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Miami (pron.: /ma??æmi/ or /ma??æm?/) is a city located on the Atlantic coast in southeastern Florida and the county seat of Miami-Dade County. The 42nd largest city proper in the United States, with a population of 408,568, it is the principal, central, and most populous city of the Miami metropolitan area, and the most populous metropolis in the Southeastern United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami's metro area is the eighth most populous and fourth-largest urban area in the United States, with a population of around 5.5 million.

Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade. In 2010, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities. In 2008, Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America", is the second-largest U.S. city (after El Paso, Texas) with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.

Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines.

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Schools in and around Miami, FL

Name
Florida International University
Four or more years; Public; $15,388 average out-state tuition; $3,580 average in-state tuition
Miami Dade College
Four or more years; Public; $9,466 average out-state tuition; $2,365 average in-state tuition
Barry University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $28,160 average out-state tuition; $28,160 average in-state tuition
AI Miami International University of Art and Design
Four or more years; Private for profit; $17,604 average out-state tuition; $17,604 average in-state tuition
Florida Career College-Miami
Four or more years; Private for profit; $16,560 average out-state tuition; $16,560 average in-state tuition
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico-Miami Campus
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,340 average out-state tuition; $11,340 average in-state tuition
Carlos Albizu University-Miami
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $11,304 average out-state tuition; $11,304 average in-state tuition

Miami, FL Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Airgas-Terry Jarvis Memorial Scholarship $2,500 February 15, 2017
Marian A. Smith Scholarship Award $2,000 January 21, 2017
Earl I. Anderson Scholarship $1,250 January 31, 2017
SETC Secondary School Scholarship $1,000 January 15, 2017
Polly Holliday Award $1,000 January 28, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017
First Time College Student Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017
Community College Graduate Scholarship Varies March 08, 2017