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The University of Michigan is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Their official school colors are maize and blue. Nicknamed the wolverines, Michigan’s athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are part of the Big Ten Conference. Founded in 1817 in Detroit, the university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres of land. Classes in Ann Arbor were first held in 1841 with 2 professors and 7 students.