Michigan State University: Ranking & Review

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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

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

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

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 Services 1,613 701 15 2,329
Health Professions and Related Programs 2 434 415 618 1,469
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1,147 65 13 1,225
Social Sciences 1,091 32 52 1,175
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 906 83 78 1,067
Engineering 778 60 60 898
Education 239 379 91 709
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 70 334 85 19 508
Psychology 359 23 17 399
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 350 28 8 386
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 279 30 2 311
Visual and Performing Arts 175 85 38 298
Physical Sciences 165 36 53 254
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 153 57 2 212
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 170 14 11 195
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 162 18 14 194
Natural Resources and Conservation 133 36 21 190
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 178 178
English Language and Literature & Letters 148 5 14 167
Mathematics and Statistics 112 28 17 157
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 78 57 3 138
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 97 10 16 123
Legal Professions and Studies 74 74
History 52 4 9 65
Architecture and Related Services 23 16 39
Philosophy and Religious Studies 16 3 4 23
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22 22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 10 10 20
Construction Trades 3 3
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 population10,000 - 50,000
Phone5173551855

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