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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: 15%
Applicants who took ACT: 81%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 16%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 6%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 22%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 36%
SAT I Math score 700+: 21%
SAT I Math score 600+: 58%
ACT score 24-29: 58%
ACT score 30-36: 16%
ACT score 24+: 74%
Students applied: 33,211
Students admitted: 21,950
Admission rate: 66%
Students per faculty: 17
4-year graduation rate: 53%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 38,786
Full-time enrolled men: 17,432
Full-time enrolled women: 17,909
Part-time enrolled men: 1,886
Part-time enrolled women: 1,559
Freshmen retained: 92%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $13,560
Fees (in state): NA
Tuition (out of state): $36,360
Fees (out of state): NA
Room and board: $9,474
Est. book expense: $1,068
Total cost (in state): $24,102
Total cost (out of state): $46,902
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$14,515
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$15,861
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$37,315
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$38,661
Average debt at graduation: $26,122

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 62%
Average need-based aid: $9,587
Average non-need-based aid: $8,241

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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