Welcome to the University of Michigan, the #1 public research institution in the U.S.
By joining SEAS, you will enjoy all the benefits of our small community within this world-class university. You will have access to the entire range of U-M’s resources— academic support offices, labs, libraries, courses, programs, extracurricular activities, and much more.
The University of Michigan’s alumni network is one of the largest in the world with (630,000+) members. UM Alumni include 1 US President, 36 Pulitzer Prize winners, 27 Rhodes Scholars, 1 Mitchell Scholar, 9 Nobel laureates, and 3 Supreme Court Justices.
When you come to the University of Michigan, you know that you are getting a world class education. You don’t have to take our word for it: U.S. News & World Report ranks us as the #3 U.S. Public University. Money.com ranks us even higher, giving UM the #1 spot on their list of the Best Public Colleges in the US. Niche.com also gives us their #1 ranking. Overall, the University of Michigan has 102 graduate programs that make top 10 lists in US News & World Report. This is also the 10th consecutive year that the National Science Foundation ranks the University of Michigan #1 in research volume among U.S. public universities.
- #3 U.S. Public University — U.S. News & World Report
- 102 top 10 graduate programs — U.S. News & World Report
- #1 Public University in the U.S.— QS World Rankings
- #1 U.S. Public University — Niche.com
- #1 Best Public Colleges - Money.com
SEAS has 47 full-time faculty members and 10 centers and institutes.
SEAS is located in the Samuel Trask Dana building, which was Gold Leed Certified by the US Green Building Council in 2005. It was the first major renovation of an academic building to receive such a high rating for sustainable construction in Michigan and among the first in the nation.
With more than 1,600 registered, student-run clubs and organizations on campus, and meaningful community engagement and social justice work, you’ll definitely find yourself here. The most popular among SEAS students are listed below. Visit Maize Pages for a full U-M student organization directory.
- SEAS student government
- People of the Global Majority in the Environment (PGMEnt)
- Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
- Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
- Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)
- Students of Color at Rackham (SCOR)
- Art and the Environment (ArtEco)
- The Student Sustainability Coalition
- Out at SEAS
- SEAS Black Student Group
Health and Fitness
As an enrolled SEAS student, you’ll have automatic access to the university’s wide array of fitness and wellness facilities.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations will be required to work out and to swim, face coverings will be required at all times while working out, and facilities will be operating at decreased capacities. You can make facility reservations here.
From classic rivalries to football games at the Big House, Michigan Athletics are undoubtedly the most spirited in the country. For a regular fix on Maize and Blue sports news and scores, bookmark mgoblue.com. At the same time, this is a place where you can be more than just a spectator. With more than 30 clubs and 25 intramural sports, plus esports, you can strive for victory on numerous teams.
In a comparison of over 400 US college cities and towns, Ann Arbor was ranked #1 for 2021.
Within walking distance of the Dana Building is the newly renovated University of Michigan Museum of Natural History. The museum is still open to valid MCard owners.
The Matthaei Botanical Gardens offers beautiful green scenery even during cold Michigan winters. While the conservatory building is closed due to COVID, walking trails that you can explore are still open to the public. Closer to campus, you can find the Nichols Arboretum with it’s beautiful peony garden that blooms in warmer months.
Recognized as a national art center, Ann Arbor performing arts groups have been offering online shows throughout the pandemic. You can find some upcoming performances here. The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) also has some virtual offerings.
If you like to eat, Ann Arbor has no shortage of restaurants. While you may not be able to dine out during the pandemic, take out is still an option. Dig into a burger from Blimpy Burger, get a reuben from Zingerman’s Deli, or try a new ice cream flavor from Blank Slate Creamery. If vegan and vegetarian food is more your speed, try the Lunch Room or Seva.
With 120,000 permanent residents in Ann Arbor, there are things to do year round.