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Lake Superior State University is a public institution that was founded in 1946. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,523 and its setting is rural. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Lake Superior State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), 69. Its in-state tuition and fees are $9,960 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $14,880 (2013-14).
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Lake Superior State University is a personal, small-town school that provides a superior blend of liberal and technical studies in the natural setting of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. LSSU offers undergraduate degrees in 45 areas of study that attract students from every county in Michigan, more than a dozen states and provinces, and nine nations. LSSU is Michigan's most personal public university emphasizing an undergraduate experience provided by a fully-qualified faculty and a dedicated staff.
|School type||public, coed college|
Interested in applying to Lake Superior State University? Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Lake Superior State University is $35. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 89.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||89.7%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Lake Superior State University is 17:1, and the school has 51.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Lake Superior State University include: Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.8 percent.
Lake Superior State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,523, with a gender distribution of 50.1 percent male students and 49.9 percent female students. At this school, 34 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 66 percent of students live off campus. Lake Superior State University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||No|
Paying for School
At Lake Superior State University, 68.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $5,548.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$9,960 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$14,880 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,728 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data