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.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more expensive tuition & fees ($55,097) than MSU ($41,290).
  • It is harder to admit to UM-Ann Arbor than MSU.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more students with 50,278 students while MSU has 49,659 students.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more full-time faculties with 6,678 faculties while MSU has 2,996 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
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MSUvs.UM-Ann Arbor
East Lansing, MichiganLocationAnn Arbor, Michigan
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)60% ($19,325)
$11,781Average Amount of Financial Aid$19,325
71.55 %Acceptance Rates26.50 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)43.34 %
1,210SAT Score-
26ACT Score-
82 %Graduation Rate94 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
92 %Retention Rate97 %
49,659Student Population50,278
2,996Number of Faculties6,678
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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