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University of Michigan Flint

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1956
    • Size:
    • Medium (5000~15,000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Cold (Continental)
    • Location:
    • 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, Michigan, United States, 48502
    • Phone:
    • +18107623300
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of University of Michigan Flint

The University of Michigan–Flint (U of M Flint) is a public university in Flint, Michigan. It is one of the two regional campuses of the University of Michigan operating under the policies of the Board of Regents. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is located 55 miles to the south; the other regional campus is in Dearborn, which is located 72 miles to the southeast.

Academic Highlights

There are 138 majors/concentrations that apply to 12 Bachelor's degrees and 43 graduate majors/concentrations. U of M-Flint also offers graduate degrees including master's degrees, Professional Doctorals, and Ph.D. degrees. The university's colleges and schools include the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Health Sciences (CHS), School of Education & Human Services (SEHS), School of Management (SOM) and School of Nursing (SON). 

Life in University of Michigan Flint

There are over 100 recognized student organizations and 8 Sponsored Student Organizations (SSOs). They are organizations for various academic departments, religions, and cultural backgrounds, as well as organizations for honors, club sports, social fraternities and sororities, service groups, and special interests.

School Ranking

The Part-Time MBA Program was ranked 41st in the United States (overall) and 9th in the Midwest (by region) in 2010 by Businessweek.


Undergraduate Admission


UM-Flint offers flexible admission requirements for students who bring a wide range of academic backgrounds and experiences to our campus. In addition to your GPA, we look at test scores, the high school you attended, and nonacademic qualities such as leadership and community engagement.


To qualify for admission, transfer students must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.0 college GPA for students who have completed 24 or more college credits
  • High school GPA will be considered for students with fewer than 24 college credits

Transfer students are required to complete at least 45 credits at UM-Flint in order to complete a bachelor’s degree from our campus. If a transfer student transfers to UM-Flint, then transfers elsewhere or takes a course as a guest student at another institution, they must complete the last 30 credits toward their degree on the UM-Flint campus. Students must also satisfy all requirements for the degree they are pursuing.


Students who are academically dismissed from UM-Flint may be considered for readmission if they have:

  • Completed at least 12 transferable credit hours at another accredited institution in courses not previously taken at UM-Flint
  • Maintained a minimum GPA of 2.75

Students who meet these requirements may apply as a readmitting student. 

Dual Enrollment

Standard dual enrollment is an excellent opportunity for students from local schools to expand their high school experience with more challenging, college-level courses. Outstanding high school students (with GPAs of 3.2 or higher) may enroll in UM-Flint for part-time study while finishing their high school graduation requirements.  

Notable Alumni

  • Jim Ananich – Michigan Senate Minority Leader
  • Shari Ballard – Former Best Buy Senior Executive VP
  • Deborah Cherry – Former Michigan State Senator
  • John D. Cherry – 62nd Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
  • Bobby Crim – Former Michigan Speaker of the House and State Representative and Founder of the Crim Festival of Races
  • Christopher Paul Curtis – Writer and Newbery Medal winner
  • Erin Darke – Actress
  • Mona Haydar – Rapper, poet, activist and chaplain
  • LaKisha Jones – Singer, American Idol contestant
  • Michael Moore – Documentary film director, author
  • Don Riegle – United States Senator from Michigan
  • Marietta S. Robinson – Former Commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • John Sinclair – Poet, political activist
  • Tim Sneller – member of the Michigan House of Representatives from the 50th district
  • Woodrow Stanley – Former Michigan State Representative, Mayor of Flint

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Michigan - Flint is 65.1%.  

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