Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceOther - Education · 1 decade ago

which college has higher test scores michigan state or university of michigan?

and which one has better (and cheaper) living conditions

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    ("Average" means mid 50%).

    Michigan State University

    Applicants Admitted: 73%

    Average SAT Critical Reading: 500-630

    Average SAT Math: 530-600

    Average SAT Writing: 490-610

    Average ACT Composite: 22-27

    GPA 3.5-4.0: 67%

    GPA 3.0-3.49: 27%

    GPA 2.0-2.9: 6%

    Students who rank in top quarter of High School Class: 69%

    Students who rank in top tenth of High School Class: 29%

    Average Cost (Including Tuition,Fees,Room,Board,Books,Supplies and Personal Expenses): In State; $17,570 Out of State; $30,215

    University Of Michigan

    Applicants Admitted: 47%

    Average SAT Critical Reading: 580-690

    Average SAT Math: 630-730

    Average SAT Writing: 530-710

    Average ACT Composite: 27-31

    GPA 3.5-4.0: 87%

    GPA 3.0-3.49: 8%

    GPA 2.0-2.9: 5%

    Students who rank in Top Quarter of High School Class: 99%

    Students who rank in Top Tenth of High School Class: 90%

    Average Cost: In State; $20,657 Out of State; $40,065


    Michigan State is in East Lansing. The city is best known for the University and you'll definately run into fellow students in your everyday life around town. The city is about 80% white, but when i was there, it seemed alot less.

    University of Michigan is located in Ann Arbor. The city has alot of history behind it, if you care. While it is known for the University, chances are, you wont run into fellow students like you would in East Lansing. The city is about 75% white, but definitely seems alot less.

    Personal Opinion: The University of Michigan is one of the best Universities in the U.S., but is more expensive than Michigan State. If you live in state, i would definitely try for University of Michigan. But if you live out of state, or if you want a college "experience" over an extreme academic course, i'd go with Michigan State.

    Good Luck!

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