Top Rated Michigan Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Michigan for 2024

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Michigan as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2024 as the best public college in Michigan is University of Michigan. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page.


13 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

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

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

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

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

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

Oakland University
O
Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 17,170enrollment
  • $14,674net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • 970-1230SAT range
  • 21-29ACT range
  • 3.51Avg GPA

Central Michigan University
C
Mount Pleasant, MI

Central Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 15,424enrollment
  • $15,758net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1220SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA

Lake Superior State University
L
Sault Ste Marie, MI

Lake Superior State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 1,812enrollment
  • $13,568net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 950-1160SAT range
  • 18-27ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

Eastern Michigan University
E
Ypsilanti, MI

Eastern Michigan University

Public 4 Year

4 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 15,340enrollment
  • $15,342net price
  • 85%acceptance rate
  • 930-1180SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.37Avg GPA

Saginaw Valley State University
S
University Center, MI

Saginaw Valley State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 7,523enrollment
  • $15,032net price
  • 78%acceptance rate
  • 960-1170SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.48Avg GPA