Life at Michigan

Since 1817, the University of Michigan has been encouraging students to explore possibilities, ask questions, and challenge the present to create a better future. With access to top-ranked programs, distinguished faculty, and a worldwide alumni group, you will have the resources and support you need to challenge yourself, find your true voice, and make a positive impact on the world.

U-M has over 1,600 student organizations and students from every state and 99 nations. You will quickly discover that “Leaders and Best” is more than just a line in Michigan’s fight song. It’s a way of life.

Access and Affordability

Before you make any major decisions about your future, we want to make sure you know about your many options at the University of Michigan.

The actual cost of attendance may be less than you expect after you factor in funding awarded through grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Our admissions and financial aid counselors are available to answer your questions and get you started on your journey to become a Wolverine.

  • 2 out of every 3 undergraduates receive financial aid
  • More than 97% of students return for their sophomore year
  • 92% of U-M students graduate in six years
  • In-state students are eligible for the Go Blue Guarantee (four years of free tuition) for families earning up to $65,000 with $50,000 or less in assets


U-M's academic vigor offers excellence across disciplines and around the globe. This allows you to pursue your interests with confidence, whatever — and wherever — they are.

More than 275 degree programs in 14 undergraduate schools and colleges offer tremendous academic breadth and opportunity for discovery. Our thriving innovation ecosystem is cultivating the ingenuity and entrepreneurial spirit of students from all majors across campus.

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Important Dates

Aug 1: Application live

Oct 1: Winter term application deadline

Nov 1: Early action for first-years only

Dec 1: Application deadline for School of Music, Theatre & Dance only

Feb 1: Fall term application deadline, summer half term application deadline

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