University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (UMich) is one of the top ranking universities of the world. It is the state's oldest university and the flagship campus of the University of Michigan.

Notable UMich alumni include: Thomas H. Weller (received the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1954), Mary Frances Berry (former chairwoman United States Civil Rights Commission), Theophilus C. Abbot (third President of Michigan State University), Sylvia Bashevkin (the first woman to be named principal of University of Toronto's University College), Saul Fenster (6th President of New Jersey Institute of Technology), William W. Hagerty (former president of Drexel University), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is ranked 28th among the National Universities by US News (2012).

- Ranked 15th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2010, improving from 19th on last year's list. In addition it is ranked 14th globally for Social Sciences, 18th for Arts & Humanities, 19th for Engineering & IT, 33rd for Life Sciences, and 38th for Natural Sciences.

- Ranked 15th globally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010.

- The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers have been ranked among the country's best hospitals, placing 14th overall for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report (2010).

- Michigan graduate engineering programs are ranked highly in the nation (US News 2009): Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (1st), Industrial and Operations Engineering (2nd), Aerospace Engineering (4th), Mechanical Engineering (5th), Materials Science and Engineering (6th), Environmental Engineering (6th), Computer Engineering (6th), Electrical Engineering (7th), Civil (7th), Chemical (12th), Biomedical Engineering (12th).

- For 2008, the School of Nursing remained in the top 10 list of nursing schools in the amount of funding received from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek