Be a Spartan

Michigan State University Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways. Together we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better. 

Academics

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world.

Life at MSU

MSU's campus is big. But once you're here you'll learn it's like a small city with dynamic neighborhoods where you'll feel right at home. 

  • Explore housing options and learn about MSU's five distinct residential neighborhoods.
  • Once voted as one of the friendliest cities in America, East Lansing is a vibrant, classic college town. Tree-lined streets dotted with patios, cafes, live music, shops and galleries complement the energy of campus. 
  • Balance your academic life with your social life with one of the largest intramural programs in the country, more than 900 clubs and organizations, an outstanding arts community and big-time athletic events

Visit

We want you to see and experience what life on campus is like. The Office of Admissions offers visit options for prospective, admitted and transfer students

Come experience campus for yourself! 

Admissions Website

Please see the MSU Admissions website for more information.

Contact Us

Connect with us through phone, email or social media.

Admissions information

Before you apply

Applications for admission are available at admissions.msu.edu as well as through the Coalition Application and Common Application. MSU has no preference for one type of application over another, but it’s important that you submit only one per admissions cycle.

Please visit admissions.msu.edu for complete details about how to submit your application.

Dates and deadlines

Early Action (non-binding)

  • Submit a complete application by November 1
  • Receive a response no later than January 15

Regular Admission

  • Submit a complete application by February 1
  • Receive a response no later than March 31

After February 1, Michigan State will continue to accept undergraduate applications as long as space is still available.

How to apply

Freshman

  • Submit an application online
  • Send official high school transcripts
  • Send official test scores (ACT or SAT)

International, Transfer and Graduate application details available.

Financial Aid

Fewer than half of undergraduates leave MSU in debt - 25 percent better than the national average.