- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Business
- Gender: M
- High School: Clarkston High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about MSU is the feeling that you belong even though its such a large campus. There is a ton of people but its awesome because you get to meet a bunch of new people. Most of my time is spent on campus probably in the dorm rooms (not mine of course) and just being outside somewhere. It is definitely a college town. Just about everything revolves around the students/school whether the actual town residents will admit that or not. MSU students have an incredible amount of school pride. I was shocked when I went to my first football game. If you go you definitely have to get student season tickets. It's insane. You don't even have to like football. THe biggest controversy that happened recently is probably when the administration is trying to "get rid of welcome week" although it is basically the worst idea ever. It's okay. We'll just party instead of going to class for the first week. HOLLER ! The #1 complaint I would say is how hard it is to park // the Nazi like parking people and their ticket giving. It's ***ing out of control.
Some of the profs. are awesome & if you have a smaller class most of them will learn your name as long as you go. As for the huge lectures, obviously they most likely won't unless you make the effort to go talk to them after/out of class. Most of the beginning classes are large lectures but as you get further into your degrees the classes get smaller. My favorite class was probably MSC 313 and my least favorite class was CEM 141 (terrible). I'm not sure about every college at MSU but I know the business college is very competitive. My major is Business Administration/Prelaw but I will change it depending on how I feel about my core classes (those are the classes I am taking just to apply to Business College). The actual MSU classes that are required for everyone regardless of major are sometimes kind of ***ty & you dont always get the best profs for that but they arent usually too hard.
I havent really been involved in any of the specific groups about religion, race, etc but I know they are out there. I always see them advertising for all the events they are having. I don't think anyone would feel out of place at MSU we have a ton of people and its crazy diverse. But, just because its diverse doesn't me its segregated. Everyone is open to talking to everyone, and if they aren't its just a personal preference, but as a whole I would say there is no problem. Many students are from Michigan but I always run into people from places like Indiana and Ohio and even Texas or Asia. Many students are very into politics. You can walk around campus, especially around election time and notice signs in dorm windows and things like that.
The Best Things
The actual campus feel. Campus is huge and everything about your area is MSU. No matter what you need there is always someone else on campus that is in the same situation you are. The place is beautiful as well.
The Worst Things
Can sometimes feel a little overbearing with how many people are there. Some people find it harder to make friends that way but most people seem to have a great time with it. It's all about personal preference.