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Tuition & Fees

$14,062

$37,890

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
31%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
37%
500-599
33%
400-499
11%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
46%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
22%
12-17
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
57%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1
17

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,641
Declined + 12,839
Total Received 37,480
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Public

39,090

undergraduate students

11,254

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 1465
ACT 2032

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Michigan State University, founded in 1855, is a comprehensive, land-grant, public university. Its 5,315-acre campus is located in East Lansing, 80 miles northwest of Detroit.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 50,344
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AABI (Aviation Accreditation Board International)
•  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAFCS (American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  AARTS (Association of Advanced Rabbinical and Talmudic Schools)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ABHE (Association for Biblical Higher Education)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ACF (American Culinary Federation)
•  ACICS (Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  AOA (American Optometric Association)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APMA (American Podiatric Medical Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  ATS (Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCE (Council on Chiropractic Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CFA (CFA)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  CORE (Council on Rehabilitation Education)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  DEAC (Distance Education Accrediting Commission)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  JRCNMT (Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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East Lansing, MI

5,200-acre, suburban campus in East Lansing (population: 48,554), 90 miles from Detroit. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Detroit; smaller airport serves Lansing (eight miles). Public transportation serves campus and surrounding areas.

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, MI 48824

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
96%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
31 fraternities 12% of male students
 
19 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
30%
Top 1/4
68%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
6%
600-699
18%
500-599
35%
400-499
31%
300-399
10%
200-299
0
700-800
17%
600-699
37%
500-599
33%
400-499
11%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
18%
500-599
41%
400-499
31%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
46%
18-23
23%
12-17
3%
30-36
15%
24-29
57%
18-23
22%
12-17
6%
30-36
19%
24-29
57%
18-23
22%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Recommended
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Recommended

Moderately Selective

65%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24,641
Declined + 12,839
Total Received 37,480

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Standardized test scores

Important

Secondary school record

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

James Cotter
Director of Admissions
P: 517 355-8332
F: 517 353-1647
admis@msu.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,062
Room $4,020
Board $5,714
Books & supplies $1,076
Total $24,872
Average Financial Aid - $13,202
Total with Avg. Aid $11,670

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,202

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $41,067,751
State $3,983,773
Institutional $87,310,933
Other external
Total $132,362,457

Non-need-based

Federal $1,622,585
State $178,928
Institutional $53,610,894
Other external $22,714,156
Total $78,126,563

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
gymnastics
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big Ten Conference (NCAA Division I-FBS)
Mascot
Spartans
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Adult/Continuing Education
Advertising
African American/Black Studies
African-American Studies
African-American/Black Studies
Agribusiness
Agricultural Business/Management
Agricultural Communications/Journalism
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Mechanics/Equipment/Machine
Agricultural Operations
Agricultural Operations/Related Science
Agricultural/Biological Engineering
Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel/Textiles
Apparel/Textiles/Design
Applied Economics
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Art History/Criticism
Art Therapy
Arts/Humanities
Asian Studies
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Audiology/Speech Language Pathology
Audiology/Speech/Language Pathology
Biochemistry
Biochemistry/Physics/Molecular Biology
Biological/Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biosystems Engineering
Botany/Plant Biology
Botany/Plant Pathology
Business Administration/Management
Business/Commerce
Cell/Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Child Development
City/Urban/Community/Regional Planning
Civil Engineering
Classical Languages
Clinical Lab Science/Medical Technology
Clinical Psychology
Clinical/Medical Social Work
Communication Disorders
Communication Studies/Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Communication/Speech Communication/Rhetorical
Comparative Cultures/Politics
Computational Chemistry
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer/Information Science
Conducting
Construction Management
Counselor Education
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Design/Visual Communications
Diagnostic Molecular Sciences
Dietetics
Drama/Theatre Arts
Early Childhood Education
East Asian Language/Literature
Ecology/Evolution/Systematics/Population Biology
Economics
Education
Education/Instructional Media Design
Educational Evaluation/Research
Educational Leadership/Administration
Educational Psychology
Electronics/Communication Engineering
Electronics/Communications Engineer
Electronics/Communications Engineering
Elementary Education
Elementary/Middle School Education
Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
English Language/Literature
English/Language Arts Education
Entomology
Environmental Biology
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Design/Facilities Management
Environmental Health Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Toxicology
Epidemiology
European Studies
Experimental Pathology
Family Studies
Family/Community Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Fisheries/Wildlife/Wetlands
Fisheries/Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Management
Fishing/Fisheries Science
Food Safety
Food Science
Forensic Science
Forestry
French Language/Literature
General Science
Genetics
Genomics/Molecular Genetics
Geographic Information Science
Geography
Geology/Earth Science
Geophysics/Seismology
German Language/Literature
German Languages/Literature
Global/Area Studies
Health Communication
Higher Education
Hispanic American/Puerto Rican/Chicano Studies
History
History Teacher Education
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Relations
Information Resources Management
Information Studies/Media
Interior Design
International Relations/Affairs
International/Global Studies
Jazz
Jazz Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Labor Studies
Labor/Industrial Relations
Landscape Architecture
Large Animal/Food Animal/Equine Surgery
Law
Legal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics/Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Innovations
Marketing Management
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mass Communications/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts/Technology
Media Communications
Media/Communications Technology
Medicine
Microbiology
Molecular Genetics
Music
Music Education
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory/Composition
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
Natural Resource Economics
Natural Resource Management
Natural Resources Management/Policy
Neuroscience
Nurse Practitioner
Nursing
Nursing Science
Nursing/R.N.
Nutrition/Science
Operations Management/Supervision
Organizational Behavior
Osteopathic Medicine
Packaging
Park/Recreation/Leisure Studies
Parks/Recreation/Leisure Facilities Management
Pathology
Pedagogy
Pharmacology/Toxicology
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physical Science
Physical Sciences
Physics
Physiology
Plant Breeding/Genetics
Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics
Plant Genetics
Plant Pathology
Plant Protection/Pest Management
Political Science/Government
Political Theory/Constitutional Democracy
Pre-Law
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Professional Writing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy
Public Policy Analysis
Public Relations/Image Management
Quantitative Biology
Radio/Television
Reading Teacher Education
Religion/Religious Studies
Restaurant/Food Service Management
Russian Language/Literature
Russian Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Science Teacher Education
Science Technology/Society
Secondary Education
Secondary School Administration
Small Animal Surgery/Medicine
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science/Agronomy
Spanish Language/Literature
Special Education
Special Education/Learning Disabilities
Special Education/Visual Impairment
Speech/Rhetorical Studies
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
TESOL
Technical/Business Writing
Technology Systems Management
Telecommunication
Theatre
Theatre/Theatre Arts
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Technician/Assistant
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Wildlife/Wildlands Science/Management
Women's Studies
Youth Development
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Undergraduate

78%

39,090
students

Female
51%
19,778

Male
49%
19,312

Graduate

22%

11,254
students

Female
56%
6,261

Male
44%
4,993

undergraduateFull-time

90%

35,447
students

Female
52%
18,132

Male
48%
17,315

undergraduatePart-time

10%

3,643
students

Female
46%
1,646

Male
54%
1,997

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

41%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 99
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Patricia Croom
Associate Director, International Admissions
517 884-6062
croom@msu.edu

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