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About UMich Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Overview

University of Michigan is a public, state school in an urban setting in Ann Arbor, Michigan. UMich Ann Arbor was founded in 1817 and now enrolls around 47,907 students a year, including 31,329 undergrads. UMich Ann Arbor provides housing for up to 9,628 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UMich Ann Arbor! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UMich Ann Arbor's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UMich Ann Arbor students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UMich Ann Arbor has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UMich Ann Arbor has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMich Ann Arbor on the Student Life page.

Learn more about life at UMich Ann Arbor on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is February 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by April 10.

2021 UMich Ann Arbor Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Trimester
Overall Acceptance Rate 26%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 64%
In-State Tuition $15,520
Out-of-State $51,838
Percent of Need Met 92%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,713

Is UMich Ann Arbor a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at all of these areas to get a clearer sense of what UMich Ann Arbor offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

2021 Acceptance Rate for University of Michigan

It is very difficult to get into UMich Ann Arbor. UMich Ann Arbor admitted 26% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 65,021 applications received in 2021, 16,974 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMich Ann Arbor

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 96% of students who start at UMich Ann Arbor come back the next year.Around 93% of students who started at UMich Ann Arbor earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for UMich Ann Arbor Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with UMich Ann Arbor directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

UMich Ann Arbor's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. UMich Ann Arbor's endowment was valued at $12.3 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $27,185 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMich Ann Arbor

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. UMich Ann Arbor meets 92% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $30,713 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $26,600 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMich Ann Arbor. Based on this information, how does UMich Ann Arbor sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMich Ann Arbor a good school for you?

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Where is UMich Ann Arbor?

UMich Ann Arbor is located in the urban setting of Ann Arbor, Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.

If you want to see UMich Ann Arbor for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Ann Arbor, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMich Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor are like without leaving home.

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College Info

500 S State St Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Campus Setting: Urban

UMich Ann Arbor Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMich Ann Arbor is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Ann Arbor is Feb 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

University of Michigan is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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UMich Ann Arbor ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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UMich Ann Arbor SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1520


Math SAT Range

680 - 780


Reading SAT Range

660 - 740

UMich Ann Arbor Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMich Ann Arbor is like? There are approximately 47,907 students enrolled at UMich Ann Arbor, including 31,329 undergraduate students and 16,578 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 61% percent are from MI and 39% percent of students are from other states.


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