Welcome to the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Since its founding 50 years ago, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been distinguished by its commitment to providing excellent educational opportunities responsive to the needs of southeastern Michigan. Established in 1959 with a gift from the Ford Motor Company, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has developed into a comprehensive university offering undergraduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, management, education and public administration.
The campus attracts more than 9,000 of the best students in southeastern Michigan, and one of the best faculties in the nation. The campus includes the estate that was home to Henry Ford and his wife Clara for more than 30 years, now a national historic landmark. One third of the campus, more than 70 acres, is maintained as one of the largest natural areas in metropolitan Detroit, serving as a research and teaching facility for students and teachers on campus and throughout the region. With a faculty devoted to teaching and students committed to achievement, UM-Dearborn has been shaped by its history of interaction with business, government and industry in southeastern Michigan, and is committed to responding to the needs of the region in shaping our common future.