University Of Michigan Ann Arbor

University Of Michigan Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, also known as U of M or UM or simply Michigan, is a top-ranked, coeducational, public research university in the state of Michigan, United states. It was founded in 1817. The university enrolls more than 50,000 students in over 550 academic programs. U.S. News and World Report (2009) ranked UM 26th among the "national universities". The university is organized into various academic divisions which include:

  • College of Engineering
  • College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Law School
  • Medical school
  • Rackham Graduate School
  • Ross School of Business
  • School of Art and Design
  • School of Kinesiology
  • School of Natural Resources and Environment
  • School of Nursing

University of Michigan Ann Arbor's sports teams are nicknamed the Wolverines. They participate in the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision (formally Division I-A) and in the Big Ten Conference.

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Contacting University of Michigan

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor , MI 48109
General Phone: (734) 764-1817

University of Michigan Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,416American studies, Asian studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Near/Middle east studies, Russian studies, South Asian studies, Southeast Asian studies, African-American studies, ...
Engineering1,966engineering, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, ...
Business and Management1,199business management, accounting, organizational behavior, business and related services
Science825biology, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, botany, call and molecular biology, anatomical sciences, microbiology, bacteriology, ...
Therapy and Counseling745psychology, child psychology, psychology courses
Medicine514neuroscience, dentistry, dental clinical sciences, oral pathology, dental materials, endodontology, orthodontology, pediatric dentristry, periodontics, ...
Law429law, advanced legal research, international trade law, legal research
Family and Social Work419community organization, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Computer Science and Engineering339computer and info science, information science, computer support, computer engineering
Education and Teaching320education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, English teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Architecture and Planning244architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine243registered nursing, nursing administration, neonatal nursing, mental health nursing, community nurse, surgical nurse, various nursing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy238nutrition sciences, sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Music216music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, jazz, various music studies
Mathematics200mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics, systems science and theory
Medical Administration155health care administration, health and medical administrative, environmental health, occupational health, public health education, medical illustrator
Conservation and Resource Management148conservation, environmental studies, natural resources management, natural resources courses
Media145communication studies, communication and journalism
Art Studies88art studies
Religion and Philosophy74philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Photography and Commercial Art69commercial art, film studies, drawing
Drama and Performing Arts61dance, drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Fine Arts52art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Medical Support and Technology28dental hygienist, dental services
Real Estate and Construction Management20real estate
Design2industrial design, graphic design

Number of programs and degrees for University of Michigan in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,258118
Master's degree3,336134
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship75387
Postbaccalaureate certificate98
Post-master's certificate6919
Doctor's degree - professional practice7304

University of Michigan Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Michigan had a total enrollment of 41,042 students (37,499 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 49%
Women 51%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 38%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 59%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 13%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 27%
20-21 29%
22-24 15%
25-29 16%
30-34 6%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York5%
(International Students)4%
New Jersey3%

University of Michigan Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %
Part-Time 83 %

University of Michigan Room and Board (2007)

University of Michigan offers campus housing for 11,171 of its 37,499 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ann Arbor, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Michigan Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal580690
SAT Math640740
ACT Verbal2732
ACT Math2632
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT42%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT81%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Michigan Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 11,037
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,069
Room and board $ 8,590
Room charge $ 6,905
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,245
Books and supplies $ 1,048
Other expenses $ 2,054

Financial Aid:
University of Michigan participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 232500)

University of Michigan Faculty

University of Michigan has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track364250
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1,7021,115

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year94$181,91020$175,966
Associate professorcalendar year41$121,88034$118,745
Assistant professorcalendar year45$102,81855$94,091
Instructorcalendar year0*3$75,834
Lecturercalendar year19$94,32720$77,357
No academic rankcalendar year467$54,180216$52,656
All faculty totalcalendar year666$80,807348$74,368

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year660$143,939200$132,117
Associate professoracademic year286$95,933187$88,172
Assistant professoracademic year274$84,950196$77,480
Instructoracademic year0*2*
Lectureracademic year116$52,545144$49,087
All faculty totalacademic year1,336$113,629729$89,528

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Michigan Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports111166277

University of Michigan Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Polymer/Plastics Engineering
Structural Engineering
Systems Engineering
Transportation and Highway Engineering

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LLM, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Applied Economics
Arabic Language and Literature
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies & Archaeology
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
English Literature (British and Commonwealth)
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Library Science/Librarianship
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General
Systems Science and Theory

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Environmental Health
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other

Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Clinical Sciences, General (MS, PhD)
Dental Materials (MS, PhD)
Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (MS, PhD)
Medicine (MD)
Oral Biology and Oral Pathology (MS, PhD)
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics (Cert, MS, PhD)
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health, Other

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Chemistry, Other
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Human/Medical Genetics
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Pathology/Experimental Pathology
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General
Polymer Chemistry
Science, Technology and Society

Therapy And Counseling
Developmental and Child Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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Top 12%University of Michigan Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in conservation and resource management
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 17%University of Michigan Male % of student body
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 18%University of Michigan % of degrees in liberal arts
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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% of degrees in medical administration
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Top 20%University of Michigan % of degrees in medical administration

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