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Study at Michigan State University

Michigan State University is a co-educational public research university, located in East Lansing, Michigan. It was founded in 1855. MSU has the eighth largest Student Enrolment in the United States. It enrolls more than 45, 000 students annually. It offers a variety of degrees and programs through the following academic divisions:

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Communication Arts and Sciences
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Human Medicine
  • College of Law
  • College of Music
  • College of Natural Science
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • College of Social Science
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Honors College
  • James Madison College
  • Lyman Briggs College
  • Residential College in the Arts and Humanities
  • The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
  • Undergraduate University Division
MSU's sports teams are nicknamed the Spartans.

Profile of Michigan State University

Students attend Michigan State in East Lansing, MI, a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a public institution. Michigan State degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Michigan State is known for its programs in science and media.

Michigan State Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 650.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Michigan State is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 46, 045 students at the school .

Student Life

Michigan State offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Big Ten Conference.

Michigan State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 738accounting, finance, business management, marketing, logistics, business, merchandising and buying, labor relations, . . .
Liberal Arts1, 486social services, English, economics, political science, history, international relations, sociology, Spanish language, . . .
Science1, 084biology, zoology, physiology, chemistry, microbiology, physics, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, geology, . . .
Media1, 054advertising, communication studies, radio and television, journalism, mass communication, public relations, health communication
Education and Teaching808education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, school Counselling, education of learning disabled, special ed, adult education, . . .
Therapy and Counselling612psychology, clinical social work, school psychology, educational psychology, music therapy, marriage and family therapy
Engineering540mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, engineering, materials science, bioengineering, environmental engineering, . . .
Medicine382osteopathic medicine, medicine, veterinary medicine, neuroscience, pre-veterinary, veterinary biomedical sciences, large animal medicine
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy374exercise science, dietitian, nutrition sciences, parks and recreation management, vocational Counselling, rehabilitation
Family and Social Work340family and community services, social work, foodservice management, child development, public administration, family systems, family and consumer science, human nutrition, . . .
Agricultural Science and Management289various agricutural courses, agricultural management, food science, agricultural economics, agricultural journalism, crop production
Security and Law Enforcement257criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine248registered nursing, nurse practitioner, nursing science
Hospitality197hospitality management, restaurant and food services management
Medical Support and Technology182audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech, veterinary assistant
Animal Science and Care136animal science, equine science, dairy science, animal husbandry
Computer Science and Engineering133computer and info science, computer engineering
Music132music performance, music pedagogy, conducting, music, music theory and composition, jazz
Conservation and Resource Management125wildlife management, environmental studies, forestry, natural resource economics, natural resources management, environmental science, conservation
Mathematics114mathematics, statistics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics
Landscaping and Horticulture113horticultural science, soil science, landscaping, turf management, plant sciences, pest management
Real Estate and Construction Management107construction management
Design81fashion design, interior design
Architecture and Planning61urban planning, landscape architecture
Art Studies53art studies
Religion and Philosophy23philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts17drama
Construction Trades12electrician
Fine Arts11art history and criticism

Contact: Michigan State

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI 48824-1046

General Phone: (517) 355-1855


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