2018 Top Public Universities in MichiganAbout this List

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  1. Lake Superior State University

    • 4 Year
    • Sault Ste Marie, MI
    • 453

    Recent Alumnus: I enjoyed my time here for the most part. The instructors were nice and knew their students by first name basis. The school is small and personable. I transferred here from Northern Michigan University and I do not regret it one bit. The biggest thing I would change about this school is the administration and other higher position holders who refuse to embrace change or modernization in anyway. Nobody wants the school to get with the times or do anything new. Everyone is stuck in their old ways and refuse to listen to fresh ideas, therefore nothing gets down and the school remains the same and enrollment continues to plummet. I do however praise the new president of the University, Thomas Pleger. He is certainly open to new ideas. He is easily relatable and makes has a presence around campus. The first time I met him, (his first week moving to this school during the summer), I had no idea he was even the new president. He was a much younger man than one would typically associate with a university president. He was in the gym working out like any other student or staff member. I spoke to him for nearly 15 minutes before he introduced whom he was. I had attended the university for 3 years previous and couldnt tell you what the former president looked like. I applaud Tom for all of his hard work during his first year on campus. He definitely seems to have the universities best interest in his goals and is willing to consider new ideas and embrace change. Also, not sure why it seems to be a reoccurring theme at this school, and off topic but the Track and Field coaches are always arrogant assholes who are extremely passive aggressive like to cause trouble.
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    • B-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 91% Acceptance Rate
    • $11,030 Net Price
    • 860-1060 SAT Range
2018 Top Public Universities in Michigan