Michigan State University Reviews

  • 212 Reviews
  • East Lansing (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $41,958
93% of 212 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 212 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 3/24/2023
  • Degree: Public Policy
"Great Experience! I begin my undergrad degree at Michigan State University by joining the prestigious Spartan family and have truly demonstrated the Excellent work conducted by many bright-minded leaders academically, intellectually, and professionally considering the world's outstanding institution which has proven dynamic research and is similar to Ivy League reputation. Where MSU ranks best among public universities which bring high values after graduates."
Leo von Otterschnapps
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2019
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"DO NOT COME TO THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!! They have completely changed the curriculum and they DO NOT TEACH!!!! They have tried to copy other schools that are using "flipped" curriculums, but they have done very little preparation! They just implemented the new curriculum in Fall of 2018 and it is a COMPLETE DISASTER!!!! They do not teach the material, they are completely unorganized, and they constantly apologize and tell the students to "be patient" because they are just learning how to teach this way! Most of my classmates are completely fed up, frustrated, angry, and depressed. They do not do anything with our feedback. They have hired a person to oversee the new curriculum and she has never been to vet or medical school and does not know what she is doing! Do yourself a favor and find another school to go to, or you WILL be sorry."
Michael Dunn
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2019
  • Degree: History
"MSU is a terrific institution with a spirited student body and boundless resources. In my study of History, I encountered some of the most dedicated teaching faculty in my higher education career. They were certainly dedicated to their research, but also to the success and progress of their students. While the university is quite large, I found a home in my college and my degree program. It made my community feel smaller and allowed me to build personal and professional connections more easily. MSU's student services are above average, and readily available for those students who are proactive and seeking help. The students are friendly, and the local community is supportive."
Joanna Cousineau
  • Reviewed: 12/11/2018
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"My years at MSU we're some of my favorite to date. I was blessed with smaller classes due to the size of my program and my teachers were knowledgeable and patient. I was able to participate in a study abroad program to China that changed the course of my future."
Intro to Vet Med by experienced professionals
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2018
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"Your program produces "techs" of limited community college "degrees" . You send your "interns" to larger clinics, soon to be corporate. Of course, they are wooed by these clinics, promising all kinds of experience. In reality, those of us who have introduced young people to the honored profession on the promise that they will work after graduation are the losers in this game. We spent two years arranging staff scheduling around your unorganized, hectic, never out on time scheduling. Students arrived tearful almost daily. Despite that, they are "flattered" by offers. We pay four dollars per hour for PART TIME techs than the last student you graduated was offered at a full time clinic. We understand your job; sell this community college paper to make your own living. Shame on you."
L. Johnson
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Overall, I enjoyed my time at Michigan State University. From the freshman orientation to graduation, it was an experience that can never be taken away or imitiated. The experiences with all the on campus events especially during home football games were wonderful. Spartan for life. Class of 2006."
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"I went to Michigan State University and graduated with a Kinesiology major and a minor in Health Promotion. This major allowed to refine my lecture size and provide more one on one time with my professors, while attending one of the largest universities. After choosing a Kinesiology major, it is even a requirement to decide on a minor, which helps promote a more rounded education, increasing my chances of success post graduation. As I have gone on to further my education with a Master's in Orthotics and Prosthetics, the broad spectrum of health related classes has given students a wide spectrum of professions to plan to prepare for. It provided the large campus, yet intimate class size that I desired for my college experience."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Very professional, didn't have to go through any hassle to get my masters. 10/10"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"MSU is a wonderful school to get a degree at. It has a good reputation, great community, and is a beautiful place."
Samantha Finkbeiner
  • Reviewed: 6/27/2017
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"The engineering college at Michigan State University is a very open and fun college to be involved in. The instructors are more than happy to help with any questions, they also help to find internship and job opportunities. The teaching assistants and learning assistants are very smart and educated individuals who genuinely care about the students."
Christina Rissman
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Michigan State University provided a great place to flourish as an individual in an academic setting. Every professor I was able to interact with during my four years in undergrad had an immense amount of knowledge and experience that they were able to share with students. In addition to the rich classroom setting and staff experiences, student groups and campus organization are bountiful and offer opportunities to get involved with individual interests outside of the classroom and explore various experiences that help students grow and navigate their academic and professional lives."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Get an MBA, an MPP is too hard to explain to people; the planet is over, getting an MPP is going to leave you in debt and disappointed, thanks to the t*** who is President and finding new ways to ruining my life."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"Michigan State is a wonderful place to learn and grow in your chosen career path. Beautiful campus, beautiful state."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Computer Science
"It was really interesting. I got opportunities to work on a lot of projects."
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Military Science
"Attending Michigan State was one of the best choices I've ever made. I love this university to a far greater degree than I could have ever imagined. Attending MSU is more than just attending a university. You grow to love the unviersity, you grow to love the community, you become apart of something that will last with you even after you graduate. The pride I have in my alma mater is extreme."
Eliana Greissworth
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2017
  • Degree: Veterinary Science
"Michigan State University is a very large land grant school with many strong graduate and doctoral programs. I was drawn to the veterinary school for a number of reasons. First, the curriculum, faculty, and administration are world-renowned. In my opinion, this should not be a significant deciding factor in terms of selecting veterinary programs, though it is an attribute I want to point out . An important area that distinguishes Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM) from the rest is the quality of education and unique opportunities the school offers. An crucial factor in assessing the quality of education of a program that is not often highlighted is whether students experience an inclusive and welcoming environment that best facilitates learning. The administration at MSU CVM work tirelessly to create just that-- a place where students spend time focusing on their studies rather than feeling out of place, isolated, etc. Any veterinary program that tells you it has achieved a perfect state of inclusion is likely not fully surveying their college, this task is far more difficult than putting up a few posters or changing a mission statement. Creating a culture where every member of the college is not only un-biased in their treatment of others but welcoming to those who are different than them requires training, intension, and resources. MSU CVM has come a long way in terms of curriculum review and preserving a safe learning environment, but they also recognize that there is more work to be done. It is important to me that a program recognizing areas for improvement as well as their successes and then takes action to strengthen areas of weakness. Despite already providing an above average quality of education to students, MSU CVM is taking great care to identify areas of improvement and acting purposefully to improve, never accepting complacency. The curriculum is constantly reevaluated to ensure students receive an education that is extensive yet relevant. Veterinary programs that only emphasize research rather than the teaching achievements of their faculty are resting on their laurels rather than ensuring students see a return on their investment. MSU CVM takes student input seriously and works to promptly incorporate feedback into next year's curriculum. The faculty and administration have a wide array of experiences in different areas of veterinary medicine which allows you to get to know non-traditional careers from someone who has actually done the job. Getting to know MSU CVM faculty means becoming connected with thousands of the top veterinary professionals all over the world. I have yet to find their connections lacking. Like many fields, "who you know" is more important than other qualities you can display on paper, like GPA, so the extensive network provided to you by the college is very rewarding. Overall I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to interact with such a fantastic group of peers and mentors who challenge and support me every day. Investing in my education at MSU CVM has been a very rewarding process."
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"Michigan State University provides students with a well-balanced environment that encourages exploration and cross-collaboration. I often found myself in classrooms surrounded by students representing various undergraduate degrees. Among the benefits of being an MSU student is the accessibility to explore and undertake a multitude of majors/minors across the varying residential colleges, which in turn enables for the opportunity for students to create a more comprehensive and unique degree. To this end, MSU residential colleges (James Madison, Lyman Briggs, Eli Broad, ect.) are also well structured to bring about a more personal advising approach, both academic and career, that complements well the obvious resources associated with a larger university. A suggestion worth noting would be to ensure that you take advantage of the resources of these residential colleges to aid in your progression through MSU, they can be unbelievably impactful when the effort is put forth to use them."
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Fine Arts
"Michigan State has a great studio art program. It is in a great location if like me you aren't a fan of congested cities. And the guest lecture series that is provided for students, staff, and anyone in the area really is fantastic. I am really happy that MSU was where I attended for my undergraduate degree."
Brandon Gray
  • Reviewed: 3/16/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"This university has a great engineering department. My advisers, and other programs helped set me up with 2 internships during my time at MSU. The atmosphere here is great as well; the campus is very active and alive, especially when it is warm out. I came into this university indifferent; it was either here or U of M. I chose MSU because I was treated much better on my high school campus tour, and the surroundings here are so nice. The skills and network that I was able to build during my time at MSU set me up for a successful career. I would recommend any prospective engineering student to attend MSU."
Kaitlyn Broz
  • Reviewed: 3/11/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"As a large university Michigan State University afforded me a lot of opportunities that would not have otherwise been available to a person from a very small town. Th universities study abroad programs and career advancement programs in particular were very helpful."