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GPA for admission to University of Michigan?

Hello, I'm a student from a pretty competitive high school thinking about applying to UMich next year. What's the typical GPA for students admitted to University of Michigan? Is there any leniency if I have a strong overall application other than my grades?

20 days ago

The University of Michigan is a highly competitive school, and admitted students typically have high GPAs. The average GPA for the middle 50% of admitted students is 3.9 to 4.0, according to the latest data. However, it's important to note that this is an average, so there are students who were admitted with GPA's below and above this range.

When looking at a student's GPA, UMich, like many top-tier institutions, considers it within the context of their school's offerings and rigor. If your school offers honors, AP or IB courses and you have taken them, lower grades in those courses can potentially be seen as equivalent to higher grades in regular level courses because they are more rigorous.

In reference to your question about leniency, your application is reviewed with a holistic approach. This means they are considering all components of your application—not just your academic profile (GPA and test scores), but also your extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and essays. If the other parts of your application are strong, particularly your essays and involvements outside of academics, it may help offset a lower GPA.

Still, academic performance is a key factor in the admissions decisions at UMich, so do your best to keep your grades up, aim to be consistent or improve your grades over time, and you might want to check with your guidance counselor for further advice based on your individual circumstances. Good luck!

20 days ago

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