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 fifty 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 1340 to 1530, or got accepted with an ACT score between 31 to 34. We were able to estimate the U-M average GPA (3.82 - 3.96) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. The acceptance rate of this school is considered highly competitive, with only 20% of students which applied on average being accepted. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the U-M acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 23%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall U-M Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor was reported as 22.9% in Fall 2020 with over 65,000 college 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 ACT Scores: 31 - 34
  • U-M Average GPA: 3.82 - 3.96

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor 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 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 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

  • 2016-2017: 28.6%
  • 2017-2018: 26.5%
  • 2018-2019: 22.8%
  • 2019-2020: 22.9%
  • Projected U-M Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 22.6%

How Does U-M Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Ann Arbor is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Michigan University74.1%
Wayne State University73.3%
Oakland University83.1%
Michigan State University71.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • 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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to U-M (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading660 - 740
Math680 - 790
Total Score1340 - 1530
ACT®Score Range
English32 - 35
Math29 - 34
Composite Score31 - 34
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