University of Michigan Review

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the University of Michigan is the state's oldest university, with two regional campuses located in Dearborn and Flint, Michigan. Areas of study include English, management, philosophy and history.

University of Michigan Overview

University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817, 20 years before Michigan Territory became a state, and moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. An average annual student population of 41,208 attends more than 200 major programs. About 65% of 25,994 undergraduate students are enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts. Approximately 20% are enrolled in the College of Engineering.

U.S. News & World Report ranks 70% of University of Michigan's academic programs, departments and schools among the top ten in the United States. This statistic, among other factors contributing to University of Michigan's academic reputation, has led to its inclusion on Richard Moll's 'Public Ivies' list.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Students can apply to the University of Michigan online, through the school's website's admissions page. University of Michigan offers both early response and regular admission. The application requires students to send SAT or ACT scores and high school transcripts, write an essay (chosen from several proposed topics) and submit letters of recommendation. This school's website offers printable forms and tips on essay writing. Prospective graduate students should look up their individual school to find what its application requires. Depending on the school to which the student applies, portfolios or special prerequisites may be needed. University of Michigan accepts several types of financial aid, including federal, state, local and private loans. Scholarships, grants and work-study programs are also common sources of financial aid.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

University of Michigan has the sixth-largest housing system in the United States; the largest residence hall has a capacity for more than 1,200 students. There are more than 1,000 student clubs and academic organizations at the school. Some include the University of Michigan Solar Car Team, Students for a Democratic Society and the Michigan Economics Society, in addition to several fraternities and sororities.

University of Michigan athletics are historically competitive within the Big Ten Conference, with the most notable sports being football and men's basketball. The men's ice hockey team has won nine national championships. Michigan Stadium, where the school's football team plays, is the largest football-only stadium in the world, with a capacity of more than 107,000 attendees.

Schools and Colleges at the University of Michigan

  • Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Rackham School of Graduate Studies
  • School of Information
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Medicine
  • Music, Theater and Dance
  • Natural Resources and Environment
  • Nursing
  • Officer Education Programs
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work

School Contact Information

  • Address: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Phone Number: (734) 764-1817