Top Rated Michigan Public Colleges

The Best Public Colleges in Michigan for 2022

These are the top ranked public four-year colleges in Michigan as ranked by CollegeSimply. Leading the rankings for 2022 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

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

1 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

5 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 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

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

Central Michigan University
C
Mount Pleasant, MI
Central Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 17,311enrollment
  • $15,758net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.52Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Oakland University
O
Rochester Hills, MI
Oakland University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#9 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 18,552enrollment
  • $14,674net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 980-1210SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 1

University of Michigan Flint
M
Flint, MI
University of Michigan Flint

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 6,829enrollment
  • $12,546net price
  • 77%acceptance rate
  • 970-1210SAT range
  • 19-21ACT range
  • 3.46Avg 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

  • 1,909enrollment
  • $13,568net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • 920-1150SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Applications Due Aug 15

Eastern Michigan University
E
Ypsilanti, MI
Eastern Michigan University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 16,294enrollment
  • $15,342net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 980-1200SAT range
  • 19-26ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Saginaw Valley State University
S
University Center, MI
Saginaw Valley State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in Michigan

  • 8,028enrollment
  • $15,032net price
  • 89%acceptance rate
  • 970-1190SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA