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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

G-664 Haven Hall, 505 South State Street Ann Arbor,
United States View map
United States
#21
Public
Very High
46,329
7,216
8,105

Overview

COVID-19 Information:

Classes are currently being offered in alternative formats and all exams will take place remotely. All on-campus and off-campus admissions events have been cancelled until the end of April and campus visits are strongly discouraged.

Decisions about applicants for Summer and Fall term are still expected to be released by early April. Domestic high school students should check with their admissions counselor whether dropping classes/learning online/graduating early would have an impact on their application. Unlike other universities, the University of Michigan is not test-optional, and the College Board and ACT are working on alternative testing methods.

Financial aid remains unaffected by COVID-19 and the office remains open for students to contact over the phone.


One of the foremost research universities in the United States, the University of Michigan was founded in 1817, before Michigan had even become a state, and moved from Detroit to what is now its Central campus in Ann Arbor in 1837. 

Michigan spans 780 acres, which is made up of its Central and North campuses, two regional campuses, and a center in Detroit. It has a large student body of around 46,000, with undergraduates numbering two-thirds of that number. 

Michigan has been lauded for having high standards of research, and the university’s 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.

Michigan's body of living alumni comprises more than a half million people, which is one of the largest alumni bases of any university in the world and a valuable resource for current students when it comes to networking and building industry connections.

Around a quarter of all students are accommodated on campus, with many residence halls serving undergraduates, and family housing which is intended mainly for graduates. There are also off-campus apartments, houses, and co-operatives, which generally house upper division and graduate students, as well as ‘theme communities’ within residence halls, where students can immerse themselves among peers with similar interests. 

Michigan has more than 1,000 clubs and societies, including engineering project teams, community service organizations, and charitable projects. The Michigan Marching Band is over 100 years old and has 350 student members, and other noted musical ensembles include the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, a men’s chorus with over 100 members. 

Michigan has a history of student activism, and there are a number of groups dedicated to various worth causes. Some, such as the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), devote themselves to more left-wing causes, in this case holding to account multinational companies that exploit their workers in factories, but there are also conservative groups such as Young Americans for Freedom, as well as non-partisan groups. 

Cultural and ethnical student organizations help students forge smaller communities from the large university population, and publications such as the Michigan Daily, published five days a week during the Fall and Winter terms, allow students to keep

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University Highlights

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is one of the top Public universities in Ann Arbor, United States. It is ranked #21 in QS Global World Rankings 2021.

Total students - 46,329

34%
66%

International students - 8,105

39%
61%

Total faculty staff - 7,216

2003
5213

Total students - 46,329

34%
66%

International students - 8,105

39%
61%

Total faculty staff - 7,216

5213
2003
2020
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