The Community

Outstanding and innovative academic offerings combine with a diverse campus community, dedicated faculty, and a central location in beautiful Ann Arbor to make the University of Michigan one of the nation's most desirable universities. As a community, the students, faculty, and staff are committed to a vision of U-M as an organization that intends:


Study at U-M

Classroom Environment

Students per Faculty 15 to 1
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 20 students 57%
Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students 82%

Full-Time Instructional Faculty

Total Faculty 2,888
% Women 42%
% from Minority Groups 26%
% with Highest Degree in Field 91%


Local Surroundings

U-M's location in the heart of Ann Arbor offers unrivaled access to the cultural richness of the University and the community, with exceptional museums (including the recently expanded and renovated Museum of Art), galleries, performance venues, entertainment, sports and outdoor spaces.

Student Housing

98% of new freshmen live on campus
32% of all undergraduates live on campus

Campus Safety

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is a full-service police agency that serves the University of Michigan community. Residence halls receive the additional protection of the Housing Security officers, who work with DPS. In addition to DPS and Housing Security, U-M and the City of Ann Arbor offer many services to help students stay safe. Free University buses run throughout campus until midnight or later, and there are free or low-cost night-time cab services available to U-M students.

Campus Crime and Safety Data

Immediate Plans of Class of 2017 Bachelor's Degree Recipients

plans after graduation

U-M Career Center
See surveys of U-M undergraduates

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