Applying to MSU

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 71.12%
Yield 27.92%
SAT Score 1,210
ACT Score 26
Applicants 44,322

Applying To MSU

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 71.12% at Michigan State University where a total of 44,322 students applied and 31,522 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,210 and the average ACT score is 26. It requires five items and recommends 2 articles to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Michigan State University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$65
Admission Informationhttps://admissions.msu.edu/
Online Applicationhttps://admissions.msu.edu/apply/default.aspx
Acceptance Rate71%
Average Test Scores1,210 SAT / 26 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2019-2020, the acceptance rate is 71.12% where a total of 44,322 students (21,435 men and 22,887 women) have applied to MSU and 31,522 (14,850 men and 16,672 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 4,261 male and 4,540 female students have enrolled into MSU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 27.92%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at MSU
Acceptance Rate 71.12% 69.28% 72.84%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 27.92% 28.69% 27.23%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At MSU, 6,882 applicants (78% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3,336 applicants (38%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,210 and the average ACT score is 26 at MSU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,320 and 25th percentile score is 1,100. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 88 and the 25th percentile score is 69. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at MSU.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at MSU
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing550650
SAT Math550670
ACT Composite2329
ACT Math2328
ACT English2331
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Michigan State University requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) and recommends 2 articles (High School Rank, Recommendations) to submit to their applicants. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Michigan State University
Application Requirements for MSU
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Michigan State University is Semester. Michigan State University accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Michigan State University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training