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Colleges / Michigan State University

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate88%

About Michigan State

Michigan State University is a public, state university in the suburb of East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan State was founded in 1855. The college enrolls around 50,023 students a year, including 39,201 undergraduate students.

Michigan State Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Michigan State. In 2022, Michigan State accepted 88% of applicants. Out of 53,341 applications received in 2022, 46,914 students were offered admission.

Michigan State University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 88%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 51%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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Michigan State University is located in the town of East Lansing, Michigan, near Detroit.

If you are interested in seeing Michigan State for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 96 and Interstate 69 to East Lansing, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Capital Region International.

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College Info

426 Auditorium Road East Lansing, MI 48824

Campus Setting: Suburban

Michigan State Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Michigan State is Apr 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Michigan State is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Michigan State University is a member of the Coalition for College.

More than an application, the Coalition provides free tools and resources to help students through the college admissions process, beginning as early as 9th grade.

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Michigan State SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1110 - 1320


Math SAT Range

550 - 680


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1320 and Above


1110 to 1320


1110 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Michigan State students is 1215. Applicants with SAT scores of 1320 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Michigan State, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1320 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Michigan State.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Michigan State is like? There are approximately 50,023 students enrolled at Michigan State, including 39,201 undergraduate students and 10,822 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from MI and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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