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University of Michigan

Public university in Ann Arbor, Michigan / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The University of Michigan (U-M, UMich, or just Michigan) is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Founded in 1817, the university is the oldest and largest in Michigan; it was established twenty years before the territory became a state. It is also a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

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University of Michigan
Latin: Universitas Michigania
Former names
Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania (1817–1821)
MottoLatin: Artes, Scientia, Veritas
Motto in English
"Arts, Knowledge, Truth"
TypePublic research university
EstablishedAugust 26, 1817; 206 years ago (1817-08-26)[1]
Academic affiliations
Endowment$17.9 billion (2023)[2]
Budget$10.9 billion (2022)[3]
PresidentSanta Ono
ProvostLaurie McCauley
Academic staff
7,954 (2022)[4]
Administrative staff
22,514 (2022)[4]
Students51,225 (2022)[4]
Undergraduates32,695 (2022)[4]
Postgraduates18,530 (2022)[4]
Location, ,
United States

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

Since 1871, Michigan has been a coeducational institution. In 2023, it enrolled approximately 34,000 undergraduate students and 18,000 graduate students, making it the largest university in Michigan.[8] The university consists of 19 colleges and offers degree programs at undergraduate and graduate levels in some 250 disciplines. Michigan also has two regional universities, one in Flint and one in Dearborn, as well as a center in Detroit. Undergraduate admission to the university is categorized as "most selective"[9] and the university is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

The university's alumni 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; 41 U.S. governors; and 26 living billionaires.[10] As of 2022, Wolverine athletes have won 188 medals at the Olympic Games.[11]

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