Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
77%
Out-Of-State Students
14%
US States Represented
54
Countries Represented
104
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
Hispanic
4%
White
67%
Multiracial
3%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
21%
Student Organizations
700
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
39%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
95%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Spartans
School Colors
green and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Ten Conference
Total Male Athletes
371
Total Female Athletes
342
Intramural Sports
23
Sports Club
50
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.20 Average Rating
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.
Lauren from Westland, MI
every meal plan is unlimited, meaning students can go to the cafeteria as many times as they want. this is especially nice for late-night snack runs and going to the cafe just to socialize. the university is in the process of updating all the cafeterias. three new cafeterias have opened since 2007, and all look similar to a large mall food court. these cafeterias give students many different meal options and are generally better than the other cafeterias. currently the cafeterias in case, brody, and snyder-phillips halls are the best. this section gets three stars because of some of the older cafeterias that have not yet been updated. the new cafeterias would get five stars. regardless of which dorm students call home, they can eat in any cafeteria. students who live off-campus can also purchase smaller meal plans, and eat on campus at their leisure.
Rachel from Ann Arbor, MI
There are many restaurants on and off campus. I have never dined in a school cafeteria.
Nicholas from White Pigeon, MI
Most of the food is okay, nothing amazing as its the cafeteria but it was better than I expected.
Evan from East Lansing, MI
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.
Nick from Troy, MI