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What was your ACT score and GPA to get accepted into Michigan?

FutureWolverine7FutureWolverine7 Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
Basically I'd like to know what your guys' GPA and ACT/SAT scores were to get accepted into Michigan. I'm a Junior in highschool and really want to go to Michigan, but am worried about not getting accepted. So far my weighted GPA is around a 4 and I got a 28 on my ACT(re-taking, looking for atleast a 30).
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Replies to: What was your ACT score and GPA to get accepted into Michigan?

  • WhateverhappensWhateverhappens Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    I'm not going to Michigan, but I had a 33 and about a 3.8 unweighted, 4.3 weighted.
  • mflp20mflp20 Registered User Posts: 41 Junior Member
    Gpa uw-3.9 w-4.25
    act 32
  • Jared94Jared94 Registered User Posts: 116 Junior Member
    3.75 and 31
  • rockbiterrockbiter Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    GPA: uw - 3.97, w - 4.08. ACT: 27. Class Rank: 1 of 168.
  • Sportsmom42Sportsmom42 Registered User Posts: 258 Junior Member
    Son had 3.78, 30 ACT w lots of ECs and awards
  • FutureWolverine7FutureWolverine7 Registered User Posts: 185 Junior Member
    Thanks for the responses so far guys. My ECs are pretty average, nothing over the top, but I have enough I think.
    @Rockbiter, you got in with a 27? That makes me feel better, since all the research I've been doing has shown Michigan's ACT scores for students being 29-33. I guess those are just the averages and below a 29 can get in. I'm feeling a lot of pressure for this upcoming June ACT, I just need to improve my score by 1-2 and I feel more comfortable. With the right amount of studying hopefully I pull it off. Thanks again guys!
  • goldenboy8784goldenboy8784 Registered User Posts: 1,698 Senior Member
    According to the most recent CDS, Michigan's ACT range is from 28-32.
  • bellugsbellugs Registered User Posts: 25 New Member
    28. and 3.7/4.2
  • classclownclassclown Registered User Posts: 298 Junior Member
    I heard from my old high school that it was much easier to get int to Michigan this year for out-of-staters. People were getting in with 27 ACT scores. The university may need the money.....
  • rockbiterrockbiter Registered User Posts: 66 Junior Member
    I'm in-state. The only weakness of my application was my 27 ACT (I'm a pretty slow test taker and tend to analyze the reading section rather and thus answer objective questions poorly.) I do rank first in my class with lots of extracurriculars (being President of a couple of them), community service hours, and some awards. I got a 5 on AP Psychology my sophomore year and 5 on AP Statistics my junior year as well. I wrote some pretty darn good essays with great teacher recommendations. I also got into the honors program at Michigan (9% admittance - regular and honors admission probabilities combined) where typically the ACT average is above a 32 and the GPA is above a 3.9. That tells you that ACT scores and GPA aren't everything! You have to know how to write as well!
  • Ryboy1Ryboy1 Registered User Posts: 51 Junior Member
    Out of state with a 30 ACT and 3.75/4.25 gpa and am waitlisted. 3 sports and lots of ecs. I think it depends on your major. Mine was biomedical engineering.
  • pacers31pacers31 Registered User Posts: 114 Junior Member
  • AlexandreAlexandre Super Moderator Posts: 24,108 Super Moderator
    There is much that goes into Michigan's admissions decisions. Here are a few points:

    1. Michigan has now reached a point where virtually all applicants should approach it as a reach. Even excellent students with stellar ECs and test scores can treat it as a safety any longer.

    2. Michigan considers curriculum and GPA above all other criteria. Students who take a very challenging group of classes in high school and maintain unweighed GPAs over 3.8 are in good shape. An unweighed GPA lower than 3.7 does not sit well with the admissions committee, unless one attends a high school known in the admissions office at Michigan for having severe grade deflation.

    3. Michigan does not care about standardized test scores as much as its private peers. Private universities tend to artificially choose students with high scores and use it as a weed-out factor in admissions in order to maintain very high ranges. Michigan does not. As such, students enrolled in robust high school curriculae and with high unweighed GPAs can get in, even with relatively low standardized test scores (sub 28 on the ACT and sub 1250 on the SAT). That being said, applicants with sub 30 ACT /sub 1400 SAT scores do not stand a good chance of getting in.

    4. Michigan's applicant pool is growing very rapidely. Three of four years ago, Michigan's applicant pool hovered around 29,000 of which 14,000 were admitted. Michigan still admits around 15,000 students, but the applicant pool has grown to 42,000. Next year, Michigan should received anywhere from 43,000-50,000 applications of which 15,000 will be admitted.

    The best thing an applicant can do is take as many AP classes as possible, maintain an unweighed GPA over 3.8, get a strong score on the ACT/SAT (30/1400 or better) and apply EA. Such students stand a good chance of getting in.
  • Sportsmom42Sportsmom42 Registered User Posts: 258 Junior Member
    Agree with everything Alexandre said. Final numbers are not out yet, but U of Ms acceptance rate is projected to be about 36% this year. It's a far cry from the 51% acceptance rate a couple of years ago. During our campus visit, some of the current students from Michigan said that while they got in, many of their in state friends did not. Bottom line - it's hard to get in and getting harder.

    Regarding Classclown's statement about it's easier for out of staters to get in, our experience was that its equally hard regardless of where you live. We are from Colorado. Son attends a private Jesuit school with great academics. 17 kids applied to U of M and only 6 got in. The students who were accepted all have high GPAs, tests scores and ECs - in other words, all at the top of their class.
  • hopeful7hopeful7 Registered User Posts: 28 New Member
    31 with a 3.7/4.05
    I completely agree with what Alexandre said. I'm in state, do a lot of extracurriculars, and come from a great high school. Kids go to Ivies each year and at least 5 or 6 kids go to Michigan every year. Also, I took more challenging classes than kids who had better GPA's and higher ACT's, and I got in while they got deffered/rejected.
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