For Harvard-Yale Ambitions Without Harvard-Yale SATs
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
You've always wanted to attend an Ivy League school like Harvard or Yale, yet you knew your SATs just weren't going to cut it. Believe it or not, there's an alternative you may find compelling: the University of Michigan. The essence of Michigan lies in the academic diversity of its schools and colleges and the degree of cooperation among them. Some of them are ranked among the very best in the country. They include schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Information, Law, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Public Health, and Social Work.
Remarkable Community of Scholars
According to Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University, "The heart of Michigan's success resides in our dedicated staff, robust student body and outstanding faculty members, including distinguished composers, novelists and poets, scientists, engineers, physicians, social scientists, artists, and filmmakers." Further, she states, "The quality, breadth, and depth of this University's intellectual resources create a remarkable community of scholars—from our national leadership in the social sciences, medicine, engineering, law, and business to our community's robust cultural offerings."
The University of Michigan was established in Detroit in 1817 and became the first public university in the Northwest Territories. In 1837, the University relocated to Ann Arbor. Today, Michigan's 28 schools and colleges, with more than 56,000 students, 3,000 faculty, eight million library volumes, and according to President Coleman, "one great fight song," are located on three campus locations in Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint.
Vitality of Inquiry and Discovery
You'll find a walk across the campus of the University of Michigan an absorbing experience, rich with the spirit of potential, the tradition of history-making achievements, and the "vitality of inquiry and discovery." What's more, the playing fields are home to an intercollegiate athletics program known globally for the competitive spirit of the maize and blue. U of M students live and study surrounded by an impressive collection of political views, languages, ideas and cultures. They work alongside faculty whose brilliance has been rewarded with Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Fellowships, Fulbright Scholarships, and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.
|1. Emory University||14. Smith College|
|2. Vassar College||15. Univ. of Notre Dame|
|3. Univ. of Pittsburgh||16. The Ohio State University|
|4. Goucher College||17. Earlham College|
|5. Reed College||18. Chapman University|
|6. Hunter College||19. Warren Wilson College|
|7. Univ. of Michigan||20. Univ. of California—Santa Cruz|
|8. Hampshire College||21. Stanford University|
|9. Berklee School of Music||22. Univ. of Texas—Austin|
|10. Pepperdine University||23. Middlebury College|
|11. Brown University||24. New York University|
|12. Univ. of the South—Sewanee||25. Univ. of Chicago|
|13. Elon University|