Academic Excellence and Student Research

Beyond the lecture halls, beyond the classrooms, there's a way to tailor your education to your career, academic, and life goals. U-M creates partnerships between students and faculty, providing a wealth of research opportunities from which you can choose and through which you can advance yourself in a unique way. The University of Michigan is one of the largest public research institutions in the United States, with thousands of projects underway at any given time.

The University's leading position in higher education rests on the outstanding quality of its nineteen schools and colleges, and on its nationally and internationally recognized departments and programs. The "Michigan Difference" reflects the intellectual quality, vitality and passion of its students, its faculty's major scholarly and creative contributions, and an outstanding staff.

Undergraduate Opportunities

Graduate Education

Graduate study at U-M means engaging in research that informs and shapes the world around us. We offer over 190 graduate programs spanning every area of interest, including interdisciplinary opportunities and dual degree programs. With nearly 15,000 graduate and graduate professional students, you will join a vibrant community of renowned faculty and intellectually adventurous students who learn in an environment of limitless possibilities.

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Libraries and Archives

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten academic research libraries in North America, the University Library system has
19 branches and offers a wealth of resources. In addition, there are nine independent libraries and dozens of departmental libraries and resource centers. U-M libraries have nearly
14.2 million books, journals and other materials on paper.
The University Library, in partnership with Google, is a national leader in the development of digital resources and currently
has more than 3.2 million digital publications.

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Research

The University of Michigan conducts high-quality research in numerous areas, and benefits from the experience of many distinguished faculty, including:

In addition, U-M is home to a wide range of research centers
and institutes.

Carnegie Classification of Institutional Characterics

Basic
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Undergraduate Instructional Program
Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence

Graduate Instructional Program
Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs with medical/veterinary school

Enrollment Profile
Majority undergraduate

Undergraduate Profile
Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Size and Setting
Four-year, large, primarily residential

NOTE: Institutional classifications based on the Carnegie 2015 edition.

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