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University of Michigan

Student housing near the University of Michigan

Whether you are looking for University of Michigan housing on Packard Street for convenience to the stadium as well as schools of business, law, and public policy, or between Fuller and Huron Streets which offer easy access to the School of Nursing and the Medical School, or if you prefer options closer to Plymouth Road for ultimate convenience to the School of Music and Engineering, Student.com makes your search quick and easy. 

You can use our wide range of filters to refine your University of Michigan off-campus housing search by comparing over properties by budget, amenities, location, and ratings. You can use the map function to find a property close to your faculty. 

We offer a great selection of apartments near University of Michigan from one-bedroom shared apartments to private rooms to fully self-contained flats in and around Ann Arbor. 

Give us a call and our booking consultants will be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Where is the University of Michigan located?

The University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor, 45 minutes outside of Detroit. Located in southeast Michigan's Lower Peninsula at the centre of a greater collection of communities in Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor is the epitome of a college town. In 2019 Forbes rated it as the 7th Best College Town in the United States of America. 

Vibrant and bustling, it's where creative ideas come to life through world-class arts and culture, music, events, restaurants and shops. Fine dining, cultural dynamism, luminous art, and world-class attractions are all staples of this vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

But Ann Arbor is also home to one of the most highly rated public universities in America, meaning it’s a town where ambitious students and champion athletes reach for the stars. 

The entire town transforms into an endless sea of maize and blue for the major collegiate sporting events. The town’s long history and the university are closely intertwined, so it’s no surprise that Ann Arbor has fully embraced the ‘Wolverine’ culture. Despite becoming a tech hub, a cultural melting pot and an urban oasis, Ann Arbor, founded in 1824, has still managed to retain much of its small-town charm.

Studying at the University of Michigan

If you choose to study at the University of Michigan, you’ll be studying at the best public university in the USA according to the QS World University Rankings. It’s ranked number one in the Midwestern United States and 21st in the world.

UM is also regarded as one of the foremost research universities in the USA ranking number one in research volume among U.S. public research universities.

Michigan offers a comprehensive list of graduate programs, 102 of which are in the top 10 of the 2019 U.S. News & World Report. There are 250 undergraduate majors, 100 doctoral and 200 master’s programmes to choose from.

The university has a strong reputation in the medical field with both the UM’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Michigan Medicine being ranked number one in the state of Michigan and among the very best hospitals in the nation. C.S. Mott was the only hospital in the state ranked in all 10 paediatric specialty areas evaluated in the 2019-2020 USA News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

The large institution enrols about 30,000 undergraduate students with a competitive acceptance rate of 23 percent and a freshman retention rate of 97 percent. The university’s Ann Arbor student-faculty ratio is 15:1 with 56.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

Graduating 92 percent of students (within six years), Michigan’s body of living alumni is one of the largest of any university in the world comprising of more than half a million people. 

Many of the world’s rich and famous count University of Michigan as their alma mater, including Google co-founder Larry Page, singer Madonna, six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady, former US President Gerald Ford, actor James Earl Jones and Ed White, the first American to walk in space, to name a few. 

Boasting such a strong body of alumni provides a valuable resource for current and past students when it comes to networking and building industry connections.

Student life at the University of Michigan

Michigan is a diverse, multicultural university. Its gender distribution is split down the middle with a 50/50 percent male to female student population.

The university supports diversification by allowing students to forge smaller communities from the large university population through cultural and ethnic student organizations. 

Students can join one of the university’s more than 1,500 clubs and societies, including engineering project teams, community service organizations, and charitable projects, or one of its 62 Greek chapters.

There are several groups dedicated to various worthy causes including the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) or the Young Americans for Freedom to name a few. 

University of Michigan is extremely popular with foreign students, so if you’re planning on studying abroad at Michigan, you’ll be right at home with a large international student population of about 7,000 from at least 50 different countries. International students make up about 15.3 percent of the student body and the university is ranked 10th out of 1,240 colleges and universities by College Factual for providing a quality educational experience for international students. 

College sports at the University of Michigan

Michigan is nicknamed the ‘Wolverine State’ for a reason. With a tradition going as far back as the 19th century, sports play a central role at the University of Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines have a total of 29 NCAA Division I teams that have won 56 collegiate national championships in 12 different sports.

On Saturdays in the fall a crowd of more than 107,000 fans donning the maize and blue typically pack into “The Big House” (Michigan Stadium), the largest stadium in the United States, to cheer on the 11-time national champion Wolverine football team. 

The football team’s fierce rivalry with Ohio State is regarded as one of the biggest rivalries in all of American sports so prepare for some intense and thrilling Wolverines vs Buckeyes gamedays. 

University of Michigan history

The University of Michigan’s history dates from before Michigan was even formally named a state.

In 1817 it was founded as the Catholepistemiad, or the University of Michigania, by the governor and judges of Michigan Territory. The university moved from Detroit to what is now its central campus in Ann Arbor, back then a farm town of only 2,000, in 1837. 

The first classes in Ann Arbor were held in 1841. That year seven students were taught by two professors. In 1845 wheat was still grown on-site as part of a janitor’s remuneration and 11 students graduated in the university’s first commencement. By 1866, UM had become the largest university in the United States, with an enrolment of 1,205 students.

Today UM, with more than 45,000 students enrolled, has more professors per student than the national average (15 students for every one instructor) and is one of the most distinguished public universities in America. 

With its current size, academic strength, impressive resources, and quality of its research, over the years UMich has developed into a leader in higher education attracting top students and faculty from all over the world. 

Frequently asked questions about student housing near the University of Michigan

Why should I live in off-campus housing?

Off-campus housing can be a great alternative to living on campus. You’ll get to make your choice from several great properties and locations and will have a great chance to see life outside of the campus area as well. If you enjoy your own privacy, make sure to check out our studio flat options.

If you book University of Michigan off-campus housing with Student.com you’ll be making a safe choice. Based on our strict vetting process we only list accommodation from trusted providers. Your safety is paramount to us so we carefully vet all the landlords we list. 

How do I apply for an apartment near the University of Michigan?

After selecting your favourite accommodation, click on the property to go to the property page. Then click “Book Now” or “Enquire” on the property page. If you click Book Now, you’ll get to start sorting out the booking straight away. If you haven’t quite made up your mind yet, click on Enquire and leave your contact details. One of our helpful booking consultants will then get back to you and give you more information on the properties you’re interested in. 

What are the different room types you offer?

We currently offer three different types of student rooms in our listed apartments near University of Michigan.

Shared Room hosts two or more students sleeping in the same bedroom with other living spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms being shared with occupants from other rooms.

Private Room offers a private bedroom to every student. Depending on the property, you might get a private or a shared bathroom. Any additional facilities are shared with tenants from other rooms. 

An Entire Place provides a fully private self-contained studio flat where all living facilities are just for one tenant. You’ll get a private bedroom, bathroom and typically a small kitchenette.

Do I need a visa to study at the University of Michigan?

Yes. If you’re not a citizen of the United States, you’ll need to obtain a student visa issued by a US Embassy or Consulate in your home country. 

You can read more here.

Can you arrange a viewing for me?

Sure! If you’ll be in Ann Arbor before your semester starts and you’d like a viewing of a property before booking it, get in touch with us. Our booking consultants will be glad to arrange a viewing for you.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

Most properties will require you to pay a deposit to secure your booking. Your booking consultant will provide you with more information about this.