About U-M

Home of the “leaders and best,” the University of Michigan is one of the world’s top institutions of higher education.

Our graduates include writers and directors, astronauts and athletes, scientists and inventors, Nobel laureates, Rhodes Scholars and Pulitzer Prize-winners—even a US president. And many of our alumni were student veterans just like you.

Student veterans will find a welcoming campus environment, an active and involved community, and campus resources and contacts to help you navigate the college experience. You can also take advantage of Student Veterans of America (SVA), a national student group, which was founded in part by University of Michigan student veterans. The local SVA chapter holds regular meetings and events. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Why choose Michigan? Lots of reasons:

Affordability. Two out of every three U-M undergraduates receive financial aid, and U-M has one of the slowest rates of tuition increases of any US college. There are also grants and scholarships available, including some especially for student vets.

Value. Having a degree from the University of Michigan opens doors. Hiring managers know that U-M graduates make great employees; in fact, Michigan is ranked #6 in the nation by recruiters for new hires (Wall Street Journal).

Networks. As a U-M grad, you will be joining the 550,000+ Michigan alumni who live and work all over the globe—one of the largest alumni bodies in the world.

Academics. Our reputation for academic excellence is well established. U-M is always near the top of the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings. And this year, the QS World Rankings lists Michigan as the #1 public university in the world. Read more about how U-M ranks.

Ann Arbor. One of the country’s great college towns, Ann Arbor is a great place to live, work, study, and raise a family. Livability.com rates Ann Arbor #13 on its “Top 100 Places to Live” list, and our outstanding schools and safe neighborhoods are a big part of that ranking. Read more about our city.