University of Michigan-Dearborn: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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The University of Michigan-Dearborn is a public university with an acceptance rate of 62%. Located in Dearborn, Michigan west of Detroit, and founded in 1959 with a 196-acre gift from the Ford Motor Company, the campus features a 70-acre natural area and the Henry Ford Estate. The university has a 16-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 26. Professional programs in business and engineering are some of the strongest and most popular among undergraduates. UM-Dearborn is largely a commuter campus and has no housing facilities.

Considering applying to UM-Dearborn? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, University of Michigan-Dearborn had an acceptance rate of 62%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 62 students were admitted, making UM-Dearborn's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 6,447
Percent Admitted 62%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 24%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Michigan-Dearborn requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 90% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 540 640
Math 530 660
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of UM-Dearborn's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UM-Dearborn scored between 540 and 640, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 660, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 660. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UM-Dearborn.

Requirements

University of Michigan-Dearborn does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that UM-Dearborn does not superscore SAT results, your highest composite SAT score will be considered.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Michigan-Dearborn requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 25% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 30
Math 20 28
Composite 22 29

This admissions data tells us that most of UM-Dearborn's admitted students fall within the top 36% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UM-Dearborn received a composite ACT score between 22 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 22.

Requirements

University of Michigan-Dearborn does not require the ACT writing section. Note that UM-Dearborn does not superscore ACT results, your highest composite ACT score will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA for incoming University of Michigan-Dearborn freshmen was 3.65, and over 69% of admitted freshmen had average high school GPAs above 3.50. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UM-Dearborn have primarily A and high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

University of Michigan-Dearborn Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
University of Michigan-Dearborn Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Michigan-Dearborn. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

University of Michigan-Dearborn, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. While the UM-Dearborn application does not ask for an essay or for information about your extracurricular activities, it does require employment history and legacy status. In addition, the university gives additional weight to AP, IB, and Honors coursework.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students who were accepted to UM-Dearborn. Most had SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1050 or higher, an ACT composite of 21 or higher, and a high school average of a "B" or better. A significant percentage of admitted students had grades in the "A" range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and University of Michigan-Dearborn Undergraduate Admissions Office.