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GPA for Applying to University of Michigan?

Just a regular junior here, curious about how much weight University of Michigan places on GPA. Like what's the ballpark GPA that most accepted students have? Thanks for the help! :)

9 days ago

The University of Michigan is a competitive school and they indeed pay a significant amount of attention to high school GPA when making admissions decisions. According to official statistics, the middle 50% range for GPAs of admitted students is typically between 3.8 - 4.0, on a weighted 4.0 scale. However, the higher the better, especially because it's a highly selective university - and quite a few students who are accepted have a GPA above 4.0.

Do keep in mind that while GPA is critically important, it's not the only factor UMich considers. Michigan uses a holistic review process, meaning they take into account things like your course rigor, extracurricular activities, essays, and letters of recommendation. So, while you want your GPA to be strong, you also want to make sure you present a well-rounded application.

Finally, be sure to include any Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses you've taken, as these classes boost your weighted GPA and demonstrate you're capable of college-level academics. This could provide a positive perspective of your academic performance.

Stay positive, work hard, and best of luck with your applications!

9 days ago

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