About Lake Superior State University

Founded in 1946, Lake Superior State University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 2,099 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Lake Superior State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 99 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Lake Superior State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate90%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range860-1060
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at LSSU are considered Less Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 27 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

67% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 14% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Lake Superior State University.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
46%
“We live for the big game”
27%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
47%
“We know about current events and vote”
40%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
20%
“Sometimes, but not often”
67%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
13%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
20%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
80%
“I feel extremely safe”
8%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
46%
“We bought the gear”
46%
“We live for the big game”
27%
“It”s not really our thing”
33%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
33%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
7%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
0%
“Available in class”
40%
“They keep regular office hours”
60%
“They”re always available”
13%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
40%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
40%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
7%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
53%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
13%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
20%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Lake Superior State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    41 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    30 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    42 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 7 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    42 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    42 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 69 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 26 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    42 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 36 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Lake Superior State University?

15 Students rated Lake Superior State University

Hannah

I personally really enjoy Lake State! It's a small knit community. Even in the winter when it starts to get pretty cold out usually we'll find something to do. Not to mention, most people are non-judgemental and everyone is out and about having a good time especially on the weekends. In the end there's a spot for everyone here there's plenty of outdoor activities as well as some fun across the border in Canada!

Mackenzie

From a student not knowing the existence of the school before coming here and now attending my overall opinion is very high only after a couple of weeks. Although the school is run down in some areas do to the previous use being a miliatry fort its has high standards.

Aaron

Lake Superior State University is a very nice university to attend if you are looking for a small campus and small class size. However, it does have its trade-offs. Some of these trade-offs are that classes are only offered during certain times of the day, professors are usually busy teaching and not have a ton of office hours, and the dorm rooms are pretty small. However, their small class sizes, small campus, and the ability for you to know you professor on a personal level makes it worth going here.

Elizabeth

Was looking for a review not looking to write one..?

Lake Superior State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Lake Superior State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Lake Superior State University is 90%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    I have gotten so much from my college experience at LSSU. I have met so many new people and made a lot of lifelong friends. I have had so many fun times at school. I have become a much stronger and independent person since I've come to college. I do things that I feel is right for me. I have learned so much about myself also. I have learned I am a shy person and it takes a bit for me to warm up to people. I have also learned that I can do anything I put my mind to. I have also learned so much academically. I took 17 credits my first semester. It was quite a load but I learned how to manage my time between studying and having fun. I would never take back my freshman experience at LSSU. I have met a lot of great people and have learned so much about myself.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worst thing about my school would probably be the lack of fun. When i hear about other schools they have way more fun than we do. Dont get me wrong our campus sponsers many events but they are not the kind of events that everyone is extremely excited about. If it wasnt for hockey oue school would most likely suck in the category of social life.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Lake Superior State University is located in the frigid Upper Peninsula of Michigan, most people don't even know the area exists.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    LSSU is known for the small class sizes and personal relationships between professors and students. Most professors are easy to get ahold of for questions or just for coffee. The campus is small enough that walking between classes is not a problem. Our hockey team is wonderful, currently 4th in our conference.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    It was close to home.

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  7. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are diverse and very intelligent individuals who are very goal oriented.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Anyone could attend this school and do well. It takes all different types of students to make a university what it is.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known just how small the school was. Also, I wish I had known the extent of the food variety (there isn't much).

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    LSSU Hockey

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    that where it is located is extreamely cold. and that they do not offer many masters degrees.

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  12. What are the academics like at your school?

    Professors address me by my first name. They are very casual and approachable. My major is Criminalistics with a minor in psychology and chemistry. This major requires a significant amount of studying, which my professors help me with when needed. All professors here at Lake State have what we call "Office Hours". Each professor makes themselves available to students during these office hours for any help or questions we might have.

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  13. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    We have several Student groups on campus. Most commonly joined groups consist of the Greek organizations, student government, SIFE, Activities Board and several others. If there isn't a group that a student wants to join, that's ok! Lake State allows students to create any group or club they want.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    Private, but public school. Nice community and friendly oriented.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Greeks, Athletes, Smart

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  16. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    there are unique sports that i never knew existed. its right on the border or canada and really close to the international bridge so you can see it in class which is really neat.

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  17. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    anybody that doesn't want challenging courses

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Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

2,099

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

7%

Out-Of-State

90%

In-State

3%

International

Organizations

67

Student Organizations

4

Fraternities

4

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

37%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9%
% Asian/Pacific Islander
N/A
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
2%
% White or Caucasian
80%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

96% of students attending Lake Superior State University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$11,019

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,100

Books and Supplies

$9,442

Room and Board

21,561

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,679
$30 - $48K
$8,672
$48 - $75K
$12,494
$75 - $110K
$15,806
$110K & UP
$16,880

We use student reviews and the most current publicly available data on our school pages. As such, we don't typically remove or edit college information. Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Portions of college data include copyrighted material, which is reproduced on this website by permission of Wintergreen Orchard House, a division of Carnegie Communications. © 2009-2016 by Wintergreen Orchard House. All rights reserved.

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