University of Michigan-Dearborn
University of Michigan-Dearborn is a satellite school of the university's main campus in Ann Arbor. Founded in 1959 with grant money from Ford Motor Company, it boasts a College of Arts, Science and Letters, College of Engineering and Science, School of Education and College of Business, plus graduate degree programs.
Most students commute from nearby cities. There is a vibrant student life with more than 125 clubs and organizations, such as a campus newspaper, TV and radio station, student activities board and various ethnic and political clubs. School sports teams, including lacrosse, hockey and basketball, play as the Wolves.
The campus is home to the Henry Ford Estate, which was the original home of automotive pioneer Henry Ford and his wife Clara.
- Handicap Accessible: All buildings on campus are wheelchair accessible with elevators.
- Founding Date: January 1959
- Number of students: 8,600
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Accreditation/licenses: The Higher Learning Commission; member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- Student-to-teacher ratio: 1:22
- Parking: Free lot
- Number of faculty: 381
- How engaged is the school with the community?: Many students are from Dearborn and many remain in the area after graduation working at local businesses and buying homes in the area. Students are also known to frequent local businesses, especially restaurants and bars.
- Degrees: Graduate, Undergraduate
- Programs: Distance learning, Evening, Part-time, Study abroad, Summer studies
- Campus housing: No
- Sports teams: Varsity: Men's and women's basketball, ice hockey, softball, volleyball Club sports: Men's and women's bowling, cheerleading, men's and women's cross country, lacrosse, rugby, men's and women's soccer, synchronized skating, wrestling
- Sports facilities: The Field House, located on campus, includes a full gym, aerobics center with classes, track and indoor ice arena