Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

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Spartans: United by our purpose to make the world a better place

To us, an education is more than a frame on the wall, it’s about connecting with your purpose and being a catalyst for positive change. For more than 160 years, MSU has been the place to explore and experiment, with more than 200 areas of study in 17 degree-granting colleges and a wealth of hands-on undergraduate research opportunities. Home to Big Ten athletics, art museums, performance venues, agricultural facilities and 900+ student clubs and organizations, MSU puts you at the center of all the action and helps you develop the skills and connections for a successful future. While no one can know what the future holds, you can be sure that Spartans will be there, working together to find meaningful solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems for a better tomorrow for everyone. Join us and be a part of Generation Will. 

STEM highlights
As one of the top 100 research universities in the world, Michigan State University is a leading institution for students interested in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Education in STEM subjects at MSU is inquiry-based—meaning students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and make discoveries through an incredible range of undergraduate research opportunities. You can collaborate with top-ranked faculty and other Spartan researchers at MSU’s cutting-edge facilities—like state-of-the-art labs, greenhouses and MSU’s Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, which is taking shape as the world’s most powerful rare isotope accelerator. Alumni have careers in a variety of settings like consumer electronics companies, government agencies, manufacturing firms, automotive companies, schools, investment firms, information technology companies, research laboratories, and more.



#31 among public universities and #77 overall in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2023


Gold Sustainability rating


#106 of Best Global Universities, according to U.S. News & World Report 2023 rankings


#49 among all public institutions in the country, according to Money’s 2023 “Best Colleges” ranking

Michigan State At A Glance

Founded in 1855 as the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution, Michigan State is a public, coeducational, residential university that is also one of the top 100 research institutions in the world.

Campus: 5,300 acres in a parklike setting

• 49,695 students
• 38,574 undergraduates, 11,085 graduate and professional
• 5,670 faculty & academic staff
• 16:1 student-faculty ratio
• 25.9% students of color
• 8.3% international students

Programs: More than 200 areas of study, 39 MSU programs ranked in the top 25 nationally

Study Abroad: Study abroad program featuring 275 programs in more than 60 countries and on all seven continents

• 23 varsity squads: 11 intercollegiate sports for men and 12 intercollegiate sports for women
• 23 straight NCAA appearances by men’s basketball team, including 10 Final Fours
• Spartan Football Head Coach Mel Tucker named Big Ten Coach of the Year
• 2021 Big Ten Champions in women's golf; men's golfer James Piot named 2021 U.S. Amateur champion
• Women’s cross country team named Big Ten Champions in 2019 and 2021
• 92% all-time-high graduation success rate for student-athletes
• One of the largest intramural sports programs in the nation
• Nickname: Spartans
• Colors: Green and white
• Mascot: Sparty
• Conference: Big Ten

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