A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
Michigan State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Website

Michigan 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
66%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$14,970/ 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
    $6,665/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,416/ year
  • $49-75k
    $18,143/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,871/ year
  • $110k+
    $24,846/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.307 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.325 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.324 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
35,447Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Spartans Stand Together
    51%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Most students just want to graduate.
    10%
  • Open
    10%
  • Open, working, and capable
    6%
  • Capable
    4%
  • Diverse
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.398 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.519 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 231 responses
Report
  • Spartans Will
    52%
  • Go Green, Go White
    14%
  • Go Green
    10%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    8%
  • Spirited
    5%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    3%
  • It is what you make it
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.217 responses
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Heyyyyy, so let me tell you about MSU! Michigan State overall is a great school. The campus is very beautiful and spacious. The professors are nice and “most”of them genuinely care about you and how you perform in the classes. The food is okay nothing special, it gets very repetitive. The buses are pretty good, sometimes late but usually on time. Everyone on campus is overall pretty. Although their are sometimes some racial problems, that’s with every school. Overall MSU is a great school and should be one of your top choices!
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Michigan State's campus is very nice, with some older buildings scattered around and the Red Cedar River that flows through the middle of campus. There are a lot of places to study around campus, whether its by the river, in the library, or in one of many grass filled lots behind some of the buildings. The professors that i had for my freshman year were all pretty good. The classes at Michigan State do challenge you and require you to do a lot of homework and studying. I'd say one of my favorite parts of Michigan State are the people. Michigan State has a very diverse campus. The night life and weekends are also fun, Grand River is usually very active on the weekends and so are the houses behind it!
My senior year of high school I was very stressed out about committing to a school. I was so unsure of if I would end up regretting my decision and wasting thousands of dollars. I picked MSU because they have a highly acclaimed program in my major. I am currently in my sophomore year here and I couldn't be happier with my choice. My classes are interesting yet challenging and my passion for my major has only grown through opportunities to get experience in my major during my freshman and sophomore years! I've chosen to live on campus the first two years and while the dorms are meh, the RAs have always been very helpful and I've made so many friends who live on my floor. Getting a job was very important to me and I got hired before I even started. I am always shocked with the number of clubs on campus - this is totally cliche but there really is something for everyone here! I would honestly recommend Michigan State University to anyone looking for a bigger (but not too big) school!