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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
91%
SAT Scores Range
880-1060
ACT Scores Range
19-25
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Lake Superior State University

Cost

Net Price
$10,356/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,368/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,157/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,477/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,156/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,524/ year

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
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,916Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Yooper
    44%
  • Outdoor person
    22%
  • Outdoorsman
    22%
  • Friendly
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
40%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Cold
    47%
  • Personalized
    26%
  • Cozy
    11%
  • Financially Challenged
    5%
  • Innovative
    5%
  • The best college in the Upper Penninsula
    5%

After Lake Superior State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Lake Superior State University Reviews

446 reviews
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I was fond of the class sizes, the teachers, and the students. I was, however, not thrilled with the atmosphere or the location. Yes, the location is favorable for wildlife research, but the school itself was not impressive. It is built from the skeleton of a military base, but that is exactly what it feels like. The buildings are all brick and square. As soon as I visited other colleges, I immediately was enchanted with their buildings and grounds compared to LSSU. My moral of this review is to apply if it has your specific major, but don't put it as your priority.
The dorms I've said in so far where nice, I liked my freshmen year dorm the best so far, I'll be a Junior in the Fall. The best option was my sophomore year dorm, the bathrooms weren't committal. The worst option in my opinion was Osborn small size, the rooms I thought were very small but they were still very nice! The social atmosphere is nice, its a small campus so you get to know everyone in your hall for the most part. Cost is decent at about $8,000 a year.
With all of the recent gun violence, it's sometimes difficult to really feel safe on any campus. That being said, I feel that LSSU has really gone the extra mile to ensure that their campus is safe for all students. I was especially impressed by the school's decision to create a mandatory online course regarding sexual assault/safety hazards. I've never been to a college that has openly addressed these serious issues before.