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One of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University advances the common good with uncommon will.

Michigan State University Spartans power and empower to create opportunity and extraordinary impact for a better world. The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders, and offers nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a leader in study abroad participation among public universities and provides students with opportunities to work side-by-side with faculty on research and creative projects that push the boundaries of discovery and help provide solutions to the big problems of our time.

Living in the Spartans Community

At MSU, students are empowered to customize a world-class education from a remarkable array of high-caliber opportunities.

At MSU, an open, collaborative culture and a vast array of opportunities—from 200 programs of study and more than 600 student organizations to big-name events and Big Ten athletics—enable Spartan students to create powerful, personalized paths and to compete with the best in the world. Students study abroad, participate in internships, conduct research, and lead and volunteer locally and globally, with the support of diverse campus communities—from Greek-letter to living-learning environments and residential Neighborhoods. Graduates, who have earned a reputation as top employee prospects, continue a proud and powerful Spartan tradition that provides a lifelong network of friends and opportunities.