1. A phenomenal university located alongside Michigan's capital city of Lansing, this school is for the well-rounded student who is looking for a fantastic education, great employment opportunities, and an active and friendly student body--basically the overall "student experience" plus a kick-ass campus. They also have well-recognized and nationally ranked graduate programs in research, law, and all 3--yes 3--of their medical schools. Don't believe it? Here:
"A dynamic and diverse academic community, MSU offers all the vibrancy and excitement you'd expect from one of the most comprehensive campuses in the United States. With an extensive array of high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and preprofessional programs and resources, there's a perfect academic fit for everyone. Outside the classroom, students make connections and feel at home through a powerful network of close-knit communities and inclusive initiatives--including more than 500 student organizations and a range of support services. Undergraduates, as well as graduate students, work side by side with accomplished faculty on research and creative projects and benefit from interacting with other outstanding students from a variety of backgrounds. In addition to the largest single-campus residence hall system in the nation, MSU offers an active Greek community and living-learning communities that bring together students with similar majors and interests to live and attend classes. MSU students benefit from being part of a proud Spartan tradition and myriad on-campus activities and events--including Big Ten athletics and acclaimed performances and productions--as well as life-changing opportunities for study abroad, service learning, and community engagement."
-The American Association of State Colleges and Universities and The National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
I got into U of M and was offered a scholarship when I applied for their undergrad program. I also got into U of M when I was applying for medical school. But since I at no point wanted to become an asshole, I still chose Michigan State University. So every U of M prick who thinks MSU students were just too stupid to get into U of M, or wishes they went to U of M, think again. We all just didn't want to become petty bitches and associate with any of you.