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The University of Michigan
Students at Ross are part of a vibrant community that extends well beyond our walls. The University of Michigan’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research attracts global leaders in all fields. The University perennially boasts top-10 programs in disciplines ranging from engineering and medicine to law and public policy. The University of Michigan is a brand known worldwide, meaning you’ll learn from – and with – the best.
Michigan also offers an unparalleled experience in student life – catch a game at the country’s largest football stadium; hear a top symphony orchestra at Hill Auditorium, one of the world’s great concert halls; or watch tomorrow’s Broadway stars perform in the university’s acclaimed theater program. You can also browse museums dedicated to art, natural history, archaeology, and more.
Ann Arbor is intellectually invigorating, economically robust, and culturally diverse. About 20 percent of city residents speak a language other than English at home, and 16 percent were born outside the U.S.
A paradise for foodies, Ann Arbor offers restaurants for every budget and taste, as well as gourmet specialty shops and an outstanding year-round farmers market. The city enjoys a vibrant entertainment scene, encompassing nationally known live-music clubs like The Ark and the Blind Pig; the Michigan Theater, a restored historic movie palace; and independent bookstores that host readings and author appearances. Ann Arbor has 157 city parks covering more than 2,000 acres, offering activities such as kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, ice skating, and golf; as well as pristine nature areas.
Ann Arbor is known for its walkability, and the city has made substantial investments in bicycling infrastructure. Public transportation is accessible and often free for students. Detroit Metro Airport is about 30 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor, with regular bus service available.
"It's not just the throngs of University of Michigan students dressed in maize and blue singing 'Hail to the Victors' that makes Ann Arbor the ultimate college town. It is the urban sophistication … the sheer energy and the abundance of cultural opportunities."
The New York Times // October 2011