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Michigan State University
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  • 4 Year
  • EAST LANSING, MI

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A+
  6. Party Scene
    grade A+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade C+

About

220 TROWBRIDGE RD
EAST LANSING, MI 48824
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
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
83%
SAT Range
1100-1320
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$8,738 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,822 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 337 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 439 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 438 responses

Majors

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At MSU, you can create your own path that accommodates all of your interests (even if they change). Whether you’ve already discovered your passions or you still need time to explore, we provide the opportunities and resources to help you succeed. Not sure what to study? Explore majors and academic opportunities based on your career interest.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    57%
  • On Campus
    42%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
35,982 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,219
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 200 responses
  • Spartans Stand Together
    33%
  • Open, working, and capable
    20%
  • Dedicated
    16%
  • Most students just want to graduate.
    12%
  • Open
    6%
  • Capable
    5%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 513 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 634 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 346 responses
  • Spartans Will
    47%
  • Go Green, Go White
    17%
  • Go Green
    8%
  • It is what you make it
    8%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    8%
  • Spirited
    4%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 229 responses

Michigan State University Reviews

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