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UM sets freshman application record for 10th year

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

The University of Michigan reviewed 55,500 applications for admission into its freshman class, a record number for a 10th consecutive year, officials said Monday.

The number of applications for the class, which begins courses Sept. 6, is up 7 percent from 51,761 last year, according to the university’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Last year’s number of applications was up 4 percent from the previous year.

The university also said as of May, more than 16,100 students have been offered admission to the university to yield a freshman class of about 6,600. Last year, UM offered admission to 13,584 potential students and 45 percent of them, or 6,071, enrolled in the fall.

Nearly 11,000 of this year’s total applications were submitted by Michigan residents and 4,511 have been offered admission, the undergraduate admissions office said.

In 2015, 10,094 applications were submitted by Michigan residents and 5,052 were offered admission, according to the university.

More than 35,000 applications were submitted by potential students living outside of Michigan and more than 8,700 of those came from applicants who live in other countries. The university offered admission to 10,815 of those applicants.

Last year, out-of-state applications totaled 41,667 applications and 20 percent of those students — or 8,333 — were offered admission.

More detailed enrollment numbers will be available after the university’s official student count is conducted in the third week of fall classes.

Resident students attending the University of Michigan will pay 3.9 percent, or $546 more, in tuition for 2016-17. The new rate means UM students will pay $14,402 in tuition and fees next school year. Meanwhile, out-of-state students’ tuition will increase 4.4 percent, boosting costs to $45,410 annually.

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