Michigan Colleges that are Hardest to Get Into

Colleges with the Lowest Acceptance Rate in Michigan for 2020

These are the most selective public and private four-year colleges in Michigan. The list is ranked by acceptance rate, lowest to highest and limited to schools which reject at least half of all applicants. Leading the list is University of Michigan which sent acceptance letters to only 23% of the 64,917 students who applied and rejected 77%.

Not all schools on the most selective list are overly academically challenging. Some schools with less rigorous test and high school GPA requirements may receive a large numbers of qualified applicants and the school does not have space to admit them all.

If you're looking for challenging colleges, you can also explore rankings of Michigan colleges with the highest SAT scores, highest ACT scores and highest GPA's.

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    • SAT Range 1330/1510
    • ACT Range 30/34
    • Average HS GPA 3.82
    • Students: 46,716
    • Tuition:$15,262
      Admissions Standards  Exceptionally High Standards
    • Acceptance Rate 23%
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    University of Michigan

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range N/A
    • Average HS GPA NA
    • Students: 1,016
    • Tuition:$13,945
    • Acceptance Rate 28%
    • SAT Range 890/1080
    • ACT Range 17/22
    • Average HS GPA 3.12*
    • Students: 456
    • Tuition:$22,758
      Admissions Standards  Extremely Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 32%
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    Finlandia University

    • SAT Range 960/1190
    • ACT Range 21/27
    • Average HS GPA 3.16
    • Students: 1,485
    • Tuition:$44,110
      Admissions Standards  Average Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 42%
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    College for Creative Studies

    • SAT Range N/A
    • ACT Range 19/23
    • Average HS GPA 2.2
    • Students: 1,197
    • Tuition:$29,290
      Admissions Standards  Very Easy Requirements
    • Acceptance Rate 49%