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University of Michigan Dearborn - ACT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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University of Michigan - Dearborn

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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. 95% 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 (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,790 (7,328 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 66% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,250 (in-state); $22,664 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,000
  • Other Expenses: $3,488
  • Total Cost: $21,838 (in-state); $34,252 (out-of-state)

University of Michigan Dearborn Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93%
  • University of Michigan Dearborn Scholarships (Cappex.com)
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 75%
    • Loans: 70%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,826
    • Loans: $5,338

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 18%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 52%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

University of Michigan Dearborn Mission Statement:

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"The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an interactive, student-centered institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to a diverse, highly motivated, and talented student body. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of society; relevant to the goals of our students and community partners; rich in opportunities for independent and collaborative study, research, and practical application; and reflective of the traditions of excellence, innovation, and leadership that distinguish the University of Michigan.

We accomplish this mission by:

  • Providing a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences;
  • Providing the knowledge and skills essential for career and personal success;
  • Integrating teaching, research and service in ways that enhance the learning experience;
  • Providing a dynamic environment where innovation, openness, and creativity are fostered;
  • Using advanced technologies to meet changing educational needs and establish links with the global community; and
  • Forging partnerships with business, industry, educational institutions, and government agencies.
We strive to be the institution of choice in southeastern Michigan for individuals and organizations that value accessibility, flexibility, affordability, diversity, and preeminence in education."
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