Chances of getting into University of Michigan
How hard is it to get into Michigan and can I get accepted? The school has a 27% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 15,871 out of 59,886 applicants were admitted making Michigan a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 6 percent. University of Michigan typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Michigan SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT53%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||690|
|SAT Math 25th||700|
|SAT Composite 25th||1390|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||750|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1530|
|Average SAT Score||1460|
SAT Scores you need to get in
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 5 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1390 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 1320. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1460 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1530 and Above||Good||>39%|
|1460 to 1530||Avg +||27%-39%|
|1390 to 1460||Avg -||18%-27%|
|1320 to 1390||Reach||11%-18%|
|Less than 1320||Low||<11%|
Michigan ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT76%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||30|
|ACT Math 25th||28|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||31|
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 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 76 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Michigan.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|33 and Above||Good||>43%|
|31 to 33||Avg +||27%-43%|
|30 to 31||Avg -||21%-27%|
|29 to 30||Reach||15%-21%|
|Less than 29||Low||<15%|
Avg. High School GPA3.82
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into University of 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Michigan will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||43%||44%||43%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2019
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Michigan and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.