Michigan State at a glance

March 31, 2001

Founded: 1855

Location: East Lansing, Mich.

Enrollment: 33,966 undergraduates

Tuition and fees: $5,472 in-state; $13,096 out-of-state

Famous alumni: Former pro basketball player Magic Johnson; former baseball players Kirk Gibson and Steve Garvey; former NFL player and actor Bubba Smith; actors James Caan and Robert

Academic ranking: No. 58, based on U.S. News & World Report's academic reputation score.

Nickname: Spartans. The replacement for Aggies in 1926 was selected by a sportswriter who rejected the contest-winning entry, Michigan Staters.

School colors: Green and white

Last trip to Final Four: 2000

NCAA basketball titles: Two, 2000, 1979

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