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University of Michigan-Dearborn: Narrative Description


4901 Evergreen Rd.
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
Tel: (313)593-5000
Admissions: (313)593-5100
E-mail: [email protected]
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Michigan System. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1959. Setting: 210-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Research spending 2003-04: $1.4 million. Total enrollment: 8,631. Faculty: 517 (277 full-time, 240 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 2,566 applied, 69% were admitted. 21% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 94% from top half. Full-time: 3,937 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 2,512 students, 54% women, 46% men. Students come from 25 states and territories, 22 other countries, 0.3% from out-of-state, 0.4% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 8% black, 7% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 27% 25 or older, 10% transferred in. Retention: 81% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; engineering/engineering technologies; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at University of Michigan. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 3.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: ACT. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $6002 full-time, $228.80 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $13,273 full-time, $519.45 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $110 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course level, course load, program, and student level. Part-time tuition varies according to course level, course load, program, and student level.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: national fraternities, national sororities; 6% of eligible men and 5% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Dearborn Campus Engineers, student radio station, Association for African-American Students. Major annual events: Native American Pow-Wow, Fall Fest, Human Dignity Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Mardigian Library with 340,897 books, 547,481 microform titles, 1,099 serials, 4,734 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $92,001. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The university is situated in the middle of a rapidly expanding industrial, residential and social area. Nearby is the Ford Motor Company World Headquarters Complex, the Fairlane Town Center, the Hyatt Regency Hotel and several new apartment and townhouse complexes. Within one hour's driving distance are the cultural opportunities available in Ann Arbor, Meadow Brook Theatre in Rochester, the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Fisher Theatre of Detroit and the various social and cultural events in the city of Dearborn.

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