The Selection Process

What kind of student will succeed at the University of Michigan?

You’ve undoubtedly come to this page to find out if you are admissible. While we certainly understand, please know that this process is only one part science. We don’t just plug your GPA and test scores into some calculator that will produce an instant decision.

We look at each student as a whole package, a combination of talents, interests, passions, and skills. In this way, we can look beyond grades and test scores to recruit the most dynamic group of students possible. A wide variety of backgrounds, intellectual passions, and interests make up the typical applicant. What they share is a drive to pursue academic excellence in a challenging and rewarding academic environment.

Before we review specific components of how to apply to the University, there are some big-picture elements we focus on in our selection process overview.

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