Michigan State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Michigan


Michigan State University is one of the world's leading research universities with a 150-year legacy of achievement. It is located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan's Capitol in Lansing.

Students from every state in the nation and more than 125 countries worldwide truly appreciate the opportunities that only can be found on the Michigan State campus. MSU has more than 200 programs of study offered by 16 degree-granting colleges and an affiliated law college

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Total Students: 46510
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Faculty: 2615

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
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Contact Information


East Lansing Michigan 48824

Website: http://www.msu.edu

Main Email:

Main Phone: 517-355-1855

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Office of Admissions

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International Admissions Contact:
Office of Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Mark Hollis

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Minimum GPA - 2.0 (Higher minimums vary by program). Admission consideration is stronger for applicants with GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
In general, credit may be granted for courses taken at regionally accredited insitutions when a grade of at least a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) has been earned.

Credits (Min/Max):
No minimum number of credits required. Maximum credits from a two-year institution - 60 credits. Maximum credits from a four-year institution - 90 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT/ACT scores are required if applying with less than 28 credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Not required for general admissions consideration.

Essay(s) required:
A personal statement is required.

Application Fee:
$35 nonrefundable application fee ($50 for international applicants). Fee waivers are accepted for domestic transfer applicants whose economic circumstances make the payment of the $35 application fee difficult.

Other Requirements:
Admission consideration is stronger for applicants who have completed 28 or more credits and prevoius college algebra, basic english/writing and course work. Certain limited enrollment majors have additional admission requirements.

Fall Deadline:
Six months prior to semester start

Spring Deadline:
Six months prior to semester start

Summer Deadline:
Six months prior to semester start

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Standardized Testing

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 4225

Transfers Accepted: 2020

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 49%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2005



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General Financial Aid Information:
There are seven scholarships available to transfer students. MSU does not have a separate financial aid application; however, aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted based upon receipt of the FAFSA.

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