Is it hard to get in to Michigan if you are out-of-state?

<p>Are the standardized test scores of someone who comes in from out-of-state typically higher? Is it basically like UNC where there must be a quota of in-state?</p>

<p>yes it is harder. I'm in state, and almost everyone gets in to UofM from my school. There are more ppl that get in in state v. out of state.</p>

<p>U mich is my number 1 choice, but I feel like I need to work super duper hard since I am from California, applying into the College of Engineering</p>

<p>:(</p>

<p>It's not as hard to get into as schools like UC Berkeley and UNC Chapel Hill if you're out of state b/c UMich doesn't have an overwhelmingly high percentage of people in-state.</p>

<p>And to further the OP's question, do OOS students often recieve substantial FA packages?</p>

<p>Yes, OOS students can receive very good FA packages and/or merit scholarships if they are strong candidates.</p>

<p>Oh wow that's reassuring! Thanks :)</p>

<p>it's not very hard to get in out of state. the acceptance rate is about 40-50%</p>

<p>^^^
where do you get that number? I've heard it is about 20% harder to get in as out of state</p>

<p>That's not true at all. I took the tour today and the dean if admissions said OOS students are looked at the exact Same a's IS students. I asked this question so I am definite. It was a great relief when I heard this from the dean.</p>

<p>I hardly think thats true lol, the dean might be extending the truth a bit there.</p>

<p>Take a look at the decisions thread</p>

<p>Yea the decision thread though is kids giving their opinion. Email the dean of admissions an ask her.</p>

<p>^^^^</p>

<p>The dean said that OOS students are looked at the same as IS students? Are you sure you heard that right? I highly doubt that.</p>

<p>nicolenhs, its certainly harder to get into out-of-state, but it isn't too much harder. Michigan is one of the top public universities schools in the nation, but out of the top 5 public universities in the nation, it is certainly the easiest to get into.</p>

<p>And why do you think that is WolfPackfan? :-)</p>

<p>"I'm in state, and almost everyone gets in to UofM from my school."</p>

<p>You must be attending a small private high school.</p>

<p>If you guys don't believe me please email the dean. Her name was Melissa something. I was in the room and someone asked if it is harder for OOS students to get into the school. She said unlike other schools such as UNC which has around a 20% acceptrance rate OOS univeristy of michigan looks at all students the same. She said the ratio of IS to OOS is 40/60 but it would be even only that many OOS students deny coming because of the cost... However I made sure that I was hearing what she said correctly because I thought my 31 ACT wasn't going to cut it, however after hearing her say that I feel I've got a great shot of getting in.</p>

<p>I don't think people are doubting that she said that. I think they are doubting that she was being truthful.</p>

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"I'm in state, and almost everyone gets in to UofM from my school."</p>

<p>You must be attending a small private high school.

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At least at my school, with classes of ~450, approximately 35-50 kids get in each year.</p>

<p>" I don't think people are doubting that she said that. I think they are doubting that she was being truthful. "</p>

<p>That is what I am thinking too. I highly doubt a public school doesn't give preference to citizens of its own state.</p>

<p>^I doubt that too... I was looking at one of the forms the Michigan Admissions committee uses, and it asks whether the student is in-state or out of state. That would lead me to believe that there is a benefit for in-state students.</p>