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 ($53,232) than MSU ($40,562).
  • It is harder to admit to UM-Ann Arbor than MSU.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has a higher submitted SAT score (1,430) than MSU (1,210).
  • UM-Ann Arbor has higher submitted ACT score (33) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,695 students while UM-Ann Arbor has 47,907 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 - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Michigan State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UM-Ann ArborMSU
UM-Ann Arborvs.MSU
Ann Arbor, MichiganLocationEast Lansing, 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)
In-State$16,178
Out-Of-State$53,232
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,750
Out-Of-State$40,562
53% ($22,021)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)60% ($11,721)
$22,021Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,721
26.50 %Acceptance Rates71.55 %
43.34 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.35 %
1,430SAT Score1,210
33ACT Score26
93 %Graduation Rate81 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate91 %
47,907Student Population49,695
6,678Number of Faculties2,996
11 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
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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