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Colleges / University of Michigan-Dearborn

University of Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

UMich Dearborn Admissions

If you are applying to UMich Dearborn, the regular decision application deadline is April 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to UMich Dearborn for the fall semester should hear back from UMich Dearborn by October 15.

UMich Dearborn Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UMich Dearborn's admissions stats.

UMich Dearborn 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Mean SAT Score 1171
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 58%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7%
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 April 22 October 15

Want to Apply Early to UMich Dearborn?

UMich Dearborn does not offer early decision or early action.

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

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How To Get Into University of Michigan-Dearborn

Getting into UMich Dearborn is moderately difficult. UMich Dearborn evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UMich Dearborn accepted 69% of students, around 5,546 of the 8,065 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UMich Dearborn, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to University of Michigan-Dearborn

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UMich Dearborn

UMich Dearborn has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does UMich Dearborn Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining 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 stand out.

Admissions Factors at UMich Dearborn

What does UMich 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
Academic GPA Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered

Make sure to check with UMich Dearborn for more information on admission factors.

UMich Dearborn 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.5
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UMich Dearborn?

Students admitted to UMich Dearborn have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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

UMich Dearborn looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UMich 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, 58% of UMich Dearborn's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for UMich Dearborn?

To be competitive with other UMich Dearborn applicants, you should aim to score between 1140 and 1390 (or higher!) on the SAT. At UMich Dearborn 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1390 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 UMich Dearborn student is 1171.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UMich Dearborn students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UMich Dearborn students scored 640 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for UMich Dearborn?

To be most competitive at UMich 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 UMich 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 UMich Dearborn students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to University of Michigan-Dearborn

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UMich Dearborn.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 22.

Transfer students can enroll in UMich Dearborn during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

UMich Dearborn Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UMich Dearborn?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UMich Dearborn.

Does UMich Dearborn accept transfer credits?

✅ UMich Dearborn accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UMich Dearborn accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does UMich Dearborn accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ UMich Dearborn accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UMich Dearborn?

✅ UMich Dearborn is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is UMich Dearborn's acceptance rate?

✅ UMich Dearborn has an acceptance rate of 69%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UMich Dearborn?

❌ UMich 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 69%. This means that the institution accepts 68 out of every 100 applicants.


UMich Dearborn Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 22

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Dearborn is Aug 22.

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

UMich Dearborn ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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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 28 and above have a good chance of getting into UMich Dearborn. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 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

1140 - 1390


Math SAT Range

530 - 660


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


1140 to 1390


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Dearborn students is 1171. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Dearborn, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1390 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 3.66. 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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