Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

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Undergrad

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

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is a comprehensive, land-grant, public institution. Its 5,300-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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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Michigan State University
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, MI
48824

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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-preparatory 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

Scholarships

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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 yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Ice hockey yes
Rowing yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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

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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 transferred

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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