Michigan State University


Michigan State University is a is a public research university, and it was the first land-grant institution when established. Considered to be one of America’s Public Ivy universities, now it is the ninth-largest university in the United States. With 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members, the university is strict with students admissions.

Founded in 1855, the university is located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States, and its campus consists of three parts: North campus, South campus and Dubai campus.

The University offers degrees in bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate’s programs. The average freshman retention rate of the university is 91% and high graduation rates mainly concentrate on 6-year graduation.

The mission of Michigan State University is:

To advance knowledge and transform lives.


The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


Michigan State University comprises ninteen colleges, ranging from Agriculture and Natural Resources, Arts and Letters to Veterinary Medicine.

The most popular majors and course of study for students are as follows:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Health Professions and Related Programs

According to the U.S. News and World Reportin 2012, it is the 71th in national universities.

With 23.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, the university has a high rate in full-time faculty with Ph.D or terminal degree which accounts for 94% and no classes are taught by graduate assistants.


Applicants for the university are required to have taken either SAT or ACT tests, and ACT with writing test is required as well. Moreover, High school diploma is necessary and GED is accepted. Among academic factors considered GPA and standardized test scores are very important.


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 12,203 to students who are in state and for those who are out of state it is USD 31,148. Students spend USD 996 for books and USD 8,154 for room and board on average.

With the average need-based scholarship or grant award of $8,887, 50.2 percent of full-time undergraduates in the university receive some kind of need-based financial aid. It also provides many kinds of need-based scholarships from state, individuals and the university, at the same time students can choose to apply for loans.

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