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Admissions reviews more than 55,000 applications for fall of 2016

June 27, 2016

Admissions reviews more than 55,000 applications for fall of 2016

Topic: Campus News

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Michigan is beginning to welcome its class of 2020 at summer orientation.

U-M reviewed and processed 55,500 applications for admission in the freshman class that will begin classes this fall. Applications increased 7 percent from last year’s 51,761.

As of May, just more than 16,100 students were offered admission to yield a class of approximately 6,600 freshmen for an overall acceptance rate of 29 percent. More detailed enrollment numbers will be available following the official student count in the third week of classes in the fall.

This early snapshot of U-M admissions shows that of the 55,500 applications, 10,959 were submitted by in-state students with 4,511 being offered admissions for an acceptance rate of 42.4 percent.

From among the 35,783 applications submitted by students living in states other than Michigan and the 8,758 applicants living in other countries, 10,815 were offered admission for an out-of-state acceptance rate of 24.5 percent.

Incoming freshmen will come to campus throughout the summer for orientation sessions and to register for classes. The fall semester begins Sept. 6 on the Ann Arbor campus.


Mr. S
on 6/28/16 at 2:31 pm

The numbers actually add up to about 28%.

Steve S
on 6/29/16 at 11:26 am

Where is the acceptance rate for out of state and out of country applicants? Could it be that the acceptance rate for non-Americans is higher than both stats for those living in America??

Trudy Wittte
on 6/29/16 at 11:59 am

I am not sure who is doing the math here, but the In State acceptance rate is 41.16% not 42.4% as reported---sounds insignificant ---unless you were one of the approx 136 in state students that at a reported 42.4% admissions rate you would have gotten in; but at the actual 41.16% rate you were rejected.

ron rogers
on 10/06/16 at 6:16 am


Lance Cousins
on 1/19/17 at 9:01 am

State funding for U of M should be tied to the number of in-state students it accepts. The school shouldn't be allow to shut out in-state students, accept higher paying out of state students, and still accept state funding.

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