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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan (also known as U of M, U-M, UMich, or Michigan) is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, but it also has satellite campuses in Flint and Dearborn. It is the oldest university in Michigan. UMich is a founding member of the Association of American Universities and one of the original eight Public Ivy universities. A public, research university, it has been ranked as one of the top five US research universities and in the top 20 for universities worldwide. It was even ranked as the 4th best university in the entire world.

UMich was founded in 1817 in Detroit. It was founded as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania. This was back when Michigan was still a territory (it became a state 20 years later). Today, UMich occupies over 712 acres and includes over 584 major buildings. The site had a lot of student activism through much of the 1960s.

UMich has transformed from its early strict classical curriculum to include research and science. In fact, UMich has one of the biggest research expenditures of any university in the nation. In 2011-12 it passed the $1.24 billion mark. It also has one of the biggest alumni groups in the world with over 500,000 in 2012. It owns the University of Michigan Health System. UMich also has comprehensive graduate programs offering doctoral degrees in the social sciences, humanities, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in addition to their professional degrees in dentistry, law, and medicine.

UMich also has an impressive athletic program. The Wolverines are members of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association and the Big Ten Conference. The athletic program is famous for its success in football and ice hockey. The football team plays in “The Big House,” which is the largest football stadium in the world (capacity exceeds 111,000.)

General Information

Admission Office
1220 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
(734) 764-7433
Fax: (734) 936-0740
Contact: Theodore Spencer
Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director, Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
(734) 764-1817
www.umich.edu
Size
Total undergrads: 25,994
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 5,783
Degree-seeking undergrads: 25,865
Graduate enrollment: 12,391

Setting
Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral
First Professional

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $10,447 $11,037 $11,659 $11,837 +1.53%
Books and Supplies $1,020 $1,048 $1,048 $1,048 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $8,190 $8,590 $8,924 $9,192 +3.00%
Other $2,000 $2,054 $2,090 $2,090 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $8,190 $8,590 $8,924 $9,192 +3.00%
Other $2,000 $2,054 $2,090 $2,090 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $21,657 $22,729 $23,721 $24,167 +1.88%
In-state Off Campus $21,657 $22,729 $23,721 $24,167 +1.88%
In-state with Family $11,467 $12,085 $12,707 $12,885 +1.40%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $17,784
In-state Student Fees $189
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $35,944
Out-of-state Fees $189

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 4,532 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,093 71% $30,683,218 $7,497
• Federal grants 786 14% $3,975,251 $5,058
• Pell grants 677 12% $2,363,640 $3,491
• Other federal grants 679 12% $1,611,611 $2,374
State/local government grant or scholarships 3,265 57% $4,228,437 $1,295
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,383 42% $22,479,530 $9,433
Student loan aid 2,120 37% $16,445,595 $7,757
• Federal student loans 2,085 36% $12,138,004 $5,822
• Other student loans 339 6% $4,307,591 $12,707

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 7222 3588 1527 88
Architecture and Related Services 106 181 9
Architecture 106 105 7
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning 59 1
Landscape Architecture 17 1
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 176 25 7 11
African-American/Black Studies 16 2
American/United States Studies/Civilization 39 4 7
Asian Studies/Civilization 51
East Asian Studies 9
Latin American and Caribbean Studies 12 1
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 11 3
Russian Studies 6 3 1
South Asian Studies 2
Southeast Asian Studies 4 1
Women’s Studies 41 6
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 574 118 121 5
Biochemistry 51 9
Bioinformatics 6 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 2
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 161 2
Biophysics 5 2 6
Biostatistics 25 9
Biotechnology 2
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology 106 15
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other 7
Ecology 2
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 36 7 11
Epidemiology 56 10 1
Human/Medical Genetics 12 2
Immunology 6
Microbiology and Immunology 6
Microbiology 41
Molecular Biology 7 6
Neuroscience 172 1 12
Pathology/Experimental Pathology 1
Pharmacology 1 6
Physiology 1 7
Toxicology 4
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 395 799 19 16
Accounting 62
Business Administration and Management 350 721 19
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 16
Organizational Behavior Studies 45
Real Estate 16
Communication and Journalism Programs 208 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 208 5
Computing and Information Sciences 152 157 7
Computer and Information Sciences 143
Informatics 9
Information Science/Studies 157 7
Education 100 177 22 1
Education 132 16 1
Elementary Education and Teaching 41
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 30 6
Music Teacher Education 8 15
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 5
Secondary Education and Teaching 46
Engineering 1145 795 212 1
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering 118 42 17
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 76 59 23
Chemical Engineering 128 19 15
Civil Engineering 84 28 9
Computer Engineering 74 69 21
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 92 61 25
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 10
Engineering 16 43 9
Engineering, Other 129 1 1
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 7 4
Geological/Geophysical Engineering 16
Industrial Engineering 171 121 12
Manufacturing Engineering 10 3
Materials Engineering 36 16 14
Mechanical Engineering 242 106 39
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering 41 24 8
Nuclear Engineering 41 39 12
Structural Engineering 1
Systems Engineering 21
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 321 41 14
Creative Writing 23 25
English Language and Literature 298 16 11
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other 1
Rhetoric and Composition 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 331 17 28
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature 1
Arabic Language and Literature 2
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 10 1 6
Comparative Literature 10 1 3
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 2 2
French Language and Literature 39 1
German Language and Literature 39 2
Hebrew Language and Literature 5
Italian Language and Literature 6 1
Latin Language and Literature 3 4
Linguistics 43 2 1
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other 37 2 3
Modern Greek Language and Literature 4
Polish Language and Literature 2
Russian Language and Literature 4
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Spanish Language and Literature 129 2 8
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 246 319 391 5
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other 6
Athletic Training/Trainer 10
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 36 1
Dentistry 112
Endodontics/Endodontology 1
Environmental Health 26 3
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 3
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 44 1
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 74
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing 11
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry 6 7
Medicine 165
Nursing Administration 17
Oral Biology and Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology 2
Orthodontics/Orthodontology 7
Pediatric Dentistry/Pedodontics 6
Periodontics/Periodontology 4
Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing 10
Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 2 9
Pharmacy 72
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs 2
Prosthodontics/Prosthodontology 8
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 2
Public Health Education and Promotion 69 7
Public Health, Other 1 5
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing 20
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 198 11
History 207 7 18
History 207 7 16
History, Other 2
Human Services 57 402 6 10
Community Organization and Advocacy 40
Public Administration 6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other 4
Public Policy Analysis 57 90 2 10
Social Work 266
Legal and Law Studies 45 389
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 40 3
International Business, Trade, and Tax Law 5
Law 386
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 94
General Studies 86
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 8
Mathematics and Statistics 166 55 40 1
Applied Mathematics, Other 1 7
Mathematics 149 18 22
Statistics 17 36 11 1
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 83 13 23 28
Ancient Studies/Civilization 18 3
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology 7
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 4 4
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 54 20 13
Museology/Museum Studies 7
Nutrition Sciences 13
Science, Technology and Society 1
Systems Science and Theory 3
Natural Resources and Conservation 93 111 12
Environmental Studies 93
Natural Resources Management and Policy 4 12
Natural Resources/Conservation 107
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 187 23 6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 112 23 6
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management 75
Physical Sciences 108 63 81
Astronomy 5 5 7
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology 16 4
Chemistry 31 20 21
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other 5
Geology and Earth Science 23 4 6
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical 3 1
Physics 41 12 25
Physics, Other 2 15
Polymer Chemistry 3 3
Psychology 725 44 23 2
Developmental and Child Psychology 1
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology 233
Psychology 491 44 22
Psychology, Other 1 1 1
Social Sciences 1296 121 61
Anthropology 82 19 14
Anthropology, Other 32
Applied Economics 46
Economics 521 31 18
Political Science and Government 442 12 16
Social Sciences 11
Sociology 208 13 13
Visual and Performing Arts 452 75 33 8
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 51 1 3
Art/Art Studies 94 11
Conducting 4 3
Dance 13 2
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 38
Drawing 1
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 94 1 2
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 1
Jazz/Jazz Studies 1
Keyboard Instruments 4
Music History, Literature, and Theory 7 2 5
Music Performance 81 42 16 6
Music Technology 1
Music Theory and Composition 1 4 6
Music 23
Music, Other 3
Musical Theatre 19
Stringed Instruments 1
Technical Theater/Theater Design and Technology 6
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 18 3

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 42%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 96%
Admissions Considerations
Secondary school GPA: Required
Secondary school rank: Recommended
Secondary school record: Required
Recommendations: Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT): Required
College-prep program completed: Required
TOEFL: Required

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2011
Number of Applicants: 39,584
Percent Admitted: 41%
Percented Admitted Who Enrolled: 39%
Test Scores: Fall 2011

SAT Critical Reading
  • 630 (25th Percentile)
  • 730 (75th Percentile)
SAT Math
  • 670 (25th Percentile)
  • 770 (75th Percentile)
SAT Writing
  • 650 (25th Percentile)
  • 750 (75th Percentile)
ACT Composite
  • 29 (25th Percentile)
  • 33 (75th Percentile)
ACT English
  • 29 (25th Percentile)
  • 34 (75th Percentile)
ACT Math
  • 28 (25th Percentile)
  • 34 (75th Percentile)

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Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies B
American Studies B
Asian Studies B
Hispanic-American Studies B
Latin American Studies B
Near/Middle Eastern Studies B
Russian/Slavic Area Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Ceramics B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Drawing B
Fiber/Textile/Weaving Arts B
Film Studies B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design B
Jazz Studies B
Metal/Jewelry Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B
Performing Arts Technology B
Photography B
Printmaking B
Sculpture B
Sound Engineering B
Theater Design/Stagecraft B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B
Botany B
Cellular/Molecular Biology B
Ecology B
Microbiology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Business Administration/Management B
Organizational Behavior Studies B

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Education
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B

Engineering
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Geological Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature
Arabic B
Classics B
Comparative Literature B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Greek, Modern B
Hebrew B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Russian B
Spanish B
Turkish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Dental Hygiene B
Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry B
Nursing (RN) B
Pharmaceutical Sciences B
Pharmacy Administration, Policy and Regulatory Affairs B

History
History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies B
Humanities B

Mathematics
Mathematics – General B
Statistics B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization B
Anthropology-Zoology B
Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies B
Global Studies B
Medieval/Renaissance Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Exercise Sciences B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Philosophy & Religion
Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences
Astronomy B
Atmospheric Sciences B
Chemistry B
Environmental Geosciences B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physics B

Psychology
Cognitive Psychology/Psycholinguistics B
Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services
Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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