University of Michigan 2021-2022 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Deadlines, Entry Requirements, Decision Dates
University of Michigan is amongst the top-ranking public institutions in USA, offering 300+ undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Presently, more than 10,000 students from 153 countries are studying pursuing full-time programs at University of Michigan.
Admissions at the University of Michigan take place in Winter, Spring, and Fall sessions, with few short-term courses being offered in Summer session. Of all intakes, the highest number of international admissions take place during the Fall session, followed by winter session. The upcoming deadlines are Oct 15 (UG) and Oct 1 (majority PG)
In terms of selections, the University of Michigan Ann Arbor is considered as one of the most selective universities in USA, with an acceptance rate of below 30% in past 5 years. Admission decisions for current applications will be announced by the first week of May. Note: University of Michigan has waived off GRE requirements for all postgraduate courses.
Table of Content
|Application Portal||UG: Common/Coalition application
PG: Varies with every school
|Application Fee||90 USD|
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|Average GPA (Class of 2019)||3.9|
|SAT Score Range||1380 – 1540|
|ACT Score Range||32– 35|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: October 1 – February 1
PG: Varies with every course
|Intake Seasons||Fall, Early Action, Winter, Spring, Summer|
|Student to Faculty ratio||15: 1|
|Interview Requirements||Depends on course requirements|
|Work Experience||Highly recommended for MBA aspirants (full time)|
|International Admissions Helpdesk||International Center|
University of Michigan Deadlines
|M.Sc Computer Science and Engineering||Fall: Jan 15;
Winter: Oct 1
|M.B.A||Round 1: Sep 14;
Round 2: Jan 4;
Round 3: March 29;
Round 4: June 1
|M.Sc Mechanical Engineering||Fall: Jan 15;
Winter: Aug 1
|Master of Management||Early: Nov 1;
Final: Feb 1
|Executive M.B.A||Round 1: Dec 15;
Round 2: Feb 1;
Round 3: March 15;
Round 4: May 1
|Master of Supply Chain Management||Early: Nov 1;
Final: Feb 1
|B.B.A||Early: Nov 15;
Regular: Feb 1
|M.S Chemical Engineering||Round 1: Dec 1;
Round 2: March 1
|B.Sc Aerospace Engineering||Early: Nov 15;
Regular: Feb 1
|M.Sc Architecture Design and Research||January 6|
|Master of Accounting||Round 1: Dec 1;
Round 2: March 1
|B.Sc Civil Engineering||Early: Nov 15;
Regular: Feb 1
|Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering||Fall: Jan 15;
Winter: Oct 1
|M.S Civil Engineering||January 15|
University of Michigan International Admission
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:
|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|
|IELTS||7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in each section|
University of Michigan Visa Requirements
International aspirants applying to University of Michigan must note that they need to obtain a valid passport and visa to study in the USA from the nearest American Embassy or Consulate in their country. There are 2 kinds of visas that are valid for making a candidate eligible to enter the United States are namely, the F-1 Student Visa and the J-1 Exchange Visitor (student) visa.
A student receiving an I-20 form is issued an F-1 visa whereas the one receiving a DS-2019 form is given a J-1 visa. The visa is issued only to the students enrolled full-time at the institute for the upcoming academic session. Both types of visas require you to be a full-time student whenever school is in session and requires a fee of 200 to 350 USD or 180 to 220 USD for an F-1 or J-1 visa, respectively.
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 200 undergraduate degree programs are offered here, taught by highly qualified faculties.
How to Apply: Common or Coalition Application
Application Fee: 75 USD (5500)
UG Application Document Checklist
- School Report (Certified English translation attached, if required)
- One Teacher Evaluation (highlighting student’s aptitude and classroom performance)
- Counsellor Recommendation (recommended, not mandatory)
- English Language Scores
- SAT/ACT scores
Applicants will be required to answer essay-based questions specified by the University of Michigan. These are:
In addition to that, undergraduate students also need to answer common or coalition application personal questions. Check: Common and Coalition Essay Question & Writing Tips
University of Michigan Graduate Admissions
The University of Michigan offers a wide 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.
How to Apply? Online Graduate Application
Application Fee: 90 USD
Graduate Admission Requirements for Popular Courses (h4)
|Requirements||Computer Science & Engineering||Biomedical Engineering||Chemical Engineering||Applied Economics||Mechanical Engineering|
|Minimum GPA (scale of 4.0)||3.5||3.5||3.5||3.0||3.6|
|TOEFL/IELTS||TOEFL-iBT: 100||TOEFL-iBT: 84;
|Statement of Purpose||Maximum 3-pages||Required||Required||Maximum 3-pages||Required|
|Personal Statement||500 words||400-500 words||-||500 words||Required|
|LORs||3, academic||3, academic||2-3, academic||3, academic||2-3, academic|
University of Michigan Offer Acceptance
- 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.
The 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. 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.