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Lake Superior State University
  • 4 Year
  • SAULT STE MARIE, MI

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Lake Superior State is a public university located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,295 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Lake Superior State acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 52% of students, Lake Superior State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,500.

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650 W EASTERDAY AVE
SAULT STE MARIE, MI 49783
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Lake Superior State University Rankings

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LSSU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1160
ACT Range
18-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,583 / 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
$10,820 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 28 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 38 responses
74%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 38 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    35%
  • On Campus
    61%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,295 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
360
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 29 responses
  • Yooper
    34%
  • Friendly
    24%
  • Outdoor person
    21%
  • Outdoorsman
    17%
  • Stressed
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 48 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 48 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
  • Cold
    31%
  • Personalized
    25%
  • Cozy
    16%
  • Home away from home
    9%
  • The best college in the Upper Penninsula
    9%
  • Financially Challenged
    3%
  • Innovative
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
52%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
95%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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