Lake Superior State University

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650 W. Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

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Phone: (906) 632-6841
2013-2014 Tuition
$9,960
in-state
$14,880
out-of-state
Students
2,523
enrolled
50%
male /
50%
female
Admissions
89.7%
accepted

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U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
U.S. News rank Category Name
#69 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Colleges (Midwest)

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Summary

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).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1946
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment $14,057,777

Applying

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.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 89.7%
Application deadline N/A
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 31

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 17:1
4-year graduation rate N/A
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 18%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17%
Health Professions and Related Programs 12%
Education 9%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 7%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 2,531
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered No

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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.

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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)
Financial aid statistics
Financial aid statistics

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* Overview details based on 2012 data


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