#23 The University of Michigan (UMich)

by World Universities July. 22,2023
#23 The University of Michigan (UMich)

Basic Infomation:

World Position: No. 23

Nature of University: Public

Research Findings: Very High

Number of students: 45,651

Number of Teachers: 7,132

Number of international students: 7,341


The University of Michigan (UMich), is a public University system in The United States. It is one of The most important and oldest research universities in The United States. It is also one of the 14 founding institutions of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the oldest public university among its founding members.


The University of Michigan is often referred to as The system's flagship campus, The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Known as the "Public Ivy League," the Ann Arbor campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with two smaller satellite campuses in Dearborn and Flint.


The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor was founded in Detroit on September 24, 1817, and moved to Ann Arbor in 1837. It was the oldest university in Michigan, before the state even became a state. It moved from Detroit to its present central campus in Ann Arbor in 1837.


The state of Michigan covers 780 acres and consists of central and North campuses, two regional campuses, and a center in Detroit. It has about 46,000 students, with undergraduates making up two-thirds of the total. 


Lauded for its high standards of research, Michigan's integrated graduate programs offer doctorates in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry. 


About a quarter of the university's students live on campus, with many dorms serving undergraduates and family housing primarily for graduates. There are off-campus apartments, houses and co-ops, which often house upperclassmen and graduate students, and "themed communities" in the dorms, where students can immerse themselves in peers with similar interests.


Michigan has more than 1,000 clubs and societies, including engineering project teams, community service organizations, and charitable programs. The Michigan Marching Band has been around for more than 100 years and has 350 student members. Other notable musical ensembles include the University of Michigan Men's Choir, which is a men's choir with more than 100 members. 


Cultural and Ethnic student organizations help students build smaller communities out of a large college population, and publications like the Michigan Daily, published five days a week during the fall and winter semester, keep students up to date on campus news. With more than 540,000 living alumni, the University of Michigan has one of the largest alumni bases of any university in the world and is a valuable resource for current students in networking and building industry contacts. 


Notable alumni of the University of Michigan include 26 Nobel Prize winners, 1 Fields Medal winner, 6 Turing Award winners, 1 U.S. President, 8 NASA astronauts, 18 Pulitzer Prize winners, 25 Rhodes Scholars, and more than 30 university presidents.


The University of Michigan is also one of the few universities in the country to maintain a high level of academic and athletic excellence at the same time. Its Wolverines are the only American university to have won the four-ball Grand Slam in the NCAA's top division, and have won more than 150 Olympic MEDALS. The university's famous Michigan Stadium can hold more than 100,000 spectators, making it the largest stadium in the United States.


The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is ranked 23rd in the QS World University Rankings 2022, 17th in the WORLD University Rankings 2021U.S. News [19], 22nd in the World University Rankings 2021 and 20th in the Academic World University Rankings 2020. No. 18 in the 2020QS Us University Rankings and No. 20 in the 2019 Forbes US University Rankings.

About Undergraduate:

At the undergraduate level, THE University of Michigan offers more than 265 different degree programs in 15 of the University's 19 schools and colleges. The process for international students to apply for an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan is very similar to that for domestic students. You should apply through 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-thirds of domestic undergraduates receive financial aid. You can check out the university's financial aid office as your resource to find out what scholarships are available and how to apply. The university also has a net price calculator to help you estimate the cost of your studies.

About Postgraduate:

The Horace H. Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan currently has more than 8,700 students attending 18 of the university's 19 schools and colleges. The graduate school offers 111 doctoral degrees, 100 master's programs, and 38 certificate programs. In addition to offering a wide variety of graduate programs at the main Ann Arbor campus, the university's Dearborn campus offers graduate programs in engineering, computer science, education, and public administration, while the Flint campus offers programs in arts administration and liberal studies.