University of Michigan
Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan (U-M) has stood as the national model for the large public university for more than a century. Recognized as one of the world's premier research universities, U-M is a leader in undergraduate and graduate education, offering challenging academic programs.
- 19 schools and colleges with more than 650 degree programs
- 19 libraries, and a national leader in the development of digital library resources
- More than 150 interdisciplinary centers, institutes, programs, and specialty laboratories
- One of the world's largest health systems
- Nearly 1,000 student organizations
Ann Arbor's lovely tree-lined streets long ago earned the city its "Tree Town" nickname. It's home to more than 20 museums of art, science, and history; almost 150 parks and nature areas; annual music and art festivals attracting millions of visitors each year; and entertainment venues featuring world-class performers. Its lively downtown brims with galleries, shops, and restaurants of nearly every ethnicity.
Ann Arbor is easily accessible by air, train, bus, and car. It's a 90-minute plane ride from New York, Boston, and Washington, DC; and a four-hour drive from Chicago and Toronto.