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About UM-Dearborn

Hands-on learning, small classes, supportive community – and the power of a Michigan degree

At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we emphasize practice-based learning, small class sizes, engaged faculty and a commitment to making a lasting impact in southeast Michigan, the nation and the world.

At UM-Dearborn, we know your name. Here, you’ll learn in small classes and collaborate with engaged faculty who will prepare you to make an impact in industry, at work and in the community long before you graduate.

We are innovators, explorers, collaborators and problem-solvers, and we’re proud to call Dearborn home. We’re addressing some of society’s most pressing challenges through cutting-edge research, while strengthening Southeast Michigan through community engagement, making a meaningful difference in our region, our state, the nation and the world.

We are among the most diverse universities in Michigan, with students representing nearly 80 birth countries. We value and uphold an inclusive culture built on mutual respect and integrity. Together, we cultivate an environment where we can learn from each other and everyone knows they belong.


History and Facts

University of Michigan-Dearborn was founded in 1959 with a gift of just over 200 acres from the Ford Motor Company. Since then, we’ve grown as a comprehensive, top-ranked, regional public university.

University History

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