The Best Michigan Colleges

The Best Colleges in Michigan for 2022

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Michigan as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2022 as the best overall college in Michigan is University of Michigan. The top rated public state college is also University of Michigan. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


27 results

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#15 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 47,907enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 26%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.87Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Michigan Technological University
M
Houghton, MI
Michigan Technological University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 6,873enrollment
  • $17,356net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1350SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,695enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1300SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.74Avg GPA

University of Detroit Mercy
D
Detroit, MI
University of Detroit Mercy

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 4,987enrollment
  • $18,376net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1260SAT range
  • 22-27ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Andrews University
A
Berrien Springs, MI
Andrews University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,162enrollment
  • $22,850net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1380SAT range
  • 21-28ACT range
  • 3.63Avg GPA

Kettering University
K
Flint, MI
Kettering University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,030enrollment
  • $34,713net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1180-1360SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Calvin College
C
Grand Rapids, MI
Calvin College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,307enrollment
  • $26,482net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-30ACT range
  • 3.83Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Hope College
H
Holland, MI
Hope College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,061enrollment
  • $30,320net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1310SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.75Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

Albion College
A
Albion, MI
Albion College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,506enrollment
  • $19,557net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.38Estimated Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

University of Michigan Dearborn
M
Dearborn, MI
University of Michigan Dearborn

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,783enrollment
  • $12,639net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1320SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.7Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Northwood University Michigan
N
Midland, MI
Northwood University Michigan

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,541enrollment
  • $21,348net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Spring Arbor University
S
Spring Arbor, MI
 
Spring Arbor University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,118enrollment
  • $21,535net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Wayne State University
W
Detroit, MI
Wayne State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 26,241enrollment
  • $14,993net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Ferris State University
F
Big Rapids, MI
Ferris State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 11,165enrollment
  • $12,638net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 940-1160SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

Western Michigan University
W
Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 19,887enrollment
  • $18,091net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Madonna University
M
Livonia, MI
Madonna University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,792enrollment
  • $17,730net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 920-1110SAT range
  • 17-24ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

Concordia University Ann Arbor
C
Ann Arbor, MI
Concordia University Ann Arbor

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,165enrollment
  • $26,780net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • 19-24ACT range
  • 3.19Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Aquinas College
A
Grand Rapids, MI
Aquinas College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,517enrollment
  • $18,812net price
  • 71%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.53Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due May 1