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- Campus FoodNG
- Student LifeB-
UM Dearborn is an above-average public university located in Dearborn, Michigan in the Detroit Area. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 5,238 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the UM Dearborn acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, and Accounting. Graduating 56% of students, UM Dearborn alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,600.
NAIA Division II
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference
University of Michigan - Dearborn Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
University of Michigan - Dearborn Reviews
My experience at the University of Michigan-Dearborn has been like no other. Although I commute to school to save money, I have still received my ideal college experience. Here I have met so many great people and have made life long friends here. The campus has loads of clubs and student organizations to offer, there is something for everyone! I would have to say my favorite thing about the University of Michigan-Dearborn are the professors and small class sizes. I have not had a professor I did not like. All the faculty genuinely wants every student to achieve their educational and even personal goals. The class sizes are perfect, for me I want the professor to know my name and make a connection with me. Larger class sizes sometimes prevent this from happening, which was one of my biggest fears starting college. Starting out I had many high expectations and I can honestly say UofM-D exceeded every single one!
The University of Michigan-Dearborn has allowed me to experience multiple new aspects of life that I had never truly been involved in. I have been able to maintain a position within a diverse community of several cultural subgroups (Arab Americans, white Americans, Asian and African Americans, etc.) that I never actually had previously. Moreover, I have become widely involved in volunteering opportunities through few university organizations (including Fresh Start, an organization dedicated toward uplifting individuals and families through times of crisis in terms of financial and emotional aid) that have bettered myself as a person and as a member of the community most importantly. In terms of education, the University of Michigan-Dearborn has driven me to explore a large range of opportunities in majors through small opportunities that allow for experience in certain job applications, ultimately leading to my choice of major as Biology with a focus on graduate school for dentistry.
My overall online course experience within the University of Michigan-Dearborn occurred primarily due to the pandemic of Covid-19 which forced the shifting of in-person courses toward technological based learning. In general, I felt that the system was effective in being able to transfer course information toward new programs and simulations (including those such as SimUText or Beyond Labz) that allowed for engaging student understanding of topics surrounding categories of biology such as genetics or ecology. The difficulties mainly occurred within the alterations of workload of each individual course, in which an overload of assignments made it relatively difficult to manage time and constrained full engagement of students with simple book studying and student-professor relationships.