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    Best colleges in Detroit

    Choosing from one of the more than 4,000 college degree-granting institutions in the United States can be one of the most stressful times in a high school senior’s life. Figuring out where to go is one consideration. Cost is another; Americans currently are carrying a collective $1.5 trillion in college debt that doesn’t go away even if they were to declare bankruptcy. So, many college students of tomorrow are looking for schools that will give them the most bang for their buck in terms of financial aid, job prospects, and networking opportunities.

    One factor in the decision of where to go that can’t be ignored is a school’s location because of its influence on the overall college experience. The jobs students get to pay for textbooks or the fun events they go to with friends can largely depend on the city where their college is located. While some prospective college students are less concerned about the location of their chosen school than what the school has to offer, others specifically want to get their degrees from schools in a small town, or where they have access to the bright lights of a big city and all the options it provides. Others prefer to stay close to home or go to a school at a location they’ve only learned about in movies.

    You don’t have to sacrifice a quality education to go to school in the city of your dreams. Here, Stacker has compiled a list of the best colleges in Detroit. Niche’s 2018 metro area rankings were used, which consider academics, financial aid, student outcomes, and campus, as well as surveys from students and other factors to provide a comprehensive list. Only colleges in Niche’s metro area rankings are included.

    For prospective students who have their hearts set on Detroit (or residents curious to see which school is their city’s best), click through our list and discover the school, or schools, that might suit you perfectly.

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  • #9. Oakland University
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    #9. Oakland University

    - Location: Rochester, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 84%
    - SAT range: 1010-1230
    - ACT: 21-27
    - Faculty ratio: 20:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 12,549
    - In-state tuition: $11,970
    - Out-of-state tuition: $23,872

  • #8. Concordia University - Ann Arbor
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    #8. Concordia University - Ann Arbor

    - Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 46%
    - SAT range: data not available
    - ACT: 19-24
    - Faculty ratio: 11:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 780
    - Tuition: $28,420

  • #7. College for Creative Studies
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    #7. College for Creative Studies

    - Location: Detroit, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 49%
    - SAT range: 970-1200
    - ACT: 21-27
    - Faculty ratio: 10:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 1,110
    - Tuition: $42,460

  • #6. Lawrence Technological University
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    #6. Lawrence Technological University

    - Location: Southfield, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 60%
    - SAT range: 950-1330
    - ACT: 21-28
    - Faculty ratio: 11:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 1,672
    - Tuition: $32,190

  • #5. Madonna University
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    #5. Madonna University

    - Location: Livonia, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 74%
    - SAT range: 840-1050
    - ACT: 19-24
    - Faculty ratio: 13:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 1,358
    - In-state tuition: $10,350
    - Out-of-state tuition: $20,700

  • #4. University of Detroit Mercy
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    #4. University of Detroit Mercy

    - Location: Detroit, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 65%
    - SAT range: 1040-1230
    - ACT: 22-27
    - Faculty ratio: 10:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 2,338
    - Tuition: $41,158

  • #3. Wayne State University
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    #3. Wayne State University

    - Location: Detroit, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 67%
    - SAT range: 1000-1210
    - ACT: 21-28
    - Faculty ratio: 14:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 12,389
    - In-state tuition: $12,729
    - Out-of-state tuition: $27,203

  • #2. University of Michigan - Dearborn
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    #2. University of Michigan - Dearborn

    - Location: Dearborn, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 64%
    - SAT range: 1100-1300
    - ACT: 22-27
    - Faculty ratio: 17:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 5,137
    - In-state tuition: $12,032
    - Out-of-state tuition: $24,272

  • #1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
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    #1. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

    - Location: Ann Arbor, MI
    - Acceptance rate: 27%
    - SAT range: 1330-1500
    - ACT: 30-33
    - Faculty ratio: 11:1
    - Undergrads enrolled: 28,702
    - In-state tuition: $14,826
    - Out-of-state tuition: $47,476

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