See what students say:


University of Michigan – Flint allows students to pursue higher education at a “reputable” school armed with an “affordable” price tag. Undergrads greatly appreciate the “flexibility of class hours” which certainly “suits [a] work schedule.” Indeed, with its myriad of online courses and an “excellent child-care program” to boot, the “convenience” UM-Flint offers is a dream for non-traditional students. Academically, students are thrilled with their professors. A “real asset,” educators here are “accommodating, accessible, and seek to build rewarding relationships with their students.” And while “they expect a lot from you,” they also “go out of their way…to help you out in whatever way possible.” Undoubtedly, UM-Flint professors “want you to succeed” and are “very encouraging.” What’s more, they are “very knowledgeable about their [chosen] subjects” and they have “a lot of [professional] experience [upon which] to draw anecdotes.” Overall, University of Michigan Flint is an institution that “motiv[ates] and inspires [its students] to reach greater academic heights.”

Student Body

It’s a point of pride for UM-Flint students that there’s “no typical” student. Indeed, the undergrad population is fairly “diverse, especially in age and life experience.” As one pleased student elaborates, “All walks, cultures, sexual orientations, etc. interact and learn together and from each other.” Another undergrad continues, “There is a mixture of students. Some are freshmen right out of high school. Others are middle-aged and looking to improve on the life they’ve already built for themselves. Still others are young adults who have tried some other fields and are looking for a better fit. I love the diversity in terms of background. I believe there is a place for everyone here.” Beyond age and ethnicity, students at UM-Flint find their peers to be “friendly,” “reserved” and “busy balancing work and school.” Finally, “a small campus means everyone knows everyone. You’re always waving to or holding the door for someone you know.”

Campus Life

Given the high percentage of non-traditional and commuter students, some undergrads complain that “life at UM-Flint can [feel] a little stifled.” However, others argue just as fervently that “school life is what you want to make for yourself” and quickly point out that “the university has many club and organizations.” Certainly, “there is usually something happening at least every other week like movies in the Kiva, or free food somewhere.” Another student makes mention of the fact that “the dorms have brought a social life to campus” and specifically calls out the Greek community for all the events they sponsor. And, of course, there are the social staples of “hang[ing] out, go[ing] to the mall, study[ing], work[ing] out, party[ing], bowling, throw[ing] darts, play[ing] cards and play[ing] video games.” When undergrads tire of campus life, they can head into town. Though some claim the area is “sketchy,” others counter that downtown Flint offers “a number of eateries, bars, art galleries, and events.” In addition, “the farmer’s market and cultural center are both walkable from campus.” What more could a college student ask for?

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Kim Butka
Admissions Senior Associate Director

Office of Admissions
University Pavilion Suite 245
Flint, MI 48502



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Recreation Center
University Center/Student Union
University Pavilion/Food Court/Bookstore
Resident's Hall and Riverfront
Frances Willson Thompson Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Flint Cultural Center
Genesee Valley Mall
Farmer's Market
Downtown Flint Restaurants
Buckham Alley

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM or 2:30 PM / Friday 3:00 PM
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

several are scheduled throughout the year

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Most students drive to and from Campus however public transportation does service the University from various locations in and around the city.The closest airport is Flint Bishop International Airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Detroit and Oakland County area: Take I-75 North to I-475 North, drive approximately 7 minutes to exit 8A, Longway Blvd. After exiting I-475 make two left turns, you will be traveling south on the I-475 service drive (Chavez Dr.) At the second light turn right onto campus. On your right will be the Mill St. Parking deck.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express Wingate Courtyard by Marriott


Applicants: 6,140
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Average HS GPA: 3.50



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