A student locks up their bike outside the health sciences library.
Michigan is the Great Lakes State and you will not find a more beautiful state to explore! Come see the splendor of Lake Superior, take a ferry to Mackinaw Island, go the Traverse City Cherry festival and enjoy a great beer from one of our many excellent microbreweries! Visit the Pure Michigan tourism site.
8. No car needed
Michigan has great campus transportation. Students use the U-M Blue Bus or city bus routes to get around for free! Many students find they do not need a car. It is easy to live within walking distance to campus or a short ride away. Campus is super commuter-friendly with lots of bike lanes and motorcycle parking.
Note: Michigan law does not require a CY endorsement for bikes under 49cc, but they're still road-ready and top out at about 38 mph. U-M also partners with Zipcar and Maven.
If you have a car, you can consider some student parking options. And if you need a ride home at night, there are plenty of late-night transportation options to keep you safe.
Michigan is committed to making your time in graduate school as productive and meaningful as possible. As a university, we are committed to offering you more than just an opportunity to do research.
We also want to provide opportunities for you to train for the career of your choosing. This may include doing a certificate program in teaching, drug discovery or public policy. We have excellent support for bioinformatics and statistics. Our core facilities are outstanding. We have outstanding researchers in almost every field, and attract excellent seminar speakers. The leadership of PIBS and the individual graduate programs are committed to your success. Our students are fully funded with competitive salary and benefits packages.
You can also check out this student-produced guide on navigating U-M as a lower- or middle-income student.
10. We want you!
Let us know what you are looking for in a graduate program and we will do our best to tailor a graduate experience to best meet your needs!
If you have any questions, please contact program administrator Catrice Evans.