University of Michigan-Flint: Narrative Description

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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-FLINT L-12

303 East Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48502-1950
Tel: (810)762-3000; Admissions: (810)762-3434; Web Site: http://www.umflint.edu/

Description: State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Part of University of Michigan System. Awards bachelor's, master's, and first professional degrees. Founded 1956. Setting: 72-acre urban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $41.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $833,053. Educational spending 2002-03: $5224 per student. Total enrollment: 6,152. Faculty: 367 (212 full-time, 155 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 16:1. 1,113 applied, 81% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 48% from top quarter, 83% from top half. Full-time: 3,392 students, 64% women, 36% men. Part-time: 2,186 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 23 states and territories, 17 other countries, 1% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 10% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.5% international, 39% 25 or older, 11% transferred in. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; health professions and related sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 9/2. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. State resident tuition: $5274 full-time, $208.35 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $10,274 full-time, $416.70 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $274 full-time, $137 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to program and student level.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 54 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 1% of eligible men and 1% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Business Club, International Student Organization, Muslim Student Association, Students Organizing Fun Activities Sober (SOFAS), Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. Major annual events: Welcome Back Picnic, Spring Finale, CPB Movie Nights. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. Frances Willson Thompson Library with 267,062 books, 18,758 microform titles, 1,111 serials, 18,063 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $1.5 million. 213 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Kettering University.