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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
39,423
Undergraduate
Students
(50.7%) 19,985 Women
(49.3%) 19,438 Men
10,928
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
78% of 33,129 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
604 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $29,156
Out-of-state: $54,462
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $14,460
Out-of-state: $39,766
Room and Board
$10,522
Average Percent of Need Met
62%
Average Freshman Award
$15,535
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$31,736
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
2,551
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
39% 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
6.3% Asian
8.3% Black/African-American
5.3% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.5% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students
9.8% from 104 countries
First-Year Students Returning
92.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
53.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
27.0%
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