University of Michigan


The University of Michigan is a public research university. As the state’s oldest university, it is the flagship campus of the University of Michigan. In fall of 2011 it had an enrollment of 42,716 students.

Founded in 1817, the university is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the United States. In addition to the campus, it also owns an arboretum.

University of Michigan offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate’s programs. The average freshman retention rate of the university is 96% and the majority graduation time is 6 years.

The mission of University of Michigan 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.


By the Higher Learning Commission, the University of Michigan receives institutional accreditation status.


University of Michigan comprises twelve schools and colleges:

  • Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Kinesiology
  • Music, Theatre & Dance
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Policy

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Psychology, General
  2. Economics, General
  3. Business Administration, Management and Operations
  4. English Language and Literature, General
  5. Political Science and Government

According to the U.S. News and World Reportin 2012, it is the 28th in national universities.

With 47.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, the university has a high rate in both full-time faculty with Ph.D or terminal degree and classes taught by graduate assistants in particular.


Applicants for the university are required to have taken either SAT or ACT tests, and ACT with writing test is required as well. Moreover, High school diploma is necessary and GED is accepted. Among nonacademic factors considered first-generation college student and talent/ability are attached great importance to.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 12,590 for in-state students and for those who are out of state is USD 37,264. Students spend USD 1,048 for books on average.

With the average need-based scholarship or grant award of $10,783, 47.7 percent of full-time undergraduates in the university receive some kind of need-based financial aid. It also provides many kinds of need-based scholarships from state, individuals and the university, at the same time students can choose to apply for loans.

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