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Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

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Overview

Student Population
49,695
Michigan State University overview
Location East Lansing, Michigan
Online msu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Michigan State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 45,426 prospective students applied, and 34,663 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 8,389 enrolled in the school.  43,005 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,690 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $14,460 plus fees of $0. Michigan State is ranked 186 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
9/10
Value

Michigan State is rated within the top 31% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Michigan State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Michigan State University overview
SAT 1100/1300
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.74
Applications Accepted
76.3% 
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
$14,460
In State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,154
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Budget for Other Expenses$3,094
Total One Year Cost$29,230
Out of State Resident Tuition
$39,766
Out of State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,154
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Budget for Other Expenses$3,094
Total One Year Cost$54,536

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$60,000 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Michigan State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 17%
Social Sciences 11%
Communication 11%
Biology 9%
Health Professions 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171100 IPEDS survey data for Michigan State University.

Current students may use the Michigan State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.