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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.

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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.342 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.341 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 106 responses
Report
  • Spartans Stand Together
    45%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Open
    9%
  • Open, working, and capable
    9%
  • Most students just want to graduate.
    8%
  • Capable
    4%
  • Diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.415 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.536 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 248 responses
Report
  • Spartans Will
    51%
  • Go Green, Go White
    15%
  • Go Green
    10%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    9%
  • Spirited
    5%
  • It is what you make it
    3%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    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

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    Michigan State was a great university that offered a lot for many different types of students. If you like the big college feel and are outgoing, MSU has room for you. If you like smaller classrooms and a more tight knit feel, the residential colleges provide that environment. The only issue has been the recent allegations about Larry Nasser as well as the treatment of rape allegations. Changes obviously need to be made, and they are working on it, but more needs to be done - especially in a more transparent method. We shall see what the outcome is, but I still really love MSU!
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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!
    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!