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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Location Ann Arbor Campus, Ann Arbor United States
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Ranking

# 25

QS World University Rankings
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1

Undergraduate programs
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12

Postgraduate programs

COVID-19 Information.

Classes are currently being offered in alternative formats and many are offered online only. Most exams take place remotely, as well. All face-to-face on-campus and off-campus admissions events have been cancelled until further notice and campus visits are strongly discouraged. See https://admissions.umich.edu/apply/first-year-applicants/requirements-deadlines/application-changes for the latest new about the undergraduate application process.


The description below is accurate, although some practices may have changed temporarily during the pandemic.

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 that is intended mainly for graduate students. 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 1,600 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 abreast of the latest news on campus. 


COVID-19 Information.

Classes are currently being offered in alternative formats and many are offered online only. Most exams take place remotely, as well. All face-to-face on-campus and off-campus admissions events have been cancelled until further notice and campus visits are strongly discouraged. See https://admissions.umich.edu/apply/first-year-applicants/requirements-deadlines/application-changes for the latest new about the undergraduate application process.


The description below is accurate, although some practices may have changed temporarily during the pandemic.

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 that is intended mainly for graduate students. 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 1,600 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 abreast of the latest news on campus. 


Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #17
  • 2014
    #22
  • 2015
    #23
  • 2016
    #=30
  • 2017
    #23
  • 2018
    #=21
  • 2019
    #20
  • 2020
    #21
  • 2021
    #21
  • 2022
    #=23
  • 2023
    #25

Ranking criteria

84.4
Overall
98.5
Academic Reputation
91.3
Employer Reputation
88.9
Faculty Student Ratio
62.5
Citations per Faculty
71.2
International Faculty Ratio
33.1
International Students Ratio
96.3
International Research Network
96
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

At undergraduate level, the University of Michigan offers more than 250 different degree programs across 15 of U-M's 19 schools and colleges. The process for international students in applying for undergraduate degrees at Michigan is very similar to the process for domestic students. You should apply via The Common Application and submit the following:

  • University of Michigan Questions (required admissions essays)
  • Paid application fee
  • SAT or ACT test results
  • Proof of proficiency in English (if it’s not your first language)
  • High school transcript, translated to English if necessary
  • Teacher evaluation

Two out of three domestic undergraduate students receive financial aid. You can check the university’s Office of Financial Aid as your resource for what scholarships are available and how you can apply. The university also has a Net Price Calculator which can help you estimate the cost of your studies. 

The University of Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies currently has more than 8,600 students and 1,400 post-doctoral fellows enrolled within 18 of the 19 schools and colleges across campus. The graduate school offers 151 doctoral degrees, 83 master’s programs and 53 certificate programs. As well as offering a large variety of graduate programs at the Ann Arbor main campus, the university’s Dearborn campus offers graduate programs in engineering, computer science, education and public administration, while the Flint campus offers programs such as Arts Administration and Liberal Studies. 

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