Michigan State University

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Michigan State University
MSU Abbot Hall sign.jpg
MSU sign near Abbot Hall
Motto"Advancing Knowledge. Transforming Lives"
TypePublic
Established1855
Endowment$1.6 billion [1]
PresidentLou Anna Simon
Administrative staff
6,100
Students46,045
Undergraduates36,072
Postgraduates9,973
LocationEast Lansing, Michigan, United States
CampusSuburban
AthleticsNCAA Division I FBS
NicknameSpartans
MascotSparty
Websitewww.msu.edu

Michigan State University (or "MSU" for short) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan.

Athletics[change | change source]

The Michigan State Spartans are the athletic team of the university. The school's athletic program includes 23 varsity sports teams. The school colors are green and white. They play in NCAA Division I, with almost all of their teams playing in the Big Ten Conference. In 2010, the MSU football team won a share of the Big 10 title, and played in the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The men's ice hockey team plays in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, but will leave that conference in July 2013 when the Big Ten starts a men's hockey league.

School Facts[change | change source]

Established in 1855, MSU was originally an agricultural college. Students were known as "Aggies," but are now known as the "Spartans." Currently, Michigan State University has the largest single campus student body of any university in the state of Michigan, and is one of the largest universities in the country.

Mascot[change | change source]

The mascot of the university is called "Sparty". He is mostly shown as a muscular male Spartan warrior/athlete dressed in a stylish Greek costume.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Endowments at Michigan State University". Campaign for MSU University Development.
  2. "MSU Facts". Michigan State University Newsroom.
  3. "Official MSU Colors". Michigan State University Web Style Guide. 2005.

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