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UMich Honors

yankeesjnyankeesjn Posts: 4Registered User New Member
I got an invitation to the honors program inviting me to apply. My mother called up the school and swears that only 8 percent of students who are ACCEPTED to UMich are invited to apply to honors, and just about everyone invited to apply gets in once they apply. Someone who is sure of what they r talking about please tell me if this is true or not. Thank you for your help.
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  • blackpen2008blackpen2008 Posts: 1,359Registered User Senior Member
    8 percent of the class sounds about right for being IN honors. idk about being invited.
  • yankeesjnyankeesjn Posts: 4Registered User New Member
    yeah I agree with you. But no one seems to know the percentage of accepted applicants invited to apply.
  • chjmov1chjmov1 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    About 500 kids in each class are in the Honors Program. But being invited to apply doesn't mean much - anyone who wants to can apply, whether they were invited or not.
  • ExplorerCYExplorerCY Posts: 757Registered User Member
    is there an engineering honors? or is it only LSA?
  • dilksydilksy Posts: 1,903- Senior Member
    Just LSA.___
  • AlexandreAlexandre Posts: 21,430Super Moderator Senior Member
    That number is misleading. 8% of all students at Michigan are part of the Honors college. However, the colleges of Engineering, Kinesiology, Music and Nursing do not have honors programs. Only LSA students can belong to the honors college. So more than 8% of LSA students belong to the honors program (more like 12%-15%), which is pretty impresive when you consider that the average high school GPA of those students was a 4.0 (unweighed), the average high school class rank of those students was in the top 1% and the average SAT of those students was roughly 1480.
  • hadooken212hadooken212 Posts: 34User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    How does umich honors compare to the likes of Berkeley etc... in quality? Is UMich's notoriously large class sizes in majors like econ overriden by the honors program?
  • AlexandreAlexandre Posts: 21,430Super Moderator Senior Member
    Michigan classes (honors or otherwise) are no larger than those at other universities.
  • chjmov1chjmov1 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    BUT honors classes are incredibly smaller than normal ones. for instance, intro to psych is usually about 400+ kids, but honors intro to psych is apparently about 20.
  • ihatesats2ihatesats2 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    doesn't everyone get an invitation to apply?
  • chjmov1chjmov1 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    nope. only if your test scores fall within the average range of past honors program stats.
  • ihatesats2ihatesats2 Posts: 452Registered User Member
    o sweet
    i though everyone did
    now i feel special :)
    lol
  • chjmov1chjmov1 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    Has anyone been accepted to the Honors Program yet? I applied on 11/26, and apparently it takes them about 3 weeks to review your application
  • blackpen2008blackpen2008 Posts: 1,359Registered User Senior Member
    ^
    don't get your hopes up after three weeks. it's more like a couple months.
    you could also get deffered to honors...they don't tell you... and then get in later... after a 2-3 months.
  • chjmov1chjmov1 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    even though on the website it says three weeks?
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