University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UM)

Ann Arbor, MI

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University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Studies
General Natural Resources Management and Policy
Natural Resources/Conservation

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Arabic Language and Literature
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Christian Studies
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
French Language and Literature
General Music
General Studies
German Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Interior Design
Italian Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA, MSLA, MLA, PhD)
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Modern Greek Language and Literature
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance
Music Technology and Audio Production
Music Theory and Composition
Musical Theatre
Other History
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Music
Other Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Polish Language and Literature
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Russian Language and Literature
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Stringed Instruments (Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Harp)
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theology/Theological Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Organizational Behavior Studies
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Real Estate
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Bachelors Masters
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
Music Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education


Major Bachelors Masters
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Construction Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Other Electrical Technician
Other Engineering
Structural Engineering
Systems Engineering

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Endodontics/Endodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Environmental Health
Geriatric Nurse / Nursing
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Maternal / Child Health and Neonatal Nurse / Nursing
Medical Informatics
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Mental Health / Psychiatric Nurse / Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Orthodontics/Orthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Other Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences
Other Health and Medical Administrative Services
Other Nursing
Other Public Health
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics
Periodontics/Periodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Perioperative / Operating Room and Surgical Nurse / Nursing
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology (Cert, MS, PhD)
Public Health / Community Nurse / Nursing
Public Health Education and Promotion
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
International/Global Studies
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Nutrition Sciences
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Science, Technology and Society
Systems Science and Theory

Legal Professions

Major Bachelors Masters
Advanced Legal Research/Studies (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Court Reporting
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law (LL.M., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Human/Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology
Molecular Physiology
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Financial Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology
Geology/Earth Science
Other Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Economics
Asian Studies/Civilization
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
East Asian Studies
Forensic Psychology
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican- American/Chicano Studies
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Learning Theory and Experimental Psychology
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Other Anthropology
Other Psychology
Physiological Psychology / Psychobiology
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
Social Sciences
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies
Sport Psychology
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Bachelors Masters
Community Organization and Advocacy
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Technician Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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UM Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 21 Reviews

76% of students gave University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Academics Rating

Academics are rigorous, but you get out what you put in. Make sure to go to office hours. Most classes are small, although you'll have your share of large lectures of 200+. The workload can get overwhelming at times, but it teaches you how to manage your time.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2011

Academics Rating

Science courses would have around 1800 students, but discussion sections would have around 10-15 students. All of my humanities courses had between 15-20 students. I found intro level course to be more challenging because the material was new to me and upper level courses to me more work depending on the professor. All classes have scheduled office hours. There is also a language learning center available and science learning center available to ask questions to graduate student instructors if you find approaching your professor to be intimidating. There are also several course that you can take that will take you outside of the class room. Some are connected to internships, others allow you to travel the US and the globe. For example my best friend took a course on African Art and ended up going to the Smithsonian to see the art up close that they had been studying all semester. Another example would be a sociology course I took that had us volunteering in the University of Michigan Hospital and keeping journal entries on our experiences.

UM Academic Details

Academic Calendar Trimester
Average Freshman GPA 3.30
Retention Rate 97%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June, July, August, September, and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)
  • Sea Semester
  • Other: Washington Legislative Internship. Public Service Internship Program. New England Literature Program.

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Class Sizes at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 48%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 9%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 36%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 48%
50 - 100 Students 9%
20 - 49 Students 36%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 64
  • Unknown and Other: 16
  • Asian: 13
  • Latino: 3
  • African American: 3
Caucasian 64
Unknown and Other 16
Asian 13
Latino 3
African American 3

Faculty at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Total Faculty 7,336
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12
Full-Time Professors 18,660
Male Faculty 4,444
Part-Time Professors 2,500
Women Faculty 2,892

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