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Best Universities in the Miami Area

Miami attracts thousands of students every year. From art to medicine, the city offers a wide range of opportunities for local and international students. Let’s discover the best universities in Miami.

By Maryline Lacorre 12 Apr 2021

University of Miami

The University of Miami is a private research university established in 1925 that now has more than 16,000 students from around the world. It offers many courses in a diverse array of fields, such as architecture, science, business, engineering, medicine, and more. The campus is located in Coral Gables. On campus, 2,500 students are involved in nearly 30 fraternities and sororities. Students can also choose from more than 290 clubs and organizations to join. The Hurricanes—University of Miami’s Division I football team—competes in the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The school was ranked 49th in the “National Universities” category of the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.

Florida International University

Florida International University (FIU) is the fourth-largest public research university in the United States, with its main campus in University Park, FL. More than 58,000 students study accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health-care administration, human resources management, international business, and more. Founded in 1972, the university is ranked third for its international MBA programs. Their Division I football team, the FIU Panthers, competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

FIU campus

Keiser University

Located in Fort Lauderdale, Keiser University is a private institution founded in 1977. Its approximately 20,000 students can study accounting, business, chiropractic medicine, art, law, education, and more. The university also has an international presence, with regionally accredited off-campus sites in San Marcos, Nicaragua, and Shanghai, China, and learning centers in Moldova, Taiwan, and South Korea. The university’s campuses provide an annual statewide economic impact of over $3 billion and directly and indirectly impact over 30,000 Florida jobs. Keiser University also ranked 11th in the “Top Performers in Social Mobility” category in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges ranking.

Living close to these universities

If your children are enrolled in one of these universities, you might want to live closer to them. Here is our selection of properties:

- University of Miami: If you’re looking to buy a house, we recommend the gated communities of Cocoplum or Gables Estates. Indeed, these enclaves offer waterfront and landside residences with stunning views of the bay. Enjoy the privacy of these neighborhoods while remaining close to entertainment options such as clubhouses, shops, restaurants, and parks. If you’re more interested in a condominium, the newly built One Park Grove is a good option. This 23-story tower is part of a luxury three-building complex and offers high-end finishes and amenities with direct water views from every residence.

- Florida International University: FIU has many campuses in the Miami area, but if you’re looking to get close to the main campus in University Park, we recommend the Villa Biltmore just 20 minutes away. With only 11 luxurious residences, Villa Biltmore offers stunning views of the golf course, and its high-end units feature a classic Mediterranean design. 

- Keiser University: Newly built villas are available at Coral Ridge Country Club (less than 15 minutes to Keiser University). This area is ideal for those looking for tranquility while being close to many amenities as well as the beach. If you are looking for a condominium, Paramount Fort Lauderdale is a good choice, too—facing the ocean, the building is 20 minutes away from the university and offers 5-star amenities.

Paramount Fort Lauderdale

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