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

Michigan State is one of the world's leading research universities. With highly ranked programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.

Minutes from Michigan's capital city of Lansing, East Lansing is a global community that hums with all of the diversity and culture you'd expect from a big college town.

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

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1100-1320
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$16,684/ 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
    $7,058/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,116/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,564/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,075/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,035/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.340 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.339 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
35,404Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 104 responses
Report
  • Spartans Stand Together
    46%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Open
    10%
  • Open, working, and capable
    10%
  • Most students just want to graduate.
    8%
  • Capable
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%

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.413 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.534 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 246 responses
Report
  • Spartans Will
    52%
  • Go Green, Go White
    15%
  • Go Green
    10%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    9%
  • 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
    79%
    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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    Michigan State University Reviews

    5,220 reviews
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    I am attending Michigan State University this fall! While on my visit to campus I met quite a few students and teachers who were all very pleasant to chat with and spanned a variety of cultures. I loved that the dorms are bigger than many other universities, I didn't feel claustrophobic like I did on other college tours. The dorms, while nice, can never live up to how beautiful the campus actually is on the outside! With green grass and stunning architecture, there is a place for everyone and everything on campus!
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    The academics, although challenging, are very rewarding. There are many opportunities to gain help either through office hours, TA/ULA assistance, tutors or help rooms. The campus, although large, is gorgeous in all seasons. The cafeteria food, while still being cafeteria food, is better than most campuses that I have visited!
    Michigan State University is one of the best state schools you can choose to attend. The campus is fantastic and allows for a very college focused experience. There are no big cities near you to remind you that the world is much larger. Michigan State University is a happy four year bubble that will teach you a lot about yourself. There are many different types of people and many activities on campus. Sports are phenomenal and campus pride is present. Most students are laid back however like any public school you will find drop outs and geniuses. There is a return on investment from this school and I believe no matter what degree you choose you can’t go wrong. Be smart, work hard, play hard, and GO GREEN!