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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
20% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ranked?

#29 Best Colleges in Nation
#1 Best Colleges in MI
Fine & Studio Arts Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is fine & studio arts.

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Overall Quality

U-M landed the #29 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation.

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?

20% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has a very low acceptance rate of 20%, 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.

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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Faculty

12 to 1 Student to Faculty
83% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at U-M is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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

97% Freshmen Retention
80% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 97% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like University of Michigan - Ann Arbor enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  97 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 80%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  80 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
25% Take Out Loans
$31,972 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 25% of students took out student loans averaging $7,993 a year. That adds up to $31,972 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.


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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
9,099 Undergraduate Degrees
5,636 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, 9,099 received undergraduate degrees and 5,636 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
Communication & Media Studies 272 $45,761
Political Science & Government 272 $40,625
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

34% Take At Least One Class Online
3% 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 2020-2021, 17,329 students took at least one online class at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. This is a decrease from the 43,478 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 17,329 1,592
2019-2020 43,478 16,017
2018-2019 664 324
2017-2018 743 256
2016-2017 641 285

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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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