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About Michigan State University

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.

Our friends and colleagues in the Visiting International Professional Program (VIPP), another amazing short term program tailored for executive education and professional development certificate programs, shared a beautiful map created from one of their past participants, Ms. Mengjie Wang. Mengjie came to MSU in April 2019 with the goal of learning about American pedagogy in brand development and graphic design. As a visiting scholar from Changzhou Vocational College of Textile and Garment in Jiangsu, China, she instantly fell in love with MSU’s campus. To adjust to her new environment, she turned to art to make sense of the size and scope of our campus. 

Start exploring our campus below!

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