Freshman Admission Criteria

Admission to Michigan State University is competitive, but there are no minimum requirements. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. Students also are advised to apply early in their senior year.

Freshman admission is based on:

  • your academic performance in high school
  • the strength and quality of your curriculum
  • recent trends in your academic performance
  • your class rank
  • your ACT or SAT results
  • your leadership, talents, conduct, and diversity of experience

Fall 2013 Freshman Profile*

  • Entering class: 7,850 (expected)
  • High school GPA: 3.4-3.9
  • Composite ACT: 23-28
  • Composite SAT (Critical Reading and Math): 1040-1210

* middle 50 percent of enrolled freshmen; numbers may fluctuate slightly as students confirm/cancel enrollment

Review MSU's suggestions for high school preparation

*Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to read PDF documents.