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University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About UMich Dearborn

University of Michigan-Dearborn Overview

University of Michigan-Dearborn is a public, state school in a suburban setting in Dearborn, Michigan. UMich Dearborn was founded in 1959 and the school presently has around 8,413 students a year, including 6,355 undergraduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is April 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from UMich Dearborn by October 15.

Student Involvement at UMich Dearborn

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band

Interested in journalism or communications? UMich Dearborn students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? UMich Dearborn has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UMich Dearborn has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UMich Dearborn on the Student Life page.

2022 UMich Dearborn Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 58%
In-State Tuition $13,920
Out-of-State $29,184
Percent of Need Met 71%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,935

Is UMich Dearborn a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better view of what UMich Dearborn offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for University of Michigan-Dearborn

It is moderately difficult to get into UMich Dearborn. UMich Dearborn admitted 69% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 8,065 applications received in 2022, 5,546 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMich Dearborn

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 84% of students who start at UMich Dearborn come back the next year. UMich Dearbornhas a six year graduation rate of 56 for undergrads. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook UMich Dearborn Graduates

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. 73% of graduates from UMich Dearborn recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Recent UMich Dearborn grads have an average starting salary of $59,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

University of Michigan-Dearborn's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of University of Michigan-Dearborn's endowment was $77.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UMich Dearborn spends about $10,417 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UMich Dearborn

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UMich Dearborn meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,935 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,528 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UMich Dearborn.

Based on this information, does UMich Dearborn seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UMich Dearborn a good school for you?

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Where is University of Michigan-Dearborn Located?

UMich Dearborn is located in the suburban setting of Dearborn, Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.

If you would like to see UMich Dearborn for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Dearborn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMich Dearborn and Dearborn are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128

Campus Setting: Suburban

UMich Dearborn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 22

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMich Dearborn is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Dearborn is Aug 22.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UMich Dearborn ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMich Dearborn is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into UMich Dearborn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMich Dearborn SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1390


Math SAT Range

530 - 660


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


1140 to 1390


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Dearborn students is 1171. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Dearborn, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMich Dearborn.

UMich Dearborn Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMich Dearborn is like? There are approximately 8,331 students enrolled at UMich Dearborn, including 6,355 undergraduate students and 1,976 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from MI and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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