MSU vs Michigan Off the Field

Noah Bieniek, Senior Writer

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On the gridiron the University of Michigan holds the all time series lead against in-state football rival Michigan State University (69-36-5). But how do the two institutions lineup in the classroom?


The two Michigan colleges were respectively established in the 1800s (Michigan in 1819, and Michigan State 1855). Michigan State is known for great Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, and Engineering programs. Michigan is recognized as one of the best colleges for its Computer Science, Business Administration and Management, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Government programs. Here’s a more in depth look at how the two colleges square up in the box score.


Category University of Michigan Michigan State University
In-State Tuition Cost 15,433 15,357
Graduation Rate 91% 79%
Acceptance Rate 29% 64%
Student Faculty Ratio 12:1 16:1
Student Population 28,312 38,996
Average High School GPA 3.82 3.68
Average SAT Score 1450 1190
Average ACT Score 31 27
Campus Size 5.01 miles 8.11 miles

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The big game is this Saturday, October 20th. The broadcast on Fox starts at @11:30 A.M. and the game will start at noon.