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Best Values in Colleges

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Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)


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Michigan State University is ranked 50 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 249 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 14%
Applicants who took ACT 80%

SAT Verbal Score

700+5%
600-69915%
600+20%

SAT Math Score

700+24%
600-69939%
600+63%

ACT Score

30-3614%
24-2959%
24+73%

Students applied31,479
Students admitted21,610
Admission rate69%

Students per faculty17

4-year graduation rate50%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$13,200
Fees$0
Room and board$9,154
Estimated book expense$1,060
Total cost$23,414

Cost after need-based aid$14,389
Cost after non-need-based aid$16,858

Average debt at graduation$25,821

Out of State

Tuition$34,965
Fees$0
Room and board$9,154
Estimated book expense$1,060
Total cost$45,179

Cost after need-based aid$36,154
Cost after non-need-based aid$38,623

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met61%
Average need-based aid$9,025
Average non-need-based aid$6,556

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment37,988

Full-Time

Men17,238
Women17,602

Part-Time

Men1,686
Women1,462

Freshmen retained91%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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