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Admission Comparison Between Best Colleges in Michigan

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Acceptance Rate and Application Statistics

The following table compares the admission related statistics including number of applicants, admitted, and enrolled between best schools in Michigan. The average acceptance rate of best schools in Michigan is 51.82% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.40%.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 20.00% and Hillsdale College has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 55.91% among best schools in Michigan. The numbers in parenthesis() in below table represent the number and rate by gender (men/women). The statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2021-2022.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor79,743 (40,378/39,365) 15,949 (7,268/8,660) 7,177 (3,271/3,897) 20% (18%/22%) 45% (45%/10%)
2 Hillsdale College2,994 (1,488/1,506) 719 (342/377) 402 (192/211) 24% (23%/25%) 56% (56%/14%)
3 Michigan State University50,630 (23,320/27,310) 42,023 (18,889/23,214) 9,245 (4,345/4,875) 83% (81%/85%) 22% (23%/18%)
4 Hope College4,172 (1,615/2,557) 3,838 (1,470/2,378) 806 (294/499) 92% (91%/93%) 21% (20%/20%)
5 Calvin University3,986 (1,657/2,328) 2,990 (1,193/1,793) 747 (334/394) 75% (72%/77%) 25% (28%/17%)
6 Kettering University1,777 (1,283/494) 1,528 (1,103/425) 306 (243/59) 86% (86%/86%) 20% (22%/12%)
7 Michigan Technological University8,041 (4,961/3,080) 6,915 (4,266/2,618) 1,452 (1,067/419) 86% (86%/85%) 21% (25%/14%)
8 University of Detroit Mercy4,435 (2,868/1,567) 4,125 (2,696/1,457) 577 (189/379) 93% (94%/93%) 14% (7%/24%)
9 University of Michigan-Dearborn8,065 (3,815/4,242) 5,565 (2,480/3,054) 1,113 (546/519) 69% (65%/72%) 20% (22%/12%)
10 Northern Michigan University6,553 (2,413/4,140) 4,653 (1,761/2,898) 1,489 (617/869) 71% (73%/70%) 32% (35%/21%)
Average17,040 (8,380/8,380)8,831 (4,147/4,687)2,331 (1,110/1,212)51.82% (49.5%/55.9%)26.40% (26.8%/25.9%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,130 and 75th percentile is 1,341 for best schools in Michigan. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 616 and the average SAT Math score is 620.
has the highest SAT scores of -1 and has the lowest SAT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Michigan. The following table compares SAT Scores between best schools in Michigan for academic year 2021-2022.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1University of Michigan-Ann ArborTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
2Hillsdale College22%
(87)
680760660750
3Michigan State University48%
(4,384)
550650550670
4Hope College45%
(358)
550670550660
5Calvin University61%
(450)
560670560670
6Kettering University59%
(179)
570660570680
7Michigan Technological University70%
(1,032)
560660570675
8University of Detroit Mercy45%
(254)
530620530630
9University of Michigan-Dearborn58%
(633)
520640530660
10Northern Michigan UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Average51.00% 565.00666.25 565.00674.38

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

ACT Scores Comparison

The average ACT score of 25th percentile is 72 and 75th percentile is 91 for best schools in Michigan. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 27, the average ACT English score is 27, and the average ACT Math score is 27.
has the highest ACT scores of -1 and has the lowest ACT scores of 1,000,000 among best schools in Michigan. The following table compares ACT Scores between best schools in Michigan for academic year 2021-2022.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1University of Michigan-Ann ArborTest Scores are recommended to submit for applying to the school, but no data is available/reported.
2Hillsdale College38%
(151)
3034 27323335
3Michigan State University16%
(1,438)
2329 22302228
4Hope College19%
(153)
2431 23312329
5Calvin University24%
(179)
2430 22312429
6Kettering University17%
(52)
2531 23302530
7Michigan Technological University28%
(416)
2531 22312531
8University of Detroit Mercy12%
(68)
2229 22322328
9University of Michigan-Dearborn7%
(72)
2228 22292228
10Northern Michigan UniversityTest Scores Neither required nor recommended for applying to the school.
Average20.13% 24.3830.38 22.8830.75 24.6329.75

*Number of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

**Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking students submitting SAT scores.

125th Percentile: 25% of students scored at or below.

275th Percentile: 25% of students scored above.

Application Requirements

The following table list and compare the requirements when applying best schools in Michigan based on academic year 2021-2022 data.
Application Requirements Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
Rank NameHS GPAHS RankHS Record Prep. ProgramRec.Compe.SAT/ACTTOEFL
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
2 Hillsdale College
3 Michigan State University
4 Hope College
5 Calvin University
6 Kettering University
7 Michigan Technological University
8 University of Detroit Mercy
9 University of Michigan-Dearborn
10 Northern Michigan University

: Required : Considered but not Required : Recommended : Neither Required nor Recommended

  • HS GPA: High School or Secondary School GPA
  • HS Rank: High School or Secondary School Rank
  • HS Record: High School or Secondary School Record
  • Prep. Program: Completion of College Preparatory Program
  • Rec.: Recommendations
  • Comp.: Formal demonstration of competencies (e.g., portfolios, certificates of mastery, assessment instruments)
The ranking data is provided by CollegeEvaluator. We compare the schools that ranked top 10 in Michiganand in top 500 ranking for all colleges and universities in United States.