MSU vs. Baylor

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Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
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Baylor UniversityWaco, TX
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Public, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1-2 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$14,750 Michigan Residents
$40,562 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$50,232
expensive$19,714 Michigan Residents
$38,638 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$37,674
Less$11,721Average Financial Aid AmountMore$24,605
Lower1,210 SAT
26 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,255 SAT
29 ACT
Easier83%Acceptance RateTighter57%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
Larger49,695Total EnrollmentSmaller19,297
Larger38,491Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller14,399
Larger11,204Graduate Student PopulationSmaller4,898
Larger40,974Online Student PopulationSmaller2,100
Completion & Outcomes
Higher81%Graduate RateLower79%
91%Retention Rate91%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 17,547)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,370)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,030)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,675)
More Students per Faculty16 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty15 to 1
3,472Number of faculties1,521
Higher$106,315Average Faculty SalaryLower$94,822
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