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Located in East Lansing, Michigan, Michigan State University is a public institution. The city atmosphere of East Lansing makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

$42,307 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
83% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Michigan State University?


Contact details for Michigan State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
Phone: 517-355-1855

How Do I Get Into Michigan State?

You can apply to Michigan State online at:

Admission Requirements for Michigan State

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered but not required
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Considered but not required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Michigan State?

83% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
48% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 83%, Michigan State may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Michigan State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 650. Math scores were between 550 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Michigan State University  ( 550 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Michigan State University  ( 550 to 670 )
Michigan State received ACT scores from 16% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 30. Math scores were between 22 and 28. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Michigan State University  ( 22 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for Michigan State University  ( 22 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Michigan State University  ( 23 to 29 )

Can I Afford Michigan State University?

$42,307 Net Price
36% Take Out Loans
0.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Michigan State is $42,307. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Michigan State, approximately 36% of students took out student loans averaging $7,721 a year. That adds up to $30,884 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Michigan State is 0.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Michigan State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

35,062 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 38,574 undergraduate students at Michigan State, with 35,062 being full-time and 3,512 being part-time.


There are also 11,085 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 35,062 full-time undergraduates at Michigan State, 48% are male and 52% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Michigan State University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,507
Black or African American 2,549
Hispanic or Latino 2,167
White 23,669
International Students 2,086
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,084

Geographic Diversity

Michigan students aren't the only ones who study at Michigan State University. At this time, 46 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 128 countries are represented at Michigan State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and India.

Online Learning at Michigan State University

3,988 Took All Classes Online
37,514 Took At Least One Class Online
434.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 37,514 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Michigan State has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Michigan State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Michigan State University was 434.6%. This is the #93 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Michigan State regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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