Academics of University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a large, four year residential research university accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The four year full time undergraduate program of University of Michigan comprises majority of enrollments and emphasize instruction in arts, sciences and professions. There is a high level of coexistence between graduate and undergraduate programs. The university has “very high” research activity and “comprehensive” graduate programs offers doctoral degrees in humanities, social sciences and STEM fields as well as professional degrees in medicine, law and dentistry. U-M has been included on Richard Moll’s list of Public lvies. There are over 200 undergraduate majors, 100 doctoral and 90 master’s programs. U-M conferred 6,473 undergraduate degrees, 4,332 graduate degrees and 734 first professional degrees in 2008-2009.

Out-of-state undergraduate students pay between US $36,001.38 and $43,063.38 annually for tuition alone while in state undergraduate students paid between US $11,837.38 and $16, 363.38 annually. University of Michigan provide financial aid in form of need based loans, grants, scholarships, work study and non-need based scholarships, with 77% of undergraduates in 2007 receiving financial aid. 8% were eligible for Pell Grants. For undergraduates in 2008, 46% graduate with about $25,586 of debt in 2008. The university is attempting to increase financial aid availability for students by devoting over $1.4 billion in endowment support towards supporting financial aid.

STUDENT BODY PROFILE

University has 26,208 undergraduate and 15,466 graduate students in 600 academic programs and each year about 5,400 new students are enrolled out of almost 30,000 applicants of which almost 42% are admitted. Students come from all 50 U.S states and more than 100 countries. 97% of university’s incoming class of 2009 earned a high school GPA of 3.0 and higher, while middle of 50% of incoming class earned a high school GPA of 3.60 to 3.90. The middle 50% of admitted applicants reported an SAT score of about 1960-2200, Critical Reading 620-730, Math 670-771, Writing 640-740 and an ACT score of 28-32, with AP credit granted to over 3000 freshmen students. Among full time students, who make up about 96% of student body, the university has a first time student retention rate of 96%.

DEMOGRAPHICS OF STUDENT BODY

UNDERGRADUATE

GRADUATE

MICHIGAN

U.S. CENSUS

African American

5.80%

4.20%

14.10%

12.40%

Asian American

12.10%

8.80%

2.30%

4.30%

European American

65.00%

48.50%

79.60%

74.10%

Hispanic American

4.10%

3.60%

3.90%

14.70%

Native American

<1%

<1%

0.50%

0.80%

International student

5.70%

30.90%

N/A

N/A

Almost 65% of undergraduate students are enrolled in College of Literature, Science and Arts (LS&A), while College of Engineering has almost 20%. Less than 3% of undergraduate students are enrolled in Ross School of Business. The rest of undergraduate students are enrolled in smaller schools, including School of Kinesiology School of Nursing, the School of Natural Resources and Environment and School of Art and Design. Among undergraduates 70% graduate with bachelor’s degree within four years, while 86% graduating within five year and 88% graduating within six years. Out of eighteen graduate schools and colleges most master level students are enrolled in College of Engineering and Ross School of Business, while most doctorate students attend College of Literature, Science and Arts, College of Engineering and Law School. Students pursuing professional degrees attend Schools of Density, Law, Medicine (which has highest enrollment among schools granting professional degrees, Nursing and Pharmacy.