The University of Michigan is a top-ranked, tier-1 public research institution. The National Science Foundation ranks U-M as the nation's #1 public research university. U-M is ranked the #4 public university in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and received a five-star rating from QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings.
For the programs ranked each year by U.S. News and World Report in America's Best Graduate Schools — business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing — U-M has top-15 rankings in all six categories.
By joining SEAS, you will enjoy all the benefits of the small SEAS community within this world-class university. You will have access to the entire range of U-M’s resources — labs, libraries, courses, programs, extracurricular activities, and much more.
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor: So one of the amazing things about coming here to SEAS is that you land at the University of Michigan.
Bradley J. Cardinale, Professor: The University of Michigan is one of the top universities in the country, often ranked in the top five.
Joe Arvai, Professor: From the standpoint of academics,
facilities, extracurricular activities—obviously, athletics are a big deal here—I think the big challenge at the University of Michigan isn't looking for opportunities. It's trying to figure out which of the great opportunities you're going to have to let pass you by.
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor: So Michigan lets you leverage so much knowledge from across all these deep centers of excellence across campus. And I love that.
Bradley J. Cardinale, Professor: Students have an amazing opportunity when they come here to work in labs like this one, other facilities here on campus that deal primarily with fresh water habitats, with marine habitats, and how we can make them more sustainable.
Dorceta E. Taylor, Professor: SEAS has, building on our old school, probably one of the most vibrant networks of environmental practitioners, scholars, academicians, and policymakers.
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor: We are a public university with a mandate, which we talk about as a uncommon education for the common man.
Dahlia Rockowitz, MS ’18: I think there's a really strong campus culture at SEAS. And there's a real sense of pride to be here and a shared interest around issues of environment and sustainability, which really brings us all together.
Jim Gawron, MS/MBA ’19: I do feel a sense of community, not only within the schools of the University of Michigan but throughout the campus as a whole.
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor: I mean, Michigan itself is such a broad and deep machine for learning, for knowledge production, and also for engaged learning and engaged knowledge.
Dahlia Rockowitz, MS ’18: The people are fun, enjoy hanging out together, put their heart and soul into their coursework, and really want to build a community here.
Jim Gawron, MS/MBA ’19: Everybody here is just so supportive of each other. Everybody is rooting for each other as we go on and move from campus out into industry to make the world a better place.