University of Michigan

University of Michigan Admissions and General School Information

The University of Michigan is a three-campus public university, with its primary campus located in Ann Arbor, 40 miles west of Detroit. The university enrolls more than 56,000 students in hundreds of different programs and areas of study.

About the University of Michigan

The Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan is the largest of the university system's three campuses. University of Michigan-Flint is comprised of five schools and colleges, enrolling more than 6,000 students in over 100 undergraduate and 27 graduate fields of study. University of Michigan-Dearborn enrolls 8,600 students in its campus's four schools.

The 41,000 students who enroll in programs at the main Ann Arbor campus can choose from programs in 19 colleges and schools, including colleges of architecture, business, pharmacy, kinesiology, natural resources and public health.

Admission and Enrollment at the University of Michigan

For admission to the University of Michigan, prospective undergraduate students must submit official high school transcripts, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and an essay discussing the student's personal achievements, skills and talents. A transcript of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores is the only university-wide requirement for graduate students seeking admission, otherwise graduates must meet the specific conditions of their individual degree program.

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Students at the University of Michigan's College of Architecture and Urban Planning can enroll in bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in architecture and urban and regional planning. A master's-only program in urban design is also available. The college enrolls around 600 students each year.

School of Art and Design

Around 300 students each year enroll in the School of Art and Design's 4 undergraduate programs. Students can earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Design, joint Bachelor of Arts with the theatre department, or dual degree with one of eight other university divisions. Two master's programs and one Ph.D. program are also available.

Ross School of Business

One of the University of Michigan's larger departments, the School of Business enrolls 2,900 students each year. While the school offers only one undergraduate degree, a wide variety of master's and doctorate degrees are available, including day and evening MBA options, a Ph.D program and a Master of Supply Chain Management.

School of Dentistry

The School of Dentistry's 650 students are enrolled in professional and post-professional programs including the practice standard Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), a doctoral-level DDS, and professional specialty training programs for prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics and pediatric dentistry. For undergraduates, the school offers bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene.

School of Education

At the undergraduate level, the School of Education offers degrees in education with certification for teaching at the elementary and secondary school levels. Graduate programs include a master's degree in educational studies, a joint doctoral program in English and education, a combined doctoral program in education and psychology and a Master of Education with certification.

College of Engineering

The University of Michigan's College of Engineering enrolls roughly 7,800 students each year in its programs, which include undergraduate and graduate degrees in fields like aerospace, atmospheric, biomedical, financial, naval architecture and macromolecular engineering. The college is also home to the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, which runs programs jointly with the School of Business to educate professionals for manufacturing industries.

Rackham School of Graduate Studies

The School of Graduate Studies administers the 104 doctoral and 90 master's degree programs for all schools and colleges of the University of Michigan. The school also helps facilitate 65 interdisciplinary programs so students can earn dual graduate degrees. Some degree combinations include economics and law, Asian studies and business administration, information and social work and dual M.D. and Ph.D. degrees.

School of Information

Nearly 400 students enroll each year in the School of Information's graduate degree programs. Undergraduate degrees are not available, though the master and doctoral degree programs offer archives and records management, community informatics, library services and social computing concentrations. Several dual-degree programs are also available in medicine, law, nursing and business.

School of Kinesiology

University of Michigan's School of Kinesiology enrolls around 850 each year, primarily in undergraduate programs in movement science, athletic training, physical education and sport management. While undergraduate degrees prepare students for entry-level jobs in schools, clinics and with professional sports organizations, students may also pursue master's and doctoral degrees.

School of Law

The University of Michigan's School of Law consistently ranks in The Princeton Reviews top 10, and also boasts a 99% employment rate for its graduates. Over 1,200 students enroll every year. The school also offers 14 dual-degree programs and clinics in child advocacy, community development and environmental law.

College of Literature, Science, and Arts

The College of Literature, Science and Arts is the University of Michigan's largest individual division, enrolling over 18,000 students each year in 115 major programs and 80 minor programs. The three most popular degree programs in the college are psychology, economics and political science. 72 departments and fields of study within the college are rated in the top 25 by U.S. News and World Report.

University of Michigan Medical School

Another of the university's top-rated schools, according to U.S. News, the School of Medicine enrolls 2,200 students each year. The school is comprised of 19 specialized clinical departments and 6 general science departments. Specialty concentrations include anesthesiology, neurosurgery, rheumatology, radiology and urology.

School of Music, Theatre and Dance

Enrolling just over 1,000 students each year, the School of Music, Theatre and Dance offers programs in music education and performance, composition, conducting, piano, performing arts, voice and percussion. The school has its own professional dance company, and each year stages a full-length opera, as well as a minimum of five main-stage performances of plays.

School of Natural Resources and Environment

Like programs in the School of Information, all programs at the School of Natural Resources and Environment are at the graduate level. Nearly 300 students enroll each year in master's degree programs in aquatic sciences, conservation biology, environmental justice and sustainable systems. Landscape architecture master's degree and doctoral programs are available. The school offers dual degree options with the schools of law and business, as well as a natural resources and environment Ph.D program.

School of Nursing

The School of Nursing grants an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, as well as graduate and post-graduate nursing programs. Over 900 students enroll each year in the school's programs, which include specialty study areas for clinical nurses, nurse practitioners and midwives. Dual degree and Ph.D. programs are also available.

College of Pharmacy

Nearly 400 students enroll each year in the University of Michigan's College of Pharmacy. The college offers only one undergraduate program, a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science. The remaining six degree options are all graduate degrees, ranging from Ph.Ds in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutical science, the standard industry degree, the Doctor of Pharmacy, and a Master of Engineering degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering.

School of Public Health

Nearly 900 graduate students are enrolled each year in the School of Public Health's degree programs, which all lead either to master's or doctorate degrees. Master of Science, Master of Public Health and Ph.D. degrees are available in biostatistics, health management and policy, health behavior and education, environmental health sciences and epidemiology. A distance learning certificate in public health is also available.

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

While the University of Michigan's School of Public Policy offers mostly graduate degrees, the school recently established a major for undergraduates in public policy. The school's 260 graduate students pursue master's, doctoral and dual professional degrees in public administration, public policy and social science. Joint degrees are available in 14 fields, including economics, political science, law and sociology.

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work enrolls 550 students each year in graduate-only programs. Degrees include the Master of Social Work, and a joint doctoral program in social work. Ph.D. candidates can choose to combine their social work studies with one of five disciplines, including economics, political science, anthropology, psychology or sociology.

Contact Information

  • Address: Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
  • Phone Number: (734) 764-1817