SAT Range 980 - 1,260
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Michigan State University is a Public school located in East Lansing, MI. Michigan State University has a total enrollment of 50,538 with a graduation rate of 77% and a student/faculty ratio of 17:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Michigan State University SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Michigan State University.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPublic
Avg. price for students receiving grants$14,601
Avg. price for students living on campus$27,290
Avg. price for students living off campus$27,290


Total applicants35,300
Total admissions23,397
Admission rate66%
Application fee$65
Average staff salary$100,476

25th percentile score

SAT math530
SAT reading450
SAT writing460
ACT composite23

75th percentile score

SAT math680
SAT reading580
SAT writing580
ACT composite28

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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