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    University of Michigan Rankings: World Rankings, National Rankings, Subject-wise Rankings 2021

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    Founded in 1817, University of Michigan is a highly ranked public university located in Ann Harbour, USA.  The institute is honored in the list of 25 top universities in USA and saw an impressive annual enrolment of a whopping 312,66 applicants in Fall 2019 at undergraduate and graduate level.

    With an overall score of 84.6 and an international student weightage of 41.3University of Michigan has been consistently ranked 21st in the Top World Universities by QS Rankings. The institute offers admisisons at an acceptance rate of 23% to various specialized programs in a range of fields like business management, computer engineering and experimental psychology, among others.

    These courses are ranked across different categories by renowned agencies including US News, QS rankings etc. and are highly favored by international students for studying in USA 

    University of Michigan Rankings Highlights

    • The overall scores given to the university by the US News in 2021 is 80, with a national ranking of 24 in the country
    • It is also ranked #13 in Best Undergraduate Teachings and at 17th in Global Ranking by U.S. News
    • According to THE, the university has jumped up four places in one year between 2020 and 2021 to be among the top 25 national universities in the US
    • It has been ranked at the 15th position in terms of world university reputation as of 2021 (THE)

    University of Michigan Global Rankings

    The instuitute has a reputed position in the US Education System which is reflected in its unbeatable performance across various ranking factors. A variety of ranking agencies have revealed impressive statistics in favor of the institute which makes it a top university at par with other ivy-leagues such as Harvard University and Oxford University.

    The University has shown a decline in terms of world rankings as per THE Rankings when it has shifted to 22nd place in 2020 from 15th place in 2011

    The following consists of the yearly data of the world rank given to the University of Michigan by the top reputed rating agencies in the world:

    Ranking Agency World Rank In 2021 World Rank In 2020
    QS Rankings 21 21
    THE Rankings 22 21
    CWUR Rankings 16 17

    University of Michigan National Rankings

    The Universities are ranked nationally based on a lot of widely accepted indicators of excellence. While the reputation of the institute is unmatched in terms of its global rankings, University of Michigan has also showcased outstanding performance in the USA rankings. The rankings in a comparative format for the present and previous year are given below :

    Ranking Agency National Rank In 2021 National Rank In 2020
    QS Rankings - 18
    THE Rankings 23 27
    US News Rankings 24 24

    With an overall score of 66.6 and an employability score of 53.5, the University has been ranked among the top 20 universities in the US in 2020 by QS Rankings. According to THE, the university has jumped up four places in one year between 2020 and 2021 to be among the top 25 national universities in the US which makes it a coveted chocice when seeking to study abroad.

    The CWUR Rankings has ranked the university in the 14th place in the country during the 2018-2019 session.

    University of Michigan Ranking: US News

    The US News has ranked the university in some aspects which are as follows:

    Ranking Category US News Ranking 2021
    Best Value Colleges #5
    Best Undergraduate Teaching #15
    Most Innovative College #13
    Top Public Schools #3
    Study Abroad Colleges #28
    Top Learning Communities #14

    University of Michigan Ranking: CWUR

    Center for World University Ranking (CWUR) is a UAE initiative for global university rankings on the basis of education, faculty, research, surveys, data, etc. The CWUR has ranked the university in some aspects which are as compiled below.

    Ranking Category Ranking 2021
    Quality Of Education #47
    Quality Of Faculty #58
    Output Quality Rank #3
    Quality Publications Rank #3
    Influence Rank #20
    Citations Rank #10

    University of Michigan Rankings: Niche

    NICHE is one of the regarded universities that ranks the institutes in a range of fields apart from the classic domains. It has ranked the university in several aspects some of which are discussed below.

    Ranking Category Ranking 2021
    Best Big Colleges In America #3 / 131
    Best Colleges For Business In America #6 / 1192
    Best Colleges For Education In America #6 / 896
    Colleges With Best Student Life #7 / 1580
    Most Liberal Colleges In Michigan #1 / 58
    Best Value Colleges In Michigan #1 / 44

    University of Michigan Subject-wise Rankings

    The University of Michigan is divided into 19 schools that are dedicated to different fields of study like art, psychology, business administration,  history, architecture and many more. The university consists of 250 undergraduate programs,100 doctoral and 200 master’s programs. Some of the popular majors here are Computer Engineering General, General in Economics, Experimental Psychology and Business Administration.

    The university subjects get ranked by the agencies on the basis of the overall score, employability out of the subject major, international student and another such criterion. According to the QS Rankings, the university has shown an overall score of 89 and rank of 29 in law and legal studies, an overall score of 82.1 and a rank of 42 in Natural sciences.

    Approximately 100 subjects of the institute have been assessed and ranked by QS Rankings in 2021. The range of subject rankings given by different renowned ranking agencies for the University of Michigan are detailed below.

    University of Michigan Subject Ranking: US News

    US News rank on the basis of years of research, user feedback, discussion with education experts, deans, researchers, etc., reviews, trends, and much more. The US News has given the below-mentioned subject-wise rankings for the institute:

    Subject Of Study Rankings 2021
    Business Administration #1
    Accounting #5
    Analytics #3
    Marketing #1
    Production And Operation Management #4
    Quantitative Analysis #4
    Biomedical Studies #6
    Civil Studies #6
    Computer #7
    Computer Systems #6
    Aerospace/Aeronautical Studies #4
    Entrepreneurship #6
    Supply Management/ Logistics #7
    Industrial/ Manufacturing Studies #5

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    University of Michigan Subject Ranking: QS

    Generally, QS Rankings are ranked on the basis of surveys conducted globally of alumni, employers, research citations, reputation, H-index, etc. Some of the rankings for the institute are as tabulated below.

    Subject Of Study Rankings 2021
    Geology #51-100
    Geophysics #43
    Philosophy #36
    Physics And Astronomy #27
    Earth And Sciences #37
    Mathematics #18
    Sociology And Administration #27
    Material Sciences #36
    Environmental Studies #29
    Performing Arts #49
    Engineering And Technology #36
    Accounting And Finance #26
    Life Sciences And Medicine #25
    History #13

    University of Michigan has managed to gather impressive rankings even in the tough times of COVID-19 pandemic which reflects the quality of its curriculum and dedication towards providing world-class education.  If you are a prospective candidate confused about studying abroad thinking about what makes USA a preferred destination, these globally reputed institutes and their impressive rankings are your answer.

    The institute is a moderately competitive organization that is constantly ranked in the top 25 or 50 across the globe across different categories and is definitely a strong contender for studying abroad.

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