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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 13%
Applicants who took ACT: 83%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 15%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 6%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 21%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 20%
SAT I Math score 600+: 57%
ACT score 24-29: 58%
ACT score 30-36: 16%
ACT score 24+: 73%
Students applied: 35,300
Students admitted: 23,397
Admission rate: 66%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 51%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 39,143
Full-time enrolled men: 17,491
Full-time enrolled women: 18,154
Part-time enrolled men: 1,924
Part-time enrolled women: 1,574
Freshmen retained: 93%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $14,063
Fees (in state): NA
Tuition (out of state): $37,890
Fees (out of state): NA
Room and board: $9,734
Est. book expense: $1,076
Total cost (in state): $24,873
Total cost (out of state): $48,700
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$15,105
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$15,818
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,932
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$39,645
Average debt at graduation: $26,091

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 61%
Average need-based aid: $9,768
Average non-need-based aid: $9,055

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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