University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Dec 13, 2010

University of Michigan, also known as Big Blue, has a lot going for it.  It’s on the list of top Public Ivies (together with UC Berkeley, UCLA, Georgia Tech and William and Mary), is part of the exciting Big Ten athletic conference, and has one of the nation’s top business and engineering programs.  Big Blue’s school of Music, Theatre and Dance is also consistently ranked among the top performing art schools in the nation.  With 450,000 living alumni, the university has one of the largest and most active alumni networks.  Ann Arbor is a great college town, to boot.

University of Michigan, Law Quad

33% of Big Blue’s 26,000+ undergrads are from out of the state.  The mid-50% ACT composite is 28-32.  The mid-50% SAT score is 1960-2200.   15,437 of the 30,947 2010 freshman applicants, were admitted.  The university has a 96% freshman retention rate and 84% of their freshmen graduate in 5 years.  The out-of-state cost of attendance is a little on the steep side ranging from $48,331 to $50,859.  Unless you are a recruited athlete, most of the merit money is allotted to in-state students.

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is an exciting school for the high achieving student who is intent on taking full advantage of all the academic, social and networking resources it has to offer.   The team spirit that reverberated around Yost Ice Arena as I watched the Wolverine ice hockey team play the University of Nebraska on a frigid February evening, was amazing.  Even as a visitor, I could feel the immense amount of school pride for Big Blue.