Michigan State University: Narrative Description

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East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: (517)355-1855; Admissions: (517)355-8332; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.msu.edu/

Description: State-supported, university, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1855. Setting: 5,192-acre suburban campus with easy access to Detroit. Endowment: $601.9 million. Research spending 2002-03: $213.7 million. Total enrollment: 44,542. Faculty: 2,653 (2,312 full-time, 341 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 18:1. 24,973 applied, 71% were admitted. 28% from top 10% of their high school class, 67% from top quarter, 95% from top half. 60 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 31,115 students, 54% women, 46% men. Part-time: 3,738 students, 51% women, 49% men. Students come from 54 states and territories, 120 other countries, 7% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 9% black, 5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 5% 25 or older, 42% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 90% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; communications/communication technologies; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Committee on Institutional Cooperation. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: Rolling, 10/1 for early action. Notification: continuous until 9/1, 10/31 for early action.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $5925 full-time, $197.50 per semester hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $15,885 full-time, $529.50 per semester hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $778 full-time, $778 per year part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and student level. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load, degree level, program, and student level. College room and board: $5230. College room only: $2250. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 500 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities. Major annual events: football game against University of Michigan, Homecoming game, basketball game with University of Michigan. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, self-defense workshops. 17,105 college housing spaces available; 14,500 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Main Library plus 14 others with 4.4 million books, 5.6 million microform titles, 29,470 serials, 290,206 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $20.6 million. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Located in a metropolitan area adjacent to Lansing, the state capital of Michigan. There are four hospitals, access to houses of worship, various entertainment venues, and good shopping facilities within the immediate area.

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