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UM-Dearborn Admission Requirements

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Chances of getting into University of Michigan Dearborn

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
62%
Admission Difficulty for University of Michigan Dearborn
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsDifficult
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into UM-Dearborn and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #8 in Michigan for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 4,009 out of 6,470 applicants were admitted making UM-Dearborn a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 42 percent. University of Michigan Dearborn typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Michigan Dearborn is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UM-Dearborn SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1300
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 660
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1190

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Michigan Dearborn typically prefers 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 950. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1190 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Michigan Dearborn admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >74%
1185 to 1300 Avg + 62%-74%
1070 to 1185 Avg - 49%-62%
955 to 1070 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 955 Low <36%
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UM-Dearborn ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 20
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for University of Michigan Dearborn
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 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 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Michigan for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Michigan Dearborn.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Michigan Dearborn admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >75%
25 to 29 Avg + 62%-75%
22 to 25 Avg - 51%-62%
19 to 22 Reach 40%-51%
Less than 19 Low <40%
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UM-Dearborn GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

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

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into UM-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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UM-Dearborn accepts 62% of students who apply.

 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Michigan Dearborn admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,535 2,935 6,470
Accepted 2,103 1,906 4,009
Acceptance Rate 59% 65% 62%
Enrolled 432 583 1,015
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 31% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
20

Applicants have 20 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Michigan Dearborn is $0.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Michigan Dearborn and what student information is used for 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 Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does University of Michigan Dearborn prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Michigan Dearborn?

62% of those who apply are granted admission to UM-Dearborn. Admission competition is low and the college has difficult admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Michigan Dearborn?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1300. 82% 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 Dearborn?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 29. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.