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University of Michigan

Men's D1
Coach: John Paul
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Size
28,395 Undergrads / 43,625 Students
4 / 10
Cost
$15,850 Net Price*
9 / 10
Selectivity
32% Admitted
Team Conference
Big Ten Conf.
College Type
4-year, Public
Campus Type
City: Medium
Student Body

Undergrad Breakdown

Gender
Geography
Enrollment
Ethnicity
Student-to-faculty Ratio

12 to 1

Return For Sophomore Year

97%

Overall Graduation Rate

91%

Graduate On Time / in 6 Years

76% / 91%

Calendar System

Trimester

Religious Affiliation

None

Housing

On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.
Coach Recruiting Interview

Head Coach John Paul is in his third season at the helm of Michigan‘s newly established Division I men’s lacrosse program. Coach Paul has been with Michigan since the 80′s as a player and then as a coach. Before making the transition to Division I, he coached the University of Michigan men’s club lacrosse team for 14 seasons. He amassed a 241-44 record and appeared in the MCLA national tournament 13 consecutive seasons. Under his tenure Michigan developed a winning culture and claimed 3 straight MCLA championships from 2008-2011. On June 17, 2013, Paul was inducted into the US Lacrosse Hall of Fame Michigan Chapter for his contributions to the game of lacrosse in the state of Michigan.

In his long tenure with Michigan Coach Paul has built an elite culture around the lacrosse program. He looks for players that demonstrate a sense of commitment, a high lacrosse IQ, and a team-first attitude. Players should view their time at Michigan as an opportunity to give back to the program and uphold its growing reputation as a powerhouse program.

What advice do you have for players interested in playing Division I lacrosse?

Players need to understand what type of commitment they’re making when they play Division I. As an athlete, your priority is fitness and improving your lacrosse skills. It’s a significant time commitment but young players should really take advantage of this opportunity to compete at the highest level.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

We need to see them play because we identify kids at younger and younger ages. Players should be at events that we attend so we can see them live. We can get a better sense for their athletic abilities and lacrosse skills in order to move forward in the process.

We also rely on trusted resources such as club and high school coaches. In a normal day we recieve 100 or more emails from prospective recruits so we need to look to our trusted coaches for insight.

What’s a question, specific to Michigan, you wished players asked you more during the recruiting process?

A lot of recruits ask what Michigan can do for them. I think they should be asking themselves what they can do for Michigan. They have an opportunity to help grow the program and help the program compete at an elite level. I think it’s very impressive when a recruit asks this type of question.

What type of player do you look for–raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

It’s always a combination of both. Athleticism separates kids on the field but lacrosse skills definitely make younger players stand out. With accelerated recruiting we find lacrosse IQ and stick skills are the best indicators of a player’s potential. Most kids can catch up later on in terms of athletics.

What is special about being a student-athlete at Michigan?

Michigan combines big-time athletics with elite academics and also has a huge alumni base. Very few schools offer such a strong combination of those three qualities. The atmosphere is incredible. As an athlete you’re surrounded by future professional and Olympic athletes. As a student, you’re surrounded by Rhodes Scholars and Pulitzer Prize caliber students.

Some final thoughts from Coach Paul

As an emerging program we spent the first two years building an elite, competitive culture at Michigan. Now that we’re in our third season we’re acting on our efforts. It’s all about winning lacrosse games as an elite program should.

My name is Gage Mersereau, I am the co-founder of ConnectLAX and wanted to add a special note. I played Michigan multiple times as a club lacrosse player at Indiana University (08′) and know some of the players on the team.

I have the utmost respect for Coach John Paul and what he has done with that program. It pains me to say this as a Hoosier, but the stability and professionalism he provided as a coach was the envy of our team and likely the MCLA.

Captains and coaches come and go. Every wants to leave a legacy. Even as an opposing player, it was more than obvious that he was building a stable foundation and lasting legacy for his program.

ConnectLAX is a third party recruiting service and not affiliated with or endorsed by Michigan University.

Team Road Trips

Road games are primarily scheduled in the Midwest. The team travels to Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, Colorado Springs, CO and Columbus, OH. Other trips in the past include High Point, NC, Greenville, SC and Baltimore, MD.

Recruit Commits
2018
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Devin Gilligan West Chester East West Chester, PA Def, LSM
Andrew Tyeryar St. Stephens/St. Agnes Falls Church, VA Mid, Faceoff
Javon Johnson McCallie School Indian land, SC Att
John Lombardi Irondequoit/?Salisbury School Irondequoit, NY Mid
Luke Summers Allentown Central Catholic Center Valley, PA Mid
J.P. Lannig Syosset Syosset, NY Att
Jack Schelendorf Oregon Episcopal Portland, OR Goal
Alex Bamford Brunswick School Greenwich, CT Att
Emmett Jones Lakeridge Portland, OR Def
Rich Dion McDonogh School Baltimore, MD Def
Zach Johnson Landon School Washington, DC Mid
Javon Johnson St. Anne's-Belfield Indian Land, SC Att, Mid
Paxton Alexander Highland Park Dallas, TX Mid
Spencer Grant Torrey Pines Del Mar, CA Mid, Faceoff
Jordan Young Springside Chestnut Hill Ambler, PA Def
 
2017
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Erik Schmidt De La Salle Warren, MI Att
Brian Townsend Gonzaga Kensington, MD Mid
Ben Cirella Manhasset Manhasset, NY LSM
Colin Droney Catholic Memorial Canton, MA Def
Devin Gilligan Shipley School West Chester, PA Def, LSM
J.D. Carroll West Chester East West Chester, PA Def
Will Amoroso Landon School Vienna, VA Def
Hunter Batesco Mountain Lakes Mountain Lakes, NJ Mid
Alex Buckanavage Brunswick School Ridgefield, CT Att
Connor Cronin Northport Northport, NY Mid
Zion Dechesere Coronado Las Vegas, NV Goal
Kevin Mack Manhasset Manhasset, NY Att
Ryan O'Connell New Canaan New Canaan, CT Mid
 
2016
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Crey Bankes The Blake School Rogers, MN Def
John Priddy Dallas Jesuit Dallas, TX Def, LSM
 
2015
  
HS
Hometown
Position(s)
Unofficial list from public sources and recruit submissions
 
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503 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
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Academics

Test Scores

SAT
Critical Reading
620 - 720
Math
660 - 760
Writing
620 - 720
Total
1880 - 2180
ACT
English
29 - 34
Math
27 - 33
Writing
8 - 9
Composite
29 - 33
This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile.
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Admissions

 
Total
Male
Female
Applicants
49,776 26,562 23,214
% Admitted
32% 30% 35%
% Admits That Enroll
41% 41% 40%

Admission Considerations

 
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Recommendations
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Majors / Programs

Here are the Bachelor degrees offered by popularity.

Engineering (18%)
Social Sciences (13%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (10%)
Psychology (10%)
Business (7%)
Visual & Performing Arts (6%)
Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
Communication & Journalism (3%)
English Language & Literature (3%)
Foreign Languages (3%)
Health Professions (3%)
Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (3%)
Mathematics & Statistics (3%)
Interdisciplinary Studies (3%)
History (2%)
Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (2%)
Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
Liberal Arts & Sciences (1%)
Philosophy & Religious Studies (1%)
Physical Sciences (1%)
Architecture (1%)
Public Admin. & Social Services (1%)
Education (1%)
Athlete Graduation Rate
 
Financial

Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.

$15,850

Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

 
In-state
Out-of-state
On Campus
Tuition & Fees$13,486 $41,906
Books & Supplies$1,048 $1,048
Cost of Living$10,246 $10,246
Personal Expenses$2,204 $2,204
 
Sticker Price$26,984 $55,404
Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

63% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.
 
% Receiving Aid
Avg. Aid Amount
Grant or Scholarship
Federal Grants15%$4,832
Pell Grants14%$4,244
Other Federal6%$2,255
State & Local Grants15%$715
Institutional Grants47%$12,741
 
Student Loan Aid
Federal Loans32%$4,645
Other Loans3%$15,827
 
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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

 
 
Total
Per Student
Endowment
Financial Assets $9.6 Billion $220,147
Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.
 
3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 2.2%
 
Campus Safety
 
On Campus
In Residence Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape 14 7
Fondling 11 -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery 3 -
Aggravated Assault 10 4
Burglary 14 5
Motor Vehicle Theft 14 -
Arson 5 3

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

 
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