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University of Michigan Admissions Information

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI (map)


A world-class university located 45 minutes outside of Detroit, the University of Michigan is rated one of the top 30 universities in the nation. Renowned for its strong academic programs, intellectual exchanges between students and faculty, and overall diversity, the school provides a nuturing academic environment for its students. With the aim of developing leaders and citizens, the University of Michigan produces innovators and pioneers who will apply the values and knowledge they learn to challenge the present and to better the future. The university supports all student endeavors with opportunities for study abroad, internships, research, tutoring, and a wealth of other resources.

Ann Arbor is a distinct college town that was named #1 College Sports Town by Forbes Magazine and 4th Best City for Families by Parenting Magazine. As a member of the Big Ten, the University of Michigan is keen on athletics and offers varsity, intramural, and club sports. In fact, blue and maize–the traditional golden hue associated with the school–are a campus staple around UMich, as is a fierce, unwavering rivalry with Ohio State. Outside of the Big House–a nickname given to the school’s football stadium–20% of Michigan’s student body is affiliated with Greek Life. In addition, with more than 900 clubs and organizations, there is seldom a boring moment for Michigan students.



Basic Info

Main Address: Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070  
Phone Number: (734) 764-1817  
Website: www.umich.edu  


Type of school: Public, university  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, intercollegiate, intramural, club  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 27,027  
Percent out-of-state: 38%  
Percent international: 6.13%  
Female to Male ratio: 51:49  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 16:1  
Most popular majors: Business Administration and Management
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment of High School Students
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC(Air Force, Army, Navy)
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester
Weekend College

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Cooperative Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Fraternity/Sorority Housing
Special Housing For International Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
Film society
International students
Literary magazine
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station
Choral groups
Jazz band
Marching band
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Best Midwestern Colleges
  • Voted #19 Jock Schools
  • Voted #3 Students Pack the Stadium

Admissions Information

The University of Michigan has a 51% acceptance rate. The school's admissions process reflects its greater academic program in that both are thorough and challenging. The process is based on many factors, with closer attention paid an applicant's academic qualifications.

When considering the importance of admissions factors, an applicant's academic record--including the rigor of his or her curriculum, GPA, and standardized test scores--holds the most weight. Other considerations, including letters of recommendation, essay, character, status as a first-generation college student, and level of interest are very important as well. Talent, extracurricular activities, class rank, alumni relation, geographical residence, volunteer work, and work experience are given some consideration.

Admissions address: 1220 Student Activities Building
515 East Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
Phone number: (734) 764-7433  
Fax number: (734) 936-0740  
Admissions Website: http://www.admissions.umich.edu/  
Email: Email available via admissions website  
Contact Person: Theodore Spencer  
Number of first-year applications received: 29,965  
Percent of applicants admitted: 51%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Essay
1 Academic Teacher Evaluation
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report
Standardized test scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 1839  
ACT code: 2062  
Learn more about other Top Music schools:
University of Rochester   Northwestern   University of Colorado   Boston University  

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