Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI
4-year
Large
Urban

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Questions and Answers about Michigan State University

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1 month ago
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
If you receive a scholarship based on out-of-state residency, and you become an in-state resident during the fall or spring term, does your tuition move to in-state?
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2 months ago
Are re-taken classes taken into account in a student's overall GPA?

Majors offered at Michigan State University

Biggest majors
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Biology, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations

Academics at Michigan State University

1110-1310
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
23-29
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (78% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution

Michigan State University demographics

66% White
7% Black
6% Asian
5% Hispanic
3% Multiracial
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Common careers for Michigan State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Marketing Director94k
Software Engineer76k
Mechanical Engineer73k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)70k
Packaging Engineer68k
Operations Manager66k
Data Analyst60k
Based on 44,590 student responses
56.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
101.4kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
46%in High-Meaning careers
20%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Michigan State University

Michigan State University financial aid

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Student reviews of Michigan State University

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5

4

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Recommended by

91% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Beautiful campus
Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Access to outdoor activities
Nadia Tyson
Acting And Theater
Sustainability
Dance
Music + 8 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the atmosphere at Michigan State. I understand attending a large university out of high school can seem daunting, but it is great because there are so many different organizations and clubs to join, you will definitely find something to enjoy! The campus is beautiful and my educational and social experience at Michigan State has been great!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The parking situation for students that live on/off-campus is not ideal, but the bus system tries to make up for it.

Maggie Stoving
Knitting
Reading
Music
Band + 17 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

What I like most about this university is its campus layout. You could literally walk around here for hours and don't even have to take the same way walking to class.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes the food is meh, most of the time it's good but sometimes it's just not that great.

Miranda Abbo
Reading
Painting and Studio Art

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really appreciate how much help the faculty at Michigan State provide for their students. They have office hours and help centers that help you learn class material and prepare you for exams. The faculty at Michigan State genuinely want their students to succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There is a lot of walking on campus, however, there are buses you can take.

Alexia Hinojosa
Photography and Photo Editing
Drawing And Illustration
Painting and Studio Art
Music + 3 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love the sense of acceptance and community Michigan State gives you! You always feel welcomed here, and you make friends you never knew you needed, from all kinds of different backgrounds. The academics are also amazing, the professors put in the extra effort with each student to make sure no one is left unheard!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Since I have been here, there have been plenty of accidents. A couple of students have passed away due to amount of alcohol consumption. This isn't very uncommon for a college campus, but it is something to keep in mind.

Jaclyn Smiesko
Biking And Cycling
Weightlifting
Philanthropy
Finance + 4 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Making friends is quite easy. The sporting events are amazing I highly recommend hockey games. Overall it was a good time but I think they could accommodate students better. Overall the walks are nice to decompress before going home. Game days are the best days

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dorms are not the best and the dining hall food is hit or miss. The walks to class can be long depending on where you live and where your classes are. I think that it is a good school but you get some teachers that are only there for the paycheck.

Devinne Tate
Cheerleading
Gymnastics
Poetry
Art + 1 other

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like that there are a lot of resources available to you.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a predominantly white institution, as a black person, it is hard to make friends.

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