History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1817, the University of Michigan is a public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the USA which was founded by an act of Michigan state and is the oldest institute in Michigan. The campus shifted to Ann Arbor in 1837 to a 40-acres site which is currently known as Central Campus. Since the university was established in Ann Arbor, the institution has expanded to include a few of the 500 buildings spread all over the city. Today, the University has more than 50,000 student enrollments and has $1.58 billion worth of research expenditures. The University of Michigan has academic affiliations with the Association of American Universities, Conceive Design Implement Operate and the Universities Research Association. It is also among the acclaimed sea-grant and space-grant universities in the US. The University of Michigan ranks #23 in QS World University Rankings 2022 and #24th in World University Rankings 2022 by Times Higher Education. Furthermore, the U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings 2022 places the university at #19 globally.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
University of Michigan's main campus is situated in the heart of Ann Arbor and is known to host a wide range of events and activities. There are numerous mesmerizing landmarks near the campus, like Michigan Stadium, Burton Memorial Tower, and many others. Along with the main campus, the University of Michigan has two more campuses in Dearborn and Flint. The Ann Arbor campus has four main areas: the North, Central, Medical, and South campuses. The infrastructure includes more than 500 main buildings, spanning an area of more than 860 acres. The Central and South Campus areas are contiguous, while the North Campus area is excluded from them, primarily by the Huron River. There is also a leased area in buildings spread throughout the city, a lot of space is occupied by communities affiliated with the University of Michigan Health System. The university consists of 19 colleges that provide more than 280 Undergraduate degrees, 150 Postgraduate degrees, and 100 PhD degrees. Michigan has 9 professional schools: the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ross School of Business, Medical School, Law School, Ford School of Public Policy, College of Pharmacy, School of Social Work, School of Public Health, and School of Dentistry. Having said that, the university is also ranked #23 by QS world rankings 2022 for its MBA programme and about 98% of students received job offers within 3 months.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Michigan has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Further, the University of Michigan has 3 Hospitals and 125+ Health Centers/Clinics, of which the University hospital has been named #1 Hospital in Michigan, and is also #1 for the Best Children’s Hospital in Michigan. The University has also been named among the top 5 Employers in the State 2021 by Crain’s Detroit Business. More than 640,000 alumni of the University of Michigan live and work worldwide. The notable alumni of the University are Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, William Rufus Day, Virologist and Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Thomas Huckle Weller, and Co-founder and First President of The Boeing Company, Edgar Gott.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The University of Michigan values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 48,000 student enrolments out of which about 31,300 are undergraduates and about 16,500 are postgraduates with about 6,700 faculty members on its premises. They have about 7,300 international students hailing from more than 130 countries on the campus. The male to female ratio is 50:50 at the University of Michigan making it a gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are - Amazon, Oracle, KPMG US, Google, and others.