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Lake Superior State University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Lake Superior State University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Lake Superior State University Ranked?

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2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Lake Superior State University was awarded 17 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is homeland security, law enforcement and firefighting.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Lake Superior State University as #1,045 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Lake Superior State University held the #1,111 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Lake Superior State University is also ranked #28 out of 43 schools in Michigan.

See all of the rankings for Lake Superior State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Lake Superior State University?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Lake Superior State University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 58%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 83% of students accepted to Lake Superior State University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 665. Math scores were between 523 and 595.

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SAT Math Scores for Lake Superior State University  ( 523 to 595 )
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Lake Superior State University received ACT scores from 37% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Lake Superior State University  ( 19 to 25 )
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Learn more about Lake Superior State University admissions.

Lake Superior State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Lake Superior State University is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Lake Superior State University is 95%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  95 out of 100
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Retention and Graduation Rates at Lake Superior State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Lake Superior State University is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100
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Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at Lake Superior State University, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

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Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Lake Superior State University.

Below Average Overall Diversity at Lake Superior State University

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,963 undergraduates at Lake Superior State University with 1,706 being full-time and 257 being part-time.

Lake Superior State University Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Lake Superior State University is 33.61 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  33.61 out of 100
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How Much Does Lake Superior State University Cost?

The overall average net price of Lake Superior State University is $12,509. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Lake Superior State University

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,466 $8,276 $13,793 $16,139 $17,079

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Lake Superior State University, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Lake Superior State University, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $6,594 a year. That adds up to $26,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Lake Superior State University is 6.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Lake Superior State University Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Lake Superior State University make around $37,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is about 8% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.

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See which majors at Lake Superior State University make the most money.

Location of Lake Superior State University

Located in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan, Lake Superior State University is a public institution. The surrounding location of Sault Ste Marie is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Lake Superior State University

Contact details for Lake Superior State University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 650 W Easterday Ave, Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: 906-632-6841
Website: www.lssu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lakestate
Twitter: http://twitter.com/lifeatlssu

Lake Superior State University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Criminal Justice & Corrections 53 $36,700
Nursing 39 $56,600
Accounting 25 $36,700
Health & Physical Education 24 NA
Fisheries Sciences 21 $26,700
Geological & Earth Sciences 19 NA
Fire Protection 18 $43,600
Business Administration & Management 16 $30,500
General Psychology 16 NA
General Biology 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Lake Superior State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Lake Superior State University

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 293 students took at least one online class at Lake Superior State University. This is an increase from the 255 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 293 79
2016-2017 255 42
2015-2016 137 5
2014-2015 511 17
2013-2014 466 7

Learn more about online learning at Lake Superior State University.

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