Michigan State University Comparison

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Michigan State
Location East Lansing, MI
Setting Rural Fringe
Enrollment 49,695
Type Public 4 Year
National Ranking #187
Religious Affiliation -
Status Non-profit
Website msu.edu
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Michigan State
Tuition (In State) $14,460
Tuition (Out of State) $39,766
Room & Board $10,522
Avg Net Price $16,655
Avg Grant Aid $12,786
% Receiving Grant Aid 67%


Michigan State
Applied 45,426
Admitted 34,663
Acceptance Rate 76.3%
Enrolled % 24.2%
Avg High School GPA 3.74
Typical High School Grades A-
Admissions Standards Difficult
Applicant Competition
ACT Range 23/29
SAT Range 1100/1300
Submit Test Scores Required
Application Deadline


Michigan State
Student to Faculty Ratio 16:1
Popular Majors
  • Business (17%)
  • Social Sciences (11%)
  • Communication (11%)
  • Biology (9%)
  • Health Professions (6%)


Michigan State
Graduation Rate 77%
Median Earnings (After 10 years) $60,000
Making Student Loan Payments 68%
Median Student Loan Debt $25,484
Median Loan Payment $263


Michigan State
% Men 47%
% Women 53%
Racial Diversity Medium
% White 67%
% Black 7%
% Hispanic 4%
% Native American 0%
% Pacific Islander 0%
% Two or More Races 3%
% International 13%
% Unknown Race 1%


Michigan State
% In-State 80%
% Out-of-State 15%


Michigan State
Campus Housing Yes
Freshman Dorm Required No
Meal Plan Yes
Weekend/Evening Classes Yes
Daycare Facility Yes
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Sources: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov IPEDS and College Scorecard https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/