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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years.

The nation’s premier land-grant university, MSU was founded with the goal of democratizing higher education and bringing science and innovation into everyday life. Today, MSU makes an impact in communities from East Lansing to East Africa as it pushes the boundaries of discovery, expands opportunity and advances equity to make a better, safer, healthier world for all.

One of the world's leading research universities and a member of the Association of American Universities, MSU offers nationally ranked and recognized academic, undergraduate research, residential college and service-learning programs and is a leader in study abroad among public universities.

A diverse and inclusive academic community, MSU enrolls nearly 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 120 countries, employs nearly 2,000 tenure-system faculty members, and offers more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

An indication of MSU’s excellence and impact is its selection by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to design and establish the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams — the preeminent user facility of its type in the world. Opening in 2022, the facility will provide research opportunities for scientists from around the globe, fueling breakthrough applications while developing the next generation of scientific leaders.

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Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years.

One of the world's leading research universities, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better, safer, healthier world for all while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.


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