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Campus & Student Life at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Home to about 31,329 undergraduates in 2020, U-M is a very large, public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, U-M offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by U-M can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our U-M Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

U-M Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at U-M. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit U-M Disability Services.

U-M for the Military

While not a "service academy", U-M does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit U-M Veteran Services . For more information, check out our U-M for Veterans Guide.

U-M offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, U-M does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

U-M offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

U-M has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 31,329 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 29,851 (95.3%). Part-time attendance was 1,478 (4.7%).


University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is Ranked #70 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, U-M receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank U-M #70 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at U-M by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the U-M Diversity Guide.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Competes in the NCAA

U-M has a total of 1011 student athletes, 500 men and 511 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Athletics

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