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Study at University of Michigan Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, also known as U of M or UM or simply Michigan, is a top-ranked, coeducational, public research university in the state of Michigan, United states. It was founded in 1817. The university enrolls more than 50, 000 students in over 550 academic programs. U. S. News and World Report (2009) ranked UM 26th among the "national universities". The university is organized into various academic divisions which include:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Law School
  • Medical school
  • Rackham Graduate School
  • Ross School of Business
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • School of Nursing
University of Michigan Ann Arbor's sports teams are nicknamed the Wolverines. They participate in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (formally Division I-A) and in the Big Ten Conference.

Profile of University of Michigan Ann Arbor

University of Michigan is in a medium-sized city, in Ann Arbor, MI. The school is classified as a public college. Students at University of Michigan earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at the school than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at University of Michigan include music, mathematics, engineering, and liberal arts.

University of Michigan Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to University of Michigan in 2007, 50% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 590 to 690 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 630 and 730.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here University of Michigan does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at the school are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at University of Michigan are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 41, 042 students (39, 199 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at University of Michigan belong to the Big Ten Conference for major sports.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of the University of Michigan 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. "

University of Michigan Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts2, 345economics, political science, English literature, history, sociology, interdisciplinary studies, general studies, anthropology, . . .
Engineering1, 848mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, various engineering courses, civil engineering, . . .
Business and Management1, 181business management, accounting, organizational behavior, business and related services
Science824biology, call and molecular biology, chemistry, epidemiology, physics, biochemistry, biostatistics, molecular biology, . . .
Therapy and Counselling762psychology, psychology courses, child psychology
Medicine465medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, neuroscience, health professions, orthodontology, pharmaceutics and drug design, advanced dentistry, . . .
Law405law, advanced legal research, international trade law, legal research
Family and Social Work387social work, public policy analysis, community organization, public administration, social service professions
Education and Teaching317education, secondary teaching, elementary school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, English teaching
Computer Science and Engineering302computer engineering, computer and info science, information science, computer support
Architecture and Planning277architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Music227music performance, music theory and composition, music history and theory, music, conducting, piano, various music studies, violin, guitar, and strings, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine223registered nursing, community nurse, neonatal nursing, surgical nurse, mental health nursing, nursing administration, various nursing
Medical administration205health care administration, public health education, environmental health, occupational health, health and medical administrative, medical illustrator, pharmacy courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy204exercise science, sports and fitness management, nutrition sciences, athletic trainer
Mathematics197mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics courses, systems science and theory
Conservation and Resource Management152natural resources management, environmental studies, natural resources courses, conservation
Media151communication studies, communication and journalism
Photography and Commercial Art83film studies, drawing, printmaking, multimedia, commercial art
Art Studies81art studies
Religion and Philosophy65philosophy, Jewish studies, Islamic studies, religion
Drama and Performing Arts61drama, dance, various performing arts, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting
Fine Arts43art history and criticism, sculpture, fine arts studies, metal and jewelry, ceramics, textile arts
Medical Support and Technology30dental hygienist, dental services
Real Estate and Construction Management16real estate
Design5illustration, graphic design, industrial design, design and visual communication

Contact: University of Michigan

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

General Phone: (734) 764-1817


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