Michigan State University

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The MSU Connection

James Madison College is one of three Residential College options at Michigan State University. While our students get the best of both worlds: The benefits of a small liberal arts college combined with the richness and diversity of Michigan State University; our students are first, and foremost, Spartans.

As Spartans, our students have every opportunity to explore the amazing benefits offered at Michigan State. Here is a sample of some of the prestigious rankings and awards that MSU has received:

  • The national leader in study abroad participation among U.S. public universities for five consecutive years
  • One of the nation’s top five campuses for sustainability, according to the National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Environment 2008 Report Card
  • Member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a group of 60 U.S. and two Canadian universities regarded as the top research-intensive institutions in North America
  • Recognized for seven consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • Sixth largest producer of Peace Corps volunteers since the corps was founded in 1961
  • Ranked 29th among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report