Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the top research universities in the world--on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation--and is home to a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.
As the nation's pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. MSU continues to push the boundaries, ranking top 100 globally, showcasing many #1 academic programs, nationally.
Outside of the classroom students live, study and experience an all-American campus, with peers from all 50 states and from more than 130 different countries.
Michigan is home to warm summers and snowy winters, big cities, small towns and convenient access to some of the most beautiful lake shores and natural areas in the US--no wonder we call it Pure Michigan!
Sitting on the banks of the Red Cedar River, MSU is a top five campus in the US for sustainability with over 5,200 acres for you to explore. You will see wide open green spaces, trails, woods, gardens, trees, ducks and squirrels, daily.See All 5 Photos
MSU NeighborhoodsEast Lansing, Michigan, United States Campus Website20,000+ on Campus<100,000 residents in East LansingLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Whether a student lives in East Neighborhood or Brody Neighborhood, they will be part of a large, expansive community of on-campus students. With guaranteed on-campus housing, students have nearly all resources and services available as other degree-seeking MSU students.
Within each Neighborhood students have access to numerous services: writing centers, academic or college advising, cafeterias, health resources, recreational activities, student organizations and leadership opportunities.
Sese the Office of Admissions overview of MSU Neighborhoods.
For American Semester Program students, accommodation options include:
- Undergraduate or graduate housing
- Private or shared bathrooms
- Double or single rooms (singles cannot be guaranteed)
- Unlimited meal plan
Students who live in the on campus residence halls are required to purchase a dining plan for their semester at MSU. There are simply not enough cooking facilities available for students to cook all their own meals.
The dining halls on campus offer a wide variety of food options and can accommodate many dietary needs. Students who would like to talk about their specific needs, are able to talk with a staff member about those needs after arrival on campus.
Meal plans are dictated by which type of housing you choose. Students who choose to live in an undergratduate hall on campus are automatically signed up for a silver dining plan. This plan allows for unlimited meals each day that the cafeterias are open for business during the semester you are signed up for the plan.
For more information about housing and meal plans visit the MSU housing page.