Which Michigan Public University Is Right For Me?

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Are you thinking about joining a university in Michigan but aren't sure which one to go to? Then worry no more, as this quiz will help you understand the best Michigan public university right for you.


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Michigan Technological University

Michigan Tech is a small school (student population under 8,000) located in Houghton Michigan in the Upper Peninsula (town population under 10,000).  The school is mainly focused on technological studies, science, and engineering but also offers majors in more than 130 fields of study.  Most students live on or near campus and are able to walk to classes. The average admitted student has an ACT score of 26.4 and a GPA of 3.7.  Learn more about Michigan Technological University at http://www.mtu.edu/

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is a medium-large school (student population: 23,419) located in Ypsilanti.  The school is evenly divided between commuter students and those who live on campus; the University also offers classes at smaller university sites around Michigan and online.  Eastern Michigan is known primarily for its school of education and programs in health and human services, though the school also offers over 200 areas of study.  the average incoming freshman at Eastern has a GPA of 3.05 and an average ACT score of 21.  Learn More about EMU here http://www.emich.edu/

University of Michigan Ann Arbor

The University of Michigan is the flag ship school for the state of Michigan, and is one of the state's largest universities (student population: 43,625).  The University is located in Ann Arbor Michigan and has top programs in engineering, business and architecture as well as an excellent Law School and Medical School; the University offers over 390 separate areas of study.  Most students live on or near campus and freshman are required to live on campus for their first year of classes.  The average admitted freshman has a GPA of 3.85 and an ACT score of 31, learn more about the University of Michigan here https://www.umich.edu/

Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a medium-small University (student population: 14,707) in the small town of Big Rapids.  The campus is almost totally residential with students living mostly in University owned buildings or close enough to campus to walk to class, Ferris State also allows students to take classes at several smaller satellite campuses and online.  The University offers more than 170 different degrees and is primarily known for its school of optometry as well as its school of pharmacy.  Ferris State is unique among many 4 year institutions in that it allows students to pursue an Associates Degree as well as Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees and Doctorate Degrees.  The average incoming freshman has an ACT score of 23 and a GPA of 3.02.  Learn more about Ferris State University here http://www.ferris.edu/

University of Michigan Flint

U of M Flint is a small satellite of the University of Michigan (student population 8,289) located in Flint Michigan.  The school does have a dormitory facility but almost all students chose to commute to and from campus.  The University of Michigan Flint is known primarily for its journalism and business programs but offers over 140 different types of degrees.  The average admitted freshman has a GPA of 3.27 and an ACT score of 21.  Check out more about the University of Michigan Flint here http://www.umflint.edu/

Saginaw Valley State University

Saginaw Valley State is a small university (student population: 9,829) located just outside Saginaw in University Center, Michigan.  Saginaw Valley State is best known for its accounting program as well as its college of health and human services.  The school is split between students who chose to commute to campus and students living on or near campus in the various living facilities and dormitories provided by the school.  The average admitted freshman has a GPA of 3.2 and an ACT score of 22.  Learn more about Saginaw Valley State University here: http://www.svsu.edu/ 

Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State is Michigan's smallest public University with a student population under 3,000.  The University is located in Sault Ste. Marie, one of the largest towns in Michigan's Northern Peninsula, and is close enough to the Canadian border that it has many international students.  The University is one of three Michigan public schools that contain both a four year university and a 2 year community college program.  Additionally, Lake Superior State is known for its programs in environmental sciences and fire sciences, offering a number of programs related to the environment that are unique to the school.  The average incoming freshman at LSSU will have an ACT score of 23 and a GPA of 3.26.  Learn more about LSSU here http://www.lssu.edu/

Northern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University is a small school, with a student population of under 9,000, located in the small city of Marquette in Michigan's northern peninsula.  The campus is mostly residential, though a few students chose to commute to classes.  Northern Michigan is known for its programs in the culinary arts as well as for being an affordable, career focused school with over 180 programs to study.  The average incoming freshman at NMU has an average ACT score of 22 and an average GPA of 3.0.  Learn more about Northern Michigan University here http://www.nmu.edu/

Oakland University

Located in Rochester Michigan, Oakland University is a medium sized public school with a student population of 20,169.  The University does have residence halls that accommodate more than 2,000 students but most students choose to commute to campus from surrounding suburbs; the school has a series of smaller commuter campus outside of its main campus.  The school is known most for its programs in biomedical research and nursing but also offers degrees in over 200 concentrations.  The average admitted freshman has a GPA of 3.4 and an ACT score of 23.  Learn more about Oakland University here: http://www.oakland.edu/ 

Central Michigan University

Central Michigan is a medium-large sized school (student population: 20,000, with another 7,000 enrolled online) located in Mount Pleasant Michigan.  The school is primarily known for its programs in teacher education, journalism and music but offers 200 academic programs.  Many students live on campus but CMU also has an extensive listing of online classes that allow students to enroll from around the world.  The average incoming freshman has a GPA of 3.33 and an ACT score of 23.  Learn more about CMU here: https://www.cmich.edu/Pages/default.aspx

Western Michigan University

Western Michigan is a medium-large University with a student population of 23,914 located in Kalamzoo Michigan.  Most students live on or near campus although some students do commute from nearby communities.  Western Michigan is known for its accounting programs and its school of aviation, in addition to these majors Western Michigan University offers over 200 other areas of study for students to pursue.  The average incoming freshman at Western has a GPA of 3.4 and an average ACT score of 23.  Learn more about WMU here http://wmich.edu/

Wayne State University

Located in midtown Detroit, Wayne State is a large (student population: 28,000) research oriented university known for its Medical School and its Law School.  The school offers on campus housing in the form of dorms and apartments but most students chose to commute to classes from home.  The University offers more than 370 degrees and its average admitted student has a 3.22 GPA and a 22 on the ACT.  Learn more here http://wayne.edu/ 

University of Michigan Dearborn

University of Michigan Dearborn is a satellite campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor located just outside Detroit.  The school is small for a public school, comprised of 9,000 students that mostly commute to classes.  The University of Michigan Dearborn is primarily known for its engineering and business programs but offers over 100 academic programs.  The average incoming freshman has a GPA of 3.55 and an average ACT score of 24.  Check out their website here http://umdearborn.edu/

Michigan State University

Michigan State is a large school (student population: 50,000) located in East Lansing, just outside the state capitol.  Michigan State is primarily known as an agricultural school with specialties in animal sciences and veterinary medicine.  Most students live on or near campus and walk to classes although some students chose to commute from around the greater Lansing area.  The average admitted freshman has a GPA of 3.6 and an average ACT score of 25.5. Learn more about the school here https://www.msu.edu/ 

Grand Valley State University

Grand Valley State is a large University (student population: 25,000) located in and around Grand Rapids, students may take classes in either Grand Rapids or Allen Town.  Known for its health sciences and business degrees, Grand Valley offers over 200 areas of study. While some students chose to commute to class, most live on or near campus Average incoming freshmen have a 3.54 GPA and a 24 overall on the ACT.  Check out their website here http://www.gvsu.edu/
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What size/type of city would you like to live and study in?
    • A. 

      College Town

    • B. 

      Urban

    • C. 

      Suburban

    • D. 

      Rural

    • E. 

      A mix of urban and rural

    • F. 

      Medium Size City

    • G. 

      Small Town

  • 2. 
    What type of campus and housing are you most interested in?
    • A. 

      A commuter school that almost all students drive to

    • B. 

      A residential school where almost all students live on campus

    • C. 

      A school that combines an even mix of commuters and students living on campus

    • D. 

      A school with multiple satellite campuses around Michigan that students can take classes at

    • E. 

      A school where most students live on campus but can accommodate commuter students well

    • F. 

      A school where most students commute but that allows students to live on campus

    • G. 

      A school where students commute internationally

    • H. 

      A school that allows students to earn a degree by taking classes from home- online

  • 3. 
    What GPA do you now have or would you like to have when applying to colleges?
    • A. 

      3.7 or higher

    • B. 

      3.55-3.69

    • C. 

      3.45-3.54

    • D. 

      3.35-3.44

    • E. 

      3.25-3.35

    • F. 

      3.15-3.24

    • G. 

      3.05-3.14

    • H. 

      2.9-3.04

  • 4. 
    What ACT score are you aiming for when applying to college?
    • A. 

      29 or higher

    • B. 

      26-28

    • C. 

      25

    • D. 

      24

    • E. 

      23

    • F. 

      22

    • G. 

      21

    • H. 

      20

  • 5. 
    How selective of a college would you like to attend?
    • A. 

      Not selective (more than 80% of applicants are admitted)

    • B. 

      Less selective (70-80% of applicants are admitted)

    • C. 

      Somewhat selective (60-70% of applicants are admitted)

    • D. 

      Selective (50-60% of applicants are admitted

    • E. 

      Most selective (less than 33% of applicants are admitted)

    • F. 

      Selectivity is not an important criteria in my college decision

  • 6. 
    Which of these clubs is it most important that your college choice have developed programs in?
    • A. 

      Marching Band

    • B. 

      Television

    • C. 

      Musical Theatre

    • D. 

      Literary Magazine

    • E. 

      Dance

    • F. 

      Jazz Band

    • G. 

      Concert Band

    • H. 

      Radio

    • I. 

      None of these clubs/ programs interest me

  • 7. 
    What athletic programs would you like your college of choice have for you to participate in or watch?
    • A. 

      Large Division 1 programs in all major varsity sports (Football, Basketball, Hockey, Baseball) and many minor ones (soccer, tennis, volleyball, etc)

    • B. 

      Mid-sized Division 1 programs in most major varsity sports and some minor ones

    • C. 

      Small Division 1 programs in many major varsity sports with a few minor ones

    • D. 

      An athletic department offering relatively few major varsity sports but a a variety of Olympic level sports programs (speed skating, figure skating, skiing)

    • E. 

      Large Division 2 programs in most major varsity sports and some minor ones

    • F. 

      An athletic department divided between a few Division 1 varsity sports and many Division 2 varsity sports

    • G. 

      Sports are not an important consideration in my college choice

    • H. 

      A small athletic department with a few Division 2 varsity sports but mostly offering club sports

  • 8. 
    When considering a University, what 6 year graduation rate (percentage of enrolled undergraduate students who will get at least 1 degree in their first 6 years of college) would you like your school of choice to have?
    • A. 

      Highest (90% or higher)

    • B. 

      High (65% or higher)

    • C. 

      Moderately High (55% or higher)

    • D. 

      Moderate (45% or higher)

    • E. 

      Moderately Low (35% or higher)

    • F. 

      Low (25% or higher)

    • G. 

      Graduation rate is not an important criteria for my college decision

  • 9. 
    When considering your college choice, what ratio of students to faculty should your #1 choice have? (This deals both with how big your classes will be as well as how much outside of class support you'll be able to receive from faculty)
    • A. 

      13:1 (13 students for every one teacher/ faculty member)

    • B. 

      15:1

    • C. 

      16:1

    • D. 

      17:1

    • E. 

      18:1

    • F. 

      19:1

    • G. 

      Student-Teacher ratio is not an important consideration in my college decision

    • H. 

      20 or more to 1

  • 10. 
    What is your favorite class subject currently?
    • A. 

      Computer Sciences

    • B. 

      Physics/ Physical Science

    • C. 

      Foreign Language (Spanish, French, Chinese)

    • D. 

      Economics/ Stats

    • E. 

      English

    • F. 

      Math

    • G. 

      Art

    • H. 

      History

  • 11. 
    Which of these professions would you consider pursuing?
    • A. 

      Medicine, Law, or Business

    • B. 

      Animal or Environmental Sciences

    • C. 

      Engineering

    • D. 

      Teaching

    • E. 

      Journalism

    • F. 

      Nursing

    • G. 

      Aviation (airplane pilot)

    • H. 

      Culinary Arts

    • I. 

      Law Enforcement or Firefighting

  • 12. 
    How much do you feel you and/or your family would be willing to pay for college? (With scholarships, grants and loans)
    • A. 

      Less than $9,000 per school year

    • B. 

      Less than $10,000 per school year

    • C. 

      Less than $11,000 per school year

    • D. 

      Less than $12,000 per school year

    • E. 

      Less than $12,500 per school year

    • F. 

      Less than $13,000 per school year

    • G. 

      Unsure/ as little as possible

  • 13. 
    How much financial aid would you need or want your school of choice to provide?
    • A. 

      100% of need met

    • B. 

      85% of need met or more

    • C. 

      80% of need met or more

    • D. 

      75% of need met or more

    • E. 

      70% of need met or more

    • F. 

      65% of need met or more

    • G. 

      60% of need met or more

    • H. 

      50% of need met or more

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