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Michigan State University
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046 East Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: (517) 355-1855
  • General Information
    About Michigan State University

    Michigan State University, a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences , humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs. As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives by: providing outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders conducting research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Public
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    • Weekend/evening college
    Student Services
    • Remedial services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    • On-campus day care for students' children
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • 1-2 years certificate
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
      Disability Services Student
      • 3% or Less
    • Admission
      Total Applicants 25,395
      Percent Admitted 72%
      Men Admitted 70%
      Women Admitted 75%
      Full Time Retention Rate 91%
    • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Critical Reading 480 620
        Math 540 660
        Writing 480 610
      •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
        Composite 23 27
        English 22 28
        Math 22 28
        Writing 21 27
    • Student Demographics
      Total Enrolled 50,899
      Native American 359.0
      Asian 2,591.0
      African American 3,665.0
      Hispanic 1,446.0
      Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 32,916
      Enrolled FullTime Graduates 8,222

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