Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

First-time Freshmen Average ACT Scores

Year MSU Main Campus
Fall 2016 24.4
Fall 2015 24.0
Fall 2014 24.4
Fall 2013 23.9
Fall 2012 23.6
Fall 2011 23.6
Fall 2010 23.4
Fall 2009 23.7
Fall 2008 23.6
Fall 2007 23.6

Average ACT Composite Scores by College

COLLEGE Fall 2007 Fall 2008 Fall 2009 Fall 2010 Fall 2011 Fall 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Agriculture and Life Sciences 24.1 24.8 23.8 23.5 23.4 23.6 24.0 24.2 23.8 24.6
Architecture, Art and Design 24.0 24.1 24.0 23.9 23.9 23.9 23.6 24.8 23.7 23.7
Arts and Sciences 23.6 23.6 23.7 23.6 23.2 23.0 23.9 24.1 23.4 23.7
Business 22.9 23.0 22.8 22.5 22.9 23.0 23.3 23.8 23.5 24.0
Education 21.9 22.2 22.2 22.2 22.4 22.5 22.0 22.5 22.8 22.7
Engineering 26.9 27.5 27.0 26.9 26.9 27.3 27.5 27.8 27.2 27.5
Forest Resources 23.5 23.2 23.9 23.1 24.8 23.9 24.3 24.2 24.0 23.9
Veterinary Medicine 22.8 22.4 24.6 22.1
Other 20.5 20.6 21.0 20.6 21.3 21.0 21.6 21.1 21.0 21.8
Composite 23.6 23.6 23.7 23.4 23.6 23.6 23.9 24.4 24.0 24.4

Last Revised: 01/19/2017