Michigan State University

4,794 reviews
  1. East Lansing, MI
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.200 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.203 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.202 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 96 responses
Report
  • Always a spartan
    45%
  • Spartans Stand Together
    22%
  • Spartans Will
    14%
  • Working
    7%
  • Open
    6%
  • Dedicated
    4%
  • Capable
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.293 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.405 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Spartans Will
    57%
  • Go Green
    17%
  • Go Green, Go White
    12%
  • Spirited
    9%
  • Stand and Fight
    4%
  • Spartans Will; 27-23
    1%

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%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.96 responses

Reviews

4,794 reviews
  • Excellent
    1072
  • Very Good
    1890
  • Average
    1481
  • Poor
    221
  • Terrible
    82
The food is amazing. There athletic program is developed and a well taken care student life. I love State.
  • Niche User
  • 2 days ago
I absolutely love MSU's campus. Having the five different neighborhoods makes campus feel like a small city. I love that I can be on campus for years and still find new places. Having the larger classes is also a huge deal for me because it lessens my anxiety. I really enjoy all of my professors as well I feel like they all really care about their students. MSU is home. Spartans will.
  • Freshman
  • 8 days ago
I am soon to start, but did attend orientation and I am very excited to attend there. I love the classes I chose and the campus is great! There plenty of activities to be involved in.
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago