University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (U-M)

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University of Michigan-Ann Arbor can be found in Ann Arbor, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor number over forty thousand per year, and is one of the biggest schools in the state.

Many of the students that got into this school had an SAT score between 1910 to 2210, or got accepted with an ACT score between 28 to 32. We were able to estimate the U-M average GPA (3.68 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. U-M has an acceptance rate of 33% with 40% of applicants deciding to enroll. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the U-M acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 39%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall U-M Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor was reported as 33.3% in Fall 2013 with over 46,800 applications submitted to U-M. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • U-M SAT Scores: 1910 - 2210
  • U-M ACT Scores: 28 - 32
  • U-M Average GPA: 3.68 - 3.96

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Michigan-Ann Arbor?

Applicant Selectivity: High

U-M has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 50.0%
  • 2010-2011: 50.6%
  • 2011-2012: 40.4%
  • 2012-2013: 36.6%
  • 2013-2014: 33.3%
  • Projected U-M Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 38.6%

How Does U-M Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is sixty-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Michigan University64.0%
Wayne State University76.2%
Oakland University66.0%
Michigan State University68.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to U-M (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading620 - 720
Math660 - 760
Writing630 - 730
Total Score1910 - 2210
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 31
Math28 - 34
Composite Score28 - 32
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