MSU Description

Michigan State University, home of the Spartans, is one of the top 100 research universities in the world, and one of the largest campuses in the country.

With several hundred student clubs and organizations to choose from, as well as the largest single-campus residence hall system in the nation, MSU ensures that each Spartan has a place to live and plenty of activities to have some fun with while learning and making lifelong friendships.

The school also offers living-learning residency, where students live in the same halls or on the same floor as other students in their same area of study. This provides a great environment for study groups test preparation.

MSU offers over 200 undergraduate, graduate, and pre-professional study programs. Qualified students may be invited to attend the schools 4-year honor college, providing them with an elevated level of learning. In addition, many students have the opportunity to study abroad as well, which is a great way to learn about other parts of the world first hand.

MSU’s Business degree program is one of the most recognized in the nation. The school is also known for its sprawling, green campus, providing tons of space for intramural athletics. The school’s football and basketball teams are also well known, as the Spartans compete consistently at a high level in the Big 10 conference.

Michigan State University offers Michigan residents a discount on tuition. There are scholarships and many other forms of financial aid available for eligible students, including grants, loans and more.

Quick Facts about Michigan State University

Region

Midwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Spartans

Nickname

MSU

Website

www.msu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Selective

In-State Tuition

$12,203

Out-of-State Tuition

$31,148

Retention Rate

91%

Enrollment

47,278

Year Established

1855

MSU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  7 reviews
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  4 reviews
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64% of students gave Michigan State University 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

Michigan State University is an amazing school and has so much to offer for each and every students. The campus is beautiful and everyone is very friendly. I can't imagine going to any other school! My tip for prospective students is to just be yourself and find a fun organization or club to get involved with. I'm part of Camp Kesem, which is a free summer camp for kids whose parents have/have had cancer. It's an amazing experience!!

Alumnus - Grad Year 1996

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I enjoyed my graduate study in Michigan State University. The academic programs are diversified and catered to students needs. Professors are amicable and happy to provide any academic and career planning guidance. Grand River runs through the campus, it was wonderful to sit on the river bank in front of the Admin Building, feed ducks and sparrows. Spring is short but beautiful in East Lansing, there are so many sponsored and non-sponsored activities in the spring break. Living is inexpensive: housing is very affordable with options to live on or off campus. MSU has a very dynamic culture, with students coming from all parts of the world.

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MSU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
36,205
Freshman Class
9,110
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
47,278

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
77%
Graduate
23%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
90%
Part-Time
10%

Gender of Students

Women
52%
Men
48%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
3%
African American
8%
Caucasian
80%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
6%
Unknown and Other
2%

International Students

International
10%
Domestic
90%

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