About Michigan State University
Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.
Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.
We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.
We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.
The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.
Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.
U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU
- 29th among the nation’s public universities
- First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
- First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
- First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain
Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities
Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges
Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement
Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities
Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)
Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages