Michigan State University

Address:
, East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
Phone:
517-355-1855
Website:
http://www.msu.edu
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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University is classified as a doctoral-granting university with very high research activity. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. More than half of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and 25-49% of undergrads reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in over half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and medical fields. Professional degree offerings may also be available within other health professions or in other professional fields. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate36,290
 Graduate10,781
 Total47,071
GenderFemale52%
 Male48%
Student Age% Under 2581%
 % 25 and Over19%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time88%
 % Part-time12%
Race/Ethnicity% White71.5%
 % Black7.3%
 % Asian5.1%
 % Latino2.9%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Race Unknown2.2%
 % International student10%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
 Doctoral Degree
Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
ApplicantsTotal26,907
 % Admitted70%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled39%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRecommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT12%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800610 / 800
 SAT Writing460 / 800600 / 800
 SAT Math530 / 800670 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite23 / 3628 / 36
 ACT English22 / 3628
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math22 / 3628 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$11,152
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$29,108
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid85%
 % Undergraduates with Loans47%
 % Undergraduates with Grants81%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$980
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,820
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,820
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,738
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,738
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,738

Neighborhood Data for the East Lansing Area

Median Age21.3
Median Household Income$31,694
Total Population48,441
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.3% 50.7%
 Age 0-953.9%46.1%
 Age 10-1751.4%48.6%
 Age 18-2449.1%50.9%
 Age 25-2957.2%42.8%
 Age 30-3954.5%45.5%
 40+58.4%41.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White78.4%
 % Black7.2%
 % Asian10.2%
 % Latino2.8%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.3%

Housing

On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,820
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,820
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$748
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50025.8%8.9%6.5%
 $500 to $74961.0%63.4%0.0%
 $750 to $9990.0%18.2%50.4%
 Over $100013.1%9.5%25.2%
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