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Montana State University-Northern Reviews

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  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Student watch no centralized police but Havre Police is 5 blocks away. It is pretty quiet there other than an occasional drunk. No incidents when I was there.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Lacking clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Diesel Techs mainly then scientists and nurses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hilly, and quite some distance from the dorm to classes. You should leave 10-15 minutes early to get to class on time. Most professors will dock you if you're late.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper than the main campus but the school is much smaller overall. Not many fields but this is going to change over time. The new chancellor will be getting this school into the 21 century. This school was acquired by Montana State University, It was originally Northern Montana College.

    What to do for fun

    Bowl, billiards, talking to my friends, hanging out in my wing.

    Food and Dining

    It is like we was in high school, the food is not terrible just not very much of a selection unlike the main campus where you have 3 dining halls and 2 choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good, but the dorms are old. Now they are in the processes of being remodeled.

    Academic Rigor

    I had 2 difficult classes but I did well with them. The professors are flexible if you communicate with them, and the Student Success is there to help you with classes you are

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going to pursue Computer Science then you are better off going to Bozeman. Otherwise if you go there and transfer you will have about 40 credits of catch up classes to get the graduating requirements to enter into graduation school to pursue the Masters/Doctrine. The diesel tech is excellent however the nursing school is lacking according to other students who I talked to. This school will be better now they got a chancellor who will turn this school around like he did to prior schools he led.

    In three sentences

    It is in the middle of changes that will make this school better for students to attend. I enjoyed what I learned and one of my professors made his class both challenging and fun. Dr. Puisto proved to me that I can handle difficult classes and I give this school 4 of 5 starts.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I havent had an issues with safety here or heard of anyone who has

    Clubs and Activities

    There is one fraternity and they offer several things through out the school year

    Bang for the buck

    Northern is one of the cheaper Montana schools. I really feel like my money is well spent here.

    What to do for fun

    The school has a bowling alley on campus. There is also a bowling alley here in Havre that is open to the public and there is a movie theater. Its a great place for people who enjoy the outdoors (Camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, ect.) My Favorite thing of all though is, The Northern Ball which is held every spring semester

    Food and Dining

    I have eaten in the sub on occasion. The food is good and fairly priced

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms so I cannot comment in this area

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be hard depending on what your taking and how many credits you have for the semester. However, the instructors here are very helpful and very thorough. I think that they do want us as students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the Study skills class offered your first semester Find a job with flexible hours Don't overload you schedule

    In three sentences

    Northern is a good quality school. There are several opportunities offered here. All of the faculty are very helpful.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 3

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many activities at the Great Falls campus to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the SUB is good and the staff are awesome.

    Dorm Life

    Great Falls has no dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not easy, but very informative. I have taken two credit classes that are more work and harder than some of the three credit classes. In Education you have to fill out something called The Pact Handbook, it is long and to me a waste of time. This should be a class in itself and is just a Northern thing. You have to jump through many hoops in this program.

    Tips for prospective students

    The communication between the Havre campus and the Great Falls campus is not the best. I have gone through three different advisors since starting my classes. It has been difficult for not only the students, but also the Advisor themselves. Keep a copy of all paper work sent to Northern, with the date you sent it. They have a habit of losing paperwork. If you speak to someone document that also.

    In three sentences

    I am a Distant Learning student on the MSU Great Falls campus. The professors are knowledgeable, kind, and willing to help you. Overall, the experience has been good not great.