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 UMD ($36,891).
  • It is harder to admit to UMD than MSU.
  • UMD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,375) than MSU (1,200).
  • UMD has higher submitted ACT score (32) 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 - University of Maryland-College Park and Michigan State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UMDMSU
UMDvs.MSU
College Park, MarylandLocationEast 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$10,779
Out-Of-State$36,891
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,555
Out-Of-State$40,384
51% ($10,156)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($11,721)
$10,156Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,721
44.50 %Acceptance Rates71.55 %
27.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.35 %
1,375SAT Score1,200
32ACT Score26
87 %Graduation Rate81 %
8 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate91 %
40,709Student Population49,695
1,849Number of Faculties2,996
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, 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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