Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI, USA
4.20 Average Rating

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a public institution in East Lansing and the first land-grant university in the nation. MSU confers degrees in over 200 academic fields of study and is home to the first Scientific Agriculture program in the United States. Additionally, MSU is one of the nation’s largest universities in terms of enrollment and houses the world’s largest residence hall system. For ecologically-minded students, MSU is a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange and hosts one of the nation’s only student-run organic farms as well as a solar car racing team.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
70%
Out of State Students
13%
0
100
72%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1159
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 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
50,019
Total Number of Undergrads
38,996
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • 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
53%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
16:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,684
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$14,522
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,827
0
100
62%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,466
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
900
Size of Town
City: Small
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Detroit
East Lansing
Chicago
Grand Rapids
New York
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

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