Michigan State University College of Law

Michigan State University College of Law

The Law College is perfectly situated in the heart of a Big Ten university and just minutes from Michigan’s state capital. Our students have easy access to countless legal employers, the abundant resources of a leading research university, and the entertainment and cultural choices of a vibrant college town. Plus, MSU’s international name recognition and a loyal network of more than 530,000 alumni enhance our graduates’ marketability and further strengthen the value of a Michigan State Law degree.

Contact Info


Website: http://www.law.msu.edu/
Address: 648 N Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824
Admission Phone: (517) 432-0222
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students801
Student-faculty ratio16:1
Tuition $41,528 per year (full-time, in-state)
$41,528 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
$28,640 per year (part-time, in-state)
$28,640 per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee ProgramNo
Estimated Living Expenses$16,150
Founded In1941
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/30/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline04/01/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Michigan State University College of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Michigan State University College of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
sboettch 159 A 3.13

Accepted

Yes - - 02/27/17 8 months ago
Tgilmo45 160 A 3.25

Accepted

Yes - - - 10 months ago
mikebac 156 A 3.78

Accepted

Yes - - - 10 months ago
mlee29 153 A 3.07

Accepted

Yes 12/22/15 12/23/15 01/15/16 2 years ago
taylordennen 153 A 3.33

Interested In Applying

- - - 3 months ago
Clarkpickle 155 A 3.26

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 months ago
abeluk 152 A 3.10

Interested In Applying

- - - 5 months ago
p00234 157 A 3.18

Interested In Applying

- - - 9 months ago
lululemonliana 158 A 3.60

Interested In Applying

- - - 10 months ago
Penninel 150 P 3.25

Interested In Applying

- - - 11 months ago
Ander1wd 150 P 3.86

Interested In Applying

Yes - - - 12 months ago
EssenceP1025 155 P 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
Elliotta07 149 A 3.90

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
wolber14 157 A 3.99

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
paulbuck 160 P 3.75

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
mpulido 158 A 3.47

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Bproc 161 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
ebbio13 145 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
Nicholas7294 170 A 3.40

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
vinsk1ma 158 A 3.84

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
LizYoder 154 A 3.30

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
FrederickCook1980 130 A 2.27

Pending

- - - 2 years ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants2362242088
Number of Offers1056100848
Number of Matriculants25923623
75% GPA3.723.723.68
Median GPA3.513.513.43
25% GPA3.163.192.86
75% LSAT150150144
Median LSAT154154147
25% LSAT156156153
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students801
Total Students Receiving Grants559
% of Students Receiving Grants69.8
75% Grant Amount$35,282
Median Grant Amount$26,462
25% Grants Amount$17,642
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship231
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)47
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship20%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (13)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (37.3)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (18.9)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.6)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (510)
  • Hispanics (39)
  • Black or African American (55)
  • Asian (24)
  • American Indian / Native (9)
  • Other (123)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (37)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (44)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (41)


  • Total Women% (50)
  • Total Men% (50)
Michigan State University College of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 279 74.99% 73.06% 1.93%
2014 315 79.64% 71.90% 7.74%
2013 276 76.59% 73.50% 3.09%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (341)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (16)
  • Employed Other (2)
  • Unemployed (34)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (4)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association