Lake Superior State University
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Town
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 2,099
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 9%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 998 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Lake Superior State University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 1,460 applications and 1,325 students were granted admission. Lake Superior State University is at the #89 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 2% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1060
ACT20 to 25

Application Fee

Undergrad students
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Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Lake Superior State University's tuition was $10,824 for all students regardless of residency (88.7% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year public institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $5,735
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Lake Superior State University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 39% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,432

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Lake Superior State University in 2016-2017, was 249, which is 59% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,284 (which is 0.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Lake Superior State University has enrolled a total of 2,099 students (1,811 students full-time and 288 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 2,099 students, 200 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 5 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 80%

Non-resident alien: 7%

Hispanic: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Black/African American: 1%

Asian: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Two or more races: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Lake Superior State University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 26% 453 81
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 13% 225
Health Professions And Related Programs 12% 219
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 8% 141
Natural Resources And Conservation 4% 79
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 4% 62
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 2% 44
Physical Sciences 2% 40
Education 2% 37
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 2% 33

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Lake Superior State University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of Lake Superior State University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $28,400. Last year, out of the total 964 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 877 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,220 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,061 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $28,400 $36,200
Employment Rate 91% 87%
Total Graduates 964 1,220