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  • General Address :
  • East Lansing, Michigan 48824
    Phone: (517) 355-1855
  • Institution Type :
  • Public , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • More than 20,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • Michigan State University, a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world, was founded in 1855. We are an inclusive, academic community known for our traditionally strong academic disciplines and professional programs, and our liberal arts foundation. Our cross- and interdisciplinary enterprises connect the sciences , humanities, and professions in practical, sustainable, and innovative ways to address society’s rapidly changing needs.

    As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, our mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives by:

    - Providing outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders.

    - Conducting research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally.

    - Advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world.
  • Admission information :
  • Admission Office Phone: (517) 355-8332

    Undergraduate application fee (2006): $35
    Admission / Applications ratio (2006): 73%

    Admission Considerations:
    Secondary school GPA (Required), Secondary school rank (Recommended), Secondary school record (Required), Completion of college-prepatory program (Recommended), Admission test scores (Required), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) (Required)
  • Test Scores (2006) :
  • 25th Percentile75th Percentile
    SAT Critical Reading500630
    SAT Math530660
    SAT Writing490610
    ACT Composite2227
    ACT English2127
    ACT Math2227
    25th Percentile = 25% of students scored at or below
    75th Percentile = 25% of students scored above
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Undergraduate Academic Year Cost:

    2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008
    Tuition and fees (in-state) $8,172 $8,843 $9,690
    Tuition and fees (out-of-state) $19,925 $21,292 $23,550
    Books and supplies $854 $884 $906
    Room and board (on campus) $5,788 $6,094 $6,726
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (517) 353-5940

    Percentage of students receiving any financial aid: 92%

    Average amount of types of financial aid received from:
    Federal Grants: $3,712
    State/Local Grants: $2,799
    Institutional Grants: $4,868
    Student Loans: $4,337
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