University of Michigan-Dearborn Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

University of Michigan - Dearborn
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Are you interested in attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn? It is a moderately accessible school with an acceptance rate of 65 percent of applicants. Learn more about admissions requirements. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Description

The University of Michigan at Dearborn is a highly-ranked regional public university located in Dearborn, Michigan, just west of Detroit. It is one of the 15 public universities in Michigan, and 95 percent of students come from Michigan. UMD was founded in 1959 by a 196-acre gift from the Ford Motor Company, and the campus features a 70-acre natural area and the Henry Ford Estate. The University of Michigan at Dearborn has a 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and classes average between 15 and 25 students. The college takes advantage of the business and industrial centers in the area, and professional programs in business and engineering are some of the strongest and most popular among undergraduates. UMD is largely a commuter campus and has no housing facilities.

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 9,131 (7,141 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52 percent Male / 48 percent Female
  • 70 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,032 (in-state); $24,272 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,064
  • Other Expenses: $3,364
  • Total Cost: $24,760 (in-state); $37,000 (out-of-state)

University of Michigan-Dearborn Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 92 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 79 percent
    • Loans: 65 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,523
    • Loans: $5,459

Academic Programs

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 17 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Track and Field, Cross Country, Volleyball

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University of Michigan Dearborn Mission Statement:

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"University of Michigan-Dearborn is an inclusive, student-focused institution. We are committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship, as well as access, affordability and metropolitan impact."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics