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College Profile: University of Michigan-Dearborn

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn, located in Dearborn, Michigan, USA, is a coeducational, nationally ranked, masters-level, public university which is part of the University of Michigan system. It was established in 1959 after a gift of 196 acres (793,000 m²) from the Ford Motor Company. Comprising four distinct colleges, U of M - Dearborn offers a full spectrum of comprehensive degree programs which consistently rank highly in their respective categories. Specifically, the college of Engineering and Computer Science consistently place at the top of United States national academic rankings. The University of Michigan-Dearborn was rated among the top four best master's-level public universities in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report's 2008 America's Best Colleges report,. In addition, the campus's College of Engineering and Computer Science was rated among the top 10 undergraduate engineering programs in the country whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's degree, with a top 5 spot in the undergraduate industrial/manufacturing focus. The University is steward to 120 acres (0.49 km2) of Wayne County property. The campus boasts over 70 acres (283,000 m²) of nature preserve as well as the Rouge River Bird Observatory which has operated on campus since its founding in 1992. Also located on campus is Henry Ford's historic last home, Fair Lane, also known as the Henry Ford Estate, which is open to the public. In 2004, the university purchased the Fairlane Center from Ford Motor Company, located across Evergreen Road. The Fairlane Center houses the university's School of Management and School of Education and is composed of two buildings, Fairlane Center North and Fairlane Center South. The main liberal arts education building CASL (college of arts, science and letters) is affectionately known as "the castle" by most students. Many classes take place in the CASL building, which is one of the largest on campus. Most of the classrooms have computers, as well as lecture areas. The CASL building represents a major investment by the University of Michigan to their Dearborn Campus. The hope is to offer a more focused smaller campus environment when compared to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. It offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences, engineering, computer science, education, and management. In sports, the school's mascot is the Wolves and is a member of the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference. UM-Dearborn's campus newspaper is The Michigan Journal and is available online at . It is the largest weekly student publication in the metro Detroit area. UM-Dearborn's on-campus and internet radio station is College Radio WUMD. WUMD is a student-run, free-format radio station that features diversity in music from punk rock to bluegrass, jazz to electronica, and everything in between. Starting in 2007, they started carrying live broadcasts of campus sporting events. WUMD is not an FCC-licensed broadcast station. UM-Dearborn was the host of the 102nd Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society's yearly convention from October 11th to October 13th 2007. In 2007, national controversy involving the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as they announced plans to install footbaths in some of the campus bathrooms. Many people felt that the footbaths were being installed only to accommodate Muslim students, who are supposed to wash their feet before they pray. People argued that this was a violation of the separation of church and state because it is a public university. Though the real reasoning behind the footbaths was due to the fact that many bathroom sinks had been broken off from attempts to wash feet.[citation needed]
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI
313-593-5000 (general)
313-593-5300 (financial aid)
313-593-5100 (admissions)


General Information
Other Names UM-D
Type Public, 4-year or above
Control Public
Size 5,000 - 9,999
Campus Setting City: Small
Calendar System Semester
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
Yes ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
Yes ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
Yes ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
Yes ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

University of Michigan-Dearborn Website

Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy No
Admission test scores Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
Admissions (most recent fall period)
Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
10,404 Student Body SizeNo On-Campus Housing
4,652 Fall Applicants0 Total Dormitory Capacity
2,901 Fall Admissions

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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateNo One but less than two years certificate
No Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeYes Postbaccalaureate certificate
Yes Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

All Academic Programs
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