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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  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
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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
91%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1060
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$11,030/ 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
    $6,679/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,672/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,494/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,806/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,880/ 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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,811Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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 is a small campus, very easy to get around. But this means you'll meet more people and connect with the professors more. The town is small too so it's not too bad finding somewhere to go, especially bring right on the border!
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My experience at Lake Superior State University was incredible, all of the staff are extremely kind as well as the students. LSSU is a place where an incoming freshman can feel welcome and accepted to a new environment. While on campus, I witnessed students having a friendly snowball fight and got to speak with the professors that will be instructing me in the fall. Not only are they all warm hearted people, they took the time to learn my name.
I love that Lake State is a small campus. You don't have to travel the whole city for classes and since there are less students you can work with professors one-on-one more easily. I've had my share of annoyances with the way some professors are or how the university my have handled certain situations, but overall I wouldn't want to have gone to college anywhere else.