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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
650 W Easterday Ave
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
From Lake Superior State University

Our historic campus is located in Sault Sainte Marie, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (" the U.P."). Surrounded by three Great Lakes and millions of acres of forest, our backyard offers the perfect laboratory for study and countless recreational opportunities for the outdoor adventurer. Students who do well at LSSU appreciate nature, take time to study, and try new things. Our faculty prides itself on knowing their students both in and out of the classroom. Seeing you succeed in the classroom and life is why they teach. With over 65 degree programs, you'll find the right path to ensure a successful career. If you want confidence entering your career, enjoy the outdoors, and professors who know you by name, then LSSU may be the right choice for you. Visit us online to schedule a campus tour or apply today.

Lake Superior State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
63%
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,272/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,009/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.34 responses

Majors

Cannabis Chemistry at LSSU

Cannabis Chemistry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States, outpacing technology and health care jobs! LSSU is the first university to offer this degree. Combining a mix of core curriculum chemistry with cutting-edge cannabis courses, you’ll gain a truly unique career-focused education.

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,669Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
322
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Yooper
    38%
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Outdoor person
    21%
  • Outdoorsman
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
45%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.44 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.44 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 28 responses
Report
  • Cold
    36%
  • Personalized
    29%
  • Cozy
    11%
  • Home away from home
    7%
  • The best college in the Upper Penninsula
    7%
  • Financially Challenged
    4%
  • Innovative
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    54%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    94%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

    Lake Superior State University Reviews

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    Lake State has an amazing small campus feel. It's possible to get to class from any of the dorms in just five minutes! (If you're determined enough. Ten is more accurate, but speedwalking into class can be really fun!)
    All of the professors are amazing and really know their stuff. They are often available and it's possible to form a really close relationship with them. The professors are also super passionate about what they're teaching, which makes a huge difference when you're trying to learn a hard subject.
    It's also really easy to make friends on campus. There's clubs, sports, Greek life, intramurals, and you get to know your classmates in general! There is no way to walk across campus without running into at least one person you know.
    Don't let the snow deter you, this is a great place to go to school and make life-long friends!
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    Lake Superior State University is a great choice if you are looking for an affordable campus and tuition! I love this campus not only because it's beautiful, but because it is a close knit community. you know not just faces, but names of almost every individual within your program. There is a lot of one on one interactions with faculty and classmates that make it incredibly easy to acheive your goals and be successful!
    The biggest factor drawing me to LSSU was their professor-to-student ratio. They are one of the smallest public universities and I think this has had the largest positive influence during my time here. The one-on-one time with my professors has improved my coursework as well as allowing me to create close relationships with these professionals that will last indefinitely!