Top Universities in Michigan

By | April 20, 2019

For those interested in studying in Michigan, we have a very useful list. We selected the best Michigan institutions for prospective students. Please know that rankings are based on academic research, alumni reviews, graduation rates, as well as assessment from peer colleges. On the page, you will find major admissions stats such as acceptance rate, tuition fees, average SAT scores for each ranked college or university.

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Rankings Schools
1 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Tuition: in-state: $13,437, out-of-state: $39,109
Total enrollment: 42,716
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 40.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 96%
6-year graduation rate: 90%
Classes with under 20 students: 48.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 28-32
2 Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 47,954
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 72.9%
Average freshman retention rate: 91%
6-year graduation rate: 77%
Classes with under 20 students: 23.6%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 23-28
3 Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
Tuition: in-state: $13,353, out-of-state: $27,258
Total enrollment: 7,034
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 75.3%
Average freshman retention rate: 82%
6-year graduation rate: 65%
Classes with under 20 students: 47.5%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 24-29
4 Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)
Tuition: $24,478
Total enrollment: 3,547
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 36.1%
Average freshman retention rate: 79%
6-year graduation rate: 63%
Classes with under 20 students: 61.7%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 20-26
5 Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 25,086
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 83.2%
Average freshman retention rate: 74%
6-year graduation rate: 56%
Classes with under 20 students: 35.8%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 20-25
6 Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
Tuition: in-state: $10,950, out-of-state: $23,670
Total enrollment: 28,194
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 68.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 78%
6-year graduation rate: 54%
Classes with under 20 students: 26.4%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 20-25
7 Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Tuition: in-state: $10,860, out-of-state: $23,190
Total enrollment: 19,379
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 67.6%
Average freshman retention rate: 73%
6-year graduation rate: 40%
Classes with under 20 students: 40.1%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 19-25
8 Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
Tuition: N/A
Total enrollment: 30,765
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 75.5%
Average freshman retention rate: 75%
6-year graduation rate: 26%
Classes with under 20 students: 47.0%
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile: 18-25


Top Universities in Michigan

USA Flag “Old Glory”

Among several US flags that have received their own name and become famous is the flag ” Old Glory ” (Old Glory).

The flag, which later became known by the name “Old Glory”, was presented to Captain William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, his relatives and friends. According to legend, Driver raised the flag on the mast and said: “My ship, my country and my flag, Old glory!”

This large (about 3×5.1 meters) flag, together with Driver, the captain of the merchant ship Charles Doggett, has seen the whole world. The flag was pretty battered by the sea winds, faded from the bright rays of the sun, but nevertheless, William Driver took care of it and took it ashore with him, ending his naval career in 1837. Driver said:

“He was my faithful companion and protector. Savages and pagans… welcomed and honored him in the far corners of the vast world. Why not call him “Old Glory”?”

Driver settled in Nashville, Tennessee. The captain constantly flew his old flag, and he became well known to the residents of the city. As the years passed, new states were added to the USA, the flag changed and the old captain sewed new stars on it (as well as a small anchor that reminded him of his naval career). In 1861, the American Civil War began, Tennessee, like other states of the South, seceded from the Union, joining the Confederacy. Twice the Nashville Confederates tried to take the city’s famous flag from Driver, but the captain refused to give it up. Nevertheless, he was afraid that sooner or later his old flag would still be confiscated by the authorities, with the help of neighboring women, the “Old Glory” was sewn into a blanket and hidden.

When the Northerners retook Nashville, Captain Driver took out a flag and handed it over to General Nelson. The flag was hoisted on the spire of the State Capitol in place of the Confederate flag that hung there. The Union soldiers enthusiastically greeted the “Old Glory”, the episode was written about in many newspapers, and Driver’s flag became famous. Later, “Old Glory” was considered one of the most important symbols of the Union in the Civil War.

According to legend, shortly before his death, the old sea captain passed the flag to his daughter. He told her, “Mary Jane, this is the flag of my ship, the Old Glory. He was my constant companion and I loved him like a mother loves her child. Take care of him like I did.” There is also a version according to which Driver left the flag to his niece, who lived in Massachusetts.

Be that as it may, until 1922, both flags, claiming the honor of being called “Old Glory”, were in the family of Captain William Driver. Now, just like another famous American flag, the Star Spangled Banner, these banners are carefully preserved at the National Museum of American History in Washington.