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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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-
About Lake Superior State University...
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
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
58%
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$12,220/ 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
$9,645/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.31 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.31 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,706Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
257
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Yooper
    33%
  • Friendly
    21%
  • Outdoor person
    21%
  • Outdoorsman
    17%
  • Diverse
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
44%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.41 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Cold
    36%
  • Personalized
    32%
  • Cozy
    12%
  • The best college in the Upper Penninsula
    8%
  • Financially Challenged
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • Innovative
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $37,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    44%
    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
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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!
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    I am a freshman this year, and I have had such an incredible experience already. The professors are extremely helpful and actually teach both lectures and labs unlike other universities, and therefore, it can give the students one-on-one time with their professors. The Lake State environment is indescribable with how much the professors push their students to success. It is very encouraging as a Lake State student knowing that everyone has the same potential to succeed. In addition, Lake State has many hands-on opportunities, unlike other universities, that helps students understand theories and concepts. The labs really aid students in gasping all the knowledge that they can while providing the students with outstanding hands-on applications.
    The professors are very welcoming and helpful. One of the worst things about the university is the weather, and lack of plowing and deicing at some points. It seems like a very friendly university with a diverse range of programs to choose from. There are plenty of programs and evens to go to, from sporting events to movie nights, and craft nights, there is an event for everyone. Also, there are plenty of resources for students to succeed in their classes, if you're struggling, there's free tutoring and all of the staff are very helpful. There are also tons of perks from becoming a student, anything from free tickets to sporting events, to free access to the SAC, and discounts to the majority of the businesses in the area.