Lake Superior State University Rankings

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In the World#3009 of 14178
In North America#906 of 2629
In the United States#835 of 2528
In Michigan#23 of 62
In Sault Ste. Marie#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
57%
Average SAT
1070
Average ACT
22
Aid receiving
96%
Undergraduates
1,984
Male:Female Ratio
45:55
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
lssu.edu

Lake Superior State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate57%62%54%
Applicants1,7026341,068
Admissions974394580
Freshmen enrolled full time310146164
Freshmen enrolled part time945

292 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

41 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
259 or 84%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 970
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Lake Superior State University are 970-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
65 or 21%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 19
or below

75% of them
had 25
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Lake Superior State University are 19-25 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1586 (85%)
Nonresident Alien69 (4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native63 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown55 (3%)
Hispanic45 (2%)
Black or African American31 (2%)
Asian19 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,539
Students receiving aid
96%

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$12,000
Tuition in-state$12,000
Tuition out-of-state$12,000
Fee in-district$255
Fee in-state$255
Fee out-of-state$255

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity978
Combined charge for room and board$10,230

Lake Superior State University Majors

MajorAssociate's degreeBachelor's
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration1733
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse42
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management37
General Studies218
Fire Science & Fire-fighting517
Homeland Security165
Kinesiology and Exercise Science21
Accounting21
Early Childhood Education and Teaching415
Psychology, General15
Mechanical Engineering15
Business Administration and Management, General14
Biology & Biological Sciences, General14
Health and Physical Education & Fitness, General13
Natural Resources & Conservation, General11
Finance, General11
Business & Commerce, General46
Conservation Biology10
Political Science and Government, General10
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies9
Computer Science27
Environmental Science8
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications8
Marketing & Marketing Management, General7
Manufacturing Engineering Technology & Technician33
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General6
Corrections41
Biochemistry5
Organizational Communication, General5
Chemistry, Other5
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic)4
Mathematics, General4
Athletic Training & Trainer4
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies4
Chemistry, General3
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other3
International Business & Trade & Commerce3
History, General3
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management3
Elementary Education and Teaching3
Electrical and Electronics Engineering3
Social Work2
Web & Multimedia Management and Webmaster2
Creative Writing2
Clinical Laboratory Science & Medical Technology & Technologist2
Computer Engineering, General2
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling1
Engineering Technology, General1
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology & Technician1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education1
Criminalistics and Criminal Science1
General Literature1
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other1
Grand Total122393
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate51%52%49%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
366
Citations
6,711

Publication count by topic

Biology
91
Mathematics
56
Chemistry
30
Environmental science
28
Psychology
26
Engineering
23
Geology
21
Medicine
19
Geography
17
Computer science
13
Materials science
9
Sociology
7
Business
5
Economics
4
Political science
4
Physics
2
Philosophy
1
History
1
Art
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Geology1705548
Environmental science2022854
Geography2540198
Chemistry27632,013
Mathematics2999476
Engineering3025284
Biology33291,034
Sociology362929
Computer science3677360
Psychology4037178
Medicine4273230
Political science44786
Materials science448584
Economics48615
Physics48698
Business500210

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199424
199558
199625
199769
1998310
1999112
2000114
2001341
2002740
20031040
20041760
2005992
20061692
200712134
200819132
200913163
201017223
201125337
201210365
201316408
201417479
201513499
201620594
201729604
201821585
201935664
202024688

General info

Alternative namesLSSU
Founded1946
WikipediaLake Superior State University
MottoBelieve in Blue. Redefining the Classroom.
Colorsroyal blue, gold
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (May-August)
Total FTE staff347
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, 49783
United States
City population14,000
Phone9066326841
Fax+1 (906) 635 6696

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