Lake Superior State University

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Lake Superior State University, also referred to locally as Lake Superior State, Lake State or LSSU, is a public university located in the northeastern end of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the city of Sault Ste. With a total annual enrollment of roughly 3,000 students, it’s Michigan’s smallest public university. Given its promixity to the city of Ontario, Canada, many of its students are Canadian. Due to its close relationship with its neighbor to the north, LSSU flies both the American and Canadian flags.

LSSU offer several popular academic programs but some of its most popular include engineering, fisheries and wildlife management, environmental sciences, chemistry, geology, teacher education, nursing, business administration, criminal justice and fire science. LSSU is also the only school in the state to offer an accredited degree in environmental health. Other popular undergraduate degree programs at LSSU include legal and paralegal studies, recreation management, forensic sciences, and business management.

While LSSU offers master’s degree programs and certificates, it is primarily an undergraduate institution that grants associate’s and bachelor’s degrees. LSSU also offers several educational programs through a joint partnership with Algoma University and Sault College, both located in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario. In addition to its main campus in Sault Ste. Michigan, LSSU has satellite campuses and learning centers in Escanaba, Gaylord, Petoskey, and most recently in Dearborn.

General Information

Admission Office

650 West Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

(906) 635-2231

(888) 800-5778

Fax: (906) 635-6696

[email protected]

Contact: Susan Camp

Director of Admissions
Main Address

650 West Easterday Avenue

Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1699

(906) 632-6841

Total undergrads: 2,564

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 512

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,528

Graduate enrollment: 18


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 88%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 68%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Support Specialist C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Information processing C


Early Childhood Education A,B
Elementary Education B
Secondary Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B


Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Engineering/Industrial Management B
Manufacturing Technologies B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Emergency Medical Technology C
Nursing (RN) B
Nursing – Practical C
Recreational Therapy B
Substance Abuse Counseling A


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General A,B
Natural Resources Management/Policy A,B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences B
Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Forensic Chemistry B
Geology B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,B
Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Social Sciences

International Relations C
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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