Life in Ann Arbor

  • Monday, Oct 19, 2020

The City of Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan — one of the finest universities in the world and premier medical schools in the country.

Consistently voted one of the best placed to live, work and play in the United States

Ann Arbor is one of the most beautiful cities in Michigan and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the Midwest. Nestled along the banks of the Huron River and located 45 miles west of downtown Detroit, Ann Arbor offers a unique blend of city sophistication and small-town charm that appeals to students and professionals, singles and families. It is an ethnically diverse and culturally rich Midwestern enclave that attracts students, visitors and residents from all over the world.

As a four-season city, residents participate in the many outdoor recreation options available, like taking in the fall splendor of changing leaves while canoeing on the Huron River, cross-country skiing at a local park, browsing the Ann Arbor Antiques market in the fresh spring air, and hitting a round at one of the many golf courses in the area.

In addition to more than 300 restaurants that feature cuisine from around the world, Ann Arbor offers an abundance of extracurricular diversions year-round with its multitude of local festivals and events, performing arts and collegiate sports.

Take a closer look

If you are considering joining our graduate program, you can take a closer look at what Ann Arbor has to offer by visiting