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University of Michigan 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Fall 2019 admissions of the University of Michigan saw more than 65,000 applications. The rate of acceptance of this university is 26.5%, which implies that out of every 100 applications only 27 are accepted.

As per the US News and World Report 2019, the University of Michigan ranks in the top five public universities in the US. It has 19 schools and colleges offering over 275-degree programs

The applications are evaluated based on the previous academic records, grade point average, the quality and quantity of high school credentials, English language test scores, strength of curriculum and ACT/SAT score. Thus, it is imperative for the students to have a profound educational background for enhancing their chance of acceptance.

Students passing high school in December or at any other time than May/June need to provide an elaborate explanation about what they will be doing until they join the University of Michigan and a list of other Universities they have applied for.


Application PortalUG: Common/Coalition application
PG: Varies with every school
Application Fee90 USD
Acceptance Rate26.5%
Mode of PaymentCredit Card
Average GPA (Class of 2019)3.9
SAT Score Range1380 – 1540
ACT Score Range32– 35
International Application DeadlinesUG: October 1 – February 1
PG: Varies with every course
Academic CalendarTrimester-based
Intake SeasonsFall, Early Action, Winter, Spring, Summer
Student to Faculty ratio15: 1
Interview RequirementsDepends on course requirements
Work ExperienceHighly recommended for MBA aspirants (full time)
Financial AidAvailable
International Admissions HelpdeskInternational Center

University of Michigan Application Deadlines

Students applying for undergraduate and graduate programs need to consider the following deadlines:

Type of ProgramDeadline
Undergraduate (Fall)February 1
Undergraduate (Early Action)November 1
Undergraduate (Winter)October 1
Undergraduate (Spring)February 1
SummerFebruary 1
GraduateJanuary 5, may vary from course to course

University of Michigan International Admissions Requirements

All international applicants need to provide the following documents for their admission process:

  • Official transcripts
  • English language requirements
  • Test scores of different standardized exams
  • Letter of recommendation (when specified)
  • Supporting documents (SOP, essays, portfolios, resume, etc)

English Language Requirements

Non-native English speakers need to demonstrate English language proficiency through the following tests:

TestMinimum Score
TOEFL (Paper-based)600 with a minimum score of 57 in each section
TOEFL (Internet-based)100 with a minimum score of 23 in listening & reading and 21 in speaking & writing
IELTS7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in each section

University of Michigan Visa Requirements

All students who intend to study at the University of Michigan need to obtain a visa. Enrolling students must first complete and submit the Financial Resources Statement in order to recieve the Form I-20/ DS-2019. After submittig the SEVIS fee and clearing the Visainterview, international applicants will be issued their respective F-1 or J-1 visa.

University of Michigan Undergraduate Admissions

Students from all over the world come to study at the University of Michigan, making it a highly diverse and accepting global community. More than 275 undergraduate degree programs are offered here, taught by highly qualified faculties.

How to Apply: The students may apply either through the Common Application or Coalition Application. 

Application Fee: 75 USD

Academic Requirements: International students applying for undergraduate programs need to submit the following documents:

  • High School transcripts
  • School report
  • One teacher evaluation
  • Counselor Recommendation (optional)
  • SAT/ACT score
  • English language proficiency scores

 It is recommended that the students take their SAT/ACT tests before October for making a successful application for Early Action. Following are the required test scores of the latest class of 2019:

ACT Scores
Average ACT Score32- 35
English33- 35
Math30- 35
Science30- 25
Reading32- 35
SAT Scores
Average SAT Score1380 – 1540
Middle 50% rane(Math: 700-790; Reading & Writing: 680- 750)

Note: Students are encouraged not to send any additional document other than the ones mentioned above as this may delay the decision.

University of Michigan Graduate Admissions

The University of Michigan offers a total of a range of graduate programs across 19 schools and colleges. International applicants need to provide official transcripts from an accredited university along with supporting documents as specified in their program requirements.

Some of the most popular programs offered by the University of Michigan are tabulated below, along with their course-specific requirements and deadlines:

ProgramsDeadlinesAdditional RequirementsTest Scores RequiredApplication Portal & Fee
MBARound 1: Sept 30
Round 2: Jan 6
Round 3: March 30
Transcripts, updated resume, 3 essays, career goal essay, 1 LORGRE/GMAT; TOEFL/IELTSMichigan Ross; 200 USD
Aerospace EngineeringFall: Jan 15;
Winter: October 1
Transcripts, SOP, Resume, personal statement, CV, 3 LORsGRE: Minimum 320;
Rackham Graduate School; 90 USD
EconomicsFall: Jan 15SOP, personal statement, 3 LORs by the UG teacher, resume/CV.GRE; TOEFL/IELTSRackham Graduate School; 90 USD
LawJan 31Transcripts, 1 essay, Resume, personal statement, CV, 2 LORs, SOP, Personal statement, 3 LORs, CVTOEFL/IELTSLSAC; 75 USD
Biomedical EngineeringFall: June 1
Winter: Oct 1
Spring: March 1
Transcripts, SOP, Resume, personal statement, CV, 3 LORsGRE not required; TOEFL/IELTSRackham Graduate School; 70 USD

Applicants must check with their respective departments to confirm the departmental deadlines and requirements. International applicants must apply as early as possible to make their immigation-related process smooth.

University of Michigan has a very limited amount of financial aid available for international students, it is recommended for international applicants in need of funding to seek financial help from other types of financial help and scholarship options in America.

University of Michigan Transfer Students Admission

The University of Michigan accepts transfer students only for Michigan Engineering.

How to Apply: The prospective students can apply through the ‘Common Application App’.

When to Apply:

FallFebruary 1
WinterOctober 1

Academic Requirements: The students need to complete the required courses at their present school with at least 3.0 GPA for seeking admission.It is optional to submit the results of ACT/SAT Test, however, it is mandatory for international students to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting TOEFL/MELAB/IELTS scores.

Supporting Documents: U-M Transfer supplement, official college transcript from all the schools attended till now, final high school transcript/GED, APP/IB test scores (if applicable), resume

University of Michigan Offer Acceptance and Document Requirements

  • The University of Michigan facilitates the students to submit electronic transcripts via ‘ApplyWeb account’.
  • ApplyWeb has collaborated with ‘Educational Perspectives (EP) and Digitary Inc to substantiate, evaluate and send the transcripts to their office.
  • The 1st credential can be uploaded by paying 12 USD; additional transcripts can be uploaded by paying 10 USD for every credential.
  • reviews the applications based on the characteristic feature of a national system of education, kind of organization, accreditation, study level, and a total number of years after secondary education.
  • The students may accept or decline the offer by logging into the ‘Friend account’ via Wolverine access meant for guest access to the page.
  • The prospective students eligible for any form of financial aid need to accept the offer by April 15. However, those who decide to decline the offer need to obtain a written release prior to joining any other institution.
  • After the acceptance of offer, international students need to obtain an F-1/J-1 Visa.
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