Michigan State University (MSU)

Founded in 1855, Michigan State University is one of the top research and pioneer land-grant universities in the world. Across its 19 academic colleges MSU awards Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in numerous fields of study. Popular majors at the university include Business, Management, Communication, Journalism, Social Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. Outside the classroom, students can be a part of the hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus. Through these groups, MSU sponsors countless activities to engross students in leadership roles, active learning and community service. It is the school’s mission to increase knowledge and transform the lives of its students and the community.

Location: East Lansing, MI

Type of Institution: Four-year, land-grant university

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State: $6,337

     • Out-of-State: $16,316

Size: 47,900+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 16%

Percentage of Men: 48%

Percentage of Women: 52%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 16:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctorate

Colleges/Schools: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters, Communication, Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, Honors, Human Medicine, Law, Music, Natural Science, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine, Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Veterinary Medicine

Housing: On-campus housing: 25 residence halls. All freshmen are required to live on campus.


     • Greek: Iota Phi Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho

     • Others: African American Celebratory, African American Student Mentoring Program, African Student Union, Association of Black Journalists, Black Poets Society

City Life: Community events (Moonlight Film Festival, farmers market, Children’s Concert Series, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival), Family Aquatic Center, art galleries (Kip McKesson African Art)

Website: www.msu.edu/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/spartans.msu

Twitter: http://twitter.com/michiganstateu