Heading off to college, whether the institution is down the road, across the country, or on the other side of the globe, can be a big step for students – and their parents. Selecting the right place for one's education is no small matter. So why should you feel comfortable with the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan?
In a word, preparation. Preparation for any career, any future, any challenge. Preparation for the real world. Preparation for life.
How do we do it? We encourage students to learn by exploring their own academic interests. As a liberal arts college, regardless of a student's major, LSA offers a curriculum teaches students core skills like critical thinking, writing, teamwork, and analysis that can be broadly applied to virtually any problem on might encounter. If that sounds familiar, it's probably because that's what employers, medical schools, non-profits, and grad schools are looking for too – well-rounded individuals who can grow to contribute in more ways than one.
Did You Know?
- LSA's first-year retention is generally over 95% – one of the best in the nation and an indicator that LSA students find their places and flourish here
- About 93% of graduating seniors report transitioning quickly to employment or grad/professional school
- More than 30 of our academic departments are in the top 5 in the country and more than 80 are in the top 25. If your student decides to change majors, they're still learning from the top professors in the country
According to our network of over 150,000 successful alumni, there is no better place to learn these crucial skills – to solve complex intellectual problems, to synthesize original thoughts, and to communicate those thoughts effectively. LSA is a traditional liberal arts college within the environment of a top-ranked national research university, which means our students are learning from the best minds in their fields and that they have access to libraries, labs, museums, and other resources that smaller schools simply cannot match.
Of course, the best way to learn more is to experience some of it for yourself. Please consider taking the opportunity to visit our campus if the opportunity arises. And we truly hope that we soon have the pleasure of counting you and your student as part of the Michigan family.