Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, three miles east of Michigan’s capitol in Lansing. The 5,300-acre campus was founded in 1855. It served as the prototype for 69 land-grant institutions established under the Morrill Act of 1862. It was the first institution of higher learning in the United States to teach scientific agriculture.
In the fall of 2019 MSU hosted 49,809 students from 82 counties in Michigan, all 50 states and 138 other countries. The undergraduate population accounted for 39,176 of those students and the rest were working on graduate and professional degrees. The student population is 52% women, 48% men, 21.5% students of color, 11.4% international students. Attractive features of MSU include more than 275 education abroad programs in more than 60 countries on all continents, 25 varsity squads consisting of 12 intercollegiate sports for men and 13 intercollegiate sports for women and more than 900 registered student groups.
Art is supported in virtually every form. The Broad Art Museum is committed to exploring global contemporary culture and ideas through art while the Wharton Center for Performing Arts has four separate venues. The Breslin Student Events Center hosts a variety of special events including concerts and commencements and the MSU Museum offers anthropological, biological, folk life, geological and historical exhibits and programs. There is a planetarium on campus. The Abrams Planetarium houses a Digistar 5 computer graphics planetarium projector and a 150-seat Sky Theater and the Horticulture Gardens allow for a more relaxing view of the visual arts with six distinct gardens over 7.5 acres. It also provides a living laboratory where plants and people grow together.
High school students considering MSU should have a GPA around 3.5–4.0, an SAT score in the neighborhood of 1130–1310 or an ACT composite in 23–29 range. Out of state tuition will cost almost $40,000 alongside an average financial aid package of just over $16,000. The university meets an average of 52% financial need. Even though MSU is a state school with a very good engineering program, almost twice as many students choose to major in business. Biology and Communications/Journalism also outpace the popularity of the engineering program.
Accepted students are automatically considered for the honors program and for scholarships but should have their applications submitted by November 1. Students should also have their FAFSA filed on time because scholarship money is awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
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