University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

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Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Phone: (734) 764-1817
2013-2014 Tuition
male /
Feb. 1
application deadline

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#28 Overall Score: 74 out of 100. National Universities

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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is a public institution that was founded in 1817. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,979, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 3,244 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 28. Its in-state tuition and fees are $13,819 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $40,496 (2013-14).

The University of Michigan boasts one of the best college towns in the country: Ann Arbor, only 45 minutes from the city of Detroit. Freshmen are guaranteed housing but are not required to live on campus. Nearly 20 percent of the undergraduate student body is affiliated with Greek life at Michigan, which contains approximately 60 fraternity and sorority chapters. If Greek life does not sound appealing, there are more than 900 other student organizations from which to choose. The Michigan Wolverines have many traditions: Their colors are maize and blue, their widely known chant is "Go Blue!," their stadium is called the "Big House," and their football program, known for its fierce rivalry with Ohio State, is one of the most storied teams in college football.

Michigan’s graduate programs include the highly ranked Stephen M. Ross School of Business, School of Education, College of Engineering, Law School, Medical School, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, School of Public Health and School of Nursing in addition to the well-regarded School of Dentistry and Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning. The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is ranked among the top hospitals in the country. Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, actress Lucy Liu of the "Charlie’s Angels" and "Kill Bill" film series, and NFL quarterback Tom Brady all graduated from Michigan.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future. Students have the opportunity to work with world-renown faculty. There are literally hundreds of clubs, groups, and organizations covering a variety of social, cultural, and academic interests. The University abuts the city of Ann Arbor, which has its own thriving social and cultural identity. There is literally something for everyone here.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1817
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar trimester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $7,586,547,000


When applying to University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 36.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity most selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 36.6%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is 16:1, and the school has 45.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor include: Economics, General; Experimental Psychology; Political Science and Government, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and English Language and Literature, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 96.3 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 16:1
4-year graduation rate 76%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Economics, General 5%
Experimental Psychology 5%
Political Science and Government, General 5%
Business Administration and Management, General 4%
English Language and Literature, General 3%

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Student Life

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has a total undergraduate enrollment of 27,979, with a gender distribution of 51.2 percent male students and 48.8 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 43,426
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, 38.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,256.

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In-state tuition and fees $13,819 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $40,496 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,752 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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