Mari State University is considered to be a classical university of Mari El Republic. The University was founded in the year 1972. The University is the member of the Volga Region’s Association of classical universities, a member of the Russian Association of Classical Universities and the establishes of the Association of Finno-Ugric Universities. This University is one of the most influential and effective multi-field universities of the Volga Federal District and Russia. Mari State University plays a significant role in the socio-economic, political and spiritual development of the country on a whole.
There is an effective feedback system within the University that helps the staff in getting feedback and opinions from the students which further add up in the decision making. Mari State University has the panel of trained qualified specialists. There are 55 areas and 3 specialties in which the education is carried out. Over 8,000 students study at this University. In the halls of residence, there lived 2,500 students.