Academic profile of fall 2016 admitted freshman applicants by college

This table provides a general overview of the middle 50 percentile high school rank and standardized test scores of freshman applicants admitted for fall 2016. Overall, the middle 50 percent of students admitted for fall 2016 scored between a 27 and 32 on the ACT, between an 1850 and 2110 on the SAT, and had a high school rank percentile between 82 and 97.

The data presented in the table are a composite picture of admitted freshman applicants by college; they are not admission criteria. Admission decisions are based on an individual, overall assessment of each application. Applicants are first considered for admission to the colleges listed in their application, in the order in which they are listed. Then, applicants are automatically considered for other U of M freshman-admitting colleges that may be a good match with their academic interests and preparation. For complete information on our application review factors, please see our admissions overview.

  Biological Sciences Design Education & Human Development Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences Liberal Arts Management (Carlson School of) Science and Engineering
High School Rank
High School Rank (if provided) - Range of the Middle 50 Percentile of Admitted Freshmen 90 - 99% 75 - 92% 78 - 94% 76 - 93% 78 - 94% 87 - 97% 93 - 99%
ACT Composite
ACT Composite Score 29 - 32 25 - 29 23 - 28 25 - 29 26 - 30 28 - 32 30 - 34
SAT Total
New SAT
(estimated score out of 1600)
1280 - 1440 1185 - 1360 1160 - 1310 1160 - 1320 1210 - 1370 1260 - 1410 1360 - 1490
Old SAT
(score out of 2400)
1910 - 2160 1750 - 1990 1740 - 1963 1740 - 1965 1800 - 2040 1890 - 2110 2010 - 2220

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