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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Overview

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a public institution. Ann Arbor is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Known For?

7,815 Undergraduate Awards
$51,900 Avg Cost After Aid
27% Acceptance Rate
  • The 1% student loan default rate at U-M is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The highest award offered at U-M is the doctor's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 82% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from U-M with a bachelor's degree make about $63,400 a year. That's 55% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.2 years for students from U-M to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Rankings

U-M is ranked #81 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. U-M also holds the #3 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

U-M has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#9 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Best Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at U-M.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Philosophy & Religious Studies Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Engineering Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Computer & Information Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards U-M has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#11 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#11 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#17 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#18 Best Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#27 Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual

Where Is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor?

Location of University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Contact details for U-M are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-1817
Website: https://umich.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universityofmichigan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/umich

How Do I Get Into U-M?

You can apply to U-M online at: https://admissions.umich.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for U-M

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U-M?

27% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
53% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at U-M is 27%, which means the school is highly selective when deciding who will be admitted and who won't. Even if you have great grades and test scores, that may not be enough. So be sure to look for ways to make your application memorable.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 24%, and the acceptance rate for women is 29%.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to U-M submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 660 and 730. Math scores were between 670 and 770.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 660 to 730 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 670 to 770 )
200
800
U-M received ACT scores from 76% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 30 and 35. Math scores were between 28 and 34. Composite scores were between 30 and 33.

ACT English Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 30 to 35 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 28 to 34 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 30 to 33 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Michigan - Ann Arbor?

$51,900 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
1.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U-M is $51,900. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At U-M, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $7,099 a year. That adds up to $28,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U-M is 1.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Undergraduate Student Diversity

30,204 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,266 undergraduate students at U-M, with 30,204 being full-time and 1,062 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U-M

There are also 16,824 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 30,204 full-time undergraduates at U-M, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U-M

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Michigan - Ann Arbor students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U-M Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,653
Black or African American 1,210
Hispanic or Latino 2,095
White 17,022
International Students 2,394
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,830

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 125 countries are represented at U-M. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

256 Took All Classes Online
743 Took At Least One Class Online
20.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at U-M. In 2017-2018, 743 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U-M has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 27th most popular in Michigan for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U-M

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor was 20.6%. This is the #879 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U-M regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U-M majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Manufacturing Engineering 38%
Other Health Professions 35%
Systems Engineering 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U-M ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U-M.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Manufacturing Engineering #3
Other Engineering #5
Systems Engineering #7
Other Health Professions #10
Dental Support Services #11
Public Health #24
Engineering #28
Nursing #163
Health Professions #274

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 612 0 817 17 1,446
Child Development & Psychology 641 0 41 30 712
Computer Information Systems 709 0 0 0 709
Economics 476 0 63 18 557
Mechanical Engineering 309 0 142 55 506
Electrical Engineering 92 4 288 49 433
Social Work 0 20 343 0 363
Information Science 135 0 202 4 341
Law 0 0 0 307 307
Political Science & Government 283 0 6 11 300
Health & Physical Education 240 0 46 3 289
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 214 0 36 24 274
Industrial Engineering 161 0 99 11 271
Communication & Media Studies 236 0 0 5 241
Natural Resources Conservation 118 0 121 1 240
Nursing 151 0 50 36 237
Computer Engineering 98 0 95 32 225
Music 89 1 107 27 224
Public Health 84 39 85 11 219
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 191 0 7 8 206
Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering 111 0 77 16 204
Mathematics 158 0 20 17 195
International Studies 195 0 0 0 195
Statistics 64 1 114 14 193
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 0 192 0 192
Chemical Engineering 133 0 35 24 192
Public Policy 73 16 94 5 188
Biomedical Engineering 88 0 83 16 187
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 47 2 94 22 165
Medicine 0 0 0 164 164
General English Literature 136 0 14 11 161
Fine & Studio Arts 150 0 5 2 157
Systems Engineering 0 0 156 0 156
Romance Languages 143 0 5 7 155
Chemistry 28 0 75 43 146
Computer Software & Applications 90 48 2 0 140
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 21 0 6 107 134
General Education 0 0 118 10 128
History 101 2 3 22 128
Dentistry 0 0 0 123 123
Physics 65 0 19 36 120
General Biology 99 0 0 0 99
Accounting 0 0 97 0 97
Sociology 85 0 4 4 93
Civil Engineering 42 0 41 7 90
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 89 0 89
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 69 0 0 16 85
Area Studies 50 3 24 7 84
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 63 19 82
Anthropology 64 0 5 11 80
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 74 4 0 1 79
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 55 0 5 13 73
General Architecture 62 0 0 7 69
Materials Engineering 30 0 28 10 68
Cognitive Science 66 0 0 0 66
Ethnic Studies 54 11 0 0 65
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 40 14 0 10 64
Sustainability Science 0 0 64 0 64
Writing Studies 28 0 29 6 63
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 63 0 63
Nuclear Engineering 20 0 23 18 61
Drama & Theater Arts 54 0 0 0 54
Educational Administration 0 0 48 5 53
Nutrition Science 0 0 49 4 53
Marine Engineering 15 0 31 6 52
Other Health Professions 0 2 50 0 52
Human Resource Management 51 0 0 0 51
Philosophy 42 0 2 7 51
Environmental Engineering 23 0 19 8 50
Teacher Education Grade Specific 49 0 0 0 49
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 30 15 45
Liberal Arts General Studies 43 0 0 0 43
Geological & Earth Sciences 30 0 2 11 43
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 11 29 0 40
Germanic Languages 38 0 2 0 40
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 31 1 4 4 40
Dental Support Services 37 0 3 0 40
Medical Illustration & Informatics 0 11 29 0 40
Other Engineering 0 0 34 2 36
Legal Research 0 0 34 2 36
Robotics Engineering 0 0 35 0 35
Teacher Education Subject Specific 10 0 16 2 28
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 9 0 10 7 26
Advanced Dentistry & Oral Sciences 0 0 23 2 25
Manufacturing Engineering 0 0 23 1 24
Other Visual Art 14 9 1 0 24
Genetics 0 7 13 3 23
Astronomy & Astrophysics 9 0 7 3 19
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 12 0 2 4 18
Dance 13 0 3 0 16
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 10 5 15
Construction Engineering 0 0 15 0 15
Engineering Physics 14 0 0 0 14
Classical Languages & Literature 6 0 5 3 14
Classical & Ancient Studies 8 0 3 3 14
Applied Mathematics 0 0 7 4 11
Public Administration 0 0 11 0 11
Allied Health Professions 10 0 0 0 10
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 9 0 0 9
Museum Studies 0 9 0 0 9
Real Estate 0 7 0 0 7
Religious Studies 5 1 1 0 7
Science, Technology & Society 0 6 0 0 6
General Social Sciences 6 0 0 0 6
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 6 6
Systems Theory 0 5 0 0 5
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 4 0 0 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 2 0 1 1 4
Natural Resource Management 0 2 0 2 4
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 2 2
English Literature (Other) 0 0 0 2 2
East Asian Languages 0 0 1 1 2
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 2 0 2
Medieval Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 2 0 2
Biotechnology 0 1 0 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 1 0 0 1
Engineering Science 0 1 0 0 1
Other Psychology 0 0 0 1 1
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Greek Language & Literature 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7,815 250 4,752 1,533 14,350

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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