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University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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University of Michigan overview
Location Ann Arbor, Michigan
Online umich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
University of Michigan overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Michigan, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is a prestigious public research institution, noted for its high-volume research activity and broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Established in 1817, the university is one of the oldest in the Midwest and sits approximately 45 minutes away from the metropolitan area of Detroit. The flagship campus of the University of Michigan system, it encompasses a sprawling 3,207 acres characterized by Gothic and Renaissance-style buildings, which contribute to the distinctive architecture of the central campus. The university is highly selective, admitting a small fraction of applicants each year. Academically, the University of Michigan is renowned for its programs in business, engineering, and law, among others. Residential facilities are available, with a variety of on-campus housing options for undergraduate students. The institution competes in NCAA Division I as the Wolverines and is particularly noted for its football and basketball teams, having a strong tradition and record of success in these sports.

In the most recent statistical year 84,289 prospective students applied, and 14,914 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 7,050 enrolled in the school.  47,345 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,880 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $16,404 plus fees of $332. Michigan is ranked 50 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Michigan is rated within the top 12% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Michigan overview
SAT 1350/1530
ACT 31/34
GPA 3.88

Applications Accepted

University of Michigan overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Michigan
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,092
Other Fees$332
Room and Board $13,171
Budget for Other Expenses$2,557
Total One Year Cost$33,556

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Michigan
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,092
Other Fees$332
Room and Board $13,171
Budget for Other Expenses$2,557
Total One Year Cost$72,154

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$74,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

90% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Michigan students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 17%
Engineering 15%
Psychology 11%
Biology 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170976 IPEDS survey data for University of Michigan.

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