The University of Michigan

Founded in 1817, the mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. The University of Michigan remains one of the most distinguished universities in the world and a leader in higher education. It is consistently ranked among the nation's top universities, with over 51,000 students and 5,600 faculty at three campuses. The University of Michigan boasts of one of the largest health care complexes in the world, one of the most extensive university library systems in the country, and the some of the best computer access for students and faculty of any campus in the world. Over 5,500 undergraduate courses are taught each term in over 200 programs. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students have a choice of 19 separate schools and colleges, hundreds of majors, over 1000 student organizations, and thousands of concerts, recitals, speakers, symposia, films, and readings each year.