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Student Life at MSU

We are a tier-1 research university ranked in the top 100 in the world, with over 29 programs ranked in the top 20, nationally. Our 5,000+ professors will challenge you to study and solve problems that affect a global scale.

Students come to MSU for academics, but fall in love with the people and community. Our student body is really social, friendly, globally aware, and active. We have over 600 clubs and organizations that you can get involved in the minute you set foot on campus. You can cheer on our teams with all sporting facilities located on campus. You can stroll the sidewalks of the quintessential college town of East Lansing and pop into a coffee house, restaurant, shop or pub. And we're sure you’ll make friends and find a party to attend every now and again.

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ASP students have access to outstanding academic facilities, hundreds of classes, new American and international friends, the full residential college experience, big college sports, student organizations, coffee lounges and cultural activities, and of course, all that the American Midwest has to offer - warm summers and snowy winters.

ASP students are fully integrated academically and socially at MSU. ASP is not an extension program, nor are ASP students segregated from degree seeking students. ASP students take courses and live in on-campus residence halls with American students, while having the privileges, amenities and accommodations as a full degree seeking student.

Our network of colleges, academic advisers and faculty work hard to make sure your experience at MSU is not only positive, but fun!

Michigan State University students and fans proudly refer to themselves as "Spartans". Our university has a loyal following of alumni, fans and students.

MSU is home to one of the most talented, creative, and hardworking student communities you’ll find. Our students come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries. They win championship titles and some of the world’s most prestigious academic awards. They conduct research, study abroad, and take advantage of hundreds of student organizations and the more than 200 academic programs MSU offers.

As an ASP student, you will have the entire MSU community to tap into. You can join clubs or intramural sports teams, attend athletic games and go to shows and concerts, or even get an on-campus job! We want you to take in all that a large American institution has to offer.

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