The University of Michigan is one of the great public research universities of the U.S., located in vibrant Ann Arbor. Since 1817, U-M has been a global model of a diverse, comprehensive academic institution -- one of the top 25 universities in the world. Nineteen schools and colleges offer 275+ undergraduate degree programs, and graduate and professional education. Students study the liberal arts and the sciences in a spirited, cross-disciplinary environment that encourages inquiry in the classroom and in undergraduate research, with a 15:1 student/faculty ratio. More than 580,000 living alumni infuse the U-M ethos and traditions around the globe.

Academic Programs

  • Architecture
  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Information
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


First-year students enter college after earning their high school diploma but before enrolling in any college study after graduation. They may have earned college credit while dual-enrolled in high school and a college or university. Students submit a high school transcript, a school report, one teacher evaluation (academic teacher), an SAT or ACT score, and official college transcripts for high school students dual-enrolled in a college or university. All materials must be received by the application deadline. Some U-M schools and colleges have additional application requirements.


A successful transfer student is currently in good academic and social standing, and has a distinguished record of college work, earning a cumulative GPA of at least a B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better. They have earned sophomore (30+ credits) or junior (55-60 credits) standing with transferable credit earned at a community college or another two-or four-year college or university.

Visit us

The best way to find out if U-M is your ultimate destination is to do your research then visit campus in person with your family. We offer several visit options to answer your questions. Prospective freshmen and families can attend an information session and central campus walking tour, offered several times weekly. Transfer students can register for our Transfer Tuesdays, an information session and walking tour designed just for them. Information sessions are 45-minute presentations and the walking tour is 90 minutes. Ensure that sessions are available before you make travel arrangements.

"Where else can you seek solutions among such talented scholars, all pursuing knowledge and understanding to advance a quintessentially public mission? U-M is a place where data and evidence matter, where all voices can be heard, and where talented and hard-working students emerge as leaders and best."

Dr. Santa Ono, President, October 2022
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Admissions office

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School location

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316, United States of America

Phone number

(734) 764-7433