38,996
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,466
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
71
71%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Michigan State University is a University institution located in East Lansing, MI, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 250 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI  48824
United States
Contact James Cotter
Director of Admissions
Email: admis@msu.edu
Phone: 517-355-8332
Fax: 517-353-1647

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Business And Management Checkmark
Animal Sciences Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
Soil Science And Agronomy Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
City/urban, Community And Regional Planning Checkmark
Landscape Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Entomology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
Microbiology Checkmark
Molecular Genetics Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Physiology Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management Checkmark
Construction Management Checkmark
Finance Checkmark
Hospitality Administration Checkmark
Human Resources Management Checkmark
Human Resources Management And Services Related Checkmark
Information Resources Management Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communication Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Information Technology Project Management Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education Checkmark
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Elementary Education Checkmark
French Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Geography Teacher Education Checkmark
German Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Health Teacher Education Checkmark
History Teacher Education Checkmark
Kindergarten/preschool Education Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Middle School Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
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Reading Teacher Education Checkmark
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Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering Checkmark
Computer Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Related Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Construction Engineering Technology Checkmark
Packaging Science Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textile Manufacturing Checkmark
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Child Development Checkmark
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Human Development And Family Studies Checkmark
Textile Science Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Arabic Checkmark
Chinese Checkmark
French Checkmark
German Checkmark
Japanese Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
Spanish Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Athletic Training Checkmark
Clinical Laboratory Science/medical Technology Checkmark
Dietetics Checkmark
Family Practice Nursing Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
Veterinary/animal Health Technology Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History Checkmark
History And Philosophy Of Science And Technology Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
Pre-law Studies Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational Mathematics Checkmark
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Statistics Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
International/global Studies Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Fishing And Fisheries Sciences And Management Checkmark
Forestry Checkmark
Natural Resource Economics Checkmark
Wildlife, Fish And Wildlands Science And Management Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Kinesiology And Exercise Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation And Leisure Checkmark
Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
Food Service And Dining Room Management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry Checkmark
Geology/earth Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences Checkmark
Physics Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis Checkmark
Social Work Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/law Enforcement Administration Checkmark
Criminal Justice/safety Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Geographic Information Science And Cartography Checkmark
Geography Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Social Sciences Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Acting Checkmark
Art Checkmark
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Music Checkmark
Music Pedagogy Checkmark
Music Performance Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Theater/theater Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

36,143
Applied
25,860
Accepted
38,996
Enrolled
72%
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Female Admissions

18,345
Females Applied
13,450
Females Accepted
73%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

17,798
Males Applied
12,410
Males Accepted
70%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
3.71
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 598 550 650
SAT Math 606 550 670
ACT Composite 26 23 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

14,460
In-state
39,765
Out-of-state
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Fees

10,322
Room & board
4,292
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

13,466
Avg. Financial Aid Package
14,029
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
29,822
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,020
Avg. Loan Aid
10,493
Avg. Grant Aid
10,593
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
59%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
14%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

38,996
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
13%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.37%
Black or African American 7.29%
White or Caucasian 67.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 5.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 3.08%
Other 0.73%

Gender

Male (49.47%)
Female (50.53%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 40%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Football Games in Spartan Stadium, Basketball Games in Breslin Center and Homecoming Festivities

Student Services

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Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
self-defense workshops

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark Checkmark No
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading Checkmark Checkmark No
Crew Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 1 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rowing Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Rugby Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Squash Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field No Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

2,946
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 2,519
Part-time - 427
Male - 1,675
Female - 1,271