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Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
Eustace-Cole Hall was the United States' first freestanding horticulture laboratory. It is the only MSU building on the National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, Eustace-Cole Hall houses the offices of the Michigan State University Honors College. credit: Jeffness at English Wikipedia
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Overview
Public
35,447 Undergraduates
66% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
48824-1046
(517) 355-1855
www.msu.edu

Michigan State University, a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, is one of the top 90 schools in the U.S. Only 18 years after Michigan officially became a state, on February 15, 1855, Governor Kinsley S. Bingham signed legislation to establish Agricultural College of the State of Michigan. It opened two years later, and later became Michigan State University. Originally, MSU was one of the first colleges in the nation to teach scientific agriculture. Today, the campus sits on 10,000 acres of land, and its motto is “Advancing Knowledge. Transforming Lives.” Notable alumni include entrepreneur Eli Broad, basketball player Magic Johnson, actor James Caan, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Harvard professor of Sociology Theda Skocpol. The school colors are green and white, its mascot is Sparty the Spartan and its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big Ten. Michigan State Spartans football won six national championships, the men’s basketball team won the NCAA National Championship twice and the ice hockey team won NCAA titles three times. Varsity sports offered include men’s football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, cross country and golf, and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, gymnastics, and swimming and diving.

Location

East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan directly east of Lansing, the state capital. Most of the city is within Ingham County, with the rest in Clinton County. The population was 48,579 at the 2010 census, an increase from 46,420 in 2000. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

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restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

1474

New Transfer Students

Admissions
66%

Acceptance Rate

32%

Enrollment Yield

990-1260

SAT Range

37,480

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$14,970

Typical Cost

$39,406

Out-Of-State (published)

$14,460

In-State (published)

68%

Recieve Financial Aid

92%

Have Loans

$21,430

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

43

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

577

Doctorates Awareded

Communication Technologies

Top Major

11

Faculty Awards

13

National Academy Members

450

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 900 organizations to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, a historical part of the school

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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