University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Founded in 1817 as the “Catholepistemiad of Detroit,” the University of Michigan was the first public university in the Northwest Territories. In 1821 the name changed to the University of Michigan, and it moved to Ann Arbor in 1837.By the 1860s, U-M was viewed as a model for younger state and public universities because it was the largest (with 1,205 enrolled students) and most successful. It remained an all-male school until Madelon Stockwell was admitted in the winter of 1870.Today, U-M is one of the most distinguished public universities and a leader in higher education attracting top students and faculty from all over the world. Its size (more than 40,000 students), academic strength, impressive resources, and quality of its research provides an environment where students not only learn but also grow and challenge themselves by engaging with new people, cultures and ideas.International students thrive at the University of Michigan. At both the undergraduate and graduate level, they come from 118 countries, representing a highly diverse global community. More than one-third of our international students are undergraduates.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.
At Michigan, you will be challenged and invigorated by professors who are experts in their fields, by fellow students who are researchers and entrepreneurs, and by experiences that will change the way you see the world.U-M's academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. This allows you to pursue your interests with confidence, whatever — and wherever — they are.There are more than 265 degree programs in 19 schools and colleges offering a tremendous academic breadth and opportunity for discovery. Our thriving innovation ecosystem is cultivating the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of students from all majors across campus.With talented faculty, staff and students from all over the world, the iconic U-M campus is filled with unique perspectives, opportunities and events. It all takes place within the vibrant setting of Ann Arbor, a town known for its lively arts scene, culture, parks and restaurants.
International students thrive at the University of Michigan. At both the undergraduate and graduate level, they come from 118 countries, representing a highly diverse global community. More than one-third of our international students are undergraduates.Here, you will find an unmatched combination of excellence and opportunities in more than 265 undergraduate degree programs, faculty with national and international reputations for excellence in teaching and research, impressive facilities for every academic endeavor, and a safe place to live and learn in one of the best college towns in America. It all adds up to one of the most recognized degrees in the world.
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