#2 Best Colleges in Michigan

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

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Student Population
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Location East Lansing, Michigan
Online msu.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
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Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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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 44,322 prospective students applied, and 31,522 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 8,801 enrolled in the school.  43,863 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6,488 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $14,460 plus fees of $0. Michigan State is ranked 180 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Michigan State is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1100/1320
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.62
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Michigan Resident Tuition
In State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,108
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Budget for Other Expenses$3,040
Total One Year Cost$29,130
Out of State Resident Tuition
Out of State Costs for Michigan State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,108
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,522
Budget for Other Expenses$3,040
Total One Year Cost$54,436

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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.