University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn)

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University of Michigan-Dearborn can be found in Dearborn, MI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over 10,000 students are enrolled at UM-Dearborn.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores between 1070 (25th percentile) to 1300 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and in the range of 22 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is common among applicants accepted to this school. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UM-Dearborn average GPA ranges from 3.23 to 3.57 for accepted students. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at University of Michigan-Dearborn, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 25 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UM-Dearborn Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Dearborn was reported as 62.0% in Fall 2020 with over 6,470 applications submitted to this school. 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

  • UM-Dearborn ACT Scores: 22 - 29
  • UM-Dearborn Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.57

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

Applicant Selectivity: High

University of Michigan-Dearborn 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Michigan-Dearborn has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.7%
  • 2017-2018: 64.3%
  • 2018-2019: 78.0%
  • 2019-2020: 62.0%
  • Projected UM-Dearborn Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 62.7%

How Does UM-Dearborn Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Michigan-Dearborn is nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Detroit Mercy77.5%
College for Creative Studies43.8%
Madonna University74.6%
Lawrence Technological University79.3%
Concordia University-Ann Arbor49.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records 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 UM-Dearborn (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading540 - 640
Math530 - 660
Total Score1070 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math20 - 28
Composite Score22 - 29
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