University of Michigan Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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University of Michigan Admissions Overview:

The University of Michigan had an acceptance rate of 29 percent in 2016; admission to the school is highly selective. Students will need a solid application and high test scores to be admitted. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, a letter of application, high school transcripts, application essays, and SAT or ACT scores.

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Admissions Data (2016):

University of Michigan Description:

Located in Ann Arbor Michigan, the University of Michigan consistently ranks as one of the top public universities in the country, and it is the most selective of Michigan's 15 public universities. The university has a highly talented undergraduate student body -- about 25% of admitted students had a 4.0 high school GPA.

The school also boasts of impressive athletic programs as a member of the Big Ten Conference. With over 43,000 students and 200 undergraduate majors, the University of Michigan has strengths in a wide range of academic areas. Its strong liberal arts and sciences programs earned it a chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Be sure to compare the Big Ten.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 44,718 (28,983 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 50% Male / 50% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $14,402 (in-state); $45,410 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,048 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,872
  • Other Expenses: $2,454
  • Total Cost: $28,776 (in-state); $59,784 (out-of-state)

Michigan Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 64 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 50 percent
    • Loans: 29 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $16,865
    • Loans: $6,950

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 97 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 77 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Wrestling, Swimming, Tennis, Ice Hockey
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Rowing, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Swimming, Softball

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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