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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
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.
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference

University of Michigan - Dearborn Rankings

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

U-M Dearborn Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1300
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$10,634/ 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
$10,147/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.69 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,238Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,939
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Average
    35%
  • Career Oriented
    32%
  • Excited
    21%
  • Active
    6%
  • Ambitious
    3%
  • Motivated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses
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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!
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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.