Michigan is the best university in the B1G & #24 globally per survey

Michigan is the best university in the B1G & #24 globally per survey

Submitted by UMProud on August 26th, 2015 at 7:16 AM

"The University of Michigan is one of the world’s 25 best universities and the best school in the Big Ten, according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The survey ranked UM No. 24 and 17th in the U.S.

The survey ranked schools by “several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices and the per capita academic performance of an institution"".

Source:  The Detroit News, 8/25/2015


OT: US News Grad School Rankings

OT: US News Grad School Rankings

Submitted by BlueCE on March 11th, 2014 at 6:02 PM

UM did very well in all the rankings:

MBA: #11 (Wharton, Harvard and Stanford tied for #1)

Education: #8 (John Hopkins #1)

Engineering: #8 (MIT #1)

Law: #10 (Yale #1)

Medicine (Research): #12 (Harvard #1)

Medicine (Primary Care): #8 (Washington #1)

Well done by Michigan, very few schools are ranked in the top across all categories.

Times Higher Education ranks UM 18th in the world

Times Higher Education ranks UM 18th in the world

Submitted by dnak438 on October 2nd, 2013 at 6:21 PM


  • Other B1G schools: Northwestern (#22), Illinois (#29), Wisconsin (#30), Minnesota (#46), Penn St (#49), Ohio State (#59), Purdue (#62), Michigan State (#83), Indiana (#132), Iowa (#161), Nebraska (#251-275)
  • Future B1G members: Rutgers (#103), Maryland (#108)
  • Former members: Chicago (#9)

Of course academic rankings are normally worthless except that in this case they are clearly correct to rank Michigan as highly as they do. I was most surprised by the low ranking of Nebraska, and second that Illinois is ranked higher than Wisconsin.

What's up with ITCS?

What's up with ITCS?

Submitted by Jon06 on September 5th, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Wolverine Access was down for much of the first day of class, and now CTools kicks me to an outage page that doesn't even load. Is anybody in a position to share what's going on?

(Note: I didn't mark this OT because it's about Michigan, but it's obviously not about sports so a mod can change it if that's appropriate. I'm too lazy to look at the guidelines right now.)

OT: Sports Management Degrees

OT: Sports Management Degrees

Submitted by HartAttack20 on December 20th, 2010 at 12:43 AM

I am currently enrolled at Grand Valley State, and I am looking to transfer to a bigger school with a respectable Sports Management/Marketing program for fall 2011. Since I am posting this on MGoBlog, Michigan is probably my number one choice. I was wondering if anybody went through Michigan's sports management program that could share some insight on the field. Going to a school with the name recognition of Michigan has to be a big deal. I was also wondering if there was a big difference in a school like Michigan running their program through the school of Kinesiology while Oregon runs a seemingly similar Sports Marketing program through their business school. Based off my limited findings, it looks like both programs focus on the busines side of the sports industry anyways. I couldn't really find much useful ranking information through google, either. Also, I'm sure Michigan's programs are all somewhat competitive, but how difficult is it to get into?

I appreciate the help, and I look forward to attempting to join the Michigan community in the future! Go Blue.

Go Blue: We landed on the moon!!!

Go Blue: We landed on the moon!!!

Submitted by Topher on June 29th, 2010 at 2:55 PM

Talk about some real American heroes...I have been watching Tom Hanks' slick miniseries "From The Earth To The Moon" and it's worth noting how many astronauts in the Apollo program were Michigan alums:

Gemini 4: James McDivitt, Ed White (first American to spacewalk)

Gemini 8: Dave Scott (enrolled at Michigan for one year, enrolled at West Point after that)

Apollo 9:  McDivitt, Scott

Apollo 15: Scott, Al Worden, Jim Irwin

NASA flew 27 manned missions comprising 59 total seats up to and including the last landing, and 12% of those seats were filled by UM alums. A few years back Michigan ran an ad with a very tinny The Victors emerging from an orbiting Apollo 15 command module with the caption "an all-UM crew." Sweet!

Semi-OT: Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell spoke at Tom Hanks' American Film Institute lifetime achievement award presentation. Similar to Scott, Lovell enrolled at Wisconsin for two years before being admitted to Annapolis and a street in Milwaukee is named for him. Check out the look on Hanks' face when Lovell is announced: