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SAT scores needed to get into Michigan State University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1200

The average composite SAT score for admitted Michigan State University freshman is 1200 out of 1600. Michigan State students have the 253rd highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1200 is in the 76th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1100 to 1300

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1100 to 1300. The 75th percentile score is 1300 while the 25th percentile score is 1100.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Michigan State but we estimate it to be around a 1000 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 605

The average score for Michigan State students on the math portion of the SAT is 605 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 550 and the 75th percentile score 660.

Average SAT Reading Score 595

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 550 to 640 and the average score for Michigan State University students is 595.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

76 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Michigan State University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Michigan State University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 76.3%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.74.

Can I get into Michigan State with a 1300 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1300 or higher is very competitive at Michigan State and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. You have a very good chance of acceptance, around 86% or higher.

Can I get into Michigan State with a 1200 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1200 to 1290 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. Your chance of acceptance is very high, estimated about 76% to 85%.

Can I get into Michigan State with a 1100 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1100 to 1190 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 62% to 75% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Michigan State with a 1000 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1000 to 1090 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 61% chance of admission to Michigan State. SAT scores below 1000 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Michigan State University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 98%
1590 97%
1580 97%
1570 97%
1560 97%
1550 97%
1540 97%
1530 96%
1520 96%
1510 96%
1500 96%
1490 95%
1480 95%
1470 95%
1460 94%
1450 94%
1440 94%
1430 93%
1420 93%
1410 92%
1400 92%
1390 91%
1380 91%
1370 90%
1360 90%
1350 89%
1340 89%
1330 88%
1320 87%
1310 87%
1300 86%
1290 85%
1280 84%
1270 83%
1260 82%
1250 81%
1240 80%
1230 79%
1220 78%
1210 77%
1200 76%
1190 75%
1180 74%
1170 72%
1160 71%
1150 70%
1140 68%
1130 67%
1120 65%
1110 64%
1100 62%
1090 61%
1080 59%
1070 58%
1060 56%
1050 55%
1040 53%
1030 52%
1020 50%
1010 48%
1000 47%
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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.