The Best Michigan Colleges

The Best Colleges in Michigan for 2024

These are the top ranked public and private four-year colleges in Michigan as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the list for 2024 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.


28 results

University of Michigan
M
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#19 Best Value Colleges in America

  • 50,278enrollment
  • $17,832net price
  • 20%acceptance rate
  • 1340-1520SAT range
  • 31-34ACT range
  • 3.88Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

University of Detroit Mercy
D
Detroit, MI

University of Detroit Mercy

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 5,227enrollment
  • $18,376net price
  • 93%acceptance rate
  • 1060-1250SAT range
  • 22-29ACT range
  • 3.67Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Michigan State University
S
East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

Public 4 Year

6 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Michigan

  • 49,659enrollment
  • $16,655net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1320SAT range
  • 23-29ACT range
  • 3.72Avg GPA

Kalamazoo College
K
Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#2 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,241enrollment
  • $27,596net price
  • 80%acceptance rate
  • 1160-1380SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 15

Michigan Technological University
M
Houghton, MI

Michigan Technological University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 7,008enrollment
  • $17,356net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1335SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.78Avg GPA

Kettering University
K
Flint, MI

Kettering University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,858enrollment
  • $34,713net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1140-1340SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.77Avg GPA

Calvin College
C
Grand Rapids, MI

Calvin College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,257enrollment
  • $26,482net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1340SAT range
  • 24-30ACT range
  • 3.84Avg GPA

Hope College
H
Holland, MI

Hope College

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#5 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 3,132enrollment
  • $30,320net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 1100-1330SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.83Avg GPA

Albion College
A
Albion, MI

Albion College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in Michigan

  • 1,523enrollment
  • $19,557net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 19-27ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA

Andrews University
A
Berrien Springs, MI

Andrews University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#7 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,927enrollment
  • $22,850net price
  • 82%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 20-28ACT range
  • 3.64Avg GPA

University of Michigan Dearborn
M
Dearborn, MI

University of Michigan Dearborn

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#4 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,331enrollment
  • $12,639net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1300SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.66Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Northwood University Michigan
N
Midland, MI

Northwood University Michigan

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,422enrollment
  • $21,348net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 990-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Spring Arbor University
S
Spring Arbor, MI
 

Spring Arbor University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,685enrollment
  • $21,535net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 980-1190SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Wayne State University
W
Detroit, MI

Wayne State University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 24,919enrollment
  • $14,993net price
  • 63%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1260SAT range
  • 22-28ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

Madonna University
M
Livonia, MI

Madonna University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Private Colleges in Michigan

  • 2,444enrollment
  • $17,730net price
  • 52%acceptance rate
  • 890-1140SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.35Avg GPA

Western Michigan University
W
Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 18,266enrollment
  • $18,091net price
  • 83%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1220SAT range
  • 21-27ACT range
  • 3.5Avg GPA

Ferris State University
F
Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University

Public 4 Year

2 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 10,361enrollment
  • $12,638net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 930-1150SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.3Avg GPA

University of Michigan Flint
M
Flint, MI

University of Michigan Flint

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 6,418enrollment
  • $12,546net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1015-1250SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.54Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 22