ACT Scores for Admission to Top Michigan Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of College Admissions Data for 13 Top Schools

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Michigan is a big state with many excellent four-year colleges and universities. The table below presents ACT score admissions data for some of the best institutions of higher education in the state. The side-by-side comparison of scores shows the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top Michigan colleges.

Read on to see how you measure up, and to put your ACT scores in perspective.

Michigan Colleges ACT Score Comparison (mid 50%)
(Learn what these numbers mean)
Albion College212721272026see graph
Alma College212721261926see graph
Andrews University202720281827see graph
Calvin College233022292332see graph
Grand Valley State212621262026see graph
Hope College242923302328see graph
Kalamazoo College------see graph
Kettering University242923292630see graph
Michigan State232823292328see graph
Michigan Tech242923292529see graph
University of Detroit Mercy222721272027see graph
University of Michigan293330342834see graph
University of Michigan Dearborn212721282127see graph
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Be sure to put these scores in perspective. All of these colleges and universities has holistic admissions, so they will be considering both empirical and non-empirical factors when admitting students.

A strong ACT score doesn't guarantee admission, nor does a low score mean you can't get in. Keep in mind that 25% of matriculated students had ACT scores below the lower numbers presented in the table.

The most important part of your application to any of these colleges will be your academic record.

High grades in challenging college preparatory classes are the heart of your application. AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, and Honors courses can all play a central role in your application.

Also important at many of these Michigan institutions will be more personal and subjective measures. A winning application essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation can all carry significant weight during the admissions process. 

At many schools, you can further improve your chances of being admitted by demonstrating your interest. Actions such as visiting campus, doing an optional interview, and applying early can all increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter.

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Data from the National Center for Educational Statistics