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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 28,702 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Michigan acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Information Science, Business, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 92% of students, Michigan alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $49,600.
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Website
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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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
27%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1330-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$16,408/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,249/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,575/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,895/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,705/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,001/ year
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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
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.266 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.264 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,702Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 163 responses
Report
  • Driven
    27%
  • Determined
    26%
  • Determined but often entitled
    9%
  • Unique
    9%
  • Competative
    9%
  • Overachievers
    9%
  • Wolverine
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.292 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.377 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 178 responses
Report
  • Leaders and Best
    59%
  • Those who actually work hard will be champions
    17%
  • Those who stay will be champions
    12%
  • The Team, The Team, The Team.
    5%
  • The Fake U of M
    1%
  • Somewhat arrogant
    1%
  • Strict
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
92%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.165 responses
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I've had the best college experience here at the University of Michigan. The people, the attractions, the study spots, the food, just everything makes it feel like you're home. It's a very diverse campus with so many friendly faces and there is always something to do. And I think the fact that I am enrolled in the number one dental school in the nation makes it much more motivating for me. The instructors will do whatever they can to help students succeed and if you put your mind to it, you will succeed. There's never a bad place to study and that's the other advantage of going to Umich. The only downside is housing can be difficult to find but that's because everybody wants to be a part of the Michigan difference!
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I absolutely love the University of Michigan. Everyone is so friendly and they want you to engage more on campus. The dorms are better than most other colleges I've heard of and the dining is amazing. There's a student organization for everyone, no matter what you enjoy doing in your free time. Michigan can connect you to companies all over the world and has numerous study abroad opportunities. The teachers care about how their students are doing in class and are passionate about what they teach. I will be attending my first football game in the Big House this Fall semester and I can't wait to cheer on the Wolverines! I recommend Michigan to anyone and everyone!
University of Michigan is the best school in the world. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it all pays off. The only thing that I would change is the weather. In the winter, when its less than ten degrees and I have to walk twenty minutes to get to class at 9am I wish I went to a different school. However, the feeling is fleeting because I truly couldn't picture myself anywhere else. One thing about Michigan that makes it such a great environment is how much everyone who goes there loves their school. There is a passion like none other in every classroom, hallway, and street of downtown Ann Arbor. Also, the opportunities that Michigan offers seem to be never ending. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the choices I have because I want to get involved in all of them! Michigan has taught me how to work hard, dedicate myself, and have a great time all at the same time. Forever go blue.