Michigan State University
Michigan State University is a public research university founded in 1855 in East Lancing, Michigan. MSU has consistently been ranked as one of the top universities in the world, ranking 75th as a part of U.S. World News & World Report’s annual assessment of colleges and universities from across the globe and is the seventh largest university in the United States. Numerous university undergraduate and graduate programs rank among the best in the nation, including its logistics, accounting, biological engineering, education, and nuclear physics programs.
MSU is one of the top funded research universities in the United States. In 2013-2014 it had external funding of $528 million, including funding received from top federal agencies such as: Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Agriculture, U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Education, and the Department of Defense. Top research projects at the university include work on advanced biofuels and nuclear physics.