9 Facts About the University of Michigan


The University of Michigan, frequently referred to simply as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States.

A university is an institution of higher education and research which grants academic degrees in various subjects.

Michigan is a state located in the Great Lakes and Midwestern regions of the United States.

Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County.

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Founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the Michigan Territory became a state, the University of Michigan is the state's oldest university.

The Territory of Michigan was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from June 30, 1805, until January 26, 1837, when the final extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of Michigan.

Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the fourth-largest city in the Midwest and the largest city on the United States–Canada border.

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The university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres of what is now known as Central Campus.


Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit.

A satellite campus or branch campus is a campus of a college or university that is physically at a distance from the original university or college area.


The University was a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

The Association of American Universities is an international organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education.


Considered one of the foremost research universities in the United States, the university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields as well as professional degrees in architecture, business, medicine, law, pharmacy, nursing, social work, public health, and dentistry.

Dentistry is a branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity, commonly in the dentition but also the oral mucosa, and of adjacent and related structures and tissues, particularly in the maxillofacial area.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is an acronym that refers to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures.


Michigan's body of living alumni comprises more than 500,000.


Besides academic life, Michigan's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Wolverines.


They are members of the Big Ten Conference.

The Big Ten Conference, formerly Western Conference and Big Nine Conference, is the oldest Division I collegiate athletic conference in the United States.

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