Skip to Main Content
Michigan State University
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • EAST LANSING, MI

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Refer to our website to find information about some adjustments that we've made at MSU to account for the impact of COVID-19. The MSU Office of Admissions will continue posting updates as things develop. Learn More

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 B minus

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.

Upcoming Events

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
71%
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

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$16,579 / 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
$12,200 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 369 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 368 responses

Majors

Arts and humanities

If you want a small college experience —and all the resources and opportunities of a big university—consider applying to MSU's Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). In RCAH, students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects—from art to history, from social justice to music production, and everything in between.

Online

Online Programs Offered
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
    26%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
35,722 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,454
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 129 responses
  • Spartans Stand Together
    42%
  • Dedicated
    16%
  • Open, working, and capable
    14%
  • Most students just want to graduate.
    9%
  • Open
    8%
  • Capable
    5%
  • Stressed
    5%

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. 442 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 563 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 275 responses
  • Spartans Will
    51%
  • Go Green, Go White
    15%
  • Go Green
    9%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    8%
  • It is what you make it
    5%
  • Spirited
    5%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    3%

Instagram Posts

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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

Michigan State University Reviews

Rating 3.86 out of 5  5,695 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of Michigan State University
Rate It!
Rating 4 out of 5  
Rating 5 out of 5  

Add to List