Michigan State University: Ranking & Review

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East Lansing
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United States
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World
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12430
Top 1%

Michigan State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate72%70%73%
Applicants36,14317,79818,345
Admissions25,86012,41013,450
Enrolled undergraduates8,3664,0684,298
Enrolled total (including graduate students)50,01924,19325,826

12,002 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,243 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores5,039
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
600
Math
610

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores4,772
Percent of students submitting ACT scores57%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
25

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $65. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Michigan State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$28,478$53,424
Off-campus$28,478$53,424
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,026 and other expenses per full academic year.

Michigan State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 18,000 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$15,375$40,024
Fees for full-time undergraduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$513$1,334
Tuition for Full-time graduates$17,436$34,260
Fees for full-time graduates$0$0
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$727$1,428

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,613701152,329
Health Professions and Related Programs24344156181,469
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1,14765131,225
Social Sciences1,09132521,175
Biological and Biomedical Sciences90683781,067
Engineering7786060898
Education23937991709
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences703348519508
Psychology3592317399
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies350288386
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields279302311
Visual and Performing Arts1758538298
Physical Sciences1653653254
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service153572212
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1701411195
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1621814194
Natural Resources and Conservation1333621190
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies178178
English Language and Literature & Letters148514167
Mathematics and Statistics1122817157
Public Administration and Social Service Professions78573138
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics971016123
Legal Professions and Studies7474
History524965
Architecture and Related Services231639
Philosophy and Religious Studies163423
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2222
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies101020
Construction Trades33
Grand Total759,2982,2701,18512,828

A total of 9,373 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Michigan State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 3,455 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate79%77%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 91%
  • Part-time retention rate - 65%

General info

Alternative namesState
MI State U
MI State University
MSU
Spartans
Founded1855
MottoAdvancing Knowledge. Transforming Lives.
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsgreen, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff12,063
Instructional FTE3,098
Research FTE533
Public Service FTE461
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemsu.edu
Address220 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, Michigan, 48824-1046
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population49,000
Phone5173551855

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