Michigan State University

4,829 reviews
  1. East Lansing, MI
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Michigan State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
College Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
Website

Michigan State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
970-1270
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$14,791/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,434/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,999/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,744/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,775/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,569/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.307 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.306 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.305 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
35,341Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
22%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 185 responses
Report
  • Always a spartan
    39%
  • Spartans Stand Together
    22%
  • Spartans Will
    15%
  • Dedicated
    8%
  • Working
    6%
  • Open
    5%
  • Capable
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.379 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.500 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 212 responses
Report
  • Spartans Will
    54%
  • Go Green, Go White
    13%
  • Go Green
    11%
  • Who will? Spartans will! Reach higher!
    8%
  • Spirited
    5%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    4%
  • Stand and Fight
    2%

After Michigan State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
79%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.217 responses

Reviews

4,829 reviews
  • Excellent
    1097
  • Very Good
    1927
  • Average
    1501
  • Poor
    222
  • Terrible
    82
At Michigan State, we have one of the largest on site/ collective housing communities in the United States. There are multiple neighborhoods, with a nice variety in building type, and student life. There are also housing options for all girls, Honors college, and other academic communities in each neighborhood. Also there are engagement centers in each neighborhood, with tutoring, a nurse, exercise equipment, study areas, game rooms, televisions and lounge areas. There are multiple elevators to take you up to the higher floors, disabled building access, and dining halls in the building where you live!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 6 2014
MSU has so many different cultures and ethnicities on campus! So many students are international, or have studied abroad and all the diversity that results from that really adds to the whole college experience. There are hundreds of clubs for all different cultures, religions, political beliefs, and so many more. You can go to the event &quot;Sparticipation&quot; at the beginning of the year to check out all the clubs at MSU! For example, there is a German Club, PRISM (People Respecting the Individuality of Students at MSU - an LGBT caucus on campus), and so many other groups! Also, each residence hall has a group called MRULE (Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience) that allows residents to come together and discuss social events that are happening around the globe. Basically, MSU not only has diversity within their student population, but there are so many opportunities to become involved with others who have different backgrounds, and with those that have similar backgrounds as you.
  • College Freshman
  • Sep 17 2012
I really like the program I'm in, it makes the big campus smaller and gives me a close-knit group that makes me feel safer and less stressed. The classes I take are as diverse and interesting as they can be while still teaching us what we need to know to succeed in our profession. Most teachers are really good and listen to students as far as what they need in class. There are some teachers that are difficult to learn from since they don't listen to the feedback from students, but not many. I really enjoy my program and in my opinion MSU is the best for veterinary technology!
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago