Admissions Information

The application fee is $65 for applying undergraduate school and $65 for graduate school at Michigan State University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationhttps://admissions.msu.edu/
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.msu.edu/apply/default.aspx
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree Offered2 Year Certificate, Bachelor, Post-Bachelor Certificate, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 83.00% and the yield is 22.00%. 23,320 men and 27,310 women applied to MSU and 18,889 men and 23,214 women students were accepted. Among them, 4,345 men and 4,875 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants50,63023,32027,310
Admitted42,02318,88923,214
Enrolled9,2454,3454,875
Acceptance Rate 83.00%81.00%85.00%
Yield 22.00%23.00%21.00%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 4,384 students (48% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,438 students (16%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 650 and the 25th percentile is 550. The SAT Math score is 670 (75th) and 550 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 29 (75th percentile) and 23 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math550670
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2228
ACT English2230
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Michigan State University are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,256, ACT: 77 - public Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Michigan State University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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MSU Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsConsidered but not Required
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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