University of Michigan Admissions

The University of Michigan is a public research university that was founded in 1817 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Out of the 43,426 students, 27,979 are undergraduates, while the other 12,714 are postgraduate. The university is most famous for its  Law, Business, Public Policy, Public Health, Biology, and Natural science programs/degrees.

Official website: www.umich.edu

Admission To-Do List

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA
  • Personal statement
  • A statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  • Transcripts of your academic record
  • Department, degree, and concentration of interest
  • Home School Supplement (if applicable)
  • MELAB, TOEFL, or IELTS test scores are required of all speakers of English as a second language.
  • International School Supplement (if applicable)
  • Two University of Michigan Essays (essay details)
  • Common Application Essay
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Secondary School Report

Samples

Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words.)
Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose one of the communities to which you belong, and describe that community and your place within it. Essay #2 (Required for all applicants. 500 words maximum.)
Describe the unique qualities that attract you to the specific undergraduate College or School (including preferred admission and dual degree programs) to which you are applying at the University of Michigan. How would that curriculum support your interests? See more

Application Deadlines

January 7
Winter, Undergraduate
January 7
Winter, Graduate
May 5
Spring, Undergraduate
May 5
Spring, Graduate
June 25
Summer, Undergraduate
June 25
Summer, Graduate

Famous Graduates

Tony Fadell

Father of the iPod

Stanley Cohen

Biochemist & Nobel Prize Laurete

Advice on Personal Statement for University of Michigan Admissions

When writing the University of Michigan personal statement, it is important to know that there is no right or wrong answer. Make sure to read the question asked carefully and write an essay based on that question. Be authentic with what you write and help the readers to get to know you better. Don't write about your accomplishments because this is something that is already in your application. Try to get started on your essay as soon as possible. Many people wait to late and then rush through them. This is never a good idea.