University of Michigan

University of Michigan
Latin: Universitas Michigania
Former names
Catholepistemiad (1817–1821)
MottoLatin: Artes, Scientia, Veritas
Motto in English
"Arts, Knowledge, Truth"
TypePublic research university
EstablishedAugust 26, 1817 (1817-08-26)[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$17.9 billion (2023)[2]
Budget$13.1 billion (2024)[3]
PresidentSanta Ono
ProvostLaurie McCauley
Academic staff
8,189 (2023)[4]
Administrative staff
23,798 (2023)[4]
Students52,065 (2023)[4]
Undergraduates33,730 (2023)[4]
Postgraduates18,335 (2023)[4]
Location, ,
United States

42°16′37″N 83°44′17″W / 42.27694°N 83.73806°W / 42.27694; -83.73806
CampusMidsize city[6], 3,177 acres (12.86 km2)
Total: 20,965 acres (84.84 km2), including arboretum[5]
NewspaperThe Michigan Daily
ColorsMaize and blue[7]
Sporting affiliations

The University of Michigan (U-M, UMich, or simply Michigan) is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817, it is the oldest institution of higher education in the state. The University of Michigan is one of the earliest American research universities and is a founding member of the Association of American Universities. In the fall of 2023, the university enrolled over 52,000 students.[4][8]

The university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity". It consists of nineteen colleges and offers 250 degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate level across various liberal arts and STEM disciplines.[9] The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In 2021, it ranked third among American universities in research expenditures according to the National Science Foundation.

The University of Michigan's athletic teams are collectively known as the Wolverines. They compete in NCAA Division I FBS as members of the Big Ten Conference. The university currently fields varsity teams across 29 NCAA-sanctioned sports. As of 2022, athletes from the university have won 188 medals at the Olympic Games.

Notable alumni from the university include 8 domestic and foreign heads of state or heads of government, 47 U.S. senators, 218 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 42 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, and 41 U.S. governors.

  1. ^ "U-M's Foundings in Detroit and Ann Arbor: Key Dates". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Endowment generated 5.2% return in FY '23". University of Michigan. October 19, 2023. Archived from the original on October 20, 2023. Retrieved October 23, 2023.
  3. ^ "University Budget Book – FY 2024" (PDF). Office of Budget and Planning. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Ann Arbor Campus Snapshot – Fall 2023" (PDF). Office of Budget and Planning. Retrieved April 12, 2024.
  5. ^ "Environmental Stewardship at the University of Michigan" (PDF). University of Michigan Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 15, 2007. Retrieved April 29, 2007.
  6. ^ "College Navigator – University of Michigan-Ann Arbor". Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  7. ^ "Style Guide: Colors". Office of Global Communications, University of Michigan. July 7, 2015. Archived from the original on July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015.
  8. ^ ENROLLMENT REPORT FALL 2023 (PDF). Michigan Association of State Universities. 2023. p. 3.
  9. ^ "Academics". University of Michigan. Retrieved December 13, 2023.

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