University of Michigan-Flint Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Residence Halls at the University of Michigan-Flint
Residence Halls at the University of Michigan-Flint. Jessica Pittenger / Flickr

University of Michigan-Flint Description:

Founded in 1956, the University of Michigan-Flint is one of 15 four-year public universities in Michigan. Flint is located about an hour northwest of Detroit, and the city has a rich history in American civil rights as well as the automobile industry. Today the city continues to evolve and has become a rich location for the arts. The city is the home to The Flint Institute of the Arts, and a range of venues for art exhibition, theater and music. The University of Michigan-Flint campus sits in the heart of the city. Kettering University is withing walking distance. UM-F takes pride in its "engaged learning" approach to education. Since its founding, the university has followed a "learning by doing" model of education in which students engage in internships, undergraduate research projects, campus leadership positions, creative projects, and community service. Students can choose from over 100 areas of study, and academics are supported by a healthy 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Professional fields in business, education, and health are particularly popular. Campus life is active with several fraternities and sororities, over 20 club sports, and a wide range of other student clubs and organizations. The university does not have any varsity intercollegiate athletic teams, but UM-F students can by tickets to University of Michigan games at a discounted price. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,044 (6,585 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 58% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,344 (in-state); $20,190 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $8,706
  • Other Expenses: $3,910
  • Total Cost: $23,960 (in-state); $33,806 (out-of-state)

University of Michigan-Flint Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 63%
    • Loans: 85%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,786
    • Loans: $6,428

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Education, Health Care Administration, Nursing, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 37%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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University of Michigan-Flint Mission Statement:

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"The University of Michigan-Flint is a comprehensive urban university of diverse learners and scholars committed to advancing our local and global communities. In the University of Michigan tradition, we value excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship. Through personal attention and dedicated faculty and staff, our students become leaders and best in their fields, professions, and communities."

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