What is the difference between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, culturally and status-wise?
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/20/2012|
If you want a good education go to the University of Michigan, if you want a good party go to Michigan State.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/15/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/15/2012|
please. as my UM grad grandmother used to tell me "Ann Arbor is the center of the universe. Lansing is a COW college town!".
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/15/2012|
Isn't UMich practically an Ivy?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/16/2012|
Michigan world class business school world class law school world class cultural events diverse, liberal community
Michigan State world class agricultural school conservative culture small-town atmosphere
take your pick
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/16/2012|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/16/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/16/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/16/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/16/2012|
I heard that about their Packaging program -- and then I said, "What kind of major is Packaging?"
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/16/2012|
I like my Spartans with BIG packages!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/16/2012|
which one has the biggest average cock size?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/16/2012|
U of M: Law School, Med School, Football and Lesbians
MSU: Agriculture, Social Science, Basketball and Babes
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/16/2012|
Ann Arbor has a better gay bar (Necto)
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/16/2012|
UM is one of the so-called "Public Ivies," probably secondly only to Berkeley. I think everyone is aware it's a top school.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/16/2012|
Another "status queen" on DL.
Your insecurity can be seen from space.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/16/2012|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/16/2012|
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!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/16/2012|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/18/2012|
Do they still have the Naked Mile run?
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/18/2012|
Yes they do...in Ann Arbor.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/18/2012|
Pics and video of the Nake Mile, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/18/2012|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/18/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/19/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/19/2012|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/19/2012|
The new MSU art museum looks amazing. I love it!
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/19/2012|
One's a safety school for Michigan residents who can't get into any of the Ivies, and the other is the only option for students who would otherwise have to attend community college.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/19/2012|
[quote]the other is the only option for students who would otherwise have to attend community college.
You're a fucking 'tard.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/20/2012|
Depends which "Top 25" list you read for public schools...US News has Michigan at #4 this year.
(Behind Berkeley, UCLA and UVa).
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/20/2012|
(Michigan State is #28, so it's hardly an also-ran).
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/20/2012|