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

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

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I love the females on campus! Lol, but for real, I am very glad MSU has the female studnet body that it has, the women are beautiful. Also, everyone is so nice. It shouldn't be hard to find someone to connect to in terms of relationships, or for friends, whatever you're looking for. If you want to go to a school with good looking, nice women, go to state. I can't speak for the guys, I think they're attractive... I don't really pay attention.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Most people on Michigan State's campus are very friendly, welcoming and fun. The social life at MSU is great, but most individuals take school work very seriously-it's the best of both worlds!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 29th
    Hottest Guys
  • 41st
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 44th
    Party Guys
  • 52nd
    Party Girls
  • 77th
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Rachel McElroy
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The saying "there are always plenty of fish in the sea" describes the MSU dating pool perfectly. With nearly 46,000 students of different backgrounds, MSU is an ocean of single students looking for a relationship or a hookup. Most students agree that some of the most attractive members of either sex attend MSU, and with the prominent bar and party scene off campus, there are plenty of opportunities to meet someone interesting. Be warned, however—a large student population alone doesn’t mean everyone is going to be single, interested, or even friendly.

How you approach the MSU dating scene depends on whether you are just looking to meet new people or if you are ready for a committed relationship. This is most likely going to be the only time in your life that you are surrounded by such a large number of eligible people in your age bracket. This is the time to figure out what you like, what you don’t, what kinds of people you are attracted to, and whom you cannot stand being with. No matter what your sex or sexual preference, you will likely find a connection with at least one other person during your time at MSU.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
50%
Male Undergrads
50%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
Through the Olin Health Center. Planned Parenthood also provides free contraceptives for people who have already made appointments with their physicians.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Frat parties
  2. Classes
  3. Residence halls
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Parties
  2. Bars/clubs
  3. The library (during finals week)
Social Scene
MSU students can be very social once they're taken away from the stresses of academics and work. The college town atmosphere of East Lansing sees student hangouts both on and off campus, though on-campus activities are probably the best way to meet new people.
Hookups or Relationships?
Most students on campus are still getting adjusted to the dating scene, so less serious relationships are more often seen around MSU. Academics and work can be both stressful and time consuming, and many students say that they don't feel that they have time for a long-term relationship.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
There are many outlets to get involved with the dating scene on campus; it mostly depends on personal taste. If you are someone who enjoys dancing, there are plenty of parties and dance clubs near campus where you can spend your weekends. If you are more laid-back and would like to actually have a conversation, you can spend time staking out the hotties in a coffee shop or in the library. There are even options for the timid-several student-run Web sites provide dating classifieds for thousands of students looking for love.
Dress Code
Clothes aren't a huge deal at MSU. Most students dress casually, which usually includes jeans topped with a T-shirt or a sweatshirt.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 152 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 152 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 165 responses

  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 18% Long-distance relationship
  • 18% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 12% None
  • 10% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 4% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 31 responses

  • 31% Everywhere
  • 21% Classes
  • 19% Residence halls
  • 11% Frat parties
  • 9% Cafeteria
  • 5% Ricks
  • 1% Walking to class
  • 1% House parties
  • 1% Tinder

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 35 responses

  • 28% Meeting new people in classes
  • 23% You can friends anywhere you go
  • 21% Finding someone who has mutual interests
  • 12% IM Sports Teams
  • 12% Dorms
  • 2% Work

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 41 responses

  • 54% Always a spartan
  • 15% Spartans Stand Together
  • 12% Working
  • 10% Open
  • 5% Capable
  • 5% Dedicated

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 75% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 165 responses

  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 1% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 32% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 65% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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