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Chances of getting into University of Michigan

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
22.8%
Admission Difficulty for University of Michigan
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionVery High
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How hard is it to get into Michigan and can I get accepted? The school has a 23% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 14,818 out of 64,917 applicants were admitted making Michigan a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants.  Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. University of Michigan typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Michigan SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1330-1510
Applicants Submitting SAT
63%
SAT Scores for University of Michigan
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 670
SAT Composite 25th 1330
SAT Scores for University of Michigan
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1510
Average SAT Score 1420

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Michigan?

University of Michigan typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1240. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1420 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Michigan admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1510 and Above Good >34%
1420 to 1510 Avg + 23%-34%
1330 to 1420 Avg - 15%-23%
1240 to 1330 Reach 9%-15%
Less than 1240 Low <9%
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Michigan ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-34 
Applicants Submitting ACT
54%
ACT Scores for University of Michigan
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 31
ACT Math 25th 28
ACT Composite 25th 30
ACT Scores for University of Michigan
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 35
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 34
Average ACT Score 32

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Michigan?

Admission data indicates that Michigan regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 54 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Michigan.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Michigan admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >34%
32 to 34 Avg + 23%-34%
30 to 32 Avg - 15%-23%
28 to 30 Reach 9%-15%
Less than 28 Low <9%
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Michigan GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.82
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into University of Michigan?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into Michigan. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Michigan was 3.82 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Michigan for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Michigan is a very selective school.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Michigan students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 76% Good
3.50 to 3.75 18% Reach
3.25 to 3.50 3% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 1% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

University of Michigan admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 31,304 33,613 64,917
Accepted 7,738 7,080 14,818
Acceptance Rate 25% 21% 23%
Enrolled 3,396 3,299 6,695
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 44% 47% 45%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
107

Applicants have 107 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Michigan and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Michigan Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Michigan
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=170976 IPEDS survey data for University of Michigan.

FAQs

Does University of Michigan prefer SAT or ACT?

63% of students submit their SAT scores to Michigan. 54% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Michigan?

23% of those who apply are granted admission to Michigan. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Michigan?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1330 and 1510. 63% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Michigan?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 54% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.