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Michigan State University (MSU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Michigan State University(MSU) is a public university which was founded in 1855 and is located at East Lansing, Michigan and has approximately 19,600 acres of land throughout Michigan which are used for research and education on agricultural and natural resources. It was founded as the Agriculture College of the state of Michigan and is considered as one of the country first institution of higher education to teach scientific agriculture.

Some of the notable alumni who graduated from the Michigan State University include Gretchen Whitmer, Wallace B. Jefferson, Lee Wan-Koo and among others.

The total population of the university is 50,340 with 43,695 full-time and 6,645 part-time students. The university is known to have one of the largest intramural sports programs in the nation.

  • The acceptance rate of the university is 78%.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 16:1.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 78%.

  • The accreditation to the university is given by Higher Learning Commission(HLC).

Online Education at MSU

The university offers various online courses and the students can study from anywhere in the world. The programs are flexible and can be completed as per the student’s convenience.

  • The university offers 98 online programs across 18 disciplines. Some of the MSU Majors are Criminal Justice, Nursing, Business Management, Behavioral Sciences, and Literature.

  • The programs are accredited and transfer of credits can be done easily.


Some of the reviews posted by the students are:

  • The professors are very helpful and easily available.

  • The workload is not too much and the students learn real-life skills.

  • The campus is very good and the university provides the students with a lot of facilities.

  • The value of the degree is highly remarkable.

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Michigan State University rankings according to the US News and World Reports are:

  • The university is ranked at #84 position in 'National Universities'.

  • Secured #52 in 'Best Schools for Veterans'.

  • The university is ranked at the 168th position in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • The university is ranked at the 42nd position in 'Most Innovative Schools'.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Feb

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1110 - 1310



  • ACT Range

    23 - 29

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Wondering on getting seat at Michigan State University(MSU) as the university has a history of over 150 years. While if we look at the acceptance rate of the university it is 78%. So getting accepted by the university is quite easy. The students just have to take care about the admission process and the admission requirements of the university. Be very sure about the admission requirements of the university as the acceptance and rejection depends on how strongly you meet the admission requirements of the university.

For admission at Michigan State University, students can apply through MSU online application, Common Application, or Coalition Application. Submit the required documents depending upon the course or program selected by the candidate as the general SAT range is 1110-1310 and the average ACT range is between 23-29. The last date to apply for the admission application through any medium is February 1st.

To know more about the admission process and admission requirements visit the admissions page.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


The annual cost to attend the university includes the tuition cost, books and supplies, living cost, budget for other expenses and various other expenses are included in it. Students should have in-depth knowledge about the cost to attend Michigan State University and arrange the funds for the same accordingly.

If we look at the average net price of the university it stands at $16,227 and the average annual cost for tuition comes around $14,460.

The total one year cost on an average of the university amounts to $28,862.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Business Administration, Management...

    573 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    530 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    495 Graduates

  • Economics

    463 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    367 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    359 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    330 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    306 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    367 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    359 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    330 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    306 Graduates

  • Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

    261 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    256 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    252 Graduates

  • Engineering-Related Fields

    237 Graduates

  • Registered Nursing, Administration,...

    213 Graduates

  • Social Sciences, General

    210 Graduates

  • Education, General

    165 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    162 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    160 Graduates

  • Criminal Justice and Corrections

    153 Graduates

  • Marketing

    152 Graduates

  • Neurobiology and Neurosciences

    133 Graduates

  • Zoology/Animal Biology

    130 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    129 Graduates

  • Journalism

    122 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    119 Graduates

  • Sociology

    114 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    111 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    109 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    108 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    103 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    102 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    89 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    83 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    79 Graduates

  • Soil Sciences

    77 Graduates

  • Non-Professional General Legal Stud...

    74 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    73 Graduates

  • Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

    71 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    69 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    68 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    67 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    62 Graduates

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

    60 Graduates

  • Agricultural Engineering

    59 Graduates

  • Physiology, Pathology and Related S...

    59 Graduates

  • Social Work

    58 Graduates

  • Music

    56 Graduates

  • Nutrition Sciences

    56 Graduates

  • Food Science and Technology

    55 Graduates

  • History

    52 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    52 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    51 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    51 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    48 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    47 Graduates

  • Genetics

    45 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    45 Graduates

  • Physics

    45 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    45 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    44 Graduates

  • Construction Engineering Technologi...

    42 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    42 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    36 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    31 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    31 Graduates

  • Materials Engineering

    29 Graduates

  • Engineering, Other

    27 Graduates

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

    25 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    23 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    23 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    23 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    22 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    22 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    21 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    21 Graduates

  • Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

    20 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    20 Graduates

  • Public Policy Analysis

    20 Graduates

  • Agricultural Production Operations

    19 Graduates

  • Statistics

    19 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    18 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    17 Graduates

  • Forestry

    17 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    15 Graduates

  • Botany/Plant Biology

    13 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    13 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    12 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    11 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    10 Graduates

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional...

    10 Graduates

  • Computer/Information Technology Adm...

    10 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    10 Graduates

  • Slavic, Baltic and Albanian Languag...

    7 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    6 Graduates

  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

    5 Graduates

  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

    5 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    4 Graduates

  • Electrical and Power Transmission I...

    3 Graduates

  • Physical Sciences

    3 Graduates

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

    2 Graduates

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

    2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

91% / 9%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$72,140 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,030/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

green and white

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Ten Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Ice Hockey


Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country


Field Hockey





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $10,522 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At MSU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 49% male and 51% female students enrolled at the university.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$7,250 - $30,650

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$75 - $318

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


The university is providing financial aid to the students to fulfill their financial requirements. The aids are in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. The eligibility criteria differ for each. Grants and scholarships are awarded to the students based on their merit, financial backgrounds, residential status and other factors as such. Grants and scholarships need not be paid back.

The students looking for financial assistance can fill in the FAFSA forms with the FAFSA/Federal school code 002290.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Federal Work-Study.

  • Institutional Grants include MSU Assistance Grant, MSU Spartan Advantage Program, MSU Student Aid Grant and MSU Child Care Grant.

  • Military Aid includes Post 9/11 Gl Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program and the Tuition Assistance Program.

  • Michigan University Scholarships includes MSU Detroit Compact Scholarship, MSU Wade McCree Jr. Incentive Scholarship, MSU National Merit Scholarship, Merit Recognition Scholarship, Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, and Michigan Competitive Scholarship.

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