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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 49.40% and the average admission yield (enrollment rate) is 31.11%.
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the tighest (lowest) acceptance rate of 22.91% and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor has the highest yield (enrollment rate) of 45.89% 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 2019-2020.
Admission Stats Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankName ApplicantsAdmittedEnrolledAcceptance RateEnrollment Rate
1 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor64,972 (33,697/31,275) 14,883 (6,987/7,896) 6,830 (3,318/3,512) 23% (21%/25%) 46% (47%/11%)
2 Hillsdale College1,593 (819/774) 769 (390/379) 343 (177/166) 48% (48%/49%) 45% (45%/21%)
3 Michigan State University44,322 (21,435/22,887) 31,522 (14,850/16,672) 8,801 (4,261/4,540) 71% (69%/73%) 28% (29%/20%)
4 Hope College3,748 (1,343/2,405) 3,211 (1,099/2,112) 689 (261/428) 86% (82%/88%) 21% (24%/18%)
5 Calvin University3,416 (1,523/1,893) 2,627 (1,168/1,459) 790 (375/415) 77% (77%/77%) 30% (32%/22%)
6 Kettering University2,262 (1,591/671) 1,651 (1,194/457) 346 (265/81) 73% (75%/68%) 21% (22%/12%)
7 Michigan Technological University5,978 (3,858/2,120) 4,442 (2,907/1,535) 1,301 (902/399) 74% (75%/72%) 29% (31%/19%)
8 University of Detroit Mercy4,358 (1,458/2,900) 3,377 (1,159/2,218) 530 (185/345) 77% (79%/76%) 16% (16%/12%)
9 University of Michigan-Dearborn6,470 (2,935/3,535) 4,009 (1,906/2,103) 1,015 (583/432) 62% (65%/59%) 25% (31%/12%)
10 Northern Michigan University7,677 (3,019/4,658) 5,035 (1,948/3,087) 1,610 (708/902) 66% (65%/66%) 32% (36%/19%)
Average14,480 (7,168/7,168)7,153 (3,361/3,792)2,226 (1,104/1,122)49.40% (46.9%/52.9%)31.11% (32.8%/29.6%)

SAT Scores Comparison

The average SAT score of 25th percentile is 1,147 and 75th percentile is 1,348 for best schools in Michigan. By subject, the average score of the SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing is 620 and the average SAT Math score is 628.
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 2019-2020.
SAT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
Evidence-Based Reading and WritingMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2
1University of Michigan-Ann Arbor63%
(4,315)
660740680790
2Hillsdale College40%
(138)
660740640730
3Michigan State University78%
(6,882)
550650550670
4Hope College76%
(521)
570660560670
5Calvin University75%
(586)
570670570690
6Kettering University89%
(308)
580660610700
7Michigan Technological University81%
(1,048)
580680590690
8University of Detroit Mercy71%
(378)
530620530630
9University of Michigan-Dearborn90%
(918)
540640530660
10Northern Michigan University76%
(1,209)
490600480590
Average73.90% 573.00666.00 574.00682.00

*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 71 and 75th percentile is 90 for best schools in Michigan. By subject, the average ACT Composite score is 27, the average ACT English score is 28, and the average ACT Math score is 26.
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 2019-2020.
ACT Score Comparison Between Best Schools In Michigan
RankNameSubmit%*
(Submit#**)
CompositeEnglishMath
25th 175th 225th 175th 2 25th 175th 2
1University of Michigan-Ann Arbor48%
(3,288)
3134 32352934
2Hillsdale College58%
(198)
2933 29352530
3Michigan State University38%
(3,336)
2329 23312328
4Hope College51%
(350)
2329 23312228
5Calvin University52%
(402)
2430 23332328
6Kettering University32%
(110)
2430 23312629
7Michigan Technological University41%
(528)
2530 24312630
8University of Detroit Mercy24%
(127)
2128 21292027
9University of Michigan-Dearborn25%
(252)
2229 22302028
10Northern Michigan University23%
(362)
2026 19251826
Average39.20% 24.2029.80 23.9031.10 23.2028.80

*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 2019-2020 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)
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