10 Fun Facts about the University of Miami

October 17, 2016

Located in sunny Florida, University of Miami is an ideal university for students who love the outdoors. If you’re thinking about applying, check out these 10 fun facts about the University of Miami:

1. Maybe, it’s coincidence, but both celebrity tough guys Dwayne Johnson and Sylvester Stallone both went to the University of Miami.

2. UM’s colors are green, white and orange, representing Florida’s orange tree! Green for the leaves, white for the blossoms and orange for well, the orange.

3. Did you know Enrique Iglesias studied business at University of Miami?

4. The mascot was originally named “Icky” but was renamed after San Sebastian hall which became a university dormitory in 1939.

5. The Ungar Building used to be the home of the National Hurricane Center.

6. The Richter Library has the largest collection of resources documenting the Cuba diaspora outside of Cuba.

7. Miami Hurricanes’ official mascot was actually a 65 pound brown and white boxer dog.

8. Florida State University and University of Miami has a long lasting college football rivalry.

9. As a football tradition, Miami players and fans hold up four fingers at the beginning of the 4th quarter at every home football game to indicate they own the last quarter.

10. University of Miami’s on-campus Sports Hall of Fame houses an authentic Seminole war canoe that was hand carved and painted by tribes people in 1955.

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Frances Wong
Frances Wong

Frances was born in Hong Kong and received her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She loves super sad drama television, cooking, and reading. Her favorite person on Earth isn’t actually a member of the AdmitSee team - it’s her dog Cooper.

 




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