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Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. Its alumni include at least six winners of the Pulitzer Prize. MSU’s record of Rhodes Scholars has led the Big Ten since the 1970s.
MSU pioneered the studies of packaging, hospitality business, telecommunication, and music therapy. Today its study-abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the country, offering more than 200 programs in more than 60 countries on all continents including Antarctica.
It is considered to be one of America’s Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. After World War II, the number of students tripled as the institution became a major university. Today, MSU is the eighth-largest university in the United States, with 47,100 students and 2,954 faculty members.
MSU’s Division I sports teams are called the Spartans. They compete in the Big Ten Conference in all sports except ice hockey, in which the team is part of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. MSU’s football team won the Rose Bowl in 1954, 1956, and 1988 and boasts six national championships. Its men’s basketball team won the NCAA National Championship in 1979 and 2000 while currently enjoying a streak of six Final Four appearances in the last 12 seasons. MSU men’s ice hockey has won national titles in 1966, 1986, and 2007. Cross Country has historically been Michigan State’s most successful sport; especially during a four-decade period spanning roughly 1930-1970 during which the Spartans won eight NCAA championships and numerous other conference and national titles.

Michigan State University Rankings in 2010

Michigan State University Rankings in 2011

Michigan State University Tuition and Fees

In-State Freshmen

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits/semester): $11,722
  • Housing (double room/Silver Meal Plan): $7,820

Total for two semesters: $19,542

Non-Michigan Freshmen

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits/semester): $29,622
  • Housing (double room/Silver Meal Plan): $7,820

Total for two semesters: $37,442

International Freshmen

  • Tuition and fees (15 credits/semester): $29,210
  • Housing (double room/Silver Meal Plan, including three weeks between fall and spring semesters): $8,550
  • Health insurance: $1,322
  • Miscellaneous expenses (including books and supplies): $2,718

Total for two semesters: $41,800

Totals include tuition and fee rebates. Tuition, fees, and housing charges are subject to change by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees without notice. Other housing options are available.

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