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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
26 August, 1817
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state, the university is Michigan's oldest. The school was moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the flagship university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 780 acres spread out over Central Campus and North Campus, two satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit. The university is a founding member of the Association of American Universities. Michigan has ranked among the best public universities in the United States by major college and university rankings. The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

Motto Artes, Scientia, Veritas
Motto (English) Arts, Knowledge, Truth (Latin)
Type Public flagship research university
Established August 26, 1817
Academic affiliations AAU, URA, Sea-grant, Space-grant
Endowment $12.48 billion (2020)
Budget $8.99 billion (2018)
President Mark Schlissel
Provost Susan Collins
Academic staff 6,771
Administrative staff 18,986
Students 46,002
Undergraduates 29,821
Postgraduates 16,181
Campus 3,177 acres, college town, Total: 20,965 acres, including arboretum
Colors Maize and Blue
Sporting affiliations NCAA Division I – Big Ten

About University of Michigan

Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the university is known for both its academics and athletics, home to more than 40,000 graduate and undergraduate students annually.

Achievement of University of Michigan

The school was originally founded in Detroit, Michigan as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania. In 1837, the campus was moved to Ann Arbor. 

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Latest information about University of Michigan updated on July 28 2021.