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Michigan State University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B+
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Undergrads in College Housing
39%
Average Housing Cost
$4,374 / year
Poll
70%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 257 responses
Poll
73%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 518 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade A
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,148 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 901 responses
  • Brody
    22%
  • Snyder-phillips
    16%
  • Union Late Night
    9%
  • Everywhere, I love almost all of the cafes here.
    9%
  • Food truck
    8%
  • Shaw
    7%
  • Landon
    6%
81%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 319 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 260 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    58%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    39%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    2%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    1%

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Safety

Safety
grade C+
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
83%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 334 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 199 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    33%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    14%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    1%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 250 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    30%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    51%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    18%
  • Not very visible.
    2%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 562 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    33%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    64%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    2%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    1%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Wrestling
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Opera, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 450 responses
  • The Spartan Statue
    19%
  • Painting the Rock
    16%
  • Midnight Screams
    15%
  • Beaumont Tower
    14%
  • GAME DAY
    10%
  • UAB Events
    8%
  • Burning couches
    6%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A+
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 339 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    14%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    60%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    15%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    3%
  • Parties? What parties?
    8%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 221 responses
  • MSU vs UofM Home Games
    35%
  • There are a major number of parties around
    26%
  • Halloween
    14%
  • I don't attend parties
    11%
  • St. Patrick's Day
    8%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Halloween
    1%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
12%
Women in Sororities
11%
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 441 responses

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