A top-ranked public university, the University of Michigan has a rich tradition of excellence in research, learning and teaching, sports and the arts, and more. Situated in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the university was founded in 1817 by an act of the old Michigan Territory as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became its own state. The university directs its efforts into serving the people of Michigan, a state bursting with natural beauty for students to enjoy.
About the University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Established in 1817, the University of Michigan has a vision to “advance the common good with the uncommon will,” welcoming and nurturing the ideas, thoughts, and contributions of all who join its broad, diverse community and curricular. Its commitment to “push boundaries of discovery to make a better world” has seen it recognized internationally for its educational achievements and athletic accomplishments as well as become one of the greenest campuses in the US.
At its home in Ann Arbor, it reflects beautifully the stunning Michigan landscape it is part of and creates inspiring spaces for thoughtful, engaging discussion between inquisitive students and world-renowned faculty experts.
Learn more at University of Michigan's official website.
SAF's Student Promise
“It was a pleasure to meet other students from different countries. The club I participated in was a club where students from different countries talked about a topic every week and shared about their country's culture. By hosting various events in this club, I was able to experience the best of American culture.”Hae-ri Kim, Past SAF Student
The University of (Pure) Michigan
The University of Michigan works to serve the people of its great state. From the Big House to the Mackinac Bridge, the impact of University of Michigan research, faculty, staff, alumni, and students spans far beyond the borders of its three campuses.
This video explores the University of Michigan's Up North Impact work and its vision for even more positive outcomes in the future.
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