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About UMich Dearborn

University of Michigan-Dearborn is a public, state school in an suburban setting in Dearborn, Michigan. UMich Dearborn was founded in 1959 and now enrolls around 8,783 students a year, including 6,725 undergrads.

UMich Dearborn's endowment was valued at $56.814 million in 2021. For each full-time student, UMich Dearborn spends about $10,946. For each full-time professor, there are about 16 undergraduates enrolled at UMich Dearborn.

2021 UMich Dearborn Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 68%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 25
Mean SAT score 1197
In-State Tuition $13,152
Out-of-State $27,120

2022 UMich Dearborn Regular Decision Application Deadline

UMich Dearborn's regular decision application deadline is April 1. All regular decision applicants will be notified by October 1.

Early Admission at UMich Dearborn

University of Michigan-Dearborn does not offer early decision or early action.

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UMich Dearborn Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UMich Dearborn. The acceptance rate at UMich Dearborn is 68%. Last year, 7,300 students applied to UMich Dearborn and 4,928 were admitted.

UMich Dearborn Waitlist 2021

UMich Dearborn reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into University of Michigan-Dearborn?

UMich Dearborn is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to UMich Dearborn, applicants must submit the following items.

UMich Dearborn Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
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UMich Dearborn Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to UMich Dearborn is 3.7 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into UMich Dearborn is 1197. The mean ACT score for UMich Dearborn students is 25.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to UMich Dearborn.

Does UMich Dearborn Require the ACT or SAT?

UMich Dearborn is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 92% submitted the SAT. 21% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at UMich DearbornUMich Dearborn does not offer on-campus housing for students. Students must commote from at home or find their own housing.

Week of Welcome, MLK Service Day, and and Homecoming events are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at UMich Dearborn.

Financial Aid at UMich Dearborn

UMich Dearborn meets 77% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UMich Dearborn full-time are awarded $16,592 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is UMich Dearborn a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UMich Dearborn

About 82% of students who start at UMich Dearborn come back for their second year of college. Out of the 908 students who started at UMich Dearborn as first-time freshman, 167 graduate within four years.

Around 55% of students who started at UMich Dearborn earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for UMich Dearborn Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 73% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $59,000 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $23,785 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does UMich Dearborn sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is UMich Dearborn a good school for you?

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Where is UMich Dearborn?

UMich Dearborn is located in the suburban setting of Dearborn, Michigan, less than an hour from Detroit.

If you want to see UMich Dearborn for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Dearborn, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Detroit Metropolitan.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UMich Dearborn and Dearborn are like without leaving home.

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College Info

4901 Evergreen Road Dearborn, MI 48128

Campus Setting: Suburban

UMich Dearborn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMich Dearborn is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Dearborn is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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UMich Dearborn ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMich Dearborn is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into UMich Dearborn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMich Dearborn SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1350


Math SAT Range

550 - 670


Reading SAT Range

540 - 650

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Dearborn students is 1197. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Dearborn, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMich Dearborn.

UMich Dearborn Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UMich Dearborn is like? There are approximately 8,783 students enrolled at UMich Dearborn, including 6,725 undergraduate students and 2,058 graduate students. 75% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from MI and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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