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University of Michigan Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Ann Arbor, MI

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 1  
History 3  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Required for some
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
500 S State St
City, State, Zip
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone
 
Fax
(734) 936-0740

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
January 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Audition for School of Music, Theatre and Dance; portfolio for School of Art and Design recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
23% of 64,972 applicants were admitted
Women
25% of 31,275 applicants were admitted
Men
21% of 33,697 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
8,108 (54%) of 14,883 admitted students enrolled
Women
4,108 (52%) of 7,896 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,000 (57%) of 6,987 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
12,527
Students Accepting Wait List Position
4,922
Students Admitted From Wait List
89

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.88
3.75 and Above
79%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
3%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
735 average
680-790 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
71%
Score of 600 - 700
22.5%
Score of 500 - 600
6.1%
Score of 400 - 500
.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
55.5%
Score of 600 - 700
38.7%
Score of 500 - 600
5.5%
Score of 400 - 500
.3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
84.5%
Score of 24 - 29
12.9%
Score of 18 - 23
2.5%
Score of 12 - 17
.3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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