|MSU's got some great programs with stellar faculty, but there is also the occasional mediocre professor (these are mostly the tenured ones who produce the best research, they just don't know how to teach undergrads). Expect to have huge classes for your first year or 2 (unless your in a residential college) before it tapers off in the classes that really matter.
Feb 13 2009
I think MSU really gave me everything I needed in a college. It is all here but you have to be more of an active participant in your education.
Feb 05 2009
The campus is beautiful and everyone is outgoing and friendly.
Aug 30 2008
The facilities are good as well. The social life is everywhere, and living on campus is the best (and its not hard to do since the campus is very big). Many people say the campus is big, but after a while you get used to it and starts to feel smaller. The bus system is very good, unless you have to catch the bus at 10am for a 10:20 am class, then forget it. I do think that people drink too much for my tastes. There are people that do not drink too, you just have to seek them out. The professors are great, and they are really interested in having you do well, especially in the computer science department. There is a lot of snow too, but since i'm from michigan I am used to snow. Overall this is a great place to be.
May 07 2008
Michigan State University is a wonderful place to be, with great social and academic atmospheres, great faculty, and great learning opportunities.
Mar 19 2008
If you're having a bad time in a class, you can't completely blame it on a professor, it's your responsibility to seek help either from them or another student. Odds are when you do this you'll be in better favor with the prof and you could make new friends.
Also DON'T GIVE UP OR LOSE HOPE AFTER 1 SEMESTER! You can bounce back and work to make things better, it's not easy, but it's doable. (I'm doing it right now)
Mar 04 2008
The campus itself is beautiful all year round. The only time that isn't enjoyable to walk across campus is in winter when the windchill is below 0. Even when it's like that though, there are alternative ways of transportation during the semesters.
Coming to MSU has been one of the best decisions I've made. The university does have its good and bad sides, but what makes it so good completely out weighs the bad. You just have to learn to take contol of the situations that you're not happy with and learn to make them better and work for you. And if you would rather not deal with it all then transfer.
Mar 04 2008
I went to Michigan State since many of my friends from high school were going there, and I had expected it to be four of the best years of my life. Well, the social aspect of the university is not what I had a problem with. First of all, the campus is so spread out, that I had to schedule my classes with at least a half hour to forty-five minutes in between to allow myself travel time to my next class. Essentially, I day of five classes would take a total of eight hours. Secondly, the professors here are awful. I have yet to have a professor that can even pretend to care about a student...they're only care is either their status or their bell-curve.
To those that are looking at going to a school in the state of Michigan, my advice would be to look at U of M, Central, Wayne, etc. From what I here from friends at those universities, their experiences has been the antithesis of mine at MSU.
Feb 15 2008
The education you get at college in engineering prepares you to understand the job you will have in engineering.
Jan 05 2008
To me college is more than just studying for a career. It is about learning about yourself and the environment around you. What I really loved about Michigan State was the camaraderie between everyone at the school. It was almost as if we were a big family. All of us come from different places and different backgrounds, but we are all Spartans.
The school itself has a really big campus with many students. Perhaps the biggest shock was walking into a lecture that was twice the size of my graduating class. Don't be surprised if you have at least 500 people in your 100 level courses. The classes get smaller as you progress through college. There are many different resources to help you through the first few years so you shouldn't be too overwhelmed.
One of the advantages of having a large student body is having many different organizations and extracurriculars. I am a member of 4 different organizations and regularly attend sporting events. The party and bar scene is better than any college I have been to. With fun parties, attractive girls, and a great downtown, East Lansing is an amazing college town. Even if you aren't much of a party person, there are many other concerts, sporting events, and other activities to go to.
Aug 06 2007
Your education there really depends on your chosen major. Psychology was great if you were planning on going to grad school (i was not). Otherwise, you are kind of left on your own.
In my experience, when you are looking for a job a degree won't sell you. That's up to you. I finally found a great paying job in an unrelated field, but it was mostly the skills and character I built while at MSU, and not the degree, that helped me to get the job.
May 30 2007