Michigan State University.
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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI4 year degree
$39,406
Out-of-state tuition
72%
Acceptance rate

About Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public land-grant research university in East Lansing, Michigan. MSU was founded in 1855 and served as a model for land-grant colleges and universities later created under the Morrill Act of 1862. The university was founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan, one of the country's first institutions of higher education to teach scientific agriculture. After the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is one of the largest universities in the United States (in terms of enrollment) and has approximately 634,300 living alumni worldwide.U.S. News & World Report ranks its graduate programs the best in the U.S. in elementary teacher's education, secondary teacher's education, industrial and organizational psychology, rehabilitation counseling, African history (tied), supply chain logistics and nuclear physics in 2019. MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, supply chain management, and communication sciences. Michigan State is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". The university's campus houses the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden, the Abrams Planetarium, the Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, and the country's largest residence hall system.The Michigan State Spartans compete in the NCAA Division I Big Ten Conference. Michigan State Spartans football won the Rose Bowl Game in 1954, 1956, 1988 and 2014, and a total of six national championships. Spartans men's basketball won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 and has attained the Final Four eight times since the 1998–1999 season. Spartans ice hockey won NCAA national titles in 1966, 1986 and 2007. The women’s cross country team was named Big Ten champions in 2019. In the fall of 2019, MSU student-athletes posted all-time highs for graduation success rates and federal graduation rates, according to NCAA statistics.

Highlights

  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 38,770 students
  • 0.33 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • https://www.msu.edu

Notable programs at Michigan State University

Agricultural Economics
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, Food Science, Soil Science, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Science, and Biology.

Acceptance Rates

72%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1220
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

25,860 students out of 36,143 applicants were accepted into Michigan State University. They had an average SAT score of 1220. 60% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 57% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$39,406
Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
$14,460
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Michigan State University was $39,406, while for in-state students it was $14,460. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $44,994.

The average financial aid at Michigan State University is $8,430. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $30,976 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Michigan State University

Family Income Level

Average Discount

52%
Of undergrads receive grants
43%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

52% of undergraduate students at Michigan State University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Michigan State University

$10,026
Room & board
$1,084
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Michigan State University was of $10,026 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,084.

Diversity at Michigan State University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017