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Colleges / University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI 4-Year Public

About UMich Ann Arbor

University of Michigan is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Ann Arbor, MI, less than an hour from Detroit.

Founded in 1817, UMich Ann Arbor currently enrolls around 47,907 students a year, including 31,329 undergrads. The institution runs on a trimester academic calendar.

UMich Ann Arbor's endowment was valued at $12,308,473,000 in 2021. The school spends $27,185 for each full-time student enrolled.

2021 Admissions Facts About UMich Ann Arbor

Acceptance rate: 26%

Average GPA: 3.87

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 10

UMich Ann Arbor Acceptance Rate

Admission to UMich Ann Arbor is very difficult. Around 26 percent of all applicants to UMich Ann Arbor are accepted each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.87 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 20,723 applicants were waitlisted and 1,248 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is UMich Ann Arbor a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UMich Ann Arbor, around 96 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 6,475 students who started at UMich Ann Arbor as first-time freshman, 5,237 graduate within four years.

Around 93 percent of students who started at UMich Ann Arbor 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 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $26,600 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 Ann Arbor sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is UMich Ann Arbor a good school for YOU?

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College Info

500 S State St Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Campus Setting: Urban

UMich Ann Arbor Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Feb 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UMich Ann Arbor is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UMich Ann Arbor is Feb 1.

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

UMich Ann Arbor ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UMich Ann Arbor is 33. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into UMich Ann Arbor. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UMich Ann Arbor SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1340 - 1530


Math SAT Range

680 - 790


Reading SAT Range

660 - 740

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1530 and Above


1340 to 1530


1340 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for UMich Ann Arbor students is 1435. Applicants with SAT scores of 1530 and above have a good chance of being admitted to UMich Ann Arbor, while applicants with SAT scores between 1340 to 1530 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1340 have a low chance of being offered a spot at UMich Ann Arbor.

UMich Ann Arbor Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
In State
State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at UMich Ann Arbor is like? There are approximately 48,090 students enrolled at UMich Ann Arbor, including 31,266 undergraduate students and 16,824 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 59% percent are from MI and 41% percent of students are from other states.


Full Time


Part Time


In State



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