The flagship campuses of many of the state university systems have superb faculties and excellent academic reputations. However, setting aside Berkeley as a special case, by our criteria the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus is the most distinguished of all these many fine institutions. That is, Michigan has a strong claim to be considered (after Berkeley) the best public research university in the US.
One thing in Michigan’s favor is its sheer size (more than 46,000 students and 6,000 academic staff members) and corresponding wealth (an annual research budget of around $1.5 billion). Administratively, the university is subdivided into 17 schools and colleges offering some 600 undergraduate and graduate major programs.
Another reason for Michigan’s research prowess is its truly astonishing library, containing more than 14 million individual items, including over 220,000 serials.
Michigan has some 25 Nobel Prize laureates associated with its name. Prize-winners in physics include:
while Robert Shiller and Lawrence Klein were Michigan-connected Nobelists in economics. In addition, the great Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, who taught at Michigan for many years after being expelled from the USSR, was a Nobelist in literature.
Many other famous people have been connected to the University of Michigan over the years, including:
According to Wikipedia,
The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817 by an act of the old Michigan Territory, as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state, the university is Michigan's oldest. The institution was moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto of what is now known as Central Campus, a U.S. historic district. The university has been governed by an elected board of regents independently of the state since 1850, when the state's second constitution was officially adopted.
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If you graduate from University of Michigan, then you can expect to earn an average of $79,000 per year. You also have a 92% chance of being employed after 10 years.
Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.
University of Michigan is located at 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor MI 48109
Ann Arbor has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.
University of Michigan is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
University of Michigan's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Computer Science, and Business. Here are some of University of Michigan's most famous alumni: