Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, USA
4.20 Average Rating

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a large public research institution in East Lansing, Michigan, and a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries. MSU is home to more than 200 areas of study through 17 degree-granting colleges, as well as beneficial research opportunities working alongside faculty. The 5,200-acre campus is home to the Spartans sports teams and upwards of 900 clubs and societies designed to enhance career prospects and socialize with peers. Outside of academia, students can enjoy the Abrams Planetarium, Horticulture Gardens, Broad Art Museum, and numerous events at the Breslin Student Center. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1213
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2019 January 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 March 31, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
50,351
Total Number of Undergrads
39,423
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,684
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,524
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,830
0
100
56%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
22%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,505
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Student Organizations
957
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
East Lansing
Chicago
Grand Rapids
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
93%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$53,600
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What Students Are Saying

4.20 Average Rating
michigan state had everything i was looking for in a university-challenging classes, all types of students, and a beautiful location to call home. as an undecided freshman, i appreciated the wide variety of available classes and majors. the 500+ student organizations offer opportunities for everyone to make friends and get involved in campus life.
Rachel from Ann Arbor, MI
This school is great at creating a small school feeling yet is still a large university. MSU is a school dedicated to its students success and opportunities. This school allows you to be you while experiencing a diverse student body.
Brittani from Plainwell, MI