Location
East Lansing, MI
Undergrads
34,196
Tuition (in-state)
$32,580 ($12,622)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are many houses, and there is something for everyone.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Although I had a few professors last year that I did not quite love, most of them were fantastic.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The university does a great job of making sure that its students are prepared for life beyond school. Both colleges that I am involved in have very high placement rates, and both of them make sure that their students are getting the preparation, training, and contacts needed to succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a huge variety in programs, and there is something for everyone regardless of what you like or are good at.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love both of my majors!! They are both unique to MSU, and the curriculum is both intriguing and challenging. I always enjoy going to class.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: MSU has a large variety of style, and most people dress and act the way they want, regardless of what others think. People follow their interests and dreams with what they are great at, and there is a lot less judging from peers then I had expected going into school.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Have not really lived off campus but I am trying it out with my friends this year

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have found my new favorite Chinese place to eat!

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I was given nothing good when it came to scholarship nor grants, I am paying most of my school out of pocket

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The campus housing office is a mess, however I love my roommate that they assigned me to live with

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Never really been the "partier", but MSU is the place to go for a great party

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I just found out that we are no longer allowed to carry pepper spray with us as a means of defense, I feel very let down by those who created this rule.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The view on campus is amazing and that definitely has to do with the architecture and "keeping up" of the grounds.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are a lot of students that come from overseas, but that is how I am able to meet new people and get a better understanding of new cultures

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I am in the James Madison Residential College and I am completely satisfied with the program.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I do need to have an internship for my program, so it is a necessity

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls do get along on campus and there are plenty of activities for both to actively participate in.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Michigan State University holds itself on the thought that it is a strict campus; however, there are always loopholes to every rule.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Honestly, many of the local attractions, activities, events, and recreation are based on MSU. There are several shopping centers that the busses can take you to. The locals are probably involved with MSU somehow, so most are fine with students.

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College Sophomore

Nightlife: I do not go out to parties, and I don't have any friends who are huge partiers. Because of this, I know very little about bars, clubs, and drug use on or off campus. I prefer to stay in my dorm with my close friends and watch movies.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Some off-campus locations are close, some are far. If you have a car, great. Parking on and off campus can be tricky if you aren't sure what you are doing. Some apartment complexes will give you free semester bus passes. It seems decently easy to find an apartment; the closer you are to campus or the nicer the rooms, the pricier it gets. Safety is similar to any other college town. Don't overly worry, but be cautious and take note of who you are with and where you are at.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: MSU has awesome places to study and hang out. The libraries are really quiet; the Student Union has both quiet and slightly noisier areas, as well as food and computer labs; the dorms all have common rooms; and there are a lot of outdoor spaces to check out as well, especially near the Red Cedar River and Beaumont Tower. Campus activities and traditions depend a lot upon what groups you are involved in.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Why is this even a question? MSU is very diverse. There are students of all looks, personalities, abilities, attitudes, and more. If you are choosing your school based on how people look and act, you have a lot to learn before you are a mature adult.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: While I don't hear about student discounts at all, there are plenty of options along Grand River to eat at. There are a few fast food places, but more are local spots or mid-to-high end restaurants. My personal favorites (and many other students' favs as well) are Noodles and Co. and Traverse Pie Company.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Fan support and school spirit for the Spartans is overwhelming, sometimes in a bad way (like burning couches). Athletic facilities are amazing, and some are being updated this summer. Munn Ice Arena is having renovations done, and the Sartan Marching Band just received a new turf field to practice on that intramural sports can use as well.

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Most students are very satisfied with their decision to attend Michigan State University. New students sometimes complain that the size of MSU can be overwhelming and that it’s pretty easy to get lost while walking to classes; however, it only takes a few weeks before the campus starts to look familiar and feels more like home. Many students say they have made great friends and have been able to handle the challenging workload.

A university as large as MSU provides students with countless opportunities to excel academically, develop unforgettable social ties, and prepare themselves for a meaningful career and future. Unique research opportunities allow students to work closely with professors while gaining experience in their field of study. Many students take advantage of the wide range of study abroad experiences that are available every semester. With over 500 student groups and more than 200 programs of study, there is something for everyone at MSU. Program- and hobby-related groups are a fun way to meet new people. Make an effort to talk to people and keep up with schoolwork. Settling into a new lifestyle during first semester can be difficult for freshmen, but many are bleeding green by the time they return from winter break.

 

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