University of Michigan--Dearborn

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4901 Evergreen

Dearborn, MI 48128-1491

Phone: (313) 593-5000
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#36 Overall Score: 56 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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University of Michigan--Dearborn is a public institution that was founded in 1959. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,328, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 196 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Michigan--Dearborn's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 36. Its in-state tuition and fees are $10,198 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $22,272 (2013-14).

Situated on the outskirts of Detroit, the University of Michigan—Dearborn was founded in 1956 on land donated by Ford Motor Co. The Henry Ford Estate, which was home to the automotive pioneer and his wife, is situated on the school’s campus and is now a National Historic Landmark. Today, undergraduates at UM-Dearborn can choose from more than 60 fields of study, and graduate students can pursue master’s degrees in about 30 fields, including business and public administration. UM-Dearborn students can get a unique look at different cultures by exploring the university’s specialized institutes, such as the Center for Arab American Studies and the Armenian Research Center.

On campus, UM-Dearborn students can get involved through the Community Involvement and Volunteerism Center (CIViC), student government, and more than 125 clubs. Student athletes can play at the recreational, club, and intercollegiate levels. The University of Michigan—Dearborn Wolves varsity teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

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

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an interactive, student-centered institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse, highly motivated, and talented student body. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research, and practical application; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership that distinguish the University of Michigan. We strive to be the institution of choice in southeastern Michigan for individuals and organizations that value accessibility, flexibility, affordability, diversity, and preeminence in education.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1959
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $27,135,000


When applying to University of Michigan--Dearborn, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due September 10. The application fee at University of Michigan--Dearborn is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 60.5 percent.

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

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 60.5%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by September 10

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of Michigan--Dearborn is 14:1, and the school has 32.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Michigan--Dearborn include: Psychology; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 18%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology 8%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 7%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5%
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3%
English Language and Literature/Letters 3%

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Student Life

University of Michigan--Dearborn has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,328, with a gender distribution of 49.2 percent male students and 50.8 percent female students. University of Michigan--Dearborn is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 8,789
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 NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

University of Michigan--Dearborn offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, and health insurance. University of Michigan--Dearborn also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Of the students at University of Michigan--Dearborn, 100 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Michigan--Dearborn.

Students who have cars on campus 100%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At University of Michigan--Dearborn, 65 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,297.

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In-state tuition and fees $10,198 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $22,272 (2013-14)
Room and board N/A
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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