Michigan State University Reviews

  • 211 Reviews
  • East Lansing (MI)
  • Annual Tuition: $39,766
93% of 211 students said this degree improved their career prospects
92% of 211 students said they would recommend this school to others
Start Your Online College Search:

Student & Graduate Reviews

Edward Glayzer
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Anthropology
"Department was not honest with me about the likely hood of getting any other financial aid besides than student loans before accepting offer. The campus is difficult to navigate and the bureaucracy stifling. Campus is not as attractive as everyone seems to think. Other departments seem much better organized and funded."
Natalie Vande Pol
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"Lansing/East Lansing isn't a particularly lively, cultured, exciting place. Its generally pretty safe, though there are some parts to avoid and I don't like walking around at night alone on the more remote parts of campus (but that's where the cheap parking is). The faculty, physical resources, networking opportunities, and administrative support are outstanding. Food, drink, and housing are generally pretty cheap, especially coming from California."
Keith Mason
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"The Entomology department is a cohesive, collaborative unit, despite having faculty members in six buildings on campus (a con). In addition to within department collaborations there are many opportunities to work with other grad students and faculty in other units such as Integrative Biology, Molecular Biology, Plant Pathology and Horticulture. The Graduate School has excellent opportunities for grad students for professional development workshops, health and wellness, dissertation completion, etc."
Gregory Wallsworth
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2016
  • Degree: Economics
"I think one of the cons was lack of conference funding, though one of the pros is the responsiveness of faculty to student needs. In fact, they have already begun to address a number of the cons through an extensive project working with graduate students in the program to improve it."
Emily Downs
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2016
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Leaving for college was one of the best things I did in regards to relationships with my family. The after affects off a five-year program at a public university has been a nightmare financially. My number one suggestion for high school students thinking about college is to advocate for one's self. A counselor is a useful tool to find out as much information as you can about loans, scholarships, and grants. It is in ones advantage not to be afraid to apply for various financial resources. Also, find out if your parents or relatives are able to help you out in any way financially, and talk with a parent or both about the expectation of loans. Having a plan can help you identify classes to initiate your scholarly career without hesitation. An undecided major is suitable in your freshman and sophomore year as one is already enrolled in a beneficial post-secondary education. Identifying if you can take classes at a community college near your university is an affordable resource with credits that can transfer. Summer classes also assisted my curriculum schedule to lighten my load when I was deciding between two majors. Balance is key when working with numerous classes and different workloads. Making financial mistakes of will occur while attending college and I regret not being more involved in the process of my financial situation that would precede graduation."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: English
"I had a wonderful experience, with caring but intellectually tough professors and a supportive grad student culture."
Beckabritt
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Education
"Great classes, insightful teachers, clean and safe campus, nice town"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"Michigan State was a wonderful school and community. Those were some of the best years of my life and I wouldn't trade my time there or the education I received for anything."
ljelvis711
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Sports Management
"Highly recommend getting involved, joining clubs, attending sporting events,etc. It can be a bit overwhelming based on the size of campus and not knowing many people. Lots of opportunities to get out an meet people."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/3/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"Being a large university, and a Big 10 school there are so many different opportunities available from student clubs to majors/minors, and research projects that everyone can find their own niche here. Everywhere I go across the country and even abroad I always run into fellow Spartans, so there are extensive networking possibilities everywhere."
Bleed Green
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Laboratory Technician
"Michigan State is a wonderful place to receive a higher education. There is a wide range and variety of majors. Studying at Michigan State provides you with many opportunities to obtain an education in unique ways, such as the wonderful study abroad program. The student population is large, which can result in large class sizes, which has both its pluses and minuses. Some of the best years of my life have been spent at MSU."
KL
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Business
"MSU Broad College of Business has an EXCELLENT career services team that have great success in connecting students with a job immediately after graduation. At times classes can feel too large and you become a bit of a number, but the experience MSU has to offer is worth the large school challenge."
Sarahtopps!
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"I absolutely love Michigan State. I have found that all of the teachers really care about your learning and success. The students are also very open and welcoming. I found that they offer lots of different degree programs, majors, minors, dual majors, etc. The advisers are helpful and very flexible-they will meet with you or take emails any time during the week. Their guidance has helped me succeed. The clubs that State has are exceptional and the philanthropy that the frats and sororities participate in are very helpful to the community. All and all Michigan State University is the best university in MI, maybe even the whole United States. And they have an exceptional football team! Go Green! Go White! Go Spartans!!"
WPH
  • Reviewed: 10/5/2015
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
"Michigan state is a great place to go to school: even though it is so large, you will feel at home, and always more than just another student number."
Leigh_G
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Fashion
"Coming out of High School, I was very hesitant to apply to a University with over 40,000 students and a sprawling campus. A wonderful teacher whom I trusted gave me the advice to go big and get out of your parents house, so that's just what I did! Those 4 years of independence prepared me for the real world in a way that staying close to home couldn't have. The major downside is that my student loan debt is outrageous."
Sara
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I loved Michigan State. It was the perfect place for me. The classes were fulfilling and well taught, and I got to know many of my teachers. I recommend MSU to anyone looking for a place where any opportunity they want is waiting for them to take."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"MSU is exactly what I had in my head when I thought "college campus." It is a world-class learning institution combined with a rocking good time. There's so many programs and so much to participate in. I am a proud Spartan alumnae, and I would do it all again in a heartbeat."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Chemical Engineering
"Great school, friendly people, and terrific campus. I wish I was still there."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Information Systems
"Great place to be! Loved it there. Campus is beautiful."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/4/2015
  • Degree: Communications
"I absolutely love everything about Michigan State. The staff, professors, athletics, location....and the campus is education every season of the year. My time there was the best four years of my life, which I why I still give back both time & money to Michigan State."