{{phone.Value}}

1000+

successful admissions

94%

of students enter the university of their choice

4400+

students consult Education Index when applying for universites

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Overview

A public university founded in 1817, the University of Michigan had a rustic beginning. At its campus in Ann Arbor, west of Detroit, cows owned by the faculty once grazed, and as late as 1845, wheat was grown on site as part of a janitor’s remuneration.

By 1866, the university had become the largest in the country. Now, the University of Michigan is one of the biggest research universities in the United States. Considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States, the university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry.

The university is also home to major research centers in optics, reconfigurable manufacturing systems, wireless integrated microsystems, and social sciences.

The university’s sporting tradition began in 1865, and its sports teams, collectively known as the Michigan Wolverines, have won more than 50 national championships in 12 sports. Why the wolverine became the university’s mascot is a mystery, as although the nickname caught on in the middle of the 19th century, the first verified sighting of the animal in Michigan state did not occur until 2004.

Michigan’s mission is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through “preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future”. It offers 250 undergraduate majors, 100 doctoral and 200 master’s programmes, as well as more than 1,400 student clubs.

The university has high rankings. U.S. News National University Rankings 2016 placed it the 27th. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016 placed the university the 23rd. 

Notable Michigan alumni include Nobel laureates, activists, and astronauts. Among them are Robert Cailliau - co-developer of the World Wide Web, Larry Page - co-founder of Google, John Fahey - President and CEO of the National Geographic Society, David Barger - the founder and chief executive officer and director of JetBlue Airways. 

  • Year established
    1817
  • Location
    Michigan
  • Registered students
    45000

Academic specialism

University of Michigan offers very wide program selection. The most popular majors by the number of registered students are economics, business administration and management, research and experimental psychology, political science and government, computer and information studies, physiological psychology.

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
500 S. State Street Ann Arbor,
United States
MI 48109
United States
United States
View Location
Telephone:
+1 734-764-1817
Website

Free consultation

Get free 15 min consultation about this University

  • {{rerrors.FirstName}}
  • {{rerrors.Email}}
  • {{rerrors.Mobile}}
  • By providing your details you are consenting to University of Michigan, Ann Arbor sending you information about the university that is relevant to your interests, such as: courses and subjects, events, funding, student life, accommodation and careers.
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will never sell, rent, or give away your data for third-party marketing, however they may work with partner organisations to send you relevant information about University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
    If you do not wish to receive further information, you can opt-out at any time using links provided in their communications. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor privacy policy applies.
    {{rerrors.UserTerms}}
    I agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use and the Privacy Policy. I confirm that I am 16 years of age or older *
  • {{rerrors.Message}}

Featured universities

  • Curry College
  • European School of Economics
  • Hult International Business School
  • Learn Direct
  • Maynooth University
  • New York Film Academy
  • University of Reading
  • University of Twente
  • City University London
  • Swiss Institute for Management and Hospitality
Show all

Location

The University of Michigan boasts one of the best college towns in the country: Ann Arbor, only 45 minutes from the city of Detroit. Detroit is also the closest major city having an airport.