Tuition & Fees

$12,090

$17,898

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
53%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
24%
18-23
42%
12-17
19%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
27%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
16%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 661
Declined + 519
Total Received 1,180
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Public

1,963

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/fire Science
  2. Business/economics/legal Studies
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 1421
ACT 2031

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Location

School Facts

Lake Superior State University, founded in 1946, is a public coeducational institution. Its 115-acre campus is located in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 1,963
Established in 1946
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AMA/AAMC/LCME (American Medical Association/Association of American Medical Colleges/Liaison Committee on Medical Education)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NEHSPAC (National Environmental Health Science & Protection Accreditation Council)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

115-acre campus in Sault Ste. Marie (population: 13,704); branch campuses in Dearborn, Escanaba, Gaylord, and Petosky.

Lake Superior State University
650 West Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
37%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
20%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
25%
500-599
49%
400-499
22%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
16%
500-599
53%
400-499
27%
300-399
3%
30-36
11%
24-29
24%
18-23
42%
12-17
19%
6-11
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
34%
18-23
37%
12-17
27%
30-36
4%
24-29
33%
18-23
47%
12-17
16%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
rolling
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 661
Declined + 519
Total Received 1,180

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Lauren Paitson
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 888 800-LSSU, option 1
F: 906 635-6696
admissions@lssu.edu

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 888 800-LSSU, option 3
F: 906 635-6669
finaid@lssu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Deborah J. Faust
Assistanat Vice President for Enrollment Management
dfaust@lssu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Hockey, Kuk Sool Won, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Boxing, Hockey, Kuk Sool Won, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Basketball, Broomball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Stickball, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Walleyball

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Athletic Directors

David Paitson (men's)
Athletics Director
email

Jennifer Constantino (women's)
Compliance Officer/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Central Collegiate Hockey Association
Mascot
Seamore the Seaduck
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Administration/Entrepreneurship
Business Administration/International Business
Business Administration/Management
Business Administration/Marketing
Chemical Technology
Chemistry
Communication
Computer Engineering
Computer Networking
Computer Science
Conservation Biology
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice/Corrections
Criminal Justice/Homeland Security
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Early Childhood Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/Special Education
English Literature/Language
Environmental Health
Environmental Science
Finance/Economics
Fire Science
Fire Science/Generalist
Fish Health
Fisheries/Wildlife Management
Forensic Chemistry
General Engineering
General Engineering Technology
General Studies
Geology
Health Fitness Specialist
Health Studies
History
Individualized Studies
Internet Network Specialist
Kinesiology
Language Arts
Liberal Arts
Literature
Literature/Creative Writing
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marine Technology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Laboratory Science
Natural Resources Technology
Nursing
Paramedic Technology
Parks/Recreation
Physical Science
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Veterinary
Psychology
Secondary Education
Small Business Administration
Social Science
Social Work
Sociology
Substance Abuse Prevention/Treatment
Technical Accounting
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice/fire Science
  2. Business/economics/legal Studies
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,963

total students

94%

in-state

6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,963
students

Female
52%
1,015

Male
48%
948

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,706
students

Female
51%
864

Male
49%
842

14%

257
students

Female
59%
151

Male
41%
106

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
78%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

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) Recommended of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

Lauren Paitson
Interim Director of Admissions
906 635-2693
lpaitson@lssu.edu

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