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Whats the best part about going to Michigan State University?

mlboyd2013mlboyd2013 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
edited July 2012 in Michigan State University
What's the best part about going to Michigan state university: the people, sports, social life, etc...?
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Replies to: Whats the best part about going to Michigan State University?

  • HumanoidHumanoid Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    I'm just going to answer all your questions in one post.

    1. Is the size of Michigan State overwhelming, or does it start to feel smaller as the year goes on?

    I feel like most of the time you don't use all the campus. When I lived in South complex I stayed in and around the southwest area of campus. A lot of your class are going to be fairly close to the center of campus. There is a lot of land and you might get lost a few times (be sure to have a map on you) but you get use to campus really quick.

    If you feel like you are having issues making friends (since there are a lot of people and that can be overwhelming for some) join a club or two. There are a lot of clubs here so there is probably something for you.

    I feel like you really do need to be proactive when it comes to meeting people. Yeah you should do the leave your door open thing but you'll get further if you go visit other people with open doors and start up conversations with people in your class/clubs.

    2. Does it seem hard to do well academically and have good social life at MSU?

    I don't think so but it takes some time management, ability to say no, and understanding friends. I think it might be easier or harder depending on your major (and more importantly the classes your taking) but it is totally do-able.

    3. Does it seem like the size of classes at MSU makes doing well academically harder?

    I don't think so.but I actually really like the lecture style of learning. You do need to do more work on your own and you will need to motivate yourself to go to office hours (which are usually empty) but on the plus side there are a lot of students you can meet to study with.

    Also not all classes are 500 people and one professor. I've had a few classes that were about the size of a regular classroom (30-40 people) plus you generally have recitations that are that size. In the summer you also get smaller classes as well when you get further into your major.

    4. What is the work load like at MSU?

    Super dependent on a few factors. Work load is going to change depending on your major, your professors, how much work you want to do (doing the work for a 4.0 probably won't be the same as doing the work for a 3.0), and just how well you understand the subject.

    For me (zoology major) I do a fair bit of work. I have some homework I must do every night. On top of that there is *always* studying I can be doing. I feel like I always have something to do but it is never overwhelming. I've got friends in comp sci. that rarely have to study for exams or do read but are always working on a project or four. They are busier than me but when they don't have anything to work on for their classes they don't have anything to work on were as I should probably work on flashcards again.

    5. Whats the best part about going to Michigan State University?

    I really love the campus, it's big and lovely and there is lots of space to just sit or toss a frisbee around. I don't really have any complaints about MSU. I feel like there is something for everyone. The people are generally friendly,there is always a party somewhere if you're into that, and the sports are pretty wicked.

    Also in late spring/early summer there are baby horses out at the horse farm you can go visit (assuming you have a way to get down there). What other campus, in the state at least, as baby horses?
  • MSUFTWMSUFTW Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    I'll have to agree with Humanoid; my favorite part is also the campus. However, I love it for a different reason: I feel that a giant campus promotes interaction between strangers. Sure, one may be overwhelmed at first (I know I was) but once you realize that everyone around you is in virtually the same situation as you and desires to meet new people as much as you do you're going to be introduced into a whole new atmosphere.

    Although I haven't even been in an MSU class (incoming Freshman), I truly feel like I belong at MSU - something that has been hard for me in other places. I don't and don't think I'll ever regret choosing MSU over my other choices.
  • shyanneshyanne Registered User Posts: 875 Member
    There are also concerts, plays, museums, sports, gardens and numerous other things to see.
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