U-M freshman applications for 2014-15 year set another record


For the eighth consecutive year, undergraduate applications rose to the highest number on record at the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus.

Prospective freshmen submitted 49,731 applications for academic year 2014-15, an increase of 6.3 percent over the previous year’s record of 46,775.

As of the first week of May, the university has made 15,985 offers of admission to the applicants, 6,795 of whom have paid the enrollment deposit. This represents a 42.5 percent yield rate, which is the number of students who pay deposits as a percentage of those who are offered admission.

“The superior resources and opportunities available at Michigan draw the state’s and the nation’s most qualified young scholars to Ann Arbor,” said Lester Monts, senior vice provost for academic affairs. “We are gratified by their decision to choose Michigan, and we look forward to the excitement for learning and potential for excellence they will contribute to the university community.”

Fall term 2014 freshman enrollment is projected to be consistent with 2013, which was approximately 6,200. Enrollment deposits do not directly correspond to final fall enrollment, because some students’ plans change over the summer. These are preliminary numbers; final enrollment figures will be available in October.

“It is an exciting responsibility to select each year’s incoming class from among the amazing field of applicants,” said Ted Spencer, associate vice provost and executive director of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. “It’s our job to choose those who will best complement U-M’s vibrant community of scholars. We have devised a rigorous, holistic review process that makes this possible.”


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