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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Michigan is a highly rated public university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 29,245 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Michigan acceptance rate is 23%. Popular majors include Information Science, Business, and Economics. Graduating 93% of students, Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $49,800.
515 E Jefferson St
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Michigan Admissions

Acceptance Rate
23%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1340-1530
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$17,357/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,728/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.239 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.287 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.285 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
29,245Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,073
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 180 responses
  • Driven
    29%
  • Determined
    24%
  • Competative
    9%
  • Determined but often entitled
    9%
  • Overachievers
    9%
  • Unique
    8%
  • Wolverine
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.312 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.397 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 197 responses
  • Leaders and Best
    62%
  • Those who actually work hard will be champions
    16%
  • Those who stay will be champions
    11%
  • The Team, The Team, The Team.
    5%
  • Home away from home
    1%
  • Somewhat arrogant
    1%
  • Strict
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$63,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.165 responses
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The campus life is academically and socially vibrant, with trendy restaurants and cafes mingling with professors who are at the forefront of their research. The university offers a wide range of classes with many hidden gems like spending nights in the planetarium, looking at the effects of video games on education, or finding answers to resource sustainability. It can be easy to feel lost in such a large student body and campus, so it was important to find clubs and smaller communities early on, of which there is a niche for everyone. As a rising sophomore, the dorm food was amazing. Advisors are really helpful and kind; they do everything to help you plan out your path. But I've heard many times that our mental health services (CAPS) is extremely lacking. Experiences will vary for everyone, but if you are looking for a high-energy campus with a strong mix of academic vigor, some loneliness and depression, low student diversity, brilliant faculty, and big sports/parties, come here!
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The University of Michigan has been a pivotal part of my life, starting in June 2010, when I was first enrolled as a student just weeks after graduating high school, to present day 2020, where I currently work at the Ross School of Business as a Front Desk Administrator.

The Top 3 things UofM is widely known for:

1. Academics

2. Football

3. Tailgates/Partying

The University of Michigan has one of the hardest grading scales in the U.S., which makes the academic edge that much more difficult, competitive, you name it. The faculty, however, are top notch in their respective fields, with lots of them having successful private sector careers before transitioning to educators.

UofM Football team is the winningest college football program. Of course we have our up and down seasons, but overall, we are a consistently top ranked program.

Last but not least, the tailgates on football Saturdays are like no other. We are nationally known for our tailgates. Our bars are up there too. Visit!
My time at the University of Michigan was amazing. I loved the sense of community in the student body and being around a level of academic excellence. Courses could be rigorous, especially in larger classes of hundreds of students (e.g. pre-med or engineering courses). If I could change one thing about the University it would be to have more spaces for cultural dialogue and exchange of free speech. There is a very progressive, liberal culture in Ann Arbor which is great! But often, if there is an inability to dialogue with others who do not share the same views, it can lead to extremism, division, and inability to build a society together.