Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

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Tuition & Fees

$14,460

$39,766

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

16

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 34,663
Declined 10,763
Total Received 45,426
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Public

42,294

undergraduate students

13,112

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 55,406
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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5,200-acre, suburban campus in East Lansing (population: 48,844), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI
48824

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • A League of American Bicyclists "Bike Friendly University," Michigan State University has over 12 miles of biking trails and 20,000 bicycle parking spaces on campus.
  • Michigan State University was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan.
  • From 1862–1865, a student could pay $30 in fees to cover all four years of an undergraduate education at Michigan State University.
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
550
75th
660
25th
550
75th
30
25th
22
75th
28
25th
22
75th
29
25th
23

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

76%

acceptance rate

Accepted 34,663
Declined 10,763
Total Received 45,426

Admissions Factors

Required

Admission test scores
Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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
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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$11,721

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,460
Room $4,374
Board $6,148
Books & supplies $1,154
Total $26,136
Average Financial Aid - $11,721
Total with Avg. Aid $14,415

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $42,093,429
State $6,108,973
Institutional $99,632,202
Other external
Total $147,834,604

Non-need-based

Federal $2,473,261
State $163,200
Institutional $68,852,903
Other external $18,909,306
Total $90,398,670

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 517 353-5940
F: 517 432-1155
finaid@msu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

archery, badminton, baseball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cycling, fencing, figure skating, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

archery, badminton, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cycling, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, ice hockey, judo, karate, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

baseball, basketball, billiards, cross-country, cycling, fencing, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, skiing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Advertising.
African-American/Black Studies.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
Agricultural Economics.
Agricultural Engineering.
Agricultural Teacher Education.
Animal Sciences, General.
Anthropology, General.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Arabic Language and Literature.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art Teacher Education.
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, General.
Astrophysics.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Biochemistry.
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.
Biological and Physical Sciences.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biostatistics.
Botany/Plant Biology.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business Statistics.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business/Commerce, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Child Care Provider/Assistant.
Child Development.
Chinese Language and Literature.
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
Clinical/Medical Social Work.
Computational Mathematics.
Computational Science.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Conducting.
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician.
Construction Management, General.
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Curriculum and Instruction.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Economics, Other.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Educational Statistics and Research Methods.
Educational/Instructional Technology.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering Mechanics.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Entomology.
Environmental Biology.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Environmental Toxicology.
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering.
Environmental/Natural Resource Economics.
Environmental/Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism.
Environmental/Natural Resources Management and Policy, General.
Epidemiology.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family and Community Services.
Fashion/Apparel Design.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Forensic Science and Technology.
Forestry, General.
French Language and Literature.
Genetics, General.
Geographic Information Science and Cartography.
Geography.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health Communication.
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other.
Horticultural Science.
Hospitality Administration/Management, General.
Human Development and Family Studies, General.
Human Nutrition.
Human Resources Management and Services, Other.
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
Information Resources Management.
Information Technology Project Management.
Intellectual Property Law.
Interior Design.
International Relations and Affairs.
International/Globalization Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Journalism.
Keyboard Instruments.
Labor Studies.
Labor and Industrial Relations.
Large Animal/Food Animal and Equine Surgery and Medicine.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Linguistics.
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
Marketing Research.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mass Communication/Media Studies.
Materials Engineering.
Materials Science.
Mathematics Teacher Education.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Medical Science/Scientist.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Genetics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Pedagogy.
Music Performance, General.
Music Theory and Composition.
Music, General.
Musicology and Ethnomusicology.
Neuroscience.
Nursing Science.
Nutrition Sciences.
Operations Management and Supervision.
Organizational Behavior Studies.
Organizational Leadership.
Packaging Science.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Facilities Management, General.
Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physical Sciences, General.
Physics, General.
Physiology, General.
Plant Genetics.
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Law Studies.
Pre-Veterinary Studies.
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing.
Programs for Foreign Lawyers.
Psychology, General.
Psychology, Other.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public Relations/Image Management.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research Methodology and Quantitative Methods.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Russian Language and Literature.
School Psychology.
Science, Technology and Society.
Small/Companion Animal Surgery and Medicine.
Social Sciences, General.
Social Work.
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education.
Sociology, General.
Soil Science and Agronomy, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Statistics, General.
Sustainability Studies.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant.
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management.
Women's Studies.
Zoology/Animal Biology.
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Programs Offered

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

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

55,406

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

76%

42,294
students

Female
51%
21,442

Male
49%
20,852

24%

13,112
students

Female
57%
7,465

Male
43%
5,647

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

36,974
students

Female
51%
18,815

Male
49%
18,159

13%

5,320
students

Female
49%
2,627

Male
51%
2,693

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Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

0%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 104
Countries most often represented China
India
Malaysia
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
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