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Michigan State University Student Life

Michigan State University is on a 5,192-acre campus in a suburban setting in East Lansing, Michigan, not far from Detroit. Michigan State University has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Michigan State University also has fraternities and sororities..

Michigan State University students' favorite campus traditions are Football Games in Spartan Stadium, Basketball Games in Breslin Center and Homecoming Festivities.

Michigan State University Housing

Michigan State University offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Michigan State University students live on campus. In 2021, 6% of undergrads at Michigan State University lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 94% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Michigan State University. There are 16,500 spots available in on-campus housing for all 38,491 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 50% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.

Michigan State University offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Michigan State University Athletics

At Michigan State University there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Michigan State University:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Golf NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Track And Field NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Lacrosse Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Soccer Club Teams Club Teams NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Crew Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Rowing Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Rugby Club Teams Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Club Teamsheerleading Club Teams Intercollegiate Sport Intercollegiate Sport
Basketball NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Ice Hockey NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Club Teams
Tennis NCAA Division 1 NCAA Division 1
Table Tennis Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 1
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams

Is Michigan State University Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Michigan State University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Michigan State University campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Michigan State University offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Michigan State University

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Michigan State University, take Interstate 96 and Interstate 69 to East Lansing, MI. If you need to fly, book your flight to Capital Region International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Michigan you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Michigan State University's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Michigan State University Students

52%

Women

48%

Men

90%

Full Time

10%

Part Time

86%

In State

14%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

68%

8%

7%

7%

6%

4%

1%

0.19%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

38,491

Graduate Students

11,204

Non-Resident / International Students

2,651

Michigan State University Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

49,695

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

76%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$14,914

Out-of-State

$40,726

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

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