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Acceptance Rate 62.59%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 26.77%
Applicants 302,982
Admitted 189,623
Enrolled 50,769

Applying To Michigan Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 62.59% at Michigan colleges and universities where total 302,982 students have applied and 189,623 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $58.86 and the graduate application fees is $49.35. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Michigan colleges.
General Admission Information of Michigan Colleges
Open Admission Policy108 out of 171 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 58.86
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 49.35
Average Acceptance Rate62.59%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)26.77%
Average Test Scores1,130 SAT / 70 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 302,982 students (136,902 men and 165,792 women) applied to and 189,623 (81,519 men and 107,972 women) students were accepted to admit Michigan Colleges. Among them, 23,505 men and 27,262 women were enrolled into Michigan schools. The average acceptance rate is 62.59% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 26.77%. The table below shows the Michigan colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Michigan Colleges (2020-2021)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants302,982136,902165,792
Admitted189,62381,519107,972
Enrolled50,76923,50527,262
Acceptance Rate 62.59% 59.55% 65.12%
Enrollment Ratio 26.77% 28.83% 25.25%
[Chart]Michigan Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Michigan college, 38,623 students (80.61% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 15,587 students (29.97%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,238 and 25th percentile score is 1,023. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 80 and 25th percentile score is 61. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Michigan colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Michigan Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing513.89620.56
SAT Math508.61617.08
ACT Composite20.8126.69
ACT Math19.5626.11
ACT English20.2527.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Michigan Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Michigan Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Michigan Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Michigan State, 82 schools use semester calendar systems and 12 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester82 out of 171 schools
Quarter12 out of 171 schools
Trimester2 out of 171 schools
Four-one-four plan2 out of 171 schools
Other academic year2 out of 171 schools
Differs by program13 out of 171 schools
Continuous54 out of 171 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 171 schools
Next table describes credits that Michigan colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits78 out of 171 schools
Credits for Life Experiences56 out of 171 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits79 out of 171 schools
Credit for Military Training67 out of 171 schools

Application Requirements

43 Michigan schools require High School GPA and 42 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 34 Michigan colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Michigan colleges.
Admission Checklist for Michigan Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA430
High School Rank218
High School Record (or Transcript)423
Completion of College Preparatory Program1325
Recommendations910
Formal Demonstration of Competencies65
Admission Test Scores347
TOEFL346
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)21