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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more expensive tuition & fees ($54,097) than MSU ($40,384).
  • It is harder to admit to UM-Ann Arbor than MSU.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • UM-Ann Arbor has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 50,351 students while UM-Ann Arbor has 46,716 students.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more full-time faculties with 6,706 faculties while MSU has 2,979 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
MSUUM-Ann Arbor
MSUvs.UM-Ann Arbor
East Lansing, MichiganLocationAnn Arbor, Michigan
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$15,555
Out-Of-State$40,384
Tuition & Fees
In-State$16,948
Out-Of-State$54,097
53% ($11,564)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($19,728)
$11,564Average Amount of Financial Aid$19,728
71.55 %Acceptance Rates26.50 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)43.34 %
1,210SAT Score1,435
26ACT Score33
81 %Graduation Rate93 %
11 %Transfer-out Rate-
92 %Retention Rate97 %
50,351Student Population46,716
2,979Number of Faculties6,706
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening CollegeSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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