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Founded in 1855, Michigan State University. is a Public college. Located in Michigan, which is a city setting in Michigan, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 39,090 full time undergraduate students, and 11,250 full time graduate students.
The Michigan State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 2405 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Michigan State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at MSU are considered Selective, with ,320% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 68% were in the top quarter, and 28% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Michigan State University.
551 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
435 Students rated off-campus housing 3.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
559 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 27 % gave the school a 5.0.
568 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.
569 Students rated class size 3.7 stars. 23 % gave the school a 5.0.
566 Students rated school activities 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
567 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
569 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.
230 Students rated Michigan State University
In my opinion, Michigan State University has its ups and downs. I am a transfer student and at the beginning of my studies, MSU's financial aid system glitched and my 12k of scholarships was revoked. I had to fight with MSU for almost a year to get them back. While of course, this was an extremely hard thing to go through, I adore going to MSU. We have an extreme sense of community here. I feel safe, I feel welcomed. Every week is something to do, you have so many opportunities for games, sports, activities and friends here. The campus is beautiful and the classes are academically challenging. There is no place I'd rather be. GO GREEN!
As someone who has felt out of place in her hometown all her life, MSU is a place I could finally thrive. Our campus is beautiful with the (albeit polluted) Red Cedar River flowing through it, tons of trees and greenery, gorgeous historical buildings, and several gardens. We are a top 100 college in academics in the United States, and we are a Big 10 University that is passionate about our sports. Our campus is diverse and has many organizations for students of color, lgbt students, international students, and anything else you can think of. The largest issue with our campus is the safety. As many know, on February 13th, 2023, Michigan State University suffered a tragedy. A tragedy that many people were not surprised by, a tragedy that many students and faculty blew off when they first learned about it due to how many emails we would frequently get about thefts or violence. The university has upped the safety precautions, but they can only do so much, and many people feel as though it is not enough. Therefore, my overall opinion on Michigan State University is somewhat low, as my university's officials do not care enough about the victims of the tragedy, or the safety of campus.
In the last few years the quality of leadership and safety has definitely decreased a bit, but as a student not only would you find great faculty for every program but also countless opportunities for students to get involved in. There are so many resources available for everyone just as long as you put yourself out there.
Born and raised in Michigan myself, I always had the option of Michigan State as a potential candidate to be my next post-secondary institution. That is not to say, one has to live in the Mitten to attend MSU because there are plenty of students from around the country infatuated with the school. Not only that but also people from around the globe, which is equally as important. The campus at MSU is like no other, with the Red Cedar river flowing through the heart of it, the BIG10 conference athletics, and many ways to explore academics and the social scene. Although I am a Spartan myself and definitely have bias, this school in East Lansing has more to offer than one may think.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Michigan State University is 65%. 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 _____.
The most important thing I have received from my college experience was the opportunity to make a difference. This past year, I had to chance to work in a lab researching what makes Cholera bacteria virulent, research which hopefully will someday lead to better treatment and prevention of Cholera. Initially, my research seemed like just an interesting opportunity to apply the concepts I was learning about in classes. However, after the Cholera epidemic in Haiti broke out, I realized the things I was doing in college could have a huge impact on the world and that the impact I could have in college would be miniscule compared to the impact I could have after I graduated. This realization has inspired me to continue to seek ways to be involved in meaningful research and to look for other ways to impact the the world.
they are usually all very friendly and outgoing if approached. Very determined as well and driven. They always seem to be hard workers
Michigan State University is great. I loved the idea of having to live in the dorms your freshmen year. Living on campus gives the students the opportunity to get familiar with the university and where things are such as the stadium, library, cafeterias and other cool places. But most importantly living on campus gives you the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and students that go to Michigan State as you. Coming from Germany, I did not know anyone who was going to Michigan State University and so my biggest concern was making friends and finding people I could hang out with. Michigan State University has about 43,000 students and it might seem a bit overwhelming but I found some of the greatest people here. You realize that you are not alone and that is the beautiful part of MSU. I love this school and I'm overly happy that I picked this university. GO GREEN!
Tough, many classes require plenty of time studying.
Huge Party school where students just want to get blind drunk, skip class, and start riots.
MSU offers Lyman Briggs, a residental science program from students who are premed,predent, prevet, or interested in math. MSU also has its own dairy store and many facilities and events on campus for students. Also many resturants,stores, etc are within 15 mintues of campus.
Although MSU students do party what college doesnt. Look at the other things yes we party but we balance it nicely with academics. MSU you some of the top academic programs in the country like business, journalism and education. Ok so there may have been riots in the past but this year what they called a "riot" was just a block party that was aggrevated by a few dumb people and the police. As for the burning couch, I have only seen one and it was last fall when my apartmen complex lost power some people thought it would be a good idea so we would have some light.
The judgemental attitudes some people carry with them.
One thing i wish i had known was the best place to get a job. Since being here i have tried very hard to find a job on campus but have been unsuccsessful and the debt is starting to accumulate.
There is a large variety of classes available to students. Also, many majors give you an opportunity to take many electives, so you can get all of your requirements done and learn about many things in a four year period.
MSU is full of friendly people, lots of academic and social activities, great accademic support, and it has a beautiful campus.
Any person could attend this school. Michigan State is a very diverse school ranging from kids who grew up in the country to kids who grew up in the inner city. There are kids of all different types and any person could make new friends from all over the world. There is not one kind of person who should attend this university.
A person who is easily influenced by the urge to drink and do drugs instead of go to class. At MSU it is easy to get lost in the party scene and forget why you came here in the first place. Before attending this school a person should really think about if they are ready to move onto higher education and if they are really focused on school at this point in their lives.
I brag about everything about Michigan State. The amount of social clubs and activities we have does not compare to most universities, there is always something to do and regardless of interests there is a club. If there is not a club someone wants to join, creating one is not difficult. The clubs offer amazing networking opportunities and chances to make friends. The clubs also offer events every weekend so the nightlife is always exciting. Other than that, our professors wrote many of the books we use and the resources available to us are endless.
School is known for vets, hospitality business and packaging, sports for basketball.
MSU is known for having many Asians on campus, and in return the popular stereotype of bad Asian drivers is big. Also, due to the Ferguson events many African American students are known for being boisterous about not being treated fairly, even though they are. They just don't get involved as well as they should.
The sports scence on campus is amazing. There is so much energy when it comes to it. Basketball and football games are a lot of fun and the cheering from the crowd is fun and exciting. Many happy people roam campus when the victory is ours and there are a lot of angry people when we lose. Most spartans here are die hard fans and the atmosphere that is here is amazing when it comes to sports. Go Green!! Go White!!
I decided to come to MSU because I had not other choice. My first was U of M where even with a 3.8 GPA and 28 ACT I didn't get in. When I first came here i thought I would absolutely hate it, but after my first semester I experienced the rigor of the courses and the high standard my major sets for itself (James Madison: the public affairs college).I came here with the mind set of transferring after my first year, but now it has grow on me and I love state!
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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.
68% of students
attending Michigan State University receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 43% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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