The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • MSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($41,290) than OSU ($35,019).
  • It is harder to admit to OSU than MSU.
  • OSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • OSU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • OSU has more students with 61,677 students while MSU has 49,659 students.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,451 faculties while MSU has 2,996 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and Ohio State University-Main Campus.
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East Lansing, MichiganLocationColumbus, Ohio
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
59% ($11,781)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($11,939)
$11,781Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,939
71.55 %Acceptance Rates48.06 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.39 %
1,210SAT Score1,345
26ACT Score29
82 %Graduation Rate88 %
-Transfer-out Rate7 %
92 %Retention Rate94 %
49,659Student Population61,677
2,996Number of Faculties4,451
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening CollegeSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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