What is the difference between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, culturally and status-wise?
If you want a good education go to the University of Michigan, if you want a good party go to Michigan State.
please. as my UM grad grandmother used to tell me "Ann Arbor is the center of the universe. Lansing is a COW college town!".
humming Hail to the Victors as I type
Isn't UMich practically an Ivy?
world class business school
world class law school
world class cultural events
diverse, liberal community
world class agricultural school
take your pick
I went to Michigan State. It is NOT a party school. People party hard but WORK hard. The campus was very serene, actually.
UMICH is more prestigious than State is and is ranked higher.But State is hardly a party school. @r1
Univ of Michigan is ranted as one of the Top 25 universities in the country (ranked comparable to Duke, Georgetown, and that DL favorite, the University of Virginia.
Michigan State is a land-grant institution. It has a good engineering program, strong agri-related studies.
r7, MSU also has a highly-rated Hospitality program, a world-class Packaging program and a pretty decent MBA program. I think their turf management program is considered one of the best in the world.
UMich grad giving Little Bro kudos where kudos are due
Mich State used to have a program for child geniuses that was really good.
Michigan is overrated, MSU underrated.
As places to live, they are roughly equal. Ann Arbor is more liberal but Lansing is bigger.
I heard that about their Packaging program -- and then I said, "What kind of major is Packaging?"
I like my Spartans with BIG packages!
which one has the biggest average cock size?
U of M: Law School, Med School, Football and Lesbians
MSU: Agriculture, Social Science, Basketball and Babes
UM is one of the so-called "Public Ivies," probably secondly only to Berkeley. I think everyone is aware it's a top school.
Another "status queen" on DL.
Your insecurity can be seen from space.
r10, just think about how much stuff is packaged. Pretty much every consumer product. I'm sure the job security is good, as well as the income.
I grew up right outside of East Lansing, and my swim coach back in the day was a guy who was going to MSU for packaging. I remember thinking it was a stupid major too--it seemed so random--but I still remember my mom telling me, "Are you kidding!? Do you have any idea how much he'll make if he's good at it? SOMEONE has to design all the packaging our stuff comes in!" And I never looked at it the same way again!
Yes, Packaging is a degree. I knew a guy who recieved a degree in Packaging from MSU - biggest asshole you'd ever meet. Homophobic, Republican, wanted to be a male model...
Do they still have the Naked Mile run?
Yes they do...in Ann Arbor.
Pics and video of the Nake Mile, please.
Spent time at both about 10 years ago (M.S. from MSU, PhD from UM). Loved living in both towns. Ann Arbor is great with one consolidated and vibrant downtown, but often I found it overrated. Lots of rich kids on campus. East Lansing is friendlier, and because it's in a larger metro area there are numerous downtown areas in various neighborhoods, so things are distributed all around and you have to know where to go to find things. East Lansing could self-promote more. There's a new Zaha Hadid-designed modern art museum on campus there that someday I hope to get to.
Disappointed: I thought this thread was going to discuss upper middle-class natives of Michigan. All the ones I've met, though different from each other, have shared similar social affects.
Oh, and Packaging Science can be a fascinating major. I was friends with a bunch of them at RIT.
R7 wishes. UMich is ranked 29th, which - while good - does not put it in the same league as Duke (8th). Georgetown has been slipping lately (21st), so that could make sense.