The University of Michigan College of Engineering is the engineering unit of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. With an enrollment of 7,133 undergraduate and 3,537 graduate students, the College of Engineering is one of the premier engineering schools in the United States. The College of Engineering is ranked No. 4 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021 publication.
The college was founded in 1854, with courses in civil engineering. Since its founding, the College of Engineering established some of the earliest programs in various fields such as data science, computer science, electrical engineering, and nuclear engineering The college's aerospace engineering program celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014. The Materials Science and Engineering program is the oldest continuing metallurgy and materials program in the United States.
The college was first located on the University's Central Campus before moving to the University's North Campus — which occupies approximately 800 acres (3.25 km²)— starting in the late 1940s. Today, the College of Engineering is prominently located in the center of the University's North Campus (the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory is located on Central Campus), which is shared with the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, School of Art and Design, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The North Campus also houses Lurie Tower, one of 2 grand carillons on the Ann Arbor campus, and one of only 23 in the world. Dr. Alec D. Gallimore currently holds the position of Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering.
The college's Office of Student Affairs offers an optional alumni interview program, called Hometown Alumni Involvement Link (HAIL), to select first-year applicants for informational purposes.
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