Congratulations on your admission to the University of Michigan-Dearborn!
Still Exploring Your College Choices?
We understand it’s a big decision to decide which college to attend. There are many reasons attending University of Michigan-Dearborn will put you the right path for success. However, if you are still evaluating your options, we would like to provide some guidance.
UM-Dearborn is a caring, inclusive community of leaders making a difference in the southeast Michigan region and beyond. You’ll wear maize and blue, the colors of a university that inspires, motivates, and creates a community of victors. Most importantly, as a Dearborn Wolverine, you’ll earn the Michigan degree — a degree that is known and respected globally.
VALUE (RETURN ON YOUR INVESTMENT)
We have made a commitment to making the University of Michigan degree affordable. To see how affordable a
degree can be, check out our Net Price Calculator which will provide you with an individualized estimate of your cost of attendance for UM-Dearborn (including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and other related expenses).
Starting December 2023, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (studentaid.gov/fafsa). Once completed, you will be emailed a “Financial Aid Offer” within 2-4 weeks. Use this comprehensive offer to help you compare your net cost out of pocket with other offers you may receive.
While the size of an institution may not be a top factor for everyone, we believe it can significantly impact the college experience. As a part of a mid-size campus, you will have access to:
• Faculty that will help support you in meeting your career goals
• Unique opportunities to do research and engage in projects not as readily available at other institutions
• Small class sizes where professors know their students
Due to our low student to faculty ratio and reasonable average class size, you will have more direct access to faculty that help support you meeting your career goals
average class size
of classes have less than 30 students
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Success in college requires preparation, hard work and determination. And it’s okay to ask for help in order to succeed! The University offers a range of services, including counseling, mentoring, tutoring, training and workshops to help you be successful during your time at UM-Dearborn and in reaching your goals after graduation.
As a commuter campus, a majority of our students live at home to save on expenses while staying engaged in their lives outside of UM-Dearborn. At the same time, our students are active and involved
in over 150 student organizations, 16 varsity sports teams, research with faculty, and plenty of extracurricular activities. For Dearborn Wolverines who are looking for a more traditional residential college experience, there are three apartment communities near the University.
At UM-Dearborn, you will have access to events and resources in both Dearborn and Ann Arbor. This includes football and other Big Ten sporting tickets, opportunities to try out for marching band or cheerleading, and even free or discounted prices for performances, museums, and gardens. And it doesn’t end there. When you graduate,
you’ll become a part of one of the largest alumni associations in the world, with a whopping 670,000+ strong network of support and opportunities.
EARNING THE MICHIGAN DEGREE
We foster a practice-based learning environment so you can apply classroom instruction to real-world problems. This approach to learning integrates theory with practical experience, allowing you to make a real difference in your field of study.
Visiting campus is the best way to determine whether UM-Dearborn is the right place for you. We invite you to explore UM-Dearborn through admitted student receptions (held in the spring), a student-led campus tour, or a special academic program event. For information on events designed specifically for students who have been admitted to UM-Dearborn, please visit our Admitted Student Events Website.
These optional programs, such as the Honors Program and the Wolverine Ready Scholars, are designed to keep you academically active while also helping to develop specialized skills and career connections beyond graduation.
Did You Know?
We provide a quality education, while keeping tuition costs low, to ensure that students are graduating with low debt after graduation.
Lowest average annual cost among 15 public Michigan universities
2nd highest median annual earnings of students two years after graduation, among 15 Michigan public universities
Source: According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard
U.S. News & World Report has consistently named UM-Dearborn one of the best regional universities in the Midwest. This year the university was ranked the number one regional public universities in Michigan and 3rd in the Midwest
For more information on what sets UM-Dearborn apart visit the Facts & Figures page
Ready to Commit?
The following checklist is meant to serve as your comprehensive guide to becoming a UM-Dearborn Wolverine. Please review the steps below to help guide you through your next steps as you prepare to enroll:
- Information is available at: umdearborn.edu/deposit
- The deadline to submit is May 1
- This deposit is credited to your student account and applied toward your first-semester tuition. It is not an additional fee.
- Information on a deposit waiver is found on the deposit website
- UMID: Your 8-digit University of Michigan ID number (assigned to you upon admission and emailed from UM Information Technology Services)
- Uniqname: Your personal University of Michigan identifier and the basis for all login access. Along with your passwords, it authorizes or “authenticates” you to many University systems in Dearborn and Ann Arbor. It is also part of your email address ([email protected])
- You must create at umdearborn.edu/uniqname
- Final official High School transcripts / Dual Enrollment college transcripts
- Transcripts should be sent prior to your orientation
- Transcripts must be sent to UM-Dearborn directly from the issuing institution to be considered official
- AP/IB/CLEP scores
- UM-Dearborn AP code: 1861
Want to Talk More About What We Can Offer?
If you want to discuss how we may be the right campus to meet your goals, we encourage you to meet with an admissions counselor, take a tour with a current student, and look for invitations to additional events. Go to our visit page to find out more.