Rank: 30

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MIwww.msu.edu
Median SAT/ACT
1120/26
Enrollment
42,285
Michigan State is a Big Ten school with more than 50,000 students, close to 39,000 of them undergraduates. Its students represent all 50 states and more than 130 other countries. Nationally known for its competitive sports teams, the Spartans, MSU is also recognized internationally as a major research university. MSU ranks in the top among U.S. universities in both international...
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costs
Est. Full Price 2017-2018
$27,500
% of students who get any grants
51%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$15,800
Average price for low-income students
$6,600
Financial Aid from the College
% of students with need who get grants
74%
% of need met
61%
% of students who get merit* grants
8%
Average merit grant
$9,100
student success
Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$22,256
Average salary within 5 years
$50,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
34%
admissions
Acceptance rate
66%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1120/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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