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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Data & Information Overview

5,510 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
26% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ranked?

#25 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in MI
Manufacturing Engineering Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor was awarded 5,510 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is manufacturing engineering.

Overall Quality

U-M is ranked #25 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when U-M held the #40 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

U-M also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Michigan ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into U-M?

26% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has a very low acceptance rate of 26%, making it one of the most selective out of all the colleges and universities in the nation. It's probably a good idea to apply to other schools in addition to U-M just in case you don't make the cut.

Average Test Scores

About 64% 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 740. Math scores were between 680 and 780.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 660 to 740 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 680 to 780 )
U-M received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 31 and 34.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Michigan - Ann Arbor  ( 31 to 34 )

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Faculty

11 to 1 Student to Faculty
83% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at U-M it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

96% Freshmen Retention
79% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has a freshmen retention rate of 96%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  96 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at U-M for first-time, full-time students is 79%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  79 out of 100

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Undergraduate Student Diversity

29,851 Full-Time Undergraduates
32.5% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,329 undergraduates at U-M with 29,851 being full-time and 1,478 being part-time.

How Much Does University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Cost?

$14,878 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
$29,296 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of U-M is $14,878. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for U-M

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,670 $5,670 $10,481 $17,207 $26,491

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of U-M, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At U-M, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $7,324 a year. That adds up to $29,296 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U-M is 1.3%. 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.

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How Much Money Do U-M Graduates Make?

$75,842 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from U-M make about $75,842 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for U-M students since it is 79% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor make the most money.

Location of University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Michigan State
29,851 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor is a public institution located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The location of U-M is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for U-M are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-764-1817

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Majors

117 Majors With Completions
8,928 Undergraduate Degrees
6,069 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 117 majors graduated from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. Of these students, 8,928 received undergraduate degrees and 6,069 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Information Systems 957 $100,643
Child Development & Psychology 697 $30,126
Economics 618 $62,024
Business Administration & Management 610 $83,131
Mechanical Engineering 316 $75,414
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 280 $18,827
Health & Physical Education 274 $36,559
Political Science & Government 272 $40,625
Communication & Media Studies 272 $45,761
General Biology 244 $24,623

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at U-M

91% Take At Least One Class Online
33% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 43,478 students took at least one online class at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. This is an increase from the 664 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 43,478 16,017
2018-2019 664 324
2017-2018 743 256
2016-2017 641 285
2015-2016 546 155

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Notes and 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.


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