Michigan State University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

With 39,000 undergraduates and nearly 563,000 alumni spread throughout the world, you can be sure that life at Michigan State University is all about community. Students who live in one of MSU’s 27 residence halls will become part of a neighborhood that offers a range of student services, such as academic tutoring, cultural programming, and wellness classes. Athletics here couldn’t be more popular, whether you’re cheering on the DI Spartans (congrats to the women’s golf team on being named the 2017 Big 10 champions!), or one of the University’s many club or intramural teams. If you’ve ever wanted to attempt fencing, roller hockey, ultimate frisbee, or underwater hockey, now’s your chance! MSU’s most popular academic divisions are the Colleges of Business, Social Science, and Natural Science but the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) has exciting options as well. Hands-on CANR majors such as animal science, environmental studies, food science, and landscape architecture ensure that students develop the skills they need to succeed after graduation. Good to know: out-of-state students who join MSU’s Honors College will receive a four-year renewable scholarship worth $15,000 annually.

Image Credit: Top, Photo © 2015 Michigan State University Board of Trustees

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.