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 ($40,562) than UMD ($38,636).
  • It is harder to admit to UMD than MSU.
  • UMD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • UMD has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,695 students while UMD has 40,709 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while UMD has 1,849 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and University of Maryland-College Park.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
MSUUMD
MSUvs.UMD
East Lansing, MichiganLocationCollege Park, Maryland
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)
In-State$14,750
Out-Of-State$40,562
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,955
Out-Of-State$38,636
60% ($11,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($10,156)
$11,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,156
71.55 %Acceptance Rates44.50 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.53 %
1,210SAT Score1,420
26ACT Score32
81 %Graduation Rate87 %
-Transfer-out Rate8 %
91 %Retention Rate95 %
49,695Student Population40,709
2,996Number of Faculties1,849
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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