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School Overview

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.

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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.)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(734) 764-1817
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Setting:Rural: Remote
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:44,718
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):90%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:12 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:44,172 (99% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$14,402
Out-of-state Tuition:$45,410
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:64%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$16,865

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services143
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11872
Biological and Biomedical Sciences692018
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3361
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs111
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services2411
English Language and Literature/Letters223
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics151210
Health Professions and Related Programs34258
Legal Professions and Studies21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Mathematics and Statistics1253
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies7623
Natural Resources and Conservation322
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies311
Philosophy and Religious Studies1221
Physical Sciences587
Public Administration and Social Service Professions2142
Social Sciences654
Visual and Performing Arts619117
Grand total48120147102

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Health Professions and Related Programs213
Grand total216

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,048

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid3,85964%
Grant or scholarship aid3,03950%$16,865
Student loan aid1,73229%$6,950

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid14,34551%$16,842
Federal student loans8,46230%$5,983

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Michigan-Ann Arbor students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants55,50429,16726,337
Percent admitted100%26%31%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%11%13%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment44,718
Undergraduate enrollment28,983
Graduate enrollment15,735

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
    • Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Dental Public Health
    • Endodontics
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)
    • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
    • Pediatric Dentistry
    • Periodontics
    • Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHG) - Graduate level school of public health
  • Liaison Committee on Medical Education
    • Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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