Beaumont Tower at Michigan State University

Michigan State University

#83, overall score 51.42/100

Fun Fact:

The National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory is the largest campus-based nuclear science facility in the country.

Why should Jewish students attend Michigan State? Jewish students should apply to MSU because we are a university that prides itself on our diversity, with high academic standards, offering many nationally ranked degree programs. — Cindy Hughey, executive director, Lester & Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center

ACADEMICS Score: 5/30

  • Score: 5/30
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
  • Jewish Studies major: Minor
  • Israel Studies major: No

FINANCES

  • In-state tuition: $14,070
  • Out-of-state tuition: $39,090
  • Room & board costs: $9,734
  • Average annual scholarship/grant package: $9,916

CAMPUS INFORMATION

  • Location: East Lansing, Mich.
  • Region: Midwest
  • Public/Private: Public
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 39,143
  • Jewish undergraduate enrollment: 3,500
  • Jewish population share: 9%
  • Student origin: 86% in-state / 14% out-of-state
  • NCAA Division: I
  • NCAA team: Spartans
  • Ultimate Frisbee teams: ARC, Infamous

ISRAEL Score: 12.58/20

  • Score: 12.58/20
  • Size of Birthright trip: 69
  • School-approved study abroad program in Israel: Yes
  • Israel-related clubs: Spartans for Israel
  • BDS resolution: Never introduced

JEWISH LIFE Score: 27.17/40

  • Score: 27.17/40
  • Hillel: Lester & Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center
  • Chabad: Chabad of Lansing / MSU
  • OU-JLIC: No
  • Meor: No
  • Jewish fraternities: AEPi, ΣAM, ZBT
  • Jewish sororities: SDT
  • Anti-Semitic incidents in 2016: 1
  • Can you get kosher food on the school meal plan? Yes
  • Active Hillel clubs: 15
  • Hillel Friday night services: 2
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Hillel: 275
  • Average Shabbat attendance – Chabad: 10
  • Synagogues within 10 miles: 1 (1 Reform)
  • Eruv: No
  • Most famous Jewish alumnus: Eli Broad
  • Where do Jewish students come from? Our students come from all over the country but predominately from Michigan as we are a land-grant college. But we are starting to see more and more from out of state.
  • Kosher food details: We have kosher food in three different dorms around campus and they are on the meal plan. Students not living on campus can also buy kosher food in our cafeterias.

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