Michigan State University


Michigan State University

It's not just what we do that makes us Spartans-but also why and how we do it. It's the will to think bigger, work harder, and never give up. It's pushing ourselves to achieve our personal best, while pushing the boundaries of what's possible to make a better world. Michigan State University got its start more than 160 years ago when we pioneered a new kind of higher education that opened doors and expanded opportunities. Believing we are strong as one and extraordinary together. More than half a million strong worldwide, we proudly call ourselves Spartans. Join us.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver
  • Distance/online learning

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Apply as a first-year student if you are currently in high school (regardless of total college credits completed while in high school) or you have graduated from high school but haven’t enrolled at a college, university or any other school after high school. This includes early/middle college students who complete a high school diploma at the same time as an associate’s degree.


Apply as a transfer student if you have attended a postsecondary institution after graduating from high school (with the exception of attendance during the summer term immediately following graduation) OR if you have earned a bachelor’s degree at another college or university and are seeking to earn another bachelor’s degree or teaching certificate. Early/middle college or dual-enrolled students are considered first-year students.

Additional Information

Fewer than half of undergraduates leave MSU in debt-25 percent better than the national average. All admitted students are automatically considered for scholarships. In most instances, the application for admissions is sufficient for award consideration. 

Visit us

We look forward to welcoming you to campus and answering your questions about life as a Spartan. The Office of Admissions offers visit options for prospective and admitted first-year students, as well as special programs for transfer students. Visit admissions.msu.edu/visit for details.

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

426 Auditorium Road, Room 250
East Lansing, MI 48824-2604, United States of America

Phone number

(517) 355-8332