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MSU vs. Wisconsin-Madison

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Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
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University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadison, WI
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Rankings*
Public, four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
School TypePublic, four-years
Research University (very 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 Degree1 Year Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
expensive$14,750 Michigan Residents
$40,562 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitioncheaper$10,720 Wisconsin Residents
$38,608 Out-of-State
expensive$19,714 Michigan Residents
$38,638 Out-of-State
Graduate Tuitioncheaper$12,175 Wisconsin Residents
$25,501 Out-of-State
More$11,721Average Financial Aid AmountLess$11,609
Admission
Lower1,210 SAT
26 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,410 SAT
29 ACT
Easier83.25%Acceptance RateTighter60.35%
Lower21.89%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable26.08%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Enrollment
Larger49,695Total EnrollmentSmaller44,640
Larger38,491Undergraduate Student PopulationSmaller32,688
Smaller11,204Graduate Student PopulationLarger11,952
Larger40,974Online Student PopulationSmaller21,672
Completion & Outcomes
Lower82%Graduate RateHigher89%
Lower91%Retention RateHigher95%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 17,547)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 8,738)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,030)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $3,150)
Faculties
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
3,472Number of faculties4,816
Lower$106,315Average Faculty SalaryHigher$121,408
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.