More than a College Town

Located in southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor is home to more than 115,000 residents, as well as world-class research facilities, startups, and internationally recognized companies from Google to Domino’s Pizza.

With people from across the globe drawn here to attend and work at U-M, Ann Arbor is a hub of education, culture, and commerce. Mixing the best of small town and city living, you’ll find local art galleries sharing the streets with national chains, historic homes interspersed among modern architecture, and entertainment venues hosting a mix of emerging artists and internationally renowned performers.

This contrast makes Ann Arbor one of the most desirable places to live. It’s why the city is praised for having one of America’s best Main Streets, named one of the best cities for well-being, and credited as one of the coolest cities in the Midwest. And as a Ross student, you’ll benefit from Ann Arbor’s status as the most educated city in the U.S. and a top 20 metro area for venture capital that’s among America’s top 25 high-tech hotspots and the best places for business and careers.

Explore Ann Arbor

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Foodie Friendly

Ann Arbor takes its food seriously. You’ll find restaurants for every budget, taste, and cuisine — along with excellent gourmet shops and a year-round farmers market. And with Michigan helping to lead the craft beer boom, you’ll be in good shape when you get thirsty, too.


Experience a game at Michigan Stadium, the world's largest college football stadium. Cheer on the university’s national powers in men’s and women’s basketball, ice hockey, and more. Or get involved yourself with U-M recreational/intramural sports.

Artistically Inclined

Listen to an amazing up-and-comer or an old favorite at nationally known venues like The Ark, the Blind Pig, and Hill Auditorium. See a movie at the historic Michigan Theater. Wander independent galleries or an outstanding university art museum. Catch the Broadway stars of tomorrow in U-M’s acclaimed theater program. Or visit one of the thriving local independent bookstores that host readings and author appearances.

Outdoor Oriented

Ann Arbor’s numerous parks, lush greenery, and the winding Huron River provide you with countless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The city alone has 157 city parks covering more than 2,000 acres, offering active uses like kayaking, mountain biking, swimming, ice skating, and golf, as well as pristine nature areas. And the university’s own Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens are well worth visiting — again and again.

Family Focused

At Ross, we make you and your family a priority. The Michigan Ross Partners Club helps families and significant others make the most of Ann Arbor and the Ross community. It's a built-in way to find friends, play dates, job opportunities, and insider recommendations.

#3 Best Midsize City
to Raise Children

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