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Tips mention: Interview (0), ACT/SAT (46), Grades (67), Sports/Extracurriculars (30), College Essay (35)
When I applied, my SAT/ACT and GPA were rightOct 17 2005Political Science
When I applied, my SAT/ACT and GPA were right on the 50th percentile, so I had an average chance of getting in. Since then the averages have gone up and Umich has admitted to VERY large classes because of their new admissions formula. Basically, expect admission to get a lot harder in the future. For me, student activities and going to a prestigious high school I believe made the difference. If you can, by all means get the "hook-up". I know many kids who get in because their parents know someone in the admissions department, and I even know some admissions officers who practice this method.
ACT: 29 SAT: 1290 Male
To get into the university (out of state) tryOct 04 2005Math
To get into the university (out of state) try to get at least a 3.6 gpa and get decent scores on standardized tests.
SAT: 1410 Male
Hmm...for the essay, write something originalSep 22 2005English
Hmm...for the essay, write something original. That means, don't write about how your mom read to you when you were a kid (LSA hopefuls) or about how you played with legos (for all you aspiring engineers.)
ACT: 32 Female
Don't spend too much time on the entrance essayJul 25 2005Computer Science
Don't spend too much time on the entrance essay - it's only worth about 2% of getting into Michigan. GPA is the most important criterion - do well in your classes especially sophomore and junior year.
ACT: 30 Male
I had a great SAT score but mediocre GPAMay 16 2005Business - Management and Administration
I had a great SAT score but mediocre GPA. It was my essay that got me in, no doubt. It treaded the boundary between emotion and cliche, but I think it turned out well.
SAT: 1460 Male
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