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Ann Arbor, Michigan

Michigan Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into University of Michigan

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
26.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Michigan
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsElite
Applicant CompetitionHigh

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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1390-1530
Applicants Submitting SAT
53%
SAT Scores for University of Michigan
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 690
SAT Math 25th 700
SAT Composite 25th 1390
SAT Scores for University of Michigan
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 750
SAT Math 75th 780
SAT Composite 75th 1530
Average SAT Score 1460

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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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Michigan admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Michigan ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
30-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT
76%
ACT Scores for University of Michigan
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 30
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Michigan admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Michigan students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

Admission Statistics

University of Michigan admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 28,222 31,664 59,886
Accepted 8,198 7,673 15,871
Acceptance Rate 29% 24% 27%
Enrolled 3,536 3,343 6,879
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 43% 44% 43%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Michigan and what considerations affect 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.