Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Overview

Address
School Websitewww.msu.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Michigan State University is a large public, 4-year college based in East Lansing, Michigan that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 33,129 students applied to Michigan State University. Of those students, 25,733 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Michigan State University was $14,460. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Michigan State University.

Michigan State University has a 80% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The Michigan State University acceptance rate is 78%. To put this into perspective, 25,733 of the 33,129 students who applied to Michigan State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Michigan State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Michigan State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,110 and 1,310. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Michigan State University was between 23 and 29 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Michigan State University as part of their application.

Annual Cost to Attend

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Michigan State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $14,460. Combined with fees of $0, room and board costs of $10,322, other expenses of $2,972 and the $1,108 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $28,862.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $39,766 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in Michigan State University to $54,168 for out-of-state students.

Students at Michigan State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Michigan State University was $5,380 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 22%.

Michigan State University Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio16:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Michigan State University.

Michigan State University has a good gender split, with 51% of undergraduates being female and 49% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Michigan residents; in fact, 78% of all students reside in Michigan. However, 14% of students come from out-of-state and 9% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Michigan State University is 16:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from Michigan State University to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 13% students enroll at Michigan State University part-time; the other 43,863 students enrolled full-time.

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