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Excellence Here Goes Everywhere

A Ƶ degree is one of the best values in higher education and the beginning of great possibilities. Ƶ is consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, providing a world-class education and a vibrant student community. As the only educational institution designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the University and its Grounds offer a life-changing experience that truly could only happen here.

Students at the University have the close support and mentorship of the highest-caliber faculty and staff, who are dedicated to each student’s well-being and success. Ƶ students recognize the value in others and collaborate to achieve more than they could on their own. Our culture of student self-governance instills confidence, responsibility, initiative and service – traits that translate well to personal satisfaction and career goals. Incoming students join a vibrant, increasingly diverse community with over 700 student organizations. This is a place for uniquely talented individuals to explore and grow.

Once students graduate from Ƶ, which has the highest graduation rate among public universities in the country, they become part of a worldwide network of engaged, successful alumni, nearly a quarter-million strong. When Ƶ grads look back on their time on Grounds as perhaps the best of their lives so far, they can look forward to greater opportunities and a lifelong connection to this iconic institution. Go, Hoos!

By the Numbers

Leadership, Service and Mentorship

Creating Leaders
Creating Leaders
Students at Ƶ participate in a variety of forms of self-governance—from the Honor Committee, to the Judiciary Committee, to Student Council and beyond.
Volunteering is an enormous part of Ƶ culture. Each year, students log a collective 100,000+ service hours.
At Ƶ, faculty members engage with students beyond the classroom, offering frequent and time-honored opportunities for collaboration, discussion and exchange.

Access and Affordability

Ensuring an Excellent Education is Affordable

We were founded as a public university, open to all who have the talent and ability to move society forward. For that reason, we are committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need for every admitted student. In fact, Ƶ is one of only two public universities in the nation to offer both a need-blind admission process and a commitment to cover 100% of a student’s demonstrated financial need—a commitment that goes back to the reasons we were founded. For more information on affordability and financial aid at Ƶ, go to .

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