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  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    70 out of 74 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are serious about academics, but still want to enjoy college.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be completely honest, Michigan State University was always my last resort in terms of choosing a university. I had never planned on going there. I was nervous about attending such a large school, and didn't think that The Big 10 Life was for me. But after my freshmen year, I cannot imagine being anywhere else and cannot wait to return in the fall!.

    Am enjoying being here

    Going to a large university like MSU allows for students to truly find their niche. There are clubs and organization for just about everything. There are so many different kinds of people (not just from Michigan, but from around the world) who come to school here! Our green blood runs thicker than you can ever imagine! To make the Spartan-lifestyle more fulfilling is the famous and notorious IZZONE (the student section for our incredible basketball team). Our students dress up in any green costumes they have, and unashamedly cheer for our boys while bowing for our legendary coach, Tom Izzo.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State is a world-renown university. It has some of the most prestigious programs, colleges and professors in the world. For example, The Eli Broad College of Business is consistently ranked in the top 100 business schools in the nation. In addition to that, the Supply-Chain Management degree is ranked as the BEST program, of it's kind, in the country!! Harvard ranks second! Although Michigan State is constantly compared to its old-time rival University of Michigan, MSU holds the same academic profile! There is no difference amongst the two universities except that our basketball team is absolutely amazing!

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 out of 44 people found this review useful. 1 person found it offensive. 2 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. Especially students who want to get involved, who aren’t afraid to take a little bit of initiative and look for opportunities or try new things. Great for curious students who like to wander, explore, and discover. It’s also perfectly fine for more shy students – you can find your comfortable niche and stick to it. Or, if it suits your fancy, go out and explore. Only a large campus like MSU allows you such options. MSU’s zoology/veterinary/science programs are highly reputable, and if you’re interested in the environment or alternative energies, MSU just might be the place to go (MSU is really pushing their “Be Spartan Green” initiative. MSU is the country’s first land-grand institution, and plus our school colors are green and white, so they’re really looking to be the innovators in alternative energies.) MSU’s business program claims to be the first or second university in the country that employers go to when looking for potential workers. MSU’s teaching program is also highly reputable. While Eastern Michigan University is known as the “place to go” for a teaching degree, MSU counters that EMU simply churns out many teachers – but MSU turns out QUALITY teachers. Overall, MSU is one of the best places to go to for ANY major.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Live on campus at least your first year (it’s a requirement, unless you live within 50 miles of MSU; however, even these students should live on campus, not commute). Since MSU is so large, this is the best way to “connect” with the campus. If you don’t, it may be difficult to “find your place.” - Bring a bike. - Visit campus before you choose to come here. Visit it several times. Talk to friends who go here, ask them questions, and ask them to show you around. - Try not to live in Brody Complex. It’s where most of the freshmen end up, and it is so far removed from campus. In the winter, you’ll probably end up taking the bus rather than walking because it will be so cold. Be mindful that the other complexes, like South Complex (with Holden, etc.) and Hubbard/East Complex, may also be a bit removed from the other complexes, your classes, or all the “action” (shopping, eating, and, yes, partying) on Grand River (though Brody is the most removed). I would recommend living in the West Circle Complex or Red Cedar Complex (with Snyder-Phillips, Mason-Abbot, and, across the river and in the most centralized location on campus, Shaw). (I am personally partial to the Red Cedar Complex; I live in Abbot.) These are along Grand River, are close to many of your classes, and Snyder-Phillips currently houses the best cafeteria on campus, and many students from the other complexes will walk all the way across campus just to eat there. - Buy your books online. The 4 textbook stores (3 are privately owned, and the 4th is MSU’s Spartan Bookstore) vary only slightly (a few cents) in prices. There is no competition, and their prices are all very high. Last semester, I spent $225 on books for my 5 classes (4 classes’ worth of books were bought online; for the 5th class, I had no choice but to buy the book new at one of the bookstores for $101). Had I bought 100% of my books from the bookstores, I would have spent $375. So I saved $150. - Don’t worry about community bathrooms, they’re no big deal. Some of the halls have community bathrooms, others are suites where two rooms share a bathroom. The community bathrooms in the Red Cedar Complex are all very nice. - When you get on campus, before classes start, go exploring with a friend. Or meet an older student and have them show you around and take you to the cool places on campus. - When you first get on campus, wander around. Visit where your classes will be, and take “the long way back” to learn your way around campus. MSU isn’t honestly that big, and it doesn’t take long to get to know most of it. - Keep a campus map (I laminated mine) on you at all times when you go out. I keep one in my purse. It’s very helpful, and I use it all the time. It’s helpful when trying to describe to someone where something is, and even the older students get confused sometimes when you’re having a conversation about some building.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU isn’t cheap. That’s the downside. I graduated salutatorian (2nd) out of a class of 511, and didn’t get a single merit scholarship. If you’re going for a purely-merit-based scholarship, you have to participate (as an incoming freshman) in the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition, in which a few hundred of the brightest prospective students take a test to compete for 15 full-ride scholarships. You can only really get scholarships based on need, or if you apply for a specialized scholarships (for example, the School of Journalism has a dozen or so scholarships that you can apply for, and there are scholarships offered by many/all of the other schools/majors too. There are also scholarships offered by the resource centers, like the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, the Lesbian Bisexual Gay Transgender Resource Center, etc.) If you’re lucky enough to get one of these scholarships, or some outside/private scholarship, they’re incredibly helpful. If not, you’re paying for MSU out of your own pocket, or with loans, as most college students inevitably do. Is it worth it? It depends on what you get out of MSU. If you don’t push yourself or take advantage of MSU’s absolutely astounding array of opportunities (leadership, involvement, internship, community service, study abroad, campus media/publications, etc.), it might not be worth it. But if those opportunities are exactly what you’re looking for, and exactly what you pursue – MSU is definitely worth it. These, along with MSU’s reputation as one of the top universities in the country, definitely put MSU a head above the competition, despite its higher cost. But if you take advantage of MSU’s opportunities and use them to set yourself up with an excellent job after you graduate – then, in a few years when you finish paying back your loans, MSU will be most definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am in love with the campus. Though the oft-repeated phrase on campus tours “you can make a big campus small, but you can’t make a small college big” was a typical ploy by a large (47,000 undergraduate and graduate students) campus to rake in prospective students nervous about getting lost in the crowd – I have found it to be incredibly true. I absolutely love it at MSU. MSU is its own little city in itself. The people are INCREDIBLY friendly – they hold doors open for you, give you directions if you’re lost, and help you if you drop a stack of books. Grand River, the “main drag” of East Lansing, runs along the north side of campus. On Grand River there are any store you’d ever need to go to – food places like 7-Eleven, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Bubble Island, Insomnia Cookies, Noodles and Co.; La Bodega, a fair-trade store; Barnes and Noble; 3 different textbook stores; and much more. And though the campus is big (a 30-minute walk from opposite-corner-to-corner), it’s rare that you’ll be forced to take a class on the other side of campus. There are plenty of sidewalks for you to walk/bike/skateboard/rollerblade on, and once you get used to it, a 10-minute bike to class is no problem at all. Besides, it makes it so much easier to stay healthy! There are so many fascinating places on campus – the Botanical Gardens and the Children’s Gardens, the Dairy Store, the Sparty Statue, the Rock, the Museum, the Wharton Center where they have plays and host famous bands/musicians, etc. There are also hundreds of events and student organizations that you can get involved with. These are the things that only a large campus like MSU can provide, and it’s easy to find your niche.

    Am learning a lot

    Like any school, you'll only learn as much as you want to. As a large and reputable Big Ten university, of course you'll learn a lot at MSU. As a Journalism major, however, I would like to note that I am learning a TON in my journalism courses. Since the newspaper industry is dying, many people are hesitant to jump into a journalism-related career. You would think that a bunch of old professors would be clinging to the dying newspaper industry like the Titanic going down. I was a bit worried about this entering MSU, but have been completely and absolutely delighted that this is NOT the case - even the older professors know reality when they see it, and the School of Journalism at MSU is definitely riding the wave of change, and is on the cutting edge of the journalism industry. They're not educating their JRN students for a dying industry - they're teaching us to be open, to adapt, to innovate, to go out and make our own names rather than waiting for opportunities to land in our laps. Most importantly, they are teaching us that, to be successful, we need to have comprehensive knowledge of a variety of media - print, radio, television, web, etc. - and to have the multimedia skills (filming, video editing, website building) that will put us above the crowd. The major has a broad focus, and is applicable in a variety of areas, including communication, public relations, advertising, filmmaking, political science, etc. Because the industry is undergoing such rapid change because of the economy and the advent of the Internet, the opportunities to be found in journalism are actually endless. The School of Journalism is truly preparing its students to not only work in the future of journalism, but to be the ones that actually shape this rapidly-changing industry. This progressive approach taken by the faculty in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (in which the Journalism program is located) is truly commendable.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 out of 24 people found this review useful. 3 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    What any student should know entering college is that things are totally different. You are no longer in the same playing field as high school. College is whole new game. You need to establish independence because at college you are completely on your own. Time management is also very critical in college with so many opportunities and things to do. And if you've always been a good student during high school and felt like you never needed to study, trust me, you WILL need to study! Many of the professors require you to learn and grasp knowledge beyond the material they teach in lectures or labs.

    Bang for the buck

    As a public college, the cost of tuition is much less than smaller private schools. In addition, a larger, more notable college, like MSU, can offer students greater opportunities than a smaller private school. Famous for their Study Abroad program, Michigan State students have traveled to places all over the world, such as India, Singapore, Jamaica, France, Italy, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and the list goes on ... One thing's for sure at Michigan State, you get what you pay for!

    Am enjoying being here

    Growing up in a small town, never would I imagine that I would love being part of Michigan State University. With a campus so large, it never gets boring. There are various stores and outings along the campus borders and thousands of student organizations fit for anyone. The students at MSU are very diversified and much friendlier than I've experienced at any other school.

    Am learning a lot

    As one of the eleven Big Ten schools, Michigan State's prestige includes it's wonderful learning opportunities. We have amazing professors that push academic limits beyond the class room. Although Michigan State is one of the largest universities, there are various residential colleges (James Madison and Lyman Briggs to name a couple) that allow smaller classrooms and provide students with a greater opportunity to establish relationships with professors. Here, at Michigan State, you can get the best of both worlds. Like every college, there are difficult classes with difficult professors. But, there are many resources to avoid such cases; like professor ratings on allMSU.com or tutoring options.

  • 08/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU to me seems to be a great fit for anybody, because college is what you make of it. Some things to remember: In my opinion the most successful people will be those that have a well rounded experience. Yes college is when you learn about the field that you are going to be working it for the rest of your life. Yes, academics are the number one reason you are at school. However, it is important that you learn more than just the name of every bone in your body, or in my case the tensile strength of tempered steel at any given pressure or temperature. You must learn about yourself. Take in every experience you can. People that can adapt well, and who learn to work well in any situation will excel not only at college, but in life. There are a lot of students here. I think keeping to yourself will only hurt your experience in the long run. The campus is massive. You will have to get around, and sometimes it is not easy. Time management is huge. You will have to learn how to balance school and fun. It is so easy to get caught up in your studies, but you need to relax and have fun. If that means breaking up your heavy schedule with a class like bowling or weight lifting, or running, do it. Maybe it better suits you to join a club, whatever it is, get involved.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about applying to MSU, do it. If you find yourself being drawn to a different school though, go there. Make the choice that will best suit you. It is important that you enjoy where you are in college. -MSU Specific Tips: As I said the campus is huge, bring a bike or get a bus pass (though that can get crowded). It gets cold, be ready for the weather. Books are EXPENSIVE. Talk to older students in your major to see if you can't cut a deal. Also half.com has some seriously cheap books. Also, find out from other students if you will even use your book in class (some professors will say they are required and will not even crack them open for the whole semester). Get a campus map! They are extremely helpful, I use mine every semester to find the fastest ways to class. Don't worry about looking like a freshman. So many freshman I met this year were so worried about looking like they knew what they were doing because they didn't want anyone to know they were a freshman. When I was a freshman I did not care if anybody knew. Nobody treats you any differently (this isn't high school). Other students were extremely helpful when I asked them questions. Explore the campus. There are so many shortcuts and paths and buildings... it is easy to get lost. Map out your routes and walk them. I found a short cut that saves me 7 minutes walking time everyday like that. Live on campus. The staff is wonderful. The experience is unbeatable. I lived on for the last two years. Get to know your RM. They are one of the best resources you will have. They can be a great person for advice, just to go talk to, or someone who can help point you in the right direction. Learn about the different dorms before you select which one you want to live in. Most freshman get put in the Brody Complex. Everybody complains because it is so far away, but a lot of people like it because everybody there is in the same boat. Nobody knows what is going on so they form a strong friendship while trying to figure it out together. I lived in the Mason side of Mason-Abbot for two years and absolutely loved it. It has a very homey feel to it. I got to know almost every single person in my entire building, as they all felt like one person. If you never want to be alone, you don't have to be. But again, it is up to each person what they are looking for. Become friends with your roommate. I was fortunate enough to have the best roommate I could have asked for. We lived together for the past two years, and he is one of the guys that I will be sharing an apartment with next year. I could not have gotten a better roommate, and that was completely by chance. Find out people that you are compatible with, so that if you don't get as lucky as I did, you will avoid having a bad roommate two years in a row. Get involved. It is so important to find an activity that you enjoy and pursue it. Find other people with similar interests (guaranteed there are some at MSU) and join up with them. There are a million things that I could keep going on about, but I feel as though a big part of the college experience is learning some of these things on your own, though a little bit of help is always appreciated. -Tips for applying to college: Keep the grades up, and get involved. I know you probably hear it quite a bit, but it is actually important. Universities are huge into students that have taken an extra step by doing a sport, or joining a club, or volunteering. -Some tips for going to any college: Do not be overwhelmed, instead branch out. Do things that you would not normally be comfortable doing. If something approaches you, give it a shot. Don't pass up any opportunities that you think you might regret. Be outgoing and extroverted. Meet a ton of people. You will encounter people who have been and done and plan on doing things that will absolutely awe you. Learning about people from other walks of life has been one of my favorite experiences at school. Learn about yourself, not just what you want to do with your life, but learn who you are and who you want to be. Start taking the steps to mold yourself into that person. Finally, have fun. This has been the best experience of my life and wouldn't trade it for anything. I take my studies very seriously, but I have had more fun then I ever imagined.

    Bang for the buck

    Being an out of state student makes it somewhat difficult to afford Michigan State. I cannot speak for the in-state students, but the tuition can be quite pricey. However, I have learned a lesson from someone very close to me. She told me that no matter the cost, your education is worth it. I completely agree with her now that I am experiencing it.

    Am enjoying being here

    For myself I could not have made a better choice for schooling. The students here are fantastic. I was extremely fortunate to be on the floor that I was assigned to because I made some of the best friends I could have asked for. There are an unlimited amount of ways to occupy yourself when you aren't studying or in class. If you are the athletic type there are intramural leagues for just about any sport ranging from easy going to extremely competitive brackets. The are also a lot of trails to run and ride. The workout facilities are also top-notch. If you want to join a student club there are hundreds. You can even make your own with as little as seven members. Some examples are Latino Club, Fencing, the Cookie Eating Club (of which I happen to be an avid member), Tri-athalon, etc. There is something for everyone. The university puts on a lot of events for the students such as: game nights where you can go compete for prizes, open mic-nights for those who are musically or poetically talented and want to get some recognition, free concerts, movie pre-screenings, etc. The list goes on, and they always provide a multitude of free items. The campus is beautiful. You really get to enjoy it because of how large the campus is and how spread out the buildings are. From the Red Cedar running through the middle of campus to the vast array of trees and plants, the view of campus is fantastic. The actual city of East Lansing is not very large, but it has everything you need. The food is fantastic (as is the food in the cafeteria surprisingly enough). There are a lot of small shops, as well as some bigger ones, on a or two long stretch across the north end of campus. Downtown East Lansing has the feeling of a really large outdoor strip mall. It is a really cool place to walk down on a nice day. If you are into the Greek life it is fairly popular at MSU. Of course if you are into sports, being a Big 10 school, MSU has a fantastic athletics. Some of the more notable experiences include going to the football games with 20,000 other students yelling at the top of your lungs because MSU just pulled off an extremely risky trick move for the win. Or finally getting your Izzone tickets for basketball after camping out for 24 hours (and attending a year's worth of games in the upper bowl). And those are just the big sports. Besides hockey all other MSU varsity events are free admission, so you can cheer on your fellow students. The best part though is the fact that there are some 40,000+ students that come from all walks of life. You can learn so much from these people that will just absolutely blow you away. It is those people that really make me enjoy the time I spend at school more than anything else.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are extremely informative. The information provided can sometimes be overwhelming, but I enjoy it because it gives me a chance to branch out into subjects I would never have considered. The course list is extremely expansive, allowing you to delve into nearly any topic you can think of. As with any other university there are good and bad professors. So far I have been lucky and have had mostly good professors that enjoy teaching, which in turn makes it easier to pay attention and learn.

  • 07/27/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 14 people found this review useful. 5 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who like to have fun, but also know when it's time to be serious!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, Study, Study!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    I seems like there's a daily hike in tuition, but it's worth every penny overall.

    Am enjoying being here

    State is a perfect example of a Big-Ten school right in the middle of in a college town. Many students have season tickets to both football and basketball games, which I personally suggest getting, because game time allows fellow Spartans to come together. There is also lots to do in downtown East Lansing-including shops, places to eat, a theater, and mall. The Greek system isn't super huge, but I've seen and met a fair share of those who have decided to go Greek. I've also met a lot of really great people!!

    Am learning a lot

    Being a student at Michigan State allows one to receive a well rounded education while still focusing on specific areas of study and allowing students to still have a bit of fun while doing it. All undergraduate students are required to take introductory courses in things such as: the arts and humanities, social sciences, science classes (for those who aren't science majors), and very interesting literature classes.

  • 12/22/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 6 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    MSU is fun for students who are serious about their studies, but also want to have fun. You can learn a great deal here, but it does require working your best and studying. Then when it’s time to chill, there’s lots to do too! If you balance your academics and your social life well, you’ll have a great college life. I promise. :D

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Get to know all your professors. Cuz then they get to know you, then you get on their good side, and then you get those good grades. Ayyyyeee! 2. Try not to live in Brody. They usually stick a lot of freshmen in there, and that complex is kinda far away from the rest of MSU. Stay in Hubbard, it’s close to some important areas, and it’s pretty, and new (that’s where I stayed freshman year!). 3. Go out with a group of friends at night. Nothing wrong with being smart, am I right? 4. Be happy! Other freshmen are shy too, and when they see happy people, their OWN happy comes out. :p 5. Bring a bike or buy a bus pass. At the beginning of the year some of my friends said, “nahh, I’ll just walk. My classes are nearby.” Know what they ended up doing? Buying a bus pass. Sometimes the distances will be too far for your legs to handle. Or you just won’t feel like walking. Either way. 6. Join a club. You meet great friends through those. Looks good on applications too. 7. Have funnnn! But not too much fun! Hit them books. (;

    Bang for the buck

    I have to admit, Michigan State isn’t the cheapest place. Buuuuut, it provides many services that can help you get financial help and aid. There are many merit based and need based scholarships given, and many loan services that can help you pay for tuition and such. Also, MSU has a variety of jobs available all around campus, so you can get that pocket MONAAAYYY. A lot of students that have/had money issues are given lots of opportunities to do what they always wanted to do. Hey, that’s why so many students were able to do Study Abroad, right?

    Am enjoying being here

    Ha. Am I enjoying being at MSU? You bet. There's always something fun to do, whether big or small. There's so many different and fun people here, you'll definitely make good friends. With those friends, you can do literally anything. Parade around Grand River. Make random trips to the mall. Hit up a party. State is AHH-MAZING during Halloween weekend! People are dressed in outrageous costumes all over the place, and it creates lots of memories for you and your amigos to ponder on weeks later. :p Football and basketball games are fun too! You can camp out with your friends for good seats, deck out in MSU wear, chant school songs, or strip down to nothing but pants (only if you’re a guy though!) and paint yourself the school colors! Whatever you can do, go ahead and rep your school! We have different traditions here too, such as the Homecoming Parade (which I was in for MSU Dance Club, another fun club to join. It's like having sisters away from home!), where all clubs come together to present a spectacular parade for the Lansing public. We have the Midnight Scream during finals week, where everyone screams out their window about how finals are a pain lol :p Soon we'll be having Humans vs. Zombies, a GINORMOUS tag game between MSU students, and we'll be using socks and Nerf guns (; There's always something fun to do on campus, you betcha.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State is a great university to attend! The professors really care about you and how well you're doing. Don't be afraid to go visit them during their open hours; they love to talk and get to know their students! The professors don't drone on and on about the subject they're teaching, but they use many tactics to get the students to understand. Some use humor, some use hands-on activities, some use fun discussions! My chemistry professor loves to make us laugh and do fun experiments such as making things blow up! (; Whichever way your professor presents the information, you're sure to learn a lot, while having fun too! Not only have I learned a lot academically, but I've learned a lot culturally. I was really scared to start college, because I thought I wasn't ready to be on my own. But there are many people here to help you through the way--while experiencing different cultures too! Each floor has a mentor and a cultural aide to help different cultures interact. The people here are uuuuuber friendly, and there's a large array of activities and clubs to join! I joined MRULE, or Multi-Racial Unity Living Experience. We have soo much fun discussing issues in our society, and we volunteer to help others, and we participate in different bonding activities, such as going to the cider mill or dodgeball tournaments! The club is filled with many people of many cultures and identities, and it gives me a chance to learn more about people that I never thought I'd learn! I wouldn't give up this opportunity for the world.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anybody really, michigan state has such a diverse set of students that i think really anybody who has an open mind will be able to thrive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't let the size of Michigan State put you off its not really as big as it seems other than the fact that you have a large area where you could possibly need to go for your classes, but you can ride the bus, walk and bike ride, hey walking is a great way to keep in shape. Don't come with the mentality of High School, its much better than high school. if you come thinking that your going to get personal attention without even asking which sometimes happens in high school, your are not going to get it. teachers are there to teach you, but they're not going to hold your hand.

    Bang for the buck

    Since i live in Holden Hall, they are doing this thing called FYE ( first year experience) and the goal is for it to help freshman ease into the life of college. This program is really cool and holds a lot of activities that give you information about sex to what major to choose, anything really. Everywhere there's free activities that you can attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you want to fell like you are a part of something bigger than yourself, come to Michigan State. Even though it is a big campus, you find your friends and groups that you will hang out with and everything just seems to fall into place. It wasn't that big of a transition for me because i went to a highschool campus that had 6,000 kids, so i was used to being in a place where i didn't know everybody.

    Am learning a lot

    currently i am enrolled for 14 credits. Monday and Wednesday and Friday i have college algebra from 10:20-11:10 and then on Monday and Wednesday i have Cse101(computer class) from 12:40 to 2:30. my math class is only challenging because i cant understand my teacher, thankfully the book text is really helpful and the online homework, extra practice and so on, really helps me understand the material i don't get in class, and there are reviews for every test. Cse101 is challenging, but I'm glad that it's giving me a broad understanding of Word, Excel, Access, And web design. Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays i have Com225 (intro to interpersonal communication) i really like this class, i have it from 10:20 to 11:40 and its taught by 2 professors that are married, steve and kelly. they are so engaging and are really cool and interesting people. then from 12:40 to 2:30 i have ISS210 (society and the individual) i really like the professor in this class too, he's very versed on the information he teaches, but you really have to pay attention to catch everything he says. its not like in highschool where you can just do the work and in the process you'll get the material, you have to be the one to motivate yourself to go to class and listen and thats how you'll understand the material. then i have Yoga from 4:10 to 5:00. 14 credits isn't too overwhelming i would say, its keeps me busy for the first half of the day, then i really have the rest of the day to do all my work and other extra-curricular activities.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are green lights located all over campus in case of emergency that call the police for you. Along with that, police do, of course, drive around.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and fraternities are abundant and often hold fundraisers for good causes. Fraternities even host parties on the weekends. A good place to go to go dancing or meet new people.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of the year, a huge presentation of clubs and organizations is held at the Munn field called Sparticipation. You can find anything you are interested in and find more information. It's free too! There is a concert and many freebies you can choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, involved students, athletic students, resourceful students, small town students looking for a change, anyone who wants to make a difference and attend a wonderful school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Bellmont tower and many other buildings are very historic, even Mayo hall is said to be haunted by Mary Mayo herself. MSU has a large rock next to the Auditorium that they spray paint for many activities and for Greek life.

    Bang for the buck

    By attending a school where your grades are a crucial part of getting in, employers look at our students more than other colleges. You also get the choice of the vast amount of electives MSU has to offer. You do have to take some prerequisite classes but there is some variation.

    What to do for fun

    MSU has a strong Greek life around campus and there are so many groups for leadership or community service. There are multiple intramural teams of each sport that tons of students participate in. I personally love attending football games in the fall and I've also been to a hockey game. Those were some of the most fun times, along with going out with friends on the weekends. But you're not limited to the weekend, a bar near Grand River turns into a College Night dance club on Wednesday nights which many frequent.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the dining halls are built into the dorm rooms so that you don't even have to leave your dorm building to eat. There are different stations and different choices every single day. Almost all of the cafeterias have been renovated or are in the process of being renovated. MSU offers pasta, pizza, sandwiches, Michigan specialty plates, desserts, salads, fruits, breakfast, and much more. Basically anything you could want.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life depends on which neighborhood you live in, but I highly recommend living in the dorms. There are different styles of dorms, where two people live and share a bathroom with two other people, together with four people, or two people and a community bathroom. There are also female only floors, male only floors, or co-ed. It all depends on what you're comfortable with and location, location, location. Only one dorm is central to campus, the rest are divided among the outskirts of the square mile campus. You're likely to make friends right away with the help of your RA and hall activities such as hall dinners, contests, or meeting people from other floors.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are strongly encouraged here especially with scholarships, organizations, and to graduate. These classes are not a breeze, you have to put time and effort into them because professors want you to learn, but it is not their duty to make you. There are many libraries to assist students and way more resources to help further. We have engagement centers in most neighborhoods where you can get more help or tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go in blind in the dorms, but not totally blind- find the app on Facebook called RoomSync and they match you up with people. You get the final say and can even talk to these matches.

    In three sentences

    The campus, food, organizations, people, academics, and nightlife of Michigan State University are unlike any other. MSU is full of down-to-earth, nice people who want to have fun but also focus on their academics. Though it is a big campus, it is not hard to find where you are going and you get used to it.

  • 07/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Michigan State is a great school socially and academically because there is so much diversity and opportunity. There is activities for every kind of person, its impossible not to make friends and enjoy yourself. The campus is beautiful and self contained so it feels like its own town. There is also so much choice in majors. Even if a persons career goal isn't in a specific major it is easy to mold a major and class schedules to be what they want it to be. Overall its hard to find anything wrong with Michigan State.

  • 08/19/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Self disciplined, hard working, social.

    Tips for prospective students

    Figure out where you can park for free without getting ticketed. Make time to study at some place other than your dorm, it will make you focus on studying. Party responsibly. Meet as many people as you can and learn as much from them and your professors as you can. Attend some sessions of classes you're not enrolled in but that interest you.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is really expensive and they keep upping the tuition fees every semester. When I started, credits were $315. They are now $347 and I'm only a sophomore.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus environment and all of the great people I'm meeting here.The only thing I've really had trouble with on campus is the lack of free parking. If you park in a reserved spot, even for 5 minutes, you will get a ticket.To be honest, the dorm food is not the greatest but it's very convenient to be able to eat at any dorm on campus any time I'm hungry. Some of my classes were pretty far away but biking or taking the bus cut down my travel time a lot.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State University is the perfect university for me. The university allows me to advance both socially and academically. There are some academic hoops I have to jump through before I can focus completely on music education but that is part of how MSU keeps its reputation for well rounded graduates. I participate in IM sports and take advantage of the many study and workout facilities MSU's campus has to offer.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    students are pretty safe at msu, so long as they use common sense. walking alone at night is not recommended, especially for females. students traveling in groups at night are typically safe. students can use the safe walk program to get walked from the library to their dorms from dusk until 1 am. the night owl bus program will also take students between any two points on campus from 2 am until 7 am. there are green emergency phones all around campus and in many dorms. with a little street smarts, students can feel safe at msu.

    Greek Life

    those seeking to get involved greek life have many options at msu. rush is held each semester, and students have many houses from which to choose. greeks have opportunities for formals, parties, and big-little bonding. some greeks fit the snob stereotype, while others are perfectly nice. checking out different houses during rush is a good way for prospective greeks to find a fit.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are over 500+ student organizations at msu. students can participate in intramural sports, religious groups, academic organizations, or hobby-related clubs. during welcome week each fall, students can attend sparticipation-an event where nearly every student organization has a booth with information about how to get involved. from the rugby team to the catholic student organization, to the coffee club, msu has something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    michigan state is home to over 45,000 students, about 35,000 of whom are undergraduates. the means all types of students find a place to belong at msu. i can't think of a single type of person who couldn't find a place to fit in at this school. even students who like the idea of a small school can make the university small by centering their lives around studies, their dorm, and a club or two. this aspect of msu is nice, because students can get create a small-college atmosphere or blend in to the crowd. every type of student can find commonalities with fellow msu students. there are plenty of sports for jocks, numerous research opportunities for studious types, volunteering activities for activists, and performances for budding actors, just to name a few.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every night during finals week students participate in midnight scream. this involves a campus-wide scream to let out frustration, bring spartans together, and throw a little fun into finals. midnight scream is most fun in large dorm complexes where there are a lot of people, but can be found in nearly every dorm on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    while all four-year institutions are expensive, michigan state was recently rated one of the most reasonably priced schools in the big ten. freshmen and sophomores pay a lower rate per credit hour than do juniors and seniors. tuition typically increases every year. scholarships are available, yet competitive. each college within the university offers scholarships for which students can apply.

    What to do for fun

    there are fun activities for all types of people at michigan state. many freshmen and sophomores spend time hanging out with friends in the dorms. there are also movies shown on campus that are free for dorm residents. the university activities board brings entertainment to campus in the form of concerts, hypnotists, comedians, and more. broadway shows regularly come to the wharton center on campus, some of which offer discounted tickets for students. there are many restaurants and shops on grand river (the main street north of campus) for students to explore. house parties also take place in the student housing off of grand river. older students have a variety of bars from which to choose-karaoke, pool, dancing, and sit-down bars are all available. there is also a dance club under one of the bars for younger students. as a big ten school, michigan state offers a wide variety of activities for any sports fan. football, basketball, and hockey games are the most popular sporting events for students to attend, and have active student sections. even non-sports fans find themselves going to football games to spend time with friends and cheer on the spartans. other big ten sporting events such as volleyball, soccer, and gymnastics are available at no charge to students.

    Food and Dining

    every meal plan is unlimited, meaning students can go to the cafeteria as many times as they want. this is especially nice for late-night snack runs and going to the cafe just to socialize. the university is in the process of updating all the cafeterias. three new cafeterias have opened since 2007, and all look similar to a large mall food court. these cafeterias give students many different meal options and are generally better than the other cafeterias. currently the cafeterias in case, brody, and snyder-phillips halls are the best. this section gets three stars because of some of the older cafeterias that have not yet been updated. the new cafeterias would get five stars. regardless of which dorm students call home, they can eat in any cafeteria. students who live off-campus can also purchase smaller meal plans, and eat on campus at their leisure.

    Dorm Life

    many different types of dorms are available. some house only 300 students, while others house nearly 1000. about half have community bathrooms for the entire floor, while the other half have suite-style bathrooms shared between two rooms. floors (or at least wings) are typically separated by gender, although coed floors are available. one dorm (yakeley) houses only females. dorms are arranged into complexes which all have at least one cafeteria. some classes are even held in dorm buildings; this is especially common for students in residential academic programs. dorms are constantly being updated and redone to make them pleasant places for students to live. unique residential options are also available in dorms. for example, there are honors floors for honors college students, and quiet floors with special courtesy hours. students can also choose to live in dorms with other students in their major or college. for example, science majors may choose to live in holmes, while political science students may live in case.

    Academic Rigor

    join the honors college if you get the chance. incoming freshmen can join with a 30+ act score, and msu freshmen and sophomores can join with a 3.5+ college gpa. honors college members get to sign up for classes before everyone else, can take any class they want (regardless of regular restrictions or prerequisites), and get to choose their dorm freshman year. the best part of the membership is the vast array of courses available for general education requirements. non-members can choose from a selection of 7-10 classes for each general education requirement. honors college members can choose from tons of classes to satisfy the same requirement. they get more freedom in customizing their own degree programs. another perk of membership is being able to take honors sections of regular classes. these sections are usually smaller more challenging. rigor is not limited to only honors sections-a student can earn honors credit in nearly any class by arranging to do a special project with the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. seek out friends with whom you truly enjoy spending time. this may sound obvious, but it's easy to get lost in the shuffle of any university if you don't make an effort to meet people. many students make friends in their dorms. other common meeting places include clubs, religious organizations, sports teams, and classes. college can also be a time to reinvent yourself and change for the better. choose friends who will help you become the best version of yourself. 2. be responsible. this is college-you no longer have to ask permission to use the restroom during class, and no one is going to call your mommy if you fail a test. freedom is great, but it places your future in your own hands. professors are typically more than willing to help you if you ask, but none of them are going to hunt you down and remind you to turn in last week's homework. go to class. study. keep track of your assignments. being a grown-up really is not difficult if you put in a little bit of effort. 3. make time for fun. sure, you're in college to get a degree, but you need to enjoy yourself along the way. i grew more as a person through the friendships i made, conflicts i resolved, and leadership roles i took on during my time at msu than i ever did by listening to a lecture or writing an essay. having a perfect gpa is nice, but having a good gpa, growing as a person, and being happy is better.

    In three sentences

    michigan state had everything i was looking for in a university-challenging classes, all types of students, and a beautiful location to call home. as an undecided freshman, i appreciated the wide variety of available classes and majors. the 500+ student organizations offer opportunities for everyone to make friends and get involved in campus life.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    Considering the size of the campus, it is a safe place to go to school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Students receive a steady stream of emails inviting them to join clubs and activities. The dormitories have lots of clubs and activities, too.

    Great for these types of students

    I can't imagine that there isn't something for anyone who wants to get a college degree at MSU. There are so many programs to choose from. Our veterinary school and our agriculture school are standouts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The agriculture school has it's own ice cream shop called The Dairy Store that is always crowded. The ice cream treats are delicious! They feature a huge assortment of flavors and are constantly adding new ones. You can get cheeses and quail eggs, too. Very cool!!

    Bang for the buck

    For students who wish to travel abroad, there are countless opportunities. You can receive credits while you travel the planet.

    What to do for fun

    Attending basketball and football games is what students do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants on and off campus. I have never dined in a school cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were so overcrowded, I decided to live in an apartment off campus. I have been told by students who live in the dorms that the cafeteria food is delicious.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes, so far, have varied in how demanding they are. My math classes have been very taxing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering Michigan State, I encourage you to visit the campus over the summer and spend some time learning where everything is. The people who helped me were very friendly and accommodating.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has a program for just about everyone. It is one of the largest schools in the country. The student population is very diverse.

  • 03/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like having fun and you're able to balance social life and school well, you can succeed here. If you want a big school with a ton of people this is the place to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Go visit the campus. Look into the degrees we offer, because although we have a lot, and are rated high in most, we don't have everything. Campus is huge, so be prepared to walk or buy a bus pass. You will meet new people every single day and you have to put yourself out there to make friends.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's true that Michigan State has a big a party scene, but we're a big school. There's never a lack of something to do, and if you aren't into going out then nothing says you have to, there are about 40,000 people that go to MSU so you'll find someone who likes to the same thing as you. In addition to partying, MSU has an extensive Greek program, club life, and intramural sports program.

    Am learning a lot

    The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State is ranked first or second (only to Cornell!) depending on who is doing the rating. Our professors are the ones who write the books, and they know what they're talking about. We always have guest speakers coming in to talk about the topics we're learning and most of them are Spartans themselves. Plus, our alumni network is huge, so finding a Spartan in the workplace and having it land you a job isn't unheard of!

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a great place for kids who are self-motivated and don't feel lost in crowds.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the lecture halls may seem really intimidating at first, but always try to sit in the first two rows. Your classroom is only as large as you let it be. Out of sight, out of mind, you'll forget about everyone behind you. Plus, your professors will know you by name and sometimes give you tips about homework and tests! ;)

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, but that's what you get for attending a well-known university. Although the meal plans don't leave me feeling nickle-and-dimed like other universities sometimes do. Some of the buildings could do with a little renovation (and air conditioning!).

    Will enjoy being here

    You'll love it here, almost everyone does. There's so much to do and see! Lansing is the perfect college town and you will most definitely find more people who enjoy the same things as you do. :)

    Will learn a lot

    By now, you probably know of the excellent academic reputation Michigan State University has. I don't need to expound upon that.

  • 12/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 327

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. Nothing is handed to you and you won't be babysat or forced to do anything. Most of the time, you get out what you put in.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU tuition has increased substantially in the last couple of years...its very hard to pay for...but rather worth it I believe ^^

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus. I have met tons of great people. Grand River is awesome. Many things to do on campus: free movie service, free ice skating days, hundreds of clubs and organizations. There is a niche for everyone here.

    Am learning a lot

    Although many of the classes are taught by graduate teaching assistants and not actual professors, I really do learn a lot. Even if you have crappy teachers, there are a lot of forums to voice your opinions, and many help options available!

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    RCAH at MSU is great for a wide variety of students. Because the RCAH major is so general, many students double major in things such as foreign policy or like me, Journalism. As I said before, it is a small arts school with all of the opportunities of a big university and an easy transition from high school into college.

    Tips for prospective students

    For me, knowing that the RCAH allowed me to start immediately on my major really was the key to attending the residential college at MSU. I also love the idea of a smaller residential college within the big university. All of my classes through RCAH have 20 people or less, which made this a much easier transition for me from a small town high school. Another perk about RCAH at MSU is that you are on a first name basis with all of the professors, and that they are extremely flexible with office hours and simply helping you out.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though MSU is not as inexpensive as a community college, being in the RCAH allows me to start on my major from day one. The Residential College for Arts and Humanities is a major itself which is why I am able to take classes that pertain immediately to my major in my Freshmen year.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being in the RCAH at MSU, I live in the Snyder/Phillips complex at the heart of the university. Our dorms are in the same building as our classes, as well as the finest cafe on campus, The Gallery. The campus is beautiful all year and the special programs, concerts, clubs and recreational activities offered are endless. Being in the RCAH offers the intimacy of a small liberal arts college, but the oppertunities to be a part of a large university and all of the activities.

    Am learning a lot

    Many prestigious classes are offered here at Michigan State University, and I am among a very unique program on campus. I am currently attending RCAH at MSU. RCAH is the Residential College for Arts and Humanities. The RCAH has taught me many things about literature, history, ethics, the visual and performing arts, and the study of languages and cultures. We have even had the opportunity to meet with world leading writers as well as a group of visitors from Mali.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone. MSU is incredibly diverse and welcoming to absolutely everyone! So make the right choice and become a Spartan for Life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out MSU's campus before you come here. Everyone says this campus is huge, which it is, but when you get to know where things are, it seems so much smaller than the first time you visited. Apply for scholarships EARLY. The earlier you apply, the better. Also, in between classes, try to get involved in at least one club, sport, or activity. It is a way to get to know people quicker and have fun doing what you like to do :)

    Bang for the buck

    Of course a big university like MSU is a little expensive. But the good part is that they offer so many scholarships and loans that you are pretty much guranteed to get one. Also with the things you learn and all the extra free things for students here, the price is definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Let me sum up my time here: BEST CHOICE I HAVE EVER MADE :) There is always so many things going on around campus. Of course, there is a lot of homework, but that is what college is for. But going to class is so pretty because MSU's campus is absolutely gorgeous. Anyone teetering between schools, visit MSU and your mind will be made. It is so much fun and everyone is so friendly. Getting away from academics, there is of course the sports games. The football game experience is so huge here. Also, there is any club that you could ever think of. So if you wanted to get involved, there is something here for you! I am having the best time here.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State University teaches you so many things. I am an Elementary Education major and I find those classes to be my favorite. In one of my TE classes I am learning about race, diversity, and human difference. This class is for future teachers to help within the classroom, but it is also teaching me more about myself and about the world. That is how most classes are here which is cool. You take a certain class for your general ed classes and your major, but many of the things you learn apply to other classes and help you have a better look at the world.

  • 10/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Wants lots of opportunities, but can still have a chance at some small classes. Focused but may want a break at times. City-dwellers most definitely.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to focus and study if you want to do well. College anywhere is a big adjustment. You are in a whole new setting with a lot of new people. Find groups that fit into your interests, you get to know a lot of people that way. Get to know at least one person in every class so you can get notes if you have to miss class and then you have a study buddy for the upcoming exams. Stay on top of things so you don't fall behind and you will do fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is ridiculous. I live less than a mile out of Michigan and they would not give me in state tuition. They did help me with some scholarships, but I will still be in debt for a while after school.

    Am enjoying being here

    I will admit it was tough at first. I came here knowing no one else on campus. Once I made some friends things got a lot easier. I am a good distance from home, but I can still go home and see family and friends. The campus is beautiful, especially in the fall. Sometimes stress gets to be a lot, but thats college. Overall, I am glad I came here to State for college.

    Am learning a lot

    The Briggs program is a great program. It really challenges those interested in science, but the profs are always available to help. Some classes are easier than others, but you still learn a lot even if the class is not all that interesting.

  • 01/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that like new experiences and aren't scared to try different things. The great thing about MSU is that so many different people come here, you are sure to find people with similar interests. MSU is a place where you can make life long friendships.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. MSU puts a lot of effort on extracurricular activities. My friend was rejected from MSU with a 27 ACT score and a 3.5 GPA. He wasn't involved in anything. My other friend had a 21 ACT and a 3.1 GPA, but was involved in everything under the sun, and was accepted.

    Bang for the buck

    Like most secondary institutions, tuition, room and board, and books are expensive. However, the price is definitely worth the experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is enough time to do well at MSU, and then have a great social life. The weekends are fun and safe, and there are enough things to during the week that there is never a dull moment at MSU.

    Am learning a lot

    Your professors really do care, especially in the honors college. The professors are concerned about your grade and about your work. They don't want students just memorizing information for a test and then getting a 4.0. They want students getting a 4.0 because they actually learned. Even my friends outside of the honors college say their professors are some of the best instructors they ever had. Professors aren't just a talking head at the front of a lecture hall at MSU.

  • 02/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a school fit for all types of students.! Their are plenty of resources here if you need help and their are always people here who are willing to answer any questions and help you through any concerns you may encounter.!

    Tips for prospective students

    Their is no need to be worried or scared about college when you are a SPARTAN.! The atmosphere of not only the campus but the entire East Lansing/Lansing community is a area that you will grow to LOVE.! I know I did.!

    Bang for the buck

    Yes MSU is quite expensive but what University is CHEAP.? Although the cost attendance is steep the education you receive from going here and the pride and prestige you get for being a SPARTAN is worth it.! Besides you have sites such as CAPPEX to help you get scholarships.!!!!!

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE MSU more than I thought I would. The atmosphere of this campus and the ease of learning where everything is very beneficial to incoming freshman.! They have so many programs to get involved with that will help your transition from high school to college smooth.!

    Am learning a lot

    Most of the courses I have taken so far have been very insightful.! My beginning courses were a breeze and at least for the first two weeks just refreshers of things I learned in high school.! I have enjoyed some of my professors as well. Its always great to be in a class where I professor loves their job and the subject they're teaching.!

  • 11/14/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 8 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 21 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE! GO GREEN! GO WHITE!

    Tips for prospective students

    DO WORK

    Bang for the buck

    MOM!

    Will enjoy being here

    PARTY

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    Top Notch, from green help posts everywhere to scanners to get onto floors with your ID cards. Safety is definitely not a issue.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get involved and be a part of something.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight scream. At midnight every night of finals week everyone on campus opens up their window and screams as a way to relieve stress.

    Bang for the buck

    AMAZING FOOD and a lot of useful resources. From a math help center to a writing and foreign language center for help. The help is always there for you and there is so many free things on campus. From free shirts and free rafts and crafts to free bowling on thursdays, you will never be bored.

    What to do for fun

    I am a National Society of Collegiate Scholars member and for fun I volunteer a lot. I also occasionally find myself at the free movies they have on the weekends and even just having out int he dorm with my floor mates.

    Food and Dining

    EXCELLENT! The meal plans are all unlimited unless you live off campus. The Cafeterias have a variety of food to cater your every need, from pizza and sandwiches to steak and sushi.

    Dorm Life

    Great support staff, R.A's are amazing along with hall directors. The dorms are rather large and accommodate to all the needs of a student and able to easily reflect a persons personality.

    Academic Rigor

    I am an Elementary Education student and being #1 in the nation for this program, they hold you to a lot of accountability but it pays off later in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet your roommate ahead of time and have an open mind when meeting new people. You never know, you may miss out on a great friend if you don't open yourself up.

    In three sentences

    This school is great at creating a small school feeling yet is still a large university. MSU is a school dedicated to its students success and opportunities. This school allows you to be you while experiencing a diverse student body.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy being social and love to party, while at the same time you study and want to do well academically this is the place for you. It's right in between CMU and UofM. At CMU everyone just parties and doesn't care about school. At UofM the academics there are the only thing the majority of students care about. They stress out about it like crazy and come off extremely arrogant and self centered. MSU kids care about their grades (like UofM but not as uptight trust me) while having a good time (we can party and hang with CMU bros). Its a great school for everyone. I love it here and cannot believe I only have a little time left.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I wouldn't say that it is a tradition but St. Patricks day is the best at MSU. Litteraly a sea of grean all over campus and Grand River. The parties that day are bumpin and it usually is one of the last great party weekends of the year. Don't get me wrong there are parties every weekend but not like the one's on St. Patricks day. Also word of advice: Pace yourself. The parties at night are just as good if not better than the ones during the day. Don't pull what my buddy and I did last year and pass out from 5 to 10. We still raged after though.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at MSU. There are workout places, parties, sporting events (get your football tickets early before they sell out), and plain just hanging with your buds. Take advantage of the many opportunities this school has to offer. Time goes by fast in college so don't wait to join something or get active your junior year. Get active as a freshman.

    Food and Dining

    I gave the food and dining four stars because there are so many places to eat on Grand River, and cafe food is good compared to most school. The only thing with the cafe food is that it can get really repetitive.

    Dorm Life

    I had to live in the dorms for two years, and although I was ready to get the heck out of their I still had a great time. The dorms are great in that you get to meet so many people all around your age. Don't just stick to your floor. Walk around and say hi. Trust me everyone want to meet you.

    Academic Rigor

    You have to study. I've learned it's much better just to do a little everyday and stay on top of things than to try and cram for an exam a couple of days before. If you don't study your gonna be going home. Its not undo able or extremely difficult, but you just have to put in the effort and know when you should be studying instead of doing other things.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first thing you probably here about MSU is that it is a big party university. That's no lie haha. But if you do not know how to manage your time, study, and forget that academics come first, that party isn't going to last a long time. My favorite thing about MSU is the people. Everyone really wants to do well academically but at the same time loves to have a good time.

    In three sentences

    I don't need three sentences, I just need three words. Study, Party, Succeed. Those are the three things you will accomplish at this school. By far the most well rounded school in the Big 10.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    It's a big campus with a lot of people. So... yes there are a few bad seeds and if you are not taking care of your stuff it can and most likely will be stolen. Don't buy a cheap lock for your bike!!

    Greek Life

    Choose wisely! There a many different interpretations to Greek life, so make sure you do your research before you pledge.

    Clubs and Activities

    The night life is definitely bumping at State. Take a walk down Grand River on any holiday or after a big game and follow the crowd. Watch out for cops too. Even though most of them may not want to deal with arresting you, if you do something stupid they'll have to.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is well known for its academic programs in education and agriculture, as well as packaging, horticulture and music therapy. They are also a large participant in research and development along with being a premier hospitality school and it has the largest single-campus university study abroad program in the nation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Learn the fight song! Just in case... Yes there are plenty of obscure traditions at state but I prefer to make my own. Although the snowball fight between Hubbard and Akers Halls was pretty epic, especially when foreign exchange students joined in.

    Bang for the buck

    If you absolutely know without a doubt that you're going to take a class, at the very least buy the main book. Otherwise wait until the first week to get them because professors tend to change their mind at the last minute. If you can find someone that already took the class get the tips and advice from them.

    What to do for fun

    The MSU campus is like a small town and it offers tons of activities for everyone. Each neighborhood coordinates activities between themselves, but if your not satisfied, do your own thing, join in on the shenanigans in the dorms, or take a walk down Grand River.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has a great culinary service. It may not be your mom's cooking but they do a great job with providing a large variety of food on campus. The MSU dairy store comes highly recommended as well as many of the restaurants nearby including Menna's Joint and Wings Over East Lansing to name a few.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not for everyone, but I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I went in blind and met a lot of cool people and made a lot of good memories. That's not to say it was perfect, certainly not, but that is part of the experience. I've heard plenty of interesting stories as well... so it can be luck of the draw in some ways.

    Academic Rigor

    I applied for the Lyman Briggs residential college. If you are a science major and want to be challenged I highly recommend it in addition to the honors college. Even in the standard university classes I have found many great professors, but I suggest you make sure you know what you're getting into. Koofers.com is a great way to find information on classes and professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get informed! Find out everything you possibly can about all the different programs and opportunities regarding your intended major. The first year is crucial in creating a career direction, therefore it is also important to know what you want and if you can handle it. On another note, remember that not everyone thinks the same way, so be considerate when meeting new people. This also means it's important to find your own niche; some place where you can build relationships and trust the people around you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is definitely what you make of it. It is a huge campus and there are tons of different programs and opportunities all accumulated in one place. You can take the challenging classes with great teachers or slide by with the mundane and average, the choice is yours to make.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are green phones on campus that can be seen from EVERY point on campus. They act as a 911 phone to our campus police, who have a headquarters just south of main campus.

    Greek Life

    We have the Greek Life, and there are plenty of fraternities and sororities to join if this is what you are interested in. I would suggest doing this your freshman year as after that you don't have much time.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have several hundred clubs and they range from academic clubs to a winter snowboard and ski club. If you have an interest you can find a club for it. And if not, it is really simple to make your own!

    Great for these types of students

    If you like to have fun, but also can balance your school and work life MSU would be a great place for you. But you have to be able to get that balance, if you don't know how to do that it will be difficult for you to focus on studying as there are a lot of activities to participate in around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people like to take pictures with the Sparty's statue, our mascot. And we have a rock by one of the auditoriums that clubs and organizations can paint for advertising and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    This I would say is definitely true, you are getting an education from a Big Ten university and it is definitely doable if you find the right ways to finance your education.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of on campus events hosted by our University Activities Board and every campus hall has events on a weekly basis that you can attend. My favorite is the Campus Cinema, they come out with movies that are just out of the theater but not yet on DVD.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food is okay, nothing amazing as its the cafeteria but it was better than I expected.

    Dorm Life

    Crowded, and they are admitting more and more freshman into the dorms so there is transitional housing. But aside from that the dorms are amazing I lived there the first year and a half and they had everything you needed and more. Your cafeteria's are close to your room and its really quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    You can pick the classes right and get easier professors but for the most part it is tough. I am a 3.5 student and right now I am averaging a 3.1 at MSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to balance out your school and extracurricular activities. And if you are looking for a job there are plenty of places to find one on campus.

    In three sentences

    The sectioned off campus is amazing since you don't have to interact with any non-students or faculty. There are plenty of activities on campus through our University Activities Board, which is a great experience for all incoming students. And It is a well renowned school throughout the country that lives up to its name.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations every 100 feet around here and the cops will show up within 90 seconds of you hitting the button if you feel that you're safety is threatened. There is also always cops driving around and even on horseback. After midnight you have to have a student ID to get in the dorms, the side doors are always locked and you need an ID, but never work after midnight. You also have to use your ID to get upstairs and use the elevator so no creepers get into the living areas. This gets annoying though because your ID doesn't work in halls where you don't live so you have to have your friends come let you in or knock and wait...or if you forget your ID.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a little different around here, meaning its based around drinking and socializing. I would not recommend the frats or sororities if you're looking for something academic. However there are some co-ed frats for chemistry, education and other academic fields. The frats throw ragers every weekend.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs you won't know what to do with yourself. A club for every major, every sport and every odd activity. Also is you want to start a club, you only need 4 people. The possibilities are endless. The even had a quidditch team...

    Great for these types of students

    Social, nonsocial, academic, ANY KIND. Just those who care about making something of themselves. However, there are partiers here, but they still know how to get their work done so don't be fooled.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss behind the shadows of Beaumont Tower! Get your picture with Sparty! Attend a football game in the student section, the cheers are one of a kind and you can't hear them on tv!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is worth every penny!!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do! Whether it be Yoga or Zumba in your neighborhoods, individual clubs, tutoring sessions or anything! University Activities Board also always has 2-3 free activities per weeks going on and there are free movies, often rather new ones, Thursday- Sunday.

    Food and Dining

    Most dorms have dining halls, or one right next door. The food is amazing and all meal plans come with unlimited meals. Also, there is one dining hall in each neighborhood that is open until midnight for late night dining, which turns out to be very good! Also, there are Sparty's stores that you can exchange one meal a day M-F there. However, this doesn't affect how many times you go to the dining hall!

    Dorm Life

    The food is great and right downstairs! Also, most people are very considerate. RA's (Residential Assistants) set quiet hours specific to each floor in which the students on that floor decide. Some dorms have community bathrooms, which are somewhat more convenient and some have suite-style bathrooms. Overall, the dorms are great and very easy to live in, especially for you freshman year.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your classes, this depends. My classes are pretty difficult being in Briggs and being a Biochemistry major. However, the most work is simply time management and spending your time actually doing your homework and attending your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend checking into programs you are interested in and applying as soon as possible! There are countless scholarships available as well as they have amazing professors in all areas of study. My best advice is to not get caught up in the night life.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a great school with amazing professors. I am in Lyman Briggs, the science residential college which gives the university a small feel while still getting the benefits of the big university. There is always something to do and free tutoring. Another great benefit of their residential colleges is that most of your classes are in your building and you live with others in your basic building. Your help rooms are also very close, it makes it very convenient.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great if you are self sufficient. It is a large school which means that there are plenty of people but you can get lost in the crowd if you don't look out for yourself. The programs are great and you will have a blast if you can make friends easily since there is always something to do on campus every week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to class at least 15 minutes early and sit up front. Do your homework on time. Make sure to sleep. Try to get to know your professors. Leave your door open so you can get to know the people on your floor.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is kind of expensive but there are worse schools. I assume everyone else is experiencing tuition hikes as well. All in all, I can't really complain about the costs. It would be really nice if MSU offered more scholarships but so far I haven't found anything that really applies to me (a caucasian with an average/middle class family). It was a nice gesture from MSU to replace the first $500 payment in the now ended Michigan Promise Scholarship Program.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus at MSU is beautiful. There are many trees and parks so it is hard to believe that you are in the middle of a very urban area. MSU is also very large so I'd recommend purchasing or bringing a bike to campus if you don't enjoy walking. There is a decent bus system but I have yet to use it since the weather has been holding out this year. We'll see how feasible biking is when the snow hits. The dorm that I live in is part of the South Complex. It is a suite style dorm and is acceptable as far as size goes. There is enough room for my roommate and myself and all our stuff. Though the dorm can be noisy on weekends, it remains quiet enough to get a restful sleep every night and to do homework in. Cafeteria food is acceptable. Working in the cafeteria is also a way to make some spending money but it isn't very emotionally rewarding.

    Am learning a lot

    General information about me: I'm currently majoring in Media Arts and Technology which is part of the Communications Department at MSU. I am also in the Academic Scholars program which is the back door entrance into the Honors College so to speak. As an honors student in high school I'm finding my current classes at MSU to rather easy. Admittedly my curriculum isn't the same as a physics or math major so it isn't fair to expect the same level of challenge from the classes, but at the same time I was always told college would be different. But easy classes aren't a sign that the University is bad but that I get bored easily. Even my honors Microeconomics class is reasonable. All of my professors are intelligent and knowledgeable on their respective subjects. Despite the large class sizes in the general education classes I feel like my professors at least care about the students. Any issues I've had have been taken care of quickly and with minimal effort. I expect that once I push through all the general education requirements I will find more challenging and personally interesting classes.

  • 03/18/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Over achievers

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a mentor! Find tutors Get experience RESEARCH your major by checking degree requirements Always put forth your best effort in everything Get to know your profs! Always sit in the front of the class RESEARCH YOU PROFS!!! Some are better than others! DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU costs a lot and there is always some construction going on but its worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have had my up's and down's and I am ready to graduate! Sad to say MSU will be missed! There are times here that can not be replaced good and bad.

    Am learning a lot

    Here you REALLY have to be into whatever you are studying. There are tons of volunteering and community engagement opportunities. Make the most out of your major, if you want a good grade in your classes work hard. If you just want to pass...just work...

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 29 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're an Engineer and a freshman try the Residential Experience out, because you get to be around a bunch of guys who want to do what your doing or something very close plus you'll have easy traffic to your classes for the most part. Also if you're interested in Game Design at all, go check out SpartaSoft, its a fun group that lets you learn how to make games with none of the stress of a classroom.

    Tips for prospective students

    the usual sort of generic stuff; be ready to work, don't slack off too much, go to class (likely the most important), manage your time wisely and all that jazz. Also remember, if you're going to MSU you are now officially a Spartan and should support the school (mainly in sports) so don't go around rooting for our rivals, not cool dude.

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student I have to pay a pretty hefty sum of money though a little cheaper than some private universities its still quite a bit of money, but at the same time I feel with all the opportunities I get to explore new possibilities, its completely worth the money you pay to be here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being in East Lansing. The campus is so beautiful, the people are nice, the professors are cool, the temperature is not too bad just yet, and nothing beats football Saturdays with the rest of the Spartans. I could easily see spending four years living it up in this place.

    Am learning a lot

    I'm only a freshman in my first semester but the opportunities here seem almost endless. Through some of the great clubs on campus I've already started picking up on programming skills I won't learn until a little later. Also, MSU has me taking classes for my major out of the box which is great because a lot of other places I looked at wanted me to wait two years to do the things I'm doing here in only a semester, and all the professors seem to want to help you which helps if I don't get something right away

  • 02/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 30 of 327

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    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike. Campus is huge. Study. Go to class. You are given a map at orientation. Don't lose this.

    Bang for the buck

    Defiantly expensive to go here but the professors are good so it is wroth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am not a sports fan, I don't have season passes to anything but that's okay. I still love it here. People are friendly and the atmosphere is great. Grand River is great and the mall is only a short bus ride away (at least compared to my hour+ car ride from home). Campus is beautiful in the spring and fall. There are lots of places to just sit outside and study if you want. The only down sides are the caf's food isn't that great (though there are plenty of places to go to eat) and parking is horrible.

    Am learning a lot

    If you take the time to check out professor ratings you can pretty much guarantee to get a good professor. They all seem to know their stuff, it is just a matter of getting a professor who can explain things well. All the TAs I've had are really helpful when it comes to helping you learn the material too. MSU does a good job at making sure you learn lots about your major while still making sure you learn about things outside it. While a lot of people might complain about having to take Social Science classes, Arts and Humanities classes, Writing Classes, and Science classes they really shouldn't. MSU is just doing a good job to make sure their students get a universal education.

  • 05/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 31 of 327

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    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is a great school all types of majors and people. In my opinion, it is a great school for medical students. The science classes here are very challenging, however, that is what medical students need. They need to be challenged and they need to make sure that they are willing to put in the amount of work necessary to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is take is serious from the beginning. Most people move in their freshman year and start slacking off. Well, you can't really do that at State because of the difficulty level of classes and class sizes. Buckle down from the beginning, so you don't have to try to play catch up later on down the road.

    Bang for the buck

    One downfall to Michigan State is the price. It is a very expensive school. A lot of the learning is done outside of class considering there are so many students in one classroom with one professor. It is a great atmosphere, but it is a bit pricey for the amount of people put into one classroom.

    Am enjoying being here

    MSU has a wonderful campus. It is located in the heart of East Lansing, so there never needs to be a dull moment. You can always find something to do in East Lansing. The students are usually all very friendly which makes for a wonderful atmosphere. I absolutely love Michigan State, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State University is a very challenging university. However, it is a college that is dedicated to seeing you succeed. In other words, you cannot really fly under the radar and expect to pass your classes without putting the effort into it. MSU is a university that takes a lot of work, but in the end, it is so worth it. I have learned more here in one year than i did in my entire high school career.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 327

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria in my neighborhood was remodeled 2 years ago and is the 2nd largest in the nation. I couldn't tell you the last time I ate fast food because it provides everything i need and more at a high quality.

    Dorm Life

    Michigan State is going through a remodeling process with many of the dorms around campus so the quality of living is much higher. The building I am living in was remodeled in 2011 and I love it. Most sophomores preferred to live in this building because it was more convenient than living in apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though many of the classes are large here the professors are willing to help you obtain the goals you have. The work isn't as difficult as you would think but it takes a lot of work and dedication.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is not the party school that people make it out to be which is a positive in my opinion. To stay on top of your class you will need to focus and study many hours. The environment here is great and there is plenty of outlets to get assistance with anything you need.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools in the Midwest. We are going through a transition period with our academics because they are being taken to an even higher level. We are moving up on the totem pole for top universities.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 327

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    MSU cops patrol the streets at all times and there are emergency phones located all around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive to come here, but you get what you're paying for. The opportunities offered here more than make up for the student loans needed.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do at MSU to have fun. Football games, student club events, holiday themed dinners, shopping on Grand River Ave., free movies and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the halls have really good places to eat, others are just okay.

    Dorm Life

    It's so easy to study, make friends, eat, and hang out all in one building!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but not overwhelming. I feel that I'm really learning the material. There are many free tutoring or study group options for those who are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring good shoes to walk in. Be ready to meet lots of friendly people and get involved on campus. Like the colors green and white, because they will dominate your wardrobe!

    In three sentences

    MSU is a very large school, and with all that space, comes the opportunity to meet many new people, choose from a variety of majors, and pick from hundreds of student organizations to join. Basically, everything you could need is right on campus or just outside of it. It's a great place to call home.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 327

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of options even when walking alone which you should not do anyway.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many fun clubs to get involved in and activities to participate in.

    What to do for fun

    Go to movies that are played on campus for FREE, Some are even played before they come out in theaters, Examples: Paranormal Activity 4, Flight, Pitch Perfect, Etc. Go to Sorority and Frat parties. Shopping at Meridian or Lansing Mall! Many other things as well!

    Food and Dining

    It's great. There is food all the way up until 12:00 A.M in some halls!

    Dorm Life

    It's a great experience, especially if it's someone you already know.

    Academic Rigor

    It gets really tough depending on what major you decide to pursue.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up on the party life, it can be detrimental to your GPA Don't get discouraged, when you mess up. Study Study STUDY!

    In three sentences

    It's a great school and it's a great opportunity to attend. It's important to stay on top of your game. Studying plays a major part in passing your classes in finals!

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 327

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    What to do for fun

    MSU offers pretty much any type of activity you are interested in. You can stroll around campus, take a walk to Grand River or even hop the 1 and go down town to see the capital.

    Food and Dining

    CAFETERIAS at MSU are AWESOME! If you live on campus and need a caf pass then they are a little over priced, but they have good food and a huge variety of it.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are extremely convenient for getting to places on campus. However, they are overpriced and small. I would get out of the dorms as soon as you have enough credits.

    Academic Rigor

    I have some pretty rough classes and then I have had classes where I didn't need to open the book all semester. Regardless, all the professors here want you to succeed, they are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! State has so many opportunities to get involved- use all the resources you can. They have events you get participate in every night! Don't just sit in your dorm room, get out and do sometime. Even if you are shy, there will be someone here for you - I guarantee it.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great way to meet amazing friends, get an education and learn how to live in a big city. Out of all the colleges I've visited State has the best personality, best people and prettiest campus. A smart decision is to attend Michigan State University.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 327

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    What to do for fun

    When I move in I plan to join Greek life, go to fitness classes that are offered on campus, and go to a lot of events that the UAB has to offer!

    Food and Dining

    I've only eaten on campus a few times, but every time the food was fantastic! It was five star quality food but a lot cheaper. With the dining plan I have, I will have unlimited access to State's amazing dining halls. The Dairy Store is an amazing place as well!

    Dorm Life

    Again, I don't move into my dorm until Fall; however, the housing process has been easy and any question I had was answered.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though my first class at Michigan State doesn't begin until the fall, I can only assume that it will be rigorous. Michigan State is one of the best universities in the country, and I know that the education I'll earn will not come easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for maximum scholarship consideration. This will be helpful when Fall comes around and its time to pay for tuition.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University truly cares about its students. Dealing with financial aid and on-campus housing can be confusing and overwhelming, but every question I had was answered quickly and thoroughly. I feel at home already, and I haven't even moved in yet.

  • 01/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is great for any student striving to pursue a career goal, or even a student who is unsure of what they intend to do with his or her future. The university offers hundreds of programs that are unique to each individual, and the faculty and counselors are friendly and willing to advise determined students with majors picked, or even those who are unsure. If you are a determined individual, wish to attend a graduate school, enjoy a challenge, or want to study hard in a diverse community-MSU is right for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you wish to come to MSU, come with an open mind! With everything offered at MSU, trying something new is key to making the most of your college education. The diversity of classes, students, and activities at MSU will open your eyes to the real world, and can be the best time of your life if you are open and willing to try something new! Be prepared to work hard and strive to be the best you can be, but also remember to relax at times and enjoy the benefits of MSU!

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State was the perfect choice for me. I would not be recieving the excellent education I am anywhere else, for MSU's Lyman Briggs College offers me a unique and specialized study in sciences that no other colleges could compare to. I am able to study in smaller classes, talk one on one with my Professors, and enjoy being involved with all MSU has to offer.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is absolutely beautiful. The faculty and other students are friendly and welcoming, and there is nothing like the Spartan Stadium on a cool fall morning! MSU offers hundreds of educational programs, clubs, fitness classes, and on campus activities. The campus is built for the student and offers a comfortable, fun living environment.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty at Michigan State offer a depth of knowledge that is unlike that of any other university. Professors get involved with your education and even offer research opportunities working with them. The education is outstanding and can even be excelled by getting involved in the specialized colleges MSU has to offer, such as Lyman Briggs College and James Madison College. Even if you are unsure of your major, MSU offers hundreds of classes that range from science to politics, arts to design, and english to engineering, and each program is taught with depth by the Professors.

  • 03/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs. There are a large variety of clubs and organizations to join. This is a great way to meet people.

    Bang for the buck

    Although it has been underrated by some, you are definitely getting the bang for your buck at Michigan State. Being recognized as a public Ivy has also heightened my respect for the university. There are so many opportunities here and numerous chances to have your questions answered. There are also a variety of programs to choose from and in some cases, the option to design your own major. I definitely do not feel that I have been robbed of a solid education by attending this university.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have enjoyed my first two years here at Michigan State. Overall, it has been a good experience and I have met some really cool people. I have also had the opportunity to find a part-time job on campus, which allows me to work at times that fit with my class schedule. I have had professors, though, that I did not like very much. Although this is the case, I feel like that is an issue possible at any university. I also commute and have since my freshman year, so I have not received the full college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    So far I feel that each class I have taken has been beneficial. Though there have been boring and hard classes, I feel that they have helped push me. Unfortunately, there will always be classes you do not enjoy as much as others. At MSU, there is variety of classes you can take, so there is the chance to learn a lot of new things during your time here. Personally, I feel that I have learned a lot more ideas that were new to me than review to me.

  • 04/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State University is great for students who like big campuses and lots of people. It is also great for NCAA athletes because it is a Big 10 school and we have a great football team and basketball team as well. There are tons of Division One Teams you can be on and if you don't aspire to be a professional athlete one day, there are plenty of intermural and club teams to join. Over all, anyone can have a great time at Michigan State and thousands of students and alumni can agree that MSU is/was the place to be! Go Green! Go White!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply Early! There's nothing better than feeling the stress and anxiety of the college applications process being over. It's also beneficial to you as a student to apply by the first week of November because MSU is really good about responding promptly. I received my acceptance letter within 3 weeks and it was great to know that I am already getting into schools!

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap, that's for sure! I am an out-of-state student therefore my tuition costs are much higher than those of students from Michigan. Paying for college is definitely a great burden on families and a lot to deal with, but I think that it is well worth it to spend that money on a great university like Michigan State. The classes are all interesting and you learn a lot, the buildings and dorms are great and even the food isn't that bad! You are definitely paying for a great learning and life experience.

    Am enjoying being here

    MSU is a great school to be at. Although the campus is giant, you become accustomed to it very quickly and feel right at home in no time. With over 45,000 students you are sure to find people to fit in with and enjoy your time with. There are plenty of extracurricular activities to participate in and lots of fun things to do over the weekend so you definitely grasp the entire college experience.

    Am learning a lot

    At Michigan State University you have the opportunities of a life time. There are hundreds of classes to choose from and all of them are very interesting. Like any school, some professors are better than others and some classes just don't satisfy your taste in education, but you are sure to find plenty of courses that you will love. I personally have loved all of my classes thus far and cannot wait for next years classes! Although you may think that college is all about learning in the classroom, you actually learn so much outside of lectures and recitations. College consists of four years of experience and learning not only from professors but from your peers and friends as well!

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I love this campus! It it absolutely beautiful!

  • 05/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for students who want to branch out and meet new types of people. These students should have a willingness to learn and not mind walking a lot (since its a big campus).

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest piece of advice for future students is to make sure you always get your homework done as soon as possible because there are a lot of distractions in east lansing. Also, make sure to give yourself enough time to get to class every day.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, MSU is an amazing place. The people are friendly, the professors are great and will always help you if you need it, and the campus just has an overall homely feeling that makes this school a worthwhile place to be.

    Am enjoying being here

    So far, this place is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I lived in the dorms last school year and ended up meeting some of the most amazing people. I've many lots of new and interesting friends and there's so much to do in East Lansing. I always have a good time and there's lots of good places to hang out with friends.

    Am learning a lot

    MSU has had a great impact on me in the past year. Not only have a learned a lot of new information from my professors and other faculty members at the school but I have also learned a lot about myself. I've learned how to better manage my time and money and I'm learning how to make new friends and how to get along with everyone in any type of environment.

  • 06/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although sometimes tuition can be stressful, it is more than worth the money I am paying to be a Spartan

    Am enjoying being here

    Love everything about Michigan State University.

    Am learning a lot

    the business program has given me a whole new outlook on whta my abilities are and have really pushed me to push myself as hard as I can to get to the top and be a successful student as well as finding a career and lifestyle after college that is just for me.

  • 06/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are not sure what they want to do or major in, advisiors are great. Love big campuses and meeting new people. Likes to stay acticve and have some alone time at the same time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose your school based on the programs you want to go into, fill out scholarships EVERYWHERE! Dont give up on your dreams to pursue your education.

    Bang for the buck

    Bottom Line College is expensive!

    Will enjoy being here

    Nice campus very diverse and lots to do in the area and on campus.

    Will learn a lot

    I will be attending the honors college Lyman Briggs and I only have heard good things.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone ready to take the next step in their academic future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out their website for great information about the school.

  • 07/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for the extroverted students who don't mind wandering around campus or big lecture halls. Not all classes are huge and some majors have classes in only a few buildings so introverts there is no need to fear! Best of all East Lansing offers a moderately sized city, what with Lansing just down the way, which is a great stepping stone for students from a small town looking to move up or a big city looking to step away.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Join a club! Outgoing or introverted clubs are where you're going to meet some of your friends for life. These people will share a common interest with you and might even be in some of your classes! (can you say study buddy?) 2. Talk to your professors. Yes, it can be a little intimidating. No, they won't bite. The professor knows the material and can help you whenever you get stuck. I've even had a professor offer to help me study during her office hours! They can be a great resource, not only for your classes, but for jobs and letters of recommendation too.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is expensive; yes. But what university isn't? Despite the cost there are almost limitless events and resources available to students. Movies hosted by the RHA every Friday, the Union with free bowling and pool on Thursdays, more student led clubs than anyone could possibly count (including preproffesional clubs, athletics, and even Quidditch!), some amazing new cafeterias, the list goes on. Whatever your fancy, MSU offers it on behalf of the tuition you pay every semester.

    Am enjoying being here

    To put it simply, there is nothing better than being a Spartan! I never thought such a big campus could have such a sense of camaraderie. Students and professors alike are incredibly friendly and then there is the famous Sparty who is always there for a high five or a laugh. You will never get a better experience than the big 10 football games while standing in the student section and for the non sport buffs the Wharton center is constantly busy with plays, music and more!

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State offers a variety of intellectually challenging courses that push students limits. While some courses can be difficult because of communication difficulties between professors and students or simply because the material is hard there can be no excuse about lack of resources. With places like the Writing Center, The Math Lab, and help rooms for almost every course imaginable (not to mention mandatory office hours from professors) there is no reason any student should not learn everything possible while attending here.

  • 07/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is great for students who are very social and organized. Sometimes the college can be a bit unorganized trying to keep track of 45,000 students. So, if you are able to keep records on everything, great! A student needs to be disciplined to get their work done here because there is always something to do that could distract them. So, the two important things are to be social and organized/disciplined.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you find your classes beforehand for the first day so that you are not lost. Get to know your instructors because they can be really helpful. Use the Math Learning Center. Look for scholarship opportunities. Get to know your RA. Live on campus your first two years because this is very helpful for networking and making friends. It's all about the experience! Get involved in a club or organization because that is the way you will make friends and you need to do something you love at least once a week to keep you sane! Study and hang out with friends. Find study buddies. They can be really helpful if you have to miss a class. Also, they may have picked up on some important information you did not pick up on in class. GO TO CLASS! Even though you may be able to skip class, try not to because most exams are based on the lectures a teacher gives. Do not procrastinate. Have fun! Relax! Work your hardest, but don't forget to have fun because in the end you do not want to look back at your college years and think about how terrible they were. Do activities at the Union. Go ice skating at Munn. Go to a football and basketball game. Feed the ducks on the Red Cedar River.

    Bang for the buck

    This is the part that is most difficult for me to talk about. Since I have not gone to a different university, I cannot really compare. Academically, this school is well renowned for its College of Education. Yet, I have come to realize that if you are an out-of-state student, it may be best to look for a public university in your state first. Out of state tuition is equal to that of a private education. If you are able to get into the Honors College, then definitely come because you will have in-state tuition. If you cannot, then you may want to think where you go.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am highly enjoying being away at this university! There is always something to do on campus whether its a football game or a concert. There is something for everyone. Plus, the bus system is wonderful if you need to get to Meijer or the mall. Also, there is a little strip of stores on Grand River, which is right across the street from campus. The food on campus is good or bad depending on the cafeteria you go to. The best places for food are the Snyder-Phillips and Brody cafeterias. Brody's cafeteria actually is the largest non-military cafeteria that feeds the most people per day in the United States. Also, it is almost overwhelming how many clubs there are on campus. There is literally something for everyone. One of my personal favorite activities is swing dance club every Tuesday night! You get free swing lessons. There is also Latin and Ballroom dance. If you are looking for something to do on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night, UAB plays various movies not yet released on DVD in Kedzie. Or, you may want to play a game at the Union! They have various activities there. You may get to be on a campus game show like The Dating Game or you may get to watch a runway show put on by students with fashion design majors. If you look, you are bound to find something on campus you will enjoy doing.

    Am learning a lot

    Currently, I am going into my senior year at Michigan State University as a Special Education major. For seventeen years in a row, MSU has ranked #1 in its graduate programs for elementary and secondary education. It is also very well ranked in its undergraduate education programs. Most students have been able to work and observe classrooms since their sophomore year in college. It is for this reason that I am highly confident in my education at MSU. I have been given multiple opportunities to work with students already! I have taught a student literacy one on one. I have also worked with a student with a reading disability. Plus, I have worked in a special education classroom and sat in on an IEP. When I am done with my program, I will not only have a Bachelors degree, but I will have about half of my Masters program finished. This program has taught me a lot about lesson planning. One of my favorite parts about the program is that we are not only taught how to teach a subject area, but we learn through observation. For instance, in my science class, I was not simply taught how to teach science. The instructor taught us science and modelled different approaches we can take in this subject area. The one challenge I have faced is the amount of freedom I am given in my various projects. Since every student is unique, there is not a set formula in how to teach them. So, I constantly am going to my instructors with questions. For the most part, I have gotten instructors that have been able to give me good advice and really help me cater to my students' needs.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will learn a lot

    from wahat i read they have a awesome learning system

  • 07/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    I think its great for anyone. MSU is no respecter of persons.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, but not too hard. Have fun, but not too much fun. Balance these two, because otherwise you'll experience a burnout.

    Bang for the buck

    I definitely think it is worth the cost, because Michigan State is not just a school, but a community. When you join, you become a bigger part of the picture, and its not too bad for credentials either.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do here! Which should be no surprise when you consider the size of this school. At MSU, you should never be bored.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers that I have had so far are very understanding and all have office hours for one-on-one time if you really have trouble comprehending certain ideas. And even if they aren't usually they have Teaching Assistant that you can approach and tons of study groups and sessions around campus.

  • 08/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want a good education, especially in scientific or medical fields. People who are interested in international affairs.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering the education that is available at Michigan State, it is not surprising that the cost of attendance is so high. In general, I feel that the prices for tuition itself is more than satisfactory, but I do have some issues with the pricing of room and board. The university does sometimes have the tendency to go overboard with trying to make dormitories and campus look attractive rather than useful, wasting money that could have been spent elsewhere.

    Am enjoying being here

    In addition to the educational benefits of MSU, there are tons of enjoyable campus activities and associations. There is also a good international community. I am a member of two international groups, as well as volunteering at International Student Orientation every summer. This all represents how open and inviting I think this university is.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State is a great learning environment. As an English and Japanese double major, I feel that I am gaining a full and healthy education from the staff, who are both knowledgeable in their subjects and generally available when students need help.

  • 08/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. There are so many different majors you can choose. Health field majors, business majors, and education majors are what I see the most of but there are several other great programs as well. If you're looking for a college that you can get a great education at but can also have fun with extracurricular activities and making friends-this is the place to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Live in the dorms for the first year (usually required) and MEET people! I'm going into my senior year at MSU and I am still best friends with several people who lived on my floor that I met freshman year. -Get involved! There are so many clubs and groups you can join no matter what you enjoy doing. -Volunteer! There is a website that MSU offers to volunteer every year. It's a great resume builder and is usually required for applying to some degree specific colleges at the university. -Get football tickets for at least the first year. Yes--they are expensive but football Saturdays are a once in a lifetime experience. You will always remember these days when you look back at college. -Keep your grades up, especially during your first year. I know several people who slacked their first year of college and could never get their GPA up again. Introductory courses are relatively easy if you put time into them and stay motivated. GPA DOES matter in college if you are applying to a graduate school, med school, or a specific college after one or two years (business,education, nursing). So, for pretty much everyone GPA MATTERS. -Study abroad. It's one of the best colleges to do so because there are so many different places to go. -Experience night life. Go to a house party. Go to the bars. Students at MSU know how to have fun! -Bring a bike or buy a bus pass. The campus is small enough to walk around but if you don't want to leave a half an hour-45 minutes early for classes for every class, you may want to do this. -Go for a walk or run on Cedar River. Its beautiful especially in the fall! -Don't buy books at Spartan bookstore in the international center. Overpriced!

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State does not have the cheapest tuition. But for the amount of education and experiences it offers, you can't complain because it is still cheaper than other colleges in the state. If you need financial aid there are SO many scholarships, loans, and jobs to apply for on campus. For the study abroad program, they also have a lot of scholarships for students who would not be able to afford it otherwise. Even though I feel it is worth the money, it is a little bit depressing that we have been having some of the highest tuition hikes in the state the past two years.

    Am enjoying being here

    MSU has it all--academics, athletics, extracurricular, night-life, clubs, volunteering opportunities, and a highly ranked study abroad program. I feel like my education here as helped me to be a very well-rounded individual. The school pride is so exciting to be involved in on football game Saturdays and basketball games during the winter. Everyone on campus seems to be personable. I can be standing at a bus stop or walking down the street and I can guarantee that I will meet someone new every day I step foot on to campus. Walking down Grand River to get something to eat or do some shopping during the warmer weather is a lot of fun. If you like partying, there is plenty to do between house parties and the bar life. If you don't like partying, there are plenty of other things to do. The Wharton Center is also on campus which is great if you want to go to a musical or play during the year...short walk!

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State University is a phenomenal school. During my time at the school I took mainly health and science based courses required for my major. I also took courses required by the university to graduate. The courses I have taken have been both challenging and stimulating. I especially like how interactive the courses are. It is a relatively large school and I have had very few classes that are not interactive. Speaking specifically to my major (nursing), I have to say the school as been great. The College of Nursing at MSU was ranked number one in the state of Michigan this year and that speaks for itself. The College of Nursing is very individualized. You almost feel like you and your professor are working together one-on-one. It makes for an excellent learning environment.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for students who want to be involved in a lot of activities and want to learn a little bit about everything. If you enjoy a challenge and exploration, MSU is for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus, talk to students, talk to professors and advisors. Get the feel for what MSU can do for you. Go in with an idea of what you want out of a college and ask questions about what MSU can do for you. Expect a challenge, and expect it to be worth it, if you put the work in. Most of all, have some fun.

    Bang for the buck

    Even as an out-of-state student, I feel I am getting my money's worth. All the opportunities I can get at MSU, such as research experience, volunteering experience, academic challenge, and leadership experience could not have come together so perfectly anywhere else. I feel MSU is truly preparing me for my life after college.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on MSU's campus and in the greater community. With as many opportunities for involvment, it's next to immpossible to be bored. My problem has always been narrowing down what I want to do! All these options means you can really find something that fits you, something that makes you happy and fullfilled.

    Am learning a lot

    MSU is a great undergraduate school. The professors really take the time to teach their undergrad classes, which makes the students really want to learn. They make the expectations clear and follow through with them, which helps students adjust to the college style, and therefore learn better. The diversity of classes allows for truly unique learning styles and topics, keeping students involved and interested. Overall, MSU is geared towards helping students learn in the best way possible for them.

  • 09/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a lot of extra-curricular activities. That is way more important than your actual grades or test scores, they are looking for students will come here and make an impact, become a part of the community.

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive, but the best atmosphere you can find.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many fun things to do on campus, and its a really friendly atmosphere.

    Am learning a lot

    Take the right classes for your major and work closely with your academic counselor and you will always have interesting new things to learn and do.

  • 09/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to learn a lot while having fun. A person that is super uptight may not want to attend MSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and pay attention in class. Th main thing is to be involved on campus. There is something for everyone.

    Am enjoying being here

    MSU has a lot of things to do. There are so many student organizations, fraternities and sororities, clubs, and events that take place on campus. There is not a lot of time to be bored at MSU.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors at Michigan State University make sure to treat you with nurture and care. I have only been a student for 4 weeks now and I have learned a ton of new information.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For me, I have in-state tuition which makes it decently affordable, although it is one of the more pricey schools in Michigan. The profs do make up for the higher comparable cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made wonderful friends and feel apart of the spartan family

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are as difficult as you choose. For example, I am in challenging honors classes, but also can take an easy introduction class as well.

  • 11/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who would like to earn their degree with effort, but also enjoy making many friends and having the time of their life!

    Tips for prospective students

    From that very first day, it is encouraged to immerse into the college life. Join clubs, meet people, get a job, people scare you about how college is so hard, but if you have time management skills you will do fine. I have found that having more to do, work and clubs, helps me keep track of when homework and tests are, having more free time causes me to procrastinate.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is expensive, but the education you earn will be paid for when future employers see that you did well at a highly accredited college. There is student employment that works very well around class schedules, and the financial aid office is open anytime that you may have a question.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it at Michigan State, the student life is lively. You can find anything you are interested in, with the many clubs and classes. You meet so many people in classes, and in organized clubs. There are multiple social school related events in the beginning of the year to introduce to incoming students the different types of things they can potentially get involved in. The night life here is also a great aspect to the college, there are many free events being hosted on campus any given night of the week, and friends frequently get together to enjoy themselves.

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State is a prestigious school, it is a Big 10 school and has top of the line professors. There are over 100 different majors and and schools, ranging from Agriculture to Law. It is a wonderful place to find what it is you would like to do as a career. There are so many clubs to chose from, and professors to obtain research experience under. Every new aspect of Michigan State University is a learning experience, making the most of your college means getting to know your professors, obtaining research positions, and sharing knowledge with people your age. Michigan State has world renounced professors, some whom give speeches on their research, they are approachable, and so very knowledgeable. Michigan state has some schools that are top 10 in the country, and leading research centers too.

  • 12/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, study. Motivation is the only way you'll be able to pass here.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here immensely because I'm forced to interact with people I would never have if I stayed closer to home. Sure I have homesickness from time to time, but that was more towards the beginning of the year.

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly, you're only going to learn as much as you want here. Lecture halls are crowded and many professors do not take attendance. You're not required to show up, but your level of learning will decrease greatly.

  • 12/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who may be unsure with their major-you don't have to be decided on a major until junior year, and until that time, you can complete your university requirements so that you're not taking classes that won't count in the long run. Students who want a social life-MSU offers an abundance of activities to do for those students who want to balance a healthy lifestyle of school, work, and social life. It's also great for those of us who'd rather stay home than party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get older professors. You have the option of choosing which professors you have, so do your research on them! The older professors (over 50 y.o) are kinder, care more about your learning the material, and are overall better teachers. They're more flexible with extracurricular activities and you can tell that they really care about whether you learn the material or not. Also, you'll learn a lot more.

    Bang for the buck

    The kind of education that I have received here at MSU is definitely worth what I am paying for it. Tuition is about $20,000 per year, and with the option to reduce your student loans, you won't have that much money to pay back when you graduate. It's definitely worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    The most appealing trait that MSU has to offer is its school spirit. Most people on campus are friendly and the sports and clubs that MSU has to offer gives everyone a sense of belonging and community. The classes are challenging, but not impossibly difficult. The campus life and night life on campus and off is exciting and fairly safe. I love MSU and would not have chosen a different school to attend.

    Am learning a lot

    Whether you want to become a surgeon or work in the non-profit sector, Michigan State is the college for you. They have a major for any career that you want to pursue. I'm learning things in my courses that are going to help me out in the real world when I graduate and begin looking for jobs. MSU has offered me a very well-rounded education.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who do well with test-taking, and learning straight from a textbook will do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a very large university with large classes. The classes you will take will most likely be lecture, with material straight from the book. So, don't fall behind in readings, and don't skip lectures just because they seem pointless.

    Bang for the buck

    Personalized attention from professors is difficult to find. Tution is very expensive and extremely difficult to afford.

    Am enjoying being here

    Living off campus makes socializing nearly impossible.

    Am learning a lot

    Although the classes are extremely challenging, that's just it. It's hard work, but it's worth it.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Want to experience a large school Want to experience diversity

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends and study.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to the homecoming game was the biggest thing for me.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am enjoying being at Michigan State University because I have met new people and the teachers really care about the students. I have also had the best of luck because I also love my 3 rooms; they're really cool.

    Am learning a lot

    Attending Michigan State University is one of my best experiences. I am learning a lot about who I am and what it takes to be a college student. I really enjoyed my math class and my first kinesiology class.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Nerds, those passionate about what they wont to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't give in to the party atmosphere. There are a lot of other fun things to do on campus that wont get you into legal trouble.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you like diversity then this is an excellent school for you. Yes Michigan State has a good reputation and everyone is working toward the goal of graduating, but if you cannot handle that you will be around all types of people of all ethnic back grounds, with different preferences and lifestyes, who are international students, or if you cannot handle being on one of the biggest campus then this is not the place for you. Come in very open-minded and ready for change.

    Tips for prospective students

    Michigan State is an awesome school. It gives you the feel of being in the college based movies. There is always something to do and explore. Come in with an open mind for any potential reality checks. Every place has its group of people who are mean, however there are plenty of friendly people to make long term friends with. Beware of the freshman 15, it's true with all the good food that MSU has to offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Now, being a freshman and having to pay some of the cost out of the pocket, I was analyzing everything MSU had to offer for almost 25k a year. I didn't appreciate how they'll charge you fees for radio usage and newspaper even if you didn't own a radio or read the university paper. It wasn't much, approxminately 15 dollars at the most, but still that kind of grinder my gears. Also, I couldn't print papers out if I didn't purchase E-tokens. That bothered me a lot because I'm paying almost 25 thousand dollars a year and they are telling me I can't print for free or cannot get a toliet lid, or have my water come out clear.A major thing that really bothered me to the point where I wanted my tution lowered was the racisim that has been happening around campus. I feel like I pay a lot of money to go here and to be a part of the Michigan State Family. What I did not pay for is for students to yell racist slurs across street, vandalize bathroom, or post signs on student dorm doors protesting against black people. I feel like it's wrong! On the other hand, MSU does have really good sides such as really really good food, nice college feel (excluding the racism), the education resources to maintain success, extra-curriculum, the clubs, sports, and amenities.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being a freshman, I've never ran across another student who did not want to give me tips and/or advice on how to make it through my first semester or directions to a building. Upon my arrival, people were super eager and friendly to get me on beat with college life. There were so many student-ran events that I really liked because at my high school nothing was really student ran with no help from teachers. After being on campus for a couple months, it hit me that I am a real college student and the movies I've seen about college is TRUE. It's always something to do at Michigan State; whether its going to class, a sport, club, planning an event or volunteering. You can't ever say you're bored. The university even emails you with opportunities to get involved in. It's so cool to me being around other people with the same ambition and whose working towards the goal of graduating as me.

    Am learning a lot

    A reality check and difference is the thing that hit home for me. I felt the transition I was making from a high school graduate to a college freshman. It puts a lot of responsibility on me to put the effort into my own education. One thing that was very helpful for me was all the tutoring available. I swear, there had to be a Engagement center in every dorm I walked in to helping with any subjects needed. I mostly used it for the Math help. The professors I had were cool and understanding. I haven't ran into that one mean professor. I took advantage of their office hours if I didn't understand the material addressed in the class.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Academic individuals who know when to work hard, and when to take a break and have fun. Those looking for a full-fledged college experience. Those who want to attend a school that offers support at every turn and provides them with a multitude of academic opportunities and possible majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around campus before classes start and carry a map during the first week of classes; campus is large and takes time to get acquainted with. During the first few weeks, try and make an effort to stay on your floor! It's fun to hang with friends from high school, but you want to be able to be friends with the people whom you live with. Do NOT buy a buss pass for the first semester. It costs 60 cents to ride the bus, and $50 for a bus pass-since the weather is nice for most of the first semester it is a waste of money. However, DEFINITELY buy one for the second semester (since it is colder, snows more, and gets dark earlier) Get to know your RA! He/She is there to help and its good to have him/her as a friend (hang out in their room!),

    Bang for the buck

    Some amenities that other colleges offer for free are not free at MSU, such as using the fitness center, riding the bus, laundry, or having a car (side note: you cannot have a car as a freshman). However, MSU offers unlimited dining plans to on-campus students, students can get discounts on campus and around East Lansing, and there are many fitness classes as well as other seminars that are free for students to attend. Also, every sport but men's football, ice hockey, and basketball are free for students as well. MSU is a Big Ten School, and although some things aren't free, the excitement of being on campus as well as everything else that is offered makes attending a good buy.

    Am enjoying being here

    MSU's campus can be overwhelming at first, but once I became used to living at school I absolutely loved it! I have made a bunch of new friends and gotten closer with ones from high school. Downtown East Lansing and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for a break from campus, especially for shopping!

    Am learning a lot

    Michigan State offers many opportunities for me to expand my academic horizons. I love being able to explore many interests through the Honors College general education substitutions.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    study hard!

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for both a great college experience and a place that can provide them with a future. Michigan State is a place where you definitely will have to apply yourself academically but there are also many other ways to get involved with other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be the average naive freshmen. Buckle down early and get good grades your first year and it can be a great foundation for your gpa instead of something you spend your entire college experience trying to make up for. Reminder, it is very common for employers to ask for a transcript of your college grades.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, friendly people who are sports lovers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing, reach outside your comfort zone. You will meet friends that you will keep in your life forever.

    Bang for the buck

    I honestly have nothing to say but positive things about Michigan State. The people I have encountered are nothing but friendly, my classes have been quite a challenge that have expanded my knowledge, and activity on campus is significant. I know that upon graduating from Michigan State, I will more likely be considered for a great Graduate school program or easily find a job. My suggestions are to take as much out of what is offered to you as possible. There are so many opportunities for activities on campus that you can become involved in. Just take advantage of what is being offered to you and embrace it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love Michigan State! I can't imagine being anywhere else but here! After a week of my winter break, I'm ready to go back. There is always something to do, the students are always friendly, and there is a place for everyone, whether that be in greek life, clubs, or sports. It has been the best days of my life at Michigan State and I will always be Spartan proud.

    Am learning a lot

    What I realized after the first few weeks of my college career was that I was unable to skate my way through the semester. Some professors assign lots of reading and others don't. Unfortunately, my professors all shared one thing in common, they loved reading assignments. It's easy to put work like this off, however, the work load builds up. I think that as long as college students learn how to manage their work load, they will find that the college classes aren't too bad. With this, I also believe that as long as students make the effort to take in and understand the information, they will get so much more from their learning experience. I am confident to say that I have learned a significant amount my first semester. In order to do well in classes, I have noticed that making a connection with a professor is just as in important. For example, professors love when their students attend their office hours. It makes it clear to them that the student actually cares about his/her class.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on every night of the week. Never did I sit in my room for more than 30 minutes without something to do. On weekends there are always parties and if you don't want to go out, dorm parties are always going on too(even in the nerdy dorms).

    Food and Dining

    YUM! I was worried at first about caf food, but MSU has amazing food options. Rarely have I had something I don't like, and if you don't like something there are always plenty of other yummy options. Watch out for the freshmen 15!

    Dorm Life

    A roommate will make or break your dorm experience. I hate my roommate and never talk to her even though we are within 3 feet of each other most of the day. However, I do enjoy the simplicity of dorm life. It is very nice having a lot of friends and people so close by to hang out with.

    Academic Rigor

    Personally, I take hard classes, so obviously there is more challenge. Also, I'm in the honors college so everything is a bit more difficult. But, from what my friends say, the regular university classes are not that difficult if you actually try. Many people make the mistake of coming here simply because its an easy school, its not, you have to apply yourself just like anywhere else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to MSU without visiting; it is an essential part of any college decision. One of the biggest perks of state is the campus, but its not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    My first couple weeks were super difficult because I was still getting adjusted to college life. After living at MSU for a while I became familiar with everything and began to like it a lot more. Having completed one semester I am ready to go back and loving it there!

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones everywhere, just in case. However, the only safety issue I have ever noticed is the icy sidewalks.

    Greek Life

    I have never participated in Greek life...

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for EVERYTHING on MSU's campus. My personal favorite is the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

    Great for these types of students

    Serious academics

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since I never lived on campus I don't really have any tips or tricks. However, I do quite enjoy the MSU dairy on Farm Lane.

    Bang for the buck

    Going here is very expensive. I still do not know how I will pay for this upcoming semester. I just wish I could get more loans.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do on campus. You can play tennis, work-out, or just hang with friends. No matter what you love to do, there is something for you on MSU's campus.

    Food and Dining

    I always ate at the International Center. Here you can find Subway, Panda Express, and more restaurants you probably know and love. I have heard dorm food isn't bad either...

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in a dorm, but I've heard it isn't so bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes on MSU have both easy and hard parts. Be prepared for anything and everything. Most of all, be ready to struggle understanding your professor's accent.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend MSU, be prepared for a few tough classes. All students are required to take integrated science courses that can be quite tough. Don't think you are going to come into this school to party and goof-off. Oh, and carry a map!

    In three sentences

    MSU is full of diversity, and that is my favorite part about attending this school. At any turn of a corner you can find someone (or something) new and different. No two days on MSU are ever the same.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join a club.

    Food and Dining

    The best college food ever.

    Dorm Life

    I did a summer program here their dorm in summer is hot but overall it nice.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State in a good school. It have every program you can think of. MSU will be my new home soon.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You don't have to be worried about being safe, or not upon campus because safety is a priority of ours. There are several police stations on campus, and even near! No worries!

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS OF THINGS TO DO FOR FUNN. All you really have to do is communicate and socialize with your peers that's around you. Nearby Malls, and other activities that students take part in.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining accessories within MSU's campus is stunning, if you ask me. A wide variety, and even healthier options. It can't get any better than that.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm life is outstandingly amazing. Yet, Don't do anything stupid. Stupid resulting in a referral or a withdrawal from MSU is something that you do not want to be a part of.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are very important in today's society. Therefore, if your academic performance is low and not acceptable, then consequences will come later on in the near future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay positive, but never give up. Life can sometimes be hard, but who ever said life was going to be easy?! You can achieve anything that you want; You just have to follow through your process.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a tremendous school, and I recommend it to all. The variety of different things that are available here will ensure you success, if you pursue. This particular University has several opportunities that can be taken advantage of, in order to be on the right track of a successful career.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. The campus is very well light at night and has emergency lights and call boxes scattered through out the campus. If you are studying late at the library, there is a student group that will walk you home for free. MSU has their own police department that patrols regularly. I feel completely safe walking around campus by myself.

    Greek Life

    MSU has a large selection of sororities and fraternities for everyone to engage in. They all have wonderful philanthropies they support and encourage being active at Michigan State as well as a unity among the Greek council.

    Clubs and Activities

    MSU has all sorts of clubs activities! There are gyms all around campus and in the residence halls for students to utilize. It is the students' responsibility to seek out the activities. There is a huge variety of different clubs that range from academic groups to social groups.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU has resources and activities for all types of students. You just have to be willing to be outgoing and seek out activities. There are various sports and clubs for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Michigan State has many unique traditions around campus. One of the most unique is Sparty Watch. Sparty watch occurs the entire week before MSU plays our rival school, the University of Michigan in football. Members of the Spartan Marching Band stay watch around the clock looking after our Spartan statue to protect him from stray Wolverines.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State definitely gives you more bang for the buck. Everything is reasonably priced and there are surplus stores all over campus where you can get various supplies for a very low cost.

    What to do for fun

    Michigan State offers a variety of different activities for everyone. There are many different sororities and fraternities for those who wish to engage in Greek life. Every week the university puts on a selection of free activities for all their students to partake in. These include movies, bowling/billiards, and craft nights.There are shopping centers and various gyms around the area as well.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State offers a very large variety of dining options for everyone's dietary needs. Options range from vegan, kosher, and so much more. All of the food is prepared by certified chefs and it all taste great! For those who do not wish to partake in cafeteria food, there is a huge selection of trendy and family restaurants in the area just a walk away from campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is something everyone should experience during their college career. Dorm life at MSU has helped me grow as an individual and have experiences I may not have had living elsewhere. I have met a diverse group of individuals who have become an important part of my life. Dorm life is a valuable learning experience that offers great benefits to residents.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel Michigan State has given me a solid foundation for graduate school and life outside of college. The education I have received is one of great quality backed by respectable professors who care about their students. The difficulty of the courses are appropriate for their levels and are academically challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip to any prospective student would be to work hard and don't let an opportunity pass you by. Every year thousands of students apply for a certain number of spots. Because of this, universities are increasing their admission standards. Have a goal in mind and put your best foot forward to achieve it. Stay focused and even though studying may not seem very fun, it will pay off in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has a diverse campus atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone. Here I feel I am receiving a quality education that prepares me for my future endeavors. Michigan State cares about their students and offers many resources at no cost to their students to help them be successful.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    depends on your major, for accounting well worth it. got me a job with a great company!

    What to do for fun

    socialize, incredible sports program, meeting and making friends. plenty of clubs for any interest.

    Food and Dining

    brody's legit.

    Dorm Life

    loved it, great people.

    Academic Rigor

    as hard as you make it, can be easy, can be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    look into the honors college

    In three sentences

    it's an incredible univeristy with incredible resources.

  • 01/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Of course on a campus this big there are some safety issues, but as long as you walk in a group of 2 or more after dark, you are A-ok. Nothing to worry about.

    Greek Life

    There certainly are a lot of them.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone here. My favorite is the Squirrel Watching club.

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a big school thrive here, but there are residential colleges that also suit those wanting a smaller college feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week, everyone yells and screams at midnight to let off some steam. There are gardens throughout campus that are very peaceful to study in.

    Bang for the buck

    Because it's a public university, you get state prices. Granted, it still isn't cheap, but you get a lot for your tuition.

    What to do for fun

    This is a Big 10, so there are lots of sports to go out to and parties to visit. There is a huge Greek community on the outskirts of campus with plenty of parties to attend. There are craft nights at the Union, movies every Friday, and floor activities every week. You'll never be bored.

    Food and Dining

    Dorm food is dorm food. It is pretty good here and the Combo-X-change that allows you to get food outside of the caf is such a good idea.

    Dorm Life

    They really have it together here. The floor Mentors truly try their best to keep us engaged. Luckily, I have a great roommate and good suitemates, but I've heard horror stories too. My experiences have all been positive.

    Academic Rigor

    It is as rigorous as you make it. I have friends taking 300-level organic chemistry classes and other friends taking intro to science and algebra classes as freshmen. If you want to push yourself, Honors classes are the way to go. If you want to go to football games and get smashed, you can take that Yoga class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Carry a map. Carry more than one map. In fact, carry a bag of maps and leave 20 minutes earlier than you think you need to. North campus is confusing at first, but don't be discouraged, it becomes easy after a while. Bring your bike. Get out there. Everyone always says that, but most people don't listen. Join a club, volunteer, talk to your hall Mentor (RA). Please just don't hide in your room.

    In three sentences

    MSU is big, no doubt about it. What seems overwhelming at first holds a plethora of opportunities for every student out there if you only look for them. A top research university, MSU also offers great poli-sci, history, study abroad, and the ever-popular Turf-grass Management program.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the campus is fairly safe. It's my opnion that minorities get harrassed by campus and East Lansing police. Through word of mouth the impression is given that a lot is covered up to protect the name of the school. I would safe be safe and aware of your surroundings, dont do anything you wouldn't do off campus like walk alone at nights.

    Greek Life

    No time for this in my schedule I have too much in school work and bills. It seems interesting though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for almost any interest. I stated getting involved more since the fall semester. It has helped with social life and networking.

    Great for these types of students

    The Union and the library are the places on campus that most students seem to use.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I never get to do much on campus due to the fact that I was always working. I got a student job, so maybe I can see and do more on campus. The Union seems to be the place where much goes on.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a non-traditional student trying to complete my first degree so that I can stop working dead end jobs and help to take care of my daughter like a man should. I am a really hard worker. Working two jobs and manage to complete 38 credits without falling below a 3 point is an accomplishment I can live with, in addition I still make the time for my little girl. I would like some assistance to make life a little easier as it is a challenge. I did much of it by myself but I'm no superhero and so now I am asking for help. I have a bill now for over $1800 for this semester.

    What to do for fun

    I play tennis. I am trying to experience the American culture and scenery. Would love to go skiing or see an Ice Hockey game, road trip (never been west of the state).

    Food and Dining

    Spartys is ok. I think the price could be better for on campus. Some halls have extremely nice dinning areas

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and commute. I drive and park in a commuter lot In Frandor

    Academic Rigor

    I completed 38 credits from spring 2011 to fall 2012 all while working two jobs 40 + hours sometimes and I have a little girl. Let's say at this point I'm burnt out and scholarships would help a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get an idea of your entire lists of classes, especially if you're going to work and go to school. This will help with scheduling. There are many things to do and get involved in so timemanangement is important. Don't be afraid to say no to distractions when you have work to do.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. My advising sessions cold be better. Hope to do my Masters here.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    GO GREEK!

    What to do for fun

    Free bowling, free movies, dorm floor activities, the list goes on!

    Food and Dining

    There is always a cafe open close by. Combo exchange is the most amazing thing ever so make sure you check it out!

    Dorm Life

    With the right roommate or roommates, you'll have the most amazing dorm life experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, it is much different from high school, but its doable!

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk to your classes the day before, you don't want to get lost or be late on the first day! Buy your books after the first day of class. Join a team, club, or organization, the campus will become smaller! RUSH! It is a great experience and you meet so many wonderful people.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a large campus that is beautiful and can also become smaller by joining intramural sports teams, clubs, and other organizations. Professors are helpful and do care about your grade. It has been a great experience so far and I cant wait to explore all the opportunities it has to offer.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    movies, dancing, on-campus games and activities, athletic events, clubs, etc.

    Dorm Life

    four and a half.

    Academic Rigor

    three.

    Tips for prospective students

    do as many ap classes are you can, so you do not have to take general education courses. or take those courses at a community college and transfer in the credits.

    In three sentences

    overall, i love msu. some of the professors are not the best, and some are just down-right frustrating. but most of the teachers i have had have been wonderful. i'll always bleed green and white!

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    for fun you can go to the union for bowling or you can go to grand river there are a lot of places there where you can have fun.

    Food and Dining

    brody and snyder phillips have the best food!!!!

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is awesome depending on where you live. i lived in west akers which i thought was awesome. the rooms there are huge and you have your own bathroom not a community bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are hard. like cem 141. but you can get help from the professors, the help centers, and many other places around campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    first thing that you need to do is carry a map with you if its your first time on campus. it is a huge capmus and you can get lost. make sure you wear comfortable shoes or get a bus pass if you are lazy. also, make sure you take advantage of all the campus resources. if you are having trouble with a class, don't worry, there are plenty of resources there that can help you pass your classes. enjoy yourself at michigan state but make sure you get all your work done.

    In three sentences

    this school is great for people who love seeing diversity. the campus is huge and it is very beautiful!!!! it has everything you need to help you get through your four years of college.

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so many sporting events, club activities, things going on the dorms, if you can't find something just ask around there is always something going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria's are all amazing, there are at least 3 or 4 really new ones that offer a wide variety of foods. there are also plenty of places to eat around campus that are open late for those times you get late night cravings.

    Dorm Life

    lots of friendly students and staff in the dorm. you can room with someone you already know, or go in blind and make a brand new friend. bathroom's are different, there's suite style and public style, both are very safe and easy to use, only bad thing you have to clean your own bathroom if it is suite style.

    Academic Rigor

    there are so many professors who are of a foreign decent that it makes it rough at times to understand them, but they are always willing to talk with you in person to help you better understand their accent. the competitive nature of the individual student is very impressive, each and every student is looking to succeed at their highest possible levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    as long as you can put up with long winters, michigan state is the school for you. lots of people to challenge yourself with and become friends with as well. all in all a good time to learn more and have fun.

    In three sentences

    some of the nicest people you will ever meet are on and around campus. professors are always willing to help out if you do not understand something. and there is plenty of stuff to do outside of class.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safety is good. have locations where you can contact the police if unsafe or in danger. walk program from the library back to your dorm if it is late at night. swipe i.d. to get back in dorm after 12, and locked doors.

    Greek Life

    many organizations to join. opportunities to enhance resume, and join non greek fraternities or sororities. become more professional.

    Clubs and Activities

    many clubs to join all over campus. name it and we most likely have it. club sports, qudditch, political clubs, christian, rodeo, animals, engineering.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone interested in business, law, animal science, chemistry. great university for anyone to come and become part of the spartan pride!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    beaumont tower see one of the few locations that ring a certain type of bell. paint the rock for certain events or for fun. join fun organizations like quidditch or rodeo club. red cedar river great to watch and feed the ducks or to just sit by it and study when the weather is nice.

    Bang for the buck

    little expensive but the meal options are worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    go to uab free movie nights, other activities that they offer. hockey, basketball, football games, musicals, prayer groups, game nights. so many options!! public skating and swimming.

    Food and Dining

    good dining since many of the cafeterias are being redone. better food is being made and more options for those that are vegetarians, vegans, glueten free, allergies.

    Dorm Life

    more improvements are being made especially in the brody neighborhood. make the most of your living situation and take advantage of the services that are available in your dorm and make friends!

    Academic Rigor

    there are hard classes especially if majoring in the science field but it is a great challenge. learn new things everyday and experience exciting opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and try new things. so many opportunities and chances to meet people, have fun, and grow as a person. great opportunities!!

    In three sentences

    great school spirit and develop a passion for your school. make friendships and relationships that last a life time. be part of the spartan legacy!

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    screaming at midnight during finals week is always a blast and a great way to relieve stress.

    What to do for fun

    sporting events, im clubs, and walking around campus are always enjoyable. also, everyday there is a different event happening on campus whether it's a movie in wells, a concert in the auditorium or a party down the street.

    Food and Dining

    all the new cafeterias are amazing (brody, case, snyder...) and the ones untouched are still pretty amazing. it's nice not having to cook your own food and the variety here.

    Dorm Life

    i live with my three best friends and have enjoyed every second of it thus far. i can't wait to move into an apartment with them however but for first year, dorm life is excellent.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on your teacher, how hard you study and if you're interested in the class you can either have a very hard time or an easy 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard, join a club or organization, go to sporting events, but overall just enjoy the time you are spending here. also, during finals week make sure you scream at midnight with everyone else.

    In three sentences

    the perfect mix between urban and rural, michigan state is on the larger side of universities but has unlimited ways to make you feel a direct part of it. the athletic events are unbelievable to attend, the teachers are always willing to help and your fellow spartans here are always welcoming. this college is a wonderful option for just about everyone, go green!

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many that you can't not find a club that fits you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    during finals week, every night at midnight there is what we call a stress scream. it is so much fun and it really relieves your stress by opening your windows and screaming and hearing everyone else screaming after a long night of studying.

    What to do for fun

    i live right by the union and there is stuff going on all the time. if there is nothing usually there is a floor event planned.

    Tips for prospective students

    take advantage of everything you are offered especially the tutoring they offer. they are here to help.

    In three sentences

    i absolutely love it. it has a beautiful campus and things going on all the time. it also has many resources to pass your classes.

  • 02/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i like to walk down grand river to get coffee and go shopping on my breaks between classes.

    Food and Dining

    the food is also great and there are plenty of options for eating around campus. also the cafe is a great place to get a job at!

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life is amazing. its very easy to get involved and meet lots of new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the professor are very intelligent and are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    stay on top of all readings in classes and be active in your learning! also use all the resources available when you need help.

    In three sentences

    i love michigan state university. the campus is beautiful and the resources available have been a great help. i would recommend msu to any student!

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    sometimes i get creep-ed out at night, but never for any substantial reason. those who study super late at the library can be walked home almost any night of the week by a member of the safe walk committee there at msu's main library, which is a great feature that i think expresses the universities involvement on safety while at michigan state. the police keep good check on most aspects of the campus and east lansing community, and they are actually pretty laid back people. if they see something out of line, in excess, or dangerous they will intervene... but i haven't often heard they are out of place, overbearing, or anything really of the sort. to me, it is obvious they are there for us, to protect us from dangers, even those brought on by ourselves.

    Greek Life

    lots of fraternities and plenty of sororities. some people live by them, some people hate them, but most people don't mind them. they throw big parties, but also do a lot of good things for the community and such so i really think if that sounds like your thing, to look into it. some people characterize them by their clique-iness, but each one is different and i would hate to categorize them all, or all the people in them. it's whatever, really.

    Great for these types of students

    msu is great for students who like to have fun, be social, but take school seriously and hold academic integrity and achievement at a high level.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    spell out m.a.c. when pronouncing this popular street name. any attempts at shortening this name will, annoyingly enough, earn you a few laughs.. or at least a few freshman's.

    Bang for the buck

    bang for your buck at msu definitely has it's boundaries. anything on the opposite side of grand river ave (prime location) is leasing companies turf and the rent prices they often come up with are definitely on the south side of receiving enough 'bang'. as for tuition and such, it is not a cheap school to go to, but you will want to have michigan state university on your degree over any school that might be cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    for fun there is a number of things to do. from attending the varsity sporting events, to participating in an intramural sport or joining a club sport gives a huge variety to a lot of fun activities and fun people, and is a good way to stay in shape after hitting up the brody caf. there is a large network of greeks (fraternities and sororities) which can really kick-start your university-life's social networking. there is a lot of clubs that get together people of the same interest, whether it is an academic niche, or the ski club which travels together to colorado each year, there is something for everyone. outside of the more scholastic realm of msu, the party scene can be totally outrageous and is sometimes a key factor in why people may attend this university over another (uofm). michigan state can show anyone a good time.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining are always a pleasure here at msu. the new brody cafeteria is seriously off the hook, with claims of being the largest non-military cafeteria in the whole country (swag). so many options, so many choices for healthy or not-so-healthy, and the meal plans for on campus dining are always reasonable.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is traditional to what one expects when they attend college- small rooms, close quarters, shared bathrooms. however, all of that usually pales in comparison to all the great friends you meet, the pretty stellar food in the cafeterias (brody=mind-blowing), and it provides the perfect transitional housing quarters for a person in such a transitional state, a college student.

    Academic Rigor

    if one puts in the time and effort clearly outlined by the class, one can certainly perform well all throughout their years here at michigan state. some struggle, and some swell with success- it is all about individual attitude, how in-touch you are with your own aptitude, and putting in the energy necessary to get the grades you deserve. it is not about getting' grades here, and i think msu does a great job of making sure those that receive high grades have put their time in.

    Tips for prospective students

    a tip of mine is completely cliche, and the phrase was, to me, one that i heard far too often at every college i visited and frankly never took too seriously. however, it is true: being involved on campus really enables your college experience to it's full potential. friends are easy to make, and there is always a social gathering awaiting your attendance. being a good student, but participating in anything that makes you happy outside of the classroom is something i recommend for everyone, no matter what it is. there are plenty of groups and associations and meetings to attend, and you will obviously want to buy tickets to sporting events because spartan fans are as good as our athletes when it comes to one thing in particular- spirit!

    In three sentences

    msu is a great university and alumni association to belong to. walking around anywhere with a spartan logo, or wearing green and white uniquely and cohesively conveys the unspoken message that only those who have attended can understand- and that is what it truly means to be a spartan. michigan state is a family.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus may big, but it sure is safe! it has it's own police and fire station. it also has people that are willing to escort you back to your dorm from the library late at night.

    Greek Life

    greek life is a great and fun way to get involved on campus. you can taken on leadership roles in the greek world, and even meet a bunch of knew people, most of whom have similar interests to yourself. greek is the way to go!

    Clubs and Activities

    michigan state university has clubs for everyone and i mean everyone. there are clubs for people that want to learn how to salsa dance all the way to people wanted to debate and argue their personal beliefs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    it is tradition to pain the rock by the auditorium. it is something that you must do before you graduate!

    What to do for fun

    have you seen how huge michigan state university's campus is?! if you have, you better believe there are a bunch of fun things to do. whether, it is going to see a free movie at one of the halls, or grabbing starbucks at wells hall with some friends. it is even fun just walking up and down grand river and exploring all of the stores and restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    the food at michigan state is to die for. it is certainly not cafeteria food; it is quality dining, especially at the new brody and case cafes. with all of the different dining hall and all of the variety of food options, you are sure to never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    dorms are not as bad as one may think, especially at michigan state. they have different style dorms from suite style to community bathrooms. dorms at state can be arranged however you'd like, as well, making them truly feel like home.

    Academic Rigor

    michigan state university is the place to go to challenge yourself academically and improve your skills. by doing this, you are sure to gain what you need in order to succeed in your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are a student that is undecided, like i was, michigan state university would be a great school for you to attend. they have a wide variety of classes to take and majors to choose from, along with a helpful advising staff. even if you know what you want to do, michigan state has experiences awaiting you to go along with your desired major, including state's study abroad program.

    In three sentences

    michigan state university is a superb university to attend. it is full of students that are diverse, eager to learn, and ready to take in as many experiences as they can.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    they have fitness facilities, groups,clubs, and organizations. they offer fraternities and sororities. study abroad and other programs will help you become a great spartan student.

    Tips for prospective students

    attend programs in the summer and campus tours so that you can familiarize yourself. the most important part is deciding if that college is right for you. unitl you go check it out for yourself, you'll never know.

    In three sentences

    known for its excellent study abroad programs. great networking possibilities and opportunities. it prepares me so that i'll be at a competitive advantage further into my career.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sporting events at msu are the best...especially football games.

    Food and Dining

    great!

    Dorm Life

    lots of new people to meet - always somehow to hang out with. adequate space.

    Academic Rigor

    it's definitely requiring more effort than high school but its all do-able. just need to stay organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare for lots of walking! bring a bike but not a top of the line bike...it'll be outside in the elements.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go to restaurants on campus and in the city

    Food and Dining

    i dont have a dining plan

    Dorm Life

    i dont live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    the curriculum is rigorous but professors make material easy to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    michigan state's curriculum is very challenging. it is possible to do well as long as hard work is applied.

    In three sentences

    michigan state university is very diverse. the landscape is beautiful and the staff at msu do everything to keep a safe, clean and functional environment that ensures maximum learning potential.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    spartan watch: before big athletic events, a group of people surround the spartan statue and protect it from the competition. green out: students can obtain green light bulbs to use in their porches. if someone yells go green. any spartan knows to yell go white.

    Bang for the buck

    college is expensive. yet, i still feel that i have been getting my money's worth. this semester for example, i have three classes with less than 30 people which fosters close teacher-student relationships. the classes, regardless of size, have all taught me valuable things that i will surely use in the future.

    What to do for fun

    with over 40,000 students on michigan state's campus, there is no lack of things to do. east lansing is a very energetic town with many things to do. grand river ave. is filled with little restuarants, shops and bars. michigan state puts on events as well. each dorm complex also plans events.

    Food and Dining

    brody square is amazing. last year, i would spend hours eating, hanging out, and studying in the cafeteria. though i am personally biased as an ex-brody resident, i will not discount the campuses other options. snyder-phillips, the union, the international center, owen graduate hall cafeteria, and case's new cafeteria are all equally as impressive. options range from a fresh salad bar, vegetarian and vegan options, pizza places, hard ice cream bars, a plethora of readily available cereal (they actually have every type that i have ever seen), pasta places, sushi stations, mexican options, home-style options, sandwich stations and so much more.

    Dorm Life

    i spent last year in brody... and loved it. the newly renovated cafeteria is phenomenal. it is modern and has excellent food. brody is a mecca for student life; with so many students in one place, there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people in this comfortable, friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    college is not easy, but i am thankful for that. my classes have challenged me and as a result i have become a regular in the library and the basement of the union. prepare to buckle down and spend time with your nose buried in textbooks. but it is worth it, i survive my frequent study sessions because i know the importance these classes will have to my future. work hard. play hard. and it will pay off on graduation day when you have valuable degree and four years full of memories.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved. investigate msu's extensive list of majors and classes. study something you love. get to know your adviser - he or she will be a very useful resource. meet your professors. meet new people. try new things. explore the campus. join clubs. study hard! use all of the resources available to you. go green. go white. and sparty on.

    In three sentences

    michigan state university, a school with nationally respected academics and big10 athletics, has not ceased to impress me. as a sophomore at michigan state university, i appreciate the big school feel and the overwhelming sense of spartan camaraderie. i am equally as excited to see what the next two years of my education have in store as i am to see the doors my degree will open for me after graduation.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police are always driving around. there are also emergency phones scattered all over campus with big help buttons if they are needed and lights over every walk way.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many types of clubs to join. at the beginning of the school year we had a thing where we could walk around and talk to people about different clubs and sign up for more information. it really shows how much there is to do around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    there is something for every student except not so much for those who do not want to walk or get around such a large campus especially in the winter time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    for finals week most people participate in the midnight scream. every night you yell out your window at midnight. it is quite funny.

    What to do for fun

    there are campus cinemas every weekend and activities such as crafts and bowling all the time. there are a bunch of different opportunities for fun every week.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of really food food places around where i live. the dorm right next to mine has just finished with updates and it is really nice.

    Dorm Life

    i have made some good friends on my floor and the mentors are always trying to get everyone involved. the front desk is there to help you and get information which is nice. also if you have something broken in your room maintenance will come and fix it.

    Academic Rigor

    all of my classes are quite good. some are making me work a lot harder than i did in high school. the classes push you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you apply early and get involved with things around campus. it can be a really fun time.

    In three sentences

    there are a lot of opportunities open to students. they do a good job with things to keep students occupied and safe. the classes are good and the professors really care about us.

  • 03/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus provides a homey safe feeling. although it is a bigger institution the multiple safe lights as well as cab services make for a sense of security.

    Greek Life

    greek life is everywhere at msu. any frat or sorority available is most likely a part of our institution.

    Clubs and Activities

    the variety of clubs on campus is incredible. truly there is something for everyone. from student activism to medieval clubs the clubs are as diverse as the students.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone interested in studying abroad would love michigan state. with one of the top study abroad programs in the country there really is no other choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    walking around campus you will often hear people scream go green to which you are expected to respond go white. this happens at random times and really testifies to the school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    while michigan state is very expensive it is a payoff in the end. the great connections, memories, and education you will obtain while attending are priceless.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many activities on campus that there is truly something for everyone. from free movie nights on the weekends to free pool and bowling on wednesday nights the fun never ends. joining clubs or walking down grand river are also options for a good time.

    Food and Dining

    while the dining halls range in quality from one to another there are a couple of cafeterias people from outside the university go to as restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is a great experience. the sense of community that is built is a big part of the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    michigan state is very rigorous academically. there are however many ways to find help either from teachers or other students.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! the more you feel a part of your community the more you will enjoy the college experience.

    In three sentences

    michigan state university is the best decision i have made so far in my life. it provides great education, an awesome atmosphere, spirit and energy, and many opportunities. i look forward to spending my school years there.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities taking place on campus. Every week the student union hosts cosmic bowling and a craft night, and the activities board hosts free newly released movies on the weekends for students. Also, there are many performances by musicians, comedians, etc. there are also many plays, musicals, and dances.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy the food here. there are multiple cafeterias in each neighborhood, and they each offer a variety of different foods, so there is really no way to get bored with always eating the same old thing or no reason to worry about never liking the food. Also, the cafeterias host multiple events and theme nights when the cafeteria is decorated according to the them, and the food pertains to the theme. for example, there was a Martin Luther King meal during Black History Month. As a student, you are also allowed one combo-exchange every weekday, which is a meal that can be purchased at any Sparty's cafe, and it is free for students.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is really nice because the campus is split into multiple neighborhoods each made up of about four or five dorms. I believe that this characteristic is relatively unique to MSU because whenever i mention neighborhoods to people who do not attend MSU, they say that they have never heard of that. I definitely think that this is a positive asset for the university because it makes the big campus smaller. there are always different events going on in each neighborhood. Because the campus is so big, each neighborhood has the chance to host guest advisers from multiple majors, tutoring sessions, job presentations, etc. so that students do not always have to travel far to reap the benefits that MSU offers. Also, many dorms have classrooms in them, so it is not always necessary to leave the dorm for class! overall, the dorms are not too small, and they are quite nice. I enjoy living in them.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at MSU are challenging but not too overwhelming. As long as you stay focused and dedicate the right amount of time to studying, you should do just fine. Also, the professors are required to have office hours, and they are usually quite helpful. You are welcome to ask questions or just stop by for some interesting conversations.

    Tips for prospective students

    I think that it is important to keep in mind that the transition to college can be hard for many students, but it is also exciting, so do not get discouraged if you have trouble getting used to the new lifestyle at first. chances are, there are many other students around feeling the same way! Just relax, and remember that the faculty and staff are here to answer all questions and help you make a smooth transition into college life. Also, get to know your professors; you may not believe it is important, but I learned the hard way. Always ask questions, and never wait until the last minute to get help on an assignment. Also, it is important to find a good balance between your social life and your schoolwork, but remember that both are important to your well-being. It is good to take a break from working sometimes.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy it here at MSU because the teachers and faculty are very welcoming. They do everything they can to inform you about jobs, internships, events, and other important things you should know. Everyone here has amazing school spirit that really adds to the whole experience, and it creates a unity that makes such a large campus seem small and familiar.

  • 03/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I play basketball, video games, football

    Food and Dining

    Their food is very unique and is very good.

    Dorm Life

    I really don't like sharing but as long as we have boundaries I'm OK with dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging but that's what you expect from college.

    In three sentences

    Its a great college to attend and I would recommend this school to everyone. Its a great environment to be surrounded around and I wouldn't change it for nothing. Being a MSU Spartan feels good.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are always out, especially friday and saturday night.

    What to do for fun

    Grand River, pretty much anything.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good for dorm food.

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Policemen are constantly circling through the campus and stroll through each dorm every night to ensure safety. Green boxes are located throughout the campus for students in case of an emergency a student can push the button on a green box and a policeman will arrive in less than five minutes guaranteed. There is also a walking program for students who study late in the library volunteers will walk any student to anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at MSU. Fraternities and sororities are the key to enjoying a party on campus. Every weekend evening and some weeknights the fraternities throw themed parties where students can meet and mingle with fellow Spartans.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are one of the biggest forms of entertainment on campus. Most students participate in at least one sport during their stay at MSU. MSU offers students hundreds of clubs ranging from Japanese Club to the Outdoor Club.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for any type of student! If you want to have fun, MSU offers any activity you could dream of doing. If you are a serious student, MSU offers challenging courses and allows students the opportunity for Honors courses for an even more challenging course load.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The painting of MSU's rock is an ongoing tradition that any group of students or organization can partake in. Other traditions are Cedar Fest which is a giant outdoor party in a nearby apartment complex and Nacho Fest that is another giant outdoor party with unlimited nachos and beverages!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is not as expensive as other universities in the area and offers a higher level of education. The sports, academics, and life experience that one attains from MSU make it the best bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    There are almost too many options for fun on campus! Grand River is a hot spot on the weekends with its large selection for shopping, eating, going out for a drink or just hanging out! Athletic events are incredible at MSU and I would advise for any incoming freshmen to purchase season football AND basketball tickets for the ultimate form of entertainment at MSU.

    Food and Dining

    I have never been disappointed with a meal at MSU. We recently built 2 completely new cafeterias and are in the midst of redesigning all the others. The meal plan is easy to use and allows for an all-you-can eat buffet every day for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at MSU are incredible. Each dorm has its own character and incoming freshmen will have NO problem finding friends with so many friendly faces living next door and waiting to hang out.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU is a competitive school. The courses, professors, and expectations of students who attend MSU amount to a rigorous workload that is manageable with good time management.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join on campus organizations, volunteer, attend floor events and get involved! Do NOT fall behind in class work and above all else, enjoy your time here! College only happens once!

    In three sentences

    An amazing place to grow in every sense of the word. Michigan State University offers its students a top-notch education, active social life, and impressive athletics all located in the hip city of East Lansing.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police is trained by the state police.

    Greek Life

    there are over 35 fraternities and sonorities

    Clubs and Activities

    over 250 clubs to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    the ones that have a balance of studying and partying

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are a few.

    Bang for the buck

    Affordable and the education you get helps you get a job easy

    What to do for fun

    there is always something to do like, swimming, basketball, arcade, pool, baseball, there are pub around

    Food and Dining

    Not so good food

    Dorm Life

    biggest rooms I've seen, friendly roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    Best professor I've seen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, party hard, have fun.

    In three sentences

    This institution focuses on the well being of their students. also they want to make sure that not only do you ace the class, but that you actually learn something out of it. Best university in Michigan.

  • 03/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The amount of student organizations on campus is UNREAL. If you thought of it, there is probably a club.

    What to do for fun

    There are a million bars, clubs, shops and on campus activities in East Lansing and at MSU. Take advantage of it.

    Food and Dining

    The food at MSU is OUTSTANDING. They hear you when you speak, even though you usually don't need to. There are millions of options even in the smallest caf, and things are constantly getting make-overs.

    Dorm Life

    Residence Life is by far the best way to stay involved on campus. There are many opportunities for leadership, your best friends live a few doors down, and there are countless resources. There is nothing like living on at MSU. They want to make sure you are happy as a student and a resident, and they really go the extra mile.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are challenging, but they are rewarding as well. Sometimes one feels that their classes are a waste of time and money, but once you get into your major classes, you enjoy it so much. I'm in the number one education program in the entire country, and I can see why it is rated as such. The requirements are through the roof, but it is making me a more rounded person and a better teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club! This is the best way to meet people and start networking. Get involved in everything that you can. There is support for you everywhere. Use your resources.

    In three sentences

    I've never been so challenged or so rewarded anywhere in my life. Michigan state has provided more opportunities than I am sure I will never see again. There really is something for everyone at this university. I chose the best school in the entire world. I can very easily get involved in everything, hold on to my schedule and find support everywhere I need it.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, I always feel quite safe on campus. Walking alone at night is a bit scary, but all the lights and emergency phones everywhere helps.

    Greek Life

    Never was a part of it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Have every type of club you could possibly imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    All I would say.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you get to Brody cafeteria before 11 am, you pay only $5.25 and get free wi-fi and food all day.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very expensive, I hate paying for their idea of which classes I need to take for my major.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    All the dorms are putting in great new cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    My personal dorm experience was awful, but the dining and actual rooms are great. I lived in Brody and it was far away from everything, but it was worth it for the rooms and food.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are not necessarily emphasized and pushed as much as they should be in my opinion, however, we do have some of the best programs in the country, and even in the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your pre-requisites out of the way. Learn how to study well.

    In three sentences

    Psychology department lacks personal attention. Animal science department is amazing and very helpful. Both psychology and animal science classes are well done.

  • 03/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its sort of hard to be secure when the campus is so big. Its pretty much safe during the day but you should always be with someone else during the night if outside.

    Greek Life

    Ugh, there's a lot but honestly a majority of them are filled with just shallow boys and girls.

    Clubs and Activities

    I just said so before. As for me I'm in the MSU anime club.

    Great for these types of students

    What the heck does this question even mean?

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week everyone screams their heads off every day at midnight.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything on campus is so expensive, even parking! The stuff they sell at the student stores is more expensive than the same products being sold at Meijers.

    What to do for fun

    There's many student organizations to get interested in.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent cafeterias...of course beware of the freshman 10...or in my case 20.

    Dorm Life

    There's a couple of nice places, but in reality all of the halls are filled with the morons that you always want to avoid. The floor mentors don't really do much to control them, cause its just teenagers being in charge of other teenagers.

    Academic Rigor

    If anything they overload us with too much homework. I mean you have to have at least 12 credits and those who have jobs find it hard to do their homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Its normal to switch majors around. But makes sure you at least know what you want to do by your second year.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a school who's vast size doesn't hinder the education of the students. Aside from art, it has a wide variety of classes. Issue is that a lot of the professors don't know what they're doing.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of bars, restaurants, and parks. Whether you want to chill and listen to some jazz, or go toss a frisbee, you'll find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Again, I live off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so not really sure.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in the graduate school program, so its pretty intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the time to find the right apartment. Being downtown is great, but might not be the most conducive to studying.

    In three sentences

    There are oppurtunities available, you just have to be willing to go out and take them. The professors are great; I haven't had one that I don't like yet. Its a big school, which means lots of fun.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on MSU's campus, from the UAB events that are posted every week that brings the community together to all of the athletic facilities which include gyms, volleyball courts, swimming pools and etc.. When football season comes around there is nothing more exciting to do on a Saturday than go to a football game and cheer on the Spartans!

    Food and Dining

    Depending on which dorm you live in, the food varies tremendously. Brody Complex and Snider Phillips have the best food courts on campus and provide pretty decent food. Most all cafeterias have a wide range of food also taking into consideration the vegetarians and health seeking students. For not having to cook for youself, food and dining at MSU is pretty great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty awesome, especially for your first year. Living in the dorms is a great way to meet so many new people and experience and interact with different races. You know you are always safe and having a resident assistant there whenever you need him/her is also very comforting when making the transition into MSU.

    Academic Rigor

    Without a doubt, classes are hard and definitely require a significant amount of dedication towards studying and homework. Exams test your knowledge in a very mature and applicable way, its not straight forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a detailed tour of the campus before moving in, it will help the transition go more smoothly and you wont be as stressed when trying to find your classes. Don't be afraid to ask for help, there are people there willing to help you in many possible way and be sure to take advantage of the free tutors available.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a wonderful and safe environment. This campus is full of opportunities to help you succeed and to help build your resume and there are groups or organizations for almost any interest out there. There are also plenty of people and professors around willing to help you succeed and give you advice, don't be afraid to ask for it.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus, even walking by myself in the dark in the middle of the night across campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an elementary school a mile or two off campus that my friends and I love to go to when we want to play on a playground and act like little kids again.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here isn't cheap, but it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs! Party, explore campus and the far parts of East Lansing and Okemos with your friends, play intramural sports with your friends or floormates, get together on Grand River Ave, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeterias isn't bad, but it gets old after awhile.

    Dorm Life

    Can't get much better than living with some great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Lyman Briggs college so my classes are a little harder than the typical university ones, but the classes are also smaller and more hands on, so I like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of how big the campus is; it will get smaller and smaller as the year goes by. It is also a very good idea to keep your bike here because it may be your main means of transportation. Branch out and try things you never did before, like clubs and whatnot--it's a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a great school! It's a big school--one of the largest campuses in the country!--but that's why I like it. It also offers just about any major or area of study you can think of.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone screams outside at midnight while studying during finals week. Lots of people guard sparty statue during the night of the Michigan vs. Michigan State football game as to avoid having it painted blue and yellow like it was one unfortunate year.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends in the dorms. Take a walk by the Red Cedar or through the Beal Botanical Gardens. Rent a movie for free from the RHA movie offices. Look at the stars from the Abrams Planetarium.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, but can get boring after a while because the cafeterias serve basically the same thing every week (every monday its the same thing..etc.) The exception is Brody cafeteria, which serves the same thing everyday, but it has more stations than the other cafeterias. I was not bored with caf food the first year, but I am the second year and I am ready to cook for myself now.

    Dorm Life

    You are required to live on campus freshman year. I loved my freshman year. The dorm cafeterias usually have good food and many of the actual dorm rooms have loft-able furniture, which is a plus, and the people you meet are awesome as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I find some classes are easier than others. It all depends. The workload is usually reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Take a risk and sign up for a random roommate. 2. Go to class. (at least for the classes that do not have notes online! but you should still try to go most of the time even for those classes) 3. Take the time to meet the people in your dorm freshman year, a lot of the time you find people who you will be friends with the rest of your college career and maybe even beyond.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a wonderful academic institution that has lots of history. The campus is big and beautiful, the professors are knowledgable and it is easy to meet new people. My time here has been the typical big university experience and I've loved it every second.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is priority number one here. From anywhere on campus you can spot at least 2 greenlights for emergency calls. There's also one on every floor. Cops are always on call if you have an emergency at whatever time. All residence buildings are closed to the public after midnight and only those who live in the building have access. An ID must be scanned to use the elevator, to enter the residence floors and to reach to upper levels from the stairs. All side doors are locked until an ID is scanned. Also, we have a fire drill during the first Tuesday of every month just to be prepared.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many! There's a club for seriously everyone. We have cultural groups, religious groups, clubs for certain majors, hobbies and talents. If there's not a club for the hobby you have in mind, then you can easily form one.

    Great for these types of students

    Any hardworking, willing to learn, open-minded student would be great for MSU. You'll develop a great sense of pride for this school and you'll love being a part of it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During every night of Finals Week, everyone goes outside to scream at midnight to relieve stress. It's something to look forward to when you're up late studying. We have The Rock on campus and it is basically a free-for-all billboard. You can paint an ad for your club or event on the rock but you must camp out overnight to win the right to paint it. If you kiss under the Beaumont Tower at midnight, that person is your true love. We have several big events in the beginning of the year where we learn about the campus's clubs and traditions. There's lot of free stuff too! At football games, there are many chants and songs we sing and it is a ton of fun. They aren't hard to learn but you MUST know the fight song before your first game. It's mandatory haha.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition plus room and board are very expensive so take classes wisely and explore Financial Aid and scholarship options. Even though it's expensive, you'll get a great education and have a good experience here. I suggest moving out of the dorms after sophomore year to try and cut down the cost of food and living expenses.

    What to do for fun

    We show free, now-showing-in-theaters movies in Wells Hall every weekend and pool in the Union on Thursdays. There are little events every night of the week that are almost always free. There's a mall just a bus ride away from campus with great stores. Along Grand River, there are good restaurants, unique stores and favorite restaurant chains. The clubs on the weekends are always a fun place to go to and if you're not a club person a movie night in with friends in the dorms can be just as fun. The Red Cedar River run right through campus and it's beautiful along the banks. Taking a walk along the trails next to the river is fun and if you're looking for a hike, we also have trails in the woods on the East side of campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! MSU is constantly upgrading menus and cafeterias all across campus. For example, Case Hall just opened their new caf and they have a grill, soup and salad bar, a sushi bar, a crepe station with other desserts and a homestyle meal station. We have unlimited meals and a lot of the cafs are open from 7am to midnight. We also get a perk with our meal plan called Combo-X-Change from Spartys. We can get one on-the-go meal a day. There are variety of healthy, gluten-free and delicious options. You'll never go hungry here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very convenient and for the most part I love living in them. My roommate is very nice (I roomed blind) and my floormates are awesome! It's easy to find someone to help you study or to go grab a meal with. I love having my door open for people to come in and hang out for a while. It's a very nice atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging. Some classes are like learning a new language but there are always people there to help you study or to help give you tips on how to learn the material.Most professors want to see you learn and aren't out there to trick you. Some classes grade on a curve and some classes consider only above a 92% a 4.0. It depends what major you have and who use choose as a professor. Overall, the classes are hard, but they're certainly doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick a college based on what you want to do in life, not for sports. Make sure to keep up in your classes and go to office hours if you feel you are lost or need a bit of extra help. MSU has a great science college called Lyman Briggs and I recommend it for anyone considering anything in the science field. MSU also has an awesome Political Science college called James Madison and my friends have learned and gained a great deal from it. We have awesome cafeterias, clubs, organizations, athletics, gyms and music organizations. We have majors anywhere from dairy farm management to piano performance to packaging to microbiology and genetics. This is a great place to be.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great university for every kind of major and every type of person. I meet a new person everyday and I have had many great experiences with people from all walks of life. I love it here and I am glad that I chose MSU over any other college.

  • 04/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU has a very safe campus. It is well lit and well patrolled by the Michigan State Police.

    Greek Life

    There are 13 sororities and 24 fraternities at Michigan State. Greek life is a lot of fun! They put on philanthropy events all the time to raise money for charities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus and even if there isn't one that you are looking for you can always start your own club. There are also organizations that put on hundreds of activities all around campus throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for students who take academics seriously, but also like to let loose once in a while. MSU has something for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    Of course going to a university is expensive, but getting an education is one of the most important things you can do for yourself, no matter the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of clubs at MSU and all different kinds of sports. There are three gyms to workout or shoot hoops at, many IM sports teams, and activities going on all the time. There is also a movie theater and shopping mall very close to campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls at Michigan State are great. They have so many options and some are being updated to house even more of a variety of foods. With the purchase of a meal plan, you simply have to swipe your ID to get into any cafeteria on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Many dorms are being renovated and they are great! The only bad things are how far some of them are from other parts of campus, and some have community style bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here are pretty academically challenging, but there are many helpful resources available, like the Math Learning Center, tutors, and even just making your own study groups.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone considering going to Michigan State should at least take a tour of the campus. Talking to advisers is very helpful, even if you're not sure what you want to major in yet.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University captures diversity from every angle. There is something here for everyone and the campus is beautiful. Michigan State has something for everyone from clubs to sports and activities.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    right across from campus there are several bars, coffee shops, head shops, and stores. the peanut barrel, crunchies, and ricks are pretty decent. you won't want to go to ricks though until after 12pm.

    Food and Dining

    every cafeteria is amazing. snyder/phillips even offers carry out so if you have a meal plan you can go there and load up on some take out food.

    Dorm Life

    living in the dorms is great for when you need to get to class quickly but other than that there isn't a lot going on. some dorms are even co ed so you won't meet a lot of the opposite sex.

    Academic Rigor

    the school is tough. almost every class takes attendance which can weigh heavily on your grade. get to know your TA's because they will help you understand. visit allmsu.com for more information on your professors, classes, and even if you are looking for a place to live.

    Tips for prospective students

    know yourself. if you think a large class size is something you can handle than msu is the school for you. there are limited majors with class sizes smaller than 200-300 students and that can make learning difficult sometimes. in the first 2 years take your university required classes first. that way you have time to decide on your major.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great school if you like a lot of people, something to do all the time, and a bug campus. It's a little hard at first to get adjusted to such a large area. Going to class can be tough because of all the extracurricular going on.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never seen an issue with the campus being unsafe. It is a friendly place, and everybody here is just trying to do the best they can for themselves.

    Greek Life

    I am not a member of Greek life, but I have friends who are members and they have said it is their favorite part about MSU. It's not all about parties either, they have built long lasting relationships that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

    Clubs and Activities

    The first week on campus there is a rally where all of the clubs and groups come out to get new members. It takes up multiple football fields and there are hundreds of different opportunities for you.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for any type of student, as long as they are willing to put in the work that is required to be a college student. With it being the largest campus in the states, it is really easy to find a place where you mesh well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a rock on a corner that students come and paint. It is about 6 feet long and 5 feet tall, and is used for memorials, information, and just for fun. It's always fun to see what new thing is painted on the rock from a day to day basis.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive college, but they prepare you for your career.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of greek organizations you could join, also there are inter mural centers where you can play any sport imaginable. No matter where you go there is something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans here are great, unlimited food! There are several places around campus that all offer something a little different.

    Dorm Life

    I have made some of my best friends in my six months in the dorms. I'm coming back to dorm life next year, and would recommend it to anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but if you buckle down they are all manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get out of MSU what you are willing to put into it. If you put in the time and effort, you will be rewarded with knowledge and a high GPA.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a friendly place full of extremely intelligent professors who are almost always willing to help students with anything they might need.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been cases of assault on campus, but the MSU Police are very persistent about cracking down on safety. Neither my friends nor I have ever had anything happen. A lot of the prevention is just common sense things, like don't walk alone at night. Otherwise, just be aware and careful.

    Greek Life

    I am not extremely familiar with Greek Life here, but I do hang out a lot with the engineering fraternity, Triangle, and I know the guys there just love it. They truly have strong bonds of brotherhood that extend to life outside of school.

    Clubs and Activities

    With it being a big school, you're bound to find a club you like. Plus, there are a lot of clubs that are perfect for networking or building a resume for a job in your degree field. And, if you're looking for a club but MSU doesn't have one, I know a few people that have just made groups on Facebook and found people interested in the same things that way. Two that come to mind now are a Motorcycle Club and MSU Blues Dancing.

    Great for these types of students

    Coming from experience, the engineering program really gets you out there and lets you know what to expect. If you're a hard worker, MSU has a lot of opportunities in general, but honestly, MSU is accepting of just about every type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite places. that I stumbled upon while jogging, is the botanical gardens. I also love the Engineering Building, the study-friendly libraries, and Spartan Stadium =)

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is expensive. That is my biggest issue with the school. They charge you for a lot of things that you don't think about a lot going in. Unlike a lot of colleges, MSU home games are not free for sports. If you want to go to a gym, that costs money. Bus passes cost money (though it is fairly reasonably priced). And be VERY careful about reading signs with parking and paying the meters because you WILL get ticketed. A lot.

    What to do for fun

    There are TONS of clubs to join (one of the benefits of it being a big school). Literally just about anything there could be a club for, there is. Or if there isn't you can make a group on Facebook and I'm sure there will be some people interested. Otherwise, just going out to dinner at the cafs with my friends, going for walks on the beautiful campus, having movie nights, or playing some pickup soccer games are a few things I enjoy doing in my spare time.

    Food and Dining

    With the dining plan, you have a bunch of places on campus to choose from, offering just about anything you could ask for. I get sushi a lot (it's not the greatest, but it's still good), sandwiches, Mexican food, and salads. Even when I went on a vegan diet, the cafs were very accommodating. The food just outside of campus is also close to walk and yummy. I tried Thai food for the first time this year, and now my friends and I go out to dinner every Friday right off of Grand River.

    Dorm Life

    Many worry about this being a party school. I will say there are parties if you want them, but it is a very easy scene to avoid. It is also not uncommon for people to just go to parties and dance, without the influence of any outside substances, and with no one pressuring you or judging you.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the major. As a freshman in engineering, it is quite a work load if you take a lot of credits. I also know my friends that want to do well in the James Madison College have a huge work load in writing. However, as an engineer, you get some experience in class to put on your resume, and get opportunities to network with companies in your field of interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be walking a lot if you don't get a bus pass or a bike. I had neither this year, and really enjoyed the walks across campus not only with the scenery, but it was good exercise, too! And really get into the clubs and extracurriculars! It's a great way to meet people with similar interests, and it is a good thing to talk about at job interviews.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a big school and a lot comes with that. The campus is huge, but gorgeous, sports games are a lot of fun to watch with such a passionate and supportive big school, and the people are characteristically nice, with a lot of diversity everywhere you look. The best decision of my life was choosing to go to Michigan State.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do for fun. There are always parties going on, and there are free movies held on campus. There are also a lot of places for dining that are very affordable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is the key to succeed. And surrounding yourself with people who have similar interests and goals as you. Having a social life is not as important as succeeding academically, but try to make time for friends and fun activities to take a break from studying.

    In three sentences

    MSU is very skilled at helping students decide what they want to major or minor in. MSU cares if its students succeed or not, and they want to prepare its students for the real world after college. I couldn't see myself anywhere else.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depending on the person. there are plenty of things to do for fun. You can go hang out in someone dorm, go to a party, walk on Grand Ave., the main active street on the border of campus. You can always find something fun to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip that I could a future spartan would be to go beyond your comfort zone. Explore the person you want to be and the contributions you would like to make society. Then go find a group of club that will help you reach your goal.

    In three sentences

    I love michigan state university. It allows people to step outside of the box and become productive individuals of society. There you can become a great leader, someone that operates a productive business and excels in a profitable company.

  • 05/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots

    What to do for fun

    Places on campus and stores close.

    Food and Dining

    Food is acceptable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study Hard play less

  • 05/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus overall is pretty safe during the day times. During nighttime, danger can hit especially around 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. Like any other colleges, drinking and drugs are involved so its always wise to make the best decisions.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of clubs and activities to choose from. You can pick from activities relating to your major, interests, and even sexual orientation. At this university, there are all the resources that everybody needs to feel accepted for who they are and where they come from.

    Great for these types of students

    People who have done exceptionally well academically while in high school People who are friendly and very social People looking for an adventure and the time of their lives!

    Bang for the buck

    It definitely is worth it for the college experience. Anybody can be successful here as long as they have the motivation and urge to learn and succeed in their personal and professional lives.

    What to do for fun

    You can party, go out to eat, and just have a great time with your best buds. You only live one, so make the most of it.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at MSU has a lot of variety from meat to vegetarian foods. In addition, they also have healthy choices such as salads, fruits, and milk for students more cautious about their health while away from home.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is phenomenal. You will definitely get to meet lots of people coming from diverse backgrounds with different interests. You will get the opportunity to bond with one another and even become friends for life.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely isn't the easiest school in the United States, but it definitely isn't the most difficult school also. At this school, if you simply go to class, listen carefully during lectures, review your notes and read through the textbook, and talk to professors/teaching assistants regarding what to do to succeed in the course, then any student can do extremely well overall and maintain a strong GPA throughout their academic career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students include simply showing up to class and expanding on the professor's lectures while thoroughly understanding the material being presented and the topics being covered. In addition, each student should read the chapter material/topic being presented by the professor at least two days in advance. This would allow them to understand more effectively once the lecture begins. Students should always go to their professor's or teaching assistant's office hours to address any questions or concerns regarding the class itself. This would be a great time to talk about your grade, how to improve your performance if not doing well in the first place, and even getting to know the professor or teaching assistant up to a more professional and personal level.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a phenomenal school that gives quality education to its students. From becoming an accounting major to a zoology major, the opportunities are endless and the sky is the limit to do well academically and succeed in the future. The professors and teaching assistants are extremely caring for their students and are willing to talk to them during office hours or extra time regarding any questions or concerns.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are no limitations to what you can do in East Lansing. The atmosphere on campus is extremely positive which makes the campus events much more fun to attend. No matter what day or time it is, there is ALWAYS a university sponsored event taking place somewhere on campus. Most of the action takes place off-campus either in downtown East Lansing or around Grand River. There is something to do for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Dining is one of those things that makes MSU extra special. Each neighborhood on campus has dining venues that offer numerous types of cuisines for even the pickiest eaters. With the university's constant expansion projects, the dining halls are getting better each year. Brody, Case, Snyder-Phillips, and Owens are just a few great halls that serve a variety of food throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is one of those great experiences that most people look forward to when they begin college. Because MSU has the largest residence hall system in the country, there is a dorm that fits just about everyone's personality and needs.

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken several difficult classes my first year at MSU, but have also taken some easier ones. There are classes that focus on just about every subject imaginable, so you may come across a few that don't require as much studying; however, you will certainly be challenged almost all the time due to the university's nationally recognized faculty and academic programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest taking advantage of the MANY resources available on campus. MSU's primary goal is for its students to succeed not only in school, but in life as well...so they create many outstanding opportunities to help the students achieve their goals. It is very important that you take the time to use everything they have to offer you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is truly a great place to attend school. You don't typically find schools that invest as much time and money into their undergraduate students like MSU does, and it really has an impact on the students. As a person who takes his education very seriously, I love how the school develops its students to make a significant impact in the world.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are more parties and people than you could ever imagine

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manager your time well Have a lot of fun and meet a lot of people Get your homework done before you go out

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful experience and a great place to learn. The people are nice and the campus is beautiful. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Just walk along Grand River on any given day and you'll find something to do. Also, the Resident Life Association was great about organizing fun activities. Check out the weekly plans posted around campus, in the cafeteria, or in the State News.

    Food and Dining

    Variety, easy to find something healthy, accommodates various diet preferences, and the best dorm food I've had (and I've visited a lot of colleges).

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are generally loud, but people tend to be friendly and the RAs are usually supportive and willing help you out. Some of the rules (drinking, allowing guests, etc.) are pretty strict, and the consequences can be severe if you're caught, so be aware.

    Academic Rigor

    Most professors grade tough, especially when it comes to those first 200 level classes in each major. The point is to figure out who can survive and who can't, so be prepared to study and work your butt off. It doesn't get easier in the upper levels, it just gets more interesting because you can tailor your coursework to your interests. That, however, makes all the difference. There were very few classes that I felt I had to take just to get the requirement over with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take initiative. MSU offers more opportunities than you can imagine, but no one holds your hand. Find them, ask questions, and get into them yourself. It's the best way to stand out.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a diverse school in terms of experience and student body. I mean that I met people from all kinds of backgrounds and what I got out of my education was directly proportional to what I put into it; the opportunities offered by MSU were endless, but you definitely had to take the initiative.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty decent. I actually work for the dining services and it has been an awesome experience so far.

    Dorm Life

    Its okay living in the dorms but I feel like the price we are paying to stay including a roommate is ridiculous. Some of the housing on campus have been remodeled and renovated which makes the learning environment more at ease. There are co-ed floors as well as same-sex floors. It all depends where you would prefer to be placed. My overall experience in the dorms have been exciting. I personally met most of my friends living in the dorms. It is also a great way to interact with other people who are culturally different from you to learn their ways of living.

    Academic Rigor

    Get on top of everything as a freshmen because if you don't, it becomes challenging to raise your GPA up. Study 1 hour per subject, find a quiet place to concentrate, and isolate yourself from people who are causing a distraction in your studies. Some classes are easy but it still takes work to at least get a 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please, please, please get highly involved with student organizations. Not necessarily fraternities and sororities, but the real organizations where students do real stuff for the community. Also, be devoted and dedicated to keep your GPA up. Without a 3.0, it's highly impossible to get into internships. Trust me, as much as I am involved, my GPA is a weak dominant factor for the door to open all the way for more opportunities

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the best institutes I've ever attended. This being my 3rd year at MSU, I've enjoyed the journey of learning not only about my career, but about myself as a person.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU has an extremely safe campus. We have our own police department that patrols all the time. Nightly transportation around campus that comes to you and takes you anywhere around campus at anytime. Also, programs like street walkers that will walk you, from late nights of studying at the library, to your dorm!

    Greek Life

    All of our frats are active in the MSU community..

    Clubs and Activities

    We have numerous clubs for almost everything from a coffee club to an Indian dance club... We have an activities board that comes up with weekly activities for all students that ranges from concerts to exclusive shopping opportunities!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, proactive, independent, motivated, and fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During exams week, every night, at exactly midnight, everyone takes a break from studying to scream out their windows to relieve stress during what we call MIDNIGHT SCREAM!

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am a Michigan resident, I feel I am getting my moneys worth for a good well-rounded school.

    What to do for fun

    We have activities and parties almost everyday of the week. We have on-campus movies on the weekends! Our Big Ten Football and Basketball games, not to mention the other dozens of sports games. School spirit day in the fall! Frat parties are fun!

    Food and Dining

    I think we may have the best cafes in Michigan! Every dorm has there own dinning room that serves its own unique type of food from soul food, asian cuisine, mexican, and much more!!!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was pretty great. We have over 12 dorm buildings. Some are newly remodeled and some have been untouched since the school opened!

    Academic Rigor

    Every major here require general ed classes then multiply levels of major specific classes ranging from 100 to 400, which you need to complete before graduating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Michigan State offers so many majors, minors, and specializations that you don't need to be definite on one before coming here.

    In three sentences

    I love STATE! GO GREEN! GO WHITE!

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For being such a large campus, MSU works hard to keep it as safe as possible. They have emergency call boxes with green lights, installed every couple hundred feet, to ensure that if you need help at any time you can always call for it and a person will be there as soon as possible. The college also has their own police force that is also available if a person needs any kind of assistance. Together, you can always be sure that there is someone to help if needed.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life at MSU is huge. There are about 13 sororities and roughly 26 fraternities that are apart of the Greek system. They are one of the most active and involved groups on campus, by making their presence known with their mass range of activities. Greek Life at MSU is one of the best ways to get involved and meet some really cool people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Michigan State offers hundreds and hundreds of clubs and organizations. If they happen to be lacking the club that your looking for, they don't mind you starting one. Clubs range from sports, academics, major, religion, community service, Greek life, common interest, and even uncommon interest. There is a club for any interest you may have.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for students that want to meet a variety of people and get involved. There is always something to do and someone new to meet. It is also great for students that aren't sure of their major. The school offers lots of majors, so if you want to change to a different field that fits you better than one you previously picked, they mostly likely offer it. Finally, the school works really hard to help you get a job after graduation. So, for students that might be worried about getting a job later on with the economy like it is, MSU can help you network with employers making your chance for success after college possible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the rock is the most common tradition on campus. It is literally a huge rock that is placed towards the middle of campus, that students paint to advertise events, ideas, clubs, organizations, and anything you can think of. One of the fun aspects of painting the rock is that in order to paint it and keep your message on it, it is required that you or your group camp out around it. Otherwise, anyone else can paint over it with their message. The fact that it is painted on a first come, first serve basis, keeps the messages changing on a day to day basis.

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, there are a lot of scholarships available through the state of Michigan that can really decrease the price of tuition. Allowing those students to go to a really good college with a lot of opportunities at a less cost than out-of state students. Tuition for out-of-state is high like it is for most colleges. However, you are paying for the Michigan State name, which can really create a lot of career advancing opportunities, which can pay your bill later on.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun around campus, in the dorms, and in East Lansing. Getting involved in clubs and organizations on campus is the best way to find some fun things to do. There is Greek life, sports, community service clubs, clubs specific to every major, and more, all offering a wide range of activities. There are also 3 recreational centers that are always full of students getting active. Along with the regular clubs and rec centers, the dorms also offer events and activities per floor and neighborhood at least weekly. Finally, if somehow a person gets bored on campus, East Lansing is one of the greatest college towns, with an awesome collection of stores, restaurants, an awesome mall, and plenty of night life.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State has recently just remodeled a few of their dinning halls and are continuing to remodel the rest. Each of the neighborhoods has a few dinning halls, allowing you to eat close to your dorm and classes. In the newer ones, the the hall is split up into sections: grill items, sandwich, sushi, deserts, home comfort food, salads, and in some halls they offer Asian. The food is good and there is always a variety of items to eat. The menu for select sections of the hall changes meal to meal. Also, with a meal plan everyone gets one meal per day at the Sparty's convenience store found in most of the dorms and bigger buildings. Its great if you have classes during dining hall hours and don't finish class till it is closed (depending on the hall). If you happen to like to not like the food at your dining hall or are across campus, you have the leisure to eat at any one you like or happen to be closer to.

    Dorm Life

    There are 5 neighborhoods of 3 to 4 dorms each. The neighborhoods are located around campus usually but not limited to specific majors. Because the dorms are split up, it allows for you to become more involved within a smaller community of people. There are always consistent activities organized for floors, specific dorms, and the entire neighborhoods, providing a wide range of activities to do. One problem I found with the dorms was that they aren't as diverse as the college as a whole. However, they are still diverse enough that you can meet lots of different people with different backgrounds. One of the nice things about MSU is that because it is so large, if you happen to get a roommate that you don't get along with, you can change with no questions asked any time of the year. Some colleges don't have this policy, making you have to live with someone that might not create the best living situation.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of students in college do not do well in classes not because they are overly difficult but because they attempt to cram. Cramming is not really possible in college. Some classes, such as General Chemistry 141 at MSU, can cover up to 2- 3 chapters of material in a 50 min class period. So, by the time the test comes, there is a lot of material to study. Also, if cramming is limited, grades stay up. MSU pushes it's students to do as well as they can in classes, so that when the school holds one of its many career and internship fairs you can look good to employers. Most students at MSU get decent grades, and because of the size of the student body, it gets pretty competitive. While GPA is not everything, it can give you a leg up over someone else when it comes to getting that job or internship.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most important tips to remember about college is to GO TO CLASS. Yes the lecture may be boring and you might feel as though it is easy, but don't take that risk. Professors tell a lot of important information ONLY in class that is always on the final, and if you were not in class to listen, you will never know. Another really important tip is to get involved on campus. A college like Michigan State has hundreds of clubs. They span a variety of interests from the typical activities like sports and community service to activities you never thought about, such as Humans verses Zombies. These clubs are a great way to meet people that have similar interest and they provide opportunities to see and do a lot of things around campus.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a college that is full of life due to its diverse group of students, majors, and campus activities. With top notch programs and plenty of help from faculty, you feel as though you CAN succeed. Together the programs mixed with campus life create an atmosphere that you will never want to leave.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the rock!

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with IM sports and clubs!

    Food and Dining

    Snyder-Phillips and Brody are by far the best cafeterias on campus. You have every option available to you and can visit any cafeteria you choose.

    Dorm Life

    Living in Holmes Hall was a good experience. I met people with the similar academic goals and drive and found everything to be very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    As a Lyman-Briggs student, my classes are very engaging and challenging. The general science classes I have taken through the university have been just as challenging with fewer instructors and teaching aides to serve as resources.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the smaller colleges within MSU, such as Lyman-Briggs, James Madison, and the Business College. These learning communities can help bring a smaller feel to such a large university.

    In three sentences

    MSU is an excellent educational institution. All of the resources are there, but it is up to the student to seek them out due to the large size of the school. With a large base of alumni and educators from all over the world, the ability to make valuable connections here is phenomenal.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Travel down Grand River to shop, eat or party. You can go to the movies, attend school activities and sports events.

    Food and Dining

    Many of the cafeterias are being remodeled and have great food too!

    Dorm Life

    Brody has nice and big rooms. Many of the dorms are being remodeled.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your best in school, attend classes, take notes and study hard. Allow yourself to take breaks on the weekends and then get back to work during the week. Take advantage of resources for help.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a beautiful campus. There are many opportunities here for academic, social and occupational success. Michigan State has many opportunities for fun too.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At every corner there are security lights that can be touched in case someone is in danger and there is always a phone number to dial in case of an emergency. There are cops of campus all the time making sure the campus is always protected and danger zone free.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life is one of the major organizations thats popular in our school. The fraternity and sorority houses are very nice and kept up. There are coat checks at the majority and theres always multiple houses parties each week.

    Clubs and Activities

    Michigan State offers a range of club activities from sports, academics, careers, and greek life. There is always something to do on campus, never a dull moment.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who enjoy a large campus with an outgoing group of students and can handle the overwhelming environment of student life and thrive on it. If one appreciates sports, team spirit, diversity, and involvement with the community, then this would be a great school to experience that.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that unusual was the midnight scream during finals week. At midnight, through out the whole campus all the student participate in a screaming session from their dorms to relieve stress and pressure during final exams week.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an out of state student, then the college expenses can be challenging, unless you have a scholarship which would benefit tremendously. The college is definitely worth paying for, with the policy of no pain, no gain, meaning you have to work hard to earn the reward. Grades come with a price so its not a school to waste time and party over it. Its a school that requires dedication and focus in order to gain success for the future and receive personal accomplishments.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to do on campus. A popular one are intramural sports which is a fun way to interact with new people and have fun. Another option, if your a drama person, is to watch shows at the Wharton Center that contain musicals from Broadway and symphony orchestra concerts as well. There are plenty of clubs to join which is a great way to discover more of who you are and find out who you would like to become. Michigan State offers a variety of opportunities that will help create the individual that you are set out to be and represent for future generations to come.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State University has 16 different dining areas for students across campus to eat from. We have received an A rating for our food quality and everything is cooked just the way you want it! There are a variety of foods ranging from homestyle cooking to burgers and pastas, pizza, international food, sushi and also a place just for vegetarians. They also have several food courts where you can buy Subway, Panda Express, etc. The meal plan system is also very easy depending which you choose that allows Combo Exchange which you get snacks free when you are in need of a quick breakfast or lunch if running late to class.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is required for the first year so everyone at least experiences it. How one chooses to live in the dorm and their actions while living there is what creates the experience. If the living conditions are abused, then the dorm life can be challenging. Being required to live in the dorms the first year makes each individual experience adult responsibilities without having a parent and challenges that occur on the way on your own. Also, its a great way to meet new people and see how one deals with having someone else share a room if one is not use to it. The only disadvantage is that depending where you live determines the size of the rooms and who has priority of signing up for the following years housing assignments.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic status for Michigan State can be difficult depending on the classes taken. The Science Department is the hardest for most students attending this school and the majority struggle with it. It takes numerous amount of hours to study for this field, even for the basic courses such as Chemistry and Biology. Another aspect to be considered is the teacher that you receive. Some teachers have a harder teaching method than others so research for the right teacher is needed in order to be prepared for what is expected in the class. At Michigan State, it would be difficult to use the high school method of procrastination unless that is the method that makes one successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for Michigan State students would mainly to be aware of time management and balancing studies with also finding ways to have fun. Another tip would be to always plan ahead and be picky with friends so that decision making can be intellectual.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is an amazing college filled with school spirit and a welcoming community of fellow spartans. Not only is the student life energizing, but the campus itself is breath taking with the students voluntary actions of improving the schools environment with our Go Green pride. Each day the campus is overwhelmed with students from all over the country making the college life diversified and life changing with a new experience every day.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't walk alone at night!

    Great for these types of students

    St. John's Student Center is a great Catholic Church, located on M.A.C. Ave, just north of Albert St.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Preacher at Wells Hall.

    Bang for the buck

    Usually the best deals for textbooks are online.

    What to do for fun

    Movies at Wells Hall, UAB events and activities, parties with friends, go to the Dairy Store.

    Food and Dining

    Brody and Snyder Phillips are best...go to both!

    Dorm Life

    Try to meet people on your floor, and become friends with at least one person.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major and professors. Make sure to check allmsu to get good professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, don't skip. Go to office hours if you need help.

    In three sentences

    MSU has a beautiful campus. Entry level classes are usually in large lecture halls. Make sure to join a club to get involved and meet new people.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For the most part, I feel safe on campus. Yeah a few things happened, but they happen everywhere. Just be aware of your surroundings and if you see anything suspicious, there are the green emergency phones everywhere around campus. From each one you are able to see another one in close proximity, so they are near when you need them. There are campus police everywhere. I swear they lived in my dorm or something because there was always a cop car parked in front of the building. I've heard that they respond quickly when they are needed, so that isn't an issue there.

    Greek Life

    Not really too familiar with Greek Life since I don't plan on rushing...

    Clubs and Activities

    There is SO MUCH to do on campus, as I've said before. There are a wide variety of Clubs, sports, and things around East Lansing to go and see. Check out studentlife.msu.edu to see all the clubs available on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who loves diversity and being around a lot of people. There are over 40,000 students studying at MSU, so the amount of people can be overwhelming. Once you get to know campus, it seems very small. Ask anyone that goes here, they will say the same thing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Oh Finals week... Every night of finals week there is the Midnight Scream where everyone on campus screams outside of their windows for a few minutes at midnight. It's a GREAT stress reliever, and it's cool to hear everyone yell outside at one time across campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say the tuition could be a little cheaper, but your money is worth it here. I really enjoyed my freshman year here, and hoping the next 3 will be even better!

    What to do for fun

    There are many groups and clubs that meet around campus (even Quidditch...not sure how they do it, but they do. haha). There are SO many ways getting involved with something there is no reason not to. My first semester I didn't really do anything, and it was hard because I tried to just focus on school and I didn't really have any fun. I started doing more things that I liked to do and then I could tell I was becoming happier, so getting involved in something is key! Grand River is great; the energy on weekends is amazing because everyone is just out looking to have a good time. And if you just want to chill and not go out, that's cool too because there are a lot of other things to do and not have to go out.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food was good, Brody has the best, hands down, but I personally like the menu choices that was available on the different menus around campus. Several cafs run on their own menu, and its not the same food that is offered at Brody or Case, so you really have a variety of foods. The food is actually good, so don't be worried about that.

    Dorm Life

    I love staying in the dorms, but just know that there are those people who will blast their music while you are trying to study. I've just learned that I can't study in the dorm because I will be easily distracted. Even though the main library was a hike and a half away from where I lived, I got myself up and went there. The dorms overall was a great experience! I was on a co-ed floor and it worked out for me! The RA's do a pretty good job of trying to have floor events and such so you meet the people that are on your floor, and that was nice since I met my closest friends on my floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The coursework is typical of a university. It isn't too difficult for the most part, but you really have to check the instructor's ratings on Koofers to see how that class goes. Some instructors are easy, and some are VERY difficult. It really depends on the person you are, but switch sections if you can to get an easier instructor. BUT. With any class, you still need to put in effort to the grade you want. Keep that in mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get to know campus ahead of time if you can. It will make those walks across campus much easier to plan when you first arrive on campus than trying to figure it out after you get there. MSU is a VERY big campus, and it's very easy to get lost, but usually everyone is willing to point you in the right direction if you ask ! Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it! I know that I thought I could do it on my own, and I just wish that I would have gotten the help when I knew I needed it, so just be prepared that there are some things you WILL need help with and just go and seek out the help. There are so many resources for you to go to to help you. USE THEM!

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    EVERYTHING!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When yelled at Go Green reply, Go White...the painted rock is cool to see, the Beaumont clock tower is beautiful

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, intramural sports, working out, hang out with friends, play outside...f

    Food and Dining

    Some days the food might be mediocre, but then some days the food is amazing. Just make sure to check the menus online before you go.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome! Make sure you meet lots of people on your floor and even your whole dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what classes you take. Every class can be aced!

    Tips for prospective students

    Set your best foot forward. Study too much for your first exams in order to get a feel for later ones and to figure out how you learn.

    In three sentences

    There is always something to do. You will meet new people everyday. It is very possible to stay away from partying while also having fun and going out.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At midnight everyday of finals week everyone opens there windows and screams there frustrations and stress about finals away. It actually works!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at Michigan State. There is rarely a chance to be bored. Sparticipation is the first big event on campus during welcome week which includes fireworks and a chance to mingle with classmates. There are always fliers posted with upcoming events which are always fun to go to. Grand River Ave is filled with restaurants, sports bars, and fun places to go. Even just walking down grand river is a good time!

    Food and Dining

    Options, Options, Options! There are so many things to chose from to eat at Michigan State. Brody is the biggest dining facility on campus and it has everything from Mexican food to sushi and pasta. The thing I love most about the food on campus is every dining hall has something different to offer. Sparty's is also a great alternative and everyone with a meal plan gets to enjoy one combo exchange per day.

    Dorm Life

    Going away to visit other universities really make you appreciate Michigan State's dorm life. There are many living styles to chose from. Whether you like suite style, community style, or quad style rooms there is something for everybody at Michigan State.

    Academic Rigor

    As a James Madison College student at Michigan State University, I have to say that the biggest adjustment i had to make was to the academic rigor. It is challenging at first, but after a while its easy to get used to.

    Tips for prospective students

    My major tip is to meet new people and be social. Your college experience will be ten times better if you are friendly to professors as well as fellow Spartans!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a very culturally diverse educational community that is sure to get you ready for the real world. The campus is amazing and also open, which gives you many great opportunities. Michigan State is the school for you if you want a great education, good food, fun, and exciting sports all in one.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Because MSU is a big 10 school there are a ton of games to watch to cheer your Spartans on. We also have a huge variety of clubs to join to get involved in; clubs for your major or club sports and also leisure and hobby clubs for just about every interest.

    Food and Dining

    Depending where on campus you lived and ate the food ranged from excellent to mediocre. A few dining halls are brand new and they definitely have the best food on campus. THe older dining halls don't seem to have much selection and the food gets boring after a while.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MSU is a great way to meet friends. I lived in West Akers and it was a fun place to live, and it was clean and well kept. my only complaint is the water that comes out of the faucet; they tell you it is safe for drinking, but it tasted metallic.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a biochemistry and molecular biology student at MSU and I find that my classes are quite challenging. I have to work hard to keep up with the material, but its not too difficult to handle. If you stay on top of assigned homework and read chapters, i have found that it is possible to achieve good grades.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University provides a great learning environment for students of all types. The courses are challenging but the professors are always willing to help students outside of class. Big 10 athletics make campus an exciting place to be on game day, which provides for out of class entertainment.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Oh, the greeks are alive and well out there. I've seen their meeting halls and such around the way while hearing plenty stories of their odd traditionds there. Unfortunately, that is all I can provide on such a subject.

    What to do for fun

    Let's be honest, here. With 38,000 students, there is ALWAYS something to do for fun. While MSU might be known for its wild parties, they also have plenty of extracurriculars to catch up on. The campus is so diverse in entertainment that they even have new sports such as water hockey included in their agenda.

    Food and Dining

    The food.....Oh my goodness. THAT FOOD ROCKED! I was digging it! They have a nice variety in their caferteria's buffet and they also had a nice looking desert bar.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms I visited were small. Of course, every school has small dorms until you're paying up a little more. The students, however, don't seem to mind as they decorate the halls with pictures of yesterday and plans for today or funny little signs saying (so and so) Was Here =P. Lol.

    Academic Rigor

    My AP Literature teacher went there and she was the best darn English teacher that I have ever had. I legitimately love the way she teaches because she isn't dll and boring witht he already difficult coursework. If someone as energetic as her can come out of a school like this, then they MUST be doing something right. I already hear plenty of talk about how they do not play around when it comes to their work. It's pretty hard out there. Don't let the fun fool you!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are considering this school, then I suggest you keep you grades up! They accept 3.0 students with ACT scores at 23 and above, but you do NOT want to get accepted without a little help with the fees and such. Boost your grades now so you can pay less later! They will give you plenty of scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is the largest campus in the state for a reason. The school's beauty lies within its academics as well as its extracurriculars and its environment. When you visit this school, you will NEVER regret it.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is relatively safe, we actually have safety poles around campus in case of emergency. If someone is caught in a situation that is not ideal then they can use the pole to press the red emergency button or they have the option to dial a number to have someone come get them. Plus we have police officers all over the city and campus regularly to make sure things run smoothly around here.

    Greek Life

    I'm not so involved in Greek Life but I can promise I'm not the motto for MSU's Greek Life scene. It's very welcoming and also very involved on campus and with local charities. Any details would have to be found through the Greek society.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an immense number of clubs and extracurriculars on campus. Which ones you join all depends on what your major is, what you have an interest in and what you like to do in your free time. No matter what the case you will never be bored.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many individuals are caught yelling GO GREEN! GO WHITE! regularly during football and basketball season (you'll never hear that anywhere else). Also, during football and basketball season you will see people dressed in the most obscure outfits around but it's pretty normal. People take sports really seriously around here. I think the most unique tradition here though has to be midnight scream. During finals week every night at midnight everyone sticks their head out of a window and screams for a minute straight, just as a stress reliever.

    Bang for the buck

    Staying away from campus for food always saves money. Also, I'm a fan of cooking since I live off campus, you save a lot of money by making your own food rather than eating out.

    What to do for fun

    There's always different events going on around East Lansing, on and off campus. When the weather is nicer of course there are more options. Movies play on campus at Wells hall regularly, the bar scene is fun for the students 21+, there's restaurants all over, some with live entertainment. Also, there's movie theaters nearby and much more.

    Food and Dining

    I think for a college campus there are a pretty good amount of options and the food is much more appetizing than what I have tasted in most cafeterias. I would actually take visitors to some of the cafeterias, but of course some are better than others with the many options here at MSU.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are mandatory for freshmen but not worth the price. You pay much more living on campus than if you have an apartment or split-lease a house, as is the same with any campus. Living in the dorms may be convenient as far as proximity with classes but there are also places off campus that are relatively close too.

    Academic Rigor

    It's harder than you can imagine but so worth all the headache and restless nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Kick those bad study habits and buckle down because that might work in high school but it won't fly here.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the most amazing places anyone could choose to spend their college career. Also, it's very innovative and on the rise while still remaining classic at the same time. Lastly, sports is a way of life here, you will never find more die hard fans anywhere and in so many different sports.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a free service at the library, offered by a fraternity, that will walk students back to the dorm or anywhere on campus until 2AM. It is very comforting to have that safety when studying late at the library.

    Greek Life

    Very popular, but I am not involved myself. Each sorority and fraternity does a lot to help out the community and the school.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, outgoing, and involved students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 'rock' that is painted on by different clubs and groups that are getting a message out or promoting something they believe in.

    Food and Dining

    Great food, a lot of new cafeterias and different food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun, independent and exciting.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult and challenging but very rewarding!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is warm, welcoming and an awesome place to get a great education and to learn how to be independent. The dorm staff is very organized and helpful, as well as the professors.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The MSU Police always let the students know when there are incidents on campus where we should be on the look out!

    Greek Life

    I'm not a part of it, but they seem to have fun and do great things.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing you have to do at least once while at MSU: PAINT THE ROCK!

    What to do for fun

    Go for runs, hang out with friends, theatre

    Food and Dining

    It depends on where you eat. Snyder Phillips, Case and Brody are the best, but the other cafeterias kind of suck.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't so bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I try my hardest and I ended my Freshmen year with a 3.9 GPA!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school, and reward yourself in college.

    In three sentences

    Choosing Michigan State University was the best decision I've made in my life.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always parties going on at State you just have to find them. But you could always go into Lansing and check out the town with friends. Plus the theatre program puts on great shows you could see, or go to a football game.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. There are always options available. Especially if you're looking to eat healthier there isnt just fast food here.

    Dorm Life

    I live in South neighborhood. I dont know who my roomate is yet I decided to go in blind. I've heard it's a great place to live though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes seem to be a bit easier at first but the pace picks up eventually. I went to an accelerated IB high school so I'm pretty accustomed to this type of education. It isnt too difficult if you stay organized and set time aside for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont stress if you arent decided on a major, that's definitely ok. Make sure you go to orientation it's great for meeting people and getting acquainted.Also ave fun and pick classes you want to take in addition to those that you have to take.

    In three sentences

    The campus is fantastic. When I toured here it was what finally sold me. East Lansing is an amazing college town that has something to offer for everyone.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since I have been at MSU I have never had a moment where I felt that I was in danger or my safety was compromised.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities on campus that one cannot get bored. It ranges from any sport to squirrel watching.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are dedicated to their work but also like to enjoy a social life, that is what MSU is all about.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock on campus offers a lot of parties to celebrate seasons or special events on campus. It is painted so much that there is a foot of paint covering the original rock.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do at MSU. You can join one (or more) of the hundreds of clubs/organizations that MSU offers. Watching Division one athletics is a big hit at MSU, especially basketball and football.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Michigan State is excellent. Every meal plan allows for students to get unlimited meals throughout the week. Each neighborhood has its own dinning hall with a variety of options at each hall.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a lot of fun. You meet a lot of new people, and gain one of a kind friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors challenge their students to the best of their abilities. Homework is usually optional, but will greatly help students to understand the course material. Many professors offer extra help during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students: go in blind (wherever you go). You'll make new friends and get better connections for future endeavors.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a beautiful campus with one of a kind student dinning options. Professors are knowledgeable and offer plenty of help. The division one athletic programs are excellent as well.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    One big thing to do here at MSU is attend the sporting events. Michigan State has a very good sports program and it is fun tailgating and enjoying the passion of football or basketball together with fellow students.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good here. After a long day of studying and going to class its nice knowing that there is going to be some hot, good wholesome food waiting for me back at the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people. Some of the friends I made my freshmen year have been my friends throughout my whole college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at MSU are by far one of the best in the Big Ten Conference. Michigan State strives for academic excellence and you can see that just by stepping into a lecture and hearing how passionate the professor is about what he/she is teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have all of your ducks in a line when starting your freshman year here. What I mean is, come prepared that there is going to be a lot of information being thrown at you the first month of school. After you figure out your schedule campus life is a piece of cake.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is great! They have every resource needed to accomplish your academic goals. Attending Michigan State is honestly the best life choice I have made thus far.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security is excellent and the dorms are very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is an excellent value for the money. Getting an on campus job is not difficult at all here and financial aid is available.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved in a club of interest. If a particular sport interests you but you're not yet NCAA material, there is a club for it. There is a club for almost any interest. LIVEON if you live on campus has chill activities planned for residents. Riding your bike or walking around campus is also enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias offer excellent food, great variety, and the food plans make having to carry cash on campus unnecessary.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is super. The option to live on a quiet floor, in a learning community, on an all male/all female floor make it very customized.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State can be very demanding academically and should not be under-estimated. Stay focused, take advantage of the tutoring and help sessions available and you will succeed. Avoid getting lured into the party crowd.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in attending Michigan State University, get in touch with a recruiter, go to a nearby informational meeting and definitely schedule a visit that includes a tour. You will not be disappointed! Check out the learning communities available, too.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a top notch university with a student population that includes people from many cultures and with a diversity of interests. The university offers assistance with deciding on a major and great support once you decide! The campus is absolutely beautiful with acres of green space, plus all the benefits of being right next door to Michigan's Capital city: Lansing.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have people who scan ID's after midnight in every dorm, and two on duty workers who walk around each hall late at night. Plenty of cops on campus.

    Greek Life

    Multiple sororities and fraternity. Very involved around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything you can imagine.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Guarding the spartan statue for the entire week before we play U of M in football.

    Bang for the buck

    Well worth it, great school. Almost everything costs money though.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs, recreational sports, sporting activities to attend, concerts, events, greek life, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food taste good with lots of variety. Lots of the cafeterias are brand new.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of fun things are always planned, so many different things available to get involved in.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes vary. From small more personable classes to giant lectures. All depends on the class and professor, but its always educating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spread you're study time out. Be sure to balance your social life, school, and sleep.

    In three sentences

    Lots of help available. Great Students. Great study abroad programs.

  • 07/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have plenty of services to make campus life safe and I am not afraid to walk campus alone.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is an extremely active one on campus. The variety of options is vast and the opportunities presented by joining immense.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are millions of different types of clubs on campus. You can do anything from squirrel watching to Quidditch and so much more!

    Great for these types of students

    I do not believe that Michigan State is better or worse for any sort of student that is open to an exciting adventure!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock that students paint. People are passionate about it, and will stay at the rock to protect it through the night even in bad weather. We also have a special tradition for basketball tickets in a special zone. People who want to get the tickets have to camp out in tents with the players.

    Bang for the buck

    I love this school and am a strong believer it is worth every cent I pay for the education and phenomenal experiences.

    What to do for fun

    They are always holding fun events. As a freshmen, I went to a drag show, plenty of on campus movies, and I was excited to have my sisters up to school for lil' sibs weekend.

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes it is dull to eat on campus for every meal, every day, but I love the food. It is pretty close to home cooking and there are plenty of options.

    Dorm Life

    I am so glad that I lived on campus as a freshmen and I am glad to be headed back to dorm life as a sophomore. It makes becoming active in the community much easier!

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough work, but it is so invaluable that I think it would be pointless if it did not take as much effort as it does to be a successful student here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of fun mixed with a lot of hard work! It can be an adjustment, but that is what college is all about. My biggest suggestion would be to try to prepare yourself as much as possible ahead of time and have lots of fun coming into school!

    In three sentences

    It is everything I was looking for in a college and much much more. I love being a student there and interacting with so many other like minded people. I highly recommend and love this school!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Never felt unsafe.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing and social people will love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We'll find out!

    Bang for the buck

    A little steep, but then again I am paying out-of-state.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of people and places to see.

    Food and Dining

    The food was much better than my previous school's

    Dorm Life

    The dorms seemed nice and spacious when I visited, my friends have enjoyed their dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the most difficult school by any means, but no one should feel incredibly underchallenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're okay with a large campus and student body.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a nice campus, although many people will say its very large. There seems to be numerous opportunities to get involved. There are plenty of friendly people around, and there is a niche for anyone interested in going there.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never felt scared or unsafe on campus or off.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of IM sports that you could sign up for.

    Bang for the buck

    Great campus atmosphere and off-campus partying.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the bars, MSU Football/basketball games, or use the sport facilities to play basketball, racquetball or whatever you want.

    Food and Dining

    Brody has a very big cafeteria with a large selection. Other cafeterias aren't as good though.

    Dorm Life

    Transfer student so i never lived in the dorms, but i've heard they're old but fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the major, but there is a mix of really smart and hard-working people with smart, but not so hard working people who like to party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and read the book as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    Campus if very beautiful to roam around and inspires creativity. There's a great variety of food establishments off-campus and lots of people to party with. Although there are a lot of people, it is not difficult to find a good spot to study when you need to and the campus is large, but simple and easy to get around especially on a bike.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities offered at MSU from free movie night to hundreds of clubs you can join.

    Food and Dining

    I will be a freshman this year, so i haven't really had the chance to have many meals here. I had a few when i was at the overnight stay for orientation and all of the food was pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are pretty small at MSU. Depending on where you are living there are community bathrooms and there are also suite style rooms. If you are coming in as a freshman you do not get to pick where you live you will be randomly assigned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to learn where your going quick! Michigan State has a huge campus and it is easy to get lost.

    In three sentences

    I think Michigan State University is a wonderful school. The campus is so beautiful, everyone there is so friendly, and there is always so many activities going on. There are also hundreds of resources that you can use to get involved or use for help with work from one of your classes.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Spartan statue outside the stadium is a prime spot for pictures! Always yell GO WHITE after someone yells GO GREEN!

    What to do for fun

    Big 10 sports are really popular here especially basketball and football! There's always something going on at the Union. Plus making friends on your floor or in your dorm always allows for a good time!

    Food and Dining

    Brody cafeteria is the largest non military cafeteria in the world. Seven different food stations serving different food every day. Open from 7AM until midnight.

    Dorm Life

    Make friends with people on your floor!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here, you won't regret it!

    In three sentences

    Big school with lots of people which means it's definitely never boring. Advertising program is awesome! Start your advertising classes as a freshman. What other school has that?!

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, little problems.

    Greek Life

    It's prominent, but not for everybody.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from! It's up to you to go out and fund them, and once you do, stick with them! I've made some great friends from the clubs I've joined.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, fun-loving, and hard working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting The Rock, midnight scream, and so many more fun tradtions set State apart from other schools.

    Bang for the buck

    State is expensive, especially for someone out of state, like myself. I struggle to find the money to continue my education here, and only hope I can find some help. I think it's worth it, though, to spend the money on this school.

    What to do for fun

    Grand River is so close to campus, so shopping is easy. Joining clubs and sports are important, too, in order to find people more like yourself and really get a feel for campus life. Of course, it's always fun to have midnight scooter races down the dorm halls with friends, too.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't so bad! There are so many options with the meal plan, and Combo Xchange really helps with those late night study sessions.

    Dorm Life

    Again, it all depends on your perspective on things. You can either go about the halls, popping into rooms for a friendly chat, or close your door, closing off any opportunity to make friends. The experience is up to you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be either hard or easy, depending on how much effort you put into them. If you skip class and choose not to study, obviously, academics will be a downfall! But if you really apply yourself, you can understand everything clearly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ready for the sheer, massive size of the school. It really is big, but once you figure out how to get around campus, distance is nothing but a thing of the past. Join clubs and activities to find people you share interests with to make the transition easier.

    In three sentences

    MSU is one of the most spirited and heart-warming places to call home for someone my age. Although it is hard to find your way on a self-sctualizing sense, what with the size and number of students, after a while you find out who you are and find out a lot about yourself. MSU is not just a school; it is a community and home.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt threatened or unsafe on campus. Other students are willing to help each other out alos.

    Clubs and Activities

    thousands of them!

    Great for these types of students

    academically focused students

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't choose any other school!

    What to do for fun

    Soo many clubs and organizations to join! sports clubs and IM sports. They have huge tents during welcome week where every organization will come to promote themselves and you can sign up for things.

    Food and Dining

    I was very surprised by the cafeteria food and how good it was. There are plenty of options for everyone from vegetarians to meat eaters.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and the perfect place to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Awesome, challenging but manageable classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to come with an open mind and ready to explore. There are so many more opportunities that open up when you come to college and it is best to try new things and expand your repertoire.

    In three sentences

    MSU is such a great school with many opportunities open to students. You can find everything from your future career, single out your favorite hobbies, and find your best friends all in one place. Go Green!

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Join groups. There's thousands of organizations to become apart of.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. Unlimited and many options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms suck. Luckily you only go there to sleep.

    Academic Rigor

    First year there will be very simple... academic-wise. But reserve an hour a day for studying, minimum.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be friendly. Be yourself, don't try being someone you think college kids would like.

    In three sentences

    There are so many activities there you will not get bored. With over 47,000 kids there, you will make friends of all different personalities. Everyone there wants to make friends.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of organizations; something for everybody.

    What to do for fun

    Too much to do for fun! Tons of activites

    Food and Dining

    Better food than most other colleges, and unlimited swipes.

    Dorm Life

    Not cramped to the point of claustrophobia.

    Academic Rigor

    It's as hard as you want it to be.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. A large college that you can make small. Great opportunities.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety level is high due to the Spartan ID card that must be presented to get into any residence halls.

    Greek Life

    The greek life allows for students to get involved with community service opportunities and to make more friends through extracurricular activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs available at Michigan State and there's always something for every student to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students will love this school. There are so many activities to get involved with, that no student will ever feel like they aren't welcome at Michigan State University.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition is getting the word out about something by painting The Rock. A group can paint this rock at sundown, but then they have to stay over night to guard it so make sure no one else paints over it. As soon as the sun rises, The Rock is safe until next sundown. It's a fun way to get involved with friends and get the word out about an event.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything around campus has a student discount connected to it for Michigan State students. Shopping for groceries isn't necessary with the meal plans that are offered which allows for great saving opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 600 clubs at the school, and it's very easy to find something to do for fun. Meeting new people becomes very easy when a student get involved.

    Food and Dining

    There is 24/7 all you can eat at all of the dining halls available on campus. Meals can be ready to made just the way the student wants it, just like at home. The school provides a dining plan that allows for all students to feel like they're still eating at home with food from every continent.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very fun with the chance to meet so many people. Within the residence halls, there are meeting rooms for study groups and also living ares to hang with all the students and get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State provides a rigorous academic structure that provides students with life skills and worldly knowledge. All students are pushed to try their hardest and to achieve all their goals to succeed in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    A new student should just be open to new activities, and get out of their comfort zone to connect better with people. Getting involved with extracurricular activities and different clubs will help make the college experience a fun experience.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a great school to go to, to be able to reach ones life goals. The professors are always working to make the learning experience a fulfilling one. Academics easily fit in with the fun campus life available.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is OK, well for dorms, I am a picky eater so that might be the reason, but if you go explore there is great restaurants and pubs in the area and close really convenient.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are amazing, the modernization that has been added this past years has made me stay in them for 4 straight years. Get to know people from different places and parts of the world and make life long friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    School is always challenging, but if you set your mind to certain goals they are not hard to accomplish.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has being the best decision I have ever made in my life so far, from its well varied programs to the diversity you can find there. Excellent ambiance, school is all in one area and not mixed into a city. Student life is amazing, from how they treat you to how they teach you.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    What can I say it was cafe food, so it had it's good and bad days.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. I met a tons of wonderful people and was very involved with many of the activities that were held in my hall.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many majors that you can choose from you just have to chose one.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a tons of activities and clubs to join. SOme are for entertainment and some are for majors. Make sure to not get too caught up with clubs and focus on classes.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE MSU! I LOVE MSU. I LOVE MSU!!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a concern but there is nothing to worry about. MSU police are helpful and always on duty around campus. There are people that can walk you back to the dorms if you do not want to walk alone. There are emergency boxes just about anywhere on campus just in case someone needs immediate assistance. Safety is awesome and there is nothing to really worry about.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is everywhere! The importance is integrating and finding out the events on campus. There are many things going on campus such as arts and crafts, sports, theater, organizations and much more. These are all fun to go to especially when stress is present.

    Food and Dining

    The food is delicious at Michigan State University. Brody has the best cafeteria in my point of view. There is always breakfast lunch and dinner. The food variation is from salads, to spaghetti, to waffles, pizza, mash potatoes and more. The only thing to worry about is eating at the right time and making sure it is healthy. This is one of the most important places to be at Michigan State since you recuperate your energy from here!

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms are small it is where you live and it is great! I try to make my dorm as comfortable as I can to not miss my room back home. Besides that, my dorm is my study place. I love the dorm life because I met many people in my hall that are friendly and allow me to be more social.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is fair and students are expected to give their part. Courses are not easy and challenging which is why attending class and making appointments with professors are extremly important. Challenge is good because that is how things are learned and applied on a daily basis.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore! Do not be afraid to try new things because when you least expect it you make new friends and learn many new things. Also to be successful in class make sure you take notes, go to class all the time, and most importantly take the time to meet your professor and bond with him/her.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a prestigious university where you can make a lot of great connections. Michigan State University has many great opportunities for students to explore and discover the fabulous reasons as to why earn an education. Faculty and academic advisors care about your education and will help you in any way they can to see you be successful!

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe there's is security and cops running around all the time just checking on the campus making sure everyone is safe, and on the sidewalk there is emergency phones which is like an alarm as soon as it gets clicked.

    Greek Life

    I am currently not in any sorority but I hear from friends that Greek Life is great and fun, a lot of meeting but a lot of help too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs, there is a club for every race, language, even a diverse club which means people from all different races. And if there's is something missing, people can get together and try to make one, start it on their own just talking to the university.

    Great for these types of students

    I cant say who's good & bad for this university because any type of student if good enough as long as they put it dedication into their studying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's is a known but unusual traditional theme or activity of the year done by hispanics, we have a nice dinner and afterward go outside & say our mexican pledge. There is also this rock at MSU that we go paint with out flag as representing where our family and us come from.

    What to do for fun

    Around campus there is a various amounts of fun, whether it's sports or science competitions. Football games and hanging out around campus are two of the most known activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are all different each residence hall has a dining hall, with various types and tastes of food. Michigan State is also known for the large cafeterias it has and all the food, compared to all the other universities.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are pleasant, they have all the necessities as needed, it's clean, they respect each other, have study halls, activity rooms, recreational centers, even classrooms within the halls. They as well have a cafeteria each with tasty food.

    Academic Rigor

    When it comes to academic grades at MSU GPA & grades matter a lot, Michigan State University is known for a large, diverse and high academic school. Students might think it asks for too much but it's for a good start of college and an end too.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a respective university that anyone can attend if they try, look forward toward this university into a great successful future.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a great, helpful school with many opportunities to everyone. MSU shows that race, color, or shape doesnt matter when it comes to studying and trying the best. It offers an amount of classes, degrees, tutors, help overall.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are saftey telephones all around campus and most areas are very well lit. There is the famed Rape Trail but as long as you're not walking alone on it at night you're fine (actually you're probably pretty safe even then).

    Greek Life

    Don't join!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's literally a club for everything! And if you find there isn't a club for your interest it only takes four people and a faculty member to start it. You don't have to be a star athlete to still compete in sports either. There are intramural and club teams in almost all sports.

    Great for these types of students

    There's really something for everyone at MSU. If you're a nerd there's lots of other nerds, if you're very outgoing and like parties, there's lots of partiers. MSU is great for the sports lovers!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week every night at midnight everybody screams out their window. Getting your picture with the spartan statue is always a tradition also, and of course the MSU Dairy Store is a must!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is way too expensive for what you get out of it. Honestly it's a great college with great academics, but you can get the same education at a smaller university that's cheaper and has more scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to eat with friends, hang out in a dorm room/apartment and play games, have movie nights (study nights with friends make studying a LOT more fun), join clubs (there's one for everything), volunteer, and play ultimate frisbee/volleyball/football outside. Really you can do just about anything at MSU.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options! Some cafeterias are much better than others but just about every dorm has one so you can just go somewhere else. Also on Grand River Ave, the main road north of campus, there are a bunch of little restaurants reasonably priced (plus most accept spartan cash).

    Dorm Life

    I was hoping for a better floor community, but mine was very unfriendly. Also the dorms are never the right temperature and very cramped.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely hard especially the freshman and sophomore weed out classes like Chemistry, but others are a breeze like animal science.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for the class size and make time to meet with your professors. It isn't like high school where you can just go see your teachers at any time, they have set hours now. Focus on your studies; going out with friends will be tempting but books have to come first. Also, you will be just a number at MSU, there's over 47,000 people on campus so to stand out you need to be assertive and get involved.

    In three sentences

    Great social life outside of class and lots of things to get involved with. No financial help unless you score above 30 on ACT. Very large and overwhelming classes.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Great place to eat, lots of options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Bring a Big Fan cause it will get hot in the rooms because the is no air in the dorm room.

    Academic Rigor

    Study Study Study its no joke make sure that you know when the test are and what homework assignment are due.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet new people, Respect people differences, study and have fun.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    sports - football, basketball, baseball, etc IM west East Lansing bars Movies at Wells Hall Crew

    Tips for prospective students

    stay up on your classes don't procrastinate

    In three sentences

    Michigan state is a really fun Big Ten school with many extra curricular activities to participate in. The campus is beautiful and the city of East Lansing is a great place to live. The classes/professors/classmates are all really great and I enjoy my experience here at MSU!

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is top notch. They have green emergency phones all over campus.

    What to do for fun

    Sports, the fitness center, there are movies every week on campus, there are things to do every week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is allright, there are a lot of delivery services which are good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm has many activities that make dorm life fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Know ahead of time that this isn't high school anymore-it's very important to study and keep up with your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to take some of the harder classes-like economics- at a community college and transfer them over. Anything that would be particularly difficult for you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is your typical, large public University. There are hundreds of clubs and student organizations, and great classes. The sports are fun for the whole student body to participate in.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always campus police around and what I like is that they have emergency call poles to get you the help that you need anywhere throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    There are so many greek groups it would be impossible to name them all but I do believe they take to much of ones time. All the things that you can achieve as a greek you can achieve by oneself.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soccer groups, athletic groups, chicano groups , and greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The week of finals the midnight scream is just the best! Every night starting the Sunday of finals week everyone goes out and screams. It is sort of way for students to relief stress.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a husband and parent of two children. I have been working since I was five years old as a migrant labor worker until I entered MSU. I do not want to go back to working in the fields and I having been working towards that goal ever since.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless events always going on at this university and never a dull moment. Simply walking around campus will give you time to find something interesting to do. There are gyms, sports groups, special movie screenings , and hanging out at downtown East lansing by specialty stores and eateries.

    Food and Dining

    I have to say that I love my wives cooking but I have special memories of eating at the dorm cafeterias. I love the meal plans and the food is exceptional ! I often buy meal tickets to go during a busy day on campus when I am unable to come to our apt.

    Dorm Life

    I only lived in a dorm for my first semester and it does live up to its hype. I enjoyed meeting a lot of new people and more than than simple acquaintances they have become lifetime friends. I then moved in to marriage housing where you can find that there are people from everywhere in the world and at any given moment you can smell all the different foods from people of different nationalities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are taught by very knowledgeable professors and you always leave the semester that much more knowledgeable then at the beginning. Online classes are so convenient but be aware that they are triple the work of a regular scheduled on campus class. They offer early and late afternoon classes which is always a plus as a parent!

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that when you begin you might find yourself thinking about the now and not the future but imagine yourself in ten years and then think about what you want. Think of the classes that will make you reach your goal and not just a good GPA.

    In three sentences

    This University is home to my wife, my two children , and me. We are simply at ease because regardless of the hardships of being a parent and a student we know the reward at the end will be great. This University gives way to countless opportunities to network and seek to achieve so much.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is mostly safe, you just have to be careful. The scary stuff usually happens to women walking alone in the dark... just as it does anywhere else. There is transportation offered, use it!!

    Greek Life

    There is a huge selection if you're interested in Greek life on campus. They can offer you an automatic group of friends and a support system, leadership qualities, and possible connections for your future career.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a seemingly infinite numbers of clubs and activities you can join. For most majors there are clubs, such as Pre-Dental, Physical Therapy, etc., but there are also sports clubs just for fun called IM teams, student organizations for all different types of causes, and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    I would say Michigan State is a better school for students who are self motivated. Many of the classes have hundreds of students in a lecture, and it can be intimidating to ask questions. Usually, for large lectures like this, there are smaller recitations where it's easier to ask your questions if you're lost, but if you need extra help you HAVE to be willing to go to office hours, help rooms, or even get tutors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    M.A.C. street is M.A.C. street... not MAC. Almost anywhere you go on campus, you can say Go Green!, and someone will surely respond Go White! Chants during football games in the student section... you just have to be there.

    Bang for the buck

    There's no getting around this one... college is expensive. The best way to save is if you can afford to pay out of pocket for an apartment or house after your freshman year. It will probably be cheaper than the dorm, and more than likely cuts the food cost in half, if not more. For cost of tuition, always keep an eye out for scholarships and grants. There are always some out there that are as simple as putting in your email address and phone number.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much! Res life always has events going on in the dorms, but beyond that there is Grand River shopping, the infamous bars of East Lansing (for those of age), a shopping mall not far away, parties, concerts and plays... the possibilities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't always the greatest, but I believe we have been voted #1 for best cafeterias. Either way, there is usually more than one cafeteria in any living neighborhood, meaning if the selection isn't good at one, you can move on to the next.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! There is such potential to create a very tight knit community with your floor, which gives you friends for life and a great support system when things get tough. Res life is always putting on events and activities to give you a break from stress and studying. It can also be convenient because often times classes are held in dorm halls, making for a quick commute.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a tough one to rate because the courses vary so widely. There are classes that are easy to get a good grade in that can teach you so much, and there are classes that challenge you so much to the point of making you want to reconsider your career path. Overall, though, there is a good balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an older friend, a junior or a senior. They've experienced more with the academic process, financial aid, etc. than you can imagine and they can give you tips and information that you don't even know you need. Participate in residence hall activities, it's a great way to meet people. Utilize office hours! Professors and teaching assistants are there solely to help you understand things when you fall behind during those times, and they want you to come to them.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an incredible school, not only for the academics, but also for the diverse student population. Dorm life is a great way to meet new lifelong friends and start forming a network for yourself.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on. You can join a club and meet with other members, you can play a sport with friends or competitively on an IM team, or you can take place in a sponsored event like Spartans Vs. Zombies.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the cafeterias serve a couple of choices every day. You may not always get something that you desire; however, you can go to Brody neighborhood and get whatever you'd like. It has every type of food, all day, every day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at MSU is phenomenal. Living on campus was probably one of the best experiences of my life. There is always so much to do everywhere you look, and you meet some amazing people that open your mind to different ideas and cultures. it gave me a wider range of acceptance.

    Academic Rigor

    There are numerous labs for tutoring in all subjects, the TAs and the professors are always willing to help during office hours, and there are always people studying all over campus for upcoming tests and quizzes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually stick to a schedule and dedicate time into your studies. If not, you may fall behind.

    In three sentences

    Michigan state offers classes and credits in all areas of interest, and has highly skilled professors. There are countless opportunities to get help in any subject, and there are places where any research can be done. For this, I recommend MSU to anyone, because there really is something for everyone on campus.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, sporting events, intramural activities, residential hall events and more! East Lansing also provides a wide variety of options for weekend events outside MSU's campus.

    Food and Dining

    Every dorm specializes with different food! When my friends and I wish to eat out for dinner, we merely visit a different dorm's dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    I met my best friends in the dorms. Close contact with many people gives you much insight on how to cooperate with new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Take challenging classes with engaging professors. A challenging class can be made easier through office hours, tutoring, study groups, and more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! You can do nothing better for yourself in college. College is what you make it and the more involved you are, the more friends, resources and networking you've created for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has been my home away from home for the last semester! The professors, students, campus, and extracurriculars are all a 5-star rating. Can't wait to head back in the fall!

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent!

    Greek Life

    Excellent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything that you can think of is at MSU. Guaranteed. Also if it's not then you can make it up.

    Great for these types of students

    Loves to be challenged academically. Loves to be involved in the community. Loves the BIG TEN atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The green rock. It's traditional for students to decorate this huge rock and it always has a them. Also it your job as a spartan to protect sparty from the wolverine invaders.

    Bang for the buck

    There will be so many other scholarship opportunities as the year goes on. You have to apply however. Cost will never be an issue.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and organizations that students can get involved with. I will be working to keep myself busy.

    Food and Dining

    OMG. The meals at MSU are so good! You have so many choices daily and you will never get tired of eating the same food because chances are you will never notice the same food being served.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very small but you have to make the best of what you have. You will not be spending that much time in your dorm so it will not be an issue.

    Academic Rigor

    There is so much help that there is no reason for anyone not to excel at Michigan State University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the AOP orientation seriously because you will receive a ton of vital information.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the leading schools in the nation when it comes to sports,academics,and employment after graduation.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, sports teams, swim and dive, meet at the Union.

    Dorm Life

    Just don't plan on enjoying dorm life for summer programs. There is no air conditioning!

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, MSU classes are very difficult since they have a very high standing nationally and globally. You have to be an active learner, that is for sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be active in seeking help. There are many resources for students here. Take part in the many clubs available. Take part in Service Learning. Narrow your major focus early, as not to take too many expensive electives.

    In three sentences

    MSU provides the opportunity for many science degrees. I have recently been involved in research because there are many labs to work in. Science courses can be very difficult because the College of Natural Science has many professors with poor but unfortunately accurate ratings.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus. I try not to walk alone at night, but it has happened occasionally. There is a police station on campus, and after midnight you need a student ID to get into a dorm. (You can only get into your own dorm unless you are with someone who lives in the dorm in question.) You also need a student ID to get up elevators/stairs in dorms.

    Greek Life

    Since I am not involved in Greek Life I do not know much about it, but it's quite active here so if it's something you're interested in it's definitely available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much any activity imaginable is available here! Religious groups, IM sports (volleyball, basketball, football, etc.), club sports, dance/music/theatre, service opportunities, and other groups like Underwater Hockey and fencing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever students hear, Go Green! the appropriate response is, Go white!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is expensive, but so are most schools. Compared to a lot of other 4-year schools, MSU is reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    I think MSU has a wide variety of opportunities/activities for people with all kinds of interests. On campus, there are lots of clubs and organizations--sports, music, dance, religious activities, and more. There are also activities hosted by the university weekly--movies every weekend, free bowling, craft nights, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is pretty expensive, but it's also convenient and the food is good. The University has been upgrading the dining halls, and the renovations are nice. Because it's an unlimited meal plan, students can go anytime during the day, as many times as they want. It's very convenient and a good way to spend time with friends.

    Dorm Life

    MSU has several different types of dorms all over campus. I have had a good dorm experience, and if for some reason a problem comes up, the housing office helps students change their rooms or work through conflict with their roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    While not the most rigorous coursework possible (it isn't Ivy-league), most of MSU's courses are still challenging and engaging. I have learned a lot from almost all of my professors and find most of them excellent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and go to class (it's tempting not to, but really go, especially if your class has an attendence policy) but also try new things! Join a couple clubs so that you can meet a new group of people and have something to be involved in. Try to get to know people on your floor and in your classes. Studying together is more fun than studying alone!

    In three sentences

    MSU has lots of opportunities and diversity both among students and professors. It has a beautiful campus and good classes. It is big enough that anyone can find what they're looking for.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    something for everyone

    What to do for fun

    whatever you want to do. there is a group with your interests somewhere on campus

    Food and Dining

    excellent food!

    Dorm Life

    friendly people

    Academic Rigor

    It is as hard as you make it, if you work hard, you can play hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to professors office hours, go to class and do your homework

    In three sentences

    A great college atmosphere, Lots of friendly people and smart professors! its a big place, but it is a nice place to call home

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really good at MSU. There are police cars cruising on and off campus almost constantly and emergency phone towers with bright green lights at night in case you find yourself in an emergency. There is also a really useful bus system called the Night Owl which will pick you up and drop you off anywhere on campus from midnight until 7am as long as you have a student ID - this definitely helps cut down on walking home from a party or the library alone late at night. All of the dorms require an ID or a student with an ID to sign in a guest at all of the main doors after midnight and the side doors of the buildings are locked from the inside. There are also security cameras in most dorm buildings. I have always felt very safe during my time at MSU.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is amazing, I'm in a sorority myself and joining it my freshman year was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Sure, there are tons of horror stories and Greek Life often gets a bad reputation in the media, but you really shouldn't judge it until you at least experience it. I originally joined it to meet new people and make life-long friends but I have gotten so much more out of it. The recruiting process can seem a little daunting but it is all completely worth it once you've chosen a house. I immediately got a mentor, later a big sister and eventually had my own mentee and little sister. Having 100 girls with 1-3 years more experience at school to look up to for guidance and ask of their opinions is a huge help, especially when you're still figuring things out as a freshman. In my sorority, we have had the highest GPA on campus for the past 3 years and having that to motivate me has definitely helped my GPA; there will usually be at least one older girl with the same or similar major as you which can be really helpful when scheduling classes, choosing professors and getting study tips. Living in the houses is great too, most are cheaper than living in the dorms and most apartments and houses off campus and include meals usually Monday-Friday. Having 50 people in your house to ask for a ride to class when it's raining is awesome and you'll always be able to find someone to hang out with, study with or just give you a hug when you're homesick.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you could possibly think of and if it doesn't exist, go ahead and make it! There is even a water skiing/wakeboarding club and a Quidditch Intramural league!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for open-minded students who know how to balance the school/social life aspects. There is always going to be something pulling you one way or the other and as long as you have good time management, you'll be able to do it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The botanical gardens, next to the main library, are beautiful and people love taking walks through there on dates or just with friends. The MSU Greek Life always puts on Greek Week in the spring semester which is open to the public and has different events each night throughout the week that involve singing, dancing and motivational-type speakers. The Rock by the Auditorium is also famous for fellow Sparties - people paint it with anything they want - a lot of clubs or organizations will advertise new member sign ups or specials they have going on but it can be used as a memorial or a place to propose!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU's tuition is extremely fair and gives you a lot for your money. Many buildings are being renovated and new ones being built. The cafeterias are definitely worth the meal plan and you can basically eat an unlimited amount of times every day (usually 99 visits per day). There is also a very secure police force that is paid for from tuition. The State News, our campus newspaper, always has refreshing stories and great news headlines that are relevant to students. Besides all of these things, there are several other perks - even a State radio station. Paying tuition also gives you discounted prices on all student tickets for varsity games and usually when showing your ID to other sporting events with tuition will get you highly discounted tickets. You can also apply for different kinds of perks cards which offer discounts to all kinds of venues on and off campus for food, books, and other things you'll want at school.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many great things to do socially at State. Any sporting events are fun and besides the classic fan favorites of football, basketball and hockey, the lacrosse (club) games are really fun to go to as well as baseball games. There are tons of bars and house parties to try out every weekend too. Sometimes Wells Hall has early viewings of movies that are coming out soon and are usually either free or very inexpensive compared to going to a movie theater. The campus is gorgeous too, so walking around with friends is always fun. There's a pool at IM West that is great when it's warm out, it has a high dive and everything. Besides this, there are clubs and intramural sports teams that you can join too. Most are pretty inexpensive and you can make your own team so you can play with friends. Greek Life is also a popular social activity on campus but offers a lot more than social benefits.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of different cafeterias all over campus and all of them have different types of food stations. Some are better than others depending on what you're in the mood for. Snyder Phillips is always great because culinary students work there and it's been a favorite on campus for as long as I've been there. The Cafeteria in the Brody Neighborhood is brand new and amazing! There are classrooms and computer labs in it now and it has state of the art facilities and so many food options from sushi to burritos to comfort food to smoothies that you could never get tired of eating there. Besides on campus, there are tons of great restaurants off campus too! (chains and great state originals!)

    Dorm Life

    I met my best friends in the dorms, the food is amazing, and there are always activities going on in the main living areas. There are open door nights from time to time on varying floors which most freshman take advantage of because it's a great way to make new friends, find people to go to class with and eat meals with. There are several places to study as well if your hallway or room are quiet. The living spaces may look small at first, but that's how all dorms are and its fun to get creative decorating it!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but none are impossible as long as you put forth the necessary effort. There are resources for tutoring and study groups and online forums in addition to professor's office hours to help you along as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to your professor's office hours if you miss a class or don't understand something, you'll stand out to them and your grades will definitely be better! Also, don't be afraid to try new things and meet new people at every chance you get; I have had the best experiences when I've pushed myself to do something I normally wouldn't have tried and am so happy I did.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is an amazing place for enrichment, education and finding yourself. I have met my best friends here, had life changing professors, and made great memories. There is always something to do and a club or sports team or place to hang out for everyone!

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    The student body and campus is huge, however professors are suprisingly accessable. The weather is constantly depressing, however the community is great.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Few crimes occur on campus because of our location to the Michigan State police department. There's mostly drunk disturbances from drinking and random theft alerts, nothing to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally HUNDREDS of different organizations for you to choose from! There are orgs for leisure, gaming, watching TV, talking, studying, learning a language, playing football, even Quidditch!

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, interesting, dedicated, outgoing, introverted, tech-savvy, gamers, determined etc. MSU is home to thousands of different personality types. I promise there's a group of people who meet your interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to The Rock and read whatever cool message it has up everyday. It keeps you up to date on recent happenings, news and events on campus. Oh, and go to Sparticipation during Fall Welcome...it's the place with the fireworks and free hot dogs!

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely. Compared to all the other top schools in Journalism (my major), MSU is the cheapest and most successful. The alumni network is extremely generous and although the cost may seem steep, think of the opportunities that are going to be readily available to you...it's pretty cheap when you think about it.

    What to do for fun

    SO MUCH STUFF! There's free movies showing every week on campus, we're surrounded by a hub of restaurants and hang-outs in East Lansing and Lansing and our bus passes work EVERYWHERE =)

    Food and Dining

    It depends on the hall you stay in...and the day of the week.

    Dorm Life

    I'm an RA so I'm paid to say it's awesome =) But honestly, that's where most lifetime friendships begin, why would you want to miss out on that?

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your program, your classes will surely challenge you and require attention all the time. But if it's something you like, it's not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Don't take courses for your major unless your absolutely sure of your major (saves a lot of money) -Talk to upperclassmen, TAs and advisers about your career goals! Great way to start networking -Don't party too hard your first semester, academic probation is no myth!

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great University for both academics and personal reasons! Most of the students are helpful and friendly and want to see fellow Spartans doing well! We're definitely a 10 on a scale to 10!

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU's campus is the most safe place. When I worked in the library there is a group that will walk you home if you stayed there to long studying. You are never stranded the buses run at all times of the night. You are in safe hands, a Spartan is always willing to help another Spartan.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life, I personally am not apart of. I am an outsider looking in. The Greeks gain a lot of respect from the students. I enjoy watching their performances. But the Greek life is very demanding. Being apart of a Greek gives you an advantage but takes away from you personal life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities are fun and you meet so many people that are easy to relate to. Being part of a club does not seem like an obligation, you want to be apart of these clubs because they introduce so many opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for the students who are determined to be the best in what ever field they choose. This university for open minded people who are no closed in and ready to experience life by expanding their mind. Last but not least, it is for a student who does not think they know it all and wants to learn all that they can and take every opportunity they face.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every semester we have exam week and the night before our first exam day, we scream for good luck. Some people are extreme and jump into the Red Cedar River, but for the most part it's just a scream. We also have a rock that everyone sees and everyday its different. People sleep outside to guard the famous rock!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is great. The people are so welcoming and friendly. You may be miles away from your home but after a month or two , it will start to feel like your home. We are like a family. Just remember when people say, Go Green! No matter where you are say, Go White!

    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my friends, attend MRULE ( you will know what it is when you go there), jog, go to the free movies, and attend all the campus festivities.

    Food and Dining

    Great food in Snyder and Brody. The other few cafes...not so much a fan. But having food that is great and you do not have to clean the dishes is a great benefit.

    Dorm Life

    Certain dorms are small and some are bigger, But living people you do not know is great. You will learn about yourself a well as other people and their culture. Dorms are the best way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    When people hear you attend MSU they think, Wow your smart! And you are. There are time where you will think you are not smart or question your self but always remember this is a Big Ten school and you got accepted for a reason.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared for the unexpected, never think you know the material. Studying is the most important key. But never over study, you should always have fun and enjoy your life. Make time for friends and fun.

    In three sentences

    MSU is very diverse with opportunities to learn about each part of the world, not just in a textbook but from people. MSU also gives you the push you need to excel in your studies. Michigan State is the right university for everyone.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe but since its so large there have been incidents of mugging over by the Rivertrail. The police can't patrol there so make sure you're with friends if you have to walk there in the dead of the night. During the day and even in the late evening there are tons of people on the trail so you'll be safe.

    Greek Life

    There are 13 sororities and almost as many fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who don't mind walking a maximum of 10 minutes to class, students who want a Big 10 experience, students who like football, the Greek system or students who want a campus with an Oxford feel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Rock over by the Theater. Every night it is repainted by a club or organization. People then have to guard it for the rest of the day to stop it from being repainted by the next group. There's always an opportunity to camp out with your club.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great education and campus.

    What to do for fun

    There's quite a lot of shopping on Grand River. The football games are fun in the fall. We also have a strong Greek Life if you're interested in that. There are movies for free every weekend, a mall nearby and hundreds of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    There are new cafeterias being built. I live with one of them and the food blows all of my visiting friends away.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are huge compared to other universities and the buildings are so beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but not too difficult in workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try one of the residential colleges. You'll be able to live in a great dorm, have one of the new cafeterias and you get to meet a lot of people.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has an absolutely beautiful campus. There are many different departments, each offering many classes, so you can explore your interests. The housing and the food is fantastic!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is highly emphasized. Michigan State police are constantly out and about to make sure students are safe and that no one gets hurt. Students can call the police or any hotline whenever they need to and can be guaranteed help and service.

    Greek Life

    There are many different sororities and fraternities at Michigan State. Greek Week is sometime in September or October and is a great way to meet new people and possibly join a fraternity or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs on campus that students can join. If you attend Michigan State, during Welcome Week there is a day when students can go around and meet every group. From there, you can decide what to do and if you want to join groups or not.

    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State University is a good school for students who like a big atmosphere and are read for a challenge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students protect the Sparty Statue every time a big rivalry happens in football, hockey, or basketball. Also, students paint a large rock by the Auditorium to promote clubs, birthdays, or special events.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is a great school with many traditions and activities. The education you receive at Michigan State is worth all the hard work. Michigan State is not a cheap school, and it can sometimes be stressful trying to figure out how to pay for it. The school will work with you to figure out how you can pay for your education.

    What to do for fun

    At Michigan State there is plenty to do for fun. Students can join several groups on campus. Also, many students like to go to different sports events. At Michigan state, football is very popular and Saturdays are dedicated to watching the team at Spartan Stadium or on tv. If students are not into sports, there are several other things on campus, or off to do. In Okemos, the city next to East Lansing, there are several restaurants and The Meridian Mall. There are movie theaters in Lansing, and a mall as well. At night, on the weekends students go out to dance clubs, which are located in East Lansing, Lansing, and Okemos.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining are the best on campus. Due to the fact that so many students live on campus, Michigan State has made it a point to have the best food on campus. Specifically, The Brody cafeteria has the best food and most students eat there.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a big part of Michigan State University because many students live on campus. Michigan State has two living options in the dorms as regards to style. Students may live in the community style dorm, where students on each floor share a bathroom. Bathrooms are one gender only and there are two, one on each side of the building. The other style is suite, were two dorm rooms share a bathroom. Students are required to clean these bathrooms as they are sharing them. In community style bathrooms, they are cleaned everyday by a cleaning person and students are not required to clean them.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State has an excellent academic program. Classes are given an appropriate class level based of the rigor and credits for the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending Michigan State, or are thinking about it, I suggest meeting with an adviser and planning out what it is you want to do. Advisers have a ton of information about the degree choice you prefer, and can help guide you on your path in school. I also suggest talking to students who attend Michigan State and getting their opinions and thoughts on why they chose to attend.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a college that provides the best professors, classes, and living space in the state of Michigan. Michigan State is the perfect school for students who are looking to expand their knowledge in the field of their choice, while being in an outstanding atmosphere of students and faculty. This is the school for anyone who wants to join great groups and get the education of a lifetime.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There hasn't been anything that scary that has been reported, however there is a trail at MSU that has been given an offensive name and with years of rumors it has grown notorious.

    Greek Life

    I'm a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and Greek Life at MSU is amazing. Greek Life at MSU is very active within the community and acts as a social lubrication for members within the Greek Life Society.

    Clubs and Activities

    It is literally impossible to explain how many different clubs there are. 5 stars all the way.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student, I mean it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Unusual traditions... well there are the midnight screams during the week of finals. I was frightened when it first happened because i wasn't warned about it. Everyone on campus goes and screams to relieve tension at midnight every night during the week of finals.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall it was a great experience that has thus far been worth ever cent.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at MSU. There are events constantly going on such as open mic nights, fundraising events such as walk for the cure, and football games! That doesn't even begin to explain what goes on at MSU and its city, East Lansing.

    Food and Dining

    There are a million places to eat at Michigan State, both on and off campus. Brody is a cafeteria on campus and is actually renowned for having some of the most exquisite food of any cafeteria in the USA. Moving on, Mena's Joint is an excellent choice for off campus dining that will send your taste buds on a ride.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different dorms at Michigan State, each with its pros and cons. I lived in Hubbard Halls, which had very nice lounging areas and a convient store known as Sparty's, which serves orders hot off the grill.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State places a high value on academics. I know that in some essence it is popular belief that MSU is a party school, however it is fact that MSU holds a high degree of prestige in many of its colleges ranging from Communication Arts and Sciences to Physics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a change of pace! Michigan State's campus is very large. They have a great bus system, so I suggest getting a bus pass. Considering this campus is very large, there are also many students: there is someone for everyone at MSU, thus I suggest that any prospective student looks at the list of student organizations that are offered.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University was the best thing that ever happened to me. This college is filled with many great people to meet and is very green: pun intended.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will always feel safe on this campus. There are always emergency boxes everywhere along with so many people being around, nothing will really happen! The campus police are always around as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, they are endless! Not to mention you can start your own club if you would like! There are always activities like free Zumba classes or kickboxing classes!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone will enjoy their time here! The big campus helps you communicate more with people and a huge experience for anyone.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is definitely worth going to for the price. You will have memories for a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities from social gatherings to sporting events. There is always something to do on this campus. They even have a paper every week on every table in the dining halls saying what there is to do on campus every week, especially free movies that come out before they are on dvd!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many selections on food and of course many healthy options. There are tons of places to eat on campus so you will never be stuck to one thing. The dining rooms are always clean and big so you will enjoy the experience.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet so many people in these dorms and make so many friends. Get along with your residential assistant because they will always be there if there is a problem or if you just need someone to talk to. Being able to walk around and see your friends iin their rooms is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    See as many advisors as you can and make sure you do not overload yourself with credit hours. Take your time and enjoy the ride. I love MSU because the atmosphere is so amazing. Everyone feels like a big family especially for games. Learn how to balance your academic life and social.

    In three sentences

    The best choice I have made for college because it has endless activities and clubs along with tutoring and many sites to see. The campus is a great size and there are always events to go to, you will never be bored! The professors along with TA's are a great help and they challenge you in your courses.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy being surrounded by others. It's a big school with a lot of students. You'll meet tons of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an annual humans vs zombies game in the spring. It's hilarious to watch and apparently fun to join. But location-wise, if you walk around campus, you'll find a spot you love.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, I love MSU. It's worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do, really. There are clubs to join, sports to play, anything.

    Food and Dining

    I mean, you can't expect much from a cafeteria. But there are new cafeterias on campus, and the food isn't really bad at all.

    Dorm Life

    I thought living in the dorms was a great experience. You get to meet so many new people and it really felt good not having my parents constantly around.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your major and how much you want to take on. I'm in the honors college, so I've had to take some harder classes, but I've enjoyed the majority of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is definitely a large school. With so many students, there is always something to do and somewhere for everyone. However, if you don't exactly know what you're going into and you don't like big lecture halls, it could be a problem.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Michigan State. The atmosphere is great and the classes are interesting. I may be a little biased, but I'd definitely recommend coming here.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With MSU being such a large campus, it is not recommended walking alone at night. But that is a universal concern no matter where you are. But there are security stations on the sidewalks and if you feel you are in danger you can press a button and the police will come immediately.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs, frats, sororities, and IM sports available on campus, there's bound to be at least one for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student would do well at MSU. There's something for everyone. As long as you get used to walking or riding the bus to class, there's nothing negative I can say about MSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football Saturdays have so much tradition I can't even begin to name them.There's the midnight scream during finals week. And some locations include the Sparty statues, Spartan Stadium, Munn Ice Arena, Duffy Football building, Breslin, just to name a few.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do for fun. MSUSAF provides movie nights, bowling nights at the Union, and other events. There are also IM sports and clubs to get involved in. Also many of the sporting events except for football, men's basketball, and hockey are free for students.

    Food and Dining

    The food quality depends on the hall. Brody is the best cafeteria by far and is also the newest. Sparty's offers meal exchanges and has a variety of food available in almost every building.

    Dorm Life

    I was paired with a bad roommate with whom I had no common interests. But, all of my friends had great experiences and made a lot of new friends while living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging, but doable. If you exercise good time management you'll be able to get good grades while having a social life and participating in a club or sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take a heavy work load your first semester and plan your classes according to where you are living. Get involved in some kind of sport, club, or Greek community to meet new people. Classes aren't everything so have some fun. And go to sporting events, whether its football, basketball, hockey, baseball, etc. Support your school!

    In three sentences

    It has an excellent hospitality business program which is very hands on and prepares you for the work force. The campus is large, but only adds to a great college experience. And there's no place like East Lansing on a football Saturday.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops everywhere!! Watch your speed, tickets are insanely priced.

    Greek Life

    Drink much? ;)

    Clubs and Activities

    Huge selection - just about everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students... Shy students may feel overwhelmed.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a university so it is overpriced....

    Food and Dining

    Head just off campus to Grand River for a wide variety. Otherwise, International Center is best, closely followed by the Union.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships, grants!!!

    In three sentences

    Overall a great experience with decent professors. Get through your first couple years and it gets better! A bit pricey though, so find scholarships and grants!

  • 08/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you aren't walking alone at night you'll be fine.

    Great for these types of students

    Really I think that any type of student could feel welcome and involved at this school. They have something for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During the end of semester exams there is the Midnight Scream. This is where all those who are up late studying hard will go outside and scream at midnight to release all that stress of exam week.

    Bang for the buck

    It definitely is a lot of money but I have to say I am so thankful to be at State and I've really enjoyed my time here.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun. The activities board provides a lot of events all the time. They play movies on campus every week and have crafts you can do. Also there is a club for anything you could want to do, whether it's ceramics or Canadian History.

    Food and Dining

    I really enjoy the cafeterias. There is a wide variety of food and it's really nice to not have to worry about making my own food.

    Dorm Life

    I have loved living in the dorms. They are really great in getting to know people and being part of a community.

    Academic Rigor

    As long of you keep up on your homework and pay attention during class, they aren't bad at all.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to carry a map the first couple times around, campus is big and easy to get lost in. Don't think you have to be stuck with the cafeteria that is closest to your dorm. Try out some of the other ones around campus.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a beautiful campus, walking to class may be long sometimes but there are some very old neat buildings. There are a wide variety of classes on almost anything you would want to learn about. And don't worry about being bored because there are so many different clubs, sports and chances to get involved.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    100% safe!

    Greek Life

    I know there are a lot but I haven't joined any.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many options, every single thing you can think off! I personally like the yoga and polo clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Bubble Island. Great for students who want a not as boring as the library & not as busy as Starbucks study place

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock! You can spray paint messages for everyone on campus to see!

    Bang for the buck

    The Wharton Center is the theater at East Lansing. Its right on campus & they have a bunch of cool shows (Blue man Group..) & students can get tickets for any show for only $15 (usually more expensive for non students)

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on not only in the residence halls but also around campus. There are signs everywhere with activities! Even in on the ground as you are walking you will notice chalk written signs haha very fun! My favorite were always at the Union. They have bowling, arts and crafts, free fitness classes,comedy shows, all sorts of activities everyday.

    Food and Dining

    I barely used my meal plan. The best thing about it is the Spartys combo exchange from which you can get a free drink & snack once a day everyday. My residence hall dining wasn't the best but there are a few around campus that are really good.

    Dorm Life

    There are activities everyday, there is no way you won't make friends or ever feel bored. From movie nights, to a starbucks run.My dorm life experience was very fun

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really, REALLY hard but there are very tutoring sections, help rooms, and teaching assistants willing to help ease some subjects !

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to form relationship with professors. Let them know you are interested! It will pay off when applying to a higher degree program which requires letter of recommendations!

    In three sentences

    I've spent the last three years of my life there and I have learned so much not only academically but also skills that are useful in life. The professors I've encountered are passionate about what they are teaching and always willing to help. I'm really happy with my choice to attend MSU!

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    outgoing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    finals scream (week of finals at midnight everyone screams out the windows) red cedar (the historically dirty river that runs through campus)

    What to do for fun

    Many intramural sports, groups, and of course parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Amazing cafeterias, very inviting student body, and great parties.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Many resources. Many large class sizes.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Here at State, there are so many dining halls on campus. Sometimes its hard to figure out where to eat. The food is very good. We have all different types of food from sushi to mediterranean food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is AWESOME! I love living in the dorm room. The dorm I stay in have all of the resources you will need to receive good grades, from math tutoring to chemistry tutoring. Also, we have a writing center to help you with any paper you have to write.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Michigan State University has their own police force and also East Lansing police. There is always a sense of well being and safety just use common sense. Use the buddy system when walking at night. If you feel like you need help there are emergency alert systems along the side walks and trails.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of different fraternities and sororities you can join.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said Michigan State offers over 200 clubs with more added each year. There is always a club to fit your interest. Your Halls and the union hold activities for anyone to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If your interested in biology or agriculture Michigan State is the place to be, they offer one of the best agriculture programs in the world. If you also like diversity and learning different cultures you will love Michigan State.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Michigan State has the painted rock. The rock is usually painted different colours or slogans every day. On any given day you can see people guarding their artwork on the rock.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State has a lot of different activities that are all free, all you have to do is attend. Grand River stores some times have deals and specials but mostly everything is average price.

    What to do for fun

    Michigan State offers over 200 different clubs and organizations. join one. The student union holds different activities everyday as well as each hall. Sports are a big thing at MSU, the campus goes crazy. If you like to shop there is Grand River a short walk away with many different stores. Lastly the parties, there's always a party somewhere. just be smart and safe.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome. All the food is made by professional chefs. The food ranges from home cooked meals to sushi. Most people are wary about the food in college, but surprisingly Michigan States food will amaze you.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is what makes college. There is always something to do no matter what time it is. The dorms are where you will meet most of your friends and spend most of your time.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Michigan State are challenging but can be done. All it takes is good time management and lots of studying. All the quizzes and exams are a mixture between the lectures and books so pay close attention and read.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to the professor lectures and do the practice sets or reading they assign. Don't buy the books until a week after classes have started, sometimes the books aren't needed but are helpful. Participate in the clubs and other extracurricular activities in doing so you will have a better college experience and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a very diverse University. Very open to many different viewpoints. Offers a lot of extracurricular activities.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of stuff to do for fun. You can join sports clubs, go to movies, hit the bars if you are 21.I mean once you are at MSU you will find a lot of fun stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is kinds ok but if you have a meal plan you can go to other dorms and eat there, ofcourse after checking their menu on the website.

    Dorm Life

    I love MSU's dorm life.RA's are easy going and helpful and there are a lot of activities to keep you busy. Most dorms have their own gym rooms, and lounges and stuff. Like on my floor we used to have a study room with internet and stuff, where you can go study late at night if you do not want to disturb your roomamate. The only thing that sucks is that most dorms do not have wifi internet.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the course you are taking. I am a computer engineering major so obviously most of my courses are a lot of work and hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    MSU is one the best michigan universities. The campus is huge so get used to walking a lot. Most of the professors are nice and helpful, so if you are stuck and need help do not feel shy to ask for help.MSU is known as one the biggest party schools in USA so you have to learn to keep a balance between partying and studying because after all the most important reason you are going to college is to get your degree.

    In three sentences

    huge campus great professors party school

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe everywhere I go. I do keep a pepper spray on my keys though. You can't be too safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm rushing this semester. But the Spartans were Greek and the greek life is definitely a big part of campus. It helps make the large campus a little smaller.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's over 500....

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Walk. Walk everywhere! You meet so many people, and also the Trolley is a lot of fun. Aztec Mexican Restaurant is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    Obviously I'm a poor college student paying $23,000+ a year in state to go here but I can't imagine a university I'd feel more comfortable at. Worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Anything you want. Go out with friends, or take advantage of the tons of activities the University Activities Board provide.

    Food and Dining

    I lived in Brody Complex, which opened within the past year. 10 food stations with real chefs behind it. Yumm.

    Dorm Life

    Very clean and convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    The amount of learning I did in my first year was actually surprising. Everything was very useful information that is worth paying attention to. They're very thorough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. Getting wait listed for spring semester isn't fun for anyone. Take advantage of all the resources MSU provides for you. Anything you need I'm sure someones waiting to help you find it.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a beautiful campus filled with some of the most well rounded and amazing people I've ever met. There are countless ways to improve yourself and boost your education towards your career goals. The best part is that everyone cares about each others success here, such an uplifting university. GO GREEN

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dorms are very secure and there is an active police presence on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs for every interest, but students also do fun things with their dorms such as Volleyball. Grand River is always a great option for fun during the day or night.

    Food and Dining

    Each dining hall has a different experience. The meals are great and there is always something new to try.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice. The RAs interact with the students on a daily basis. The renovated dorms are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early. There is a limited number available and they are very important. Every little bit counts.

    In three sentences

    This University has a wonderful community. The campus is beautiful and diverse. Students partake in traditions that extend back to the creation of the school while also creating new traditions.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The MSU campus police is one of the larger police forces of most campus police departments.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and activities to get involved in and if MSU doesn't happen to have what you want, you can set it up yourself! And with over 40,000 students, it's not hard to find other students interested as well

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition on campus takes place during finals week. Every night of finals week, right at midnight, is the Finals Midnight Scream where every student opens their windows and screams at the top of their lungs to release that finals weeks stress. It is amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    I think as an out of state student the cost of attendance is over-priced but at the same time, being in the Honors College has allowed me to get into classes that are closed to other students because I don't have to take the prerequisites if I feel prepared for the course, thus I finish my degree faster and more efficiently for the price I pay.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of on-campus clubs to get involved in from Archery to Water-skiing to Chess Club to Drama Club to Quidditch, etc. Plus every Thurs-Sun. MSU offers free on-campus movies (the latests movies too!) that are fun to go see.

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat meal plan plus combo exchanges which is essentially three free items from the on campus Sparty Convenience stores every Mon-Fri. It makes eating fit into even the busiest schedule.

    Dorm Life

    There are thousands of people to get to know and living in the dorms, while crazy during football games, are a great way to get to know people. I met my best friends in the dorms. And the residents assistants (RAs) are very willing to help you adjust.

    Academic Rigor

    Honors courses offer very rigorous curriculum. It's not like taking honors courses in high school. When you come, be prepared to study 4 hours per credit hour for a regular course and 5 for an hours course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't hesitate to get involved in activities or clubs on campus because that is key to getting to know people with similar interests, who may very well become life-long friends. Also, if you don't feel comfortable right away, give it time. Adjusting to college takes time and energy; finding balance is key.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with very strong academics, especially if you are in the Honors courses. The opportunities to study abroad though are really what make MSU a very unique and worthwhile university. In addition, with over 40,000 students, finding people to meet is never difficult.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you don't do something stupid (like walk across the lake in winter), you will be safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    I suggest S.H.I.P. because they send care packages to military personnel. However, if that is not for you, there a ton of clubs for everything from Quidditch to aCapella.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock: students paint the rock to say almost anything they want (no profanity) and then guard it Dusk till Dawn. While they party painting is there guarding, there is food and fun. It really is something to see. Make sure to stop by and see the Spartan Statue before you leave campus too!

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple activities going on any given week, at almost all hours. Many of the sporting events are free for students to attend, and you are just a bus ride away from the Meridian Mall.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus in Brody neighborhood is AMAZING!

    Dorm Life

    If you live in Brody, you will have a far walk to almost all of your classes. On the flip side though, they have the biggest rooms. None of the rooms on campus have air conditioning, so make sure to bring a fan!

    Academic Rigor

    As I said, classes go fast. There are some very intense classes that are offered here. Find someone in the class you can study with, or who will lend you notes if you miss class. Always check the syllabus, and DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes go fast, so make sure to study. Campus is very large, so make sure that you take some time before classes start to find out how to get to your classes (and how long it will take). There are a ton of clubs, find something that interests you and go for it! Make sure not to shut yourself off from the social aspect of college, but don't let academics suffer!

    In three sentences

    Almost everyone here is friendly and supportive! Campus is HUGE! Brody Dining Hall is the best place to eat on campus.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police can be seen all around campus. There a green light safety phones set up all over so that if in trouble, you can quickly call for help.

    Greek Life

    There is a great Greek presence on MSU campus. They throw a lot of events, both educational and entertaining.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many types of clubs to entertain all type of people.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students.If you would like to further your education, have a good chance at being noticed in future interviews, enjoy beautiful people, love going to sport events and whatever else you could be interested in, this is the school for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Chandlers Crossing apartments, Downtown East Lansing life (Harpers, Ricks, Buffalo Wild Wings), The Union ( there's a lot of events that go on here), and Internation Center (has a nice food court)

    Bang for the buck

    We bleed green here. The students here love and support Sparty and the rest of the MSU people.

    What to do for fun

    Special events, parties, gaming events, relaxing in the dorms, or find something new to do. There is so much diversity at MSU that if you open up to new things, you will always have something new to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options around campus for food. And on campus dining sites have been redesigned and have different types of foods in different areas of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    There are many events on campus tailored to all different class levels. There are events such as concerts, parties, movies, speeches and informationals just to name a few. And most dorms are co-ed by flooring. And buses come to almost every dorm on campus. If it doesn't come directly to the dorm, it's not that far of a walk to get to the bus stop

    Academic Rigor

    I give 4 stars for this because it is slightly strict on policies but professors usually work with you if you work hard and communicate with them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to study hard and use the best out of time management to be successful.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a beautiful campus full of diversity. The school is known greatly for its education and sports. It is also known to be a great place to have a good time, if you like to party.

  • 09/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are systems in place like emergency phones and if you use the buddy system at night, you're all good!

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally hundreds of options!

    Great for these types of students

    Work hard play hard students who are open minded and truly want to change the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If anyone ever yells go green you MUST respond go white!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm from california but with Honors College scholarships I can afford to go here, its actually cheaper than in state!

    What to do for fun

    There are parties, but also tons of festivals, bowling nights, line dancing, open mic night, the university activities board plans a ton of awesome events.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious with a ton of vegitarian options!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a coat and your walking shoes. Be open minded when you first arive on campus, and make sure you go out the first nights! Also take advantage of all the classes offered because you could find something crazy and amazing that only MSU offers.

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge but beautiful and exciting. The people are different and there is something to learn from everyone. The professors and classes are awesome.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones almost everywhere you look on campus and there are many programs to educate people on safety, and to prevent it.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek life other than the fraternity and sorority houses are very nice. Rushing seems like a very big deal to some students, especially students whose parents are legacies in that frat or sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an enormous amount of clubs and activities. From swing classes to quidditch, it feels like Michigan State has everything you could think of.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone! People from all around the world come to East Lansing just to get an education from Michigan State. The programs we have here surpass many universities by a long shot! This school is great for people who are trying to find their place and for people who aren't afraid to step out of their comfort zone and try something new.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you go to the student sections at basketball or football games, there are many traditions and chants to say to help encourage the team. The Red Cedar is a beautiful place to be around but I wouldn't say it's unusual. A landmark at MSU is the rock which gets painted almost everyday by a different group, organization, or cause. It's a great way to stay in the loop!

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing that we don't get that we need is air conditioning which we don't have and more heat than we receive now. Also, some professors don't seem fully qualified to teach.

    What to do for fun

    I personally like to hang out with my roommate, because she is my best friend. I also like to relax with friends on my hall, go for walks around campus, go out to dinner, go see movies at Wells Hall, and go to football games and basketball games of course!

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State has great cafeterias! The food is always always delicious. It makes being away from home cooked meals a little easier.

    Dorm Life

    If you make friends on your floor, in your dorm, or in your neighborhood, it will make dorm life more fun and easy to enjoy. I went in blind my freshman year and instantly became best friends with my roommate! We chose to live with each other again for our sophomore year and I couldn't imagine life without her! Hopefully, others are lucky enough to form such a strong bond with their roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes seem like a breeze while most you actually have to put work and time into. You have to work for your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to actually do work. I didn't study very well in high school but I had to learn how to study to pass my classes here. Most everyone is helpful and friendly so if you need help, don't be afraid to ask. Most importantly, get involved! Michigan State has an endless list of organizations and clubs.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is academically challenging but challenges are a good thing to have in college. The atmosphere in East Lansing is full of positive energy and people who truly want to be here. Michigan State is a beautiful campus all around; it just feels like home.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent, they keep everyone safe and sound. MSU's campus is the most safe place. When I worked in the library there is a group that will walk you home if you stayed there to long studying. You are never stranded the buses run at all times of the night. You are in safe hands, a Spartan is always willing to help another Spartan.

    Greek Life

    Geart. There is a great Greek presence on MSU campus. They throw a lot of events, both educational and entertaining.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always things going on not only in the residence halls but also around campus. There are signs everywhere with activities! Even in on the ground as you are walking you will notice chalk written signs haha very fun! My favorite were always at the Union. They have bowling, arts and crafts, free fitness classes,comedy shows, all sorts of activities everyday.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds. If you like to have fun, but also can balance your school and work life MSU would be a great place for you. But you have to be able to get that balance, if you don't know how to do that it will be difficult for you to focus on studying as there are a lot of activities to participate in around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great walking distance to any of your needs. A lot of people like to take pictures with the Sparty's statue, our mascot. And we have a rock by one of the auditoriums that clubs and organizations can paint for advertising and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a good opportunity. The academics at Michigan State are challenging but can be done. All it takes is good time management and lots of studying. All the quizzes and exams are a mixture between the lectures and books so pay close attention and read.

    What to do for fun

    Play sports. Michigan State offers over 200 different clubs and organizations. join one. The student union holds different activities everyday as well as each hall. Sports are a big thing at MSU, the campus goes crazy. If you like to shop there is Grand River a short walk away with many different stores. Lastly the parties, there's always a party somewhere. just be smart and safe.

    Food and Dining

    Awesome cafe life. There are a lot of options around campus for food. And on campus dining sites have been redesigned and have different types of foods in different areas of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Meeting new friends is the best. The dorm life is AWESOME! I love living in the dorm room. The dorm I stay in have all of the resources you will need to receive good grades, from math tutoring to chemistry tutoring. Also, we have a writing center to help you with any paper you have to write.

    Academic Rigor

    The best there is. As I said, classes go fast. There are some very intense classes that are offered here. Find someone in the class you can study with, or who will lend you notes if you miss class. Always check the syllabus, and DON'T PROCRASTINATE!

    Tips for prospective students

    Please Apply, I assure you the best. MSU is one the best michigan universities. The campus is huge so get used to walking a lot. Most of the professors are nice and helpful, so if you are stuck and need help do not feel shy to ask for help.MSU is known as one the biggest party schools in USA so you have to learn to keep a balance between partying and studying because after all the most important reason you are going to college is to get your degree.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is the best school ever. Michigan State has shown me a lot so for. Michigan State would be graduating school.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock! One of the traditional spots!

    What to do for fun

    You can always find something to do walking up and down grand river.

    Food and Dining

    We have some of the biggest and newly rennovated cafeterias.

    Dorm Life

    It's pretty good but can sometimes be difficult depending on which dorm you live in.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely need to know the balance between socializing and academics!

    Tips for prospective students

    Play hard. Work harder.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is definitely a choice I don't regret. I gained so much from attending this university. It has made me feel complete with my life goals and decisions.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is club for just about anything and some could really open up your mind, or just help you with life skills. And of course its a great way to meet people interested in the same things you are.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, fun-loving, sporty, school-spirited people.

    What to do for fun

    There really is always stuff happening on campus. Ask your roommate, neighbors, RA, or look at the boards in your hallway/dorm to see what FREE activities, meetings or events are happening. In my cafeteria they list things to do on pamphlets on the middle of each table. Like free movies on weekends, or bowling, or tie dyeing, anything. You can even see some movies before they come out! Also go on the MSU website and find the list of clubs on campus, and you'll be AMAZED. There's sooo many and they're always meeting so grab a friend and go to some for fun! Plus there's always Grand River shopping/window shopping to do for Spartan gear and Christmas wish list things.

    Food and Dining

    There will always be something you want to eat. Maybe not in your cafeteria, but a short walk away they'll have every type of cuisine you'd want. Or they'll always have like snacks, bagels, or cereal if you don't feel like anything else. Also, the deserts are so tempting and yummy. But don't get them every meal, you ALWAYS will have access to them! The facilities are clean, just sometimes crowded.

    Dorm Life

    I ended up in Yakeley hall and wasn't excited because its an all girl dorm, but I've been happily surprised. I enjoy where I live. The dorms are beautiful. We may not have the best bathrooms or cafeteria, but its all you need. You'll adjust just fine. And the good cafeterias are never too far of a walk, to meet a friend or grab a snack yourself. As for roommates, be positive about it. You may not always get along, but speak your mind because you're living with the person. If they don't already, ask your RA of your floor to make you do roommate agreements to smooth some things out. Most people are respectful of others. I feel comfortably at home in my little room.

    Academic Rigor

    Right now, a month in to school, I haven't been too overwhelmed. I understand what is being taught in my classes, because a lot of them are going more in depth about things I already understand. Saying this, I'm not in too hard of classes right now but know you NEED to go to class and pay close attention for those classes that are more challenging and new. I guarantee the professor is explaining all you need to know, you just have to listen and interpret it. Stay alert, and focused as much as you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have self-discipline in school life and in your social life. As for the education part, a professor may tell you the reading will clarify things but a lot of people aren't doing it. I strongly suggest you do it, it secures the knowledge into your head and it'll help on tests/quizzes. Socially, don't pass up going out with new friends, but don't spend all your time out. Make sure you leave time for yourself to study, catch up in classes, and collect yourself. You do not want to be too behind, you'll get discouraged.

    In three sentences

    This university is very community like, and feels close. I feel safe and comfortable here and I can learn a lot if I take the opportunities I am given. Don't forget there's a strong sense of school spirit here that makes it very fun!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    MSU is a beautiful school and has many things to offer its students. There are always new activities and clubs that pop up, so you never have to miss out. Msu is a very involved school.

  • 10/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Parties are always a good place to meet people, and you don't have to feel pressured into drinking.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan is worth the expense with top chefs from across the country.

    Dorm Life

    Hope you like loud music.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are just challenging enough. Be sure to do your reading. It's not high school anymore.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to buy football tickets as soon as possible. Many students think that they don't want to spend money, but it is worth every penny!

    In three sentences

    MSU has a beautiful campus with many opportunities to get outside to enjoy the weather. The buildings are all renovated on the inside, yet still hold their classic architecture from when the university was built. The spirit of the university is amazing and the students really know how to be friendly and fun.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe on campus during the day, but at night it gets a little scary. The MSU police are very reachable and always let students know when something happens.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to have fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the rock, you'll see Sparty around campus, there are a few haunted dorms to check out, MSU Football is huge, just check things out and you'll find something fun for you.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is pricey, especially if you don't already have some basic credits under you belt. Also, MSU credits don't transfer easily so be careful.

    What to do for fun

    There are no limits as to what to do for fun at MSU. I knew people who played sports, joined fraternities and sororities, went to parties, joined acedemic groups. There are a great variety of activites. Including quidditch.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias at MSU are like buffets. They are awesome. Get a meal plan!

    Dorm Life

    I met my best friend and future maid of honor in the MSU dorms. We were amazed at how well we liked each other after hearing all of the horror stories about roommates. But be adventurous and meet people in your hall, or even your entire building. It's always good to have friendly faces around.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum can be challenging, so it is important to take things that you will be interested in. Even if it is just for required classes there are a lot of options so choose wisely. If you don't take something you are interested in, you'll likely not be interested in going to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    At MSU there are tons of extracurricular activities. Join one, and see what happens. The friendships become lifelong, and you'll never forget your experience at MSU. I promise.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a wonderful place, that's all I can say. The campus is breathtaking, so just walking to class gives you time to enjoy it all. The people at MSU, both staff and students, are great too and always around to help a fellow Spartan out.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    MSU offers a lot of FREE stuff to the students, like free movie tickets to the campus cinema and free cosmic bowling and billiards. Things are out there, BE INVOLVED.

    Food and Dining

    Brody Square is the best dining hall to go to. It is located on the North West side of campus, but is definitely worth the trip

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice here. They renovate some every couple years. Having a roommate isn't as bad you might think.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are big and some are challenging. It's part of being in college, but they are worth the effort and the tuition.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out there! Be involved with different groups and go outside of your comfort zone. Once you do, you will broaden your understanding about different cultures and personalities.

    In three sentences

    I love this college! Not only do they have a excellent classes and variety, but the campus is beautiful. You can be involved in so many clubs and extracurricular so you can get the full college experience.

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    really safe campus, always feel safe walking back at night

    Great for these types of students

    people who are looking to meet people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    painting the rock and exploring the steam tunnels

    Bang for the buck

    its worth the investment for sure

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends, go to football games, basketball games, join an IM team, join a club

    Food and Dining

    the food is great and the cafeterias are amazing

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great, they can be small and crammed at times but the location can't be beat

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the degree program, the rigor will vary but overall it is pretty standard for a university

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing, go out and make friends early and often

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a wonderful place to continue your education past the high school level. The people that you will meet here will be life long friends. The education that you will receive is top notch

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never feel seriously unsafe, but the campus is not as well lit as student tour guides say it is

    Greek Life

    no experience with this...

    Clubs and Activities

    The hardest part is managing your time and not becoming overwhelmed with all the activities and clubs offered!

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to study abroad and get credit that pertains to your major, this is the school for you. If you are really studious and partying isn't your thing, you will have a harder time adjusting than others, at least from my experience. If you are unsure as to what you want to do, this school is great because you can change majors fairly easily.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the rock, free ice cream on homecoming from the Dairy Store

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive, but what you make of your college experience is up to you

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs, student organizations, and activities on campus every day. For example, on Wednesday nights there is cosmic bowling at the Union-- free for MSU students! Movies are shown on campus Thursday-Sunday nights, and sometimes they show sneak peaks of new releases!

    Food and Dining

    Considering it is dorm food, it is good. There are lots of options for the health concious, vegetarians, some options for vegans, and of course plenty of other food. Also, accomodations can be made for people with allergies, health concerns, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Michigan State University reached its carrying capacity for dorms this fall! Too many students and too few dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    I am a bit bored in my classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you want to pursue, it makes being at a big university easier. Don't let an academic advisor dictate what classes you take-- you decide! Take your first semester as a freshman seriously for a chance to get into the Honors College!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University requires students to fulfill basic university requirements, which means all students have to take some basic, introductory classes which don't pertain to any major. The campus is nice, but there is only one centrally located dorm. There are so many student organizations to get involved in!

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are green emergency poles located everywhere to easily get emergency response or help.

    Greek Life

    All that I know is that they can throw some great parties.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about every major and so many groups to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically involved and socially involved students do well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is huge on campus (that may not be unusual but it is a tradition). The Union offers so many activities and the dairy store has some of the best ice cream.

    Bang for the buck

    College is so expensive that it is hard to say that you get the most for your money because of all of the extras you need to buy like books and computers. They do have decent food and they offer so many events free with ID.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many parties on the weekends and there are planned event on campus every week. There is a simple bus commute to the mall and anywhere else you want to go.

    Food and Dining

    Not all of the dining halls are open on weekends and I live in a dorm where they don't serve breakfast or on weekends which is inconvenient when it rains or snows or you have early classes. They are very prompt in the basic cleaning and making sure that food doesn't get contaminated. They also have a ton of options.

    Dorm Life

    It is strange living with someone but is easy to get used to. The floors are friendly and plan fun events.

    Academic Rigor

    The required freshman classes are simple but when you get into math and chemistry people freak out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Listen to your academic advisor when scheduling courses, and don't sign up for any class, be strategic on when you want time between classes, how early you start, and if you want any days off.

    In three sentences

    The campus is gorgeous, especially in the fall when all the leaves turn colors. There is an easy commute to all classes. The dining halls and dorms provide everything that you would need.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. We have panic buttons throughout campus for students to press in the event of an emergency. (Police arrive within 90 seconds of the alert.) In addition, we have campus safe walk, where a police officer walks to students to and from classes upon a students request. This is great for those late night classes.

    Greek Life

    I personally did not join any sororities or fraternities. However, I know of several people who have participated in the rush experience. I would recommend that students join these with caution and strongly consider what type of fraternity/sorority they are joining. Is it academic or social?

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600 clubs and organizations on campus. They are easy to get involved in and are a great way for meeting new people with similar interests. At the beginning of the year, there is an event called Sparticipation where students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from each club and organization on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a great school for students who are able to balance social aspects of college as well as academic. Students should be prepared to work hard both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. Well-rounded, mature, and organized students are best suited for MSU.

    What to do for fun

    There always events and activities going on around campus. Join clubs, organizations, and volunteer. There are some many ways to get involved and when you do this is where you will find friends who are like minded and share similar interests.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent in most dorms. However, Case and Brody have the best food on campus. In most cases, unless you live in Case or Brody you will rarely have the opportunity to eat there (unless you ride the bus) because those dorms could potentially be far away considering the size of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are your typical dorms. They are small yet comfortable. Each dorm comes with a dresser, bathroom, and two extra long twin beds, as well as a desk. The style of your dorm in terms of quiet floor, co-ed, single gendered is up to the students discretion when they apply.

    Academic Rigor

    The program is academically challenging but very manageable. For student who need more attention in the classroom and for those interested in a smaller classes, explore the residential colleges on campus. Lyman Briggs is a residential college for natural science students. James Madison is a residential college for foreign policy and political science.

  • 11/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety seems to be a number one concern here at MSU. campus police are everywhere and always seem to be pulling people over or around patrolling the streets.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a pretty big thing on campus. Its not as overwhelming as many other schools. But if its something that you're interested in MSU has it here for you to meet new friends and get a fresh start.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of different clubs and associations around campus for students to join. Also there are many sporting events and pick up games going on that students can get involved in to have a great time.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school for the money that you have to pay. You will learn a lot and get tons of chances to expand on your knowledge and grow as a person. Definitely a great bang for your buck. But you have to remember to take advantage of the chances at given to you to truly achieve success and a great experience.

    What to do for fun

    First of all meet knew people and get yourself out there. Join a club or a sporting team for backyard football or other events. Go to football games or other school sporting events! They are a great time! Also go out to different parties, great place to meet new people and girls!

    Academic Rigor

    It is a great school that challenges its students and helps prepare them for their future experiences and careers. While it may be tough academically. they have exceptional Professors that will do anything to see their students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your environment by getting involved and meeting knew people. Also keep focused and on top of your studies as there are many distractions that come with a large university, but also make sure to take time and enjoy your experience while attending this great University!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a great learning environment with extremely knowledgeable Professors. Its a wonderful place to expand and build on your knowledge, while making great friends and connections that will last a lifetime.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are a lot of resources that goes from calling for a ride FROM the cops cause you may be drunk and wouldn't hold any charges, to helping with stokers, to an actual emergency. MSU has their own police station and have emergency polls around campus you can go to any time of the day 24/7. if i could go higher on the star rank it would not end!!

    What to do for fun

    Going bowling and taking a bike ride around the trail or both fun and relaxing. You could also go shopping at Grand River with or with out friends it is a really great place to spend time but don't forget about your studies.

    Food and Dining

    Brody and Case are really good.

    Dorm Life

    Amazing! i came alone form Texas but made a lot of friends with in my floor the 2ND day of moving in. Everyone is really friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Really think about what you want to major in so that you can have an easy flow with your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your umbrella and be ready for the most important culture shock you will ever experience.

    In three sentences

    A great place to meet different diversities. Very friendly students. Feels like a really community

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life helps to make such a huge school seem smaller and it really helps you to branch out and meet new people from all over the United States.

    Clubs and Activities

    There really is a club for every single interest you can possibly have.

    What to do for fun

    Just walk on Grand River and you will without a doubt find something to do. You can also join a club or Greek Life.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining isn't bad, it's just not as healthy as I would've hoped. I was looking for more nutritional value.

    Dorm Life

    Choose a roommate wisely, you don't have to be best friends but you do have to be civil. West Circle where I live is not only in my opinion the prettiest dorms on campus but they have a great location.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the classes you take, if you take easily classes there won't be as much rigor but obviously the harder the classes taken, the more rigorous the academics will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest looking into the requirements for your selected major more closely than I did, I don't feel that the advisors steered me in the correct direction with classes I should be taking as a first year student.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University not only has a beautiful campus but I believe it has the tools to help me to achieve my dream and to pursue my major of choice. I believe the faculty here is steering my in the right direction and I am fully on my way to becoming a doctor. I really do think it is worth the out of state tuition because I am getting the education I need.

  • 11/12/2012

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    Greek Life

    love the greek life community

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you live in the dorms it is very easy to find something fun to do with your entire floor, every year I have been here it has always been like having a ton of friends living in the same hallway!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the resources on campus!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Michigan State University. There are so many resources for academic help and so many friendly people. The dorms and food are pretty great too!

  • 11/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Aside from what the media portrays, we actually aren't a booze-crazed school full of psychopaths. This is a campus full of helpful policemen, friendly people, and respectable students.

    Greek Life

    A little overbearing sometimes, but most show positive behavior. Nothing wrong with being eccentric, and they are very active in student life, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    As said previously, there are an unlimited amount of options in this field.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers and those pursuing a career in Natural Resources. The colleges that host these types of majors are, hands down, the best this side of the nation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Statue of Sparty is enigmatic, highly recommend paying a visit to him at least once during your stay.

    Bang for the buck

    Living on campus is expensive, although most other universities are as well. The food plan is also incredibly expensive. It's almost more efficient to stay at an apartment nearby, or a co-operative.

    What to do for fun

    If you like it, there is probably a club for it. Forestry Club, Parkour Club, Anime Club, the list goes on and on. The amount of parties just off campus is staggering as well. You can always find something to do here.

    Food and Dining

    While the food, and variety thereof, is great in most cafeterias, the staff are generally overworked, underpaid, and under-appreciated. It shows in the quality of food and occasionally in cleanliness.

    Dorm Life

    The warm environment and helpful staff make this a very pleasant experience. Anything unsafe is a rarity.

    Academic Rigor

    The pace of work is excellent in most classes here, and many professors and aides have office hours that fit a variety of schedules. The only thing keeping it from 5 stars is that there are always a few of professors that make the material a lot harder to set in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, make friends, and learn from your mistakes. As long as you do these things, you'll be alright.

    In three sentences

    This university has a very open and warm environment, with plenty of social opportunities, such as student organizations and volunteer groups. The academic works of the professors and students here is remarkable, and something to be proud of. Experiencing life as a Spartan is an absolutely wonderful thing.

  • 11/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU has increased their security methods due to the incidents like Virgina Tech so that the safety of the students comes first. This does at times feel tedious to deal with it is nice to know that you are safe within your dorm or near an emergency phone line.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anything, ranging from honors programs to coffee.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock is in the middle of campus and is a huge rock that many student organizations will paint and host events around and has become the place to hold events.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, bowling, football games, sport games in general, canoeing, clubs/student organizations and much more, just get involved and find out what MSU has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    Food is unlimited for those living in the dorms which can allow for rapid weight gain as with my experience, although they do provide fresh salad ingredients which I believe is the best part of the deal.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great for convenience, but I found that I enjoyed my space and the ability to cook my own food and have convenient control of my nutritional intake.

    Academic Rigor

    Credits do not necessarily equate equally with the difficulty of a class. Although, starting classes are generally easier and capstones will push your limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away, join intramural sports, clubs, student organizations and get involved in the community. The experience gained through these activities will be invaluable and will help later on when looking for a job.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State offers opportunities in almost any field or interest as long as you make the effort to network and get to know the rich environment that MSU has to offer. Making the efforts makes MSU an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 or so clubs. I'm a part of Ing magazine, SPJ and SpartanEdge.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before the MSU vs UofM game students protect the Sparty statue over night. The tennis courts are party central during game days. If you hear someone say go green no matter what you say go white.

    What to do for fun

    Burgerama and Burgerbash on Thursdays, Cedar Village on the weekends, The Riv!, Half off Harper's on Wednesdays

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to manage your time from the get go. If you're going to go out a lot do your homework before hand, if not in advanced. Make friends with your classmates. It really helps. Start reading material before classes start.

    In three sentences

    Even though it's a large university the teachers are great about making those personal connections you get at smaller schools. The teachers are experts in their field and give you a lot of opportunities to make connections. Be ready to do some work because they will require good work.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Study, meet people, workout, play.

    Food and Dining

    From working in the cafeteria I can say that MSU's food is fantastic with over a dozen options across campus and home to the nation's largest non-military mess hall, its a great place to hang out, meet new people, and enjoy really tasty food.

    Dorm Life

    Personally I love dorm life. Come and go as you please, no curfew, and respectful neighbors. There are a lot of options and its always nice when class is only a 20 minute walk away

    Academic Rigor

    When attending MSU you are attending a top 100 university in the world. With several areas of study ranking in the top 10. For instance our packing school is rated number one in the world. So it is a competitive atmosphere that pushes everyone towards being better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and study smart. Higher education means that you will need to regurgitate a lot of information in order to receive merit. Get involved in the community, and meet new people. This is college, enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a fantastic institution of higher education. The student body is electric and diverse, and meeting new people is always easy. I recommend this university to every student I teach in grade school.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    East Lansing has so many things you can do for fun. Not only does the university have a great varsity sports tradition it also has numerous opportunities for anyone to get involved in im leagues for a number of different sports. In addition to that movies, guest speakers/comedians, musicians,etc come and perform on campus almost on a weekly basis. In the Union you can always bowl or play pool. Lastly, you can always go out and experience the night-life on Grand River Ave. There are numerous bars/clubs there and there is always a party atmosphere all over campus for the majority of the latter part of the week.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is generally pretty good. The university tends to renovate one of the cafeterias every year or so. The cafeterias are always fairly clean and nice to sit down and actually enjoy your meal in.

    Dorm Life

    This is my second year in the dorms and I absolutely love them. The university is always trying to make the dorms more comfortable and accommodating to the students. Being in the dorms allow you to meet a huge number of new people and helps to keep you connected with all of the events going on around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently a Sophomore at MSU and I have noticed that my coursework has become much more difficult from Freshman year. It all depends on your major as well. I'm a science major so I tend to take harder classes than say an art major would take but regardless the general classes every student must take are fairly easy with the exceptions of some tough papers or projects. Science wise many of the general classes such as Chemistry are very challenging and the science classes do not get any easier from Freshman year on. Overall the university focuses and invests in its students' education and provides quality education as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be intimidated by the size of campus or the amount of people you will see. MSU has about 48,000 undergraduates and has one of the largest campuses in the country. Keep an open mind and get involved. In addition to getting involved go out meet new people and just have fun but don't forget about your studies either.

    In three sentences

    An awesome place to attend. Great people, classes, sports, and many things to do. The university also has a fantastic campus and is fun to walk around it and explore it.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    seems legit.

    Greek Life

    im not sure im not into it but im sure its cool man.

    Clubs and Activities

    the band is amazing !!!

    Great for these types of students

    urban. hip. open.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they sing in front of the statue its awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    may be the school you need if you need a job after college.

    What to do for fun

    the state is amazing so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    the food is better than what i get at home.

    Dorm Life

    super chill and is based on study and social.

    Academic Rigor

    bio classes and chem right for me.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply soon. and work on your essays.

    In three sentences

    this school is to me is so much more than just a school. its a steping stone for the rest of my life. I've been wanting to attend this school since i was 12.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    The campus IS home for me. Being at MSU and merely observing the campus life reminds me that I am making the right choice. Cannot wait to apply and become a Spartan!

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are millions (not literally) of clubs and activities to get involved in; its really up to the person.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things that are available to students. The campus may look like its own little town but it is actually really close to malls, restaurants and bars.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to MSU thinking its just a party school although there are parties, academics are really important.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has one of the most beautiful campuses I have ever seen. All the professors who I have encountered thus far really show concern and care about the students. The school is like a big family everyone really looks out for one another.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do, especially since we are right outside the capital of the state. We can visit the capital building, go to the planetarium, play laser tag, go to the mall, bowl, go to sporting events. There are so many things to do, that's why I love it. I call it a baby big apple.

    Food and Dining

    Brody Neighborhood food is one of the best in the country. They have so many options. There are about 20 different dining halls on campus

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. It was just built over the summer so it's really new and nice

    Academic Rigor

    While the classes can be hard, I know they will pay off. I like all of my classes this semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school because it will pay off. Try to take as many college level classes as you can.

    In three sentences

    Coming to Michigan State is one of the best decisions I've ever made. While the out of state tuition is a lot of money, being here makes it a little easier to cope with. Campus is the best.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. The campus police are always looking out for students and student safety. There are emergency buttons located all around campus. The dorms are locked after midnight and you need a student ID to get in.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities to choose from. Most are nice and welcoming. I have had a couple rude encounters with some. But they are definitely worth looking into. They are a great way to increase your social network.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of clubs and organizations to join. There are sporting events to attend every weekend and IM sports to join and play in. There are also different university sponsored events and movies throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    The dining plan can seem somewhat expensive, but the food is great and there is a lot of variety to choose from. There are plenty of cafeterias on campus that are open early till late. There is also plenty of restaurants within walking distance of campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms can be a little small, but they are also a great place to meet new people and become involved in the community.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors want you to learn the material and succeed. Sometimes the workload can be overwhelming, but the knowledge and lessons you gain from the hard work pay off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in whatever interests you. Don't be afraid to try new things and meet new people. The friends you make here will become friends for life.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a welcoming and friendly university. It is full of opportunity and new experiences. The faculty, facilities, and food are all wonderful.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Party, intramural sports, and other events MSU offers on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Caf food is too good.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved everyone on my floor and we are all still pretty close.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know you want to go to a big school because it may be a little overwhelming if not. To make your college experience one to remember you have to get involved and take interest in your own education.

    In three sentences

    A great university with many opportunities for students to excel. A variety of classes are available for each and every interest as well as clubs and other organizations. Also as this school is so large you have so many chances to meet a new person everyday.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. The have phones all over campus that you can use if you feel you have a problem. You can also call and get a ride back to your dorm if you need one.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you have an interest, I can almost bet that you will find a club on campus that involves your hobby! I was overwhelmed by the number of clubs and had to limit what I wanted to do so that I had time for class!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you come to campus, you must take a picture at the Sparty statue!

    What to do for fun

    East Lansing is a great town! If you are bored, it's because you have locked yourself in your dorm! There is SO much to do on campus and around town.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has some of the best cafeterias! If you don't want to eat in the dorms, you have options to buy food at Spartys cafes or local restaurants using your Spartan Cash.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. I got very lucky because I love all 3 of my roommates! It's an adjustment for sure, but it's all part of the college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel very challenged with my classes. The classes are what you put into them. You need to WANT to learn and to push yourself to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in MSU, keep your GPA up and apply early! MSU had over 30K applications and accepted only 8K for the fall of 2012.

    In three sentences

    I am very happy with my choice to attend Michigan State University. I absolutely love my animal science classes and the ability to take classes related to my major during my freshman year.

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is endless sporting events from the actual MSU sporting teams, to club sports, to intramural sports. There are tons of parties on campus, at the bars, at the frats, and at the local houses/apartments. If these are not your cup of tea, there is a library, there is at least 300 clubs ranging from religious affiliation to major affiliation to random hobbies or interests (examples: Disney appreciation club, Underwater hockey, Breakdancing club). There are a lot of clubs that are made to help other people too such as ASMSU or Green Peace. There's movies that play on campus, there's random craft events (tie-dye, make flower pots, make wall decals). I think there is stuff for everyone as long as you look for it.

    Food and Dining

    I personally enjoy the convenience of the food and it is pretty good to me. I think food is a personal matter, but it's average. There's plenty of food on campus with all the dining halls and Sparty's, but they range in their quality.

    Dorm Life

    There are pros and cons about dorm life. Pros: easy to meet people, close to classes, dining plan (especially Sparty's!), student activities are close by, you don't have to worry about rent each month or water or heat, and campus resources are always near. Cons: It's pricy, some cafeterias aren't the best, CURFEW, having a roommate (depends), noisy (especially near grand river and pretty much any night), FIRE DRILLS (they are every month and the most annoying thing ever, especially during winter), and you have to worry about being too loud. Overall I've enjoyed my time in the dorms, but eventually people typically get sick of it and want to move elsewhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State has challenging classes that are interesting and not hard to pass if you attend class and talk to your professor when you don't get something. Some classes are a lot harder than others. There's ones where there's no attendance and all the power-points online, then there's others where you can't miss more than two classes and you have to take notes in class. They really range, but you definitely take away something from each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to people in your hall if you live on campus, it's really exciting to make friends in the dorm instead of waiting half-way through the year before you know any of their names. For transportation be prepared for crazy bikers, lots of pedestrians, and packed buses (typically during winter time).

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a large campus with many people from all over, but the classes and communities really connect you with people related to your major or with similar interests. The opportunities (from study-abroad to seeing a movie before it even premieres in theaters) that are there for you are endless and easy to take advantage of if you make initiative and have drive. The quality of amazing professors that enjoy teaching and learning from their students are there, but be wary of crazy professors that really don't care about you.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe walking on MSU campus alone or together at night. Every 20 feet there are emergency telephones that are lit where if you ever feel unsafe to call the police. Also there is always msu police patrolling. Also to get into the living floors of the dorm you need to have a id saying that you live there to buzz you in. I always felt safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is awesome! I am a member of a sorority on campus and it was another great decision I ever made. Not only have I met my life long best friends, I have met so many people within the greek community and have been given so many opportunities within the community itself. It is not all just about partying. Yes I have met a lot more people socially but my grades have excelled with support from all my friends and the Greeklife GPA is higher than the non-greek life gpa.

    Clubs and Activities

    I am apart of various clubs on activities. There are more than 100 to join it is crazy! Clubs for anything you can think of from armenian club to squirrel hunting club. MSU is the place!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, wanting to explore, want a challenging academic atmosphere but still wanting to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take a picture with original stone sparty and sparty mascot! Take a tour of belmont tower! Take a dip in red cedar river! Eat in every cafe! Break into the stadium at night to dance at the 50 yard line! Watch the wells hall preacher! Make friends with the cata bus driver! Find the morgue at fee hall! Go to a MSU football and basketball game! Participate in annual cedar fest!

    Bang for the buck

    Grandriver! Great restaurants to eat at, great shopping and nightlife. Not to expensive and a great time! Also apartments are a great deal that are brand new, amazing and come with so much such as a gym, tanning,pool, winter activities, etc.

    What to do for fun

    A LOT! MSU is a party every weekend. If its from partying on your dorm floor, to a rager at the historical cedar village to going out on grandriver to the bars or even taking the night trolley to downtown lansing! But thats not it, there is more too MSU than just their night life, during the day is always fun to playing sports at munn field, to lounging at brody beach.

    Food and Dining

    All the cafs are delicious, and majority of them are renovated. Brody hall and case hall are brand new and delicious with so many options.

    Dorm Life

    Live in the dorm! Get involved on your floor, meet everyone! Living in the dorms was such a life changer for me and loved every minute of it. It is such a fun experience that everyone should experience once in their life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging yet fun! There are an array of classes to choose from and honor courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Getting involved freshmen year will only enhance your college experience. College is so different than high school, step outside your box and go for it!

    In three sentences

    MSU is challenging in academics yet rewarding with the life long friends I have made along the way. I am getting the best education I could receive,learning life lessons along the way that I can apply within the classroom and out. Deciding to come to MSU was the best decision I have ever made and know my future will benefit from it.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never had an issue.

    Greek Life

    Awesome!

    Clubs and Activities

    Pre-dental club and Pre-professional club.

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for diversity

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life has it's own individual traditions.

    What to do for fun

    Loved hanging out with friends. Delta Chi. Working out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships. They can really help you out!

    In three sentences

    Great university. Absolutely loved living on campus. Faculty was always extremely helpful.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities available- there's a club for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone will find their place on MSU's campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Scream- During finals week, there is a 24-hour quiet time rule where you must be quiet. Every night at Midnight you are allowed to break this rule, however, and scream and shout to release your pent up energy and stress. It's a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    Get out and get active. Join clubs and student organizations. Do community service. Hang out with friends. Simply put, experience life!

    Food and Dining

    Brody Square has so many dinning options- it's absolutely delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I am friends with everyone on my floor. We all get along really well and they're like my second family. I cannot imagine MSU without them!

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors College at MSU. I work harder on my schoolwork in college than I did in high school, but the transition was not that bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard throughout High School, get involved in extra-curricular activities, make the most of your time, and explore your college options- go visit!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love Michigan State University! I cannot imagine attending any other university- East Lansing is my new home. I will be a Spartan for life.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are an abundance of clubs and activities on campus for any major. They are very easy to get involved in. By talking to your peers, students older than you, an advisor, or fairs where they display their club and activity, it is easy to see what you would be interested in. I joined a Professional Business Fraternity (co-ed) and it has not only provided me with networking and business opportunities, but I've established life long friendships with the other members. Besides clubs to build your resume, there are other chances to get involved as well.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a great school if you're looking for a once-in-a-lifetime college experience. I think it is best for students that really want to meet new people and grow.

    What to do for fun

    When you hear people talk about their unreal college experiences, I can't help but think I am lucky enough to have one of those at MSU. There are so many opportunities to have fun on this campus. MSU is part of the Big Ten, so any type of game day is a chance for all the students to get together and support the Green & White. If you're a basketball fan, the Izzone is one of the best places you'll ever be. If you're over 21, there are all different types of bars scattered across Grand River Avenue, and if you're under 21, there are other bars available as well. A lot of people also join different extracurriculars for fun. Different organizations provide lots of events to attend and be a part of.

    Food and Dining

    MSU is in the process of building/ renovating many of their dining halls on campus. In 2010-2011, they built Brody Cafeteria, which is the largest non-military cafeteria in the world. There are always so many selections, such as, sushi, homestyle cooking, a deli, a dessert bar, a salad bar, stir fry, etc. After building that cafeteria and seeing the success rate, they began remodeling other cafeterias (at least one in each neighborhood) like that as well. The head chef of MSU Culinary Services is constantly striving to be better, despite the rising reviews every year.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved my decision to live in the dorm my freshman year at MSU. Almost all of the girls that I live with now are from my floor freshman year. Dorm life gives you a chance to recognize more people in your classes, relate to people going through the same challenges as you are as a freshman, and you're constantly surrounded by people, so it's almost impossible to get home sick! After college, you're never going to have your friends right down the hall from you again, so enjoy the constant chaos while you can!

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State is known for many things; THE School of Hospitality Business, Education, Agriculture, etc. Although it's not Harvard, it is definitely an academically challenging school. No matter how prepared you think you are coming from high school into college, make sure and apply yourself 100%, because school is a lot more challenging. There are tons of opportunities to get extra help if you need it, many professor/ class ratings online, and other resources to help your academic career at MSU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If I were a student considering Michigan State University, I would take into account several things that I didn't know to look for when I was a potential incoming freshman. The campus is HUGE; that also means your class size is going to be large. Make sure and take class and lecture size into consideration, and how you ultimately learn best. Another tip is to live in the dorm if you are a freshman or a transfer student. Almost all of the friends that I have now (3 years later) are from (or connected to) the people I lived with in the dorm my freshman year. You will never have a better location or opportunity to meet people.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the largest campuses in the nation. It's size brings so many opportunities for meeting new people, finding what you're passionate about, and becoming successful in that area. The campus is in the heart of East Lansing, Michigan. Over my three years, I have loved visiting other colleges, but at the end of the day, I am glad to be a Spartan.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No place is perfect, but MSU is a very safe school. There are many safety procedures implemented to help maintain the safety and security of the students. Our bus system runs until 2 am and after that we have a bus service that will come wherever you are on campus and take you where you need to go. We even have a group that you can call on campus that will send someone to walk you home if you study late and have to cross campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at MSU is very active. While I am not a member of a Greek organization, I have been to some events and have seen the work these many groups have done on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every club/sport imaginable is at State. From football, to dance; and from squirrel watching to quidditch. A lot of our groups are student run. So if a club doesn't exist, you can start one with a group of friends.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for everyone. There is a place for every one at Michigan State. (except Wolverine fans)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MSU is full of traditions. From the dairy store (who's icecream is made on campus from MSU cows) to the Rock where people write messages dealing with everything from proposals to student groups. One of my favorite traditions is the midnight scream during finals week. At midnight, everyone on campus screams their lungs out to relieve some of the stress that comes with finals. it makes the campus echo with screams!

    Bang for the buck

    There's a lot of bang for this buck. MSU is a Big Ten school and comes with Big Ten costs. Plan ahead. Its not as expensive as other schools, but for me MSU is no where near affordable.

    What to do for fun

    I joined Quidditch team, Japan club, Anime club, and a host of MSU based programs. I also like to go out, and hang with friends around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The campus dining at MSU is some of the best. We have chefs that make our food daily and there is always some where to eat. Each dorm serves different food so if you have a taste for something that's not in your cafeteria, you have to travel to get to it.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorm for all 5 years and I enjoyed it. Staying on campus makes it easier to maintain a class schedule and you don't have to worry too much about safety. On top of that, the dorms have a full maintenance staff that are ready and willing to help you have the best living experience. I gave this 4 stars because no matter how nice the dorms are, you'll still have some rude neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    College is hard. Michigan State is one of the top schools in the country and its academic prowess reflects that. Even if a student were to pick the most non-challenging major available, they would still be facing a academic difficulties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always keep in touch with your adviser. MSU is a big school and if you want to succeed you must make sure that you are on the track to graduation. A good relationship with your adviser will keep you up to date with all of your graduation requirements.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a greats university that creates well rounded students. The majority of the teaching and management staff that I have met have been both encouraging and inspiring. If I had to do college again, I would still choose Michigan State.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We do have a place on campus called the 'Rape Trail', but few to no rapes happen there. None while I've been attending the school. Besides, all campus walkways have emergency buttons that can be pressed and will call for the police to assist you immediately.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the greek life, but from what I do know they're pretty respectable people. They don't act trashy like is portrayed in the college movies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to do here on campus. The Spartan Remix, MRULE, Black Caucus, PRISM, there's just about a group or activity for everything, everyday!

    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is great for all types of students. There's literally a place for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual tradition at Michigan State for me was the Midnight Scream during exam week. Everyone on campus opens their windows and lets out a scream as loud as they can! It's crazy! It was so fun, I love how the entire campus came together for that.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live on campus or even if you don't, and don't live in Brody Complex you MUST eat at the Brody Cafe. It has EVERYTHING on campus. Well worth the $8.99 to eat there, all you can eat!

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot of clubs and organizations around campus that hold events that are always fun to attend. If that's not your scene, there's always the night life on Grand River Ave. There's always a party every night of the week!

    Food and Dining

    I love the food here at State. When I went to college, I thought it was going to be horrible, like high school. But there are so many options here it's crazy! From stir fry to hamburgers, the cafes literally have it all. They even have sushi! Yum!

    Dorm Life

    I love the dorm life! Michigan State dorms hold so many fun events. I'm a resident of Wonders Hall in South Complex and we hold events all the time. A couple weeks ago, we hosted a Harry Potter night. We made wands, pets, took pictures, and had a raffle. Tons of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging, as any college course, but not ridiculously so. However, if you struggle with a concept there are help centers all around campus for writing, math, etc;

    Tips for prospective students

    Give involved! There are so many wonderful things to take advantage of here at Michigan State. You don't have to look very far to find a group/organization, whether it be ethnicity or quiddatch, Michigan State has a group that will fit you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a beautiful campus filled with inviting people. There are wonderful study abroad opportunities. The professors are so helpful.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe 100% of the time here. Take precautions though. Do not feel invincible but do not worry all the time. Do not travel alone at night, do not do anything you would not do at home; (i.e not locking your door)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to Sparticipation and Spartan Remix during Welcome Week! They are great ways to meet new people and see what MSU has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    I have movie nights with friends, go eat at a local restaurant, go shop at the malls, visit other friends and stay in their dorms, go to the movie theater. There is plenty to do in East Lansing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually delicious! It almost tastes like back home. It is the closest thing to a home cooked meal and there is such variety!

    Dorm Life

    I love staying in the dorms. Friendly environment, plenty of resources available to students who stay on campus compared to those who do not. It is cheaper to stay in the dorms and you have people close to you that you can relate to. If you like the dorm that you stay in, you can reserve it every year.

    Academic Rigor

    Make weekdays strictly for studies. There is very little room for error because there is always someone that will surpass you after one small error. Stay focused and keep your eye on the prize. Work hard now so there will be more time for fun and less hard work in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    It will get difficult to stay focused at such a big university that seems like it is all about fun. Put away some time to have fun and engage in a social life, but put more time and effort in getting the best grades possible.

    In three sentences

    Words cannot express how great I feel about attending Michigan State University. I feel no remorse on choosing to come here. Very friendly with a sense of competitiveness with a lot of school spirit! Go Green!

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Other Universities: Student or cheap security force. MSU: Fully loaded, trained, armed actual police force. Yes Michigan State has their own jurisdiction because that jurisdiction is in the city of East Lansing, in Ingham counties, in the State of Michigan. You have the potential security of four police forces. If that isn't secure you also have several student groups dedicated to escorting and patrolling the streets and sidewalks of MSU. Not to mention the emergency blue lights peppered around campus that if pressed an officer will arrive in under one minute. MSU is one of the largest campuses on earth. It is also one of the safest.

    Greek Life

    See clubs and activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    This little box couldn't list them all if I hacked the code to do it. http://studentlife.msu.edu/student-organizations-activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock, finals week midnight screams (frustration over finals), humans vs. zombies, the union, MSU dairy store (best ice cream ever), spring party, fall intro to student groups. The list goes on.

    Bang for the buck

    Courses are bar none, dorm halls and staff are high quality, food is superb, connections are massive, friends invaluable.

    What to do for fun

    It's Michigan State, parties happen on a Wednesday night. On campus events occur constantly. It is a ideal location for big concerts and performers because of its size. For example you can see a big name comedian live at MSU for $Free-$15 bucks. You can see him at a big theater for $30 minimum.

    Food and Dining

    Three words: Anytime variety and quality. Different kinds of food, always delicious, at anytime during the day (as in 7AM to midnight)

    Dorm Life

    I lived in them for four years. They have dorms that accommodate for all needs.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be both fun and challenging. Each professor has their own quirks and expectations. Learn them and impress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enroll in courses early, always make friends wit professors and TAs, never miss class guaranteed pass.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University excels in many fields. It is both fun and challenging. Classes are bar none.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is incredibly safe. We have green lights all over and if you hit the button on one a police officer can be there in ten seconds or less!

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved, but I have heard good things.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone here!

    Great for these types of students

    Smart and Fun students who are looking for a good time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a statue of Sparty by Dem Hall, during Michigan week we protect him from UofM students who want to vandalize him.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is an amazing experience, I urge you to come here.

    What to do for fun

    You can go bowling at the Union, see a movie at Wells, go to one of the planned UAB events, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    Some of the cafeterias are awesome, like Brody, South Point, and the Gallery.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. Every floor has an RA and I have only had amazing experiences. The RA is responsible for planning floor activities, and a floor can really bond.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging and definitely make me think.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't sign up for 8 am classes. You will just end up skipping them so you may as well save your money and wait until it is offered at a later time.

    In three sentences

    I love Michigan State! I have made so many new friends here and really love that you can make a large campus small. The classes are amazing as well and very interesting.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Large cafe with many options to choose from

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean, decent sized, and safe

    Academic Rigor

    Challenges you and offers new way of thinking.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is very diverse school. It has a large range of majors to choose from. Also, Michigan State has clubs and organizations for everyone!

  • 02/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well during finals weeks everyone is going crazy studying, so on midnight every day of the week, everyone opens their windows and screams to let their frustration and stress out. It's called the midnight scream and it sounds sort of eerie cos literally thousands of people are screaming out of their windows.

    What to do for fun

    There are football games and basketball games, pretty much all the sporting events. Parties obviously. And you can go and hang out on Grand River, there are a lot of cool places there.

    Food and Dining

    I only rate it 3 stars because I like to eat healthy and it is sort of hard to eat healthy here at State. They have salads but besides that there is not too much variety.

    Dorm Life

    If you talk to your roommate and suite mates about cleaning and stuff, you should have no problems.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it depends on the major of course but if you want to do well here (like above a 3.00/4.00) you're going to have to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study fast! Especially if you end up taking the entry level chemistry courses. And buy football tickets. It is so much fun.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has something for everyone! Socially it's great and big and you'll have lots of fun. Academically it's sort of hard but as long as you work you won't have trouble.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a lot of main street lights, and all the dorms have locks especially after midnight. While living in the dorms I never felt unsafe. Of course, you can't be senseless and always leave your door unlocked or you're just asking for someone to rob you.

    Greek Life

    I have never personally been involved in the Greek Life, but I definitely know it's a big deal. It's very present in every-day campus life. If you want to join one it should be pretty easy!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is probably a club for every single thing you could imagine, plus more.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! Unless you truly hate large campuses, and a little bit of walking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a rock that has pretty much documented everything involving the culture and student body since it's placement in the heart of campus. It's very special to all of us.

    Bang for the buck

    Since this is a Big 10 school, we all know what a lot of our money goes to. However, the sports brings in a lot of money as well. I think MSU is a little pricey, but it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun here! There is always a sporting event going on, or concerts at numerous locations on campus. If you're over 21, there is a very lively night scene along Grand River. There are also a lot of student activities available almost every single day.

    Food and Dining

    Always a lot of variety. The cafeterias do the best they can at supplying lots of options for people with special eating needs.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful! You get to meet so many people, have easy access to cafeterias strategically placed throughout campus, and be really close to all your classes. For my first two years I sometimes just woke up, and walked down the hallway to some of my classes! Dorm life is incredibly convenient and I recommend it highly!

    Academic Rigor

    It truly depends on your major. But in every type of class I have had to take, the expectations have been really high. But no matter what, you will have to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your general education classes FIRST! It isn't much fun taking those classes your senior year with all Freshman.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is wonderful in the aspect that you get to attend a big ten school, and have all the perks of a private university. It's in a great location, being only an hour and a half from each coast of Michigan.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It seems pretty safe, but I have my pepper spray just in case. I wouldn't walk alone late at night, especially through less traveled areas of campus.

    Greek Life

    I'm not involved, but from what I can tell it's pretty much just a way to get invited to parties here...

    Clubs and Activities

    As I said before, if you want to do something MSU probably has it available somewhere.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're willing to put in the work and stay out of trouble then this college could be good for you. This place has a cyclotron, which some of you might also find a bit enticing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every night during finals week there's something called the Midnight Scream, where all the people who have been cramming for exams until midnight open up their windows and scream at the top of their lungs into the night air. It's entertaining to listen to.

    Bang for the buck

    It's comparable to other state colleges, but I still wish it was less expensive...

    What to do for fun

    As long as its legal you'll probably be able to find a group on campus that can fit your interests. They have everything from intramural sports to dance teams to drama clubs to squirrel watching clubs to Quiddich...Yes, I said Quiddich...

    Food and Dining

    The food at MSU is very good. My only complaint is that the same menu rotates through every month or so, so if you get most of your food from one dining hall you risk losing variety. However if you're up for a walk there are tons of places to eat on campus, each with a unique menu.

    Dorm Life

    At least in the dorm I'm in, the other students are nice and studious. You can request to be assigned to a floor with quiet hours which, when people actually follow them, lets you have hours of peaceful study and sleep time.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU has very challenging programs, especially in the sciences. The professors and TA's are always willing to help a student that is obviously trying to understand the material. Keep up with your assignments, and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give yourself at least ten to twenty minutes to get between classes. It's a big campus, and, for example, walking from Snyder to the Communications building can take fifteen minutes on a good day.

    In three sentences

    MSU is the perfect school for someone who wants a high-quality education without their head exploding from their workload. The campus is beautiful, if a bit cold in the winter, and gorgeous in the fall and spring. There's an opportunity for everyone at MSU, if you know where to look.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe!! your Id gives you access to your building only, so no one who doesn't live in your residence hall has access to your building! Also, campus police do patrols around campus daily!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a club for everything. Any passion you might have, it most likely has a club here!

    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, there is a place for everyone here at MSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Your club, floor, organization, team, etc. can paint The Rock. If you do, someone from your group has to be there at all times, because if there is no one there, someone can come and paint over what you did! Midnight Scream! Every night at midnight during finals week the whole campus screams for a minute at midnight!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do, you can go see movies on campus for free. you can also go to sporting events or join clubs! Always tons of stuff to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Brody and Sny-Phi are definitely the best dining halls, and also usually the busiest, as Brody is open to the public. Still, both are amazing!

    Dorm Life

    Definitely easier for commuting to your classes, and that is another way to make new friends. If also makes it easier to find a group of people to study with. Every hall is different though. Some halls have all male or female floors, honors floors, quiet floors, and many other types. Sometimes you only have one roommate, other times you have three, but it all depends on where you live. Have your door open sometimes, that way people can stop in and say hi! Pretty relaxed for the most part though, again depending on where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are difficult and definitely challenge you, but if you are struggling in theses courses, go to tutoring sessions, or even contact your professor or your teaching assistant, because they are willing to help if you contact them! Also tons of academic help available on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take some AP or honors courses in high school, because they really do prepare you for college course work. Get involved, because that is definitely one of the easiest ways to make new friends and do tons of fun things! Start getting into good habits with sleep and time management, because you definitely need both of those things! Also, if you are a procrastinator, work on that because if you procrastinate here it will stress you out.

    In three sentences

    I love it here! The campus is beautiful and the people are friendly. Amazing opportunities all the time, and tons of events.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones located all around campus in the event of an emergency and the campus itself has its own police force. Also at night campus is lit and usually well populated so no one has to walk down a dark sidewalk. You pretty much feel safe anywhere.

    Clubs and Activities

    MSU offers so many clubs and activities and if there is not one you can find, you can start your own. MSU really has endless possibilities.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is really a great place for any student. Anyone from a foreign student from China to a kid from a small town, MSU really has a place for everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU in terms of cost for in-state students is about on par with smaller universities like CMU, WMU, or GVSU, and how MSU looks to employers in the job market is great. Also there are many MSU alumni who are looking to hire only MSU graduates so you really can't afford not to come here.

    What to do for fun

    Join an organization, an IM sports team, hang out with your friends, take a stroll down Grand River. There's so much to do here!

    Food and Dining

    The food at MSU is really good. There are several places around campus that you can eat at and so many choices. The Brody cafe is amazing with almost any type of food you can think of.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually not that bad as all one would think. I lived in a dorm for only one year and became with the majority of my floor and many of us all moved into the same apartment complex this year. It is a great way to meet people and you can't beat being on campus and trying to get to class in 5 minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU is no cake walk. You have to go to class and do the readings to pass. Many professors will work with you and help you along the way, but you actually have to put forward the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities around campus. It is a great way to meet new people and net-work. Go to sporting events; the Spartan Pride on campus is beyond phenomenal. Do not get overwhelmed by the size of the campus or class size.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is one of the largest universities, but in that it offers everything one could dream about in a college; if there's not something you want you can make it. MSU also provides several opportunities for students to study abroad and for internships that most small colleges can not dream of offering. All in all, you can't afford not to go to MSU!

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On campus activities promoted by the campus, see a show at the Wharton center, visit a bar with small bands playing, or go to a sporting event.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of dining halls available along with combo exchanges during the week so food is always within reach on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Residential assistants are hit or miss, but the residential hall association does provide great activities and keeps the buildings adequetly maintained.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the science and math classes are challenging. Other disciplines mostly use group work and paper writing which makes for moderately challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find an organization or make a connection with your major's advisor that will help you to find further opportunties to stand out for your career, grad school, or medical school.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a large campus with diverse opportunities. Michigan State is helpful in making connections to advance your career. Michigan State works with students' interests.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police on campus, as well as a small fire station, and there are emergency call stations all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty big on campus. I'm not a part of it, but all of my friends who are love it, and there are tons of houses. MSU has both social and professional fraternities and sororities as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are interested in literally anything...and I do mean anything, there's a club at MSU for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for a big school, but who still want personal attention. MSU is huge, the larges campus in the US, so there are kids from everywhere here. Classes can be big, but professors are great at getting to know you if you approach them. It's also great for students who want to study abroad. MSU has an amazing study abroad department to all 7 continents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At midnight every night of finals week, everyone screams out their windows. We also have Sparty Watch, where people guard the Sparty statue 24 hours a day during the week we play Michigan. There's also amazing gardens on campus to walk through. We also have our own dairy store with the best ice cream ever, including a flavor for each school in the Big Ten.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is expensive, but you get experts in their field teaching your classes, along with everything else I've just mentioned, you really get a lot for the money

    What to do for fun

    MSU has great sports programs, football games are so crazy and fun! They also convert a few classrooms to movie theaters on the weekends for free, there's ice skating at Munn, several gardens and natural areas and the museum. Around town, there's shopping, great bars, a lake, and a state park all relatively close

    Food and Dining

    MSU has a dining hall in almost every dorm, and people come from all throughout the surrounding cities to eat at Brody Cafeteria because it's seriously amazing; it has made-to-order pasta, Mexican, sushi, and a ton of other stations and options.

    Dorm Life

    With all the renovations, the dorms are actually really amazing. There are dorms all over campus with a lot of different styles, so there's one to fit everybody.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU is definitely tough, but not undo-able. There are so many programs to pick from, you'll find the right one. The staff is really knowledgeable, so they challenge their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely take some classes outside your comfort zone, that's how I found my major. And get football tickets at least once, even if you don't like sports. It's just something everyone should experience!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an amazing university that has given me so many opportunities to chase my dreams. While it is expensive, I was able to find my passion for archaeology and work with some of the best in the field. MSU also has a gorgeous campus and a great social scene.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    State offer so many things for its students to do for fun. The real issue will be figuring out which things to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    Food at Michigan State is amazing. With so many amazing food opportunities, it is often hard to make a decision.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Michigan State, I've never experienced.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is tough at times. However, if you as a student are doing what is expected of you, it will be no problem. This means studying for at least twenty hours a week, depending on the number of credits you are taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your studies. Michigan State is a big school and there is a lot of things to get involved in. Be a good, studious student. Realize that you only have four years to really leave State with a sense of true, academic accomplishment.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a wonderful educational institute. Its professors offer the most ideal learning environment, and there are countless helpful resources on campus. All around it is an excellent college.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Grant it the campus has at least 47,000 students that might make a parent cringe, MSU campus is very safe. Around campus there are emergency light phones for students just in case something happens (which we don't wish for) but over-all it makes the parents feel at ease.

    What to do for fun

    MSU is a college town. If your not on grandriver getting something to eat or doing a little bit of shopping from the cute stores they have then your catching a movie on campus with a group of friends at Well's Hall. There is something always going on during the weekend. The games are HUGE whether it be basketball or football.

    Food and Dining

    Supposedly MSU has one of the best dining halls at a university. Which I could believe is true because I always see families eating at the Brody cafeteria WHICH happens to be the biggest dinning hall in the nation. Your able to eat what you want whenever you want! A lot of my friends who have moved off campus actually miss having the meal plan and being able to eat whenever they like, I suggest staying on campus for at least 2 years.

    Dorm Life

    Over-all my experience living on campus has been great! Being a freshmen it may seem a bit odd sharing a bathroom or even a community bathroom at that but you will get adjusted to it. Your able to meet new people and begin new friendships that you may have forever. Its good to live on campus for one year to get that experience under your belt.

    Academic Rigor

    Being a out of state student I can say it's worth taking out some of my loans. I always like to think MSU is a ivy league because the professors are top notch. You will learn a great deal of information whether it be for a Global Change class or abnormal psychology. Studying is VERY IMPORTANT! Studying the night before will do you no justice, always stay on top of your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being a senior and a complete book worm I have really learned a lot through my journey of college. ALWAYS STUDY! Even if it's just for 30 minutes, prioritize and manage your time! It sounds easy but can definitely be tricky. And always have a good relationship with your ad-visors, there job is to help you and open many doors for you filled with opportunities.

    In three sentences

    Who wouldn't want to attend a big ten school? MSU has everything you can think of and provide so many resources for students as far as helping you figure out what you want to do.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is okay. The old dining halls aren't the best, but the new dining halls have good food with lots of options.

    Dorm Life

    The roommate I got paired with for my freshman year was not exactly the best, but it taught me a lot about how to live with people. The dorms, however, are great. The buildings are gorgeous, they have a decent amount of room, and have good furniture.

    Academic Rigor

    I think this depends on how many credits you're taking, what your major is, and what classes you're taking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use a planner. It will be your best friend and help you with so much. Also, don't over schedule yourself. I found that out the hard way.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a beautiful campus filled with friendly, helpful people. If you're looking for a big school with a small school feel, this is a university to consider.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sparty watch during the week of the MSU vs. UOFM football game.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities that are available to undergraduates through the dorms and other clubs. There are movies, art and crafts nights, sporting events, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not worry about the size, you can make it fit you.

    In three sentences

    A large campus that you can make small. Very high is school spirit but also can focus on academics. Overall, a great school.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Any students! Athletic, laid back, bookworm, musical, theatrical, academic, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Red Cedar is beautiful all year long!

    What to do for fun

    Hookah lounges, multiple bars on Grand River. There are also various clubs and IM sports to choose from. And the union and international center always have fun events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not wait until the last minute to finish assignments or projects. Also, do your very best and take advantage of your professor's office hours.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has an outstanding learning environment. The students, professors, and staff on campus are all very humble. There's no place like MSU.

  • 03/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe and I haven't heard of any accidents since I have been here. There are green phones all around campus. If you are ever in any trouble just opick up one of the phones and you will automatically be transferred to the police station.

    Greek Life

    As far as I know Greek Life is really interesting. There are many differnt Greek organizations to choose from and I'm you'll find one fit for you! They all offer many different things and do a lot for the college community.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're the type of students who loves to study close to home there are nice study lounges in each residence hall.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week there is this thing called the Midnight Scream. At 12:00 am every night the students on campus let out a loud scream. This scream is to relieve the stress of finals week.

    What to do for fun

    Everyday there is a different activity going on campus brought to you by multiple groups and organizations. You should never hear someone say they are bored of Michigan State's campus.

    Food and Dining

    Each hall comes complete with a cafeteria with great food! You will certainly never go hungry!

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm hall is very comfortable and are designed to make yuu feel right at home! Complete with small stores and cafes so you never have to go far for your necessities.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here at Michigan State really pushes you. You will not be able to NOT study while you are! However, there are many resources on campus that are available to you for free!

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll Love It!

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on Michigan State's campus in my entirety of my first year here nor have I heard any stories of someone's safety being compromised. There are emergency call stations in sight all over campus and when standing at one you can always see another. Over all, MSU is a very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and Sororities are a big part of the social life of Michigan State. They're known for throwing parties but then the parties getting broken up by police not soon after they start. But it is not all partying, there are professional organizations you can become a part of, too.

    Clubs and Activities

    Michigan State has everything you can imagine, from Quidditch to Spanish Club, MSU has it!

    Great for these types of students

    State is good for students that are comfortable with a bigger school setting but that are also focused on academics.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week, State students scream, and I mean SCREAM, out of their windows at midnight every night of finals. It's insane to hear a campus of 40,000+ people screaming their heads off to relieve some pre-finals stress.

    Bang for the buck

    I LOVE Michigan State University and could not imagine myself being anywhere else! The people are so friendly and the overall atmosphere at this school is a sense of pride and happiness to be there. I have not heard one student here at State say they have not enjoyed their time here.

    What to do for fun

    For fun my friends and I like to go to various sporting events since MSU is a Big 10 School. We go to football, basketball and ice hockey. The atmosphere is awesome, you can get nothing else like it anywhere. We also go down to Grand River and that's where all of the shops are.

    Food and Dining

    The food, surprisingly, is AWESOME! Coming from packing my lunch every day to a cafeteria stocked with all the food I could imagine was a great transition. They offer various dished to fit everyone's dietary needs, too. Also, there are multiple cafeterias where you can eat at!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! Super cleanly and a little bigger than I imagined! The RAs are always there to help you and there are always little events going on around the building where you can go to meet new people or figure out stuff about MSU!

    Academic Rigor

    With it being college, it almost doesn't need to be said that academics will be a little tougher than in high school. Although, if you developed good study habits and work ethic in high school you will have no problems achieving that 4.0.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I can give to prospective students is to go to class. Although there is not going to be anyone there to force you to go to class, you need to go! Also, get super involved, it's a great way to meet potential life long friends!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University brings you the best of all aspects of college life. From great sports programs to dedicated professors, MSU has it. You will not be disappointed in your choice if you choose Michigan State University!

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Grand River Ave is the hot spot for most college students. However, there are always campus wide events that are free to MSU only students.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias have all recently been renovated and so they offer a lot of good dining options

    Dorm Life

    Be careful in choosing your dorms. Some areas of campus are nicer than others.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely consult with an academic advisor when choosing your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school has so much to offer students and has such a beautiful campus.

    In three sentences

    Go Green! Go White! Victory for MSU!

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The options are literally endless.

    Food and Dining

    Meal choices all over campus!

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on your major, but nothing in college learning is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to come to a large school- over 40,000 undergrads!

    In three sentences

    The university is wonderful. It is open, diverse, and always entertaining. This is the place to be for a good educational experience.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do on and off campus! You just need to keep your eyes open!

    Food and Dining

    Great food in some places, good in others. It just depends where you go to eat but you definitely don't go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms have a lot of activities to join and are comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Study! Even when you think you don't need to.

    Tips for prospective students

    College isn't all about the partying. Make sure you stay focused on classwork it doesn't take much to fall behind and become overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State offers a lot of great opportunities to meet new people and travel so take advantage by joining a club and try to go on a least one study abroad trip, you definitely won't regret it!

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have police station and also fire station right in campus. They also have a small clinic/hospital as well.

    Greek Life

    They do have many sororities for you to join but, I'm not in one so I cant say much.

    Clubs and Activities

    They do have clubs for mostly everything. For example, I in the ballroom dance club. They also have swimming clubs and housing club even a rodeo clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who wants to have fun but also is serious about their future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its very difficult to actually study on your own. Because some classes don't give homework nor quizzes so you don't really know how you progressing in the class.

    Bang for the buck

    They have options here for you to work around the campus, so they do have plenty jobs for student to earn money. They also a lot of shops around so you can apply to those too.

    What to do for fun

    There a mall that you can go to. There is also a lot of retail shops and restaurant that you can go with your friends to,

    Food and Dining

    The food here is really great. They different variety from food parts of the world.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very fun. People here are very friendly, its really hard not to get along with anyone.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly life here is really fun and challenging. You can have fun but you really have to study every day to get the grade you really want and take plenty of notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not do things at the last minute. Take at least 30 mins out your day each day to study.

    In three sentences

    The students here are very friendly. The advisers are really helpful of what you need to take to help you with your future. And the food here is very yummy.

  • 04/24/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus is very safe. There are many emergency phones available all over campus just in case you get into trouble. If you stay in a group you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    While not involved personally in the greek system, there are many frats and sororities on and off campus that not only contribute to society and local efforts, but also have some pretty nice gatherings as well. :-)

    Clubs and Activities

    MSU has many great clubs and activities. My favorites were the Spartan Ski Club (for Skiiers and snowboarders) and also Study Abroad, which MSU is #1 nationwide in.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student should be able to find something great about MSU. You are likely to be attending with people from your hometown OR you can meet new people in the dorms, at parties, in clubs, etc. The possibilities are endless!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Screaming out loud at midnight during finals week! lol Guarding the rock against being painted by our arch rival University of Michigan.

    Bang for the buck

    Best money I ever spent. By graduating you are joining literally hundreds of thousands of alumni which has helped me in job hunts after graduation.

    What to do for fun

    Go fishing in the Grand River, tailgate, go to football games, take advantage of the trails, join one of the many, many clubs offered at MSU. There are many concerts and activities that come to MSU that really add to the fun factor of the school. There is also a decent bar scene if you're of age downtown.

    Food and Dining

    All of the food I have had on campus is great. The dorm food is great... There are also several other options at the Crossroads Food Court (on campus) such as Subway, Panda Express, Villa Pizza and Woody's Oasis. A lot of other businesses will deliver to MSU (Jimmy John's is a student fav), Buffalo Wild Wings is also nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but everyone i know that did really liked it. This is where a lot of them met lifelong friends that they still have to this day. I also enjoyed many meals prepared by the cooks in the dorms. Many types of meals are usually available.

    Academic Rigor

    This school can be as easy or challenging as you wish. It is up to you. The staff is beyond qualified to help any highly-motivated student to achieve a solid education if it is desired. Some students choose to do the bare minimum but the smarter ones take advantage of the excellent faculty at MSU and reap the benefits once your degree has been earned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Network. Try to find other people you may know that are already attending state and hook up with them to have them show you around. MSU has a very large campus that can seem daunting when you first arrive. Participate in the orientations that are provided by the school once you arrive on campus and you will know the campus like the back of your hand before you know it!

    In three sentences

    I miss MSU every single day. The school spirit is unbreakable and you really feel like you are a part of something. The staff is more than able to help you achieve anything in your academic goals as long as you put effort into it. I am so proud to be a graduate of Michigan State University. So proud and happy that I have chosen to return to pursue my Master's degree! :-)

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not unusual, but Beaumont tower is by far my favorite spot on campus. Every hour a song is played from this giant and beautiful clock tower and you can hear it all around the West Circle area.

    Bang for the buck

    All college is pricey. Michigan State is one of those schools that's in the middle in terms of a lot of other Universities available in the state. It's not super high but it's also not super the low. The price you pay is totally worth it though in the long run, for the education you are receiving and the experiences to be had.

    What to do for fun

    There's always activities and things to do. In the neighborhoods, they have specified events for just residents that live in that area. There's also always sports events, or you can join an IM team or do intramural sports. There's hundreds of clubs, literally for anything you can think of. Always something to do for fun at MSU!

    Food and Dining

    It depends where you are on campus, some cafs are better than others, but they ARE everywhere, so there's no trouble finding food! But, we have Brody. Brody is the largest student cafeteria in the country, and you probably can't even call it a cafeteria. It's more like a restaurant that has literally anything you could imagine. Families from the Lansing area come to eat at this caf because of how great it is.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are tiny, but it's hard to find dorms at a University that AREN'T! You make so many new friends in the dorms and there's always things to do, people to meet, and great food to eat!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm constantly being challenged in my classes, but I love it. You're in college to learn and that's what the professors here at Michigan State want you to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a beautiful campus with a whole lot to offer, check out MSU. You will meet so many new friends, make a whole lot of connections, and further your education at one of the biggest schools in Michigan.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a University that is all about community. Everyone is so friendly and it is so easy to get involved. The classes available really jump you right into your major and are challenging in a good way.