Established in 1956 as the Flint College of the University of Michigan; the school’s name was changed to University of Michigan-Flint in April 1971. Commonly referred to as U of M–Flint, UM–Flint, or simply Michigan Flint, the University of Michigan–Flint is a public university located in Flint, Michigan. Action-oriented academics is the spirit of the UM–Flint experience, and this explains why their graduates are so highly sought by the employers looking for real leaders.
University of Michigan-Flint is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The institute also holds several discipline based accreditations from agencies such as American Chemical Society, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), and Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).
The university constantly reviews and upgrades its academic program offerings to meet the ever-changing needs of students, employers, and the communities worldwide. It grants associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in diverse areas of study including arts, applied science, accounting, anthropology, political science, biology, business, marketing management, medical technology, and economics. UM–Flint offers more than 100 undergraduate majors and concentrations and over 25 graduate areas and concentrations.
UM–Flint offers graduate programs to its students in diverse areas including Anesthesia (MS), Chemistry & Biochemistry (BS/MS), Early Childhood Education (MA), English Language and Literature (MA), Health Education (MS), Literacy Education (MA), Mathematics (MA), Nursing (MSN) – Accelerated MSN, Educational Administration (MPA), Technology in Education (MA), and Public Administration (MPA).
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University of Michigan-Flint offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the following academic divisions: College of Arts & Sciences; School of Education & Human Services; School of Health Professions & Studies; and School of Management.
UM–Flint offers a variety of online courses for the students who are unable to attend a traditional college due to several reasons as well as those who simply prefer this style of learning. Students can enroll as a UM-Flint student to complete the online program. Some of the courses can be completed entirely online, while some include a mix of online classes and occasional campus visits. The online courses offered to students include Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BA), Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN), Education Specialist (EdS), Master of Arts in Education (MA)–Technology in Education Global Program, and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (t-DPT).
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Students seeking admission to UM–Flint must send the completed application form along with a counselor recommendation form, supporting documents (essays, resumes and letters of recommendation), and ACT/ SAT scores. Getting a transfer to the institute is fairly easy, and applicants must send the completed application form along with their official transcripts from previously attended institutes.
International students are encouraged to apply for admission to UM–Flint. Applicants must send the completed international student admission form, along with official transcripts, affidavit of support, and bank statements. The applicants from non-English speaking countries must submit a proof of English proficiency by taking any one of the following tests: TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB, ECPE, and ELS.
UM–Flint believes in providing equal opportunity for education to all, and therefore offers a variety of financial aid programs. The university offers financial aid to its students through various mediums: grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Grants are considered gift aid because they do not need to be repaid. Some of the federal and state grants offered to UM students are the federal Pell Grant (PELL), Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver, Graduate Grant, and University Grant (UG).
Scholarships are also a form of gift aid that does not require any repayment. Some of the many scholarships available to eligible UM students include Fran Frazier Travel Scholarship, Valentina D’Appolonia RN Nursing Scholarship, Conny E. Nelson Memorial Scholarship, VFW Post 5855 – Veteran’s Scholarship, Return to Learn Scholarship, Satellite Campus Scholarship, Army Officer Education Program, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, National Research Council of the National Academies, Michigan Competitive Scholarship, and Katharine Roat Stevens Education & Training Fund.
Students may also opt for student loan programs; however this type of financial aid must be returned with interest. The loans offered at UM–Flint include federal Perkins loans, federal Direct loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized), the federal Stafford loan, Federal Direct PLUS loan, Federal Stafford PLUS loan, emergency loans and alternative loans. UM–Flint also offers federal work-study programs for its students to help them pay for college. The university helps students find on-campus and off-campus jobs in their field of interest. Apart from helping students pay for college, this program also helps them gain work experience to add more weight to resume.
All students seeking financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
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The University of Michigan–Flint Student Government Council (UMFSGC) acts as the voice of students, and manages funds on the campus. The UMFSGC is also a member of the state-wide Association of Michigan Universities. It organizes a variety of events and programs to enhance students’ overall campus experience. There are also several on-campus clubs and organizations that are based on the varied interests of students. The campus hosts more than 80 student organizations including Circle K International Club, International Business Student Organization, Philosophy Club, Pre-Med Club, Student Dance Organization, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Beta Alpha Psi, and Students for Life.
Greek life also has a strong presence on the UM-Flint campus. There are several fraternities and sororities including Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Sigma Sigma, Theta Chi, Alpha Phi Alpha, and Omega Psi Phi. UM–Flint also offers on-campus and off-campus housing facilities for the students looking for a home away from home. The on-site residence halls are well furnished and equipped with modern amenities for the convenience of the students.
Media and Publications:
The Michigan Times is the official student newspaper of the Flint campus of the University of Michigan.
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UM–Flint offers a variety of intramural sports and sports clubs for its students. The athletic teams are nicknamed The Victors. The men’s and women’s teams can participate in diverse sports including wrestling, golf, hockey, basketball, soccer, volleyball, disc golf, tennis, bowling, water ski, and flat track roller. Their colors are Maize and Blue.
Prominent University of Michigan alumni include:
- Russell H. Vangilder, founder of VG’s Food Center
- Deborah Cherry, member of the Michigan Senate
- John Sinclair, noted poet and activist
- Bryan McCree, noted comedian
- Lakisha Jones, singer and American Idol Season 6 contestant
Additional School Information
UM–Flint was rated as one of the best master’s level public universities in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report’s – America’s Best Colleges 2009 edition.
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