Lake Superior State University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Lake Superior State University
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Lake Superior State University Admissions Overview:

The majority of applicants interested in Lake Superior State University are admitted each year. With an acceptance rate of 91%, most students with grades and standardized test scores that are average or better will get in. To apply, visit the school's website for application instructions and important deadlines. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Lake Superior State University Acceptance Rate: 91%

Lake Superior State University Description:

Lake Superior State University is one of Michigan's 15 public universities; its campus is located in Sault Ste Marie on the site of the former U.S. Army's Fort Brady. It is on the smaller side, with just over 2,500 students, a student/faulty ratio of 15 to 1, and an average class size of fewer than 30 students. LSSU offers a long list of academic programs from its five colleges and schools: the College of Arts, Letters, Social Sciences and Emergency Services; the College of Business and Engineering; the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences; the College of Nursing and Health Sciences; and the School of Education.

The university is one of only three in the country to offer a fire science program. With more than 60 student clubs and organizations as well as intramural sports, there is plenty to do on campus. LSSU is a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), but the university's ice hockey team competes in the NCAA Division I Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and has won five national championships.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,099 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 49% Male / 51% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,019 (in-state)
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,442
  • Other Expenses: $1,600
  • Total Cost: $22,161 

Lake Superior State University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 59%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $9,830
    • Loans: $6,167

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Exercise Science, Fire Science, Fisheries and Wildlife Management, Nursing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 5%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 21%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Ice Hockey, Cross Country, Tennis, Track and Field, Basketball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Softball, Golf, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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