Chances of getting into University of Michigan Dearborn

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78%
Admission Difficulty for University of Michigan Dearborn
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into UM-Dearborn and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #36 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,000 out of 7,695 applicants were admitted making University of Michigan Dearborn an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. University of Michigan Dearborn typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 18% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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UM-Dearborn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1290
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 640
SAT Math 75th 650
SAT Composite 75th 1290
Average SAT Score 1180

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

University of Michigan Dearborn typically requires applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 960. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Michigan for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Michigan Dearborn admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1290 and Above Good >86%
1180 to 1290 Avg + 78%-86%
1070 to 1180 Avg - 68%-78%
960 to 1070 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 960 Low <55%
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UM-Dearborn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
23-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 22
ACT Composite 25th 23
ACT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UM-Dearborn?

Admission data indicates that UM-Dearborn regularly accepts students with ACT's of 23 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 32 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #8 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Michigan Dearborn.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Michigan Dearborn admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >87%
26 to 30 Avg + 78%-87%
23 to 26 Avg - 69%-78%
20 to 23 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 20 Low <59%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.54
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into University of Michigan Dearborn. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Michigan Dearborn was 3.54 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #7 in Michigan for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.54 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UM-Dearborn accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Michigan Dearborn students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 33% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 15% 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

High School Class Rank

60% of University of Michigan Dearborn freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Michigan Dearborn students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 60%
Top 50% of class 92%
Bottom 50% of class 8%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

University of Michigan Dearborn admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,254 3,441 7,695
Accepted 3,259 2,741 6,000
Acceptance Rate 77% 80% 78%
Enrolled 466 627 1,093
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 14% 23% 18%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Michigan Dearborn and what considerations affect admission decisions?

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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Michigan Dearborn
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=171137 IPEDS survey data for University of Michigan Dearborn.

Frequently Asked Questions

82% of students submit their SAT scores to UM-Dearborn. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

78% of those who apply are granted admission to UM-Dearborn. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1290. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 23 and 30. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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