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Lake Superior State University

Sault Sainte Marie, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate69%
Acceptance Rate69%

About Lake Superior State University

Lake Superior State University Overview

Lake Superior State University is a public, state school in the small town setting of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. Lake Superior State University was founded in 1946 and enrolls 1,927 undergrads and no graduate students. Lake Superior State University provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.

Student Activities at Lake Superior State University

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Lake Superior State University's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Lake Superior State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Lake Superior State University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Lake Superior State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Lake Superior State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Lake Superior State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 69%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.2
In-State Tuition $12,912
Out-of-State $12,912
Percent of Need Met 38%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $13,784

Is Lake Superior State University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer sense of what Lake Superior State University offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

Lake Superior State University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Lake Superior State University. Around 69% of applicants get into Lake Superior State University each year. Last year, 1,709 students applied to Lake Superior State University and 1,180 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Lake Superior State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Lake Superior State University, around 71% return for the next year. Around 50% of students who started at Lake Superior State University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Lake Superior State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Lake Superior State University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Lake Superior State University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2021, the total market value of Lake Superior State University's endowment was $9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $6,342 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Lake Superior State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Lake Superior State University meets 38% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Lake Superior State University full-time are awarded $13,784 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $30,992 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Lake Superior State University.

Based on this information, how does Lake Superior State University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Lake Superior State University a good school for you?

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Where is Lake Superior State University?

Lake Superior State University is located in the small town setting of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan.

If you are interested in seeing Lake Superior State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 75 to Sault Sainte Marie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chippewa County International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Lake Superior State University and Sault Sainte Marie are like without leaving home.

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College Info

650 West Easterday Avenue Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783

Campus Setting: Small Town

Lake Superior State University Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Lake Superior State University is Continuous processing.

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Wondering what life at Lake Superior State University is like? There are approximately 1,927 students enrolled at Lake Superior State University. 76% percent of students attend school full-time, 96% percent are from MI and 4% percent of students are from other states.


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