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Michigan State University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityA+ Faculty AccessibilityA
Useful SchoolworkA+ Excess CompetitionA-
Academic SuccessA+ Creativity/ InnovationA-
Individual ValueA- University Resource UseA
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyA+ FriendlinessA+
Campus MaintenanceA Social LifeA+
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsA+
Describes the student body as:
Friendly, Approachable

Describes the faculty as:
Friendly, Helpful

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Date: Oct 11 2003
Major: Business - Management and Administration (This Major's Salary over time)
Here's my story. My entire family (extended included) are U-M graduates. I applied to only MSU and U-M, and got accepted to both. The choice came down to which would give me the better OVERALL college experience. While Michigan has a very good academic reputation, it is extremely overrated. I swear half of the student body has social anxiety. On the other hand, MSU is underrated when it comes to academics. I think it gets average reviews sometimes because it offers many useless, obscure majors which are rediculously easy to get a degree in. It does, however, have many top-ranking departments that don't get enough credit when standing next to interior design and equine management (Business, James Madison College, Lyman Briggs, Veterinary School, Journalism, English, Education, etc.). In fact, the honors college is one of the most prestigious in the nation, offering a more challenging academic experience than one would find at most large public universities. Also, MSU has an obviously outstanding athletic program, but only recruits will play the big sports. Hence, the huge participation in a wide variety of IM sports. Last but definitely not least, the social scene and student body is the best you could possibly ask for in a college experience. People are very friendly and socially conscious, which is wonderful considering the amount of "rich" kids that are there. People start to realize that rich does not necessarily mean snobby. No one really has a problem with that at MSU, since people of that nature tend to be very humble about that on average (considering the complete opposite at U-M, where people are so self-conscious that they become absorbed in financial differentiation). I personally love the Greek system and house party scene. On the whole, MSU offers one of the best overall college experiences available, in my opinion.
responseWow! I am an alumnus of Michigan State's James Madison College and this reviewers review almost exactly mirrors my experience when I was at state. Michigan State and East Lansing are so beautiful, and I am not from Michigan. I live and grew up in the south. Michigan State has so many really cool people, beautiful girls, great sports, great academics. James Madison, the college of business, the college of agriculture, the physics program, interior design, Hotel restaurant management, packaging, materials and logistics management, veterinary medicine, Lyman Briggs, it just goes on and on. Is it perfect? Of course not. However, it is one of the best college experiences I think any student could ever wish for.
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