Students Say

Among the many allures of the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor is that the school offers “a great environment both academically and socially.” One student explains, “It has the social, fun atmosphere of any Big Ten university, but most people are still incredibly focused on their studies. It’s great to be at a place where there is always something to do, but your friends completely understand when you have to stay in and get work done.” With “an amazing honors program,” a “wide range of travel-abroad opportunities,” and “research strength” all available “at a low cost,” it’s no wonder students tell us that UM “provides every kind of opportunity at all times to all people.”

Overview

Applicants
49,776
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average HS GPA
3.81

GPA Breakdown

75%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
620 - 720
SAT Math
660 - 760
ACT Composite
29 - 33

Deadlines


Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Among the many allures of the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor is that the school offers “a great environment both academically and socially.” One student explains, “It has the social, fun atmosphere of any Big Ten university, but most people are still incredibly focused on their studies. It’s great to be at a place where there is always something to do, but your friends completely understand when you have to stay in and get work done.” With “an amazing honors program,” a “wide range of travel-abroad opportunities,” and “research strength” all available “at a low cost,” it’s no wonder students tell us that UM “provides every kind of opportunity at all times to all people.” Academically, Michigan “is very competitive, and the professors have high academic standards for all the students.” In fact, some here insist that “Michigan is as good as Ivy League schools in many disciplines.” Standout offerings include business (“We have access to some of the brightest leaders” in the business world, students report), a “great engineering program,” and “a good undergraduate program for medical school preparation.” Those seeking add-on academic experiences here will find “a vast amount of resources. Internships, career opportunities, tutoring, community service projects, a plethora of student organizations, and a wealth of other resources” are all available, but “you need to make the first move” because no one “will seek you out.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15:1
Total Faculty
3,259
with Terminal Degree
2,860

1,914
Men
1,345
Women
678
Minority
144
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
83%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
91%

Majors

Accounting
Aerospace Engineering
African Studies
African-American Studies
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Arabic
Archeology
Architecture
Art History
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Atmospheric Science
Biochemistry
Biomedical Engineering
Biopsychology
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration/Management
Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Cognitive Psychology
Communications Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Computer Engineering
Creative Writing
Dance
Dental Hygiene
Drawing
East Asian Studies
East European Studies
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
English
English Literature
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Science
Fiber, Textiles, and Weaving Arts
Film
Forestry
French
Geography
Geology
German
Gerontology
Health Administration
Hebrew
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Chicano Studies
History
International Studies
Islamic Studies
Italian
Japanese
Jazz Studies
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Jewish Studies
Kinesiology
Landscape Architecture
Latin American Studies
Library Science
Linguistics
Mass Communication
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Metallurgical Engineering
Middle Eastern Studies
Molecular Biology
Music Education
Music History
Music Management
Natural Resources Conservation
Naval Architecture
Neuroscience
Nuclear Engineering
Nursing
Painting
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Piano
Political Science
Printmaking
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy Analysis
Religious Studies
Russian
Scandinavian Studies
Sculpture
Slavic Languages and Literatures
Social Work
Sociology
South Asian Studies
Southeast Asia Studies
Spanish
Sport and Leisure Studies
Sports Management
Statistics
Urban Planning
Visual Communication
Voice
Wildlife Management
Women's Studies
Zoology

Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gerald Ford
President of U.S.A.

Larry Page
Co-founder of Google

Arthur Miller
Writer

James Earl Jones
Actor

Jesseye Norman
Opera Singer

Lawrence Kasdin
Film Director

Jack Lousma
Astronaut

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
88
Application Deadlines
Apr 30

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Bottom Line

UM’s top-of-the-line education and comparatively low tuition make this school the definition of a best value. For Michigan residents, the estimated total cost of attendance for one year is about $25,630, including tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies. For nonresidents, the price is almost exactly double the in-state rate at $54,671.

Bang For Your Buck

UM spent $327 million in 2012–13 on total undergraduate need-based and merit-aid. That is truly staggering and reflects an amount more than the total endowment of many schools. Students who are Pell-grant eligible may benefit from UM’s debt-elimination programs. All in-state students can expect to have 100 percent of their demonstrated need met. The university’s schools, colleges, and departments administer their own scholarship programs, so you should feel free to check with them directly. UM’s Office of Financial Aid also administers a variety of scholarship programs that recognize superior academic achievement, leadership qualities, and potential contribution to the scholarly community. The majority of these scholarships are awarded automatically to eligible students. A full list of UM scholarships is available on the university’s website. In addition to the scholarship programs offered by the school, there are also private scholarships available to prospective students. These are offered by a variety of corporate, professional, trade, governmental, civic, religious, social and fraternal organizations. While these applications can be time consuming, they can be worth it. Some are worth thousands of dollars. The University of Michigan has a full list of these scholarships—and their deadlines—on their website. The school is dedicated to helping prospective students gain a better understanding of how to pay for their education by providing access to financial aid counselors. Their website also features an application called M-Calc, a net price calculator, which allows students and their families to access an early estimate of the full-time cost of attendance the University of Michigan.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,124

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,050

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,205

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,510

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$6,139

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, Michigan Grant, M-PACT, Provost's Award, TEACH Grant
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Other
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

The Michigan student body “is hugely diverse,” which “is one of the things Michigan prides itself on.” “If you participate in extracurricular activities and make an effort to get to know other students in class and elsewhere, you’ll definitely end up with a pretty diverse group of friends,” undergrads assure us. Although varied, students tend to be similar in that they “are social but very academically driven.” A number of students “are on the cutting edge of both research and progressive thinking,” and there is a decided liberal tilt to campus politics. Even so, there’s a place for everyone here, because “there are hundreds of mini-communities within the campus, made of everything from service fraternities to political organizations to dance groups. If you have an interest, you can find a group of people who enjoy the same thing.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
28,395
Out of State
37%

International
7%
Foreign Countries Represented
121

Demographics

13.51%
Asian
4.41%
African-American
4.58%
Hispanic
66.34%
Caucasian
7.55%
Unknown
7.39%
International

49% female
51% male
37% are out of state
96% are full time
4% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Michigan is a huge university, meaning that students have endless extracurricular options here. One explains: “If you seek it out, you can find organizations for any interest. There are always people out there who share your interests. That’s part of the benefit of 40,000-plus students!” There is a robust party scene. Students tell us that “most students go to house parties [or] hit the bars.” There’s also a vigorous social scene for the non-drinking crowd, with “great programs like UMix…phenomenal cultural opportunities in Ann Arbor especially music and movies,” and “the hugely popular football Saturdays. The sense of school spirit here is impressive.” Michigan students tend to be both academically serious and socially outgoing, which “is great because you can have a stimulating conversation with someone one day, and, the next day, be watching a silly movie or playing video games with this person.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
34%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
89
First-Year Students living on campus
97%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD)

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Stuart Segal,Ph.D.

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
psychoeducational evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Clinic report that goes beyound verifying the diagnosis and give objective evidence for a functional impairment that requires academic accommodations

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
1,331
Number of Honor Societies
31

Number of Social Sororities
25
Number of Religious Organizations
98

17% join a fraternity
25% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Wolverines)
15 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Wolverines)
16 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Gymnastics
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: spectrumcenter.umich.edu

Minority Support Groups: mesa.umich.edu/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

The University of Michigan—Ann Arbor has a presidential commitment to sustainability spanning education, research, and operations. The Graham Sustainability Institute serves as the connection point for academic initiatives on campus, fostering multi-stakeholder collaborations to create and disseminate knowledge to help solve complex sustainability challenges. Through the “Sustainability and the Campus” course, undergraduate students engage in hands-on projects that have catalyzed initiatives such as zero-waste athletic events and a “Be a Green Wolverine” student guide to sustainable living. The Student Sustainability Initiative coordinates student activities across campus and played a key role in encouraging UM to establish an Office of Campus Sustainability. “Planet Blue” Operations Teams lead an environmental conservation campaign of technology retrofits and occupant behavioral changes that has reduced energy usage in 137 campus buildings by 8 percent with a cost avoidance of $4 million annually. New construction of more than $10 million must meet a dual standard of LEED Silver Certification, plus 30 percent beyond industry energy conservation standards. Students with an entrepreneurial bug will be excited to hear that in 2011, UM revamped its Michigan Clean Energy Venture Challenge, which is designed to help UM students turn ideas into thriving businesses. Renewable energy has increased in the last few years with the purchase of 5 megawatts of wind energy.

Green Rating
98
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
18%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
90

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
135

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Numerous - see: showcase.itcs.umich.edu/

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
515 East Jefferson, Rm 1220
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316

Phone
734-764-7433


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Michigan Stadium
Michigan Union
Diag
Campus Recreation Buildings
Wave Field

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Matthai Botanical Gardens
Zingerman's Delicatessen
Arboretum
Ann Arbor Art Fairs
Fairy Doors
The University's campus is integrated into the city of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor offers a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
734-764-7433

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
mgoblue.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Air travel via Detroit Metropolitan Airport, 28 miles east of Ann Arbor. Shuttle buses, taxi service and car rental available. Amtrak trains, Greyhound and Megabus coaches serve Ann Arbor.

Driving Instructions to Campus
campusinfo.umich.edu/article/text-directions-central-campus

Local Accommodations
The Michigan League (911 N. University Ave.; 734-764-0466 is a University-owned facility located on Central Campus. The Campus Inn (615 E. Huron St.; 734-769-2200) and the Bell Tower Hotel (300 S. Thayer St.; (734) 769-3010) are located on the perimeter of Central Campus.
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Key Stats

49,776
Applicants
28,395
Size
32%
Acceptance Rate
1380
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