About University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Founded in 1817, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 28,983 full time undergraduate students, and 15,735 full time graduate students.

The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 3695 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate28%
Application Deadline
Application Fee75
SAT Range1310-1500
ACT Range29-33

Admissions at U-M are considered More Selective, with ,272% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 12 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 97% were in the top quarter, and 97% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
48%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
15%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
72%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
8%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
47%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
50%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
37%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
11%
“Sometimes, but not often”
53%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
31%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
48%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
42%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
9%
“We bought the gear”
89%
“We live for the big game”
2%
“It”s not really our thing”
13%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
59%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
26%
“We”re a very artistic group”
6%
“Haven”t met them”
10%
“Available in class”
69%
“They keep regular office hours”
15%
“They”re always available”
1%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
18%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
72%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
9%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
8%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
45%
“We only party on weekends”
47%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
4%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
44%
“There might be people who do”
42%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
10%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    427 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    373 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    441 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    454 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    454 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    453 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 60 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    453 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    454 Students rated academics 4 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Michigan-Ann Arbor?

145 Students rated University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Jacqueline - 06/13/2022

I am loving my time at the University of Michigan. The professors visibly love their subjects, which definitely helps my own enjoyment of the subjects. Ann Arbor is known for being a fantastic college town - and for good reason! Advisors and professors are always ready to lend a hand, and other students are motivated and considerate of others. Granted, tuition is not cheap, but I find the cost to be worth the education and opportunities provided by the University.

Tiffany - 05/20/2022

I think this is a great school! The only thing is that finding parking is a bit of a pain sometimes due to the amount of people at the school. It can get overwhelming sometimes, being at a big school, but at the same time it means you're never lonely.

halle - 05/01/2022

I think it’s a really nice college overall. However, it is really hard and sometimes the classes especially the stem classes are insensitive of the students time. There is a great culture here which is really accepting of everyone. Something that I really like is that we introduce our pronouns as we introduce ourselves so people don’t feel attacked if they don’t have conventional pronouns.

Maurice - 02/27/2022

I am a fan of the university's academic standards and contributions to society.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is 28%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I know you’re anxious to get out of here, but be warned: College is nothing like you’re expecting it to be. You won’t know anybody. The thousands of strange faces will intimidate you. It’ll seem like you’re drowning in the work. But eventually, you start to see familiar faces, develop a solid working routine and remember the excitement you’re feeling right now to go off and change the world. Also, college wasn’t really made for us introverts! However, once you get comfortable eating by yourself (everyone does), going to meetings and being friendly to strangers, you’ll be 10x more independent than your hall-mates who can’t use the bathroom without each other! There’s plenty of superficiality on campus, but being genuine will guarantee that you end up with the right people. Look forward to calling out the sexists, racists and elitists! Ultimately, you’ll realize that the college experience isn’t just about the rigorous courses, parties or interesting people; it’s about putting yourself out there, learning who you are and growing into your skin. It’ll take a while, so be patient and cherish the journey!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    No two are the same.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The main thing that I found unique about Michigan is that I felt that I could really call the campus "home" when I visited. In choosing colleges it is important that a high school senior follows his intuition and chooses the school that he believes is best fit. The campus is absolutely beautiful and there is such a diversity in the academics and campus life. Michigan truly is a great place to be.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    While I love Michigan, there are times when I do complain about the school being too large. When you're fighting for a study spot in the library around finals, you definitely wonder about how you would not have nearly this much of a hard time if you attended a smaller university (and not one where you feel like one among 25,000). Also if you're not much of a go-getter, then you might have a hard time in the large classes because professors cannot simply worry about every individual students' progress or concerns. Again, this isn't too much of a problem in the upper level classes which are typically smaller. But for freshmen this is probably the most frequent complaint. I think students usually realize this prior to coming to this school. Michigan is ranked one of the top universities in the world (not just the country), so most people are quite impressed when they hear I attend U of M. Wearing Michigan apparel or having the Michigan bumper sticker on my car always starts up conversation with alumni all over the world. When I studied abroad in Beijing, China, a random biker came up to me because I had on my Michigan sweatshirt and we ended up chatting about Ann Arbor and what brought us across the world! There is always a lot to say about our school which is great! Ann Arbor is consistently ranked one of the top college sports town and there's no doubt about it. The city really revolves around the campus, but I find it that almost all Ann Arbor residents that I come across are in love with the university too. They love supporting the Wolverines so enjoy living here in Ann Arbor.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    Academics can get pretty tough at UM if you dont stay on top on your stuff. A lot of the classes are in big lecture halls with over 200 students so it will be hard for the professor to get to know you on a personal level. But it is certainly possible to get on a personal level with the professors if you are willing. Also, competition here is nothing like I have seen before. Everyone is competing with each other for that good grade. I am majoring in Neuroscience in the Psychology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology department.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I have to say, the coolest thing I have come to witness only happened recently. Within the School of Art, it is required for every art student to attend weekly art lectures at the Michigan Theater. These weekly lectures are open to the public, and involve UofM paying immensely large amounts of money for established artists to come and give a lecture about whatever art they are working on, or have been thinking about. Two weeks ago, Theo Jensen came by and discussed his living, breathing beach mamals he has been creating. Its a great program.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    Other than the five months of snow, most of the things about Michigan are good. Sometimes it feels like the administrators and university personnel (not the professors and teachers) do not consider the desires and needs of the students very much. It is easy to feel as if the university is being run like a business, without regard for what is best for the students. This is unfortunate because it often pits students and administrators against each other and the students usually lose the battle.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Because Michigan is so well-known for its excellent athletics, almost all athletes are adored on campus, especially football players. Athletic events probably draw in the largest attendance from the student body. With the country's largest college football stadium, it comes as no shock that you only have to check one place to find any Michigan student on Football Saturday--the Big House. Greek life is also very big on the Michigan campus. It comprises about 17% of the student body, but 17% of 25,000 equates to over 4,000 Greek Life members. The Greek Life community is one way to make the large school smaller. Most Greek Life members, but definitely not all, meet their closest friends through the Greek system. With the countless Greek Life activities, events, meetings, etc that can be found every day of the week, it is easy to see how the girls/guys of your pledge class easily grow to become your best friends all throughout your college years. While you will hear mixed opinions on the Greek Life, you really have to admit that there are a handful of benefits to it (academic, social, professional reasons). But yes, you can find those benefits from other organizations and groups on campus. Just because you're not in Greek Life doesn't mean you don't have a number of options for spending your free time. The beauty of such a large school is that there are hundreds of other student organizations that sponsor events. Your options range anywhere from watching the all male acapella group perform to attending the very popular Indian American Student Association annual cultural show. Many students have a passion in the arts, so there are always events to satisfy that interest. I met my closest friends through the Greek Life system, but also through my freshmen year dorm. A majority of the people who I keep in touch with today are people who lived in Markley Dorm with me. It is very easy to make friends when you practically run into the same faces everyday, whether in the student lounge, halls, or the dining cafeteria. I absolutely loved that dorming experience, although at times it meant that you had to try a little harder to concentrate on studying! If I'm awake at 2am on a Tuesday, I'm either studying/doing homework OR leaving the bar. Tuesday is a very popular night (I don't know why exactly, because it's not like a lot of people don't have Wednesday classes) for the bars. I would say Tuesday and Thursday are very common bar nights. Surprisingly Fridays are not AS popular, probably because people are usually still recovering from Thursday nights. But if your schedule allows or you have the desire to, you can easily find people to go to the bars any night of the week. Students usually go off campus because of shopping, jobs, sports, and other entertainment. Detroit and Canada are two popular destinations. There are many famous artists that come to perform in Detroit and a lot of students also enjoy going to support the Detroit Lions and Redwings. With Canada less than an hour away, a lot of students enjoy doing weekend trips to check out Windsor. Another common tradition in the winter semester is for groups of students to plan weekend ski trips. It really is true that you can do something different every weekend at Michigan. There are always new options and there's so many students here that you won't have to worry about being the only one.

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  10. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    love it...perfect for me

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  11. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    While there are specific stereotypes regarding certain schools and organizations within UM (i.e. engineering, RC, fraternities/sororities), the school itself is far too diverse to have an all encompassing stereotype...except maybe that we are smart and work a lot, and really like football.

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  12. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Depending on the scene one hangs out with, it can seem as if the whole population is Jewish and in a Fraternity/sorority

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  13. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    A lot about college admissions

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  14. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Perhaps my brother. It should mentioned, this is not specifically for the reason that having a blood relative in the same city is screaming for fantastical nighmares, however. My brother is introverted. Usually college is a rough enough transition, however his shutting out of the rest of society only had this painfully negative twist on his first year here. Now, he is doing great, however I think if there is any particular type of person that would have trouble here, it would be a particularly introverted person.

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  15. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I actually think that Michigan could be for anyone. There are amazing programs for almost any concentration in the school, and for those who don't want a large school environment, there are many opportunities to take classes with smaller numbers. For a big school, we give off a small school feel with our tight community. I would only say that someone coming to Michigan has to be ready to put themselves out there and be friendly.

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  16. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    That it's a challenging school academically and the football team

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  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Football!!!! Aerospace Engineering and some other majors. They rank very high in the world.

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  18. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The school is very large, so it's difficult to find the people you need when you need help.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The University of Michigan Ann Arbor is one of the largest universities in the nation; "stereotypes" are difficult to identify at such a diverse campus. However, it is rather clear that despite external "stereotypes," the students at Umich are definitely academically driven. Michigan football is a big part of the university, though college athletes are clearly in the minority. Greek life is rich and there are many different frats and sororities.

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  20. Describe the dorms.

    Dorms are dorms. There are huge buildings with double rooms and community bathrooms, there's the all female dorms, there's the newly renovated Alice Lloyd and Couzens, which are gorgeous. There's Baits, where my roommate and I have two rooms and share a bathroom with two other girls. My roommate and I have one room with beds and dressers and the other room with desks and food, refrigerator, etc.

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  21. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Everything costs money, and the athletes are revered for no reason

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Student Body

Students

50%

female

50%

male

28,983

Total Undergrad Enrollment

15,735

Total Grad Students

44%

Out-Of-State

51%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

1,131

Student Organizations

41

Fraternities

25

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

25%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
61%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

64% of students attending University of Michigan-Ann Arbor receive some sort of financial aid. 15% were awarded federal grants. While 28% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$47,004

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,048

Books and Supplies

$10,872

Room and Board

58,924

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$2,660
$30 - $48K
$5,878
$48 - $75K
$10,106
$75 - $110K
$16,677
$110K & UP
$24,129

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