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.
  • MSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($40,384) than Rutgers ($31,785).
  • It is harder to admit to Rutgers than MSU.
  • Rutgers has a higher submitted SAT score (1,320) than MSU (1,210).
  • Rutgers has higher submitted ACT score (29) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 50,351 students while Rutgers has 50,254 students.
  • Rutgers has more full-time faculties with 3,361 faculties while MSU has 2,979 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
RutgersMSU
Rutgersvs.MSU
New Brunswick, New JerseyLocationEast Lansing, 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$15,003
Out-Of-State$31,785
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,555
Out-Of-State$40,384
51% ($12,159)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($11,564)
$12,159Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,564
57.80 %Acceptance Rates71.55 %
28.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.35 %
1,320SAT Score1,210
29ACT Score26
84 %Graduation Rate81 %
8 %Transfer-out Rate11 %
93 %Retention Rate92 %
50,254Student Population50,351
3,361Number of Faculties2,979
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College
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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