philharmonic and the New World Symphony Orchestra all call Miami home. Art museums including UM's own Lowe Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum and the more than 100 art galleries in Coral Gables and Miami Beach makes South Florida an art-lovers haven. The many concert venues makes South Florida a stop on nearly all of the major concert tours.

Outdoor and Spectator Sports
With more than 40 golf courses, 500 public parks and thousands of miles of paths for biking, running or walking and the miles of beaches, South Florida is truly an outdoor lover's paradise. For sports addicts, South Florida is home to a professional sports team for all of the major sports. The NFL's Miami Dolphins, NBA's Miami Heat, baseball's Florida Marlins, hockey's Florida Panthers and the Miami SOL of the women's national basketball association all play their home games in South Florida. Other sporting events come to South Florida on a yearly basis, including major golf tournaments such as The Honda Classic, NASCAR and Indy racing at the Miami Homestead-Miami Speedway, and championship tennis at the Sony Ericsson Open. And for a local flavor, try the area's pari-mutuels – greyhound and horse racing and jai-alai.

With our ethnic and cultural diversity, South Florida is home to many festivals, parades and fairs. Carnaval Miami, a 10-day festival celebrating the many Latin American cultures and the Kwanzaa Festival honoring the African-American community are only two of the larger events. Other events include the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the Miami-Dade County Fair & Exposition, and the Renaissance Festival.

Shopping and Dining
UM's Coral Gables campus is across the street from one of the larger shopping centers in Miami-Dade, the Shops of Sunset. The multi-level center has a variety of stores and restaurants plus a movie theater and interactive video game themed restaurant. Students can either walk or take the UM HurryCane Shuttle over. South Florida is also rich with restaurants to satisfy all budgets and tastes.                                          
Toppel Career Center
Physical Address:
5225 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Phone: 305-284-5451
Fax: 305-284-3668
Mailing Address:
PO Box 249175
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5610