Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University, founded in 1855, is a comprehensive, land-grant, public university. It has earned national recognition for cancer research and the development of the magnetic resonance imager (MRI). Michigan State has the largest residence hall system of any university in the nation, and it also houses the world's most powerful superconducting cyclotron. It is the only university in the nation with three medical schools on one campus: human, osteopathic and veterinary. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Communication Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Human Ecology, Natural Science, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Social Science, and Veterinary Medicine; Eli Broad College of Business; and the James Madison College. Its 5,200-acre campus is located in East Lansing, 80 miles northwest of Detroit.

Website: www.msu.edu/

Public
Co-ed
38,996
Undergraduate
Students
(50.5%) 19,704 Women
(49.5%) 19,292 Men
11,023
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 36,143 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.71
SAT Math
606 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
598 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,862
Out-of-state: $54,167
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,460
Out-of-state: $39,765
Room and Board
$10,322
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Freshman Award
$14,029
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,310
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,519
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
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Campus Life

East Lansing Population
48,554
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sparty
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.2% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
11.8% from 109 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone
(517) 355-8332
Fax
 
E-mail
admis@msu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 36,143 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 18,345 applicants were admitted
Men
70% of 17,798 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
10,035 (39%) of 25,860 admitted students enrolled
Women
5,119 (38%) of 13,450 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,916 (40%) of 12,410 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
2,687
Students Accepting Wait List Position
1,994
Students Admitted From Wait List
560

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.71
3.75 and Above
50%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
606 average
550-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
40%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
598 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
41%
Score of 400 - 500
7%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
18%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
24%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 67%
Top half: 95%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $28,862
Out-of-state: $54,167
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,460
Out-of-state: $39,765
Room and Board
$10,322
Books and Supplies
$1,108
Other Expenses
$2,972
Payment Plans
Deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002290
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5,868 (72.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,957 (67.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,729 (94.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
628 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
61%
Average Award
$14,029
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,518 (67.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,792
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,987 (80.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,766
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,708 (45.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
762 (9.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,242

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
21,893 (62.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
16,984 (77.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
16,477 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,333 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
59%
Average Award
$13,466
Need-Based Gift
Received by 12,130 (73.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,593
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 13,104 (79.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,386
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,545 (33.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3,180 (9.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,493

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,310
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Memberships, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Out-of-State Students, Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,174
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Teacher Education
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography
  • Geography Teacher Education
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Information Resources Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • International/Global Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Packaging Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Physiology, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science and Agronomy, General
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Textile Science
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Women's Studies
  • Zoology/Animal Biology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
2,519
Part-Time Faculty
427
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
77%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 7% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 11% of classes
Over 100 students: 12% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 35% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Fine Arts, Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Public Policy, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of International Planning Studies, Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Laboratory Sciences/Medical Technology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Game Design and Development
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Health Communication
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunications
  • Theater
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Osteopathy, Doctor of Medicine

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • African Studies
  • African-American Studies
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Allopathic Medicine
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biosystems Engineering
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Forestry
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geosciences
  • German
  • Higher Education
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Interior Design
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Media Studies
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Pathobiology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Psychology--General
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rhetoric
  • Romance Languages
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Sciences Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Systems Biology
  • Taxation
  • Therapies--Dance, Drama, and Music
  • Toxicology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Writing
  • Zoology

Location and Setting


East Lansing Population
48,554
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Detroit
Campus Size
5,192 acres

Weather

Temperature
13.3 average low in January, 78.2 average high in September
Rain
140 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
East Lansing
Nearest Train Station
East Lansing

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
40% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
60%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
self-defense workshops

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Sparty
School Colors
Green and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x x    
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Ice Hockey     x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Table Tennis x   x  
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Ice Hockey    
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Table Tennis x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Table Tennis x  
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, table tennis, water polo
Men's Club Sports
crew, equestrian sports, fencing, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, sailing, table tennis, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, ice hockey, racquetball, riflery, sand volleyball, softball, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
11% of women participate
Fraternities
12% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
38,996
Women
19,704 (50.5%)
Men
19,292 (49.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
35,404
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
5.0% Hispanic/Latino
3.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
76.2% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
11.8% from 109 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
11,023

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.3%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
51.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
75.3%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
79.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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