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University of Michigan - Dearborn

Dearborn, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate54%

UMich Dearborn Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Michigan-Dearborn. The university admitted 54% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 12,024 students applied to University of Michigan-Dearborn and 6,506 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to University of Michigan-Dearborn, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to University of Michigan-Dearborn for fall semester should anticipate a decision by October 15.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of University of Michigan-Dearborn's admissions stats.

University of Michigan-Dearborn 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1146
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 56%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 5%
Waitlist No

University of Michigan-Dearborn Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 4 1 October 15

Want to Apply Early to University of Michigan-Dearborn?

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

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Michigan-Dearborn Admissions

Transferring to University of Michigan-Dearborn

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Michigan-Dearborn

University of Michigan-Dearborn has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Michigan-Dearborn?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Michigan-Dearborn

What does University of Michigan-Dearborn consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with University of Michigan-Dearborn for more information on admission factors.

University of Michigan-Dearborn Application Requirements

To apply to University of Michigan-Dearborn, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with University of Michigan-Dearborn's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript(S) of College Record
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GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into University of Michigan-Dearborn?

Students admitted to University of Michigan-Dearborn have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

University of Michigan-Dearborn does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 56% of University of Michigan-Dearborn's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Michigan-Dearborn?

To be competitive with other University of Michigan-Dearborn applicants, you should aim to earn between 1140 and 1460 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Michigan-Dearborn 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1460 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a University of Michigan-Dearborn student is 1146.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Michigan-Dearborn students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Michigan-Dearborn students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Michigan-Dearborn, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Michigan-Dearborn's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Michigan-Dearborn students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

More Information on Transferring to University of Michigan-Dearborn

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to University of Michigan-Dearborn.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in University of Michigan-Dearborn during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Michigan-Dearborn Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Michigan-Dearborn?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Does University of Michigan-Dearborn accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Michigan-Dearborn accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Michigan-Dearborn accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does University of Michigan-Dearborn accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ University of Michigan-Dearborn accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to University of Michigan-Dearborn?

✅ University of Michigan-Dearborn is not test optional.

What is University of Michigan-Dearborn's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Michigan-Dearborn has an acceptance rate of 54%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Michigan-Dearborn?

❌ University of Michigan-Dearborn does not offer early decision.

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UMich Dearborn Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UMich Dearborn? UMich Dearborn is a somewhat selective institution. The UMich Dearborn acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 54 out of every 100 applicants.


UMich Dearborn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Dearborn is Aug 15.

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

UMich Dearborn SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1460


Math SAT Range

510 - 650


Reading SAT Range

500 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1460 and Above


1140 to 1460


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Dearborn students is 1146. Applicants with SAT scores of 1460 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Dearborn, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1460 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMich Dearborn.

UMich Dearborn GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UMich Dearborn, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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