Dusk in downtown Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

Where You'll Play

Ann Arbor is a fun, friendly city with a sophisticated, worldly vibe all its own. Our midsize college town is home to 45,000 students and faculty who bring their amazing energy and talents to the mix. There is something for everyone here.

Overhead view of the block-M on the Diag

Connect Here

Rich in tradition and pioneering firsts, the campus of the University of Michigan is teeming with historical resonance and culture, from quirky to sophisticated. U-M's undergraduate and graduate student population comes from all 50 states and 114 countries, including the 700 or so students in the MD program. We enjoy access to the main campus and all its amenities, including 14 indoor and outdoor recreational facilities—all of which is just a short walk, bike or bus ride away.

Kayakers on the Huron River

Get Outside Here

Ann Arbor offers endless options for outdoor exploration in all four seasons. From downtown to Kerrytown, or any one of the many beautiful gardens, trails and parks along the banks of the Huron River, you can be as adventurous (or relaxed) as you would like.

Rooftop diners in downtown Ann Arbor

Eat Here

Bring your sense of adventure to the table when you visit Ann Arbor. Among the eclectic collection of restaurants you'll find cuisine ranging from Thai, Korean and Ethiopian, to continental, vegetarian and distinctly American. There is something for everyone at every price.

Art performance in Ann Arbor

See it Here

Historically, Ann Arbor has been a magnet for artists of every genre, enriching the lives of all who reside and visit. Here you'll find halls, theaters, libraries and galleries of international renown that attract performers from our own backyard and around the world.

Ann Arbor farmers market

Play Here

When it's time to take a break, Ann Arbor knows how to have fun in every season. You can chill out at a jazz bar downtown, browse the farmer's market in Kerrytown, cheer on the Wolverines in the legendary Big House, or find a treasure at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair—it's all here! Plus, with so many kid-friendly options in the city and surrounding areas, students with children can maximize their quality time.

Live Here

Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the top places to be in the United States. Recent accolades come from Livibility.com, which ranked Ann Arbor #1 on their 2018 Top 100 Places to Live list, and Niche.com, which names Ann Arbor #4 Best City to Raise a Family.

Sleeping Bear Dunes in Northern Michigan

Return Here

While Ann Arbor always has something great going on, it’s also located in a convenient spot to make a quick getaway possible. Within hours you can sink your toes in a sandy beach along the more than 1,500 miles of state shoreline, take in the majestic scenery of the Upper Peninsula, or explore metro gems like Chicago or Toronto. In less than an hour you can be in downtown Detroit with all of its professional sports and entertainment venues, or at a terminal in the international airport just a quick 30-minute drive away.