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  • 08/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    As long as you are okay with tons of students, a downtown location, and if Metro has your major, Metro is great for any student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! As long as Metro has the major that you're looking for, you couldn't get a better deal on college.

    Bang for the buck

    This school definitely gives you a good bang for the buck. (Is that how you use that phrase?) It's the best deal for college that I have ever seen. It's very affordable. If it weren't for Metro, I don't think I would be able to afford to go to college.

    Will enjoy being here

    All of the staff and teachers are very polite, helpful and nice. The campus is in a convenient location. Let's just hope that the students will be just as great!

    Will learn a lot

    All of the teachers that I have meet seem to be very professional and experts in their subject areas. The classes are taught by the professors and not by student aids. The class sizes are smaller, so that means more access to the teacher. I believe I'm going to be learning a lot here.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 2 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want somewhere that always had life and has a wide range of class hours and days then this is for you. you can work your classes around your life and not have to work your life around school. if you work a job then its a good place to go because you can always use the light rail or the bus to go where you need to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't mind the big moving school then it's for you. They offer a lot of great programs there. It might not be the whole dorm living college but there is still a lot of life there.

    Bang for the buck

    For being such a big school its really cheap. You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to go there. But just because the tuition is low it doesn't mean that its a bad school. I'm happy that they have made it where you don't have to pay so much just to get a higher education.

    Am enjoying being here

    i really like how many students go there. There are a lot of students from different ages and cultural backgrounds. And you can't say that there's nothing to do there. Your right there in Downtown Denver. There's always something going on at the campus that you can join in on.

    Am learning a lot

    The learning level is good. There are a lot of different type of teachers there and from the one I've had they were really cool. Plus if for what ever reason you didn't understand the teacher they all have a wide range of office hours that you can go to. If you still don't get it you can always ask one of the other teachers in that department. Then there's always the old fashion way and that's going in for tutoring from students who might be able to explain it to you in a way you understand. though i wont lie there are some old teachers there and you play a gamble with them. some are old and put you to sleep and there are others that are awesome.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 3 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This is a great campus for students who like the urban atmosphere. It is great for people who like to connect with others from different backgrounds and cultures.

    Tips for prospective students

    I believe the most important part of school is to stay on top of assignments. Getting to class on time is also a huge part of success, when class starts, class starts. There is no backtracking or filling in. Most of college routine is picked up by the students, a person has to discipline themselves in order to learn the way of the student. With a great environment at Metro, it is easy to get int he groove of college life.

    Bang for the buck

    Every dollar spent on this campus truly stays here. Abundant knowledge is gained at Metro and every dollar spent truly goes toward learning. The text books are incredibly useful because they completely sync with what the professors have planned in the syllabus. Textbooks can be pricey, but with the help of online purchasing and bookstores scattered throughout downtown Denver; also there are many other students willing to trade books, there is no reason to complain about the price of textbooks with that many alternatives.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is great; it is a diverse environment where people speak freely about many topics. It is very difficult to not get involved. There are so many things to do, with clubs and organizations everywhere as well as fraternities. The only problem I would say is the campus is an Open Smoking campus. I am not a smoker and I do not enjoy the second hand smoke I get walking from class to class. Otherwise the campus is a very positive environment and very student oriented.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are amazing here. I have been a student since 2009; when I began my college journey I had no idea what to expect. I was actually very intimidated from what was to come. The professors are very friendly and easy to work with. The education is tough at times, but the professors are incredibly willing to guide you through the work. My experience in the classroom has been a very enjoyable experience, and the knowledge I have gained through the years is worth every minute spent.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 4 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the campus is full of cops but there are always plenty walking around on foot, some in their patrol cars and the rest on bikes. they don't over crowd or cause too much commotion, but they are always present.

    Clubs and Activities

    the soccer and basketball teams in the 2nd division are pretty well respected, and i'm about to join in on the court club. let's see what they're all about.

    Bang for the buck

    the text books here are very expensive, but then again they are everywhere. so make sure you pick them up on amazon as soon as possible. everything else ais about regular price except when the discounts and offers come in, than those are way low.

    What to do for fun

    the library is open until 8 at night, the tivoli has a few lounges that can be used at any time of day, and the also have a game room and a pool hall. not to mention the gym with the weigh room and basketball courts, and as always the people on campus can always find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    the food court here has some fast food like mcdonald's and because we are stationed in the middle of down town, there are food places everywhere near by. especially at the 16th street mall. you'll definitely fine something you'll enjoy there.

    Dorm Life

    i don't know about dorm life, i don't live in them.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes here are very self explanatory and require much attention to the readings. some instructor will help out with the explanations and some wont. either way its a long process of studying for any and every class.

    Tips for prospective students

    there is no need to worry and stress yourself out when thinking of becoming a college student. the fear that it is impossible is ridiculous. as long as you were well equipped in high school, you'll be fine on the campus.

    In three sentences

    metro is a great campus with very lively staff. the students are all pretty quiet and calm and the environment is amazing. i don't know much about college life but metro's campus life is amazing.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is affordable, and the school also provides many work study opportunities. There is also a store near the 16st Mall that will sell and buy your textbooks for a better price. Its really convenient because its just a block away from campus. It really is a great school if your on a budget. Quality education for a great price people!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campuses is pretty small and classes are easy to get to. The whole school is close to home, and I just LOVE coming downtown! Even when its snowing, raining or just plain foggy, the campus and city always have a beautiful view.

    Am learning a lot

    Metro was a great is a great school to start of a college education. Being a first generation student, I was pretty scared the first few days but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. The professors are real helpful and also very friendly. There is a lot of material to learn but I got a lot of help from professors, student aides, and even other classmates to get it all done. The classes are pretty small and that really helps when you feel stuck on a subject. Overall I received a lot of help when I needed it and now I feel ready for finals, and prepared for the next semester!

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 6 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who love the city lifestyle, who are very open to all other types of people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Public transportation; learn to love it. I was one that couldn't enjoy it, even thought it was a convenience to not have to drive. Riding this was always packed, in the morning and after school. Being a stuffed sardine everyday wasn't something I looked forward to.

    Bang for the buck

    If you come here you definitely will get a great education compared to the tuition you pay. It is very student oriented and wants the best for each and every one.

    Did enjoy being here

    Even though the classes were good, I did not like the school that much. I did not know many people at this school. You might think, didn't you meet people? Yes I did, but since this was a commuter school, majority of the time, the people I met at least, lived too far away from me so it was too hard to get together with someone. The other part is that since it is an equal opportunity school, many older people not my age (whom I do not have any issues with) attended here which was another reason it was hard for me to make good friends with people.

    Did learn a lot

    The classes I took for my first year of College here were great. I learned many things I did not know and it was challenging! All my teachers were very interactive and cared about each student in the class.

  • 01/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 7 of 124

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Since Metro is just on the west edge of Downtown Denver, you are within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall, which has a lot to do. There are various clubs and activities going on at campus all the time. You have access to many different things with your Metro ID card; just ask!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of places to eat around campus and in their Food Court in the Tivoli Building on the north side of campus; there is also a food bank where students can get a few items per week just by being a Metro student.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus; I live in an off-campus apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall I have been very impressed by the working knowledge of my professors. Again, don't be shy about asking them for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know financial aid and how it works early on, and don't be afraid to ask questions - those who work in there are mostly students and will know how to work with you. Don't be afraid to talk to your instructors and get to know them - office hours not only help you understand the work involved for the class, but also help you make connections with professors. And always keep contact with other students - you'll be able to help each other out!

    In three sentences

    Metro is a school that offers a lot of potential and I have truly enjoyed my experience there. Overall I have had wonderful instructors and now that I am getting closer to earning my degree, I find that I have very knowledgeable professors in my department. I work in the Food Bank under the office of Student Life and have loved being able to work this work-study job, which allows me to do my homework when my work is done for the day.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is always an officer close by if needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    great clubs all over the campus and you can even start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    looking for an education and may need a little help along the way.

    What to do for fun

    metro always has events that are going on and they are alot of fun to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    they have some great restaurants and even fast food for less spending.

    Tips for prospective students

    teachers are your best friend and just want to help.

    In three sentences

    it is a great learning environment. the teachers are professional and very helpful. i would definitely recommend.

  • 03/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    food is ok, but i am a picky eater. they have tons of options and the food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is pretty good. since i am not living on there yet but my brother is, he says that it is safe and friendly and just a nice area. the mountains are a beautiful view!!!

    Academic Rigor

    academic rigor isn't to bad but that is how i like it. the classes are pretty easy if you study and know what you're taking!

    In three sentences

    it is a beautiful campus and so many friendly people. classes are nice sizes and you get one-on-one with the teachers. you have time to study and you are not over worked!

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always a police presence, but it is in a city so crime still happens.

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of nontraditional students go here, but there are plenty of traditional students as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Three colleges share the campus and buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    Metro State is best known for it's affordability. Quality education for not a whole lot of money.

    What to do for fun

    There is an art house on campus that runs independant films. The city of Denver is full of fun stuff like museums, festivals, art gallaries, bars, sports, and restaurants. The Denver Performing Arts Center is in walking distance from campus and has great shows like ballet, orchestra, dance, and musicals.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food options like sushi and Mad Green salads. Also McDonalds, Subway, and the usual fast food places. The prices are reasonable.

    Academic Rigor

    No harder than any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have health insurance and are not participating in the school's health insurance program, make sure you submit your waiver early because you will probably run into problems with it.

    In three sentences

    In general Metro State is a good school. Teachers are fantastic, but administration could be much more organized. The college is in the heart of denver and is a very unique place to go to school.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 124

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can do just about anything from going out and drinking a beer with friends, to going to a nuggets, Avalanche, or Broncos game.

    Food and Dining

    There are many on and off campus places to dine and just go out for fast food so its extremely good in this category.

    Dorm Life

    If you choose to live in dorms there are many things to do , being in the center of downtown Denver the possibilities are nearly endless on what you could be doing on your free time.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes and majors to choose from and some are harder than others, but its relatively easy to attend and maintain decent grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best thing for prospective students to do is stay on top of homework, and actually go to class and you'll be fine!

    In three sentences

    I think that MSU Denver is a great place to attend school and earn a four year Degree. Metro is a good school because of its affordability and closeness to everything in Denver. The learning program is good here and there are several student help centers to go to for guidance and help.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is fantastic for students who want a great learning experience, a lot of diversity and chance for great friends, have a low income, and want to go to school in the heart of Denver. Seriously the campus is just a 5-10 minute walk from 16th Street Mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is BIG. So make sure you familiarize yourself with the campus before classes begin that way you know how to get to your classroom on time and not get stuck asking for directions. Also look at the campus map or at the acronyms for the various buildings on campus. Also when you get your books use the Auraria Campus Bookstore website to find your classes and the books for those classes. Copy the ISBN numbers for the books you need and get them used from Amazon.com or new and you'll save even more money for tuition.

    Bang for the buck

    In comparison with other schools MSCD has a relatively low tuition cost. Compared to other 4 year schools my educational debt is about 3 times lower than some people I know that have gone to other schools. I will have no problem paying off loans after school because the cost of MSCD is so affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being a student at MSCD. The fact that it is one of three schools on the Auraria Campus means that there are even more students to interact with and an insane amount of diversity. The facilities and grounds of the school are well kept and very nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty and staff of MSCD are phenomenal! Their attention to detail and how the students are learning the subject material is just fantastic. Most instructors have excellent office hours to provide extra help when needed.

  • 08/19/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types of students except graduate students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply online, and then explore MetroConnect as much as you can! There are little gems in there that will make you life much easier!

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition for this college is fantastic! Their online application, payment, and financial aid process keep you informed and make sure that you know exactly what needs to be done.

    Will enjoy being here

    So far, the campus has been beautiful and the commute has been fairly pain free. It does cost about $4.50 to park every day, which is a pain, but they do provide free (you pay for it as part of your tuition) public transportation as long as you are a current student. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting any fellow students yet, and have only spoken with my teachers via email, but nothing in the registration or admissions process gave me any second thoughts at all.

    Will learn a lot

    I am currently enrolled to take Introduction to Cryptography and Intro to Theory of Computation. The book for my cryptography class is so good that i have already read it before class started. My teacher's have been very responsive via email, and I see no reason why that should change during the school year. The school provides excellent non-traditional classes and has been wonderful at assisting me in selecting an appropriate educational path.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Part Time students or people who are currently working and might have a family.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since it is located downtown, most places are just a light rail ride away.

    What to do for fun

    Sports games, downtown night life

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a freshman, try to move into one of the nearby student living appartments.

    In three sentences

    Metro State has a nice urban environment as it is located in the heart of downtown. However, it is a commuter school so it does not have the same environment as some universities. Metropolitan State is a great school for part-time students.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very close to downtown, times when people have been mugged

    Greek Life

    not that much

    Great for these types of students

    for students who have busy lives and don't have time to just hang around campus

    Bang for the buck

    very great tuition

    What to do for fun

    get involved with clubs

    Food and Dining

    not much to choose from

    Dorm Life

    don't live in one

    Academic Rigor

    not that hard

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want a larger variety of classes, go somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    metro is a great school if you don't want the typical university experience. a great aspect of the school is that it's not filled with annoying frat boys who can't even form a word. as well as a good amount of older people who've decided to get back in school.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    health insurance provided and we have our own police

    Clubs and Activities

    over 100

    Great for these types of students

    young and old. anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the tivoli is awesome

    Bang for the buck

    tuition at metro

    What to do for fun

    it is downtown. movies, theatre opera, food, tourist attractions, all major sports, etc.

    Food and Dining

    best variety and range of food is the 16th street mall just 4 blocks away

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    challanging but not overwhelming

    Tips for prospective students

    get in and work hard. get into a club or social activity.

    In three sentences

    very convieniant to downtown. accredited great range of studies.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 124

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    love the professors. clean campus friendly people

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 18 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    they have anything you can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    so affordable and yet the quality doesn't suffer for it.

    What to do for fun

    all sorts of clubs, free recreational classes, outdoor adventure trips, campus events and of course just playing frisbee on the lawn.

    Food and Dining

    there is a cafeteria but there is not a meal plan type set up so its just the normal food court type venues.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms really, they have student housing close but they are not directly affiliated with the school.

    Academic Rigor

    i have never been taught by a teachers assistant at metro, always by a doctor or at least a qualified professor. the teachers take learning seriously and so do the students. this is not a school to mess around at.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is a commuter campus that requires you to actually try to connect with people in order to make friends but completely worth it if you are willing to put in the effort. a very inclusive atmosphere and not condescending or full of itself, fun campus with a diverse mix of people attending. you can find pretty much anything and anyone at metro.

    In three sentences

    an inclusive, affordable but serious college focused on serious students who are there to learn. metro has and continues to grow and is now one of the highest rated schools in colorado. a school to be proud you attend.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    student government. la mision. key club. destino. alumni association.

    What to do for fun

    the tivoli building has a pool hall and arcade room. the recreation center has a rock climbing room, a pool, and a gym so you can play different sports and/or workout.

    Tips for prospective students

    on your off hours, hang out around campus. meet new people, get involved with the campus' events and activities. volunteer on events that sound interesting, it can be very rewarding.

    In three sentences

    it is a fun and diverse campus. staff and most students are real friendly. there are a lot of activities and resources that are on campus that like to get involved with students.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there seems to be a lot of greek activity going on. letters can be seen all over campus, and tables are usually set up in the court yards. the most predominent greek organization is sigma sigma sigma. i transferred from suny plattsburgh and am a proud alpha phi. i have heard nothing but good things about the tri-sigs.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a lot of clubs and activities to choose from. there are also fairs every semester that all the clubs participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    this school is great for returning adults. all the professors are willing to work with adults who have busy work schedules, and the entire campus is built for commuters.

    What to do for fun

    there are a large variety of clubs and greek organizations to join on campus. there is also a gym and pool available for students with an id card.

    Food and Dining

    i truly enjoy the einstein brothers on campus. there are also a variety of places to eat in the food court, including a subway and salad bar. the pizzeria is also very nice, with pizza made fresh right in front of you every day. it is also nice to be able to have a beer after class, for students that are of age.

    Dorm Life

    there are no on campus dorms. there are a few student houseing facilities, such as the regency. these student houseing facilities are extremely over priced compared to the student housing in ny.

    Academic Rigor

    the rules are strict and professors enforce them accordingly. they require that each student strives for perfection.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, and be honest with your professors if you have any issues. most professors just want an honest student that is putting in 100%.

    In three sentences

    an excellent school where professors guide hard working students. they strive to assist students in all aspects of life. encouragement for hard working students is rewarded and dedication is honored and respected.

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    metro state has tons and tons of different clubs and activities students can be a part and take part of!

    Bang for the buck

    metro's tuition is rather cheap compared to the other universities in colorado, and the best part of that is the fact that the education and teachers may be even better compared to these universities.

    Food and Dining

    metro is located in the heart of denver. it is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute light-rail ride to get into downtown. there are tons of different places to eat!

    Dorm Life

    i do not live on campus, but heard some neat things about it. the dorms are close to school and they often have a lot of different amenities that come with it for students.

    Academic Rigor

    there are easy and hard classes, depending on what your criteria is.

    Tips for prospective students

    metro is a great place to go with a variety of classes and majors. they are a great starting block to find out what your interests are.

    In three sentences

    metro state is a one of the three schools on the auraria campus. it is very diverse and offers many different majors and programs. it is located near downtown denver which allows students to enjoy life a little bit more.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel that the safety could be a lot better

    Great for these types of students

    its great for students that like the busy life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    have the three universities share classrooms in their buildings is a little weird

    What to do for fun

    well its great to visit everything that is close to the school like downtown and going to the sports games is fun as well.

    Food and Dining

    its a bunch of junk food unless you have time to go to the 16th street mall to get food

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorm life at metro

    In three sentences

    i would rate this school out of a scale of 10, i would give it a 7. the reason i gave it a 7 was because yes the education if great but i do not feel that metro is the safest place to go. the education part of it is great just not the campus part.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Modern, Urban, outgoing, commuter students, working students. If you love Denver this is a great school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is more affordable than the two big universities in Colorado but I think my education is just as challenging and beneficial.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved. The Tivoli always has something going on and they hold a lot of events and concerts on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The Tivoli has great options for food and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I have yet to find a class that wasn't challenging if you did the work assigned.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advising counselors often. Check your MetroConnect account daily. Don't be afraid to get involved.

    In three sentences

    I think this school is incredibly urban and modern. The campus is beautiful all year and the professors are all so dedicated. Everyone can find a fit here.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 124

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver has everything from clubs to fun resteraunts and festivals in the summer and only 30 minutes from campus is the mountains where you can camp, hike, climb, fish, whatever you like to do in the mountains!

    Food and Dining

    The campus is right next to downtown Denver, so it is really close to some of the best resteraunts in Colorado.

    Dorm Life

    I commute from home, but through tuition I get a free light rail pass which is really helpful. I use it everyday!

    Academic Rigor

    While I am learning a lot, I feel like the work load is not overwhelming but I still feel like I am getting the education I need to pursue a graduate degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    My suggestion is to be open minded and take in the experience of studying in Denver. The campus is beautiful and has a lot to offer.

    In three sentences

    For the price and the convenience of going to Metropolitan State College of Denver, I am very pleased with the education that I am receiving. The professors in my department of study are brilliant and their teaching strategies are unique and refreshing. I have transferred from several schools and I am very pleased that I have found a school that I want to finish my degree at.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 25 of 124

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Lots of things! Shopping, clubs, sporting events, amusement parks, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Subway, McDonald's and taco bell aren't necessarily the best choice for food, but on a college budget they are OK. Luckily there is a pretty good pizza place in the tivoli and since it is located downtown it is easy to get to better food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Haven't experienced the dorm life, but from what i've heard it's pretty fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging but not too difficult it makes you want to quit.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get your textbooks early, and rent or buy used rather than buying new ones. Get your walking shoes on, it is a large campus! Don't put school work off until the last minute, a lot of courses are designed to slowly build up to larger projects, so it is fairly easy to keep up with them.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State College of Denver has experienced and involved staff. They are a great education for an extremely reasonable price. Metro State is also conveniently located in downtown Denver so it is easy to get to and culturally diverse.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    great night life. diehard sports fan. great camping and hiking

    Tips for prospective students

    expect unpredictable weather. Parking is expensive. Enjoy the nightlife.

    In three sentences

    Very nice campus with great night life. Most teachers are good. Great public transportation.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 124

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    What to do for fun

    All kinds of things you would be in downtown denver so you are minutes away from fun.

    Food and Dining

    the tivoli building is great.

    Dorm Life

    they dont have dorms on campus they have them on the outside of the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    check for scholarships early

    In three sentences

    it is very unified. It is simple and very nuturing.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 124

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Along with all of the off campus activities, we have many on campus events that take place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Your needs are met at MSU. All of the instructors are helpful, and they are knowledgeable about the subject they are teaching.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a professional campus. The staff there are very knowledgeable and helpful. I am very pleased with the education I am paying for.

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 124

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    Campus Safety

    The homeless are always on campus due to the food bank.

    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse, feels more appropriate for students who donâ??t fit the average university.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for, campus has a new science building.

    What to do for fun

    Always something cool going on in the Tivoli

    Tips for prospective students

    Get outside insurance, sign up for classes ASAP, and check out ratemyprofessor.com!

    In three sentences

    Its about who you know and how well you can become friends with the professors here. Math department is the worse, but Chem department isnâ??t far behind. Tuition is reasonable, but lots of fees.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 124

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    Campus Safety

    I feel that I am attending college at one of the safest campuses ever. We have our own police station. Just about every corner has an emergency pole, and with just the push of a button the police are notified and BAM, there they are helping you with whatever you need.

    What to do for fun

    There a TON of clubs, and activities that you can join and I suggest that! Get to know people! Get out there and BE ROWDY!

    Food and Dining

    The Tivoli is one of my favorite places to go on campus because of the food selections, as well as the resources. There is Tacobell, McDonalds, Subway, as well as a chinese food restraunt available downstairs!

    Dorm Life

    MSU does not reqiure living in a dorm, you can stay at home, but they also have plenty dorm experience opportunities. I currently live at the Auraria Student Lofts, and I love it. I have the convienece of just walking to class. My cousin lives at The Regency, which I believe is also a very good experience with a free shuttle ride that takes you back and forth between the Auraris Campus, and the Regency. I have visited and they have pretty decent food, as well as a lot of activities to do, including their own bowling ally downstairs!

    Academic Rigor

    Although the classes are small, the academics level is still the same at any other University.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! Be a road-runner!

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University of Denver is my ideal college. None of the classes have an overwhelming amount of students, and the professors are definitely helpful. Get Rowdy Be Rowdy!

  • 09/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 124

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    Campus Safety

    Just make sure you are always aware of your surroundings, especially at night. During the day, there is nothing to worry about.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always some club or some activity people are trying to get you to come to. There is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    If you love a bustling downtown atmosphere where someone is always on campus, go to Metro. If you love a good deal and a good education, go to Metro.

    Bang for the buck

    You just can't beat Metro!

    Food and Dining

    There is every type of food either on campus, or in walking distance from campus! This is one of the benefits of going to a college downtown.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in the dorms, but everyone I have talked to who does loves it. They have a wide variety of rooms to choose from, and they are close to the light-rail for easy transportation.

    Academic Rigor

    There is not a ton of homework or quizzes. Still, I feel as if I have learned a good amount of information from all the classes I am in.

    Tips for prospective students

    You can either stay here for all four years of college, or plan to transfer. I would make this choice early on, so you don't end up taking a bunch of classes you won't have to!

    In three sentences

    Metro is definitely one of the best choices you can make. By going here, you're making the first step in succeeding by choosing a college with affordable, great education. The professors are also friendly and really want to help you succeed!

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 124

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    Campus Safety

    There have been some weird incidences this year involving a man flashing young women, and a crazy person swinging a sword around campus, but if you ever find yourself in danger there are phones places all over campus to alert the police, and the police even have their own station on campus. The students and staff are always willing to help someone in need, but anywhere is dangerous at night. The surrounding areas of the campus can get a little sketchy, but the Light Rail and bus systems are actually extremely safe ways of transportation, me and my girlfriend take it to school every day.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs offered at metro, and many of them even offer help with job placement and scholarship opportunities. Whether you aspire to be a teacher or business entrepreneur, you are more than welcomed into the clubs here. Signing up for them is easy, and most accept just about anyone, even if your major does not match the club type. You can even create your own club, as long as you find a teacher sponsor and at least 4 others to be in your club.

    Great for these types of students

    The only department I am assured of their excellence is the Music, as that is my major. All of my non-major classes ( Im chasing my minor in English as well) have been stellar. My philosophy classes were amazingly interactive and always came with a fresh perspective. The music is challenging and fun, the instructors have very expansive backgrounds and teach the fundamentals and advanced techniques of music in a way that appeals to the small classes, so the instruction is always minded towards the personal growth of the individual.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hand drumming group that plays openly in traditional wear and sing hymns. There are always fun tents set up around campus to learn more about local shops, i esp. like it when the longboarding company sets up =] From protesters to presidents, something crazy is always happening here!

    Bang for the buck

    Quality education for minimal monetary contribution. Even though any money is a lot of money these days, you wont be paying 50,000 dollars a semester, but your education will be priceless if your willing to work hard and be persistent.

    What to do for fun

    Right next to Elitch Gardens and the 16th street mall, the downtown location makes it easy to explore Denver and all of its wonderful culture. Metro offers Clubs from philosohy and business, to volunteer and activism clubs. There's even a Quidditch team now, LOL

    Academic Rigor

    If you are willing to push yourself, you can make even the freshman level classes as hard as you want. I had papers that were supposed to be about 1200 words for English comp, but I talked with my teacher to get extended time and ended up writing pieces about 3000 words in length. Now, those papers are being submitted to editors and publisher and will hopefully be in the hands of the public sometime soon! =P

    Tips for prospective students

    The more you are willing to push yourself and get involved in all of the programs and activities associated with your future plans, the more you will get out of your experience. Metro offers 1 on 1 tutors (excellent for Music Theory) Writing Center opportunities to have a teacher help you with anything English related, and many clubs that will help you with job placement and expanding your resume and portfolio.

    In three sentences

    The music program here, for performance and education, is incredible because of the teachers, practice rooms and small class sizes. For the money your paying, there is no other school in Colorado that will give you a better education in this department (Just about everyone i know pursuing a music degree ends up transferring here if they didn't start at Metro). The teachers here actually care about your personal growth, and will not sugar coat anything; they will push you to achieve your best and help you excel at all aspects of musicality.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 124

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is different at night. keep that in mind. The security does a great job however, use them if you need them.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you have the time, join a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Because Metro is so diverse, it really is great for everyone. You might have a little more fun if you're over 21, but thats the case almost everywhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People watch on the quad one day. You might see the singing guy, the preacher, or many other crazy happenings, just sit back and laugh.

    Bang for the buck

    Metropolitan State is still one of the least expensive universities in the nation, and it is a well known institution. You will learn a lot and have many opportunities to have fun, try something new, and get the experience you're looking for. After finishing my degree, I will be in less debt the one year at a CU or CSU.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, study outside or go to a Metro basketball game. There are always on campus events and people to talk to. Denver has every possible pro sports team and all of them are in walking distance except for the Rapids. Go to a game or explore the city. There are many different bars and all of them are in walking distance. Check out Larimer Square and Market St.

    Food and Dining

    Theres a few options on campus, and an unlimited number of options off campus. Walk to 16th or catch the Light Rail in any direction. The food is reasonably priced and most restaurants are cool with catering to the college students.

    Dorm Life

    If you live in the dorms, you're going to have fun. You will meet people and you will always have something to do. But, do not get so caught up in the dorm life that you forget to get outside. You are young and in the heart of the city; go have a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    The school work is tough but often times it has been very relevant. The teachers know what they are talking about. Many of them still work in the field they teach in. It's school, you have to put in the work, but you will definitely get a lot out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register on the day registration is available. If you take loans, complete everything in April or you will want to kick yourself in August. This isn't high school. The academic work is more challenging but the experience definitely is not. Show up, pay attention, and leave. College is only as hard as you make it.

    In three sentences

    This is a great and diverse school academically and socially. The faculty cares about the students, and there is always a new opportunity to take advantage of, you just have to be willing to try. You're in the heart of the city, don't forget to have fun!

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non traditional students

    Tips for prospective students

    Always put your education first. When you think you have studied enough, keep studying.

  • 03/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    straight out of high school, non-traditional, transfer.

    Bang for the buck

    they provide a lot of options for students and they're advising staff is great.

    What to do for fun

    they have lots of clubs and a very involved campus life.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't do online if you're not disciplined. take advantage of their in house scholarships and grants.

    In three sentences

    it's academics are fabulous. i learn a lot. the teachers know their stuff.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Auraria Campus has an alert system in case something happens, you would get a text message, a call, and/or email. There is even a night rider van to take you to your car when you get out of class at night.

    Great for these types of students

    Every race, every color, every language: what you find on campus is a community of students that have different backgrounds so you get to know more about other customs and traditions as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The houses on campus were the first built in the city and the Tivoli itself used to be a restaurant, that place has some mysterious stories.

    What to do for fun

    It has big open space with grass, benches outside, so anyone could enjoy a time of peace as well as play football or anything on the grassy areas.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options to chose from in the Tivoli as well as in the individual cafeterias that are in every building.

    Dorm Life

    Do not live on campus, but I have heard it is a good place, and you have school in front of your temporary home.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends from teacher to teacher, but each department has an academic requirements that must be met.

    Tips for prospective students

    Think about what you would like to major in, talk to you advisor, and do not procrastinate. It is even better if you look for grants and scholarships to keep off your shoulder the weight of monetary hardships.

    In three sentences

    The classes offered, the atmoshphere, and the attention of most of a teachers is great. You get a good education without having to pay tuition of a major university. Has lots of majors, minors, and certificates to chose from; it is just a great option.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are officers that drive and walk around the campus. There are also emergency buttons all over campus that you can push if ever in danger and an officer will respond as soon as possible.

    Greek Life

    I have seen Greek clubs around campus but am not in one myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very reasonable but many professors read out of the course books which you could do on your own. But if you did you wouldn't get credit toward a degree.

    What to do for fun

    There is a mall a few blocks down, a few music halls in the area, Elitch Gardens and the Pepsi Center right next door, and the aquarium is about a mile away. This school is so centerally located.

    Food and Dining

    In the Tivoli there are a few places to eat. there is a gas station inside that you can get basic things like chips and beverages, but you are looking for more of a meal they also have a food court downstairs. The salad bar is a personal favorite.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is not a requirement at Metro so I opted out of living with a stranger. But I would assume it is a pretty good experience because one of the dorm buildings are right downtown and you would get to experience the night life of the locals.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are going to be just as adamant at you completing your course work as any college professor would.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure your class times are scheduled at most an hour apart because any extra time will make the day seem longer and you will end up dreading the college experience.

    In three sentences

    The setting is great because it is in the middle of downtown Denver and there are so many things to see right at your fingertips. Another plus is tuition because you aren't paying tens of thousands of dollars for a few classes and you aren't required to live in a dorm. This is a great school to save money and explore Colorado's culture all at once.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The kindness of the student body overall and the location and campus security made this campus seem very safe and welcoming.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is SO much to do on the campus as well as the surrounding areas. It would be impossible to NOT find something to do in Denver!

    Great for these types of students

    Metro State could be a good fit for pretty much anyone! Especially a student who is dedicated to their studies and very interested in their major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that I found unusual, yet very interesting, is that an old brewery (not sure if that's the right word) that had been located on the campus has since been transformed in to a hang-out spot for the students.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of this school, even the non-resident price, is nearly unbeatable when you factor in location, majors available, and all the opportunities available to students here.

    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do in the area. Boulder and the campus of CU Boulder is very close, so if you have friends there you can always visit them, as well as CU Denver and Denver University. There are tons of beautiful places to hike, bike, or just go for a nice walk. In the colder months, ski resorts are very close to the school and are a popular spot for students attending colleges in the area.

    Food and Dining

    The amount of food choices available on the campus itself, let alone Denver as a whole, is astounding. Discount are given to the dorm residents at most of the restaurants and fast food places on campus, making it easy for all these college kids to get the food they want, when they want!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms that are connected to the campus are very much like nicely styled, fully furnished apartments. They are affordable and seem as comfortable as any dorm, even many apartments, in the area.

    Academic Rigor

    While I am not currently enrolled in this school, from what I can tell of my March visit here, the academic rigor is above average, because of the wonderful teachers employed by the school and the inventive and original curriculum's they have put together.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit this campus first, before you apply if possible, and create a good relationship with admissions personnel.

    In three sentences

    When I visited this school in March of 2012, I was shocked by the huge campus and the amazing campus amenities (Starbucks on campus? Oh, yeah!). Everyone I met there was so nice and helpful, even the student who had nothing to gain from helping me out. In short, this school seems like a great one and I can't wait to attend!

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Students are required to sign up for a program that alerts them of any crimes or events on campus as well as weather warnings and school closures.

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club or activity that a student can dream of is here, anything your heart desires you can sign up for.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students, specifically Hipsters and Liberals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a spring college prom here for students to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Many places are expensive but there are little shops in the wall that are cheap and affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Metro State is located near downtown Denver there is many sights to see and wonderful adventures to partake in. Concerts and games occur in both the mile high stadium and Pepsi Center, the 16th street mall is a mile walk away from campus where you can catch a movie or visit the various shops there. Close to the Pepsi Center is Elitch Gardens, Denver's best amusement park. Denver is a very fun city and the education makes it that much better.

    Food and Dining

    Wonderful food and dining in the city of Denver, great food at an affordable price

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is horrible, over priced and not as exciting as you think it would be.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very interesting and demanding but the homework load does not over whelm you. They give enough homework here to help you understand the subject and what they are teaching

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class regardless of attendance policies. If you go to class you will learn more, be more engaged, and the professors tend to favor those kids that attend class frequently

    In three sentences

    Great education for a great price. Teachers are very disciplined and intelligent. You will learn more here then anywhere.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The Auraria police have a strong presence on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for non-traditional students especially those that are returning to school or have jobs that they must work around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is always something going on on campus. They often provide a fair-like atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price paid, Metro State offers a great option for continuing yuor education. They provide a quality experience and flexible calss hours for those that work full time.

    What to do for fun

    The camupus is located within walking distance from downtown Denver. Also, Elitch Garden is directly across the street. It is also within walking distance of all the professional sports arenas.

    Food and Dining

    They have a wide variety of food choices on campus. They have different fast food options as well as a variety of food trucks from local businesses that will show up.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the student housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not terribly difficult, however, you will need to pay attend class and do the work. You will work for your grade but it will not be overly taxing.

    Tips for prospective students

    One thing I would advise students to do is to get everything done early. The small classes fill up fast and you could get stuck with a class or time you don't want. Also take advantage of the advisors. They will help tremendously.

    In three sentences

    Metro State is a great school, especially for transfer students and non-traditional students. They are very accommodating The small classes provide great learning environments.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can work out for fun in the big gym area, swim, go for a drink and even bowl. There are countless activities to do on campus!

    Food and Dining

    The food is available in the Tivoli, there are places to eat for every budget and taste. Every building has vending machines or a little cafe, which is very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    There is currently no dorms at metro, but there are some great student housing complexes nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, the work is hard but it will pay off.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plagiarism, missing class, and not reading your materials are three big No,No's. Just attend class and do your best!

    In three sentences

    Metro is a great college to attend, the diversity makes it that much interesting. You can never get bored on campus thanks to all the events that are hosted. Another great aspect of the school is the staff and professors, they are all so friendly and professional.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As long as you aren't on campus super late when it's deserted, it's a pretty safe place...as you would expect at an urban college.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities on campus, though I think a lot of people are busy and don't participate like they would like to.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-traditional students will find this an ideal school, with flexible schedules and understanding teachers. Also, anyone who runs out of time applying to other schools and just needs to get registered somewhere in a hurry will appreciate their open-enrollment policy.

    What to do for fun

    Sigi's in the Tivoli building has some pool tables and gaming consoles. I also like to walk around downtown, and there is a lot of great entertainment there, especially on the 16th Street Mall, which has the free mall ride and tons to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafes and a food court available on campus. There are even gluten-free sandwiches/dining options available in the administration building. It is all good student-quality fare, with a good mix of healthy options to less-healthy convenience/fast-food to fit your mood!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorm, but the city is great. Lots of excellent living accomodations available and the city is full of energy!

    Academic Rigor

    It's not an Ivy League school, but it still provides a quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan to park on campus, make sure you schedule early morning classes - the parking lots fill up fast. Even better, take the bus or carpool with a classmate or two!

    In three sentences

    I love that the college has such a diverse student body and that it is friendly to non-traditional students. It provides a great value in the quality of education for the price paid for tuition. Class sizes are also very good, not too big or too small!

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a very safe campus. There are always officers patrolling and if anything funky is going on nearby campus they send out e-mail and text updates to let us know what's up.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all types of students. You can really get the college experience by choosing to live in the dorms, but it is also great for non-traditional students as well because they offer evening and weekend classes to help work around busy schedules.

    Bang for the buck

    Even though it doesn't compare to the pricing at a community college, it does provide a four-year degree at at-least half the price of other schools, such as CU and CSU, so I would definitely say it's got a BIG bang for your buck!

    What to do for fun

    You're downtown, so apart from all the clubs and activities on campus, the 16th Street Mall is close by and filled with fun, as well as Larimer Square.

    Food and Dining

    Metro doesn't have cafeteria per-say, but there is a McDonald's, Taco Bell, and Subway in the Tivoli, along with a teriyaki and soup/salad joint. There is also a really great pizza place in the Tivoli. In addition to all of that, there is an Einstein Bros. Bagels on campus, and since you're downtown, it's only a short walk to all the places that downtown has to offer.

    Dorm Life

    Metro has dorms, but students are not required at any point to stay them, which I find nice because I'd rather have my own apartment - but the option is always there.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't had any classes that have been too challenging or easy, and everyone has always been open to working with me, so I wouldn't say they are just about perfect for academic rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If Metro has the degree you want, apply. Even if they don't, apply. They have a great IDP (Individualized Degree Plan) department and might be able to work with you. They have SO many different options.

    In three sentences

    Metro is a very diverse campus full of all kinds of people and events. It's a great education for a small amount of money. And being in the heart of downtown, there is always something exciting going on.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Quite safe. Anytime there's an incident, an email is sent out to all students with pertinent information. Fortunately, the occurance of incidences is rare.

    Greek Life

    I'm not Greek. No idea.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs for just about anything you can think of. If there isn't currently a club for it, there's a whole department that will help you start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Working-adults; kids graduating from high school; anyone that wants to attend school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are historic buildings right on campus. Its basically a row of old, turn of the century homes that have been preserved and are being used for businesses on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent bang for the buck. It's the place to go if you don't want to spend $100k on your undergrad!

    What to do for fun

    You mean fun outside of my major? Well, being a musician--there are a plethora of performances on campus; music, theater, jazz, etc. There are sports teams and outside activities going on all the time.

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of places to eat on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're a music, performance major, it can be intense. I practice on average, about 4 hours a day just on my own music. Then add in ensemble music, accompanying music and rehearsals. That's before opening a book for any other academic class or music class. Plus, I work and own my own business. Do you think that's rigorous?

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't underestimate Metro State--it's really an excellent school; much better than I had expected.

    In three sentences

    Metro State is a great school for the working adult. Its affordable and right in downtown Denver, so its easy to access. The professors are exceptional and are experts in their fields of study; they're very available for students and are dedicated to education.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call buttons on site, but not as many as I would like considering the size of the campus. There are campus police and incidents are rare, everyone is notified by email as soon as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    An astounding amount is offered if you want to get involved, and all of them have booths set up at the open house each semester with information.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all, but it is a more mature campus. There are many students over 20-25, but a student fresh out of high school would find many peers and have a great experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always people on the main walks petitioning for a cause or wanting you to donate your time and/or money, and around one of the main grassy quads there seems to be something happening all of the time, be it a martial arts demonstration, a religious forum, or a match of quidditch.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very affordable especially compared to other educational institutions with similar credibility in the state.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver is literally all around you, and the 16th street mall is only a few blocks away from campus. You can go shopping, take the mall shuttle down to the public library and art museum, or wrap up your work on friday evening and walk to a nightclub.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few mainstream restaurants in the student center along with a great grill where you can get a good burger and a beer. Also, when the weather is nice especially early fall semester and late spring semester food vending trucks come onto campus and serve a variety of fresh cooked meals, along with a cupcake and a coffee truck too!

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended for one semester, and already it compares to my time spent at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become familiar with the campus as soon as you can. Three institutions- Metro State, UCD, and CCD all share many of the same builings so it can be a little confusing at first. Also, the student center offers many services that all students of all three colleges use.

    In three sentences

    Metro State is a great school. It offers a good academic experience and has a promising future as a large, diverse university.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Unkown

    Clubs and Activities

    Various

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great school for those who are not sure what they want to do with their lives and would like to explore. Anyone who is trying to increase their career oppunities will find various facets available at the school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a homecoming bonfire which is fun, as this type of college is not known for these types of student body activities. There are sport teams, but not a football team.

    Dorm Life

    Unkown

    Academic Rigor

    Four and Half Stars

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important for prospective students to realize what the deadlines are for applications.

    In three sentences

    It is very student friendly with high academic standards, at a resonable cost. The facility is comprised of both academic teachers and professionals in the various fields, allowing for a practical application of theories and actual concepts. Many of the programs taught at Metro are highly ranked in their various fields.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus do do a great job keeping the students alert, if anything is suspicious, or has been reported.

    Greek Life

    I do not know a lot right now in this area.

    Clubs and Activities

    Bible study groups, Swimming team Track Gym

    Great for these types of students

    If you choose to come to Metro, you will not regret it. There is just so much to do, and some of the Professors are so down to earth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The far east side of school, I have never really explored, and they just built a new building on that side.

    Bang for the buck

    Metro State is a large school. There is plenty to do, the only thing is, there is no dorms on campus, which makes it hard at times for people to develop a community life.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy going to Bible study on campus. There is also different organizations that one can get involved with.

    Food and Dining

    Here at Metro, we have fast food restaurants, as well as a pizza place. One newly added food place, is the salad bar. There are also vending machines that have various food items in them.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms here on campus. There are however, dorms right across the street.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know about all of the fields at Metro. I do know that Metro State has one of the mots rigorous music programs there is. They will give you one credit courses, that you have to work HARD for in order to receive an A or a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and alert at all times. Go to school to learn, and be all that you can be, yes there are plenty of activities, organizations, and groups to get involved with, but you want to make sure that you are not in school forever, so do your best to enjoy it, but remain focused at the same time.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State College is a great school, to learn and grow as a community, but most of all as an individual. Metro has a challenging music program, that is equipping me for the real world. I would recommend Metro for anyone who would not mind going to a school that shares its campus with two other schools.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They take a lot of measures to keep campus safe, including text messaging students if there is any type of dangerous event. Well lit, and centrally located so there's almost always people around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs available, activities only if your looking for activism type events. Not a lot of just for fun events.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are not necessarily looking for the traditional college atmosphere. There are dorms but this is mainly a commuter college so you get more students who are actually there to learn, rather then party.

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively inexpensive school who gets a lot of its professors from DU, so they are great quality at a discount price. Location means a lot for me here too, this is no farm town school!

    What to do for fun

    Walk across the street to the performing arts center or downtown Denver. Walk over to Euclid Hall to have a beer on class break. Campus is also walking distance from Coors Field, the Pepsi Center, Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and Six Flags. 16th street mall downtown is full of food shopping, entertainment, street performers, and even the Clock-tower Cabaret.

    Food and Dining

    Right in the heart of downtown Denver, so there are tons of bars and restaurants within walking distance. On campus the food selection is good, the cafe in the science building makes great wraps!

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms so I can't really comment.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too bad, if you stay up on readings you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the light rail pass, it is an excellent resource. Always read texts in advance for classes. Avoid astronomy classes, the professors are arrogant and full of themselves.

    In three sentences

    Conveniently located school with professors who are better than what they are paid. Can be a little disorganized, especially for veterans and their paperwork. Good class sizes for decent professor/student interaction.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students are immediately emailed when any incident on campus takes place. There are Auraria police always near by and emergency call posts all throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Metro has a long list of clubs and activities for many different individuals.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any students that have finished all there general studies and are ready to begin there majors and minors. Great for students who love to stay close to home, metro is a great commuter college and allows you to stay connected.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli is a very interesting building and holds a lot of history. It was once a beer brewing company and within you will find many of the same parts. Many of the houses on campus are historical and were long there before the school was.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall I felt it to be a good choice for me. At times you begin to feel challenged and even overwhelmed by the work and academics in general but, find the support that Metro has to offer and you will find relief.

    What to do for fun

    Metro offered different on campus events that the students could get involved in. Often times there was free movie nights at the Tivoli and many different sports and activities that students could choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Metro has a food court containing mostly fast food restaurants and two healthier choices. There's a McDonald's,Taco Bell, Alfresco Greens, Subway and wok and roll. After a while the food court got old and I found other little spots within the Tivoli that offered alternatives. Since Metro is so close to downtown, you have access to pretty much anything your feeling hungry for.

    Dorm Life

    Metro's dorms house three campuses: UCD, Metro and CCD. The dorms are within walking distance to campus and it would be a great area to live because your right in the heart of downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    Metro has bigger class sizes. With this said it was a little intimidating for me and was difficult for me to recieve the one-on-one attention I was used to. Since there was so many students a professor rarely knew you individually by name.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focus and be prepared to get tons of homework. Metro definitely has a great academic support team along with limitless resources. Seek out opportunities and take advantage of what your school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    A Community college for general studies is any students best bet. Metro turned out to be more costly on my scholarships then I had imagined. I also found it to be surprisingly in diverse.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of movie theatres, sports, and clubs on campus so that it is hard for a student to be bored while their on campus. There are also libraries and even arcades.

    Food and Dining

    Now, in the college itself you have to find a way to get your own food because they will offer you a food court and that's it. There is no cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    The options a person has to live on campus is amazing and they make the price very low so that even students with a part time job could afford to live on their own if they needed or wanted too. They offer food, rooms, appliances, and other services for all under 500 dollars a month.!

    Academic Rigor

    At Metro, the lowest acceptance on a grade is usually a C. Education becomes something that you want in college and its a serious issue. If you don't wanna work then maybe college isn't great for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only advice to students would be to make sure you discipline yourself because once you get into college there is no one who is gonna stand over you and tell you what to do or when to do it.

    In three sentences

    Metro is a very nice college and i'm glad i chose it for my college. At first i couldn't figure out anything that i was supposed to do , but with the help of a patient staff i got everything i needed done there completed. I would definitly recommend this school as a first college and for others as well.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Yes there is.........

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a lot clubs and also activities,but right know i'm not in them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for every one who want to go there.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Reason i like my campus because it open space it not like every class is close to each other actually have to walk around and see the beautiful trees.

    What to do for fun

    Well there is a lot of things you can do here in Colorado in the summer you can hike, fishing. Winter time well you can go skiing that is one of the biggest sport her in the winter. People come all over the world to ski on this beautiful mountains.

    Food and Dining

    I also heard the food is good in the dorms and the food in the school is really good compare high school its a lot better.

    Dorm Life

    i dont live in the dorms but i heard it really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    i believe the academic is really good...

    Tips for prospective students

    Metro State great school for first timers the staff are very helpful when need help. its not that bad price to go there and we have the beautiful mountain that you can see every day.

    In three sentences

    I think Metro state is a wonderful school the professor are amazing. They also have great accommodation department.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Metropolitan issues instant alerts through the college's email server when campus safety becomes a threat.

    Clubs and Activities

    In between classes, the campus is packed with club booths, activities, food trucks, free events, etc. Metro is known for hosting celebrities such as Michael Moore, and our very own President Obama. The Tivoli has a pool hall with arcade games, as well as the STARS theater for student shows.

    Great for these types of students

    Metro is perfect for students that want to be able to shape their own schedule around their academic and work life. It's easy to support yourself and still go to school here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli is an old brewerye located in the heart of Campus. This spot has been redesigned as the centerpiece of the Auraria Campus, where students of all three local universities collide.

    Bang for the buck

    MSUD is the least expensive four-year university in the state of Colorado. A single semester at Metro will save your thousands of dollars compared to your other university.

    What to do for fun

    MSUD is located right next to the 16th Street Mall, Six Flags, The Pepsi Center, Denver Art Museum, and dozens of more hot spots!

    Food and Dining

    The campus is home several fast food favorites including Subway, Einsteins Bagels, Taco Bell, etc. The Tivoli also hosts a a pizzeria and a fantastic cafe. If that doesn't suit your fancy, Colfax and 16th Street are right nearby for all your food needs.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are right off campus, making walking to campus a breeze.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at Metropolitan State University of Denver are here for the long haul. Classes are small, enabling a lot of one on one with your peers. Classes will test your abilities without exceeding your capabilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    The Auraria campus is also home to two other colleges. Each college shares the grounds and activities, making networking a breeze! Metropolitan has a relaxed yet supportive atmosphere that makes getting a degree fun!

    In three sentences

    MSU Denver is an affordable university option for students in the Denver-Metro area. Located in the heart of Denver, Metro is a hot spot for education, surrounded by several RTD transportation stations (free with tuition). Metropolitan State University of Denver is THE place to enroll for a top-notch degree led by hands on professors.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    More like a 3 1/2... there seems to be quite a bit of homeless people on campus. They generally leave you alone but every once in awhile there is something that happens. Just keep your guard up to anyone who approaches you with odd questions - I had someone tell me they needed me to walk them to a particular building because he couldn't read the map that was right next to us.

    Greek Life

    not involved

    Clubs and Activities

    unknown

    Great for these types of students

    Adult, working, single - great daycare on site.

    Bang for the buck

    I chose Metro over UCD because they share the same campus and sometimes the same teachers. You can sometimes get joined classes.

    What to do for fun

    I love the rec center and there is a pool hall at the student center. Always seems to something going on during the week. Awesome theater.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take RTD if you can, buses are included with your tuition. Use your advisers, they really love to help you. But keep on top of admissions for any issues, they are not that communicative.

    In three sentences

    As an older student I find this to be a wonderful school. I have taken several classes with professors from the University of Colorado because of the 3 local schools sharing a campus. Only drawback is the lack security, some crimes committed by the transients that seem to live on campus but generally they leave you alone.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many people enjoy the multiple sports stadiums that are all within a mile from each other that offer baseball, football, hockey and soccer games. The stadiums also offer many concerts from the some of the top performers in the music industry. The theater of performing arts puts on amazing plays and musicals filled with enjoyment and wonder. After hours the city really comes alive. The nightlife competes for the gold. Dozens of clubs and bars in the Denver offer memorable nights filled with fun. Outside of the city nature is your guide. The Rocky Mountains of Colorado offer hiking, biking and camping with breath taking scenery. In the winter months skiing, snow boarding and hot coco will offer exercise and an adrenaline rush that can't be matched.

    Food and Dining

    The cuisine is abundant in variety and not overly pricey in the finer establishments. There are many ethnic restaurants within walking distance from each other so your pallet will never be bothered with boredom.

    Dorm Life

    The urban lifestyle is filled with excitement and entertainment. Minutes walking distance from downtown Denver. The city is always alive with sporting events, clubs and fairs.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are very well educated and passionate about their job and their students. The classroom environment is a sanctuary of learning and inspiration.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many services and activities offered by Metro State. Be sure to do your research in you interests and the counselors on campus will help you find them.

    In three sentences

    Metro has a spacious campus filled with classic and modern architecture. The professors are passionate and talented at instruction the curriculum. The opportunities towards success are vast when attending Metro State.

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus actually has their own little police unit which provides a safe feeling for all students

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of Clubs and Activities available for students.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking to venture into the city life and do not mind sharing a campus with two other schools.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli Building is a building designed for students which is pretty sweet. The building was an old brewery which makes it that much cooler and historical.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall the school is pretty cheap for being a university. The mandatory fees are a little ridiculous but oh well.

    What to do for fun

    The tivoli is pretty fun and students can also use the physical education building to play sports of workout.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to grub in the Tivoli Building!

    Dorm Life

    Do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip I can give a prospective student is to take advantage of the RTD. I always hear students complaining how there is no parking, but I do not worry about this because I ride the light rail everyday.

    In three sentences

    Metro State in my opinion is a very good school with a beautiful campus. Although I've only attended the school for a year, my experiences within the classroom were great. The location of campus, in the heart of downtown, is what tops everything off!

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    anything out doors!

    Tips for prospective students

    used rate my professor!

    In three sentences

    watch out for the GPA they will hold Fasfa from you.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school its self has many activities for you to join.

    Food and Dining

    They have you basic fast food restaurants and because its located in the center of the city you also have a lot of near by places to go eat and even do some homework

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty good and clean with shuttles that can take you to and from school

    Academic Rigor

    The school does its best to push you to your knowledge and help you achive any dificulties and you may be having.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great thing would be to get a counselor that will be able to help you through out you college life and all of the decisions.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State College is a great college to go to with great environment and friendly staff. I would say that Metro is great at helping its students to achieve their goals. I would rate Metro from a 1 to 10 it would be a 10.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I swimm or come home to see friends and family

    Food and Dining

    food is great.

    Dorm Life

    there are no dorms on campus, there are appartments right next to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Im not sure at the moment

    In three sentences

    Everyone is super nice. they have a great program for new students. Metro is really cheap.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All over the campus there's plenty of safety buttons.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot to be involved in!

    Great for these types of students

    Student's who love diversity!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli is a older building remodeling for a lot of use on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Metro is known for being cheap but with small class sizes and so much to do and see, it's definitely well worth it!

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do, events are going on all the time and there's plenty of places to go for stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of places to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice, but I think Regency rains surpreme

    Academic Rigor

    Classes a pretty well paced.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's a big campus with a lot of people, keep your head up and get involved!

    In three sentences

    I love the campus! It's at the heart of so much activity! For those dedicated, there is so much to learn and do!

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Dorm Life

    Options are provided for housing off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring extra money for parking or use other means of transportation.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State College of Denver is a great college for all students and future prospects. The location will put you right in the center of all Denver has to offer; it's steps from downtown, minutes from theme parks, sports stadiums, performing arts centers, and is in a prime spot for jobs and housing. Matched with great tuition rates, amazing professors, and a mixed variety of students, Metropolitan State College of Denver is a great choice for a 4 year college!

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    even though it's a big campus, you do feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    the school is in the middle of downtown where it full of clubs and bars etc.

    Great for these types of students

    students who are iterested in both education and having a great time as college students.

    What to do for fun

    there's alot of things to do for entertainment such as movie theatre, bowling, and an amazing night life.

    Food and Dining

    there are many options when it comes to dining because the school is in the middle of downtown where there is different restaurants and all over the lace.

    Academic Rigor

    So far my classes have been great and the professors have been really helpful and understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    I you are looking at a potential place to further your eduction, you should definately look into into it because it's a great school.

    In three sentences

    The school is actually a really nice school. It's in downtown which is great for so many different activities. Also, the diversity of the students makes it very interesting.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Petty theft is the biggest problem. Crimes more serious than that are rare. There's a sizable campus police force relative to the size of the campus, which is pretty small.

    Greek Life

    Wouldn't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty of clubs to get involved with, and it's not too difficult to start one, but, because it's a commuter campus people don't seem to get involved as much as they might at other schools

    Great for these types of students

    Working students, non-traditionals.

    Bang for the buck

    If you find the great professors, you'll get more than your money's worth. I take classes from multiple Harvard alums for example.

    What to do for fun

    It's in the middle of Denver. There's plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    Again, it's a commuter campus so no dining halls. Student union food court has the usual fare. Downtown is a short walk, so there's plenty of good food nearby, and some decent food trucks come into campus regularly.

    Dorm Life

    It's an urban commuter campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you want to challenge yourself, professors will certainly encourage and support you in doing so, but the general course requirements themselves aren't necessarily that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Administrative offices are much easier to deal with in person. Metro can be a great place if you find ways to challenge yourself. If you just take the path most travelled, you'll be missing out on a lot.

    In three sentences

    An underrated school, there are some really great professors to be found teaching some exciting classes. It's a teaching school, so professors are very available to students, and they want their students to succeed. The bureaucracy of the school can be very frustrating.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Pay attention to your surroundings

    Bang for the buck

    utilize the bulletin boards to buy and sell books.

    Food and Dining

    There is enough close by you can save money and spend more time on work.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Be punctual to every class. Keep absences to emergencies only.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit every department before beginning classes.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department on campus and emergency polls all around campus!

    Greek Life

    There's not a lot but they're worth checking out!

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly Unique Athletic Outgoing Artistic Goal oriented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are food truck competitions daily. It's right by downtown, the Pepsi center, and the sports authority field where the Broncos play!

    Bang for the buck

    It's less expensive than most so it's definitely worth more than what you're paying for!

    What to do for fun

    There's sports, events, fairs, concerts,, and so much more!

    Dorm Life

    There's no dorms but the off campus housing is amazing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a way to stand out, be prepared to walk, and be prepared for a great time!

    In three sentences

    Metro has a great atmosphere along with an amazing faculty. The classes are entertaining and challenging. No other campus is as diverse and unique as Metro's.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    During the Freshmen orientation, we were informed, by the campus Police Chief, that MSCD was rated one of the safest college campuses in the entire country. I believe it!

    Great for these types of students

    It's a diverse group of students--anyone would fit right in here at MSCD!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are several beautiful old churches on the MSCD campus.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is unlimited and close-by! Catch a game at Invesco Field! See your favorite band at the Pepsi Center! Tour the Denver Mint! Spend the day at Elich's Amusement Park, or get your shopping done on the 16th Street Mall! That's only the tip of the entertainment iceberg!

    Food and Dining

    MSCD has a great selection of affordable food choices in the Student Center, and the downtown area offers a wide variety of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at MSCD, but there are several places, within blocks of the campus, that offer housing specifically for the students. I live in a high-rise and the view of the city is awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    So far, my classes are challenging, but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are no dorms on the MSCD campus, but living in downtown Denver is awesome! Everything essential is within walking distance, and the students are provided a Literail pass and a bus pass. Most students don't need a vehicle.

    In three sentences

    I love it at MSCD! The campus is beautiful and easy to find your way around. Everyone here has been so helpful adjusting to life as a college Freshman.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sit in the center park area on the benches/grass, sit and relax in the library, go to the Tivoli student center for food, arcade, lounge, and socialize.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead because sometimes planning for your future, you are kind of on your own.

    In three sentences

    It is a really good school. Though it was not my first choice, I still love going here. It is better than most people expect.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Auraria Campus police are great. They're unobtrusive and help to keep the drifters from downtown off of the campus. There are emergency call centers with lights on top all down the campus. There isn't much crime on Auraria Campus, but the crimes that do occur rarely seem to go unreported.

    Greek Life

    MSUD has a couple fraternities and sororities, but we're not too big on it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of extra-curricular activities and clubs to enjoy at Metro. There are events almost every day of the week, sports teams, free yoga and pilates classes, bands and choirs, and all sorts of other things you can do. It's also not hard to find a party to go to on the weekend if you ask around.

    Great for these types of students

    Metro provides a very laid-back environment for its students, is close to downtown and is just about the most affordable college in Denver. This makes it ideal for people who don't have much money. It's conveniently located right in the middle of downtown Denver beside a light rail station, so it's good for urban dwellers and people who ride RTD. It's great for single parents, because there's a daycare right by the light rail station. It's also a good place for older people wanting to go back to school, and people who want to further their education but don't want to pay exorbitant fees and be in a stressful environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tivoli building on the Auraria campus used to be a brewery. There are still a bunch of beer crates on the walls. It's the most noticeable building on the campus. There are also a couple of cathedrals and a small Jewish temple.

    Bang for the buck

    I've heard from transfer students that Metro's classes are at a very similar skill level to those at more prestigious schools such as CU and CSU, and that the only difference is that you pay far less to attend. I'm very pleased with the benefits I've received as part of my tuition, such as student health insurance, a membership to Auraria's gym, and an RTD pass (which has been VERY handy).

    What to do for fun

    Auraria Campus is conveniently located by the Light Rail. You're only a stop away from the theatre district, two stops from 16th Street Mall, and a skip away from LoDo's and a number of clubs and bars. There's also a lot to do on campus. They have open mic nights, pool in the Tivoli, book readings, and plenty of extra-curricular events to partake in.

    Food and Dining

    There's an entire food court and a couple of restaurants in the Tivoli building, as well as many food vending trucks on campus until about 4 or 5 PM. Food is usually reasonably priced, fast and good.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, so I can't tell you for sure. My friend lived in the dorms last year, and ended up with a roommate that she didn't get along with, but that's the risk you take any time you choose to live in a dorm. The buildings are relatively clean and well-protected.

    Academic Rigor

    Metro has some wonderful and engaging professors. So far the work hasn't been too hard for me, but if you get confused or have a question, you can always get on the school's portal website and email your teachers and classmates for help. I'd say that it depends on the courses you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    My first tip to you would be to join the First Year Success program if you're going to be a freshman at Metro. You'll make friends and study buddies in your two conjoined classes. Also, know where all of your classes are before you start. You don't want to be wandering around aimlessly on your first day of class.

    In three sentences

    So far, I love MSUD. All of my professors are good and easy to talk to, the campus is beautiful and there are always events going on. I'm also enjoying their First Year Success program.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is an open one but the safety response is quick and effective. They keep the students fully updated on any and all suspicious activity.

    Food and Dining

    There are several areas to eat on campus as well as outside of campus. Due to the location, there is a good variety of restaurants just a short walk from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    Some colleges require dorm living for at least the first year on school. Metro is geared towards the working class student and doesn't require dorm living. There is no on-campus housing, however, Metro does provide housing resources on their web page. The location and local transport makes it easy to travel to and from the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education courses are fairly easy to pass. The more specific courses to one's major can be somewhat challenging. The professors have a very good way of presenting the material in a cut and dry manner.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is best to take up any questions one might have about classes, heath insurance, financial aid, etc. in person. It is common when calling some departments that sthe tudent will be bounced around from one department to another because the staff does not know how to answer the question at hand.

    In three sentences

    The professors are very knowledgeable and most have the students' best financial interests in mind. This college strives to be affordable for the working class student and also includes a very good health care package. Most of the staff is friendly but some of the staff could use a little more training in their area.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Auraria campus police take safety seriously. They are a silent presence on campus and alerts are sent out via email to all students when something has happened. There is also an alert that can be sent to a cell phone if it is signed up for it. I feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I know the school has some, but I'm not involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to choose from that are already established at the school. If one is not found that suits you, it is easy to start one of your own. The support of student activities department for the clubs is outstanding in getting funding for club activities and getting the word out about the club(s).

    Great for these types of students

    Being an older student, I find it interesting that in my classes there are a wide range of not only ages, but diversity in backgrounds is also seen. I have fellow students that are right out of high school as well as just retired. This gives the classroom an extended range of experiences and ideas. This school is great for all types of students.

    Bang for the buck

    The small class size and the availability of the professors to help students individually is overall the best equation for a complete education. I feel that the ability to converse with fellow students and participate in class is essential to learning. I have been given this at Metro.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of opportunities for fun on campus. There are symposiums on many different topics throughout the year. Theater, sports, conferences, live music, food, giveaways. The list goes on. There is definitely something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The choices one has for dining are as varied as the population. There is a food court in the Tivoli on campus, as well as gourmet food trucks and small eateries in some of the buildings.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor of the classes at Metro is average for an undergraduate degree program. I have found that Metro offers an immense amount of academic and social support. If one needs help with their studies the opportunity is there to get it and be successful in their academic career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you find your classes ahead of time as each class could be in buildings across campus from each other. Take the time to find out what services are available on campus such as tutoring and labs. To get the most out of the price of your education use the tutoring and educational labs that are included in the tuition.

    In three sentences

    The professors are experienced, supportive, and kind. The students are eclectic and diverse. The campus is vibrant and fun

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Urban. Commuters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do Financial Aid 4x earlier than you'd ever expect.

    In three sentences

    Thus far I've had a positive experience at Metro. They recently changed their name and have begun teaching Graduate programs which has added to their prestige. Regarding Undergraduate they have intelligent and interesting professors and departments seem to care. The financial aid department is pretty terrible but that could be said for most schools.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is sometimes questionable and campus lighting at night is minimal with most parking over 5 blocks away from campus. Not really safe to leave the campus at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every program has a club that allows for student collaboration with faculty and other students in promotion and extension of their education. Monthly to weekly meetings promote clubs and their fundraising activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Metro's scheduling of classes allows for people with jobs and/or families to work in a real, accredited education into their daily lives and actually attain a degree instead of an accelerated certificate that is found at many accelerated schools for less in tuition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus has a few very old churches and some of the original housing from the early 1900's are utilized for offices of faculty and staff.

    Bang for the buck

    A great education for much less than other Colorado Colleges.

    What to do for fun

    The Pepsi Center and Elich Gardens are just a few blocks away. Also almost every month there is some sort of gathering or concert on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown Denver and LoDo are just down the street for entertainment and good food.

    Dorm Life

    I have seen the Regence dorm on campus that provides amazing living conditions and many amenities for promoting healthy, active lifestyles and important study habits.

    Academic Rigor

    I received my Bachelor's degree and now am going back to Metro to begin a Masters Degree. Metro has made academia fun and made me want to continue my education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Metro is much less expensive than CU, CSU, or DU and is a great place to begin your higher education while saving some money. Various programs allow for learning what you want to learn and not having to take classes that are not pertinent to your goals.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus with many relaxing places to sit and study outside and inside. Welcoming faculty, staff, and employees. Community feeling to the education that promotes comfortable learning.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are cool, always on top of security.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Almost any degree or area of study. Even master's programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some old houses on campus that have been converted into student life offices.

    Bang for the buck

    Great options, teachers, value, education and even reputation. The school is now considered a University, giving it that much more credibility.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver is right here, so there is an endless amount of fun to be had. The mountains are only 30 minutes away as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good. There are occasionally food trucks that visit as well. And if you're willing to go a few blocks you can head downtown and find a ton of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, and the only issue is that there aren't very many people living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the program you go into, it is a fair but challenging school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors, it will help you in so many ways.

    In three sentences

    It is an inexpensive school with great faculty, and the most bang for your buck in Colorado. There are a ton of great campus activities to get involved in and plenty of people to meet. This school has the whole package.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do here because being in the city, there are many spectacles to see. Where the mountains are not too far and the city life is right at hand, there is so much to do here. The Rockies stadium is close by the campus as well as the Denver Convention Center that hosts many annual events as well as the Mile High Stadium, where the Colorado Bronco's football team plays, even to the Ogden Theater that has many famous musicians perform to the famous Red Rocks, all the way to the Buell Theater where you can enjoy the symphony or the ballet are all not too far from the campus. Some granted are a little farther than most but not too bad.

    Food and Dining

    There are many great places to eat since it is located in Denver. Some affordable and some not so much but the diverse of food you can access is within reach.

    Dorm Life

    I'm not sure how the dorm life is here because I personally have not lived in the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is what you would find in any other school, you have your easy and your hard classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for that traditional college feeling where the campus is really close to the dorms and such then this school is probably not for you but there are many great spectacles near by. The mountains are near by so you can go skiing or snowboarding and the Rockies and Mile High Stadium are close by too. Denver is filled with much entertainment and good food and also offers many educational opportunities in many different aspects as well.

    In three sentences

    Overall the school is not bad. It has its positives and negatives like every school but the fact that the campus is shared with two other schools makes the school much more diverse-- that being a good thing. It also is located right in Denver which can either be a good or bad thing, depending on how you look at it.

  • 12/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like the tuition is reasonable much more and I personally couldn't afford it but the school is very good.

    What to do for fun

    RIDE BIKES!!! If your like me that is. Denver is sweet and there is much to explore.

    Food and Dining

    Cheep unhealthy chain restaurants mostly on campus. I don't know who can feel good knowingly putting that stuff on campus but that's just me.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go in don't be afraid to ask questions to the staff they are very helpful but try to make their day by being kind and patient and having a positive attitude. The whole process of admission, financial aid, orientation and signing up for classes can be a bit daunting like it is anywhere but if you go in with a good and positive attitude it WILL make the process simpler shorter and smoother.

    In three sentences

    I signed up for collage by showing up on a whim on the last day of registration. The campus is nice, the student body is diverse, the staff is helpful, the price is reasonable and the courses offered seem well thought out and thorough. The web site is cumbersome though but it just takes some getting used to.

  • 12/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    social, outgoing, friendly, smart, intelligent, basicaly for anyone.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs, programs to join. the tivoli great place to hang out and eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved it will help so much socially and academically. talk to your professors great way to know you.

    In three sentences

    Metro is the collage that helped me know who i was. Instructors are outgoing and very supportive. It also has many programs to join. Please Get involved

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Great gym.

    Food and Dining

    Not a wide selection. The little shops are pricy

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not as challenging as other schools I attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    Car pool

    In three sentences

    Great professors and class sizes. But the fees for parking are a nightmare. You must pay to park on campus or walk from about 3/4 th of a mile away.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I believe our campus to be relatively safe. It is located in the heart of downtown which does tend to have an increase in criminal activity. The campus police tend to be very visual on campus allowing a sense of safety. There are emergency phones available at a variety of locations. There is also a great reporting system of any issues that arise on campus. We are notified nearly immediately if there is an incident. I feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I do know there are some Greek life avaiable on campus but I am not a part of it. I don't really know much about it either.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs available to those on campus, though you generally have to search them out. In my program we have a Geological Association Club that does various activities from hiking trips, visiting local attractions, and even movie nights. These are open to all even those not in our program and more often than not the teachers often participate. The campus also has an outdoor adventure program that offers various activities from camping trips, kayak trips, and rock climbing. They also have equipment available to rent at extremely reasonable prices.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for any type of student. Depending on your program the classes can be very flexible and fit many different lifestyles from people who work, those with families, and those right out of high school. I find the teachers are very supportive and understanding of different situations. Having a family myself, I have brought my children to campus and field trips with me.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many holidays are celebrated on campus regardless of religions. I find the variety of culture and openness on the campus and the open celebrations of many traditions exciting and refreshing.

    Bang for the buck

    With the increase in many tuition and the cuts for higher education I think Metro has reasonable tuition rates and wonderful programs. The staff I work with are wonderful and very knowledgeable. I'm excited to be a part of the program I'm in.

    What to do for fun

    There is something always going on. Clubs, fitness classes, outdoor adventures, and just random events you can always find something to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of food options with the addition of the food carts, which are actually pretty good. Most of the buildings have a small cafe to offer food also.

    Dorm Life

    I don't have a lot of experience in the dorms. I do know they have apartments available and housing options, but I live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I think if you listen and take in what is being taught you have to ability to learn so much. Some may think the school is less than par, but I believe this is a great school and program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply yourself, don't get lost. Get to know your teachers, the staff, and the students. Be involved and ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Metro State is a diverse campus with many opportunities. Students can definitely get lot in the mix and not succeed, though those will to seek out the opportunities can excel. The majority of my teachers are wonderful and knowledgeable.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Coors field, invesco field, and the Pepsi center are just blocks away where our state teams play, many bars and clubs right downtown, mountains are an hour away for great skiing/snowboarding and amazing mountain life. Many lakes for the summer.

    Food and Dining

    The tivoli is a place with many different places to eat in the middle of campus they also have mobile buses that come that cater amazing food. Very trendy. You're also in the middle of Denver where there are many places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but many friends have. They are very much like apartment living right in the heart of Denver. It is very nice and very affordable. You can act like an adult and not feel like a child, but there are rules that are fair enough and easy to follow.

    Academic Rigor

    Have learned a lot from the good teachers. They are some bad apples, but you are able to look up the professors review from previous semesters.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for student life this is not the best school. Make sure you call student help before doing any registering because their offices can be very disorganized,

    In three sentences

    Location is fantastic, you're right in the heart of Denver. Class sizes are small and you can have one on one help from teachers and not be lost among your peers. The university is very diverse.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is great, there are always police man around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    What I do to have fun while I am going to school or might have a chance to go while in between my classes is go downtown and just hang out go shopping or just walk around and distract myself so I wont be stressed out with a lot of school work

    Food and Dining

    They have many things around the campus to dine. They also have some fast food in the Tivoli, just in handy and close.

    In three sentences

    Metro State University of Denver is a wonderful school. They just recently built a building just for them. They help you in everything. I haven't had any struggles while I try to apply to Metro. The people that are there to help students out help you until they have solved the situation. They find and give you all the information that is needed in order to be ready to be successful.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Many on-campus foods and restaurants

    Dorm Life

    Off campus option which saved me time and money.

    Academic Rigor

    Their Teacher Education program in rigorous and they require higher levels from all their candidates. All the professors are experienced int their fields and challenge their students to strive for excellence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the programs offered and talk to an adviser to see what meets your personality best.

    In three sentences

    I love their Teacher Educator Program because they make sure that they have set you up for success in every way possible. The school also provides many programs to choose from and their classes are vast and rich in information. The professors are all qualified and working on obtaining higher degrees.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. Nothing to worry about

    Greek Life

    Calm and easy

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs available for your pick. You would not find them, they will come to you. Just be connected through ConnectU!

    Great for these types of students

    No descrimination. Good for all types of students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is located in the center of downtown Denver where you find all academic resources handy.

    Bang for the buck

    Experience the beautiful Denver by studying here

    What to do for fun

    A lot! The school is in the heart of downtown Denver where everything happens in Colorado

    Food and Dining

    Excellent

    Dorm Life

    Good

    Academic Rigor

    Ability to navigate downtown Denver and packing spaces

    Tips for prospective students

    Ready to learn

    In three sentences

    Great academic environment. Environmental friendly Good students/teachers academic relationship

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is equipped with several emergency stations and has its own police station.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of different activities and clubs to join and participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are laid back and just trying to get school done at their own pace and schedule.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Don't really know of any!

    Bang for the buck

    Good school for the cost but don't get that university, and dorm feel.

    What to do for fun

    The possibilities are endless!

    Food and Dining

    Being so close to downtown Denver means there is no end to places to eat, or go out and have a beer or whatever you want.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but if you do I've heard they are cool and there is a lot of fun things to so nearby being so close to downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is decent and if you don't stay on top of work you can fall behind easily.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of all the online assignments, and turn everything in on time and you'll be good.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan state college of Denver is a great cost effective college. Its good for students who want to go to school close to home. Can't go anywhere else for such a great cost.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Incidents have occurred, but overall, it is a very safe campus!

    Greek Life

    I've never experienced it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have plenty of teams and sports to root for!

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a great kick-start to a student's college time. Many students begin here and then transfer to bigger universities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I can't think of any.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for this university is significantly less than other universities.

    What to do for fun

    There is a pool hall on campus. The fun, however, is outside of the campus. Downtown Denver is where it is at! Metro is located only about half a mile away.

    Food and Dining

    There are only about 5 fast food restaurants to choose from. After about 1 week, the food gets old! MSU is located in the heart of Downtown so there are plenty of other options nearby.

    Dorm Life

    MSU doesn't have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I would assume they are strict. I myself haven't been on academic probation or lectured about bad grades because i earn good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply! After acceptance, log on to your MSU account and set up an orientation date and go from there! The advisers will help you from that point on!

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great University! The students and the staff are amazing. I am proud to be a Road Runner!

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have amazing food selection.

    Dorm Life

    They dont have dorms. They have sort of apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I recomend this school to anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great school with great professors you just have to work hard and be ready to learn.

    In three sentences

    It is a great college. Its full of life always has an activity. To top it all off the campus is amazing.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go the gym, lift weights and basketball

    Tips for prospective students

    light rail is the best means of transportation.

    In three sentences

    Metro was my first choice of school because i live near the area its a great school. Large campus, great staff and a friendly environment to learn.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ALL TYPES

    What to do for fun

    Go to the strip mall between classes or enjoy the lovely downtown scenery

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early, they fill up fast..also, participate in the first year success program..it's a great intro to the college life

    In three sentences

    Metro is a fun and very diverse campus that offers a lot of great programs that you can't find anywhere else. The best part is the downtown location with the mall and restaurants nearby!

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When you have off time you can always go to downtown and see what they have there

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by the size of the school it is a great atmosphere and everyone is friendly

    In three sentences

    It is a great school where you get to see a lot of diversity

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    MSU is in downtown Denver. I usually like to hang out there.

    Tips for prospective students

    lightrail

    In three sentences

    Its a commuter school, and is attended by all types of people from all over Colorado, and the U.S. I enjoy the school and the diversity it offers. Currently Metro is a university which is a thumbs up.

  • 03/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe campus for being in the center of downtown Denver.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is no reason not to get involved! Metro has tons of clubs to join and new activities pop up all the time.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are outgoing and different. Personality is top notch down at Metro.

    Bang for the buck

    Metropolitan State University is worth every single dime. You get exactly what you pay for!

    What to do for fun

    Metro is the best when it comes to fun! They always come up with fun things to do for the entire school!

    Food and Dining

    Having a food court at the Auraria campus is amazing! Not only that but we have downtown denver right across the street with tons of delicious places to enjoy lunch!

    Dorm Life

    I've heard great and fun stories aboout the life on campus. I currently have a friend living there and she absolutely loves it!

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are motivated to help you. Not only professors but staff always have a great attitutde.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to get active! Joining clubs and participating in events around the campus can help a lot. Enjoy your time at Metro because it is definitely worth it!

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University now, is a great college. I love everything about and had a great experience there. My wish is to go back to studying there.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe.

    What to do for fun

    Denver downtown.

    Food and Dining

    Great.

    Dorm Life

    Not living there.

    Academic Rigor

    MAke sure to do homeworks and projects on time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Before starting your semester have an appointment for an adviser.

    In three sentences

    My school offers many different classes according to the students major. Metropolitan has 3 locations which make easier access to the school. Teachers and stuff are always kind and helpful.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Metro shares a campus with CCD and DU. The Auraria Campus has its own police department who regularly patrol the campus. If anything unsafe does happen, the campus has a notification process that informs students from all 3 schools that an incident occurred.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Metro campus is home to the (now inactive) Tivoli Brewing Co. However, you can still find a few places around campus to grab a beer after class. The campus is also home to its own hotel which houses a Burger Works.

    Bang for the buck

    Metro holds its own against other major Colorado universities, such as Cu Boulder, but at a fraction of the cost. The schools have similar programs and graduates from each institution make about the same amount of money in their first few years after graduating.

    What to do for fun

    Metro provides several on campus clubs and activities. The on campus gym (which is free to students) has several group fitness classes as well.

    Food and Dining

    Metro has several food courts and the campus is regularly filled with food trucks from local venues. If none of those are your cup of tea, Denver's 16th St Mall is less than a mile away and has several other dining options.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms on campus since Metro is a commuter college. However, there is student housing available nearby for those interested.

    Academic Rigor

    I am currently in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program and it hasn't been overly taxing just yet, but the second half of the program becomes highly rigorous and demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking of coming to Metro, I highly suggest attending one of the 2 Open House events that occur annually (before fall and spring semesters). There you'll have an opportunity to meet with the heads of each department to find what would be a good fit for you.

    In three sentences

    This is a school for both recent high school graduates and older students. There are a wide range of programs not offered anywhere else in the state. The advisers are there to make sure that everyone is successful.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Variety of food. Multiple restaurants on campus, and dozens within walking distance from campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not on campus. There are students apartments on the other side of the highway across from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes are small enough for attention from Professors. All the Professors at Metropolitan State College of Denver are professional and understanding to individual needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a little bit of walking.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State College of Denver is laid-back, diverse, and conveniently located in the heart of downtown Denver. The classes are small enough to get the needed help. Professors are experienced and caring to their students.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many emergency call stations, and campus cops.

    Greek Life

    I am not greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university offers many clubs and activities. Some activities include the other colleges that share the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students looking to live in the city, or the non-traditional student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an old 1800's neighborhood in the middle of classes, and the houses are used as offices by the university.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for at Metro and then some. The education out weighs what you pay in tuition, for the environment you are put in.

    What to do for fun

    Colorado is a non-stop option of fun. Going to the mountains to snowboard in winter or a hike in summer. Broncos games in the fall, or Nuggets/Avalanche games in winter. There is never a dull moment.

    Food and Dining

    The student center offers many dining options that are top notch. Also, being in the heart of downtown Denver offers more than enough options for dining.

    Dorm Life

    I am impartial on dorm life, I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor depends on your own choice. If you choose a harder major you will be challenged, but this is for your benefit. If you take everything in stride and stay on top of your studies anyone can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the hustle and speed of the city if you are from a small community. Do not be overwhelmed. Embrace it!

    In three sentences

    This is a great University for the nontraditional student, or the country mouse moving to the big city. In the heart of Denver the fast pace surrounding is exciting and invigorating. Flexible class schedules with online learning available.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Have a good fun night out in Denver!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a good way to get a feel for college. Its a good start to head to your degree - and whether you want to finish here or transfer to a bigger University.

    In three sentences

    I love the city atmosphere Metro has. It just became a University which is great. Good education with great tuition rates.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although their are reports of crime on campus (Such as petty theft) this campus is equipped with armed security guards that protect the students that come here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several amazing clubs on campus that can account for almost any potential interest. I personally am a member of the school Honors program as well as a vibrant Christian organization on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Self-Motivated Learners

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Student Union Building was once a brewery and some people think it may be haunted.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is extremely affordable (Which is one of the reasons why I came in the first place) while at the same time offering quality professors and top notch program (The Teacher's education program is one of the best in the state)

    Food and Dining

    They have some great food locations directly on campus and being downtown, this campus is conveniently close to various other food options as wells.

    Academic Rigor

    Curriculum is fun as well as challenging but none of it is beyond the capability of an average student. Many professors encourage active participation in their classes which can only be done by being fairly well versed in the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    This college comes with a bus and lightrail pass that is included in your opinion so be sure to take advantage of that. Also be sure to become involved with organizations on campus, especially if you plan on commuting to school so that you can still make friends and be involved.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing college! Campus is located right in the heart of Denver with facilities that accommodate this tri-college campus. All of my professors have been passionate in their area of study and class size is small enough for many of them to become familiar with you personally.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a museum and a theme park within walking distance of the school.

    Food and Dining

    There is a huge variety of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    The residencies are right in the middle of down-town Denver. It makes it easy to find places to go and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It is an academic challenge, regardless of the reputation the school might have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved on campus as much as possible. Being involved is a great way to make connections and stay motivated to graduate.

    In three sentences

    The school is affordable and you get more than you pay for. MSU Denver has a friendly, welcoming environment. It is definitely worth going there.

  • 05/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love to group together and go out on the town or have fun. This is a school where the students envelope themselves in the city life.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is affordable with only a couple thousand dollars a semester. You won't find a cheaper or better deal anywhere else.

    What to do for fun

    It is in the middle of the city! This college is located in the heart of Downtown Denver where you can shop, dine, see concerts and explore to your hearts desire.

    Food and Dining

    This campus has the Tivoli Student Union which allows the students a choice on what is appetizing for the day.

    Dorm Life

    I have only toured the Regency student housing but I have to say it is affordable and the food and atmosphere at the Regency is lovable.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say that the teachers here strive to have a relationship with their students that helps the students learn from them. The teachers here seem to care about what happens in the life of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely make sure to take a visit down to the campus before you decide to attend. You will be able to figure if this college is right for you.

    In three sentences

    Metro State University of Denver has one of the most diverse campuses I have ever seen. i love that with the University being in the middle of the city you have the chance to meet great people and learn about new things on a daily basis. I believe this is a school that has the potential to be one of the best colleges in the state.

  • 06/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Colorado residents

    Bang for the buck

    Not if you are an out-of-state transfer student.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is downtown so there is a lot of things to do and see near campus.

    Food and Dining

    It's okay

    Dorm Life

    Non-existent

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is pretty good. The teachers are helpful and as long as you try the academics are really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go here if you are out of state student

    In three sentences

    WORST College ever if you are a out of state transfer student. If you are a out-of-state transfer student under the age of 23. Don't go there. It's awful for out-of-state transfer students

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has their own police department which is great!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, Friendly, people looking for fun in a great education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I am aware of yet, but I think they might!

    Bang for the buck

    Its a great education and a cheaper price than any other university in Colorado

    What to do for fun

    They seem to hold a lot of events for students and have a great spirit alive for the campus!

    Food and Dining

    Many places near by and food in the Regency is offered.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of different options, very pricey but isn't that how it is everywhere!

    Academic Rigor

    Seems great and they have a great program for incoming college freshman.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go visit the campus and meet the people, they are all great and helpful in every way.

    In three sentences

    This school seems like a very friendly and helpful school for me and my future. I love all the resources available! I also loved the SOAR experience for here to help me become aware of everything I need to know.

  • 06/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an Auraria Police station on campus. You can call them to escort you places, we are sent timely notices for when something does happen on or around campus, and there are phones that connect directly to them around campus.

    Greek Life

    We have a Greek life, but its not as big as traditional universities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of different clubs for every interest. Easy to join. Many activities always happening and usually are free.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who do not wish to always be on campus. Modern students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Metro is built on an area that originally used to be a neighborhood. There is an area on campus called ninth street park where original houses from that neighborhood still stand and are used as offices. Also there is the tivoli which used to be a brewery.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive to most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    We have a pool/arcade hall in the main eating area. It has a bunch of board games, pool tables, ping pong tables, video games. Plus campus is 5 minutes away from downtown Denver where there is always a bunch of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of fast food places around, most of its cheap. Different choices. And there are food trucks that are pretty yummy and come around often.

    Dorm Life

    I don't life on campus and there isn't actual dorms on campus, but there is campus housing right downtown which is pretty cool. And some not too far away with free shuttles to campus. I heard its all pretty nice, I have yet to live there.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are really challenging others not so much, I have learned from every single one of them though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead if you're commuting. Do your homework on time, most professors don't accept late work. And enjoy the ride of school. Take different classes, see what you're interested in.

    In three sentences

    Perfect for those who wish to live at home and just get school done. Lots of different people always coming and going. Professors are pretty awesome.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    What more is there to say; It's Food!

    Dorm Life

    No matter if you like it or not, I think everyone should experience the dorm life for at least a year.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what field of study you're in, expect to be challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the Tivoli Building. Do not be afraid to go to your advisors with ANY questions because they are amazing people. The more networking you do on campus, the better connections you will have after you graduate and are looking for that dream career.

    In three sentences

    Great campus in a easily accessible location. This college is lot better than one would normally perceive. I am glad that I chose to attend this University.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    You have better options if you walk off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms but had friends who did. We mostly drank when I visited them but the rooms were nice and they liked it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging without being too hard.

    In three sentences

    Metro is a great place for students who want the university feel but not the university price tag. The location of the campus is perfect, as it's right in downtown Denver. Academics here are great!

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive, that is why I am trying to get a scholarship. It is not as bad as other places, but it is not the best bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    They have many organizations and groups to be apart of. Some of these groups are for people who like to ski or snowboard, or maybe try a sport that you may not have the opportunity to try, such as rugby. Many majors and minors have organizations and groups that a person can feel more invested to their major.

    Food and Dining

    They have quick items that a person can get on the go. I wish there were more healthy options to pick from. That although is an issue that is embedded in our culture and most of America does not have equal opportunities for healthier alternatives. They do have coffee places all over campus, which is a staple in a college student's life.

    Dorm Life

    I am a transfer student and cannot afford the option to live in the dorm. Unfortunately I do not have adequate experience to pass on an opinion.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require a person to go to limits that they did not know existed. When pushed to these limits a person can see what they are capable of.

    Tips for prospective students

    For the future students that want to be apart of Metropolitan's State University institution, I encourage people to take full advantage. The school has many organizations, activities, and opportunities to be apart of a bigger picture. Take the help that people have to offer and make the most of it. It comes from being apart of something that a person carries on a greater purpose and enjoyment to pass on good behavior.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University is a larger school on a beautiful campus in the city of Denver. The smaller classroom sizes gives a greater opportunity to students to ask questions and take advantages of the open communication lines. After speaking with many enthused faculty to aid a student, and hearing about what the past and current students think about the institution, I feel as though this is the greatest overall opportunity to practice bettering myself.

  • 10/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you have free time during the day there are plenty of fun things to do in between classes by yourself or with some friends. 16th street mall is just a few streets down from the campus, which makes it very easy to go enjoy walking the mall and window shopping. Inside the Tivoli there are many places to explore such as the boiler room that is filled with T.V.'s for some down time, the pool hall which includes pool tables, air hockey, poker, gaming systems and more. Another big attraction near Metro is Elitch Gardens. It may not be something to do in between classes but after a long day of school it could be something fun to do with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many places on campus and very close to campus to get a great meal, you just have to know where to look. Since Metro is downtown there is always an opportunity to go into the city to find great places to eat and enjoy the scenery, such as 16th street mall. If you only have a limited amount of time for a quick meal then you can head into the Tivoli for some fast food, or you can find the hidden restaurants. Go on a little adventure to find the Cimmeron hidden near the pool hall and the boiler room on the second floor. Eat there once and you'll never want to eat anywhere else.

    Dorm Life

    Unlike other colleges or universities, Metro does not require you to live in dorms or student housing. I love the fact that I can continue living at home and commute to school instead of having to pay for room and board. It gives me more of an opportunity to focus on my studies and family rather than dealing with loud college students every night.

    Academic Rigor

    All classes are lecture based classes but each professor takes the time to get to know each student since the class sizes are kept small majority of the time. If there is something that a student don't understand it's easy to get the help you need in class, which makes the class work that much easier to understand in the long run. As long as you're willing to put in the effort and go to class you're grades will reflect that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to reach out to your peers. Majority of the students and professors at Metro are more than happy to help you out with anything you need. Utilize the First Year Success program because it's a great way to make friends and fulfill your Generic Education credits. As long as you're doing something that you enjoy chances are there are other people doing the exact same thing. Find those people, you never know where a new life long friend could be found.

    In three sentences

    Metro is a well rounded, successful and affordable university. There is a high level of diversity which makes the learning environment more intriguing. I love the fact that I can afford to go to an accredited university without paying an arm and a leg for it.

  • 10/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Leave school.

    Food and Dining

    Only a meager food court that is always too loud and is for thousands of students so there are always lines.

    Dorm Life

    NO DORMS

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on course load, as in any other institution.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have little need to meet people in the Denver area then this is the place for you. However, if you want to do clubs and activities go somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are generally good and a nice campus. However, considering it is commuter it is very hard to meet people and i am a very social person. I will be transferring schools because this school is average nothing that makes me happy with what i am doing.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Personal campus police force, if there is an emergency they show up in seconds. NO violent crimes or anything really happens on campus

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to people watch when walking from class to class. People who are laid back and not rushing around everywhere. Great for people who want to learn without worrying about everything else too much

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of places to hang out. Food trucks, and the table. If you go, you'll know what table it is

    Bang for the buck

    Granted I'm only in my first semester, but I feel like I'm not learning that much. You get many resources for the tuition and fees, but not everything is going to be used or is even necessary.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is very mellow, people don't bug you and you can study smoke read or even poi without anyone getting in your way. Very wide open grass area, and it's in Denver. Two light rail stops away from the 16th street mall.

    Food and Dining

    McDonalds, Subway, Mark Pi's, Taco Bell, random food stands are on campus. everything else you would need is around the Denver area.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in student housing. However, its a well known fact that the lofts are the place to go for a good party. Anyone who complains about the lofts having parties is in the wrong housing. I do hear complaints about the Regency's issues with internet and A/C

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my teachers are not very passionate or interesting when it comes to teaching the subject they choose to make a livelihood out of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the resources you pay for otherwise you're cheating yourself. Take notes even if you know it already, throughout the day you'll be bombarded with info.

    In three sentences

    MSU is very diverse with its age, race, and majors. Transients are known to roam the campus, but are harmless. Laid back and calm environment.

  • 10/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    On a budget.

    In three sentences

    Its one of the more affordable schools in the Denver area, but for a reason. Most of the staff are students and only have general knowledge about their jobs. The faculty is mostly inexperienced and leave you feeling like a guinea pig.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are on campus police officers that will help you. The are very protective, fast, and highly trained.

    Greek Life

    Not too much of a Greek Life, but some. The university is more about the whole student body and unity within that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to choose from. You can also make up your own club, which is beneficial. The activities are endless you are downtown and there are plenty of places to experience.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus is great for students looking for diversity, a good education, and fun all at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You are in the heart of downtown Denver there are many locations you can go to.

    Bang for the buck

    The in state tuition is not that much money. You don't have to pay out of pocket if you are getting financial aid which is great. The quality of the education is also great.

    What to do for fun

    It's easy to go downtown after classes to just hang out with friends. Going to the gym to watch basketball or soccer is also a favorite for many people.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices for people on campus for food in many buildings. Many people don't know of the choices so look around.

    Dorm Life

    Housing in connection with the university is for some people, more so people who aren't really providing a steady income 100% by themselves. It's also more for the freshman, but if you take advantage of the housing the learning experiences are profound.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers care about your success as long as you ask for it. They will go above and beyond to make sure you pass the class and move on with your academic life.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise prospective students who don't live in Denver to do extensive research into housing. The housing in connection with the campus is expensive and to ease the financial pain, research is essential.

    In three sentences

    MSU Denver has a really diverse campus with lots of activities. There is always something to do and it's really easy to meet new people. It's a social friendly campus and the people are great.

  • 12/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is actually the araria police. There were only a couple of minor crimes this year that the police stomped pretty rapidly. There were also emergency phones scattered everywhere in case something were to happen. Overall it is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on at metro. Booths are everywhere always offering with something to do. I wish that I walked up to one mad experienced some of the things going on.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for students who do not necessarily know their major or know their major, just can't afford a bigger university.

    Bang for the buck

    Metro is affordable and gives a great education. You pay cheaper for a 4 year university.

    What to do for fun

    It's downtown Denver. Plenty of stuff can be done. Metro also has an athletic center and many places to sit and enjoy the weather when it is nice.

    Food and Dining

    The agrarian campus has many places to eat, the main thing being the Tivoli. It has a food court with fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell or subway. It's cheap and quick.

    Dorm Life

    It isn't really a dorm, they are student apartments that are off campus. They are cheap and affordable for college kids who want to get away from their family. I didn't live in the student housing this year, however I am considering doing it next year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes were fairly easy for kids coming out if high school. The undergraduate classes are really to help catch up people who haven't been to school for 3 or 4 years. It's a good school to get general education done.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you go to this school get your scheduling done with an advisor. It's helps to decide the right classes and usually they get you a schedule you will enjoy. Do first year success! It's very helpful and you get a lot of great oppurtunities.

    In three sentences

    I really liked the convenience of the light rail pass, it made getting around really easy. The undergrad classes are generally smaller, so the teachers actually knew my name which was incredibly helpful. The campus itself is beautiful, it is downtown but it doesn't feel like downtown.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Its in Denver.

    Dorm Life

    No traditional college experience possible

    Academic Rigor

    Somewhat Difficult.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. There are great teachers here. There are great resources here.

  • 12/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Education Students

    Bang for the buck

    Most Affordable University in the State

    Food and Dining

    Some dorms have meal plans but not one specifically associated with the school, lots of restaurant options.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms directly associated with this school but several associated with the campus, so there are many options.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes build upon prior learning and demands higher level thinking at each level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Metropolitan State University is a wonderfully supportive community of learners, dedicated to developing each student to their full potential.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University is an affordable destination for high quality higher education. Metropolitan State University is a place to develop a strong network of opportunity and support. Metropolitan State University is a school I love!

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Pretty much everything is downtown. Movies, clubs, bowling, skate park, Pepsi center, Elitches and more. It all depends on what you think is fun

    Food and Dining

    There are definitely a lot of choices seeing as Auraria Campus is downtown. Not only that, the campus offers a variety of places to eat in the food court and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    There area couple of housing options that one can utilize. They are great because a lot of them are close to campus, however, there are only a couple of housing options one can use and they do require a rent of some kind. I think they are great for people to experience the adult life with a lot of the dorms feeling a lot like apartment living.

    Academic Rigor

    I think it depend on what your major is and how many classes you take per semester. It can definitely become a little rigorous especially if you decide to take more than 6 credit hours. Plan your time out wisely and don't make yourself too overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with a open mind, you might have intended on going to school for one thing and end up graduating with another. Utilize the resources that Metropolitan State College of Denver offers because they are there to help for a reason.

    In three sentences

    Great school to explore many different career options, full of diverse people. I would give this school a 4.5 out of 5. I wish there were more degree options versus just a Bachelors, but other than that, pretty great.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It isn't in the best part of town... As a single woman I am not comfortable walking on campus after dark. But there is campus security and police on site and Metro has taken every safety precaution necessary ie emergency phone throughout the campus

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in the Greek Life

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not participate in any clubs or activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great school for a commuter student who not only goes to school but has a full time job also

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I really can't think of anything unusual with this school.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheaper schools in the state... My professors all have life experience that add to my educational experience.

    What to do for fun

    Metro is within walking distance of Downtown Denver... The possibilities for fun are endless whether it be ice skating or just a quick beer with classmates there is always something fun to do!!

    Food and Dining

    The Tivoli at Metro has several fast food options there are several other smaller food courts/ coffee shops throughout the campus... they have everything right there... and if not Metro is simply 1 block from downtown Denver

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorm at Metro.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics in the School of Business is awesome I actually have used some of the things I've learned in class in my professional life

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure while working with financial aid and admission to ask ALL the questions you have! Even if they think they sound stupid just ask!

    In three sentences

    A great option for the student who will be working while going to school! Metro have open availability for all classes I have came across. All in all I have had a great experience with all my professors and they were a great addition to my education.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Cops and security us really good

    Clubs and Activities

    It's got many clubs and activates

    Great for these types of students

    Any type or first year

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any it's a good campus

    Bang for the buck

    Good college fore what you pay

    What to do for fun

    Sports, activities, clubs, or hangout with Friends

    Food and Dining

    Good places to eat!

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in dorm

    Academic Rigor

    It's not a really hard college you just have to put your mind towards it

    Tips for prospective students

    Campus is not really big so it's easy to get to classes. People there are nice so it's not hard to make new friends. Get to class early to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Metro is a good school for first year students. I don't think the teachers there really care about there students. I would recommend this school for people who want to get the feel for college.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think Metro was a wonderful deal for the educational experience they used to provide. Now I think they are trying too hard to be a well known university and are losing the local, intimate feel. If you are looking for that big college experience for a slightly cheaper price, than you will love it at Metro.

    What to do for fun

    Metro is in the heart of Downtown Denver so there are endless possibilities for fun! The busses and light rail is free for students as well so you can go anywhere and all lines meet at the school so it's super easy to travel for free off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Standard fast food in student lounge. There is a great cafe in the student center and if you are willing/and have time, walk to downtown for great happy hour specials.

    Academic Rigor

    The upper division class are challenging, as most should be, and there are opportunities to take really fun classes that challenge it exciting ways.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest using all and any resources available (most are for free) and always push for answers. There are great resources for helping students succeed at Metro but sadly they are not publicized enough for students to find them easily.

    In three sentences

    Before Metropolitan State College became a University, it was such an intimate, diverse, challenging, and wonderful school. Unfortunately it has become too big for its own good and students become dollar signs not vessels for learning. I did love my first years at Metro but I probably would not recommend it to new students.

  • 01/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    few incidences although they do occur

    Greek Life

    Many clubs and groups

    Great for these types of students

    anyone

    What to do for fun

    Just about any activity imaginable can be found near campus

    Food and Dining

    Food is ok on campus but downtown the food is excellent and only a 10 min. walk away

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are nice but expensive. Close to campus and downtown

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the degree and level of classes it can range from easy to seemingly impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what degree you want before you start or it can trip you up

    In three sentences

    It has great programs and teachers. Make sure to stay up on classes or there is no way to pass. It has a safe and friendly environment.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    On campus police department, and real-time alert notification systems

    Greek Life

    Not too many frats or sororities on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Homeless shelter, Overly-Religious tyrannical rants, green peace peddlers, and anti-abortion protests on campus, all add to the campus character. The best place to hang out is the Tivolli Student Union. Used to be an old brewery. A dozen breweries on campus and in walking distance.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Yes, YES!

    What to do for fun

    Everything is located in the heart of Denver, and very easy to get to.

    Food and Dining

    food from everywhere. Any form of food is within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but everyone says that are horrible.

    Academic Rigor

    Over-all great teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    Invest in a bike, or a loft downtown.

    In three sentences

    Great education for an affordable tuition.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is always an authority figure within reach because there are emergency phones everywhere and the campus police are always on patrol.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's all kinds of clubs and activities in the school. Some of them are free for students or even discounted.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who like a diverse school and atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Outside the Tivoli there is a court yard with food trucks that are set up down the center of the campus. Great food and other informational tents with deals for students.

    Bang for the buck

    Some of the teachers give you a little extra information that may help you succeed. Sometimes its a little known fact that they know, because they have been in the field for so long.

    What to do for fun

    Video games, movies, and any outdoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time and listen to instructions. Everything your teacher says is important because it could mean extra credit.

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University is a great school that is dedicated to helping me succeed. The teachers are good at what they do and they will answer your questions in a timely matter. I have recommended this school to my friends and my family supports my decision to go back to this school for another semester.

  • 02/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great location for active people who like to do things such as skiing/snowboarding, hiking, running, biking, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The only thing that isn't worth the money is the parking on campus because it gets so pricey but the way around that is to take the light rail or busses because there are several stops around campus.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of intramurals and things posted in multiple buildings but generally the best place to look is in the PE building. There always seems to be something going on or something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The cafés around campus are generally quite good but the cool thing about this campus is that food trucks come and park on the main walkway and you can get restaurant food from them.

    Dorm Life

    It is a commuter campus so technically there are no dorms but they do have student apartments in downtown for Auraria Campus students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive and invested in your college experience. It will go by quickly even though it seems like a long time to be in school enjoy it a do extra curricular activities and you will have a great time.

    In three sentences

    It is an expanding campus with wonderful faculty. There are new buildings and growing opportunities. A wonderful and diverse place to learn.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Its in a metropolitan area. Don't take night classes without protection, but there is a night-ride available (look into this more online). Be cautious as with any standard situation.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of

    Clubs and Activities

    Check online or with your department of interest.

    Great for these types of students

    Take the lite rail and save your money on parking, eco-friendly and easy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sit under a tree at the Ninth Street Historic Park, soak in the sun 245 days a year

    Bang for the buck

    Use the library instead of buying books. I'm surprised a lot of people haven't picked up on this already. Some teachers offer calculators to borrow while in class. Use the tutoring centers for each department for help.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of events hosted on campus. Easy to access on the school calendar online. Downtown denver is full of events to check out on their webpage.

    Food and Dining

    Local restaurants within walking distance. Food also on campus, mostly fast food though.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but I haven't heard anything unusual about what to expect here at MSUD. Recommended for 1st years to get acquainted with college life and the denver area, but I'm not a 'dormy' type of person

    Academic Rigor

    This varies from teacher to teacher and how they grade you. There is no standard so prepare to listen to each teacher carefully, make sure the teacher knows who you are in your work and you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students that go to Metro often come into contact with students from other institutions and universities. Their are people from all walks of life here on campus providing a well-rounded perspective.

    In three sentences

    MSUD has just received university status as of 2013. It is located downtown on a campus shared by CUD and CCD (higher ed schools) completing what is called the Auraria Campus. Amenities include lite rail transportation, public library and easy access to food nearby.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Besides study, which can be fun on this campus, is meeting new people. There is great access to downtown which is a great place to find a coffee shop to hundleup in or meet friends or classmates to get homework done.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the heathier choices that are appearing on campus. Alfresco Greens, in the Tivoli is hands down the greatest place to eat. I also have enjoyed Food Truck Monday and many different options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I personally have no experience in the dorms. They have done a great job rebuilding a new apartment housing for students that is beautiful!

    Academic Rigor

    Many classes are a lot of work in a short amount of time. Depending on the degree, many classes are weekend and you only show up for four days total. The reading material can be intense and you have to be able to comprehend it. Other then that, if you apply yourself,

    Tips for prospective students

    Start your Financial Aid requirements months in advance or the semester before you graduate or transfer. Make sure all paperwork is signed and organized. Apply for scholarships!

    In three sentences

    Metropolitan State University of Denver is a great school. They offer lots of opportunities to students that allow them to succeed. I would rate them, on a scale of 1-10, an 8.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated and practical.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Great freshmen orientation.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Denver - Rockies and Broncos games. Camping just out of the city. A lot to do as it's in the city of Denver.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. Decide on a major before attending. Live at the Regency Student Housing.

    In three sentences

    Great student-teacher ratio. Clean, nice campus. WIsh they had more student housing options.

  • 03/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    On campus, i haven't attended any school functions.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to get food from known companies to a few new choices.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers know what they teaching and how to teach it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Give Metro a try, you will be impressed.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing, great layout once you learn it. From what I have heard the tuition cost are pretty reasonable.

  • 04/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    MSU Denver is located across the street from downtown Denver, and a short drive from the mountains. There are a ton of things to do around the school. Great food, great views, and great activities all around.

    Food and Dining

    There is always a variety of food and dining choices at MSU, including a lot of different coffee shop areas.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus and commute to school, therefore I do not have an opinion on dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    I believe that MSU Denver is very competitive in academics, yet not unbearable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask a lot of questions! Questions are essential to getting you where you need to go.

    In three sentences

    MSU Denver is an institution highly concerned with the advancement of students' knowledge in order to contribute to the world around them. Along with contributing to the world around, MSU Denver is very focused on expanding creativity and searching for new heights. The professors and staff at MSU Denver are very helpful, and it is obvious that they want you to succeed.