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The University of Michigan is ranked the #1 public university in the country, and our engineering program is consistently ranked as one of the best investments you can make. Here, you will be taught by world-class faculty and researchers, and you will benefit from a highly rigorous academic program that will make you a sought-after candidate in the job market. 

But what U-M offers more than anything else is opportunity

Here, you can do research with award-winning faculty as an undergrad. You can get experience working in world-class labs on cutting edge research that is already shaping our future. Want to helm your own projects? There are thousands of student organizations to choose from. You can help build a Mars Rover or design a new fully-electric race car or install solar panels for underprivileged communities all over the world or you can create your own club to follow your passion

Diversity & Inclusion

Experience how much U-M has to offer

Over 100 programs at Michigan are ranked in the Top-10 nationwide, including medicine and law. Enjoy a Broadway quality show put on by the prestigious School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, which has graduated the likes of Academy Award Winner James Earl Jones (Star Wars, The Lion King, Dr. Strangelove), Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Glee, A Very Potter Musical), Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hanson, The Greatest Showman), and many, many others. 

We have one of the most iconic sports programs in history, including one of the greatest rivalries in the country: Michigan vs. Ohio State. You don’t have to like sports to marvel at the experience of taking in a football game along with over 100,000 other people at The Big House, the largest sports stadium in America. Do the wave, feel the energy from a jet flyover, and bellow out our world famous fight song: The Victors!

Ann Arbor

Enjoy one of the best college towns in the country! Meander through the historic Kerrytown Farmer’s Market and enjoy the delicacies at the world-famous Zingerman’s deli, a favorite stop of both former USA President Barrack Obama and Tony award winner Audra McDonald. Explore the famous center of Central Campus, the Diag, that features towering oaks, maples, and sycamores (among others), where students will string up hammocks for a more comfortable study spot or practice their tight-rope walking. Take a stroll along the Huron River, which wraps along the campus border through Nichols Arboretum, a favorite place for kayaking and picnicking in the summer and sledding and snowball fights in the winter.


Broaden your horizons beyond campus. U-M and the College of Engineering highly encourages Study Abroad, so spend a summer in France or Italy or one of the other 600+ destinations available. Explore historic sites, learn a different language, eat your weight in gelato and cheese, and discover just how far engineering can take you.

Networking for life

There are 40,000 students on campus who come from all over the world and all different walks of life. Embrace cultural exchange and collaboration, and find lifelong friends. We have the largest living alumni network in the world, so wherever you go, Go Blue!