Why Landscape Architecture at MSU?
- The nation’s pioneer Land Grant University, founded in 1855.
- Prototype for 69 Land-Grant Institutions founded under the Morrill Act of 1862.
A Rich History - Teaching Landscape Architecture Since 1898
- First institution of higher learning in the United States to teach scientific agriculture.
- Outstanding academics, seminal research, global and international, committed outreach and engagement.
- Exceptional, nurturing, professional teaching
- Campus as arboretum and living/learning laboratory.
- Championship sports, on-campus housing and dining options in neighborhood settings.
MSU is an Exciting Place to Study and Live
The Historic Olmsted Brothers, O.C. Simonds and Titus Glenn Phillips designed MSU Campus.
- The beautiful Red Cedar River.
- Historic Beal Botanic Garden.
- Horticulture Demonstration Gardens.
- MSU Campus as Arboretum with more than 20,000 varieties of trees and shrubs.
- Baker, Sanford and Red Cedar Natural Areas.
- MSU Museum of Natural History.
- The Zaha Hadid Designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum.
- Jack Breslin Student Events Center.
- Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.
- Extensive Student Athletic Facilities.
- MSU Championship Sports: Izzo, Boss, Dantonio, Merchant, Anastos, SPARTY!
- On campus housing and dining options in neighborhood settings.
- The MSU Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AKA- LAClub).
- The East Lansing Art Fair.
- Craft Fairs.
- Jazz Fest.
- Great Lakes Folk Festival.
- Sunday Gallery Walks.
- Film Festival.
- “The Taste” Food Fest.
- Winter Chili Cookoff.
- Michigan’s State Capitol.
- Lansing River Trail.
- Comprehensive Public Transportation.
- Potter Park Zoo.
- Old Town Lansing Galleries.
- Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
- Lansing Lugnuts Minor League Baseball.
- State Historic Museum.
- Common Ground Music Festival.
- Excellent Park System.
Photo of Sparty statue courtesy of Michigan State University Communications and Brand Strategy.