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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

500 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 | (734) 764-1817

Ann Arbor, MI | (734) 764-1817

#24 in National Universities (tie)

Overview of University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor is a public institution that was founded in 1817. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,266, its setting is city, and the campus size is 3,207 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor's ranking in the 2021 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #24. Its in-state tuition and fees are $15,948; out-of-state tuition and fees are $52,266.

The university boasts of Ann Arbor, only 45 minutes from Detroit, as one of the best college towns in the U.S. Freshmen are guaranteed housing but not required to live on campus. Students can join one of the school’s more than 1,500 student organizations or 62 Greek chapters. Athletics play a central role at Michigan, including the football team’s fierce rivalry with Ohio State. Michigan also offers highly ranked graduate programs, including the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, College of Engineering, Law School and Medical School, in addition to the well-regarded School of Dentistry and Taubman College for Architecture and Urban Planning. The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers is ranked among the top hospitals in the country.


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General Information

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2019 Endowment

$12.3 billion

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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor's 2021 Rankings

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is ranked #24 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.

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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Admissions

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 23%. Half the applicants admitted to University of Michigan--Ann Arbor have an SAT score between 1340 and 1530 or an ACT score of 31 and 34. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline is Feb. 1 and the application fee at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is $75.

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Academic Life at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

The student-faculty ratio at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is 15:1, and the school has 55.2% of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor include: Business Administration and Management, General; Computer and Information Sciences, General; Economics, General; Computer Engineering, General; and Experimental Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97%.

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Classes with fewer than 20 students55.2%
50 or more17.9%

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Student Life at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,266, with a gender distribution of 50% male students and 50% female students. At this school, 31% of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 69% of students live off campus. In sports, University of Michigan--Ann Arbor is part of the NCAA I.

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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Tuition & Financial Aid

At University of Michigan--Ann Arbor, 39% of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid, and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,665.

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Campus Safety

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University of Michigan--Ann Arbor Campus

University of Michigan--Ann Arbor offers a number of student services, including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc.). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of Michigan--Ann Arbor.

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