Michigan State University

Men's MCLA Contact: Matt Holtz
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39,423 Undergrads / 50,351 Students
4 / 10
$16,579 Net Price
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71% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
16 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
56% / 81%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

Most of Michigan State's road trip games are scheduled in the Michigan area against division foes such as Davenport, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan. Divisional road games are also located in Ohio, where they play Ohio University and Toledo, and Pennsylvania against Pittsburgh University. In 2014 the Spartans traveled to Colorado to play Colorado University and Colorado State.

Recruit Commits
Christian McCuaig Benet Academy Oswego, IL Mid
Joseph Winter Petoskey Petoskey, MI Def, LSM
Benjamin Bickford Hudsonville Hudsonville, MI Def
Joseph Cantanese Wheaton North Wheaton, IL Goal
Kevin Caldwell Scarborough Scarborough, ME Def
Andrew Williamson Clarkston Clarkston, MI Att
Dayne Rogers Clarkston Clarkston, MI Def
Sam Tuttle Miramonte Orinda, CA Mid
Jack Ronan Rochester Adams Rochester Hills, MI Mid, Att
Shawn O'Loughlin Pomfret School Pomfret, CT Mid
Sean Crimmins Acton-Boxborough Acton, MA Goal
Alex Graham TMI-Episcopal School of Texas San Antonio, TX Def, LSM
Conor Lynch Brewster Academy Foxborough, MA Def
John Toth St. Francis de Sales Maumee, OH Att, Mid
J.T. Hudson Forest Hills Central Ada, MI Def
Alec Melucci Northville Novi, MI Att
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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Detroit Area
  • Lansing Michigan Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Grand Rapids Michigan Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Saginaw Michigan Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Kalamazoo Michigan Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
Where Grads Work
  • General Motors
  • State of Michigan
  • Associated Students of Michigan State University
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Chrysler Group LLC
  • University of Michigan
  • IBM
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Quicken Loans
  • AT&T
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • PwC
  • Plante Moran
What Grads Do
  • Sales
  • Education
  • Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Healthcare Services
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Program and Project Management
  • Support
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
450 - 590
550 - 670
1050 - 1310
23 - 31
23 - 28
23 - 29

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 460 - 570 for SAT; 8 - 9 for ACT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 44,322 21,435 22,887
% Admitted 71% 69% 73%
% Admits That Enroll 28% 29% 27%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.7
  • Accepted
  • Denied
  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    High School Rank
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    Admission Test Scores
    Other Tests (Wonderlic, etc.)
    TOEFL (English proficiency)
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (17%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (12%)
    Communication & Journalism (12%)
    Engineering (9%)
    Social Sciences (9%)
    Advertising (5%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Stu. (4%)
    Kinesiology and Exercise Science (4%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (4%)
    Finance, General (4%)
    Economics, General (3%)
    Psychology, General (3%)
    Psychology (3%)
    Agriculture (3%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$14,460 $37,890
    Books & Supplies$1,108 $1,108
    Cost of Living$10,522 $10,522
    Personal Expenses$3,040 $3,040
    Sticker Price$29,130 $51,118

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    70% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship51%$12,200
    Federal Grants23%$5,568
    Pell Grants23%$5,107
    Other Federal11%$1,044
    State & Local Grants10%$1,266
    Institutional Grants48%$10,118
    Student Loans42%$7,803
    Federal Loans41%$5,117
    Other Loans7%$16,944

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $3.31 Billion $65,671

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $25,200.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $21,829 $268

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 13,096 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $53,600

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.48 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 56% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 29 28
    Fondling 12 12
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 4 2
    Aggravated Assault 16 13
    Burglary 72 63
    Motor Vehicle Theft 34 26
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, with medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily residential

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