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Academics

University of Michigan – Flint allows students to pursue higher education at a “reputable” school armed with an “affordable” price tag. Undergrads greatly appreciate the “flexibility of class hours” which certainly “suits [a] work schedule.” Indeed, with its myriad of online courses and an “excellent child-care program” to boot, the “convenience” UM-Flint offers is a dream for non-traditional students. Academically, students are thrilled with their professors. A “real asset,” educators here are “accommodating, accessible, and seek to build rewarding relationships with their students.” And while “they expect a lot from you,” they also “go out of their way…to help you out in whatever way possible.” Undoubtedly, UM-Flint professors “want you to succeed” and are “very encouraging.” What’s more, they are “very knowledgeable about their [chosen] subjects” and they have “a lot of [professional] experience [upon which] to draw anecdotes.” Overall, University of Michigan Flint is an institution that “motiv[ates] and inspires [its students] to reach greater academic heights.”

Student Body

It’s a point of pride for UM-Flint students that there’s “no typical” student. Indeed, the undergrad population is fairly “diverse, especially in age and life experience.” As one pleased student elaborates, “All walks, cultures, sexual orientations, etc. interact and learn together and from each other.” Another undergrad continues, “There is a mixture of students. Some are freshmen right out of high school. Others are middle-aged and looking to improve on the life they’ve already built for themselves. Still others are young adults who have tried some other fields and are looking for a better fit. I love the diversity in terms of background. I believe there is a place for everyone here.” Beyond age and ethnicity, students at UM-Flint find their peers to be “friendly,” “reserved” and “busy balancing work and school.” Finally, “a small campus means everyone knows everyone. You’re always waving to or holding the door for someone you know.”

Campus Life

Given the high percentage of non-traditional and commuter students, some undergrads complain that “life at UM-Flint can [feel] a little stifled.” However, others argue just as fervently that “school life is what you want to make for yourself” and quickly point out that “the university has many club and organizations.” Certainly, “there is usually something happening at least every other week like movies in the Kiva, or free food somewhere.” Another student makes mention of the fact that “the dorms have brought a social life to campus” and specifically calls out the Greek community for all the events they sponsor. And, of course, there are the social staples of “hang[ing] out, go[ing] to the mall, study[ing], work[ing] out, party[ing], bowling, throw[ing] darts, play[ing] cards and play[ing] video games.” When undergrads tire of campus life, they can head into town. Though some claim the area is “sketchy,” others counter that downtown Flint offers “a number of eateries, bars, art galleries, and events.” In addition, “the farmer’s market and cultural center are both walkable from campus.” What more could a college student ask for?

Overview

Applicants
4,254
Acceptance Rate
66%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 620
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
20 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 22


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
550
with Terminal Degree
336

315
Women
235
Men
105
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomedical Sciences, General.
  • Molecular Biology.
  • Wildlife Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Actuarial Science.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Communication, General.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Science.
  • Mechanical Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.
  • General Literature.
  • Writing, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.
  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Applied and Professional Ethics.
  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Chemistry, Other.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Dance, General.
  • Design and Visual Communications, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Rod Wood
Team President, Detroit Lions

Christopher Paul Curtis
Children's Author

Shari Ballard
President, International - Enterprise EVP at Best Buy

Ernie Gilbert
Art Director, Wild Canary and Disney Jr.

Lola Are'
President, Strategic Thinktank, Inc.

The Honorable Donald Riegle, Jr.
Former United States Senator

John Sinclair
Social Activist

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
15%
Graduate in 5 years
34%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$8,004

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$7,124

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,041

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
66%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,645

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$8,011

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$11,952
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$23,238
Required Fees
$454
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,100
Transportation for Commuters
$2,616

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,092
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,862
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

1.99%
Asian
13.07%
African-American
5.64%
Hispanic
69.59%
Caucasian
2.67%
Unknown
2.69%
International

62% female
38% male
2% are out of state
62% are full time
38% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
6%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
22%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
N/A

Director
Harvey Evans

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Note from a physician, therapist, or Nurse Practitioner is REQUIRED.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Note from a physician, therapist, or Nurse Practitioner is REQUIRED.

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
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
112
Number of Honor Societies
5

Number of Social Sororities
6
Number of Religious Organizations
4

1% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Academic
Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Michigan Ann Arbor

Sustainability

70/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Hewlett-Packard Agreement Cisco Agreement Juniper Networks CDWG

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jenn Swank
Admissions Associate Director

Address
Office of Admissions
University Pavilion Suite 245
Flint, MI 48502

Phone
810-762-3300

Email
admissions@umflint.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center
University Center/Student Union
University Pavilion/Food Court/Bookstore
Resident's Hall and Riverfront
Frances Willson Thompson Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Flint Cultural Center
Genesee Valley Mall
Farmer's Market
Downtown Flint Restaurants
Buckham Alley

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM or 2:30 PM / Friday 3:00 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
several are scheduled throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Most students drive to and from Campus however public transportation does service the University from various locations in and around the city.The closest airport is Flint Bishop International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Detroit and Oakland County area: Take I-75 North to I-475 North, drive approximately 7 minutes to exit 8A, Longway Blvd. After exiting I-475 make two left turns, you will be traveling south on the I-475 service drive (Chavez Dr.) At the second light turn right onto campus. On your right will be the Mill St. Parking deck.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express Wingate Courtyard by Marriott


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