Michigan Admission Statistics 2012-2013
|Number of applicants to Michigan||42544|
|Michigan acceptance rate||37%|
|Percent admitted who enrolled||40%|
|Michigan SAT Scores|
|Critical Reading||610 700|
|Michigan ACT Scores|
|About these admission stats.|
Michigan Admission Requirements
The University of Michigan advises applicants that it employs a holistic admissions process that takes into account the individuality of each application.
Successful applicants to Michigan come from a wide variety of backgrounds and have an extensive range of academic and non-academic interests and achievements.
Michigan views the admissions process as “more art than science,” and it avoids imposing arbitrary minimum test scores or GPAs on applicants.
If you apply to Michigan, your application will be reviewed two or more times. The most important factors are past academic achievement and the potential for future academic achievement.
Since Michigan aims to admit an interesting and diverse freshman class each year, applicants are given the opportunity to draw attention to their own unique experiences and factors that might set them apart – including background about their community, family experience, and socioeconomic status.
History of University of Michigan
The University of Michigan has the greatest college fight song ever written. At least, this is what John Philip Sousa once proclaimed of its song “the Victors.” How can you not be impressed by that endorsement?
The origins of the University of Michigan can be traced back to 1817. At that time, it was based in Detroit. In 1837, the university moved its campus to its present location of Ann Arbor.
The Ann Arbor campus has grown from the 40 acres it occupied back in 1837 to the 712 acres it presently occupies.
The University of Michigan library system consists of nineteen individual libraries containing approximately 9.6 million volumes. That figure is estimated to be growing at a rate of 177,000 volumes a year. If you thought you were addicted to buying books (which you have nowhere to keep), perhaps you should think again.
Famous University of Michigan Alumni
President Gerald Ford once attended Michigan. And many well-known artists, writers, journalists, and actors are also Michigan alumni. These include Arthur Miller, Mike Wallace, Theodore Roethke, James Earl Jones, Lucy Liu and Selma Blair.
University of Michigan Campus
The University of Michigan consists of four areas linked by a shuttle service. These are the North, South, Central and Medical campuses.
The central campus is the oldest of Michigan’s campuses, dating back to 1837.
A number of the campus’ buildings are the products of the work of Albert Kahn, who designed them during roughly the first thirty years of the 20th century. These buildings – including the Burton Memorial Tower and Hill Auditorium – persist to this day.
On the central campus, you will find some of the main academic buildings. These include the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. In addition, the law and business schools are found on Michigan’s central campus.