Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie

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Lake Superior State University (colloquially Lake State, Lake Superior State, Soo Tech, and LSSU) is a public university in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. It is Michigan's smallest public university, with an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students. Due to its proximity to the Canadian border, and the twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, LSSU has many Canadian students and maintains a close relationship with its international neighbor. In a sign of its unique situation, LSSU has the Canadian and United States flags on its campus, and both Canadian and American national anthems are sung at athletic events.

LSSU is known for its academic programs such as fisheries and wildlife management, engineering, chemistry and the environmental sciences, teacher education, nursing, geology, business management, fire science, and criminal justice. Students attend also take degrees in English and creative writing, forensic sciences, recreation management, and legal studies. It is one of the two universities in Michigan that offers an environmental health accredited curriculum (EHAC), along with Central Michigan University. Lake Superior State University offers primarily bachelor's and associate degrees, but also grants a master of arts in curriculum and instruction and many certificates. The university also offers joint programs with Sault College and Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. LSSU has regional centers in northern Michigan in the cities of Gaylord, Escanaba, Petoskey and St. Helen. Recently a center opened in southeast Michigan in the city of Dearborn. It is one of three Michigan public universities that is a university and a community college.
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  • The various buildings are awesome and it is a nice walk around campus to look at all of the historic architecture.  more »
  • We drove 4.5 hours for a tour and were pleasantly surprised how much we liked the campus. Being a prior military base gave it some cool history and a small town feel. The buildings are updated, staff....  more »
  • Attended here one year a while back and I enjoyed it. Good classes and teachers. I would attend again and recommend.
  • My daughter is enrolled there through dual enrollment from her high school, and the college nor her high school know how to communicate with the family or the student in sufficient and efficient time frames before things begin for the students. My only suggestion for other parents who have dual enrolled students at LSSU is to contact LSSU yourself if you have not heard anything and you know registration has begun. This could save you the frustration we are having getting things straight. The whole thing could have been avoided with communication from the time of registration began until now, but there was NONE! At this point, due to miscommunications and some communication mess ups, I’m still not sure if our problem has been corrected? I really wish I would have been on top of things when it came to this, but I had it in my mind the high school and LSSU knew what they were doing and would do what is best for the high school student who drives 45 miles one way...

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