Michigan State University (MSU)

East Lansing, MI

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Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Michigan State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due April
Priority Application Due November 1
Reply to Acceptance by May 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 14,677 15,547 30,224
Accepted 9,932 11,395 21,327
Acceptance Rate 68% 73% 70%
Enrolled 4,076 4,278 8,354

MSU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.60 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(13% of Students Admitted to Michigan State University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 430 to 580
  • Math 540 to 680
  • Writing 460 to 580
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 580 680 580
Bottom 25th Percentile 430 540 460

ACT Scores

(80% of Students Admitted to Michigan State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 22 to 29
  • Math 23 to 28
  • Composite 23 to 28
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 29 28 28
Bottom 25th Percentile 22 23 23

Michigan State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank     Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 2
History 1 2
Math 3 3
Science 2 2
Social Studies 2 2
Lab 2
Electives 1 1

Michigan State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 40,015 (96%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,448 (3%)

Michigan State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($50)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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