Michigan State University (MSU)

Problems look mighty small from 150 miles up


Michigan State University at a glance

michigan state university
220 Trowbridge Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

National Ranking:

At a Glance
Student Population: 49,317
Undergraduate Population: 37,985
Student to Faculty ratio: 17
Total Annual Cost $47,115
In-State Tuition: $13,200
Out-of-State Tuition $34,965
Percent on Financial Aid: 63%
Average Grant Aid Received $7,826
Acceptance rate: 69%
in Public Colleges
#69 in Research Universities
#19 in the Midwest region

General Information

Michigan State University (MSU), located in East Lansing, Michigan - a suburb, its’ campus size is 5,192 acres. MSU is a public research university founded in 1855 known as one of the land-grant universities. Initially founded as the Agricultural College of the State of MIchigan, it was one of the first institution that taught scientific agriculture at a higher level. However, it was after the Morrill Act was introduced in which MSU became a coeducational college with more curriculums added to the college.

Today, MSU is well-known for its undergraduate program in education. MSU ranks to be the eighth largest university in the United States and also ranks 75 in the 2016 editions of Best Colleges in National Universities.

Student Life

There are approximately 540,000 living alumni worldwide. 39 percent of the students live in college related housing or dorms and 61 percent of students live off campus. The gender distribution consists of 49.8 percent males and 50.2 percent females.

MSU Athletics

MSU Athletics - Become a Spartan MSU not only excels academically, boasting 42 Goldwater Scholarships and 17 Rhodes Scholarships, but it also excels in the field of athletics as well. MSU’s teams are called the Spartans and MSU's mascot is a Spartan warrior named Sparty. The Spartans compete in NCAA Division I in the Big Ten Conference in all sports. The university participates in the Big Ten Conference in all varsity sports, including the new Big Ten hockey conference, featuring 6 teams. Currently, Mark Hollis holds the position as MSU’s athletic director - promoted into the position on January 1, 2008.

MSU spartans football

Amongst the many athletics divisions MSU has, a few that are prominently know to MSU are:

1) Football
2) Men’s Basketball
3) Men’s Ice Hockey
4) Men’s Cross Country
5) Wrestling

MSU Costs and Financial Aid

With a total of 38,786 in undergraduate enrollment, MSU’s in-state tuition and fees are $13,560 (2015-16) and out-of-state tuition and fees are $36,360 (2015-16).

45.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive a need-based financial aid at MSU. On average, the amount for need-based scholarship totals $9,587 per student. If you are interested in attending MSU and are worried about financials, just visit https://finaid.msu.edu/ to find out more about how you can receive financial aid as well.

Below is the average fees you would be expecting, for one academic year at MSU:

In-state tuition and fees$13,560 (2015-16)
Out-of-state tuition and fees$36,360 (2015-16)
Room and board$9,474 (2015-16)

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