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  • General Address :
  • East Lansing, Michigan 48824
    Phone: (517) 355-1855
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • 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.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants31,47915,35216,127
    Percent admitted69%65%72%
    Percent admitted who enrolled37%39%36%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading420580
    SAT Math550690
    SAT Writing460580
    ACT Composite2328
    ACT English2329
    ACT Math2328
    ACT Writing89
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees
    Books and supplies$980$996$1,026$1,0441.8%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$7,820$8,204$8,526$8,8563.9%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$7,820$8,204$8,526$8,8563.9%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$21,690$23,202$24,028$24,6482.6%
    Off Campus$21,690$23,202$24,028$24,6482.6%
    Off Campus with Family$13,870$14,998$15,502$15,7921.9%
    On Campus$39,646$42,148$43,986$45,5363.5%
    Off Campus$39,646$42,148$43,986$45,5363.5%
    Off Campus with Family$31,826$33,944$35,460$36,6803.4%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (517) 353-5940
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid15,19163%————
    Grant or scholarship aid3,56343%$34,038,315$9,553
    Federal grants1,79622%$8,288,185$4,615
    Pell grants1,76621%$7,592,561$4,299
    Other federal grants83210%$695,624$836
    State/local government grant or scholarships1,19615%$809,251$677
    Institutional grants or scholarships3,18739%$24,940,879$7,826
    Student loan aid3,57143%$24,816,583$6,949
    Federal student loans3,51043%$19,474,655$5,548
    Other student loans3735%$5,341,928$14,322

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid119,40352%$174,220,645$8,979
    Pell grants8,91624%$37,015,104$4,152
    Federal student loans18,09948%$132,056,189$7,296

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