University of Michigan-Flint

University of Michigan-Flint


The University of Michigan-Flint is a regional campus of the University of Michigan located in the heart of a dynamic American city with an important history—and future. With a growing enrollment of over 8,000 students, UM-Flint has played a key role in the resurgence of downtown Flint. UM-Flint has become a global leader in engaged learning by encouraging students to apply what they learn in class to solve problems in Flint and beyond. Many UM-Flint students are the first in their family to attend college. Full-time freshman self-reported that over 40% are first generation college students. Over 60% of UM-Flint students are women—many who are raising families—and nearly 21% are from minority populations. UM-Flint is committed to the success of all students by addressing the unique needs of each student.

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Special Admissions Policy Promise Scholar Program

Students who have demonstrated academic achievement and success yet do not meet one or more of the traditional freshman admissions criteria, are offered contractual admission to the University of Michigan-Flint through the Office of Admissions. Participation in the EOI Promise Scholar Program is intended as a means of providing students with a good high school to college transition experience and a foundation for success at the University. Learn more about Promise Scholar Program

Scholarship & Financial Aid First-Generation Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid offers several scholarships specifically for first generation students, including Sylvester Broome Scholarship, Annie Mae Pointer Scholarship, Dr. Douglas L. Wright Memorial Scholarship and the Floyd J. McCree Scholarship. Learn more about First-Generation Scholarships

First-Year Experience & Transition Transitions Program

The Transitions Program is designed to facilitate and increase the diversity and numbers of educationally or economically disadvantaged students who transfer from Mott Community College to UM-Flint. The Transitions Program also has an office on the Mott Community College Campus through the Counseling and Student Development Office. The Program provides a series of intervention and outreach services that encourages persistence at MCC, directs students through the transfer process and continues with follow-up services to support academic achievement and graduation from the University of Michigan-Flint. Program participants receive comprehensive academic and developmental advising, transfer credit evaluation, financial aid and scholarship workshops, and attend transfer student orientation. Learn more about Transitions Program

Academic Advising & Support College Student Inventory (CSI)

Following orientation, new students return to campus to meet with their academic advisor/career counselor to review results of the “College Student Inventory” survey. The goal of the CSI appointment is to create an individualized action plan for social, academic, and career development. Learn more about College Student Inventory (CSI)

Mentoring ACCESS Program

The ACCESS Program features a unique concept entitled the Posse component. The program has adapted the concept to accommodate our largely commuter student body. Students are identified, recruited, and selected to form teams called “Posses.” Students are grouped into teams according to academic majors and other interest areas as one means to promote peer mentoring and strong networking. A second component of the program is Workshops on Wednesday (WOW) initiative. WOW is directed to incoming first-year college students and rising high school seniors as an introduction and initial/brief immersion in a simulated college classroom. The workshops are led by UM-Flint professors in key academic areas with an emphasis on English, mathematics and the sciences. Learn more about ACCESS Program

Student Diversity

  • 6,585
  • 39/61
  • 40%
    First-generation college students
  • <1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 2%
  • 13%
    Black or African American
  • 4%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 67%
  • 3%
    Two or more races
  • 5%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 5%

Student Success

  • 68%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 38%
    Six-year graduation
  • 28%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 38%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 6%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 318
    Full-time faculty
  • 64
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 15:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Nursing, Health Care Administration and Health Sciences, Business Programs, Computer Science, Psychology, Biological/Life Sciences


Cost of Attendance

  • $20,370
  • $10,452
    In-state Tuition
  • $432
    Required Fees
  • $8,178
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $7,277,056
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $6,526
    Average aid package
  • $31,206
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 55%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 70%
    Students with financial need
  • 95%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 74%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 4%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 4,033
    # of applicants
  • 65%
  • 3.36
    Average HS GPA
  • 23
    ACT Composite
  • 420—710
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 400—670
    SAT Math
  • 430—600
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • 8/21
    Regular application closing date
  • $30
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • yes
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • n/a
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • n/a
    Early action application closing date