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University of Michigan Dearborn

Dearborn, Michigan

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University of Michigan Dearborn overview
Location Dearborn, Michigan
Online umich.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Michigan Dearborn overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn) is a public university established in 1959 with a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences, as well as professional programs. Located in the suburban city of Dearborn, Michigan, the campus is approximately 10 miles west of downtown Detroit, offering access to the metropolitan cultural and professional opportunities. UM-Dearborn creates a learning environment that merges a picturesque, 70-acre main campus known for its natural landscaping with modern educational facilities. The university does not offer traditional on-campus student housing but encourages a community-focused atmosphere through its University Housing at The Union at Dearborn, which is adjacent to campus. With a moderately selective admissions process, UM-Dearborn attracts a diverse undergraduate population and is recognized for its programs in engineering, business, and environmental science. The university is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II as part of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference but is not primarily recognized for its athletic programs.

In the most recent statistical year 12,026 prospective students applied, and 6,506 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,005 enrolled in the school.  5,330 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,893 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $13,920 plus fees of $400. UM-Dearborn is ranked 446 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












UM-Dearborn is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Michigan Dearborn overview
SAT 1010/1290
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

University of Michigan Dearborn overview
Applications Due Apr 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Michigan Dearborn
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$400
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,048
Budget for Other Expenses$3,388
Total One Year Cost$28,056

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Michigan Dearborn
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$400
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $9,048
Budget for Other Expenses$3,388
Total One Year Cost$43,320

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$52,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

49% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Michigan Dearborn students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Engineering 11%
Psychology 11%
Social Sciences 10%
Biology 8%

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