Michigan State University Review

Located in East Lansing, Michigan State University is only minutes from the state capital. MSU has over 200 areas of study and offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, pre-professional, master's and doctoral degree programs

Michigan State University Overview

Established in 1855, Michigan State University served as the model for land-grant colleges under the Morril Act of 1862. MSU's 45,166 students can choose from over 500 student organizations or participate in the school's award-winning community service program.

Michigan State University's 5,200-acre campus is home to students from across the United States and over 100 foreign countries. According to the Institute of International Education Open Doors report, the university's study abroad program is the largest in the country, with study abroad programs in over 70 countries.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Michigan State University has a rolling admission policy, and about 70% of the students who apply to the school are accepted. Besides high school graduates, the school welcomes returning, home-schooled, international, transfer and graduate students. Michigan State University has financial aid packages tailored for different types of students, such as medical students, students with children, international students and veterans.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

MSU libraries house over four million volumes, over 28,000 journal titles and more than 200,000 maps. The school has the third largest U.S. library on African studies and the nation's largest African studies faculty. Michigan State University also has multiple research centers and labs and three campus medical schools.

The university employs 2,616 full-time faculty members, and 93% of them hold terminal degrees in their fields. The majority of MSU classes have between 20 and 50 students, and classes vary between lectures, coursework and hands-on training. The school offers online and continuing education classes, an alumni evening college and extension programs.

Schools and Colleges at Michigan State University

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Law
  • James Madison College
  • Lyman Briggs College
  • The Eli Broad College of Business
  • The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
  • College of Education
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Human Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine

School Contact Information

  • Address: 250 Administration Building, East Lansing, MI, 48824
  • Phone Number: (517) 355-1855