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  • 04/12/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    football games and all the chants

    What to do for fun

    the uab (union) always puts on special events around campus that are safe and fun for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    the food is amazing!!!! you have to watch out from freshman 15 because the food can be that addicting.

    Dorm Life

    there are so many different options for everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    participate and always think outside the box. meet new people, because while it is about what you know, it is also about who you know. don't ever be afraid to ask questions and ask for help.

    In three sentences

    michigan state university is a wonderful school with so much to offer. michigan state university is one on the top schools in michigan, having the largest campus and the most students. michigan state university allows for every student to walk in and leave as an intelligent and educated individual.

  • 02/12/2016

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Many sororities offer driving programs to prevent drunk driving by volunteering members to drive girls home.

    Greek Life

    Excellent!

    What to do for fun

    Great Greek life

    In three sentences

    An all around great school, and soon to get more selective with its advancing sports teams. MSU is getting more impressive each year.

  • 02/08/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 361

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The people and the campus are top tier. Moo-U is a family tradition for me, and it's not difficult to be extremely proud of that fact. The saying "Spartans Will" is exceedingly true, on all fronts.

  • 02/01/2016

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt safe nearly everywhere I went on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU has a little bit of everything for everyone.

    In three sentences

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous, both the new buildings and the old buildings add real character to the university. With such a large school, they did a great job of keeping campus as condensed as possible to allow students easy access to the buildings, and just in case you aren't close you can always take the bus or just plan ahead and walk!

  • 01/08/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 5 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Very extensive Greek Life at MSU.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is literally great for any type and caliber of student! With approximately 50,000 students every demographic is represented.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus seems huge, but it quickly becomes home. It is gorgeous and my favorite places are near Spartan Stadium, Sparty Statue, and North neighborhoods.

    Bang for the buck

    Every college is expensive, but you really do get your money's worth at MSU. It always comes back to how much you put in.

    What to do for fun

    With such a large campus and student body there are numerous choices for activity. Form inter mural to academic clubs there are plenty of chances to engage in something that fits you! The only person that can hold you back is you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and continue to work hard on build a resume. Try to broaden your mind to be the best, most well-rounded person you can be. Enjoy the experience with a positive and hard-working attitude.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a fantastic institution! The faculty and staff do a great job and help to administer an incredible education. In addition, new friends and opportunities never stop coming!

  • 12/30/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus and in downtown East Lansing. As a female, I still take standard precaution by making sure I have a walking buddy at night.

    Greek Life

    I do not partake in Greek life, but it's popular around campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs to become involved with no matter your interests. I currently am in three!

    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is great for many kinds of people. It is a diverse campus with great opportunities for everyone. A sense of independence helps since the campus is so large!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    MIDNIGHT SCREAM! During finals week, the whole campus screams out their windows at midnight to relieve the stress of tests. It's an eerie, but awesome experience.

    Bang for the buck

    Those four college years sure go by fast. So make sure you make the most of your time while you are at school!

    What to do for fun

    You meet a ton of new people which I think is awesome. There are cool performances, free movies for students on the weekends, and also good restaurants & coffee shops in the area.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus deserves an A+. There are plenty of healthy options too. Unlimited swipes into the cafeteria is an added bonus for a hungry college student.

    Dorm Life

    Not too shabby. Every residence hall and neighborhood is a bit different, but ultimately provide for great living situations. Community bathrooms are nice because they are cleaned everyday!

    Academic Rigor

    I have taken all different kinds of classes at MSU. Some are much harder than others. However, help rooms are offered for most classes for when extra 'help' is needed. I strongly suggest to seek these help rooms out before you fall too far behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    While MSU is know as a party school, there are still many cool things to do around campus that do not involve alcohol & getting turnt. Balance is key!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is full of opportunity. The campus is beautiful and a manageable size - it's about a thirty minute walk from East to Brody. By attending MSU, I feel like I'm really investing in myself as a future leader.

  • 12/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Just please know who you're living with, I'm only a freshman and had 3 roommates already.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love it at MSU! So beautiful and a great experience.

  • 11/20/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 361

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    The campus is so beautiful! Very large and the food is pretty great!

  • 11/19/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police are very responsive and active on campus.

    Greek Life

    You do not have to be involved in Greek life to have an amazing experience here.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many options for anyone interested in anything. And if not, make your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    There's a place for EVERYONE!

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to an activity or event (there's almost one everyday somewhere on campus), take a 1-credit course in a sport, go to sporting events, tailgate, workout, go to the mall, or movies, or bowling in the Union!

    Food and Dining

    Amazing options, unlimited entrance into dining halls, on-the-go ComboXchange meals, and late night dining are all awesome!

    Dorm Life

    27 different halls all over campus! Free laundry. Dining halls accessible.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your classes but there is no easy route.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study abroad! It's the best university in the U.S. for study abroad. Do undergraduate research, get to know your professors, take advantage of all of the resources! They make everything easy for you to handle!

    In three sentences

    MSU is an amazing place for students to grow and learn about themselves and the world around them. It's a huge school with unlimited opportunities and amazing resources and professors who care.

  • 10/15/2015

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

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    On campus and surrounding the campus, there are several different places to go for a quick snack or a hearty meal.

    Dorm Life

    I was able to view the dorm rooms and they are your typical dorms. Small, cramped, yet comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the type of degree a person is pursuing the academic viewpoint that they will take varies. For example, I intend to explore the fields of math, science, or both to become a doctor, surgeon, or biomedical engineer. That being said, the future for individuals with similar interests to me will have a rigorous path.

    In three sentences

    I recently made a visit to MSU and was impressed by the vastness of the campus and its pure Michigan beauty. This university puts a lot of effort into making there athletes stand out, however, they put even more effort into creating an enriching educational atmosphere. The students at MSU are those looking to better the world we live in.

  • 09/05/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Poli sci/international relations (they've got the James Madison College) Science/medical majors (Lyman Briggs College) Agriculture majors (that's why MSU was founded, after all...)

    What to do for fun

    MSU Dairy Store. That place has awesomesauce ice cream.

    In three sentences

    I have been to the campus of MSU to participate in the Science Olympiad State Finals, and they have an awesome campus (with awesome ice cream to boot #msudairystore). I've also seen the James Madison building, for students focusing on political science and international relations, and MSU also has the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship competition, which is unique because it's 100% a fact-based test (no essays required). I'd recommend MSU to anyone; humanities majors may want to check out the James Madison; science majors ditto Lyman Briggs; everyone else the main campus.

  • 09/04/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    There are so many opportunities going to State.

    Food and Dining

    I'm still learning about the food and dining situation there, but I know that they have a wide array of meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    I've never been to a dorm there yet, but I've heard that it is a blast!

    Academic Rigor

    It is great if you are looking to go into nursing or to be a nurse practitioner. Plus, they offer a lot of scholarships.

  • 07/15/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join the clubs. and there's a lot of people you can meet and interact with. There's recreational centers all over campus in case you want to play some basketball, volleyball, hockey, etc. Go to one of the games, football, basketball, hockey, doesn't matter, you'll have a blast there.

    Food and Dining

    Food is excellent, and they have a wide variety of foods to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The community is good, a lot of nice people. The dorms are small but you can make the most out of them but overall it's good.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU has one of the best academic programs in the country, but you can manage your way with all the classes and the work you get from them, not too much, not too little, enough to where you can enjoy your life outside of school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs, they have about 600 clubs, there has to be a club that you're interested in. Do your work and make sure you check with your professors.

    In three sentences

    One of the best schools, I'm glad that I will be attending there. The environment and the people are nice and welcoming once you come there. There's a lot of things at MSU that you can do that you're interested in.

  • 06/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Join a club! It's a great way to make friends while doing what interests you.

    Food and Dining

    MSU definitely has the best food I've ever experienced at a university! Snyder-Phillips and Landon have the best cafeterias, in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    Being a very social person, I really enjoy dorm life! RAs here are generally nice and relax while still doing their job well, and there are always fun neighborhood events going on! Although, just as a general tip: Don't date anyone on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    I highly recommend the Honors College, if you have an interest!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't worry about the large student count. The housing neighborhoods, extracurricular activities, and colleges allow for a smaller feel while still having the resources of a large university. Also, never be afraid to reach out to people! Both the students and faculty are incredibly nice.

    In three sentences

    Great for students who are serious about academics but like to have fun! Everyone is very friendly, including the professors and advisers! Absolutely beautiful campus!

  • 06/04/2015

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If your scared and walking to your dorm alone at night press the green button at one of the poles and a security guard or police officer will get you to your destination safely.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many cool clubs ! if there isnt one for you create one !

    Great for these types of students

    I am a super nerd ! If your like me and an introvert as well try going outside your comfort zone and join groups or go to a party college is all about education but fun too especially at MSU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During football and basketball season students like to set things on fire watch out dont get burned but it is a cool site to see !

    Bang for the buck

    Try getting close with upper classmen with your major you may be able to buy there old books for cheaper than the book store or amazon.

    What to do for fun

    You can find free bowling on wednesdays or even a cool party! Attend all the games from basketball to lacrosse. There is so much to see and do you must find it.Explore the art museum or even some other class rooms.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has many food options on campus and off! You can enjoy new cafeterias or my favorite Brody hall. You can use your Sparty cash to eat off campus or if you want a quick snak visit a Sparty Cafe for all your favorite treats!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice but can get super hot! Be prepared and bring a fan. The resident assistants may become your good friend and help guide you along the way.

    Academic Rigor

    I can only speak for James Madison College.James Madison has a step by step program which is very exclusive not everyone is accepted into James Madison but a true Madison will excel in the courses especially due to the smaller class sizes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research many colleges by your intended major. For MSU I love all things foreign so there James Madison College struck me when I found out not only was it a residential college but it is well known as well.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with many diversities. Strong community that accepts new talents and Ideas. Creative leaders who help guide your new journey.

  • 05/14/2015

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

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 361

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    In three sentences

    i love msu amazing veterinary program. their vet program is the best in the state of michigan. go sparties!

  • 04/28/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I've heard literally nothing bad about the food. Apparently there is a dairy store on campus that only uses fresh milk from the cows on campus!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look average sized, Sny Phi is the building I'll be in and the layout looks fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    The RCAH curriculum doesn't seem too difficult or too easy, a happy medium.

    In three sentences

    I can't wait to attend this school! I have been accepted into RCAH and the counselor's have been more than helpful with all the admittance hassles. From the people I have spoken to, they all seem helpful and kind!

  • 03/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure. There are police call poles on almost every corner. There are always officers driving by. Security will gladly help with any situation. The most safe part is that in order to get onto any floor in the dorm halls you must have your ID and you also have to live in the dorm hall to have access to the floors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition at the university would have to be the midnight scream. During finals at midnight every student opens their windows or steps outside and screams. This takes place during all of the exam weeks.

    What to do for fun

    At Michigan State, the UAB (university activities board) always has events for student. Thursday through Sunday they show current movies for free. There's always comedy shows or karaoke nights. The dorm halls also have special activities and events for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are a plethora of food options at the University. There are 13 cafeterias to choose from. Several of the cafeterias are open late night.

    Dorm Life

    Majority of the dorms have been or are being renovated. The are very homy and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigorousness of the work all depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students; study hard, take plenty of notes, join clubs and associations, networking is key.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is honestly a one of a kind school no matter how cliche that sounds. Spartans stand together. We are more than our tuition.

  • 01/18/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always secure! We have our own police department to keep us safe.

    Greek Life

    It's about 8-9% of the student population so it's present but there are plenty of non-Greek's too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds!!! They are all great to be part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type! Honestly, everyone can find their niche here because there are so many students to connect with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Scream during finals week! You'll have to come check it out for yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely! MSU offers so much to it's students. There is always something to do, whether that be a fitness class or sporting event or club meeting to attend! East Lansing is a place greatly missed by alumni and for good reason! Go Green!

    What to do for fun

    What isn't fun here...seriously! There are on campus activities that are hosted such as movie showings every weekend for free! There are hundreds of clubs to join to have a blast in. In the engagement centers for each neighborhood there are media rooms so you can play games or watch TV if you don't have them in your room.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has just about everything you can imagine when it comes to food! There are so many cafeterias and options that you won't get sick of it, even as a picky eater!

    Dorm Life

    It's the good, college feel! Living on campus is a must for your first two years. You meet so many new, diverse people and have friends for a lifetime. No joke!

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of challenging classes here at MSU. You can also be challenged if you like small classes and are in a lecture instead and vice versa. Make a study group if you are having trouble!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not feel like you have to pick a major right away! Take some classes and see what you have an interest in and what you don't. Either way is totally acceptable! You have plenty of time to figure it out. Take advantage of all that campus has to offer too; there is always someone to help in whatever way they can!

    In three sentences

    Amazing, Big 10 school with a lot to offer! There is something for everyone...seriously everyone. Like squirrel watching? There's a club for that! East Lansing is a great place to be and really gives you the college town experience.

  • 01/17/2015

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Good for in-state students.

    In three sentences

    The sports teams are great. The campus is nice and country like. Must of the dorms are old.

  • 01/09/2015

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

    21 of 361

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Party, homework and live

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has their own style of doing things. lol

    In three sentences

    MSU what can I say the parties are fun , there are cute girls/guys, and the class are enjoyable. GO Green.

  • 01/07/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    MSU is all about safety when it comes to the students. There are dozens of emergency poles around campus incase something were to happen, security officials are trained in CPR and first aid, as well as all the RAs and there is continuous support from the university Police Department.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many opportunities for fun weekend or week nights at MSU. There are basketball and sand volleyball courts all around campus, there are possibilities of IM league sports for everyone, weekend movies hosted by campus clubs and craft nights for those who are more creative. Everyone can find a little something to keep them entertained.

    Food and Dining

    MSU is known for its #1 nationwide cafeteria called Brody Cafeteria, but all the food at MSU tastes like home cooked meals and is very nutritious.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can differ depending on how you each student handles their opportunities. There will always be the possibility of drama between roommates and disliking a strict RA, but MSU makes it possible that students are welcome in the community. With residential programs such as RISE or RBP, students make friends with those in similar interests and have a great support system that can lead to great future benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors vary from amazing to average to maybe not so average, but so does any school. Students are always going to have a professor they enjoy and then again they will always have a professor they don't get along with, but that's the process of going through university. In my experience, classes are very well structured and professors give their time to care about each student and make sure they are doing well in their course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't think you have to choose your major right off the bat. Give yourself a semester or two to dip your toes in the water and find what is best for you. Join clubs or groups that have to do with your major, that way you will find people who share the same interests as you do and it will create a smaller community among the larger university. Try to find a job or internship in your field, it'll help you so much along the way when you start applying for jobs or future schools.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an amazing university, full of opportunities for all students of any racial or economic background. Whether an individual is pursuing their academic endeavours, their advisors and professors are more than happy to help in any situation they can. Michigan State is known as a large school, but finding a smaller community among the large student population makes it seem smaller and more homey.

  • 01/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police and other safety measures are easily accessible all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everyone and anyone, and if you don't see one you like you can start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    Creative, Driven, Academically strong.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Huge Campus, Painting of the rock is awesome, Tons of food options on and around campus others don't offer.

    Bang for the buck

    Love the school but attendance is on the more expensive side.

    What to do for fun

    The list goes on and on... Sporting events, Bowling, Night Life, Movies.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited meal plans are outstanding, takes the worry away of only getting a few meals a week. The food choices are also great.

    Dorm Life

    Love the convenience of living on campus, however dorms are a little small but that's to be expected.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging in a positive way.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a whole new ball game, don't worry if you don't do so well at first.

    In three sentences

    At Michigan State the people are awesome, the food fantastic, and the academics rigorous. This is a school for those who want to be a part of something bigger, a community that builds each other up not down. A school that excels in all aspects a place many are called to call home.

  • 12/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is generally safe and inviting. With the number of students however there will be a few incidents every year.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is absolutely perfect for smart students who like to balance academics with social events. Personally, I'm in the honors college and aim to pursue grad school, but I also like to have free time to hang out with friends and go to football games. The academics are easily managable for high achieving students.

    Bang for the buck

    For in state students this is a great option. It's marginally cheaper than U of M but still more expensive than smaller schools like GVSU. For a good college experience, this is really the best option in Michigan.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless programs and clubs for all interests and backgrounds. The greek life on campus is very active and inclusive. Most students buy season tickets for football and attend most of the games. The atmosphere pregame and during the game are intense and exciting.

    Food and Dining

    The caf's at MSU are the best in the state and provide a variety of options for students to enjoy. They are open practically all day which means students can make their own meal times to work with their schedules, something that not all colleges allow. There are nine caf's spread over campus, each with its own specialty and each deserving a visit.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fantastic at MSU. There is a real sense of community and the residence hall staff are active and approachable. There are continuous events throughout each semester and always something to get involved with.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State is not as rigorous as Michigan. However, it is still a proper education and it is what you make of it. If you want a more challenging courses then the honors college is something to be looked into. As a member myself I can verify that it is still managable with a social life and a part time job.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip for prospective students is to apply and to tour if possible. Colleges are best chosen when all aspects are personally inspected and considered. MSU has programs like Day at State where prospective students can spend an entire day with a current student and see how college actually runs on campus.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has good programs for almost any major and academically is on par with any school in Michigan. Socially the MSU community is friendly and inviting with everyone being generally accepting of people from all walks of life. If you're a sports fan, the football team is talented and the fanbase is second to none in the state.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    25 of 361

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe; there are police who are just for the university and will ensure that everyone is okay. There are also alarm buttons throughout campus and in residential halls that you can press and help will be there within a minute.

    Greek Life

    Definitely big at MSU, lots of sororities and fraternities to join if you're looking to get involved with that!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things you can get involved with, and that's where I made most of my closest friends. Join anything! With over 500 student orgs, there are definitely some that will interest you!

    Great for these types of students

    It's actually pretty great for everyone, especially if you want all the opportunities you can get and get the most bang for your buck!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every night of finals week, everyone will either open their windows or run outside at midnight and scream at the top of their lungs. It's a fun tradition and allows students to relieve the stress from studying! The week we play University of Michigan is always full of fun, whether it be protecting Sparty from those wolverines or having some fun screaming GO GREEN! at U of M fans!

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive, especially if you're out of state. However, you're being taught by great professors, and you're living on the most beautiful campus! There are a lot of scholarship opportunities, both locally and through MSU; make sure to apply for as many as you can! There's a boatload of opportunities at MSU, and I believe it's well worth the money you pay!

    What to do for fun

    There's always sports events going on, whether it be football, basketball, hockey, or soccer. In addition, the University Activities Board puts on events every weekend. Sometimes, it's a comedian or a concert; sometimes, a hypnotist. Around midterms and finals week, puppies are brought in to soothe and relax students! Also, movies are shown every weekend and are always free with your student ID, just like most events (besides concerts; they're about $10). There's also great shopping places on Grand River and a lot of places to grab a bite to eat!

    Food and Dining

    Well, the meal plans are all unlimited, meaning you'll never go hungry at MSU! There are certainly dining halls which are better than others and have more options, but none of them are bad; there's always something good to eat wherever you go. If you visit campus, make sure you grab lunch at Brody Square; it's to die for, and you can take a sample of some delicious dairy store ice cream (my favorite part of MSU).

    Dorm Life

    They're pretty standard. Depending on the residential hall and neighborhood, it could be suite-style or community. Suite-style is two people to a bedroom which is joined to another bedroom with two people with a bathroom in the middle. The community style rooms are a tad bigger and are nice because you don't have to clean the bathrooms like you do in the suite-style rooms! Once you become a sophomore, you can pick wherever you would like to live, whether it be a different dorm, on-campus apartments, or off-campus apartments; there are so many options!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, but it is college. It is a lot different than high school; studying becomes necessary and papers can't be written the night before they're due. With hard work and determination, you will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus, more than once. Yes, it's gorgeous in the fall...but it snows in Michigan, so make sure to visit in the winter to make sure you'll love it all year round! Get involved; join a lot of clubs and organizations! If you're into Greek life, it's pretty big at MSU! Go to the football games and basketball games! Just live it up; it's college. No matter where you go, whether it be MSU or that other school over in Ann Arbor or any other university, college should be one of the greatest times of your lives, so enjoy it!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is very prestigious and full of opportunities to major in whatever you're interested in. It is a very large university, with about 50,000 students and a lot of faculty members, but there are ways to make it small, such as joining a residential college (e.g. Lyman Briggs, James Madison, Residential College of Arts and Humanities). With the great sports teams and numerous clubs, there are a multitude of ways to get involved and make lasting connections such as joining the Izzone or buying football season tickets; there's never a dull day on Michigan State's campus.

  • 12/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    green pillars with emergency help buttons are located all around campus, cheap taxi service, people will walk you back home if you ever get scared

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a fraternity so I am not the right guy for this question

    Clubs and Activities

    Water polo is actually the coolest and most fun club on campus

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for both people that really want to learn and people that just want to party. the difficult part about college is being disciplined and managing it all because for the first time, you can actually do whatever you want

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I thought that most of these traditions were really dumb so I didn't really pay attention to them while we toured campus. Just make sure you know the fight song

    Bang for the buck

    So far college has been the best experience of my life. High school was alright but college is amazing

    What to do for fun

    join a club or two, talk to random people in the cafeterias, eat lots of ice cream

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't great and you get sick of it after a while but I have visited friends in other universities and none of them had food that was anywhere near as good.

    Dorm Life

    If you ever get hungry, you can go eat at the cafeteria; Laundry, toilet paper and garbage bags, sheets, pillowcase, and towels are free; almost all of your new friends will live a few doors down the hall from you

    Academic Rigor

    Getting a 4.0 in all of your classes will be difficult but getting at least a 3.5 is not actually that hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Especially if you live out of state, try to get a few scholarships under your belt so that you don't need to worry about tuition bills in College. Unless you're best friends with some one, don't go to the same college as them. otherwise you will feel obligated to hang out with them and you won't have much fun

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of attractive women at Michigan State. There are lots of parties to go to. There are actually intelligent people here.

  • 12/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority at MSU. There are those green emergency poles everywhere, and the sidewalks are always well-lit. In addition, the alert system is quick. Earlier this year there was a bomb threat (that ended up being a hoax), and everyone was notified and updated immediately. I have never felt even slightly in danger during my time on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally didn't go Greek myself, but I have a lot of friends who did. I can't really speak much to Greek life, but I can say that there isn't a divide between Greeks and non-Greeks (something I know a lot of people are worried about). I've been to lots of frat parties and Greek events with my Greek friends, and there really isn't any tension between Greeks and non-Greeks.

    Clubs and Activities

    With such a large student body, there's bound to be a club for you! I was a part of MSU's model UN team and their model UN conference they hold for high schoolers, and I found some dear lifelong friends through that. I was also part of an a cappella group and the campus radio station. There are so many wonderful groups and clubs on campus, you should have no problem finding one that suits you. As for activities, as aforementioned, there's always something to do. One thing I found particularly fun is the amount of sporting events on campus. Don't just go to football and basketball games! Our hockey team has an amazing student section (shoutout to the A-Team!), and our soccer team's recent Red Cedar Rowdies section has gotten a lot of attention for their hilariously fun (and often vulgar) chants. I've been to some field hockey matches and volleyball games, too--we have an amazing athletics department, so take advantage of it! A lot of the less-promoted games (soccer, volleyball, etc) are free, too, and hockey is relatively cheap.

    Great for these types of students

    In my opinion, MSU is the perfect college experience. You get challenging academics, unparalleled opportunities, a beautiful campus, awesome athletics, and a vibrant social life. I truly think MSU is great for any type of student. You'll have no problem finding a home here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Painting the Rock is always a cool tradition to partake in. Hearing Beaumont Tower's bells chime is really beautiful, too. A cool tradition is singing MSU's Alma Matter song and standing and putting your arms around each other and swaying as one giant crowd--this happens at football games, at the end of acapella concerts, at big events, etc. There are tons of cool traditions that unify the enormous student body as one Spartan family. As for cool locations--with a campus so large, there's so many! I love the little patch of grass facing the Red Cedar that's right in front of the Hannah building (perfect for studying!). There's a section along the river that goes under Bogue Street that has tons of awesome graffiti. I like any part of North campus--it's so pretty! The MSU Horticulture Gardens and 4H Children's Garden over by the Wharton Center are also really, really beautiful. You'll find incredible spots like these all around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is pricey--especially for out of state students. I was fortunate enough to receive the Honors College scholarship and an additional scholarship because my mother attended. From what I hear, MSU is pretty generous with financial aid, too. I would just do some research--there are tons of scholarships specific to your major and college out there. The Honors College scholarship shaves off quite a lot for out of state students, too.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do on campus. Of course every weekend there is some sort of party going on. If partying isn't really your cup of tea, the UAB hosts tons of events every weekend. There's free movies every weekend at Wells (and not crappy movies, either--up to date ones), bowling on Wednesday nights, free ice skating at Munn, craft nights at the Union, and lots of shows, too.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Michigan State is unparalleled. I lived in Case Hall, and South Pointe always had some great selections (and personally, the best desserts). I would frequent Wilson a lot for late night (between 9pm and midnight), and Holden whenever I was feeling healthy (their Veg Out station is divine). Outside of South neighborhood, there are tons of other great selections. SnyPhi always has good food (they had a mac and cheese bar one day!), Landon has an amazing atmosphere (feels like a fancy restaurant), and my personal favorite is Shaw. There's a rumor that Shaw is where all the culinary students train, and it shows. You can't really go wrong with Shaw food--or any food at State, for that matter.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great here. I lived in a suite style dorm my first year. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is, too. My RA always had floor activities going on to make our floor bond, and some of my best and closest friends lived right down the hall from me. The residential hall staff were always so friendly and talkative, and the amenities are endless. You get free laundry (!!!), free sheet cleaning service, free vacuum rentals, etc etc. Basically if you need anything, just ask the front desk and they'll have it for you.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a student in the James Madison College, and let me tell you--it's not easy. From day 1, I was challenged. I learned more in my first semester of college than I did in four years of high school. The coursework is difficult, but so worth it. The professors are so dedicated, and if you're scared about lectures--don't be. My first semester here, I only had one lecture, and that entailed a discussion session that was led by a tenured professor, not a TA. My professors all knew me by name, and I was able to cultivate meaningful relationships with many of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know it's easy to rule out Michigan State as an option or immediately toss it in your back pocket as a safety school. Don't do that. Give it a chance. MSU has amazing programs and will provide opportunities for you, as long as you look for them. Keep an open mind, and look past negative stereotypes or any Little Brother personas.

    In three sentences

    Attending Michigan State has given me the most well-rounded college experience. I have been blessed with rigorous academics, amazing opportunities, and countless connections for a post-graduation career. In addition, I have met some of the best people--students and faculty alike--through my classes, student groups on campus, and the vibrant social life here.

  • 11/27/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    It is the best university in the area. It has many the best faculties and facilities.

  • 11/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Intramural sports are awesome!

    What to do for fun

    Besides going to sporting events, I would suggest checking out a lot of the concerts that MSU hosts, as well as participating in intramural sports.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is delicious, you honestly cannot go wrong eating at any of the available locations.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are top-notch. It's easy to make friends - I suggest keeping your door open whenever you're in your room.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, academics can be really challenging for students. I would suggest majoring in something you're truly passionate about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to tour the campus before any classes start, you'll be able to get comfortable with getting around and that way you'll won't get lost.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is the most amazing college any student could ever dream to attend. The atmosphere is inviting to anyone and everyone; we have a very diverse and accepting community. Our campus is beautiful, and our sports team dominate, what more could you ask for?

  • 11/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    MSU has over 500 clubs and organizations so you are guaranteed to find at least one that you are interested in! Also, MSU has an amazing study abroad program! There are even opportunities for freshmen. I went on a Freshman Seminar Abroad and it was one of my best decisions. It allowed me to travel the world, see what college classes are like, and make friends before even stepping onto the campus. I highly encourage everyone to go on a study abroad trip while in college and if it is the top thing on your list then MSU is the place to be.

    Great for these types of students

    Residential Business Program: If you are a business major I highly encourage you to check out this program! It is a great opportunity to make a lot of connections on campus and off. It provides members with special opportunities to go on corporate visits, a Spring trip, and almost weekly they bring in a different company to speak with members about internships and job opportunities. On top of that, you are living with all business majors and have smaller classes with them so it is easy to find people to study with and ask for help or advice.

    What to do for fun

    They provide countless activities for students to do for fun. First thing is clubs and organizations. Make sure to get involved in at least one because they are beneficial academically and socially. Most have social activities and events that you can attend to meet people in the club and some are open so you can bring friends. Also, MSU provides free bowling every Wednesday in their bowling alley, two relatively new movies every week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and regular concerts. The bus system on campus can bring you to the mall as well which has a lot of other options to do if you want to get off campus. And these are just a few of the things that I can think of off the top of my head!

    Food and Dining

    MSU has a lot of dining halls on campus. Some are better than others but they are currently working on renovating the older ones. Most are open from 7am - 8pm and then there is one hall in every neighborhood that is open for late night so they stay open until 12pm. I would suggest branching out and trying new things-both food in the caf and make sure to try out every caf. Also, MSU has an Eat at State website where you can find the menus to all the cafs for each day, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night. Keep in mind that you can go to the caf as many times a day as you want! They also have this great thing called a combo. MSU has a Sparty's (like a mini gas station) in most buildings (every dorm) in which you can get your combo every weekday. It is quite confusing at first but you'll get the hang of it. Basically, you pick an A, B, and C item and this counts as a meal for you (like at the caf) so it is free. These are really nice if it's cold and you don't want to leave or just need something quick to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is dorm life. I have shared a room my entire life so it was an easy transition for me but may be a little more difficult for others. The rooms are small but you rarely spend much time in them anyway and you have the option of lofting your bed (which I highly recommend!!) and it provides a lot more space for a T.V., futon, hammock, etc. I enjoy living in the dorms because it is a great opportunity to meet new friends and find people to study with.

    Academic Rigor

    College academics are a step up from high school academics. Your not meeting everyday so although there is little to no homework, you really have to put the work into it if you want to succeed in your classes. And don't be afraid to go to help rooms and tutoring! You aren't going to be made fun of because you are seeing a tutor and it will pay off for you when you are the one getting a 4.0 in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! If you apply early you won't be stressed about if you were accepted or not and you can spend more time enjoying your senior year. Also, once you have been accepted, try to make your decision quickly so that you can start planning, apply for scholarships, and find a roommate if you need to.

    In three sentences

    I am on my 3rd month here as a student and I love it. A big criticism of MSU is that it is so huge that it is impersonal but in reality, it is only as big as you make it. I have met people from all over the world and all over the states and that is probably one of the top things I like about the school. It really opens up a whole new world of opportunities, people, and beliefs.

  • 11/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Stay in lit areas, stay in groups, don't be afraid to fight back if you need to. Never underestimate the power of yourself. Stay safe and don't drink and drive.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Guarding Sparty during the UofM and MSU week is awesome.

    Bang for the buck

    So many courses...so little time. Choose what your want to take, be original. Stick your butts in the seats while working on your core classes, don't blow them off!!!

    What to do for fun

    When you are young, party time seems like so much fun. I am here to tell you, don't waste your time on this. Make friends have fun but drinking will lead to much heart ache. Keep your mind active and your body fit. Don't follow the crowd, make your own path for fun!

    Food and Dining

    If you go hungry its your own fault. Healthy minds need nourishment!

    Dorm Life

    Your relationship with your dorm mates can either make your experience great or make it horrible. Treat your roommates how you would like them to treat you. Always remember to turn the other cheek, life is not that serious over petty problems. Live in kindness and your experience will be great.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of your classes what you put into it. Courses can be hard but put your nose to the books. Don't party your school away, learn something, find your interest.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS. Find the path you want to take in life and follow it. Be serious about your college career early, because it is so hard to come back as an adult with a family and finish. Dedicate yourself now, don't squander your opportunity. Seize your day!

    In three sentences

    An excellent college, with many opportunities for being an active student. You can be as involved a student as you wish. A true Michigan university Green and White to the core!

  • 11/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't recommend walking alone late at night.

    Bang for the buck

    It's college, and it's expensive. The best way you can get your money's worth is to take advantage of all the resources you can.

    What to do for fun

    Athletic events are your best bet! There are free events every night of the week somewhere on campus, too. There are plenty of places to hit up along/around Grand River.

    Food and Dining

    It's almost too good. I haven't had a bad meal yet. In saying that, the meal plan cost comes to over $8 a meal, so keep that in mind when you're on the search for housing (all freshmen are required to live in a dorm and have a meal plan).

    Dorm Life

    Not bad at all. Community bathrooms are nothing to fear. Really, dorm life is about your relationship with your roommate(s) and floormates.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes so far have been very doable. If you need help, there are tons of resources available to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your scholarship search seriously. Get involved in some organization and/or an on/off campus job to make your time productive.

    In three sentences

    A great place to pursue your academic goals as a part of a large but supportive community. Michigan State flaunts a perfect balance of academic and social life. You will get the college experience here.

  • 11/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are consistently being updated - we pay to get into the cafeterias now that we live off campus because we miss it so much.

    Dorm Life

    I chose to live in the dorms for two years and still sometimes wish I had stayed longer. It's where I met all of my current roommates and friends - go in blind and befriend your RAs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. You'll hear this over and over again, but really take this to heart and throw yourself out there. The coolest people on campus are those that are passionate about their studies or a cause and they're going to be the ones that are involved in student organizations on campus.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has an incredibly diverse, bright, and forward-thinking student body. The campus is so approachable without sacrificing any of its academic rigor. There is never a shortage of school pride, challenging classes to pursue or new people to meet!

  • 10/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Parking tickets suck, but I feel safe walking home at night :)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally hundreds of clubs!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock, but I think a lot of colleges have one.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a big ten school so it's expensive, so your also kind of paying for the title not just living and learning.

    What to do for fun

    Grand River is always fun. There's ping pong our boards in almost every dorm/place. Just hanging with friends is fun too.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias are great....they just get old...good thing there's delivery.

    Dorm Life

    Make friends with your floor, everyone is really friendly. Also dorm life is so much fun!

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard, but what college isn't. This is the beginning of our lives so why should it be easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a freshman I learned how easy it is to slack off and skip classes.....don't do either of those! Also get involved, find your Spartan family asap, it will help you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a family. There's tons of new people to meet, clubs to join, and places to go. If you're looking for the best college experience and years of happiness, then this is your school.

  • 10/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Every usually walks in pairs at night just in case though just to make sure that nothing happens.

    Greek Life

    A lot of fraternities and sororities to choose from. If you aren't able to join one it is most definitely possible to fine one that you will be able to join without a doubt.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are A LOT of clubs for any student to join whether it be Poker Club, Ski Club, Anime Club, Water Polo, Volleyball, Japanese, Chinese, Breakdance, etc. It's so many that it would take me a few months to be even able to know about half of the clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Social Academically Focused Outgoing Active

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is said that you are not a true Spartan of MSU until you have been kissed under the shadows of Beaumont Tower.

    What to do for fun

    There are very many things that you could do for fun. You have a variety of activities that are funded and hosted by the UAB (University Activities Board) such as the Weekend Cinemas, which shows some of the more popular movies that have done good in theatres recently, for example, 22 Jump Street and Neighbors), Weekly Free Cosmic Bowl, which is free bowling, the annual tailgates before the football games, comedians, concerts, and extra activities that vary depending on what the UAB decides on doing.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has some of the best food available. I can say that I have tried most of the food on-campus and I can say that Brody Café and The Gallery has the best food. If you don't feel like having the dining halls food, you could always order something along the Grand River Ave. strip to have it delivered to your dorm as well to get it quick and easy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is enjoyable. Many of the dorms on each floor have few activities that they do together such as floor Table Tennis tournaments, Open Door night, where everyone on the floor has their door open and other people on your floor can drop in and talk to you and hang out, and much more. It's an easy way to make friends. Each of the neighborhoods also has it's own respective unique quality about it that makes it beautiful. I enjoy the neighborhood I live in for it is one of the most friendly neighborhoods that I have been in and everyone is willing to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes will challenge you and your skills. I have not had a easy time with a single class to point that I don't need to study. If you don't understand the material, the professors are willing to spend time to help you comprehend it at your own pace. You will be getting the education that you pay for without a doubt.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a big difference. The school offers a lot of things for many different students, academic and extra curricular wise. Expect the MSU life to be an interesting experience.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a wonderful school and I love it. It's full of life, entertainment, has fantastic teaching staff and fantastic employees in general. I wouldn't want to be any where else.

  • 08/06/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    MSU has some great cafeterias it is definitely worth every penny I pay for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms at MSU weren't large (of course) but they had a nice cozy feeling to them, and the residential advisers are willing to put you somewhere, where you feel safe.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel I definitely have my work cut out for me here at MSU but all the professors and advisers are willing to help you in any situation.

  • 07/15/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    The local police provide rides homes to those in need late at night. There are safety boxes strategically places to provide for a call to help. Finally, the college encourages the buddy system which is an effective safety measure.

    Clubs and Activities

    The immense size equals an unlimited amount of clubs to join. Due to the location of Michigan State, Lansing, the community also has plenty of outside activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who wish to make more friends while meeting new people, the campus size guarantees each student will leave with more relationships if they provide effort.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Midnight Madness occurs during basketball season, it is a tradition and the students who attend are infatuated with the custom.

    Bang for the buck

    Going to a Division-1 school certainly has its perks. For example, sports. The athletes are skilled, the games are televised, and the stadium is ginormous. Any sports fan would fall in love with Midnight Madness which happens during basketball season.

    What to do for fun

    On the area of entertainment, Michigan State is phenomenal. The college provides free movies every week to watch, an abundance of clubs to join, and with a surplus of students it is simple to find friends to spend time with.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is known for high quality. Everything from pepperoni pizza to California rolls is offered. Also, there are many restaurants that deliver nearby.

    Dorm Life

    There are many different choices of living areas, also apartments can be found nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    College is not for fun and games. A serious university such as Michigan State means a serious education you have to earn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have a program for your major, size of campus does not ensure they have all majors possible. Also, tour campus. The colossal size may be intimidating and not properly suited for all.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has very warm, welcoming faculty members that encourage prospective students to wish to be a Spartan. Also, the school has amazing food to accommodate for any needs one may need. For any interests an individual may need there is a group of students who share said interest, thus, the college is fit for any.

  • 06/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The MSU Unions is an awesome location to study, or use your combo during the week. The Union is home to a few different on campus orginizations, the Dairy Store, Spartan Spirit ( MSU Clothes), the resource center, and the North Neighborhood Engagement center. Also there is a woman's lounge where you can go to study in a very quiet area, or take a nap in between classes. The union also holds a bank and Biggby Coffee.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in from religious groups to groups that plan activities on campus. There are a lot of free activities every week through an organization called the University Activities Board (UAB). During the first month or so there will be a lot of clubs holding free events around campus, so there will always be something fun to do for free.

    Food and Dining

    Dining at State is very nice. The dining halls in the dorms had pretty decent food, you learn very quickly which dining halls are good and which are just okay. The food truck stops around campus is very good, and the late night dining options are all good.

    Dorm Life

    My freshman year I had a quiet floor and I loved it. You will set the quiet hours as a floor, but mainly they were only enforced around finals week. I met awesome people on my floor and on my friends floors. Every floor is different, my was quiet and less social, where as my friends floor was more active and very social.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk around campus as much as possible, MSU is huge, but once you start to get familiar with it you can easily make this big campus a lot smaller and it will feel like home. Also buy a bus pass, it the winter you will not regret this and please don't try to ride your bike all winter long.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is an awesome place to live and learn. At Michigan State University you have every resource available to you in a convenient location. East Lansing and its surrounding towns have a lot to offer in a close proximity.

  • 05/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I mentioned clubs before; they are definitely present. I am in Hort(iculture) Club. Among other things, we care for the Hort botanical gardens and hold a huge plant sale each spring to fund the club and its activities. One of these is the Planet Student Career Days event and accompanying Hort-olympics:an agriculture/horticultural skills and knowledge competition featuring 65+ universities at which MSU placed 3 in the nation the past two years.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is known for its agricultural related fields and huge science work horse. A lot of the advancements in energy and technology you're seeing originated here.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive. That's it. Your education is largely dependent on the work you put into it and direction you. Beyond that, this is a great school, with great opportunities and great people making it work.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of clubs to join, campus activities and events to get involved in and meet new people, and with 50,000 students you're sure to make some friends. Sports are obviously a big deal here, and student sections are crazy. For those of you who are age, check out Stober's and Mac's Bar.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't experienced all that E. Lansing has to offer yet, but there are definitely plenty of options around town and on campus. The meals are reasonable and work at a selection of off-campus restaurants. I'm from Grand Rapids and used to a ton of awesome choices for dining out, and I'm sure I'll find plenty to explore around Lansing.

    Dorm Life

    I have never stayed in the dorms, so I can't comment. As a married transfer student with a baby on the way, I'm staying far away from there.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that the courses I've taken accurately reflect the credit level and expectations of a top university. I am challenged (I've had to learn how to really study for the first time) while enjoying and excelling at the work. If you're ready to work hard and don't want to blow your credits and sleeper classes, you'll learn a lot and come out with finely honed study skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a transfer student, I would recommend taking the community college route to get your university/college requirements taken care of in a more affordable manner. I understand, however, that total immersion in the campus lifestyle is important for many people, and I sometimes wish I had the ability to experience it myself. Ask questions! There are so many teachers, students and staff who will drop everything to help you succeed, and there are a lot hoops to jump through just to get started.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a big, beautiful, diverse community that churns out game-changers every year. The faculty is incredibly helpful and go out of their way to assist and guide current and prospective students; I still refer back to emails sent by my advisor two years ago. MSU's reputation as a top school in the nation, especially in the agriculture and science fields, is well deserved and attracts top learners to fill its ranks.

  • 04/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Every weekend the University Board of Activities has something that students can do. There are screenings of movies before the are in theaters, there are also recent movies that may have came out the month before. They every year during pride week there is a drag show that takes place. In the February there is Lil Sibs weekend. This weekend caters to your sibling, they come up and get to experience college life. There is free bowling on campus as well. The best part is most of these activities are free.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State dining is pretty good. They have something for everyone. There are different stations in each hall for example In East Neighborhood there is Holmes. Holmes has what is called late night. The dining hall stays open until 12 am for those students who are night owls and need to grab a late night dinner or snack. There is a station called Levels where you can get made to order sandwiches and there are also specialty pizzas, then there is Origins that caters to vegan students, Mosaic has specialty dishes everyday and each day it caters to s different culture. There is fresh fruit and a salad bar filled with a variety of toppings and different types of veggies. I could go on and on about the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Michigan State University is nice. The university is set up into different neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has a purpose for example, East neighborhood is the first year experience. Even though some stay in East their entire college career most of the students in east are freshman. The you have South Neighborhood which is your second year experience. There is free washing, study lounges on each floor. The school is also in the works of accommodating those who are apart of LGBT community. The dorms are very diverse.

    Academic Rigor

    Most will say that the classes at Michigan State University are hard. Personally I think that it's not the classes it's the majors. If all of your classes are hard and you can't seem to keep up I think it is the major. I had a hard time until I found the right major for me. There is a lot of quizzes, papers, and presentations all geared to help you in your future career.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students I would say to be sure that you research the school in depth. Michigan State is a big university and it can fell overwhelming, be sure to connect with peers and professors. Find professors that are teaching classes that relate to the field you would like to go into go to their office hours even if they aren't your professor. Along with your education you must have connections.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State from a scale of one star to five star. I give it a 5! GO GREEN GO WHITE!!!!

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are MSU police all over campus and these green poles that have emergency buttons on them that send out a signal to police and has a police officer there in 90 seconds or less.

    Greek Life

    I am not a part of greek life, but there is many that people can choose from.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is everything you could think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock. We have a big rock that someone paints every night and people guard it during the day so no one paints over it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's expensive. The worst part is paying for on campus dining when you live in the dorms. Also the dorms are pretty expensive too but it's nice being so close to campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a ton of events on campus! There are so many clubs and organizations to join that you could have a meeting every day of the week if you join that many. There is free bowling in our own bowling alley on campus, which is pretty fun even though it's the oldest bowling alley I've ever been to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid of the big campus. Don't be nervous about going in blind. Get to know your professors and GO TO CLASS!

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. It's big but once you go here, it seems to get a lot smaller. There are many different kinds of people here and they are all wonderful and worth getting to know.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Hoping I can get into this school it seems really good.

  • 03/25/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    I'm so excited in attending!!

  • 03/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Friday before finals in the midnight scream.

    Bang for the buck

    Great if you can go for in state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, IM teams, hundreds of clubs, Greek life, movies, bowling, and new events each night on campus.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has put a lot in the variety of the food and the special diary restrictions of some students. The meal plans make for quick tasty meals.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet every kind of person in the world.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with advisers to find your best schedule, and never be afraid to ask for help. The main library gets pretty packed during finals and you have to eat at Brody cafe at least once. I

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for both graduate and undergraduate course. The opportunities are endless and the teachers want you to prevail. The campus is beautiful.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have green emergency stations on almost every street and inside of every dorm on campus !!! The RA's are also really caring and compassionate about protecting their residents !

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is fun !!! I enjoy it. Theres sororities and frats for majors,sports, and some are even co-ed !

    Clubs and Activities

    We literally have 500 clubs on campus and counting !!!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone is welcome ! Come one,come all !

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Midnight Scream doing finals is pretty fun. We also have the protect spartys night against games when we play Michigan.

    Bang for the buck

    You will leave a new person,with a better understanding of the world and yourself ! So thats priceless outcome !

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything ! There is so many free events for students, the possibilities are endless !!

    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing ! Our dining halls are constantly renovated, with new menus,services,and locations.

    Dorm Life

    Great !!! Theres a place to live for every field of study,and every living preference. There are dorms where you can live and go to all your classes in the same building !

    Academic Rigor

    The studying and course load is tough ! But we are Spartans here ! We love a challenge !

    Tips for prospective students

    Michigan State has a little piece of heaven for whatever you are interested in. This is a place where you can really expand your knowledge and figure out what you want to do with your life.If you take the time to do a little research you will definitely find something that will amaze you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an amazing university to attend.The people are friendly,you have so many resources available to you 24/7,and the campus is gorgeous ! I truly made the right decision in becoming a Spartan.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are everywhere! It's surprising how any crimes could happen on campus because I see the police waiting around everywhere and sometimes even in the cafe enjoying a meal!

    Greek Life

    Many Fraternity's and sorority's everywhere. I have a couple friends in the greek life and they say they love it! There are even major specific frats and sorority's.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 clubs. From harry Potter to squirrel watching MSU has almost any club you can think of, and if they do not have one you want then you are able to create your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student! Many party people, along with creative, nerdy, and jocks. MSU has it all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The rock that's painted almost every week! The Izzo camp-out when you stay up all night and meet the basketball team, on of Michigan's most famous team's! Also, the Izzone during the basketball games come with loads of traditions that may be too difficult to explain!

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty decent school, but with any college the price is killer and only rising.

    What to do for fun

    Football games, Basketball games. Party boat. MSU has many options since it is so large. The college, as with any other, has many options and the experience is what you make of it.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food, and dining. The meal plans are plenty, and abundant. Just be sure to keep the freshman 15 off because several of my friends have gained weight.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are decent some are better than others and location is everything! Since Michigan State is so large be sure to look into where your classes are.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what classes you're taking. Some may require more of your time studying while others are rather simple. It verses per class, per professor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to self-teach yourself in some classes. Always make sure you look into what class your taking and who is teaching it. Also, be prepared to walk a lot for the campus is in the top 10 for largest schools. Make full use of all resources for they are extremely helpful.

    In three sentences

    Michigan state is beautiful and elegant, but one problem, the population is too much. The campus is great, but the some professors are not what I would call a Legit professor. I personally think I could teach some of the classes, but overall it's a decently fitting college with it's ups and downs.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lights and cops are everywhere. The cops are usually pretty easy going about alcohol consumption if you're not acting ridiculous. so campus is both safe and fun friendly.

    Great for these types of students

    Gret for students that like large class sizes and lots of opportunities to make friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The midnight scream of finals week is tons of fun. Everyone opens their window at midnight every night of finals and just scream they stress away. We also burn couches after big loses or victories, such as the riots in 2013 :) We also love to feed our dickies on the river. :)

    What to do for fun

    There is always a party and there are tons of clubs and such in Lansing. There are also a lot of restaurants on grand river ave. Campus programs also offer free movies and ice skating opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't that great, especially in east neighborhood. The best food is at Brody Cafe and Snyder Phillips and The Gallery (Case) are both pretty good too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kind of small, but if you keep it clean they can be really nice. I recommend community bathrooms, but I had a really bad experience with my suite mates and the bathroom being a hot mess this year so I will never apply for shared bathroom again. I also recommend living anywhere but east neighborhood if you want decent cafe food.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused and work hard. If you give up you won't make it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't skip classes, I made that mistake and i fell behind my first semester. Study, but don't forget to have fun. You get more stressed out if you don't party every once in a while. Make friends and join and join clubs, college is not the experience everyone sees in the movies if you're shoving your face with ice cream and watching family guy on a friday night because you haven't made any friends. Make friends with your professor and make a good impression, they are references that will be really valuable later and most of them want to know you.

    In three sentences

    Most of the teachers are willing to help and the students are usually incredibly friendly. The resources on campus are also really helpful. The only major downside is that the cafe food kind of sucks, but at least the parties are fun.

  • 02/28/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    I visited the campus almost every year during high school due to summer academic programs. Living on campus for two-weeks, every year, was a fun and gave me the campus life experience.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    There's a little something here for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    MSU is a Big Ten school, so sports are kind of a big deal here. Football games are a blast, and basketball games are pretty great too. There are also TONS of student organizations on campus to get involved with. There are clubs and IM sports to fit a lot of different interests (Harry Potter fans- we even have a quidditch team!). The Union has a bowling alley that only costs ~$2, and there are also frequent activities there. Also, there are on-campus theaters on the weekends that are free with a student ID. They even have free popcorn! We also have the Wharton Center, which hosts Broadway musicals, as well as concerts put on by our College of Music, and by the various a cappella groups on campus.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has pretty good quality food in the cafeterias, and a decent amount of variety. There are 11 different dining halls, each offering some unique options (pizza, pasta station, Stir-fry, etc.), as well as generic items like cereal. With a meal plan, you get unlimited visits to the caf, as well as a combo-exchange, which means that you can get 3 of the select items (such as easymac, sandwiches, muffins, juice, milk, etc.) every day from Sparty's (a type of convenience store on campus). The cafs serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and some also offer late-night, which goes until midnight.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of different dorms to choose from, spread all across campus. The rooms aren't huge, but they are among some of the nicer ones I have seen. Some buildings have suite-style bathrooms, and others have community bathrooms for the whole floor. Living in the dorms is a good way to meet people, and it is a lot easier to hang out or form study groups when you live just down the hall from your friends and classmates. The university also offers some on-campus apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of your classes will obviously vary some depending on what major you choose, but I'd say it's a little bit above average for the university overall. The difficulty level will increase as you go, especially once you get into 300 and 400 level courses for your specific program. You will need to spend a fair amount of time studying and doing coursework to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, get involved! Find an organization or club on campus that fits your interests, and try it out. And don't be afraid to try something new, either. Getting involved is the best way to meet people. Also, don't blow off studying or let yourself get behind. Get organized and keep up with your classes from the beginning. It will save you some stress, and you will learn a lot more if you spread it out instead of cramming.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great academic institution, but also has a friendly, welcoming environment. The university also has a very wide variety of programs to study. It has a large, beautiful campus, and there's always something to do to fit any interest.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you're smart about how you move around the campus, you're fine. There are always risks when it comes to moving around a college campus in the middle of night, but paths are well lit and there are lots of policemen and many emergency phone conveniently placed if you're in trouble.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you can think of it, you can participate in it. There are hundreds of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are willing to broaden their horizons, engage with people who are different than them, and who are ready to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to check out The Rock- people paint the Rock with slogans and things, and it's a great way to learn what's going on around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only are you paying for a quality education, you're paying for a beautiful campus, wonderful sports teams, a study abroad program that is top of the line, buildings in good repair and a great college experience.

    What to do for fun

    At Michigan State University, if you can think of something to do, you can probably do it.

    Food and Dining

    Food has lots of variations and there is plenty of space to talk to friends and make new ones. Also- since the meal plans allow you to have all you can eat and the cafeterias are open late, food is not difficult to come by. Also, if you're a little more bold, then you can find loads of phenomenal restaurants right around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and well kept, repairs are made quickly, and staff is very alert. You have the opportunity to engage in activities with your floor, and there are places to study quietly.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of your classes what you put into them. You can learn nothing by zoning out, or you can engage and get an enormous amount of knowledge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be shy to try new things- Michigan State has hundreds of opportunities for you to take. Ask questions and participate- you'll learn so much more if you're engaged and participating. Ask the faculty for help- they have all the resources that you'll need, but you have to ask them to get any of those resources.

    In three sentences

    The campus is extremely beautiful and well kept. The students are very nice and caring, and the faculty are all very intelligent and caring. Although you cannot just walk in and get a degree, Michigan State will be sure to give you a great education and prepare you for the real world.

  • 02/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People feel safe walking around campus at any time during the night. Police services are always close by and there are emergency buttons placed all over campus and in the dorms if you ever feel threatened.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of fraternities and sororities on campus to help develop your social and professional resume. With all these options it's hard to find an environment that won't fit who you are.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs on campus doing everything from building a formula racing car to watching squirrels. Club sports for just about anything you can imagine, including underwater hockey. Seriously, if you can't find anything that fits your interest you're simply not looking.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. They like to say you can make a big university smaller but not a small university bigger. Large lectures disappear as you get higher into your education, and with all the different communities available on campus you can be sure you won't feel lonely.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The river walk is a beautiful scenic walk along the red cedar river, and the students seem to enjoy burning couches for sporting events.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an expensive university, but for a big ten name and among the top 100 universities in the United States, it's a fantastic deal.

    What to do for fun

    Join a wide variety of clubs on campus, play IM sports, join the Greek system that's active on campus, go to sporting events on the weekends and sometimes during the week. The possibilities are near endless and hardly anyone ends up bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic and has options for every special type of diet. It is a little expensive, like all college food.

    Dorm Life

    There are many options for dorm life, co-ed, gender segregated by floor or dorm wing, international, quiet, just about anything you can imagine.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are all hard but not impossible. There are classes that are very difficult but there are other classes that are quite easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, get all your homework done, and get involved on campus. Don't let your grades slip as that hurts your chances of obtaining an internship and hinders other opportunities you may run into.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a large campus with many things going on. The academic atmosphere is so broad it can fit anybodies needs. If you're into sports, come no further as MSU has many sports you can view for free, compete in with their IM program, and they're football and baskettball programs are top notch.

  • 01/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During finals week each semester, all students open up their windows and participate in the Midnight Scream. It's been a tradition for many, many years and is a fun way to let out some stress during finals week.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe the experience of being at MSU is well worth my money. I could not imagine myself anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    There are SO many clubs and organizations to become involved with once on campus. Greek life is big here.

    Food and Dining

    Brody is the number one ranked cafeteria for college campuses.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are being/have been re-done currently.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and choice of classes, depends on how challenging they could be. I tend to find if I enjoy a class more or I am more interested in the subject, I tend to find it easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create a good study habit.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a culturally diverse campus. It provides academic and non-academic opportunities for students of all different backgrounds. Being apart of the MSU community is great.

  • 01/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus. It is very well lit and there our safety poles all over campus. Also, after the busses stop running at night, there is an option for the Night Owl which will pick you up anywhere and take you anywhere. Also, all sleeping halls lock after nine and you can only enter through the front door. You must have an ID card to enter any of the doors as well. Finally, your dorm door individually locks for extra safety.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every time some one yells Go Green! wherever you may be, you must respond with Go White!. There is the Sparty Statue in the center of campus that you must see.

    Bang for the buck

    I know the tuition is a little steep but it is well worth it. You get so many experiences and opportunities that it is totally worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Well hello! It's college, there are lots of things to do for fun. First of all, we're a big ten school so the sports are not only exciting to watch but so many fun memories are created in the stands. Secondly, every weekend there are movies shown in one of our lecture halls. They are no charge and are current movies. Every friday there are free music fridays and different music is played for your enjoyment. Every wednesday there is free bowling in the Student Union's basement. All kinds of clubs and greek life are splattered around.

    Food and Dining

    The food plans are great because you not only get unlimited meals at the cafeterias but also combo exchanges. The food isn't typical college food, either. It's actually enjoyable to eat and I look forward to my meals.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is amazing. It is not only beautiful and convenient but an experience that only happens once in a lifetime. The rooms are comfortable and furnished and the halls allow for friendships and adventures. Laundry is free and another plus is the large study rooms that allow you to escape for some extra study time.

    Academic Rigor

    This classes are interesting and a challenge but not too big of a challenge where you can't get the work done or pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise possible students to not look at college as a big opportunity to party and let loose. Instead, take this opportunity as a chance to improve your skills and experiences for your life resume. You need to always try your best and give everything all of your energy. Have fun with your school and take every chance that is given to you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is an amazing educational institute where you aren't just another student, but a part of the giant family. Here, one never feels like another number but a student that is valued and cared about by each faculty member. After being here for only one semester thus far, I've come to realize that there is no other university that could compare to the determination and excitement of the faculty to help each individual not only graduate but thrive in the real world.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being such a large university, there has been some problems with safety in the past. If you're smart about it though, there won't be a problem. Always walk home with someone if it's dark outside or call a taxi.

    Greek Life

    Campus is surrounded by Greek housing, and it's common to see your friends rushing during your first semester here. Greek life is present, but not obnoxious.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said earlier, there are thousands of clubs. If you don't find the one you're looking for or its located all the way at Brody, there are easy ways to start your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is great for every type of student. There is such a range here that it is hard to place a specific type of student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The night before finals week at midnight, everyone runs outside and yells at the top of their lungs.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is a well known university, and Spartans flock to every corner of the globe. This is a great way to network for job opportunities after you receive your bachelor's degree.

    What to do for fun

    Michigan State is definitely a party school, so there are plenty of ways to have fun. If that isn't your forte though, there are thousands of student groups that you can join for any of your hobbies. Also, East Lansing is filled with hang out spots.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State has some of the best food halls for colleges that I've ever been to. Plus, we have one for every group of residence halls. People from University of Michigan come visit friends here and are shocked by the quality of the food that we have.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is required for freshman, but it isn't so bad. Laundry is right downstairs, and cafeterias are always nearby. You get close to the people on your floor, so spending your first year in a dorm isn't so bad here.

    Academic Rigor

    This strongly depends on the type of class you take. Some classes are very easy lecture style classes where to just take exams on the notes while others are intensive classes where you have to do assignments. This depends on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to come here already knowing what major you want to have. There are mandatory classes that everyone has to take anyway. If you're considering coming here, make your choice off of the great experience, the beautiful campus, and the quality education.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has been the best experience of my life. There are so many opportunities here that I can't even count them. There are so many people here that it is easy to make friends.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt more safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life at MSU is very active. They always have events and fundraisers going on.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of clubs to join. From astronomy to squirrel watching, you name it and we probably have it!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that like to have fun, but know when to stop and study.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual tradition has to be the couch burning. After major sporting wins, we burn couches! It is an amazing time, because all the students go out to watch and cheer for the Spartans win.

    Bang for the buck

    This is an expensive school. If you can get the grades then this is the place to go!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do for fun on campus and off. There are a number of clubs you can join, or in your residence hall there are usually activities going on.

    Food and Dining

    You will never run out of food here! The quality is much better than high school, and you can pretty much eat as much as you want.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! They could be a little bigger, but the people are so friendly and helping that you almost never want to leave.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but you learn so much more. Exam week is the worst, but as soon as it's over you feel much better.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet all of your friends during welcome week, and find study groups. Also manage your time between studying and having fun.

    In three sentences

    This is my second home. Michigan State is the best college to attend. From their school spirit to the exceptional professors, this is the place to go.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Eat and shopping on Grand River Ave., shopping at Meridian Mall, party at frat houses and go watch football games!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go apply and have best four years with all your peers!

    In three sentences

    The inveterate culture of MSU is to be a star Spartan who is able to do achieve higher academic status and contribute for your own community as well as HAVE FUN! School Life is not gonna be insipid when you really find a way to enjoy, and the place that could provide you with those fun is MSU-Spartan!

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Although Michigan State may be a bit on the expensive side when it comes to tuition, it is well worth it when you expiernce the classes and the campus life.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun at Michigan State University. There is a group called ASMSU that coordinates fun activities on campus every week of the day. Things like glow bowling, open mic night, roller skating parties, etc. These events are all free and paid by Michigan State. Also, we have many sports teams that play on campus to come on and cheer along. One great thing about campus is Grand River Avenue. This major avenue includes great shopping boutiques, delicious eats, and thriving bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Michigan State University is profound. All the cafeteria's have a salad bar which is perfect for the healthy ones, but they also have things like sushi bars, grills, and desert tables. There is even a mini food court in the interantional center which accepts Spartan Cash.

    Dorm Life

    The food plan that you inherit with dorm life is the best part about it. There are over 12 dorm cafes that have multiple choices of food items through out the day. The dorms are fairly nice and all close to bus stops.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the courses have strict homework policies and exam procedures but many of the professors will sympathize if something important had come up where you couldn't finish the homework or exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give to prospective students is to not bring your laptop to lecture in less your class requires it. You will waste time surfing the web and it will distract you from important information that may be on your next exam. A tip that will save you money is to buy a bus pass and dont drive to class because parking is expensive and parking tickets are numerous on campus. Lastly, don;t buy your books untill you have gone to class and seen what your professor thinks about the book, it could save you quite a chunck of change.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a wonderful place to find yourself. You may change your major three times, but it will all be well worth it once you graduate. The classes at this University are challenging yet rewarding.

  • 12/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is msu state police everywhere.

    Greek Life

    I'm not really apart of the Greek life, but they seem pretty cool I guess if your into that type of stuff.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities.So many clubs that you wouldn't even think existed.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth every penny

    What to do for fun

    I don't really have fun lol.. If I'm not studying or doing homework, I'm talking to my neighbors and my roommate.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great. there is a variety of food to choose from and you can at at any caf. Oh.. and all the cafs are different too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is cool. It's nice to have a roommate. the bathrooms are pretty clean too.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are pretty difficult. We have a very diverse staff so we have a lot of professors who are hard to understand and that makes the class even harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, study and go to class. Do not be a procrastinator.

    In three sentences

    Msu is an awesome school. It's very diverse, the courses are difficult but no one said it would be easy. The food is great and the city is gorgeous.

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe every where i go on campus, no pressure.

    What to do for fun

    i like to go up to grand river with a group of friends to hang out on the weekend it offers so much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited food plan, what more can you ask for?Your rarely disappointed with the Caf. My Personal favorite place to eat is SNY-PHY & Case Yummy :)

    Dorm Life

    Free Laundry.!!!

    In three sentences

    I love my school, no other school like it around. Beautiful campus and environment to be around. Every one is so nice and the school spirit is amazing, GO GREEN!

  • 12/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before attending Join student groups and clubs

    In three sentences

    MSU has a beautiful campus that is easy to navigate. The majority of people are nice and friendly. I absolutely love it here!

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Every campus has had its share of danger. I've always felt safe at MSU though. There are emergency phones all over campus and in some of the surrounding apartment complexes as well. It's basic common sense to not travel alone at night, if you are alone cab if you can. I'm a big fan of the buddy system. Overall, I feel very safe on this campus.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events on campus are so much fun. The student section atmosphere is great. There's also floor bonding events in dorms. Those are fun because you get to know all the people you live with better. There's activities every week at the union, like bowling, karaoke, crafts and more. We even have movies every weekend on campus, they are so much fun. Sometimes, we even get free advance screenings of movies before they're released to the public. It's awesome. My friends and I got to see Pitch Perfect and Paranormal Activity 4 before they were released last year, just an example of the movies we get to see. East Lansing has so much to do as well. Plenty of delicious restaurants and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    I love all of the cafeterias at MSU. Given some have better food than others, but I never had a negative experience at any of them. I never got sick from the food here. This school has everything from sushi, to burgers, to wraps and more. I wish I had an of campus meal plan now that I'm no longer in a dorm.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms here!! I lived in south complex by the stadium. It was perfect. I wasn't close to town, where I would want to spend all my money or get distracted. I really liked my location. People I met on my floor are now some of my very best friends. And believe it or not, I actually miss the cafeteria food now that I live off campus. Everything is so accessible when you live in a dorm, there's always food, study groups, activities and so much more.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes will bring more stress than others. I find Rate My Professor and Koofers very helpful when I'm working on planning my semester schedules. But at the same time, you can't believe everything you read in these interviews. I haven't had too hard of a time with any classes yet. But always look to challenge yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard! No matter what major you choose, you will find that some of your classes will be difficult. Don't slack off your freshman year, it's important to start strong and build a good GPA for future years to come. Learn to manage your time between work and play. At MSU there's always something going on. Sometimes you need to choose between an event and studying. At the end of the day, this is one of the best schools in the nation and you're here for a reason. Your studies and your future matter, don't let anyone get in your way of that.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is the perfect place to meet many new people who can be your friends for life. All of the green and white school spirit is unbelievable. This school provides me with a great balance of gaining life experience inside and outside of the classroom.

  • 11/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus. The dorms have extensive safety measures to keep non residents out.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. If you are studious and enjoy science, apply to Lymen Briggs. If you are social, you will do well here. If not, you can do well by joining a residential college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Sparty statue is a place of pride and honor.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, watch TV, go to IM sports. There is almost always some campus event going on that you can attend.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not gourmet, but they do well with serving you as well as possible.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms help you meet new people, as well as get you accustomed to life at MSU. Attending as many events as possible will allow you to meet many people.

    Academic Rigor

    The university is very focused on your success. Very few classes are based on curves (competing against students for grades), so it is based on your merit. You can get a university-paid tutor if you go at a certain time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check websites to see if your professor is good or not. You do not want to be stuck with a bad professor. Do not be afraid to not listen to the academic advisors at your AOP.

    In three sentences

    The campus seems big at first, but it shrinks by the second or third week. I now know my way around here like the back of my hand, and it is only my first year here. The classes are about as hard as one would expect.

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police officers are always everywhere, and students tend to look out for each other.We also have green lights all over campus, where if there was an emergency, you could find the nearest greenlight, and the police will be at your location within 5 minutes.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty awesome! We have tons of greeks from the Pan Hellenic council, and the National Pan Hellenic Council for those of you who have heard of the divine nine.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 600 clubs, sports, and acivities for you to choose from here. If there is something that you want to do that we don't offer, you can create that club.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for all students except for those who prefer small schools, and small class sizes, or a school that has a religious affiliation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a boulder on farm lane by the farm lane bridge and the fairchild auditorium, known as the rock, that was a gift from the class of 1886, that students and organizations can paint before sunrise. Before football games, we stand on the corner of chesnut and kalamazoo to watch the football team walk to the stadium in their suits, Before the start of the basketball season, we have the izzone campout to get lower and upper bowl season tickets. Every night of finals week, we do the midnight scream where students scream randomly for about 10 minutes to blow off some steam before finals, and whenever you hear someone say go green, always yell go white!

    Bang for the buck

    This institution is very overpriced, but you actually have access to so many opportunities and connections here.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do for fun! Tons of parties thrown by frats and sororities, shopping at meridian or eastwood malls, going to the hookah lounge, going to the river boat during the first half of the fall and spring semesters, going to clubs on the weekend, like secrets, Fahrenheit, or Whisky Barrell Salloon on college night which is every wednesday. If you are not for partying, then the university activities board plans free awesome events on campus for students like open mic night, campus center cinemas, arts and crafts shows, bowling, UFest, Spartan Family Feud, concerts, and even euchre tournaments.

    Food and Dining

    The food tends to become repetitive after a while, but good thing is all meal plans are unlimited, and on Monday-Friday, you can get your combo exchange, once a day, just by having your student id swiped at a spartys location,

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good depending on where you live. One awesome thing is that laundry is free

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, and you REALLY have to study! If you need help, you can find a peer to help you, go to one of the engagement centers in each neighborhood, student services building, Math Learning Center, Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Resource Center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though it is fairly easy to get into Michigan State, the classes are actually challenging and you must work hard to succeed. You have to be serious about your education to survive here. Also, apply for financial aid as soon as possible, because the earlier you apply, the more money you will get. You can also get academic scholarships if you keep your grades up. Lastly, make as many connections as you can and become involved!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has tons of opportunities for students of all races and backgrounds, but you must go get them. The university will not bring them to you. It is up to you to make it happen.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs, and if you don't find one you want, you can start one!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can learn independently, who want to do the best they can do, and who enjoy school/learning.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is worth the tution price, especially if you live off campus. Dorms are really expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student clubs and organizations that host activities each week and weekend. Check out the Union for more info on that!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options on campus for eating.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect you to read any material provided and think creatively about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're transferring from a community college or coming in out of high school, don't expect that you'll just float through on the amount of effort you're used to putting into school work. At MSU you will have to study more. I am typically a straight A student and I got a C+ on my first test at MSU. Since then I have doubled my studying efforts and I'm back to getting As. It's possible to do very well there, but only if you put in the work!

    In three sentences

    I love MSU. I picked the perfect college for me. I would not want to go anywhere else!

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports! Craft Nights! Dancing! Comedy Clubs

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with something! Be friendly! Meet new & try new things! Learn anything you can!

    In three sentences

    MSU is a big, beautiful campus filled with something for literally everyone. MSU is truly a melting pot of people from different cultures and different interests, allowing for you to really have a broader view of the world. MSU I the happiest place on Earth for me.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports, clubs, hanging out. There is way to many things to do here. You will constantly find yourself busy.

    Food and Dining

    Unlimited meal plan. That is all.

    Dorm Life

    Get an apartment after your first year.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging in some areas but overall pretty easy if you attend class and take good notes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Party hard, study harder. Grades are the things that will better your future.

    In three sentences

    This is the best University to be in my opinion. The exposure to networking is incredible and the professors are great. You have so many opportunities to be successful here.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is movie theatres that you can go to, bowling lanes on campus, and the football games with tail gating. there is tons of stuff available on campus to keep you busy. there is a large variety of clubs/organizations to join, or shops on grand river if that is more your style.

    Food and Dining

    there is a large variety of food that is available throughout the day. pizza, cereal, ice cream, and much more is at your disposal at any time. plus meal plans are available for purchase, and required by freshman, that allow you to visit the cafes as many times as you want. the only thing i don't like is that during the weekends most close down, and only a few are open past 10pm.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life, as it is at any campus, is terrible; especially if you have a room mate that you don't get along with. the dorms themselves are great and pretty spacious. .depending on what hall you are assigned, you may have a bathroom that is shared between two rooms, or a community bathroom that you don't have to clean. keep in mind that freshmen are required to live on campus until they reach sophmore status.

    Academic Rigor

    classes pose a lot of information, and it is much more rigorous than the AP courses that i had taken during my time in high school. the exams are also much more in depth and lengthy.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is highly recommended that you get yourself some sort of transportation, whether it be a bike or a bus pass. freshman are not allowed to have their vehicle on campus, with the exception of a moped. i would also suggest giving yourself plenty of time between classes because travel can be time consuming.

    In three sentences

    It is a gorgeous campus with a wide variety of courses. the professors are well rounded and very friendly. i would recommend this campus to just about anyone.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Ratchet campus. There were two attacks right by my dorm building within the first month of school

    Greek Life

    Pretty prevalent

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of IM sports

    Great for these types of students

    Want a big school that sounds like a good school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock: there's always a club giving out free stuff

    Bang for the buck

    Costs only 2000 less than U of M but ranked far less in almost any category,

    What to do for fun

    Grand River Ave... there's an American Apparel and Urban... that's it. Obvi a party school.

    Food and Dining

    It's not disgusting, but its definitely not good. It's ranked in the top ten college dining somehow, though.

    Dorm Life

    Small dorms, no kitchens, gross bathrooms with disgusting water. There's always a smell. Dorms are located on outer edges of campus, away from all you classes.

    Academic Rigor

    There are hard classes, but you'll have to try to find them. Minimum credits per semester is pretty low.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't screw up and you'll get in.

    In three sentences

    Not crazy-serious about academics. BIG school. Easy to get in to.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Somewhat obnoxious. Cops are everywhere, and there are emergency phones around campus. Just beware of some of the darker lit areas at night. I advise a can of mace or a pocket knife just in case, ladies. You can never be too careful.

    Greek Life

    Insane! So many frat. and sorority houses to visit!

    Clubs and Activities

    ALL KINDS. Underwater hockey, polo, basket weaving, ski club, MANY, MANY MORE!

    Great for these types of students

    Looking to become independent, responsible, motivated, looking for diversity, meeting new people, getting away from home, obtaining some GREAT opportunities, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Too many to list. There's a man that stands outside of wells and pushes the word of God onto everyone that walks past, people like to paint the Rock across the street from Bessey to announce events or holidays, and several more!

    Bang for the buck

    Being a Big 10 school, many things are expensive...Parking is ridiculous, and surrounding shopping centers can be more pricey than at home. But there is a variety of places to go, and opportunities to save some cash.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, go to the gym and join a group in a game of volleyball, go to house parties, attend campus events, and go to the movies for free on campus!

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty basic, but there are many choices around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great to meet people during your first year. Travel down the hall, meet your neighbors, hang out in the caf, and meet THEIR friends!

    Academic Rigor

    Much more difficult than your typical community college. You need to be ON TOP OF YOUR WORK, because the professors don't typically baby you through the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. STUDY, STUDY, STUDY. 2. Do NOT procrastinate. 3. Take notes and pay attention to side notes. 4. Partying is fun and totally okay, but not in excess. 5. Some professors really don't care about you, but some do. Always talk to your instructors if something is going on in your personal life. Sometimes they'll help you out :) 6. Get out of your comfort zone! Branching out is a great way to meet more people and have fun doing it!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing in every way. The campus is gorgeous, most of the students are friendly, and there are all kinds of classes and all sorta of extra circulars! I would never want to be anywhere else! A+

  • 10/10/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    SO excited I made the right choice of attending MSU this fall. I love the campus life, the people, and the great education I will receive, I am very satisfied.

  • 10/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a huge must and is very well constructed. There are always police patrolling the campus, RAs that patrol the halls at night, and emergency signal buttons every where you go. Earlier this year I had an issue with money being stolen from my room, I called campus police and they were at my door investigating within 10 minutes. You will always feel safe so matter where you are at on MSUs campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    At MSU we have over 600 clubs that meet on campus. It is guaranteed that no matter where your interests lie there is a club on campus for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are a million things on campus that can be done for fun. Every weekend the University Activities Board has events that are open and free to all students. These can range from movies, to bowling, to craft and psychic nights. The halls also always have events that are a lot of fun. And if you want to get away, there are malls and even a zoo within a very close distance.

    Food and Dining

    The food at MSU is always well prepared and they cater to everyones needs. There are vegetarian and vegan options, healthy options, and of course quick and easy options. The staff is friendly and the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is an amazing experience. You meet so many wonderful people, have RAs who are friendly and always willing to help you, and there are an immense amount of resources and activities around. Health clinics, work out rooms, tutors, floor evens, and even campus events are all easily accessible while living in the dorms and it makes living on a wonderful experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at Michigan State are going to challenge you. You will get overwhelmed at times because there is a lot of homework, but the more the professors assign you to do, the more they are trying to teach you. Even if the homework is not required you must do it. You must follow your professors instructions, if you do so you are sure to succeed in the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that college will be a breeze, because it won't be. It is a challenge, but that is how you know you are being taught something. Be open to making new friends and trying new things because it will truly change your life. Join clubs, make friends, ask your professors for help, and study hard. That is how you will get everything that you should receive from your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a wonderful place to come to go as far in your career path as you possibly can. There are numerous resources and people willing to help you with academics, adjusting, or anything else that you may need. If you are serious about wanting to learn and gain a wonderful experience, come to MSU.

  • 09/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is essentially every type of club you can imagine. You definitely need to join one- you will find your family there!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock! There's a giant rock on campus that has been there FOREVER. Students/student groups paint the rock in the middle of the night for holidays, to tell people to go greek, or just because they want to paint the rock!

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is expensive, there's no doubt. However, you can't succeed in the professional world if you don't have a college degree, and Michigan State offers one of the best educations you can buy.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies are shown every weekend, on Wednesdays there's free bowling at the Union, you can walk through the woods on Baker Woodlot on nice days, Grand River is right next to campus and has great shopping and food, there are hundreds and hundreds of clubs you could join...the list goes on and on. There really is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias offer a variety of food choices every day, and they accomodate for vegetarians and those on strict religious diets. The food is pretty good (nothing can compare to a home-cooked meal) and the cafs are kept clean and updated.

    Dorm Life

    They're dorms. They're kept clean and have great security. For the most part people are respectful of quiet hours. You really develop a community on your floor, with RAs putting on floor events every week and asking floormates for help on homework. Once you get past the size of the rooms, living in the dorms is a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major - some of them are incredibly difficult and some are fairly easy. For example, I am in James Madison College, and the workload is heavy and the professors challenge you

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit! You cannot choose a college that is right for you without being on the campus. For some, Michigan State is too large and overwhelming, and for others it's size is part of the attraction.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a beautiful campus, full of greenery, parts that are older and nostalgic and parts that are modern. The professors here really care and value your education. The resources are plentiful and there's someone to help you with any problem you have.

  • 09/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Dairy Store is a very popular spot on campus. There is cheese and ice cream that is made on campus sold here. The fat and sugar content in the ice cream is too high to be sold in store so you know it is extra good.

    Bang for the buck

    Michigan State is expensive, but all schools are nowadays. I figure that I am spending four years here, getting an education, making friends and hopefully in the end leaving with a great job. I believe that it's worth the debt.

    What to do for fun

    There are activities every day available. On the weekends they play movies that are free for all students and only $2 for non students. There are all sorts of clubs like disc golf, break dancing, volunteer groups and pretty much anything you might be interested in.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafeterias almost everywhere around campus and a few of them are even open until 12 am. The Brody neighborhood cafeteria was rated number one in the nation this year, so the food quality is high. Also, everyone with a meal plan gets a combo exchange everyday which includes a free drink, sandwich or meal of your choice, and a small snack, so if you don't have a lot of time in between classes, those are convenient.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, I live in Brody neighborhood which is all newly renovated, so compared to the other dorms, it's especially nice here. In our hall we have community style bathrooms which some people are afraid of, but everyone is relatively clean and treat it well. As for people in the dorms, they give you your privacy, but it's also a great place to meet friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at Michigan State are tough and require lots of time and hard work, but it's nothing you're going to avoid at any other college. Focus is necessary and you have to want it, it takes determination to do well, but it is doable. College courses just take some getting used to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Michigan State is a great school, but it is not for everyone. There's lots of school spirit and people are very friendly here, but the campus is huge. If this is what you're looking for then I would recommend this school to you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a large school which is sometimes overwhelming, but also means lots of opportunities. I am a freshman this year still adjusting, but enjoying the ride. I look forward to everything to come and plan to work hard at school to graduate high in my class with an engineering degree.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They work extra hard to make sure campus is safe for everyone. There are big green poles that you can push an emergency button on it and the ambulance will come very quickly. Safety is a top priority for Michigan State University

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you shouldn't read the second half of a song that MSU student sing called the Alma Mater and you should not sing it until after you graduate because its bad luck. The Beaumont tour has bells at the top and once you hear those bells you are a true Spartan.

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything. If some one asks hey want to go do this then I say sure! unless I am doing something else like studying. There are endless things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The two main food places at MSU are located in Brody neighborhood and North neighborhood. Brody is one of the biggest school cafeterias in the US I believe and the food is to die for. Everyone craves to eat at Brody. All the food is great and cooked well. Even by students who are majoring in culinary arts.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are different in their own little ways. Some may be a little smaller and cramped but its still a great experience of living with some one else and interacting with all the people on your floor. Do not be that kid that sits in their room everyday not talking to people because it will get you no where. Be outgoing and come out of your bubble because that's how you get the best dorm experience!

    Academic Rigor

    All the faculty are willing to help any student and to make them successful. They aren't just there to teach you material of a class then you never see them outside. They have hours dedicated to students that may struggle with a certain class. There are even learning centers so you can improve on that subject you struggle with. Help is everywhere you go even if you didn't think you needed it and run into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Yes school can be expensive but trust me if you work hard to get scholarships and financial aid it will pay off for you or whoever is paying for schooling. Yes its college and you need to go to class but at the same time you can have fun. There is plenty to do around campus and you can pick from over 600 clubs and organizations to join. Its a great experience and who wouldn't want to be a Spartan?! Spartans stand together.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is so welcoming compared to the other colleges I have looked at. Professors and staff are great with trying to interact more with the students rather than giving boring lectures or not taking time in their day to talk with individuals. The environment you are in is really calming because rarely anyone is rude or mean I love it here at MSU.

  • 09/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What isn't there for you to do for fun at MSU? There is everything you can think of from music, crafts, sports, activities anything that you want to do is here. So there is no way that you can be bored if you get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good and, they have almost any kind of food. So, you can go to any cafeteria or a store and, they will have food for you there. In the cafeterias they always have a lot of options for you to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life here is awesome. There is always a lot of stuff to do here and, the residents assistance are always holding events to get involved with. SO you cannot be bored.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are pretty tough but, not impossible to pass. IF you study the hours your suppose to study and, pay attention in class there is no reason why you shouldn't pass the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Know how to manage your time wisely 2. Study Study Study 3. Know your course syllabus it will save your life many times

    In three sentences

    MSU is the best university in the country hands down.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety here is amazing. You can always go to an officer for help. East Lansing has a team just for our campus. They are here to help you with anything you might need.

    Greek Life

    There are many frats and sororities to choose from here. You can rush to find out more about them if you choose, but they are not always for everyone. Greek life will have a big grill out before the football games so students can come by and learn more about them.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school holds a night in the beginning of the year where you can look at all the clubs and organizations on campus. They has stands set up in the law and they are trying to get students to join their group. I bet there are over 200 clubs! If by some chance there is not a club that you want to join you can easily set one up yourself!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Here on campus we have the Beaumont Tower. There is a tale that if you kiss your love in the shadow of the tower you two will be together forever. As you are walking down the street and you here someone yell Go Green you better yell Go White back at them. This does not only apply on campus. You can be on the other side of the world and see someone wearing a Michigan State shirt and say Go Green and I guarantee that will say Go White back!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are a must! Football and basketball games are the most exciting, but all the sporting events are great. There is always movies showing, either outside or in a lecture hall. They are new movies too! There is the union here where you can go bowling, do crafts, and just socialize with friends. You can also join a sports team with your friends here.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great! We just got two new cafes. They are amazing. There is always a salad bar and a vegetarian option. There is also something new everyday so you will never get sick of the same old food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are excellent. The only advice I can give is not to bring everything you own because they and not that big and also always keep you door open. That is how you will meet all the people living with you for the next year.

    Academic Rigor

    As a freshman I do not know how hard many of the class are, but I do know that they are very good at teaching you the material that you need to know to be successful in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself. College is a time for a fresh start for many people. Be friendly and open to all the people you meet. I guarantee that you will meet some very interesting people here, but they may be the nicest people you have ever met.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a beautiful campus with all the natural life surrounding and within the campus. This campus is very diverse there is a very good chance that you will meet a person from every continent. There is a unique feel you get when you are here, everyone here loves this place and is proud to be apart of the Spartan family.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    join as many clubs and organizations that you may find interesting! you wont regret it. take a ride on the CATA buses to explore the fun Grand River has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    STUDY STUDY STUDY. although party life seems tempting, they will ALWAYS be there. keep your focus on making the grade

    In three sentences

    Attending MSU is a great eye opener to the diversity that you find in everyday life. The people are warm, and the atmosphere makes one feel at home. Be sure to make the best out of everything you choose to do, especially your education.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    A very tight security service which makes the campus safe to live

    Great for these types of students

    Average students. students good at sports and international students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none

    Bang for the buck

    do not admit international students for the summer semester

    What to do for fun

    singing music and sporting activities

    Food and Dining

    have a very good male chef who has work there for many years. had an award in the preparation of meals.

    Dorm Life

    have 12 halls with rooms in it that makes life comfortable

    Academic Rigor

    very good and have a good library

    In three sentences

    a competitive university,and number of students applying every year are more than expected.It is found in Michigan city

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Something for everyone, I suggest going to Brody now and then.

    Dorm Life

    Many require long walks to class but you meet so many people you won't regret it.

    Academic Rigor

    I like how many of the classes here are determined mostly by exam scores. However, many classes can be much harder or easier based on the teacher you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn campus before classes start, don't be afraid to talk to anyone and get involved.

    In three sentences

    Everyone at Michigan State is very welcoming and friendly. There is something here for everyone and so many ways to have fun. Coming to MSU has been the best idea ever.

  • 08/17/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus! Huge area to walk around too, but don't let that discourage you from applying. Lot of people to talk too and become friends with.

  • 08/15/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The quality of food is insane(ly good).

    Dorm Life

    Had fun visiting it. Guys dorms smell like guys though.

    Academic Rigor

    As always, depends on what you take.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus, and crazy large. Very midwestern, very Michigan, expect a lot of snow. The college is the pride of the town, but don't let that get to your head.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I like to do exercise and go out to places that are related with nature for example parks, lakes.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics can be hard or easy that's up to the students how hard they study and how commit they are with their study.

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy college life as students, use the help that is offer at campus, learn the material as you were to teach to others. and never give up.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the best Universities that cares about the students education and future, its a peace full place and the staff always do everything to help the students to reach their dreams.

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security on campus is no joke! They are everywhere. All around campus are police post which have a button on them. Ever in trouble, just press the button! and the police will be right there. The bad thing is that there is NO parking on campus. Finding somewhere to park is seriously a hassle. and if you try to sneak and park somewhere that you aren't supposed to, you will get a ticket. When i say that campus police are everywhere, i mean EVERYWHERE! They are always driving around just to give people tickets. its crazy! be careful!

    Greek Life

    There's a couple different frats and fraternities! Often times they have parties and do different events that are awesome to attend.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's like a billion different clubs and activities. So if there's something that you really like to do, chances are, there's a club here for it!

    Great for these types of students

    Michigan State is great for all types of students because its such a diverse school. So anyone from anywhere can come, and fit in just fine.

    Bang for the buck

    Paying to attend Michigan State is definitely pricey. But, i think it is worth it. The money that you pay not only covers you're tuition, housing, and food, it also allows for a chance to meet new people and make memories that you'll never forget. And that is priceless. I'm serious. You will get so much out of coming to this school. You will be able to start relationships and friendships. To try new things. To go to new places. You'll be able to paint you're face green and white and cheer along with the band at basketball games. You'll be able to experience what its like to be a true Spartan. And i honestly think that you wont regret the experience. Regardless of the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of things to do around campus. Every week there's craft week. Activities for craft weeks include things like piggy bank painting and things like that. On the weekends, there are also free movies for MSU students. Movies play in local halls. All you have to do is grab some popcorn and enjoy. And if you feel like seeing another movie after, you can. Its awesome. A lot of the dorms also do 'hall events. When hall events happen, everyone who lives in that dorm building comes to just hang out. But best of all, going to support our sports team is the best way to meet new people! Football and basketball games are HUGE at Michigan State! I mean come on, we are a BIG 10 school(: The amount of school spirit here is outrageous. Who wouldn't want to be a Spartan? (:

    Food and Dining

    Food at Michigan State is by far the best part. You can chose from several different meal plans. These meal plans are pretty much all you can eat and get you into every caffeteria on campus. And trust me, there's a lot to chose from. My favorite place to eat on campus would have to be Brody Hall! Its my favorite because they have such a huge variety of food; everything from pizza, burgers, subs, pasta, sushi, veggies, salad bars, to ice cream, cupcakes, cake, and cookies. Its fantastic. And on top of that, you also get spartan Cash, which allows you to buy snacks and supplies from stores called Spartys that are located all throughout campus. The cool thing is that a ton of restaurants and business around campus also accept spartan cash. For example, dominos, little Ceasars, taco bell, burgerking, tanning, and so much more!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is my favorite(: Its just a really fun environment. But there are also some cons that i think come along with living in dorms. Sometimes there's rude people. Or loud people. So if you're a quiet person, i would suggest requesting to live in a quiet dorm! I think its cool that you can make preferences regarding what type of environment you want to live in. if you want loud or quiet. Smoking or non smoking. There's dorms that fit everyone's needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Compared to high school, college is a lot more independent. Michigan State's academics are great. But in order to succeed, you will have to learn how to be organized and take you're education into your own hands. At times, the course work can get heavy, but MSU does a great job at offering tutors and places to study all around campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    At first, coming to Michigan State is a little nerve racking because of the size. I even got lost a few times. I would say to make friends. Start with you're roommate(s)! And explore campus. This way you'll be able to find where different things are located and you'll also be able to see how beautiful the campus is. Another tip i would have is to get involved. There's always cool things to do around campus. So participating in these events will help East Lansing feel like home!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is simply an amazing school. The school spirit here is mind blowing. Being a student at Michigan State means that you have the opportunity to meet a huge group of diverse students and grow as a person!

  • 08/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Michigan State provides excellent opportunities to young students. The overall environment is really live and exciting. Michigan State makes sure to keep students focus on school while having fun.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Greek life is so awesome here, I never thought that I wanted to be a part of a Greek organization, but it is such a great community of people who enjoy serving the community and getting to know each other.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The midnight scream during finals week is just about the greatest thing ever.

    What to do for fun

    You can play sports on an intermural team, go to FREE movies through ASMSU's campus cinema, bowling at the Union Building, a relaxing stroll through campus or one of the fabulous gardens, or get ice cream from the MSU Dairy Store!

    Food and Dining

    So many options!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are definitely challenging, but if you took challenging courses is high school, then the courses at MSU won't feel too terrifying.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a fairly large school, with around 25,000 students attending, it can be a bit overwhelming at times. I found the best way to get acclimated with such a large community is to join clubs and teams to find other people who are interested in the same things that you are interested in. That way, campus seems a little bit more like home.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great place to learn and grow. The faculty is so friendly and always there to help you when you need it. And the campus is such a perfect, beautiful place to learn.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Consider profressional fraternities as well as social soroities and fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    Science students or pre-med students should consider Lyman Briggs. Lyman Briggs classes are smaller and more one on one which is nice for your core classes such as Chemistry and Biology. Instead of having 400 people in my chemistry class, there was only 80. My professor know me by name and will occasionally join you for lunch.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and activities to do, you won't know what to pick. Being in East Lansing is a great time. There is always something to do.

    Dorm Life

    I will be going into my 3rd year living in the dorms. The dorms are much more convienant than living off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS go to class.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great university because with its size, there are many opportunities and ways to be involved. State is great place to meet life long friends while obtaining a well-known education. It will be hard to find a job where there isn't another State alumni.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    A lot of things, but a lot of people go out and drink or get involved in the activities on campus. There is always something to do on campus during the weekends that doesn't involve drinking!

    Tips for prospective students

    Even if your best friend is attending MSU, go in blind your freshman year. I would recommend the same to transfer students. Campus seems scary, but once you know the main roads it's super easy to navigate, go on a tour with a friend before moving (ditch the boring official school tours). Get season football tickets.

    In three sentences

    party school. huge campus. best time of your life.

  • 08/01/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    They have their own police department. This is an extremely safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many to choose from I can't wait to get started.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Can't wait to find out.

    Bang for the buck

    The Platinum housing plan gives you extra food, free gym membership for only an extra $150 a semester. The bus pass per semester is also a great investment, cheap and you can use it 24/7.

    What to do for fun

    What ever I want!

    Food and Dining

    Anything your stomach desires MSU has. If you have food allergies they can handle it. From Gluten free to junk food 24/7 if your hungry they have it whenever you want it.

    Dorm Life

    The gym is in walking distance of the dorms. The laundry is free and texts you when it is ready. The bus system will take you anywhere anytime from your hall to class to social events!

    Academic Rigor

    Go to class. Utilize the help they provide. Enjoy your experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Spend some time on campus getting to know the grounds before your move in date. Listen to your professors and go to class. No matter what your major is make sure to utilize the study abroad program.

    In three sentences

    I am extremely excited that they allowed me to choose dual majors of chemical engineering and Arabic language. The study abroad program will give me the opportunity to go to another country for a summer semester utilizing one of my majors. The campus is enormous and offers everything a student could need to have a successful and exciting University experience.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police everywhere, and emergency telephones on almost every corner.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and Frats are so open to the non Greek community, and seem like they have a lot of fun at their events.

    Clubs and Activities

    They will help you meet new people, and work around your classes.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are dedicated, but like to have fun at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Whenever someone yells Go Green! always yell Go White!.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money and time. Michigan State says their all about their students, and they truly mean it. I've never felt so at home.

    What to do for fun

    Walk down red cedar, go shopping on grand river, go dancing in downtown Lansing, study outside, go to the gym, join a club, play recreational sports, or explore campus.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria food has never tasted so good! Stop by Brody Cafeteria, and its like going to an actual restaurant. Sparty's also has great on-the-go meals.

    Dorm Life

    The residential advisers help you meet so many people! They will truly be your friends for life. The rooms are also very spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are amazing! As long as you stay awake, active, and involved during the lectures you will be fine on the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not forget rain boots, snow boots, heavy winter coats, and if you bring a bike buy the heaviest lock you can find. Also meet with your professors, you might need them for recommendation. Your major adviser can also help with any questions you will have.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State has a beautiful campus. The people are so welcoming and friendly, and have mass amounts of school spirit. The professors are all so helping and understanding.

  • 07/31/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Visiting Eastwood Towne Center or Meridian Mall.

    Food and Dining

    The best food options of any school.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are average

    Academic Rigor

    I am not sure, as I have not started yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be affraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    MSU has a large campus. There are many opportunities available to students. It is important to learn your way around campus prior to starting school.

  • 07/31/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The food at MSU is great. There is options for all kinds of diets. It tastes great, and looks even better!

    Dorm Life

    Living at MSU is an exciting experience. Students get to have the awesome scenery of the campus in their backyards. There is always something to do there.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU has some of the best professors in the state. The classes are challenging, but are not impossible. MSU also has very good advisors.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Wherever I am on campus, there is always a Green Light Emergency Telephone System in my sight. These systems have phones located on them for emergency purposes. Also, MSU police are always driving around, as well as MSU Bike Police, to ensure our safety and to answer any questions we have about Michigan State's campus.

    Greek Life

    As I said before, JOIN JOIN JOIN! I have nothing else more to say about it; who doesn't want life long friends, incredible ways to get involved in MSU's campus, an amazing insight to night life, and thousands of other great reasons that are too difficult to list off. Plus, who doesn't love getting a gazillion more t-shirts than you already did in high school?!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most amazing places I have ever been to on campus has to be underneath the Farm Lane bridge. The Red Cedar River's beauty is magnified 100x from that view, as well as the incredible graffiti found on the cement walls. Whenever I have been down there, the artwork is always changing and always just as amazing as it was before.

    Bang for the buck

    All over campus provides awesome deals just for being an MSU student; show 'um your I.D. and you will most likely get some sort of discount on your purchases. One of the most fun, bang for my buck deals I have found throughout Michigan State is QDoba's $2 Burrito Tuesdays! What college kid doesn't love a great deal on good Mexican food?

    What to do for fun

    Joining Greek Life was/is a huge part of my experience at Michigan State University. I lived in my sorority house as a sophomore and will be living there this coming school year, as a junior. I've made the best of friends throughout the process, while having acquired a great deal of philanthropic involvements, joined multiple committees that I'm currently active on, and experiencing a great night life scene, as well. Attending MSU athletic events is also a huge part of our campus' culture. I typically find myself at football games every Saturday in the fall, while cheering on the basketball team during the winter, and our baseball boys at McLane Stadium in the spring. Grand River is also a HUGE part of what makes up Michigan State and East Lansing's culture. It hosts a lot of fun shops and dining opportunities that I find myself at quite often throughout the school year. My favorite shopping included Pitaya, American Apparel, and The Record Lounge (great music and makes for great gifts). My favorite dining includes Chipotle, Grand Traverse Pie Company, and the first ever Biggby Coffee!

    Food and Dining

    The food in Hubbard Hall's cafeteria, and most of East Neighborhood could have been a bit better, but the new cafeterias on campus, such as Brody Hall and Case Hall, make up for the others' lacking. All of the Spartys located around campus are definitely a plus for those students running around in between classes and need a quick pick me up. The addition of a Starbucks in Wells Hall was probably the most exciting food and dining news to hit MSU's campus throughout the past school year though! A++ for that one!

    Dorm Life

    Thankfully, I had an amazing experience with my roommates during my freshman year; I am lucky to still call one of them one of my closest friends. Though the idea of living on the 12th floor of North Hubbard Hall did not sound AT ALL appealing, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our rooms were very nice, we were able to do pretty much anything we wanted for decorations, and we really enjoyed partaking in activities with our neighbors and other floor mates. Many other interesting activities were held in our hall to give us students a plethora of things to do other than deal with academics, such as playing with puppies, game nights, zumba classes, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    I have been an undecided major since last semester when I had to choose a major. I have experience pretty much every class type you can at Michigan State except for the infamous CEM 141 (yes, it will be the death of you). I think MSU's classes are what you make of them. I have a 3.19 overall GPA, but I also enjoy time with friends, having a social life, and napping instead of doing much needed studying; I feel that I speak for many college students when I make that statement though. If you have a difficult major, get ready for difficult, time consuming classes. If you have an average major, get ready to study, but also get ready for a great 4+ years!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study harder than you think is possible! Coming from a small high school where studying was never a thing, exams, mid-terms, and finals hurt me the first time (and possibly even the second time) around. Get a job; save some money. You go through money faster than you think, especially when you see a really cool shirt or sweatshirt on Grand River and really feel the need to buy it. Sometimes, looks cancel out that $80 price tag (YIKES!).

    In three sentences

    MSU is everything and more for a Big Ten college experience! From the variety of student life to the shops found along Grand River Road, everything offered through Michigan State is amazing. The schooling and academic programs are just an added bonus for what you get from this college.

  • 07/30/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for any type of student because it will expose you to a ton of different people from around the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They sleep in front of the Sparty statue whenever a rival game is coming up because they are protecting Sparty from the rival college.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall the price tag with any college seems fairly high, but I feel that Michigan State University offers several different ways to make paying for college easier. Plus I feel that for the price that the classes you can take and what you pay per credit you are paying a reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    They offer multiple programs, clubs, organizations etc. so that everyone is able to do something they enjoy. Whether it's joining a research study program, chess club. or being a member in the government organization. There's something for everyone at Michigan State University, but if you can't find something they will assist in creating something that you find fun and enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    Offers a great variety of foods, and the style of the dining halls have a very relaxed environment/

    Academic Rigor

    To strive to be successful and believe in yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, so don't stress yourself out, it will all come together in time.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is ranked number eight on having the largest campus in the United States, and offers the best programs for ambitious students to study abroad. After touring the campus and meeting some of the staff I fell in love with MSU and we all became apart of the Spartan Family. Overall what I loved most about this college is the motto that they use, which is You are here so that we can help you reach your goals, and here you are not just a number.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can never be bored on MSU's campus. If there is an activity that you can think of, there is a club for it. Michigan State has clubs that range from Underwater Hockey to running club. The IMs provide places for swimming and playing sports outside or indoors. The union also seems to have events going on often. It even has free bowling on wednesday nights! It is a riot to get people together to do that and also play billiards down in the bowling alley that is located in the Union's basement. The Wharton center has plenty of performances that are brought in throughout the year with discounted student rates. And one can never forget football season! Other varsity sports such as basketball and hockey are so fun to watch. The rest of the varsity sports you do not have to pay for as long as you are a student.

    Food and Dining

    Michigan State has a variety of food that can fit everyone's needs. While some cafeterias are older than others, the food is still quality most of the time. The best cafeteria is Brody and it has the biggest variety of food from pasta to stir fry. You can even change up a meal for a combo exchange at the union or any of the Sparty's located across campus.

    Dorm Life

    If you put yourself with the right people you can make any dorm great! Not every dorm has the most updated facilities but most of the time you can find what you need. I lived in Holmes my first year and it is probably one of the most outdated dorms. I still had a good time with the people that I met in the Lyman Briggs community. Bailey in Brody neighborhood, the dorm that I am moving to this upcoming year, is probably one of the most updated dorms and has a lot of new features likes a workout room on the fourth floor. Still, the most exciting feature about the dorm is the people who will be living with me.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a hard one to grade because there are all levels of academia offered at this school. If you put yourself in a college with MSU like Lyman Briggs you will encounter classes in which you have to work hard to keep a good grade in. But if you are in classes that are below your intelligence level or extra curricular classes like choir, the academic rigor is a lot less. Depending on now much you want to challenge yourself in college there are classes at all levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    The moment that you arrive on campus go out and explore. That will be the only way you will be able to make this university a home away from home. Try activities that you have never experienced and expand your horizons with different classes that you are curious to try. Never limit yourself to what you know you can do and push your boundries.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an amazing institution. It provides me with a home away from home. The knowledge that I have gained from the education so far couldn't be any better.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is safe, just always be smart. Don't walk around alone at night. Go out with people you trust.

    Clubs and Activities

    MSU has so many clubs. It's definitely worth finding one to join.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the movies- Studio C (behind the mall) is a really amazing theater Going to a frat/house party Going to a MSU event- MSU hosts so many fun events for students to attend, for example, the host an open mic night for students with musical talents to show their talent to an audience full of MSU students. Going out for ice cream- There are a lot of great places to get ice cream in East Lansing; Tutti Frutti, MSU dairy, Coldstone, and more

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent. It's usually like normal cafeteria food. Every now and then they will serve a 5 star meal.

    Dorm Life

    Great for freshman. You meet so many people and do a lot of activities together. My current best friend lived right next door to me my freshman year. It's very loud and can be hard to focus at times though. MSU dorms do have some nice lounges though.

    Academic Rigor

    School can be tough and a lot of work at times but if managed well, there is always time to do something fun on the weekends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday, school is important too. Be social, talk to your roommates, floor mates, and classmates. Don't go out with people you don't trust.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a big campus with a lot of students. There are many great people and professors here. Overall a wonderful school.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is a variety of extra curricular activies around campus , both indoors and outdoors.there are dorm activities and special event,free gyms during the week , and on the weekend parties.

    Food and Dining

    most of the dinning halls around the campus serve good food. there is a variety of foods to pick from on and off of campus.what ever your in the mood for you'll most likely find it.

    Dorm Life

    i recommend living in the dorms for at your first two years .its a great experience and you'll make a bunch of friends .

    Academic Rigor

    class will only be as hard as you make it.The professors give you alot of information .the harder you work that better your grade will be .

    Tips for prospective students

    get your priorities straight . fro every hour of class you should spend at least two hours studying for that class and try to relax on your free time.

    In three sentences

    my school is cheerful ,active, hospitable, respectable , and lively.I believe we have the best students and professors in the nation.hands down the best school in Michigan.

  • 07/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the best safety there could be, there is constant city police circling around the area and even campus police there to protect and serve. what more could you ask?

    Clubs and Activities

    everything you can think of!

    Great for these types of students

    students that want to experience life as an adult and further on their career.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    after every homecoming football game all the students go and sing and hold hands in a special place.

    Bang for the buck

    the moment I stepped on the campus I knew this was where I needed to be.

    What to do for fun

    every thing you can think of!

    Food and Dining

    GREAT! So many varieties and choices. for those of you that miss your ethnic home foods no need to worry because there is an international food court!

    Dorm Life

    feels like your at home but with more friends and no parents to nag you about chores :)

    Academic Rigor

    from the people I've spoken to, you should take everything serious and do every thing to the best of your ability!

    Tips for prospective students

    if your someone with high hopes and dreams and want to be able to take that step in life then this is the place to be.

    In three sentences

    so far so good. campus is really big but beautiful. the people there are very helpful and encouraging. Lots of resources and activities to keep yourself busy and active.

  • 07/28/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    IM sports, football games, volleyball, basketball, soccer, swim, meet new people, explore EL, relax

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining at Michigan State is unmatched by any university that I have visited. They offer a wide variety of food and the dining halls are a pleasure to eat in.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Michigan State are clean, organized, and easy to settle in.

    Academic Rigor

    Michigan State may not have the highest selectivity of any school, but certainly offers challenges for those who seek them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be hesitant to apply to Michigan State. It is an excellent school that has many opportunities for just about anyone.

    In three sentences

    Go green! Go white! Go Michigan State!

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    MSU has a huge variety of food options. Especially at Brody dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are pretty average, but their are some gorgeous upperclassman dorms available.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU has a wonderful educational program. The classes are strenuous, but the University offers many opportunities to get help if you're having trouble in a class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on track in your courses. Keep your priorities straight, and make sure you make an effort to be in class on time everyday.

    In three sentences

    Deciding to go to Michigan State University has been the best decision of my life. Not only is the campus beautiful, but the people are intelligent, caring and helpful. If I had to choose a school all over again, I would choose MSU no questions asked.

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The most active greek life I've seen anywhere in Michigan!

    Clubs and Activities

    Great variety of clubs! You'll never be bored!

    Great for these types of students

    Every type. Very diverse.

    Bang for the buck

    Gives lots of scholarships! Worth every penny I pay!

    What to do for fun

    There's something for everyone here. A good party scene. Tons of clubs and organizations. Even the surrounding town is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go if you're going just to party. Be serious about school.

    In three sentences

    Really big school. Great for every program and person. Best college in Michigan hands down.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and activities to join. If you put in the effort to make new friends, you'll find that your college experience will automatically be more fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good here. The meal plans are great because students are allowed unlimited dining. Be careful, though because there is a lot of comfort food within the cafeterias- but It is your decision whether or not you want to eat it. Some cafeterias are better than others, but you can always find something you like to eat, regardless of which dining hall you are in.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life varies, depending on where you live. Some dorms are lively and loud, while others are small and quiet. It depends on what you're into. Overall, the dorm life is fair.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at this university is do-able; if you put in the time, then you will do well in a class; however, if you don't study or work hard, obviously you will face some difficulties.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip I have for prospective students is to get involved on campus. The university is very large, so it is easy to get lost in the crowd. I recommend looking into joining clubs or groups that interest you.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is an extremely large university with and extremely large campus. MSU is a hub of opportunities. There is a lot of diversity within the school.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Michigan State offers a wide variety of on-campus clubs, activities, intramural sports; the choices are endless. Activities from seeing free movies at Wells Hall, to bowling with friends at the Union, or participating in the sport of your choice with some friendly competition, the possibilites are truly endless. The number one thing I believe is available to students on campus are sporting events; nothing that I have ever experienced lives up to spending time with your friends in such an atmosphere than spending a few hours at one of our great teams competitions.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining complexes vary from complex to complex. As the large percentage of students at Michigan State would likely agree, Case Hall, Brody Complex, Sny-Phi dining are the best places for students to eat and dine on campus. These complexes are what makes being a student at Michigan State great, these complexes offer an environment where students can eat endless amounts of great food, and spend quality time with friends. Personally, I really enjoyed any dining facility I ever went to while on campus, you can not argue with the endless choices of all you can eat food and drink that Michigan State offers.

    Dorm Life

    Michigan State is continually working to improve each dorm complex on campus to make them as comforting and enjoyable as possible. I personally loved living in the dorms, and am currently planning on living in them for my final year at Michigan State. From the unlimited all you can eat meals, to the great relationships you will gain that last throughout your college career, the dorm life at Michigan State is an exciting feature to look forward to when choosing to enroll here.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at Michigan State can be extremely challenging, with that being said, again there are multiple resources available to students to master the material and be successful within the classroom. All professors to my knowledge offer open office hours, along with Teaching Assistants, that allow students to get personalized help outside of the classroom. While academics may be challenging, Michigan State offers great resources to help their students learn and gain success for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students may become intimidated by the large and extensive campus Michigan State offers. For these students I would say to stay calm, and it will be a very short time until you will be able to move about campus with little uncertainty. I remember being extremely worried about the transition from a small high school to such a large university, that being said, I would like to tell these students that Michigan State offers many resources on campus that make the transition from high school into college simple, comforting, and enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is one of the best institutions I have ever been apart of, and I am extremely proud to call it my college. Michigan State fosters learning and experience which students take with them throughout their college careers, study abroad opportunities, and jobs after college. Michigan State has given me the opportunity to gain the necessary skills I will need in the career of Nursing to have the best patient care practices available nationally.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a plethora of clubs and activities to participate in. Go to U-Fest in the fall. That's where you'll find out about most of them.

    What to do for fun

    There is a plethora of clubs and activities to participate in. Go to U-Fest in the fall. That's where you'll find out about most of them.

    Food and Dining

    Both the cafeterias and off campus food options are amazing. Well, maybe the dorm food isn't AMAZING, but it is good for being what it is. As a freshman with a meal plan you should take advantage of it as much as you can.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is an experience that everybody should try for at least a year. After that you can decide what kind of living situation you want to be in. I met some of my best friends because they lived down the hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, MSU is rather rigorous. Not so much that you can't pass, if you put in your time, you'll do great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class. It is the single most important thing you can do while you're here. You don't have anything better to do. It's the most important responsibility you have as a student.

    In three sentences

    They have a wide variety of classes you can take. The amount of clubs and activities that are available here is crazy. If you're gonna come to MSU, stay one summer at least, it's a whole other experience.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Participate in the annual zombies vs. Humans match, try Saturday morning tailgating or attend a sporting event. (Baseball games are free!)

    Food and Dining

    MSU has great food. There's always a Sparty's near by and each neighborhood has a cafeteria that stays open late.

    Dorm Life

    MSU has really nice dorms with study lounges on every floor and Sparty's convenient store, computer labs and study lounges in every neighborhood.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take the bus around campus! I learned the hard way that it can be much faster to walk around campus than to wait for buses all the time.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a large school full of diverse cultures and many opportunities. Each student has the opportunity to create a schedule based on their needs, whether that's a large lecture or a small class.

  • 07/14/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Any club that is affiliated on campus.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great unlimited meal program.

    Dorm Life

    They have been usually making renovations to each dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your course of education

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find your niche in your respective college.

    In three sentences

    It has a great connected campus. The staff at orientation are generally willing to assist you. They have great research programs

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I would say MSU is just as pricey as any other University, but it is definitely worth the education.

    What to do for fun

    Under 21: There are some clubs in downtown Lansing that you can easily hop on the Cata bus to on a Friday or Saturday night to get there. There are always things going on within dorms and sporting activities as well. 21+: The whole East Lansing strip is filled with bars. Some offer weekly specials like 1/2 night at Ricks and Harpers or Rama at The Riv, which are loads of fun if you make it there early enough!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeterias around campus (ex. of just a few: Brody Hall and Snyder Phillips) offer food and options that are WAY more than anything you will find around campus and are reasonably priced. Downtown East Lansing has a ton of restaurants and they are generally pretty close to the dorms, within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    MSU has a wonderful dorm life for students. Over the past few years they have reconstructed a majority of cafeterias around campus so the food is way better than what most expect from caf food. The RA's are nice and helpful and want every freshman to enjoy their first year experience at MSU.

    Academic Rigor

    MSU offers some of top programs in the country and they are proud to hold that reputation. Teachers that I have had over my 4 years LOVE what they are teaching and are at MSU to help prepare students and have them learn to the best of their ability.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for housing early in the first start of the school year. Get to football games early in order to get good seats in the student section! Live in the dorms freshmen year!!!

    In three sentences

    An unforgettable experience at a BIG 10 school. An excellent academic degree that one will benefit from in the future. A Univeristy that creates memories, excitement, and an overall wonderful time in college!

  • 07/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who love school spirit, want to earn a degree from top ranking university and have an awesome college experience!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock- Pretty much every club, frat and sorority, and organization on campus paints the Rock with the symbols, names and information. I've heard that the paint is about 4 feet deep from people constantly repainting it and I can believe that!

    Bang for the buck

    I think the current tuition is a little expensive, in comparison to other universities in Michigan and unfortunately there is talk of raising tuition even more. :/

    What to do for fun

    Go to sporting events, party at Cedar Village, go to frat parties, visit downtown Lansing, shop on Grand River, go to the hookah lounges, join clubs and organizations, intramural sports

    Food and Dining

    The food at State is awesome, as it should be, because meal plans are expensive. Some dining halls are better than the others (Brody, Sniphy, Case, and Hubbard are some of my personal favs), but none are completely awful! There are two dairy store locations on campus and its a must to visit!

    Dorm Life

    I think the dorms are nice- some dorms are newer and nicer than others. I think the cost of living on campus is too much. However, its convenient and you're closer to classes vs living off campus and you are closer to campus activities!

    Academic Rigor

    I think the classes are challenging and require students to use critical thinking skills as well as help to open student's minds and challenge current ideas/values/misconceptions and current perception of things. I think classes in the residential colleges are especially rigorous. ( ie. James Madison and Lyman Briggs)

    Tips for prospective students

    Everyone here wants you to succeed! There are several opportunities and places on campus for you to get help when you need it-make use of these resources. Each neighborhood has an engagement center and I highly recommend that you become familiar with this facility!!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely LOVE Michigan State. I could not imagine going to a different school. When you attend State, you become part of a family. Randomly you'll walk past people who will yell Go Green and you are expected and happily willingly to yell Go White! back.

  • 06/30/2013

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

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    Dorm Life

    Are dorms good enough? Me and my friend re planning to get one together

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are very good at responding to crimes on campus. They are more concerned with violence, theft and underage drinking than anything else. Since it is such a big school in an urban area, it is probably not the safest. This is one of the only negative aspects of going to school at Michigan State. Don't walk alone at night.

    Greek Life

    If you are looking to join a fraternity or sorority on campus, Michigan State has plenty.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of student groups to choose from for every kind of hobby.

    Great for these types of students

    All!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Snyder-Phillips Hall has a great cafeteria, and they are also home to the Residential College for the Arts and Humanities. This spot on campus has a great community of people.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be expensive but Michigan State is worth the money. Getting student loans and scholarships isn't hard either. Compared to pricier schools, I'd say Michigan State is the best choice because you get a great education that costs less than going to a private school.

    What to do for fun

    You can go outside and play volleyball with your friends, go to the football games in the fall or basketball games in spring. If you're not into sports, there are tons of students groups to join. I joined an improv group and had so much fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls was fantastic; there were plenty of options ranging from pizza and ice cream to a salad bar, and even vegetarian and vegan options! Eating healthy isn't hard at all.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in a dorm my freshman year and it was awesome! My roommate and I got along great, and when that isn't the case, you can always switch rooms. There were lots of different activities and groups to join, all right down the hall from my room. I made tons of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect the best out of their students. Those aren't words of discouragement though; as long as you show up to class, participate and put in the work that they ask, you will get a good grade! Attendance an participation are the most important things to professors, and I think that's exactly how it should be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before classes start it is helpful to take a walk around campus with a map and your schedule so you know where your classes are. Do not be afraid to ask questions, and make as many advising appointments as you need to make sure you are on the right path. Make sure to take something you're interested in otherwise your classes probably will be boring. If you're interested in what you are learning about, the class is always fun!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a diverse school with plenty of resources for their students to use. The campus is beautiful and there are lots of friendly people to talk to. This is a school that's committed to learning and helping students to reach their goals!

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like any city or campus, there are always a few things that happen and make our moms and dads buy us pepper spray (mine included). But I have never felt like I was in any danger, ever. Campus police roam about often, there are green light safety buttons everywhere, and there are always people around who would help in any situation.

    Greek Life

    There are tons of frats and sororities, if you're interested in joining one, you will have plenty of options! Some are more party oriented, and some are more academic/community oriented.

    Clubs and Activities

    Always always always something to do, and more clubs than you can shake a stick at. I think there are over 400 clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all students! Just so long as you keep up with your homework!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock! Close to the Red Cedar river is a giant rock that gets spray painted almost every night by a different group. They guard the rock all day to ensure that it's they're to paint, and then they paint it at night and guard it until morning to make sure that no one paints over their sign. The sparty statue is also a significant place! Before games against U of M, the marching band guards the statue to protect it from the stinky wolverines who like to spray paint him blue and yellow.

    Bang for the buck

    The professors are awesome, the campus is amazing, and your fellow Spartans are all cool, interesting people! The campus is beautiful in all 4 seasons of the year and there's always something to do!

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything! There are so many clubs and things going on, just pick! There are free (if you live on campus, $2 if not) movies at Wells hall every weekend, and a lot of them are new releases! Sometimes, they're not even out on DVD yet! Almost every Thursday, there is an early movie premiere (a movie that's not even out in theaters yet), which is pretty cool! There's really something for everyone here!

    Food and Dining

    Generally, the bigger cafeterias like The Gallery and Brody Square are better! I'm a vegetarian, so there were some cafeterias that I could never really eat at. There's something called Combo X-Change, and it's really awesome!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it! I lived in a residential college, so I went to class with the same people I lived with, so it was a lot of fun connecting with them and hanging out with them! The community bathroom showers were really awesome too! There's a heat lamp in your shower stall!

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging at time, depending on the class and the ability of the student. If you're the kind of student who earns A's without trying too hard, you will have to try a little bit. If you're the kind of student who has to work hard and asks questions, the professors are so helpful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be worried about how large MSU is! It really feels so much smaller when you're there and know the campus better. You can even make your schedule so that your classes are all close to each other!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is awesome in every single way! From football games, to surfing on the Red Cedar river, there's always something cool going on! It's a very friendly, nurturing, exciting environment.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The opportunities are endless! There are always events going on, join a club, go for a run around campus, floor activities in your dorm, etc.

    Food and Dining

    I have had better, but there were always so many options.

    Dorm Life

    Although the dorms aren't exactly the most comfortable living option, being small and old, it was an experience that I am so glad I had.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are more tough than high school but they are definitely manageable if you put in the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join groups, go to sporting events or other events offered that may interest you. Meet people!

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University is a diverse institution with incredible learning opportunities. The opportunities for the future are endless at Michigan State University. The number of groups/organizations that are offered at Michigan State ensures that every single student has a place for them to feel comfortable.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    Michigan state is a great school.

  • 06/04/2013

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

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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.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus during the year ASMSU, a non-profit group on campus has many events throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Depending upon the dining hall that you visit the food is good, or bad. the unlimited dining plan that MSU offers makes getting food easy and accessible. The meal plan offered by MSU is very good.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms at MSU has made my experience much better than living off campus. The freedom to move about as you want while still having the security is helpful, and your neighbors become good friends throughout the school year.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics at MSU are average, much more rigorous than that of a community college, however if you keep your mind to it, then academics should not be much of a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Perspective students should make sure that they completely know that it is the right school for them, it has taken a while to become accustomed to the rigors of college life

    In three sentences

    MSU has truly been one of the best experiences that I have had in my college years. The campus is beautiful, and has many good amenities. Definitely a good fit for myself.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus police are very quick to responding. emergency call boxes all over campus. well lit at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's a club for every interest. most times there's a few different ones to choose from.

    What to do for fun

    student events on weekends (movies, bowling, crafts, karaoke)

    Food and Dining

    foods not amazing in all dinning halls, depends where you go. i prefer south point the most.

    Dorm Life

    great place to make friends but can get kinda loud at night, even on quiet floors. always fun floor events to attend.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are more challenging than others, depends on the professor you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the school before you decide to attend. see what different programs appeal to you. talk to current students to see if they like the programs or prefer the general university courses.

    In three sentences

    helpful advisers. caring professors. several different academic programs,

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police and emergency phones around campus ensure everyone is safe. There has never been where the campus felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is strong here! There are multiple fraternities and sororities for anyone to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are dozens of clubs and extracurriculars to spend your time and enrich your experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, intelligent and willing to work hard and play hard.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go visit The Rock! Get a chance to paint it! Participate in the Izzone Campout at least once!

    What to do for fun

    There are many sports venues and entertainment venues on campus to check out. There are also several work-out centers, pools, and beautiful open, grassy areas to spend your time relaxing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn study habits before entering college. Live on campus for at least one year. Develop a relationship with your academic advisor.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State University has a beautiful campus. The study abroad program at MSU has unlimited opportunities for all students. East Lansing, home of MSU, loves the students and is a great community.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 05/08/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I cannot find any allergy information, which is important to me because I have severe dairy allergies.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms seem to be a little cramped, but otherwise fine.

    Academic Rigor

    This rating only applies to Lyman Briggs College courses; I can't speak for the others. I took the freshman writing course, and it was very, very hard to pull off a 4.0.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a huge campus but the people at state are some of the nicest and greatest people you meet. I always feel safe because of the environment and people who surround me.

    Greek Life

    It is not for everyone but I have heard nothing but good things about it. It allows you to meet people and have things to do. A sister or brother always have your back too.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for almost every major and every interest. They are also a great way to meet people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rock is always painted with something different and makes it exciting to walk by to see what is going to be painted on it.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a bit expensive to go here but you really pay for the experience over everything. The experiences you get here and ones you will not get anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    For fun you can take a walk, run, or bike ride through campus, hang out with the people on my floor. There is also many different intermural teams to join with friends. You can go to the gym or the café and you can always meet new people at these places too. Sporting events are always fun to go to as well. In the end there is always something to do at MSU.

    Food and Dining

    MSU has a culinary service so instead of just getting frozen food we get hand cooked or grilled. It provides a ton of options so there is always something you will want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet the greatest people on your floor and in many other dorms. You make friends here that you will have for a lifetime. Some of the best times happen in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging but you can get through it if you set your mind too it.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best way to learn is to get out there and experience things on your own and as well as with friends. Meet new friends, fail and succeed, and if you are stressed take a break the campus is beautiful. Help is never far away and everyone there is willing to help you if you ask for it.

    In three sentences

    Michigan State is a great place for students to find who they are and become their own person. It offers many opportunities for education, experience, and connections. It is the greatest time of your life and once and Spartan always a Spartan.

  • 05/02/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    I like the college police patrol, I would feel safe being there.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have been in student council for three years. I have also helped with community service a couple of times.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I like how the Football stadium is close to the Breslin Center and the hockey area. It seem liked they tried to make that area the sport ground.

    What to do for fun

    To meet new friends on campus and just to walk around and admire the environment.

    Food and Dining

    I have been to the lunch area and I like how it is set up, how the seats have cushion and is comfortable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. It's a little small, but I could work with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip would be to work hard and to stay focus. It's not about what you do, it's about how you do it.

    In three sentences

    I like Michigan State because of the quality of the education. I have been on the campus before and the environment is a nice place to be. I really like the programs and I think this school can help me to be successful.

  • 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.

  • 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! :-)

  • 04/24/2013

    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.

  • 04/18/2013

    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!

  • 04/17/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 03/26/2013

    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!

  • 03/25/2013

    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.

  • 03/25/2013

    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.

  • 03/23/2013

    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.

  • 03/11/2013

    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.

  • 03/11/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/19/2013

    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!

  • 02/14/2013

    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.

  • 02/10/2013

    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.

  • 02/10/2013

    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.

  • 02/04/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 01/10/2013

    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.

  • 01/04/2013

    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!

  • 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.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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!

  • 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.

  • 12/18/2012

    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.

  • 12/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 12/15/2012

    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.

  • 12/05/2012

    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.

  • 12/03/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/28/2012

    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.

  • 11/25/2012

    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.

  • 11/25/2012

    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 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!

  • 11/21/2012

    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.

  • 11/21/2012

    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.

  • 11/20/2012

    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.

  • 11/19/2012

    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.

  • 11/15/2012

    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.

  • 11/14/2012

    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.

  • 11/13/2012

    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!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    love the greek life 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

    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

  • 11/09/2012

    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.

  • 11/06/2012

    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.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 175 of 361

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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.

  • 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

  • 10/12/2012

    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.

  • 10/10/2012

    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.

  • 10/08/2012

    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.

  • 10/07/2012

    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.

  • 10/02/2012

    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!

  • 10/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 09/19/2012

    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.

  • 09/18/2012

    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.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 09/07/2012

    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.

  • 09/06/2012

    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.

  • 09/01/2012

    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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 08/16/2012

    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.

  • 08/14/2012

    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.

  • 08/13/2012

    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!

  • 08/11/2012

    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.

  • 08/10/2012

    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!

  • 08/08/2012

    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.

  • 08/06/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 07/26/2012

    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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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!

  • 07/25/2012

    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

    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!

  • 07/24/2012

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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.

  • 07/23/2012

    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!

  • 07/23/2012

    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

    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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    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 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.

  • 07/22/2012

    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!

  • 07/22/2012

    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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    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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    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

    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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    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 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.

  • 07/19/2012

    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.

  • 07/19/2012

    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.

  • 07/18/2012

    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!

  • 07/18/2012

    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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    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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    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.

  • 07/16/2012

    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.

  • 07/16/2012

    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.

  • 07/15/2012

    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!

  • 07/14/2012

    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.

  • 07/13/2012

    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?!

  • 07/11/2012

    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.

  • 07/10/2012

    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.

  • 07/09/2012

    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.

  • 07/08/2012

    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!

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    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.

  • 07/04/2012

    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.

  • 07/02/2012

    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.

  • 07/02/2012

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/25/2012

    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.

  • 06/24/2012

    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.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class

  • 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.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.