“I firmly believe that we can learn some of life’s most important lessons from each other. The more varied the perspectives represented, the richer our education. Our differences — whether they be the academic questions that engage us, age, economic background, gender, or race, to name just a few — bring a buoyancy to our campus community and help create the intellectual vitality that makes Michigan internationally renowned.”
Mary Sue Coleman
President of the University of MichiganA
education from the University of Michigan provides students with endless possibilities. Undergraduate students can choose from over 226 programs of study and over 40,000 courses in 12 top-ranked undergraduate schools and colleges. The university’s commitment to diversity allows students to flourish academically and socially, and prepares them for opportunities anywhere in the world.
Special Programs: Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) are groups of students and faculty who come together through common intellectual interests and shared goals. Those interests can range from community service to theoretical mathematics to lab research to communication arts. MLCs give students the flexibility to utilize the resources of the university within a close-knit community with personal attention from faculty. MLC opportunities include: the Women in Science and Engineering Program, the Honors Program, University Mentorship Program, the Residential College, the Health Science Scholars Program, and the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). For more information about the Michigan Learning Communities at the University of Michigan, please visit www.lsa.umich.edu/mlc.
The First-Year Seminar Program provides students with small class sizes (typically twenty students or less) taught by faculty in a variety of academic disciplines. This unique educational experience is open to all first-year students and usually requires no advanced preparation or prerequisite classes. Students who participate in a first-year seminar can develop critical thinking and discussion skills and meet with faculty members on a more personal basis. For more information, see www.lsa.umich.edu/students.
Campus Resources: The Comprehensive Studies Program (CSP) offers students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts the chance to be a part of a community of scholars who plan, study, learn, and share experiences and work together to fully explore the college experience and attain the highest academic goals and success. Program components include academic advising and personal counseling, tutorial services, intensive course sections, a mentorship program, and career-oriented work study programs.
The Office of Academic Multicultural Initiatives (OAMI) is a unit of Student Affairs that promotes and provides services to build an environment in which all students can develop a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural diversity and multiculturalism represented at the University.
Student Organizations: There are almost 1000 student organizations encompassing all kinds of interests: student government, social service and activism, fraternities and sororities, marching band and singing groups, athletics, writing and publishing, and more. Whatever your interests are, there’s sure to be a group for it.
To find out more about the opportunities waiting for you at the University of Michigan, please contact: University of Michigan, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 1220 Student Activities Building, 515 East Jefferson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316, or call (734) 764-7433, or visit www.admissions.umich.edu.