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International admission criteria

Admission to Michigan State University is competitive, but there are no minimum requirements. MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in secondary school. Students also are advised to apply early.

Admission is based on:

  • Academic performance in high school
  • Strength and quality of curriculum
  • Recent trends in academic performance
  • Class rank
  • Standardized test results
  • English language proficiency for non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose first language is not English
  • Leadership, talents, conduct and diversity of experience

Fall 2023 first-year profile*

  • Entering class: 9,371
  • High school GPA: 3.8
  • Composite ACT: 27
  • Total SAT: 1210

*middle 50% of enrolled first-year students

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