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  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
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    B
Lake Superior State is a public university located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,706 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Lake Superior State acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration, Nursing, and Fire Science and Fire Fighting. Graduating 44% of students, Lake Superior State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
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

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

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1070-1260
ACT Range
19-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,466/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,276/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,793/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,139/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,079/ year
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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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,706Undergrads
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 21 responses
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  • Yooper
    38%
  • Outdoor person
    24%
  • Friendly
    19%
  • Outdoorsman
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Cold
    41%
  • Personalized
    27%
  • Cozy
    14%
  • The best college in the Upper Penninsula
    9%
  • Financially Challenged
    5%
  • Innovative
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ 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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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.
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Grown in this area for years and finally attended the college after completing high school. Large, but not too large campus. Was overwhelming at first, but adjusting was very easy as my advisors and professors and friends I made along the way helped me love this college with all of my heart. There has been major changes to the campus from clubs to a new president. Fun activities to do on campus and sometimes off if you're the drinking age. Being close to Canada helps when you want to go see a movie since it's literally a block away to the International Bridge. I recommend not eating from the cafeteria, but the chefs have learned from past experiences to connect with the students more with suggestions and comments cards. Overall, great university with humble standards.
Lake Superior State University is an amazing college in Michigan if you are looking for a small but helpful school. LSSU allows most of it's undergraduates to work with technology (especially in the science field) that most graduates get to use. Not only that but they ask a senior research projects and allows many opportunities to work with professors to be published!