I have read numerous articles in the last few years stating that U-M keeps making it more difficult for in-state students to be accepted and attend U-M. They keep raising the standards for admissions and don't provide the financial aid necessary for in-state students from middle, working and lower class backgrounds to attend. Much of this is blamed on U-M's need to grab the out-of-state tuition due to only 8% of funding coming from state taxpayers. U-M now is only about 60% in-state students.
Over a hundred years ago, James Angell famously stated the University of Michigan vision: "an uncommon education for the common man."
Is Michigan losing the Angell vision? Are the Michigan men and women of today and the future going to be primarily from privileged backgrounds? Does this bother you or are you OK with it?