Massey University has grown from a small agricultural college in Palmerston North to become New Zealand's largest residential university spread over three cities.
Massey University now has three campuses in the North Island, and the highest number of extramural students.
Massey offers the only veterinary science programmes in New Zealand. Massey also offers the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in New Zealand.
Massey University qualifications are recognised worldwide and several programmes have international accreditation.
From 85 students in the first year, Massey now has over 35,000 internal and extramural students.
Massey University expanded in the 1990s with new campuses in Auckland and Wellington.
On 20 March 1993, Massey University's Auckland campus in Albany was officially inaugurated with a tree-planting ceremony.
Ongoing changes at the Manawatū campus:
Massey University formally merged with the Palmerston North College of Education on 1 June 1996. The Palmerston North College of Education was established as the Palmerston North Teachers' College in 1956.
Throughout it its existence the College had a close association with Massey University. A merger with Massey University had been discussed since the 1980s and finally happened in 1996.
Restructuring in the late 1990s saw the University's nine faculties amalgamated into four colleges: Education, Business, Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences.
Wellington Polytechnic merges with Massey University:
Massey University extended its reach to Wellington when it merged with the Wellington Polytechnic on 1 July 1999 to establish the College of Design, Fine Arts and Music (now the College of Creative Arts).
|Campus name||Number of weeks||Min residence fee||Max residence fee|
|Auckland campus||40||$11,680 NZD||$16,642 NZD|
|Manawatū campus||40||$7,160 NZD||$13,840 NZD|
|Wellington campus||42||$11,750 NZD||$11,970 NZD|
your annual rent (Off-campus) in Palmerston North
Services and support for students:
The university offers a wide range of support to help you have a positive student experience and to make the most of student life.
Locations of facilities to help you study and enjoy student life on Massey's Manawatū campus in Palmerston North. The public can also use some campus facilities, like the vet clinic.
Where to eat
Student life facilities
Tour Manawatū Campus
Start your journey with a tour of the Massey Manawatū campus.
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Facilities for the public