Michigan State: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Michigan State University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Michigan State Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 426 Auditorium Rd, East Lansing
  • State: Michigan
  • Institution: Public
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 91.40%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 40,483
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 16.8:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized test scores


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Geographical Residence
Level of applicant’s interest
First Generation
State Residency
Volunteer work
Work experience

GPA Breakdown

26.20% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

29.10% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

23.00% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

12.90% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

6.90% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24

2.00% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99

0.10% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.0 and 2.49

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: April 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (Maximum of 2 terms from intended entry)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 2,297 International (nonresidents) students
  • 2,523 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 2,633 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 27,082 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 109 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 3,239 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 25 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,756 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 819 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$65 Application Fee

$15,648 In-state Tuition Fee

 $43,032 Out-of-state/International Tuition Fee

$340 Required Fees

$11,754 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $169,712,891

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $147,004,591

The data presented here was collected from the Michigan State University Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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