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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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
40%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
17%
600-699
38%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
23%
24-29
48%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,522
Declined 12,800
Total Received 44,322
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Public

39,176

undergraduate students

10,633

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 49,809
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Detroit
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Capital Region International

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing
48824

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Football Games in Spartan Stadium
  • Basketball Games in Breslin Center
  • Homecoming Festivities

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
65%
Top 1/2
93%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
44%
500-599
40%
400-499
5%
300-399
0
700-800
17%
600-699
38%
500-599
37%
400-499
6%
300-399
0
30-36
23%
24-29
48%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.75

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 31,522
Declined 12,800
Total Received 44,322

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
interview
class rank
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $14,460
Room & board $10,522
Books & supplies $1,134
Other fees $2,576
Total $28,692

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Ice hockey
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Racquetball, Riflery, Sand volleyball, Squash, Table tennis, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Racquetball, Riflery, Sand volleyball, Squash, Table tennis, Water polo

Club Sports Men

Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Women

Rugby, Ultimate frisbee

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textiles, General
Arabic Language and Literature
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Astrophysics
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chemistry, General
Child Development
Chinese Language and Literature
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Civil Engineering, General
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Communication, General
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Teacher Education
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Dietetics/Dietitian
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Entomology
Environmental Biology
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
Family and Community Services
Fashion/Apparel Design
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Food Science
Food Service, Waiter/Waitress, and Dining Room Management/Manager
Forestry, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Geography
Geography Teacher Education
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Information Resources Management
Information Technology Project Management
Interior Design
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Journalism
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Materials Engineering
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Microbiology, General
Molecular Genetics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Natural Resource Economics
Neuroscience
Nursing Practice
Nutrition Sciences
Packaging Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physical Sciences
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Reading Teacher Education
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Textile Science
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

49,809

total students

85.6%

in-state

14.4%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

79%

39,176
students

Female
51%
19,824

Male
49%
19,352

21%

10,633
students

Female
57%
6,058

Male
43%
4,575

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

35,722
students

Female
51%
18,192

Male
49%
17,530

9%

3,454
students

Female
48%
1,632

Male
52%
1,822

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 56%
Student 5 year graduation rate 22%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
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

1,266

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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