Is it better to apply directly to engineering or apply to LSA and switch to engineering at the University of Michigan?Answered
The acceptance rate is much higher for LSA than for the college of engineering, and I know of people who do apply to LSA and then switch majors.
I think that there's merit to both stances on the issue, personally, I am in the same situation and am choosing to apply to the College of Engineering. I chose this because I have been taking engineering classes throughout high school, am a leader and CAD designed for the robotics team, I've worked with my Dad in an engineering environment, and I've connected a system to the schools apiary that monitors its weight humidity and temperature cellularly. Because of this, I chose to apply at the college of engineering, as I think that my chances may be equal are elevated there due to my circumstances. If you have not had much prior experience like this, or another specific type situation like this, I would recommend applying to LSA as the acceptance rate there is higher on a statistical basis. Hope this helps.
There are actually engineering programs in both LSA and the College of Engineering - make sure to check the majors to see which fits your goals best!
Is a huge risk to not apply to selective major at competitive college. see if you can transfer in from a 3/2 program at community college instead or consider studying something else and going to engineering as a masters