Rank: 3

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MIwww.umich.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1380/31
Enrollment
29,253
Who wouldn't want to be a part of an alumni association that has a chapter on the moon? The crew of Apollo 15, all U-M grads, actually left a club charter behind on the lunar surface.One of the country's most affordable elite schools, the University of Michigan accepts less than a third of the nearly 50,000 students who apply annually....
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$29,500
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$17,000
Average price for low-income students
$3,400
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
85%
% of need met
86%
% of students who get merit* grants
16%
Average merit grant
$7,800
student success
Graduation rate
90%
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Average student debt
$19,500
Average salary within 5 years
$61,200
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
50%
admissions
Acceptance rate
26%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1380/31
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
1-Feb

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

See what students are saying on Niche.com

The education that you receive here is definitely unbeatable. The campus is also a generally fun place to be. It is really competitive, so that permeates the culture quite a bit, which I could do without. The university's commitment to diversity and inclusion is lacking, but they are making steps...
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There is something for everyone at the University of Michigan. Libraries are filled with people studying- every hour- every day. Want an impromptu basketball game? Head to the CCRB and you will find someone to join you. Opinions are expressed feely- charitable activities abound (or start your own charitable endeavor)....
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I love my school and all the opportunities it gives me! Classes are challenging, but the social atmosphere balances out the work load. There's a constant availability of extra curricular activities, whether they are volunteer events, clubs, intramural sports, or research. The school even puts on different events for students...
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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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