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  • 09/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 24 people found this review useful. 1 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsie people, out-of-state students, people who are laid back, people who don't mind the cold.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you can handle cold weather. Winters here get really cold for weeks at a time (we're talking sub-zero here). Be ready to balence school work with all the amazing outdoor activities that you are going to want to do.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that comparitivly to other state schools MSU is priced well. It is a little steep for out of state students but they offer a lot of great scholarships, grants, and loans. The finacial aid office is super friendly and helpful.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Bozeman. The campus is great everyone one is super friendly and helpful the same thing can be said about the town. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and amazing outdoor opportunities.

    Am learning a lot

    I've learned so much in all of my classes. Most of the classes after first semester are smaller so the teachers have more time to spend with each student and discussions ensue and are really helpful.

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy people, adventurous people, skiers, snowboarders, hikers, science students

    Tips for prospective students

    Come and visit! And ask questions during your visit. Also, be aware that it gets quite cold here, so you'll want warm clothes, and if you're not a snow and freezing temperatures person, you might not like it here. It is beautiful in the winter though!

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is amazing. The classes aren't huge, so it's easier to know a lot or all the people in your class, and it makes the professor and one-on-one time more accessible, which is a big plus. You are also provided with so many resources: the library has a person for pretty much every department who can help you do research or find what you're looking for, there's a Math Learning Center if you need more help in math, there's a Writing Center so you can have someone edit your papers and help you develop ideas and write better. I'm an out-of-state student as well, but I think MSU is definitely worth the money. I do like living on campus, but it's definitely cheaper to live off-campus, and it's definitely preferable to always eating the residence hall food.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love living in Bozeman. It's a great town and the campus is lovely, and it's really easy to find fun things to do. There's a lot of outdoor activities and fun places to explore and new things to try, and most people are very friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes here are amazing. Most professors are really flexible with office hours and love to have students stop by, which is so great. They are such good resources to take advantage of. They also push you to your limits and make you really think about what you know and what you're learning, which makes it that much better.

  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any and all don't be afraid to be yourself Bozeman welcomes all types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check us out you will not be disappointed.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is worth every penny, and I'm an out of state student. This college is defently worth its weight in gold.

    Am enjoying being here

    In Bozeman you can be sure you will never be bored, this college campus has something going on all the time. You can be as involved as you want there is something for everyone. From the 130 different clubs and organizations your sure to find your nitch at this College.

    Am learning a lot

    The Class sizes at MSU are awesome, if you want one on one teacher to student time, MSU has it. Your professors really care about the students and are more then willing to do what it takes to make sure you succeed. Don't ever be afraid to ask these professors anything.

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Out-doorsy people, people who are used to sub-zero temperatures, people who like to ride bikes(transportation system is not good).

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for great research or internship opportunities this is the place to be. Montana State is within the Nation's top tier for this! If you are a minority this would be a great place to go if interesting in the hard sciences, math, engineering, etc. But I would also like to add that with the past few years MSU lost about 9 million in funding. This is significant because programs across campus have been cut completely, some altered(budget cuts), some merged into other programs, and some may lose all funding in 2012.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for in-state is great for a public university, however other public institutions in Montana have lower tuition rates. Also keep in mind, the tuition is going up each year. With that being said, this tuition is worth it if you are in the Engineering Department or Agricultural Department.

    Did enjoy being here

    The area is great if you are into the outdoors (skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, etc). Nightlife is okay. Shopping is not promising. Downtown is good.

    Did learn a lot

    Class sizes are generally small which is good! Most professors are great for meeting up on a one-to-one basis for additional help. If not, there are also the T.A.'s and that may be a hit or miss.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we have our own campus police and we also have emergency phones stationed throughout the campus. also, msu campus is very well lit and you can always call 24/7 for a police escort if you don't feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's something for everyone, no matter what your interest might be!

    What to do for fun

    there's lots to do for fun around the great community of bozeman, mt in which msu is located. there are 3 ski mountains in the area, as well as lots of outdoor activity access. there's also checking out the historic downtown for shopping and dining. we also have a movie theater and a mall.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! getting involved no matter where you go to school is important and will make your college experience that much more remember able and fulfilling.

    In three sentences

    montana state provides great hands-on research opportunity for all of it's students. it also has a very warm and friendly community that surrounds the college and that is also very involved with the school. msu has been a very wonderful experience for me so far!

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    MSU is a great school, especially for engineering, architecture, film and agriculture. If any of those fields interest you, appy!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus one in the fall or summer and once in the winter. It will give you a chance to see what Montana winters are like. If you decide to come here, take your studies seriously freshman year and don't live over in the Hedges....they are not a good learning environment.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is a little steep if you don't qualify for the WUE, but prices are huge everywhere. The point is to go where YOU want to go. Montana State is worth every overcharged penny.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love MSU! It is a beautiful campus, the people are awesome and I wish everyone could find a college match as absolutely specacular as mine.

    Am learning a lot

    No doubt, I am learning a ton! The vacations are longer: Winter break is 17-Jan11 and summer starts May 5. Despite these relatively short semesters, the professors pile on the homework and I think that they truly care about theit students.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they have police escorts for people walking on campus late at night! they are there to help!

    Greek Life

    go for it! you meet all kinds of awesome people, and the community service programs look great on a resume!

    Clubs and Activities

    ask an ra what kind of clubs could be for you. chances, are if you like something, msu has a club for you!

    Great for these types of students

    montana state has things to do for everyone! whether you're looking for fun, an academic challenge, or if you're a ski/snowboarder junkie, montana state university is the place to be.

    Bang for the buck

    be sure to go to the garage soup shack! they have awesome eats for super cheap! don't forget to grab a free coupon book at the msu bookstore at the beginning of each semester! you can save lots with all the coupons in those little books!

    What to do for fun

    go outside and do something! there is so much to do: cross country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, ice climbing, sledding, hiking, biking, roadies, swimming (float the river, or chico's or bozeman hot springs), hanging out downtown, or camping(tons of places to do all these things). or if you like indoor activities, try shopping at the mall, going to a movie at the cinema, trying some local cuisine, hitting the msu gym (try the rock-climbing wall, racquetball courts, or pool) or checking out the museum of the rockies just a short walk away from campus!

    Food and Dining

    hannon dining hall has the best food! johnstone is second for best food, and third is miller. believe what i say, thank me later. i typically go to hannon, if you're going to eat food, let it be good food.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life at montana state is well-worth the money you pay to live there! your social life is so much more diverse if you live around other people going to msu. you meet so many people, and you can learn a lot from talking to your dorm mates, ra(resident adviser), and you you'll have more chances to develop friendships for the future. if you want a little more peace and quiet, go for the all-girls hannon or hapner dorms, or the all-guys langford. if you want more of a party-like atmosphere, go for either north or south hedges, or roskie. if you want a cool place to be go for anywhere in or around the johnstone center(lots of older students live there). if you're more academic-based, go for the quads (a lot of honors program students live there). whatever you do, choose the one that suits who you are and what you want from dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    you don't earn a degree at montana state for nothing! the professors want to see what you can do with the skills you have. they are understanding and will help you out specifically if you just ask, but they really want you to be challenged in college so you're better prepared for what you're going to get after college in the working world. just remember, academic rigor becomes more challenging as you move forward with your major. be ready for it, and learn early how to properly manage your time. also know that your professors want you to succeed just as much as you want to get an 'a'! do the best you can, try not to be stressed, utilize what you learned in high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) get involved! be sure to go to catapalooza at the beginning of fall semester, one of the biggest events on campus. catapalooza takes place right in the center of campus, and has tons of booths with free stuff, info about clubs, sororities, frats, job opportunities and more! it is the perfect time to meet new people and discover everything msu has to offer you for the year! 2) find out what classes require you to be present as part of a grade. not all the professors tell you if your grade is partially determined by particpation or class attendance, so be sure you figure that out before you decide to use your new-found college freedom to hit some fresh powder on the slopes! 3) try not to procrastinate. if you do your homework sooner, the less time you'll spend racking your brain to write your paper at the last minute, and the more time you'll have later for your social life.

    In three sentences

    the campus is set in a beautifully breathtaking area, surrounded by mountains, blue skies, and golden sun-rays. montana state university offers a wide range of exciting majors and classes, taught by witty and understanding professors, for all types of interests; in fact, many of the classes take place in the outdoors! recreational programs, both outdoors and indoors, burst from the seams, providing activities for everyone to enjoy.

  • 01/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 8 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am a freshmen at MSU and this is the most accessible Town! If you love the outdoors, but don't want to be, In the middle of nowhere, MSU is a great choice. I am an Agriculture student (MSU is well-known for this area of study) and I think that the facilities are first-rate. Bozeman is completely accessible by a free bus system, so there is no need for a vehicle in town. This town is also full of very friendly open people who are PASSIONATE about their town, state, and open lands! If you are interested in a great college with amazing opportunities for outdoor pursuits, Montana State in Bozeman is an excellent choice.

  • 04/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 9 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    MSU has a very good Biology department. Their language department is good, and is growing with new languages being added, but regarding linguistic diversity, it is lacking a bit. I have also heard very good things about the Anthropology department, as it's smaller so students have a unique opportunity to be in smaller classes and learn material they otherwise wouldn't in a large, lecture-hall type setting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do research before applying anywhere, and make sure it's where you want to go. MSU is a great school, but it has a limited amount of degrees and lacks a certain modern edge (though it does seem to be catching up). Not to mention the weather in Montana is often enough to drive students nuts; Some can't handle 9 months of winter cold, so make sure you can without sacrificing your studies. And if it's an option, absolutely try to live and work here to gain residency before enrolling. You'll save yourself a bunch of money, and get more than you paid for in educational quality.

    Bang for the buck

    The overall cost of attendance for MSU is quite good if you are paying in-state tuition prices (which I am). However it is a bit high for out of state attendees. My suggestion is to live here, work for a year to gain residency, and then enroll so as to get the most out of every dollar you pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is clean, the people are friendly, and the staff is willing to help you every step of the way. Though certain facilities are older, they're well-kept so they aren't dumpy, just aged.

    Am learning a lot

    Though I am only enrolled part time, MSU's language department is extremely well structured, with it's professors being knowledgeable and approachable. If ever there is a misunderstanding within the curriculum, the professors will make time to meet with you, and make sure you understand the material.

  • 10/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 10 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Like most Universities, there are specific degree programs that are more popular than others. At Montana State, these are Engineering and Architecture as well as degrees in Applied Sciences. However, because there is such a strong inclination towards engineering, for example, there are other academic programs that have to be prestigious in order to produce competent engineers. For instance I am a pre-med student and this semester I am taking General Chemistry 141, Integrative Physiology 185, Statistics 216, and University Band and am loving every single one of these classes! If you are at all interested in a degree specifically in the math and science fields then MSU Bozeman is the school for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    When you go to apply for any college, there is a TON of information that you need to keep track of. My advice is once you have narrowed down your choices, make a folder and call it your COLLEGE ADMISSION FOLDER and keep EVERY important document regarding you impending admission to college so that you will never have to wonder where a certain document or an important piece of information is. Also, don't stress, because this is the best time you will ever have! :)

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a tough ordeal at any college you may attend. But, there is a reason why you are reading my review on the SCHOLARSHIP website. Seriously, take advantage of any scholarship oppurtunities that come your way. Also, there are jobs in town and on campus that are perfect for college students. So, do the most you can to get scholorships and let your grades take care of the rest when you have that perfect job that will take care of your possible remaining student loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    Bozeman and Montana are both amazing. I was born in Great Falls, MT and lived in Fort Benton, MT until I was 17 when I applied for Montana State. I was a ski instructor all through high school and obviously I have continued my passion for skiing down here. There is definitely a reason why the slogan for Montana State University-Bozeman is Mountains and Minds. It's like that one commercial said, Try it, you'll like it!

    Am learning a lot

    I walk out of class feeling competent and accomplished in my field of study. My homework and studying keeps me actively engaged in the material that I am learning so that I not only excel on test scores but also have a fundamental understanding for years to come.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People interested in the outdoors: There's near world-class skiing/snowboarding opportunities at 3 different mountains here within a 45 minute drive! Yellowstone National Park is a short drive away as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity out there! Get involved with programs early on, even if you're not sure that you're all that interested in them. Talk to upper-level instructors as a freshman and get to know them (you'll thank me later). Go to info sessions on studying abroad, orientation leaders, and the sorts.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU has so many great opportunities and is well-known for its engineering program and NASA-related work. To pay what you're paying here for this good of a school is pure luck.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great, as long as you don't mind Montana weather. There are tons of student groups that you can get involved with, and most of the classes are small enough that by the end of the semester, you get to know many of the kids in your classes and in your college or major. It really helps!

    Am learning a lot

    I'm only a freshman, so I'm taking Core classes that seem to be at times repetitive of high school. Once the school year progressed, the learning curve increased and so did my grades--I became more interested in the in-depth information. Most of the instructors really know the material, even the TA/GTA student instructors.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bozeman certainly has a unique personality, with some funky traditions. For example, one exciting tradition is the undie-run. Hundreds of students will strip down to there underwear or swimsuits and race in a one-mile fun run. Brrr!

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman has endless possibilities for fun, especially for those who like a little adventure. There's hiking, biking, skiing, running, fishing, hunting, shopping, and just about anything else you can think of. And one of the best parts about all these activities is you can almost always find another motivated person or persons to go enjoy it with you!

    Food and Dining

    Montana State University's food options may not be the best-of-the-best, but options are certainly available and if you need anything in particular, they will make it available to you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life if fun and very social! There's dorms and floors with themes so if you'd like to be surrounded by other outdoor enthusiasts, architectural students, or whatever it is you're looking for, you can find your place!

    Academic Rigor

    School is what you make of it, and Montana State University can certainly offer you rigorous courses, especially in the sciences. One of the great things the university offers is help centers for many of the courses. So, if you find yourself in a particularly hard math class, for example, you can go to the math help center and get as much support as you need!

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest challenge new students will find, in my opinion, is the balance between play time and study time. In Bozeman, the options for play time has an exhausting list and it can be easy to blow off school work. Be aware of this, and try develop some kind of schedule that can maximize your fun-time without sacrificing your grades.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University has a very inspiring feel to it. Not only am I surrounded by motivated learners on a daily basis, I am also surrounded by intriguing landscapes that constantly reward my efforts. I've found my niche in the Earth Sciences program, and am enthusiastic to learn all I can.

  • 10/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    All of the teachers here have been helpful, and it is obvious they enjoy teaching.

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    engineers, nursing, outdoorsy

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in clubs, there are some really cool thing happening on campus, like the Engineers Without Borders club going to Kenya to set up wells to help provide clean drinking water.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a comparatively cheap college, especially for students that are in-state or are using the western student exchange program

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a relatively small town, with great opportunities for outdoor recreation.

    Am learning a lot

    It is a really good college, especially if you are in the college of engineering, and the college of business is very good as well.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus no matter how late at night I walk around. Granite you shouldn't be out at night by yourself. But on the occasional nights when I have a meeting, I feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    The swing dancing is definitely fun! They do it every Friday night at the SOB Barn.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! What I love about this school is it's about WHO you are not what you wear or how you look.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each dorm has a traditional event, which you MUST go to. Every event is different and most are for charity, so you get to have fun while supporting an organization!

    Bang for the buck

    Although it is one of the pricier schools in Montana the classes are not that big. I had one class that only had 16 students in because they wanted it to be more personal and have your voice be heard. I love that! Most colleges the size of this school would just pack as many people as they can in a class. Of course the lecture courses are a lot bigger, but in most of the other classes they are personal and you get to meet a lot of great people that way.

    What to do for fun

    Again go to as many of the campus or dorm events as you can.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty decent for being dorm food. If you get bored with one hall, go to another. It's fun to rotate which dinning hall you go to. They each serve different things, which is really nice compared to eating ramen noodles every night!

    Dorm Life

    Get involved! I joined RHA (Resident Hall Association), they are always doing events! It's a great chance for you to meet new people from your dorm or from other dorms. There's always something going on, I definitely recommend going to the events as much as possible, even if the event is being held at another dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes give you a bit of a challenge and others don't. But all in all make sure you take the right classes and don't bite off more than you can chew.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to talk to your professor or your advisor. They're to help! & they are very understanding as well.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing campus! With a great staff and students! I fell in love with the campus and the school itself.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 133

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    montana has just about everything, except an ocean. within thirty miles are three ski resorts and several mountain ranges. there are several rivers for fishing, mountains for hunting, skiing, biking, hiking, and a very large lake nearby for plenty of summer swimming, boating and fishing.

    Food and Dining

    excellent dining options here at msu. there are three full service cafeterias, and several places to get a quick bite to eat. the food is good, with a lot of healthy eating choices, including gluten free.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are clean, safe, secure, and fun. there is no better environment for a first year college student to come into and live in than the msu dorms, and there is nothing but opportunity to meet new people and develop new relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    courses range from difficult to less, but no matter the course, there is plenty of self reward for your effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    attend class, and join an extracurricular activity. there are ample amount of opportunities out there available to anyone, and you will make friends within the hour you are settled in here.

    In three sentences

    montana state is an open, fun loving university that provides an excellent academic environment. there is a vast disversity in the people that attend and the courses offered. the university itself is set in one of the most beautiful montana landscapes imagineable.

  • 01/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    there are many different clubs for almost very interet and the people in clubs are very nice and helpful. if there isnt a club for your interest then it is pretty easy to start a new club.

    What to do for fun

    bozeman is a great place to live if you like the outdoors. there is a numerous amount of outdoor events to do. if not then you better like to drink.

    Food and Dining

    the dining halls have a great variety of food including options for vegetarians and those with allergies. there is always something that you will want to eat because they also have burgers or a sandwich bar.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms offer a lot of great activities to do with new people and have various, fun competitions. you also have to share a bathroom with a least 15 other people and you have just a little space for yourself.

    Academic Rigor

    msu is a great place to study especially for those interested in the fields of science. all of your specific classes will be small and allow for a better learning environment. msu also has some very state of the art buildings which are really nice to have.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never felt anything less than 100% secure

    Greek Life

    i will never do that, but friends say it is wonderful

    Clubs and Activities

    loads for every interest

    Great for these types of students

    ski bums, music tech heads, art graphic design prospects

    Bang for the buck

    for such a cheap school, you know what you are getting from the great staff.

    What to do for fun

    bozeman is the greatest town ever. the people are the best yo could meet, and the music is fantastic. the skiing and snowboarding are really great here living by so many ski resorts.

    Food and Dining

    food is good for what it is, if a little overpriced at times.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is good i hear, and i have visited a few times, but never stayed in the dorms myself.

    Academic Rigor

    i am working 32 hours a week with 12 credit hours and don't sleep or have friends. overall the best time ever regardless.

    Tips for prospective students

    study piano and hardcore music theory beforehand. the first year is hard.

    In three sentences

    great staff and good people for the most part. the only thing is that the music technology department especially and the music department overall is way underfunded. the music dept. is getting more funds for a bigger marching band next year, but music technology always seems a little underrated, when i am having the time of my life.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are blue lights placed across campus to help. There are also tons of lights everywhere and the university has its own police department.

    Greek Life

    Pretty bad. There is nothing superb about it. They have parties but other than that aren't big at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds. Whatever you are interested in you can find it. Medieval club, fencing, chess, IEEE, Engineers Without Borders, etc...

    Great for these types of students

    Great for outdoorsy people. Great for people who love random weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are tons you just need to come to figure them out. For example egg jousting is fun. There is also a date auction which is super popular.

    Bang for the buck

    It truly is a nice school. Everyone is nice and willing to help. To put it simply it is a pretty large school with a small campus feel.

    What to do for fun

    Swing dancing, parties,etc... Lots of outdoorsy things such as rock climbing, bouldering, ice climbing, biking, lots of skiing. There is something for everyone to do here... except maybe go shopping.

    Food and Dining

    Not superb but not terrible. They are revamping it supposedly. They just renovated some of them so they look super cool.

    Dorm Life

    There are weekly activities which are put on by each individual hall. Go there and meet tons of people. Also, get to know your Resident Adviser they are there to help you out.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics aren't super terrible just make sure you sit down and do your homework. They don't overload you with much so just do what you are assigned right away. Procrastination will kill you.

    Tips for prospective students

    They start placing people into the residence halls as soon as March so sign up early for housing in order to get the placement you want. Make sure to ask questions because everyone is willing to answer but they won't really double check to make sure everyone is doing fine. Talk to your professors.

    In three sentences

    It is a nice, homey town. Everyone here is really nice. Definitely go here if you like the outdoors.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is as safe as it gets. Watch out for bears and mountain lions in the mountains. That's it.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life, but it is not as prevalent as at other schools. A couple sororities and fraternities are amazing though.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can imagine. Honors societies, environmental issues, engineers without borders, sports clubs, gaming clubs, charity volunteers, etc. And if it doesn't already exist, making an official club is easy.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors enthusiasts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For homecoming every year, hundreds of people participate in a race around campus in school-colored underwear, usually in the snow.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a semi-rural state school and it gives you the best education you could hope for. And most graduates are incredibly well-rounded since they had to make time to get in their outdoor recreation time. The faculty is wonderful and the class sizes are smaller than you see at many other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Get out and hike, ski, hunt, fish, raft, float, ice skate, etc. anywhere in the surrounding area. You will have no shortage of people to accompany you. There are also some inexpensive cooking classes as well as recreational trips associated with the university. Going to Yellowstone is popular. Sports event in the cold are awesome since you have to get really into them to keep warm! Intramural sports are also great. You don't have to have any experience; just be ready to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is as good as you can expect for dorm food and there are quite a few options.

    Dorm Life

    They help you network early on so that you have a good awareness of your peer group. The RAs are awesome and well equipped to help you with any problems you could possibly have. The rooms are a little small, but if you embrace it you'll have tons of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm in Chemical Engineering, which many people consider the hardest major on campus, and I still find time to do other things and have time to myself. If you're motivated, you can get any degree you want here. If you want an extra challenge, you can definitely find it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early on in clubs and organizations even if you feel like you need some time to acclimate. It's worth it. Also if you don't like the snow or cold, you probably shouldn't come here. We get a ton of both.

    In three sentences

    It's a great place for outdoor recreation fanatics. Easy to network between majors for a well-rounded, fun group of people. Faculty almost always eager to go the extra mile to help you succeed.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is ample skiing, climbing, running, biking, kayaking, fishing, etc. around Bozeman. If you're into the outdoors, look no further than MSU. What Bozeman lacks in culture it makes up for in the sheer depth of it's mountains and rivers. There isn't much for live entertainment in town, so prepare to travel if you're wanting to see shows.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria service at MSU is decent. Hannon Hall and the Student Union serve up the best variety and food, while the North and South Hedges cafeteria feels more like feeding time at the zoo during major meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are comfortable, but still dorms. Some of the dorms have recently seen renovations though, and there is certainly no lack of excitement to be had in Roskie Hall and North and South Hedges.

    Academic Rigor

    They say education is what you make of it, and this is certainly true at MSU. Their is truly no limit to the progress you can make if you're willing to engage in every resource the university has to offer.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get in touch with MSU today if you're interested in any of the areas of study or programs they offer. For engineers and architects, this school is excellent. They also offer a wide range of agricultural studies.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University was my first and only choice for undergraduate studies. The school is strong in its academics, but excels at being a place where one can lead a balanced life in study and play. I've enjoyed every bit of my experiences at MSU and would recommend the school to anyone looking for a great education in a wonderful community.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police around campus pretty much all the time, and stationed at intervals are emergency call boxes. You can also call and ask to be escorted if you have a late class. I read the crime reports every weekend, and I never really hear about anything bad. Just stupid college stuff for the most part. I feel really safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's always something fun going on! And there's bound to be a club for everyone. They also have a really easy way to form a new club if you don't find the one you're looking for. The clubs tend to be pretty small though, which I don't like as much.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite places on campus is the Leigh Lounge, which is basically just a big room with a fireplace, filled with comfy couches and chairs that people go take a nap in. The best place to go during hot months is the EPS building, or the engineering building with the rotating noodle. It's the best air conditioned place, and it has an awesome huge touch screen that you can use for the internet, to view student projects, or use google earth.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU has great programs in all of their offered majors along with significant research opportunities and tuition is really relatively cheap. There's so much MSU has to offer. It's really hard not to find something that you'd like to take part in.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoorsy stuff, of course. There are some really great trails that lead right into the mountains about a half mile from campus. They're literally some of the most beautiful sites I've ever seen. I love taking a nice bike ride around town, or through the parks past the hospital. Fly fishing, skiing/snowboarding, rafting, horseback riding, and lots of other activities are also really popular. Downtown is almost always buzzing with activity too. It's not busy, but there's pretty much always something going on, whether it's a festival, or the farmer's market, or local music in a cafe, there's lots of inexpensive things to do. If you're more into the party scene, the local fraternities and sororities usually have something fun, like black light parties, foam parties, etc. And, naturally, there's a TON of campus activities going on all the time! Football/sports games, the fitness center is awesome (the whole thing is practically brand new), the rec center in the Strand Union Building is really cool, they have video games, bowling, movies, and an arcade.

    Food and Dining

    The food, for the most part, was pretty decent. It's still dorm food, so you can't really have that high of expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. There's 3 dining halls on campus: Hannon, which has the best quality food (especially at mealtimes, other times it's not so great and there's virtually nothing to choose from), Langford, with decent food but is open late, and Miller, which has pretty good food and by far the widest selection throughout the day. They keep the dining halls really neat, and they look relatively modern, especially Miller, which they recently renovated. Miller also has a circular sphere, so it has the best views. I'd say it's my favorite of the three.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were awesome. They are well-kept and up to date, there's always opportunities to meet people, and MSU does a great job of facilitating fun activities. The downside that I didn't like was that they don't have air conditioning and some of them don't have carpeting. They also have a new dorm called the Freshmen Apartments. I stayed in them but I don't think I'd recommend it. I didn't know any of my neighbors, I was a 10 min walk from campus and dining halls, and we had to buy a dining pass even though we had a kitchen. On the plus side though, I had 4 other roommates that I loved and got really close to, and we had an apartment all to ourselves. Beware of the internet though. They have a lot of bugs to figure out with the wifi. It's best in classrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    One of MSU's great traits is that it's a big school with small class sizes, which is always a plus. Mostly only first and second year classes are bigger, but I don't think there are any bigger than 300. All of mine in the engineering department are less than 50 (most less than 30), excluding core classes. Mostly, it's as difficult as you make it. The classes are relatively easy or difficult depending on what you're good at, but the professors are awesome. They're always around to help out with difficult material, or if you're really good at the subject, they're a great source for advanced work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore your potential major(s) before attending college. You have to declare a major at orientation, and it's a bit frustrating to change. MSU, like pretty much every school out there, has a fairly regimented course schedule for majors. They're all supposed to take 4 years. Also, MSU takes pretty much all AP credit, so take as many as you can to get all of your core classes out of the way. One of the most common complaints for underclassmen is having to repeat certain courses. If you need it though, make sure you take it. It's a bad idea to skip something unless you're comfortable with it. College isn't like high school where you can learn it and then forget it. Everything you learn builds on the knowledge before it, so make sure you get it down and right the first time.

    In three sentences

    Not too big, not too small, MSU has virtually all of the advantages of a major university without many of the disadvantages. It is extremely affordable, both the cost of living in Bozeman and because of generous scholarship opportunities. Bozeman is also by far the most gorgeous place I've ever seen.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe point balnk period.

    Clubs and Activities

    The football enviornment is amazing

    Great for these types of students

    Lots of Things to do

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The sub has everything you will need

    Bang for the buck

    School is amazing

    What to do for fun

    Ski, hike, snow board, Yellowstone, STUDY.

    Food and Dining

    Amazing food on and off campus

    Dorm Life

    Meet lots of friends who will become friends for life!

    Academic Rigor

    All classes are small and one on one education is better here then any other school I have gone to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn, and NEVER miss a class!

    In three sentences

    GREAT COLLEGE, Learn, meet, explore. Whatever you want a college to be Montana State is the place to go. I have learned to act like a true student, and value education here. Its worth all my time and effort.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Really safe campus, I always walk my girlfriend home at night time, but just because I wouldn't be able to live with myself if something did happen.

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs and activities going on all the time just have to find the one that suites you!

    Great for these types of students

    all kinds, especially engineering student!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of great art work around campus to check out, and the mountains all around are just amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    Really good price for a great school, only complaint is how much it cost for room and board, but only have to live on campus yours first year, so not too bad.

    What to do for fun

    hit the slopes, go to the rec. center on campus (bowling, billiards, other games), go to the movies, have dances a lot, and get late night bites with friends!

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is dining hall food, but there is an amulet bar every morning in Miller dining hall that is extremely delicious, they make amulets, and eggs to order every morning. Lunch and dinner are average i would say.

    Dorm Life

    Well the dorm life isn't bad, mostly quiet at nights, and enough room to live comfortably, but the beds are rough and bathrooms are average. The laundry room is in the basement in my dorm (North) which is really nice, but sometimes all the machines are full, so if there were some more put in that would be nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I probably didn't study as much as i should have, but there is definitely challenging work ahead, and my first semester wasn't a walk in the park..

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for housing EARLY! I live in North and its a little dated, but is connected to dining hall which is really nice during the winter. It does get pretty cold in Bozeman, so bring plenty of warm clothing for winter time, recommend snowboarding or skiing the slopes are great, and my favorite place to eat is the garage, they have great burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, soups, and aren't very expensive! Great place for a casual date or to go with friends if your getting tired of the dinning hall food! Kathy makes the best amulets in miller for breakfast, so i recommend North, or South Hedges if you want a great breakfast everyday!

    In three sentences

    Beautiful, beautiful campus, the foot ball field is awesome, GO CATS! Lots of really nice people, dorms are a little small but very livable, they gym is high caliber! Overall been a great experience for me!

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I window shop, drive around, spend time with friends and do random things with them.

    Food and Dining

    The dinning halls are average and some stuff is better than the others. The other food things on campus are good.

    Dorm Life

    I have enjoyed living in the dorm being close to my classes and on campus all the time. Some of the dorms have been remodeled and look nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at the university are great. Most of the classes are fun and some can be challenging but you can get through them. The teachers are nice and willing to help you succeed any way possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for the scholarships you are more likely to get accepted figure out housing and also get better scholarships. Stay on top of your classes try not to fall behind in then if you do it is a step climb to get back to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    I really like the living options that are offered on campus. The tutoring program that is offered through the university is nice since you get two free hours a week. I would not want to change where I am going to school it is nice to be in the open air.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    MSU is best for science majors, in particular for engineers. We have wonderful facilities but lack for any other field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask around about your TA's if you have the opportunity of choosing one. A TA will make or break a class for you. Also ask about the personality of each dorm. Don't ask your tour guide though as they are required to say nice things. Each dorm is very different and being placed in the wrong one can make life difficult. Walk around and ask students hanging out in the lobby.

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's pretty expensive for out-of-state, so if that's you check out all the scholarships possible. Look into the Distinction Scholarship.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The school is really research orientated, and is one of the best architecture schools in the country. Outdoorsy students will fit right in, there are so many outdoor opportunities in the area that it takes more than one year to do them all!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a cold winter, but the skiing is so good that you hardly notice the cold! The people are extremely nice and friendly, making new friends and leaving your comfort zone is easy.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a little expensive for out of state students, but programs like WUE make it more manageable.

    Am enjoying being here

    Bozeman is BEAUTIFUL! The people are so nice and the area offers so much natural beauty and fun for all seasons.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes feel intimate, even though some are very large. The professors want to get to know you and help you out. I felt like I learned more freshman year than in all of high school, both school related, as well as socially!

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Again, definitely an outdoorsy community with most big city amenities, but it does get cold and snowy and school is never canceled.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your professors and get out to Hyalite when you can.

    Bang for the buck

    This is difficult to determine at this point in my career. I made it to graduate school so it looks like it was worth it thus far!

    Did enjoy being here

    Overall, Bozeman is paradise if you enjoy the outdoors and a laid-back environment. Also, if you love dogs, it's a great place to live!

    Did learn a lot

    MSU was my only choice for college, though I am not unhappy with that choice. Most of the faculty were very helpful and, if you should some initiative, they really would go out of there way to help you learn material.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a small town atmosphere with big city college possibilities then check out their website. The opening picture still looks amazing to me every time.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state expenses hurt at first, but once I'm a resident for a year it will be worth the money.

    Will enjoy being here

    Beautiful scenery and a nice college town sound great.

    Will learn a lot

    I've researched the College of Business here extensively and found it to be a part of the best in the country.

  • 12/11/2011

    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 with high ACT/SAT scores who don't have the means to pay for the higher-priced institutions

    Bang for the buck

    MSU offers plenty of scholarships, especially for students with higher ACT/SAT scores, which would definitely make it worth it to attend

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is very nice, and the proximity to multiple excellent ski resorts is a bonus

    Will learn a lot

    After visiting I was impressed with the engineering faculty and the campus in general

  • 12/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Montana State is really good for anyone who loves the outdoors and is a very by the book learner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose a school that you will like. It will make the year and homework even more enjoyable. It is a lot easier to be focussed and want to get work done when you enjoy what you are doing and where you are.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education and compared to other schools in the country it is less expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a beautiful place.

    Am learning a lot

    The architecture program here is very intense and you are challenged to learn a lot in class but even more on your own.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Skiing and snowboarding!!

    Food and Dining

    Food selections are not appealing.

    Dorm Life

    Hallways and bathrooms are cold in the mornings and at night.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes! It's a lot colder starting in September than I would have imagined.

    In three sentences

    This school has a great blend of academic rigor in a friendly relaxed environment. Professors are approachable and helpful. I would highly recommend this school.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    pi fi for life. stay away from sigma chi.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything you can think of, they have. i recommend swing dancing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    go to the hedgehog, a lot. its cheap and worth it. and stop by the sub every few days, everyone always eats there if they dont have to eat in the dining halls

    What to do for fun

    anything you can think of outdoors

    Food and Dining

    not bad for food in a dining hall at college

    Dorm Life

    awesome if you are in the right dorm

    Academic Rigor

    not terrible, keeps you on your toes

    Tips for prospective students

    love outdoors.

    In three sentences

    amazing.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i hunt and fish in the area.

    Food and Dining

    the food is not bad - but it gets old after a few months.

    Dorm Life

    the activities are good and the staff very helpful. the environment is great for learning.

    Academic Rigor

    the engineering program is great and the staff and students are very helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    this a great school - make sure you are involved in something to keep you involved.

    In three sentences

    it is a great university with a lot of activites for students. the academics are good and the staff is very caring. the students are dedicated and helpful.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Arts, Engineering, Business, Architecture, Medicine

    What to do for fun

    Go outside! Three ski hills within a couple hours' drive and great hiking or biking trails all over Bozeman. Check out a football or basketball game for free/cheap with a student ID card.

    Food and Dining

    Avoid the dining on the west side of campus if you can. Generally the specialty meal days are all right, however the school is a bit lacking in variety and there are no fast-food venues on campus - all the shops in the food court are owned by the university and will feed you basically the same food that is in the cafeteria that day.

    Dorm Life

    Good sense of community in many of the dorms, however the Resident Advisors seem to run a very tight schedule and can be difficult to track down for questions/advice/etc.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors expect excellence from their students, however, if you talk to them most are willing to meet you halfway. They are generally willing to help, especially if you display interest in the class. Participation is a must!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a look at all the degrees offered, and don't be afraid to explore! If you're not sure, try several different types of classes, or plow through your CORE credits.

    In three sentences

    Although it's a small school, MSU offers a lot of great programs and a great emphasis on research. The tuition is very reasonable, the recreation is fantastic, and the student body is welcoming. All-around a good choice if you know what you want out of your school.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Montana State University has their own police department on campus. The officers only patrol campus and take care of campus issues. Along with that there are emergency phones in many locations across campus that you can use anytime you need to contact UPD.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities that you can join. Recruiting begins in the fall of each year.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said there are intramurals you can join. Also there are over 244 clubs affiliated with MSU that you can join. This doesn't include off campus activities you can become a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student can fit in at MSU, you just have to have an open mind and be willing to dive into what Bozeman and Montana State University have to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many art galleries on campus you can go visit and they usually have a new exhibit each month. Football is a huge thing in Montana and especially at MSU. The Cat/Griz game is the most looked forward to game all year long. There's also the Undie Run and many other campus-wide activites.

    Bang for the buck

    Montana State University could probably lower their fees slightly and still make enough money and in turn gain more students since they'll actually be able to afford the school. Also out of state tuition is pretty outrageous, but that's the way it is almost anywhere anymore I guess.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do in the Bozeman area. There are two different ski resorts: Big Sky and Bridger Bowl. It's an outdoor place: you can hike, bike, swim, fish, float the river or just head out and play any game you want. There are intramurals you can join. School spirit is big at MSU, especially for football. The downtown area is great entertainment as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is not as bad as you'd think for having to serve thousands of students every day. There's many options for those looking to eat healthier, vegetarian or just looking for something different. They also work with you if you have food allergens.

    Dorm Life

    Certain facilities are kind of small, but with the right attitude and organization it works perfectly. There's a hall for every single person. Also the Resident Advisers and Resident Directors work with you to help you with whatever it is you may need during your stay on campus your first (or second, third or fourth) year on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    At Montana State University they really strive to challenge you but at the same time they provide you with the resources to overcome those challenges and in turn learn so much and grow as a person.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely suggest visiting campus and taking a tour whether it's an MSU Friday or if you actually call and set up an individual appointment. Also be prepared for a difficult but great experience your freshman year. It's much different than high school, but so much better on so many levels.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a large university that has many colleges within. Within each college they care about each individual student and their success within the program. MSU has a great location, great programs, and great opportunities for everyone.

  • 03/30/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    I think the restaurants in Bozeman are very high quality. I have been to a few and most of them are very good. The on-campus dining is something I am not so sure about.

    Dorm Life

    Many of my friends say that the dorms are very nice at MSUB. One problem I see with them is that they are too expensive though. I think that I will most likely be living off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave five stars simply because I do not know completely the academic rigor. My friends very much like their teachers however, and do not think that classes are too impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at tuition costs before applying. I would also advise to apply for many scholarships. Lastly I would say that math is important at MSUB, and because of this I would suggest taking algebra 2 in high school.

    In three sentences

    I think Montana State Bozeman looks like a great school to attend. I am currently studying at a college that I am not enjoying, but I am planning on transferring to Bozeman soon. I do not know what to rate Bozeman as I have not attended yet.

  • 04/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety.

    What to do for fun

    Go skiing in Bridger.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not very good.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very loud and restrictive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not procrastinate when you look for scholarships or housing.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a wonderful school. It does not offer a very wide range of majors, but those that it does offer a very good. I really enjoy attending this university.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is usually safe. There have been one or two reports of rape in town.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun-seeking, and hard working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The underwear mile.

    Bang for the buck

    Not a bad price and many great professors.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of outdoor recreation. There is a lot of entertainment at the university. It's also fun to follow the sports teams.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are a lot of places on campus, and a lot of places in town.

    Academic Rigor

    The Architecture program is very rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to have fun and work hard.

    In three sentences

    The Architecture program is one of the best. The campus is average. There are lots of fun things to do.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun, both on campus and off. There are winter sports (skiing, snowboarding, etc.) and there's also a national park fairly near by that offers entertainment. Also, there are hot springs that provide comfort after a long week.

    Food and Dining

    The variety in the dining hall offers a taste for all palates. It definitely isn't home cooking, but it does well for the college life.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is very social and you meet a lot of people, and it proves very convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    It offers classes that are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's usually cold, so if you don't like winter, it's not for you.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University offers many opportunities to get outside, including skiing and many winter sports. It has a large, beautiful campus that seems to fit the needs of many people. Also, the staff and people are very friendly.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Diverse, out for a good time and good education, outdoor/dog lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have an annual underwear fun run where everyone literally runs a 5 k in there underwear. On campus, they have the only Snow research facility in the country and one of the few in the world.

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman is a great place. It has places to hike, bike, run, snowshoe, and many places for canoeing and rafting, camping, backpacking, rockclimbing etc. They have the famous Museum of the Rockies right by campus. MSU has many different activities from Movie Theaters to dances and many other outdoor/indoor activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If transferring to MSU they are very good at working with you so you take classes at your school that will transfer. There are many different fields offered so while taking generals take a variety of classes to find what you want to major it.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a very diverse University. It has many different choices of fields to provide variety for prospective students. Is in a great location and a great school.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mountains are surrounding the city of Bozeman, and skiing is less than a half hour away. In the summer, floating the river is the best. You will never run out of things to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the places that offer food and snacks besides vending machines are located centrally on campus so they are easily accessible and there is a lot of variety.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms here.

    Academic Rigor

    The projects in the Graphic Design degree are very challenging and time consuming, but with that being said, my portfolio is much more advanced than most which will make finding a job much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet the department chair in the field you are going into to determine if it will fit your learning style.

    In three sentences

    The quality of professors make the art program worth the money. You are challenged with deadlines in the Graphic Design program that make it comparable to the real world situations you will face after graduation. Getting to know your teachers gives you a huge advantage.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Take ACT and SAT and get as high as possible.

    In three sentences

    This university is exactly what I expected and better than expected. I love it here.

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You simply won't find another school with the bang for the buck that MSU has. It has both great academics and out of the classroom opportunities. Its science and engineering programs are fantastic because when it comes to research, according to the Carnegie Institute, MSU has the same level of research activity as the heavy hitters of Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. Doing research as an undergrad is commonplace here and MSU has produced multiple Goldwater Scholars as well as a Rhodes Scholar.

    What to do for fun

    MSU and Bozeman offer a phenomenal number of things to do for fun. In the winter, there is ice-skating, sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, winter camping, and so many more. There are three major ski areas within driving distance including Bridger Bowl, Moonlight Basin, and the famed Big Sky Resort. Once the weather warms up, people start hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, fly fishing and soooooo much more. For fun, Main Street offers a decent selection of bars and pubs for those of age and every Friday night, the MSU Swingcats offer a free Country Western swing dance.

    Food and Dining

    Bozeman offers a great selection of restaurants and just exploring some of the local food like bison burgers at Ted's Montana Grill on Main Street can be a blast. Bozeman also offers vegetable and grocery co-opts. The food in the dining halls is pretty good but sooner or later you will get tired of it and want to branch out.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MSU is fantastic. The rooms themselves, especially in the high rise buildings of Roskie and North and South Hedges tend to be a little small, but the community aspect of these buildings is unbelievable. Each week the RAs on each floor will hold a floor event for residents, for example a movie night, pizza party, gym or game night. These events are aimed at introducing floor mates to each other and fostering friendships. In addition, the Residence Hall Association, a panel of elected students, organizes building events each week which have included Fear Factor, Floor vs. Floor Tug of War, and Karaoke to name a few. Overall, the residence halls at MSU foster a great sense of community and will help you meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Having a good academic program at MSU is one of the main goals of the university. Most of the professors on campus are invested in your education, offering office hours and are willing to set up other meetings if the posted hours do not fit your schedule. In addition, the Office of Student Success offers free group and one on one tutoring to all students. Also, many of the large lectures have help centers where a student can go seek help from a TA in math, chemistry, physics and other classes. College classes are supposed to be hard, and oftentimes can be frustrating but MSU has support systems in place where if you are willing to put in the effort, you can achieve your desired grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind and heart. MSU hosts a student body from around the country and around the world. Students come from a variety of backgrounds and hold a variety of viewpoints but the unifying force on campus is a love of the outdoors and a love of blue and gold. Try something you've never done before like fencing, kayaking, or the European martial arts club, you'll be amazed at the people you meet and skills you gain.

    In three sentences

    Montana State is a great university. Located in Bozeman and surrounded by the Crazy, Gallatin, and Bridger mountain ranges, it offers a unique combination of stellar academics and outdoor recreational opportunities. At MSU, you will find a balance of academia and real world experience.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The noodle. You'll figure it out.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, boating, floating, or rafting, Ice climbing, rock climbing, what more can you ask for?

    Tips for prospective students

    Do good in school! You'll thank yourself later.

    In three sentences

    Bozeman is a great town to be in, because of all the outdoor opportunities. The University is not without it's frustrations and red tape, but all in all its a great place to go to school. I think they are a understaffed however, for all the expansion they are doing.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    A couple assault incidents keep this from being a 5 star rating but the campus police are quick to help so just give them a buzz at any time! Poles with red and blue buttons call regualar or campus poilice! so if you dont have a phone and are being stalked or something race for one of these!

    Greek Life

    Not too popular with the older students but it was at the beginning of my career

    Clubs and Activities

    not too involved with more than football but ive heard the climbing clubs etc are cool. im also part of a christian club

    Great for these types of students

    Party/hardworking

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gold Rush football game! free shirts and we always win!

    Bang for the buck

    Pita pit! but one get one free! look thorug the coupon books they give you they are great!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the atheltic games especially football! Concerts in the fieldhouse are pretty cheap and there are tons of parties all the time

    Food and Dining

    Great food first semester but second semester dropped off quit a bit

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! Meet tons of new people and the events help with that at first. Eventually youll become too cool for the dorms around sophomore year though haha!

    Academic Rigor

    This is a pretty tough school but not as hard as very prestigious schools. You may be surprised though

    Tips for prospective students

    Find scholarship help somewhere! FAFSA as well

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is the most exciting and well developed place for a student attempting to play football at the Division 1 level. With an entire state behind their two teams, U of M and MSU, I feel like a celebrity everywhere I go, even if I do not play yet. I have met some of the most dedicated and loving teachers here and really want to come back for my sophomore year, but I'm afraid I cannot afford it without help!

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU is a very safe campus, day or night. The campus is very well-lit and there are emergency stations in various locations if a situation does arise. The campus police are on patrol at all times and provide a 24/7 escort service upon request.

    Clubs and Activities

    MSU has over 100 registered clubs and organizations so there is something for everyone

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition payed by MSU students goes towards many things including a lot of great programs for students, such as an on-campus movie theater, help centers for students, and ASMSU Entertainment, which schedules concerts and other events that happen right on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing and snowboarding...obviously. There is also tons of hiking places from beginner to expert level. The town of Bozeman puts on a lot of great events and there is always something happening on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls actually serve good food. There is always a large variety. They are also really great about getting special products if you have certain dietary needs.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is require for all freshman, but I would recommend it for at least a semester anyways. There is a place for everyone and it is a really great way to get involved on campus.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe! They have communication phone booths across campus that may be used at anytime for a safe ride.

    Greek Life

    The girl's houses are kept clean. The guy's houses are more wild and dirty.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so many! Explore. Try the Montana Wilderness club if you like the outdoors.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like a quiet area to study go to the third floor of the library.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week is full of fun, get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you receive is worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    There is great skiing and hiking.

    Food and Dining

    I am not a fan of the food. In the university's defense it is a big campus. Dessert is usually good and pizza. Also the salad bar is fine.

    Dorm Life

    Socially, the dorms are pretty good. However, I do not like the small rooms. I would recommend paying a little extra for a single room.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that as long as you keep organized and you do not procrastinate homework assignments the work is not that bad. Communication with professors is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communication is key along with organization of hw and time.

    In three sentences

    The education is great, sometimes the classes can be a bit large for one on one interactions. Social life is wonderful, you will meet great people. The dorms are probably the worst part.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always patrolling.

    Greek Life

    Don't have any experience with greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of activities going on every day on campus and the clubs are really welcoming.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers and studious students, depends on where you spend your time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an undies run in September where everyone goes running in their underwear even when it's snowing.

    Bang for the buck

    For out of state students it is very expensive to go here but the education provided is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking in all of the mountains around the campus and go for walks around town.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so so almost everyday except for Fridays when it is really good. Weekend food is the worst.

    Dorm Life

    It enables a lot of social interaction but the dorms aren't very large and the bathrooms sometimes get crowded.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are definitely challenging, keeping up with the classes and studying for exams will help to pass them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take naps during the day to compensate for lack of sleep at night.

    In three sentences

    The teachers make themselves available for the students, they are very flexible in their office hours. The dorms are fun to stay in but they get to be very noisy at night. The people you meet at Montana State University will definitely change your life.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many clubs on campus. A big mall, a movie theater, hike the M, walk downtown, go bowling, play pool, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    Not very many choices and they have pretty much the same food every week.

    Dorm Life

    Wonderful! Many different opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study! Study! Study! And talk to your professors and get to know them.

    In three sentences

    The best college I have ever been to! It is in a beautiful part of the world and the people there are wonderful!

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are a division of the local Bozeman police, but that doesn't mean they're tougher than normal. Actually, I've experienced the opposite. They're very oriented towards keeping everyone safe, and will only arrest the most belligerent of people when they break up parties, and can even be called up when you're too drunk to drive and take you home. If you're not obvious about your illicit activities they'll be reasonable. They also want to be sure you feel safe and anytime you don't, call the Uni. Police up and they'll do their best and take you where you need to go, either by car or by foot.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to live and breath outdoor recreation would love this university. The research-oriented education also will welcome those who like to explore various topics either within their field or outside of it.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors! The fresh air and the endless places to go make Bozeman a wonderful place. Go on day hikes, weekend camping trips, and take advantage of Bridger Bowl for your skiing needs. The town itself has a lot of events as well, so be sure to check out flyers and the paper to make sure you aren't missing out on anything fun.

    Food and Dining

    I don't know how it racks up against other schools, but the food at MSU is not great. Avoid Miller Dining Hall at all costs and try your best to make it over to Hannon where the food seems to be prepared with more care and the menus have more variety. If you're a vegetarian, be ready for bland food and a lot of salads in your future.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms themselves are a bit shoddy, but the people you meet there will definitely make up for that. Watch out for some RAs, they tend to believe they are the police of the dorms and I have seen them right up people for their first noise complaint warning just because they're crabby. I think the actual police are more lenient than the RAs...

    Academic Rigor

    It's rather average and the students tend to set their pace. Be warned though, missing class will definitely hinder your grade and abilities in the classroom, so don't get stuck with that problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really embrace the campus when you get there. It's fairly easy to get in, but don't completely lost in the outdoors of Bozeman and remember your studies are more important than hitting every powder day. Explore your options and keep in touch with your professors and you'll surely be successful.

    In three sentences

    The open air reflects the open minds of the professors and students. A friendly atmosphere accompanies a relaxed campus. Professors aim to send students in the right direction with as much knowledge as possible.

  • 06/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency posts around campus, even though it is fairly small for a state school. Walking through the campus late at night I felt perfectly safe. Campus police are on call 24/7 and can be easily reached. The dorms are locked down past 10pm and require an ID to even enter them. Every visitor is checked in and has to be accompanied by a resident.

    Bang for the buck

    I think MSU has a great value in their classes and on campus living environments

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun around Bozeman. There's Bridger bowl ski hill 30 minutes out of town, multiple clubs in the downtown strip, beautiful nature walks in all sorts of environments as well as the Museum of the Rockies.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls have a variety of food, sometimes very good and sometimes outright bad. The good thing is if the main meal is something that you can't stand, there's always a salad bar, sandwich bar or taco bar.

    Dorm Life

    Themed dorm floors and a supportive staff help make the dorm living friendly and fun. I lived on a themed floor and became friends with almost everybody on that floor.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are demanding, but they aren't so hard that they are impossible to achieve a grade in.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you enter, especially if you're staying in a dorm, make sure to have a good balance of social interaction with your schoolwork. You don't want to be too far either way.

    In three sentences

    Resourceful and available professors can help students maintains a good scholarly attitude. The open skies and cool weather makes for excellent studying atmospheres. There are also many activities to do on and off campus, from sports to concerts to computers.

  • 06/14/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus and the security in place is new and top-quality.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about MSU's Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of things to do!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor people will love Bozeman! The campus and the community are focused on being out in the beautiful country side of Montana. It is easy to find your outdoor passion out in Bozeman!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I know of!

    Bang for the buck

    As an out-of-state student, I was very concerned about being able to pay for tution. I applied for the WUE and received that and that helped me out alot. Unfortunately, I am still searching for more money!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Bozeman! There is a great downtown, and camping and snowboarding are 45 minutes away, tops.

    Food and Dining

    So far I've liked it, but I haven't eaten there very many times. I really like all of the cafes and sandwich shops all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    Even though my dorm room is very small, I have already met my roommate and we get along great. I found out my dorm room and roommate super early, and being able to plan so far ahead with her makes me feel better about moving so far away.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't actually taken any classes yet, but I was very impressed with my class schedule. The School of Art is gonna kick my butt!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you work hard in high school. Apply for everything on time, if not early. Make sure you visit the campus and make appointments to talk with your future professors.

    In three sentences

    The staff are engaging and easy to talk to. As a double major in two drastically different fields, it was important to me that both schools were willing to help me with my schedule. Besides great faculty, the campus itself is gorgeous and a big bonus in my book!

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police service is active and open. Highly keen to the politics and habits of its students, it is always on the defensive.

    Greek Life

    The fraternities and sororities on campus are many and active, though many of the students decline to become a part of them due to their bad reputation. On the other hand, some students seek them out because of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are multitudinous events to attend, so there is always bound to be one that suits your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    The truth is that MSU best nurtures hard workers. The less motivated are able to succeed, but the quality that the establishment prevails with is best utilized and represented by students who take the initiative.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus duck pond is a favorite location for many students, but the campus' many lawns are also well loved as good places to enjoy the open air and sunshine (while it lasts before winter of course).

    Bang for the buck

    Bozeman as a city provides an abundance of opportunities for anyone and everyone to live the lifestyle they choose. The University does the same: you can get a phenomenal education if you choose to pursue it in the right ways.

    What to do for fun

    Get outside: go hiking, skiing, fly fishing, rafting, kayaking, swimming. Or stay inside: read poetry with the local literature groups, join a science club, or become a frequent attendee of the library's facilities.

    Food and Dining

    The food halls have friendly staff and a healthy variety, and frequently have themed nights and giveaways.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is average. Very few students opt to stay living on campus due to the abundance of affordable places to live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Every student decides how seriously they want to take their work. At MSU, it is encouraged that you take every step that you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the resources they give you, and even if you choose not to get involved in the college life don't lose touch with what he university itself stands for.

    In three sentences

    MSU Bozeman is a diverse campus, full of the arts as much as it is the sciences. Engineers mingle with painters, architects with writers. The open mountain air leaves more than enough room for everyone.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Wandering the mall is a fun thing to do. I liked going for bike rides and skiing up at Bridger Bowl.

    Food and Dining

    I loved eating as much as I wanted whenever I wanted with the seven day meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Langford which was boring because it was made up of mostly geeky and antisocial boys.

    Academic Rigor

    I had a tough time balancing class, football, eating and recreational activities so it was hard on my grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get distracted from your studying by friends, TV or other activities. Remove yourself to a quiet place and do not procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    I love the people and the scenery. The classes are difficult when you are a student athlete. Winter makes getting to class cold and difficult.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor lovers.

    Bang for the buck

    The academic department seems to be quite good.

    What to do for fun

    Biking, climbing, skiing, hiking, camping, etc. A lot of outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    Nice restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering programs are rigorous.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be informed so you are not taken advantage of. The college wants your money.

    In three sentences

    The chemical engineering department is great. It is extremely expensive and difficult to work with the financial aid department.

  • 07/16/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses and they promote safety above all else!

    Greek Life

    Most leadership positions on campus come from sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for every department.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated kids who work hard and want to have a great college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Take a tour. They don't hide anything. Actually encourage everyone to take part in their community activities.

    Bang for the buck

    They offer lots of scholarship opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of out door activities. Go to sports matches. Area is really health conscious.

    Food and Dining

    It's college food. Not bad but not the best.

    Dorm Life

    Quads are pretty decked out and every dorm does a bunch of activities so you can't not have friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Quite challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party too much. Do study as much as you have fun.

    In three sentences

    Really good education and research opportunities. Best for engineering and agriculture.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt really safe walking from one end of campus to another at night. Everything is lit up really well, there's emergency phones in multiple locations on campus that connect you directly to the university police, and once again, the campus has their own police department along with the City of Bozeman's police.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much you can do for fun on and around campus. Bozeman is a great location for city life and outdoor life. The downtown area is just a 10-15 minute walk from campus; there's two ski areas within an hour from Bozeman; there are rivers galore to go fishing, camping, hiking, or floating on; and of course there are all the activities on campus that you can join. There are intramural sports, the barn dances every Friday, you can always join your dorm's weekly activity or walk over to another dorm for theirs, there's Zombies vs. Humans every semester, and of course you can always attend any one of the many sporting events to cheer on your Bobcats!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is good for the most part. There's always a variety. It just starts to feel like the same things towards the end of the year. Don't forget you can always make a trip to the Hedgehogs or the grocery store though!

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a once in a lifetime experience your freshman year. There's always some sort of activity you can participate in and there's more than ample opportunities to meet all sorts of new people. It's tight living, but if you talk it out with your roommate it's so easy to make things work. On your floor you become a family. The only thing that gets a little old is the dining hall food, but that's why there's the Hedgehogs and a grocery store right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at MSU is fantastic as far as my experience goes. I have been challenged day in and day out to use my mind creatively and effectively in all my classes. Obviously some of the 100 level and below classes don't pose near as much of a challenge, but don't blow them off because they are preparing you to succeed in the higher level classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to new ideas and possibilities. Try something new every single day because you never know who you might meet or what you may end up liking. Don't be afraid to be yourself! Also study, study, study. Don't put things off until the last minute. Stay organized.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a great place to study where you can be surrounded by a diversity of people, places and activities. It's in a great location with a multitude of outdoor activities, and a bit of city life to satisfy you too. The staff is great and they push you to your limits, but not too far to ensure you're getting the proper education.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bozeman is a great city to do all sorts of outdoor activities like camping, floating, hiking, skiing and so on.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall did not have enough vegetarian selections.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very organized and helps freshman get to know more people on campus. By participating in the activities arranged by the RAs every week it is hard not to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    There are great opportunities here for especially Engineering and the Sciences.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our police officers are very good and can get to you quickly when ever you call. There are safety call boxes all across campus!

    Greek Life

    Out Greek life is amazing! Joining it was one of the best things I've done at school!

    Clubs and Activities

    Out Greek life is amazing!

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, energetic, dedicated!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie runs, and legend of the bobcat!

    Bang for the buck

    PITA PIT! So much food for such a good price!

    What to do for fun

    Climb Pete's hill, bike the many trails, go see a movie, or hit the mall!

    Food and Dining

    One word: delish!

    Dorm Life

    The RHA has awesome events and the rooms are very homey!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes push you to learn as much as you can!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and meet people and don't be afraid to try new things!!!

    In three sentences

    A fun, friendly campus. A wide range of studies. Teachers and faculty that really care.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Bozeman is a rather safe community. If by chance you have to walk across campus at night you can call campus police to have a security member escort you to where you need to go.

    Greek Life

    Multiple sororities and fraternities to choose from

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs. Not hard to find one that fits into your interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Ski bums and lovers of outdoorss

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The anual undie run, a short marathon in undergarments. Bobcat football games= awesome!

    What to do for fun

    The summer offers camping, hiking, floating and music in the form of festivals and Music on Main. There is a small mall with a movie theatre. Campus also provides various activities through the year. In the winter you can go skiing or snowboarding at one of the 3 ski resorts within 30miles (premo place to come across celebrities hiding out).

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls offer many options with a beautiful salad bar. Between the three you're bound to find something you like. But if not, Bozeman has a plethora of amazing local restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    What can I say, after living on my own I would never go back to the dorm, but it was not all bad. There are many options for living depending on what you prefer.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are decently hard. I've learned a lot in my classes these past two years. Most professors are very willing to provide help

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a cold winter and an activity filled summer.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus in scenic Bozeman, MT, where everyone is happy and friendly. The outdoors are highly valued and is only 2 hours from Yellowstone.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, skiing, fishing, shopping, yellowstone national park, hot springs!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a coat! It's Montana

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a great college! Beautiful campus surrounded by mountains. Easy to navigate with great access to food, banks, computer labs, tutors, and anything else you might need!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unfortunately there have been tons of rapes in the last year.

    Clubs and Activities

    This town has some fun clubs, but mainly outdoor activities are where its at.

    Great for these types of students

    There is tons of medical, science, and engineering.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an on campus movie theater called the Procrastinator Theater and at the end of each school year it has a showing of an old school porn.

    Bang for the buck

    I would say that bang for the buck this is the best I've found!

    What to do for fun

    This is more of an outdoorsy town so there are much more fun things to do outside than inside. During the winter It is surrounded by amazing ski resorts (Big Sky Resort, and Bridger Bowl), along with having some of the best Ice Climbing in the world (Hyalite Canyon). During the summer It is surrounded by world class rivers, mountains, and trails.

    Food and Dining

    the on campus food is decent, but not great. There are numerous coffee shops, but during peak hours the lines are very very long. Luckily, however, there are numerous coffee places, and restaurants really close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived off campus so not sure about this one.

    Academic Rigor

    At other schools I have been to I felt like I didn't have to try as hard, but here the teachers really push you, which can be tuff, but rewarding in the long run!

    Tips for prospective students

    Summers and Winters are much different in Bozeman. Winters can be long and cold, but if you can make the time to ski, or do other winter activities it can be a lot of fun. Summers are short, but amazingly beautiful!

    In three sentences

    It is Outdoorsy, fun, and exciting. I have been to a few other colleges in California, and others here in Montana and this is by far the best school that I have been to. I love my music program here and would recommend it to anyone considering it.

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    -> Campus polices are everywhere, it's really safe, they even willing to give a student ride home if they get lost! (happen to my friend) -> like I said, carry a bear spray

    Clubs and Activities

    They have pretty diverse club, these are the one I joined: -> Chess -> Taekwondo -> MMA -> Fencing But the best of the best: -> LAN PARTY!!!!

    Great for these types of students

    -> Skiers -> Snowboarders -> Nature-lovers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -> Before the school football team (Bobcats) competes in the fall, some of the fans will do some underwear flash marathon, where they usually walk in a group, and suddenly strip to their underwear, running around campus yelling GO BOBCATS. They even do it in the middle of early snow! -> Mortal Kombat Armageddon (Xbox game) was banned in Johnstone, one of the dorm. Good things is only banned to be played in the main lounge!

    What to do for fun

    Internet

    Food and Dining

    Sometimes great, sometimes boring, they have a great Thanksgiving dinner. In case you dont like all the main menus, they always have burger stand!

    Dorm Life

    If you dont pick the right dorm, you will end up having more social life, rather than studying time. Johnstone is the best dorm to study, Langford has many fun activities. Avoid the Hedges and/or Roskie if you are a serious student!

    Academic Rigor

    MSU has some great civil engineering program, some of the best are civil engineering and avalanche study. Although, the program should offers more assisstantship program for some branch engineering program (speciallly Construction Engineering program)

    Tips for prospective students

    -> Bring a thick coat and good snow boots, maybe a bear spray too. -> The nearest ski resort is 1-2 hours driving, pack your skiing gear!

    In three sentences

    It's a small campus in a small town, perfect for studying. Strand Union Building is a better place to study than the library. Computers and fast internet in almost every corner of campus, and sometimes black bear as well (serious).

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs

    Bang for the buck

    MSU is a very good price for both in-state and out of state tuition

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, Skiing, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Jogging, Dancing, Slack Lining, are just a few fun activities you can do in Bozeman.

    Food and Dining

    Bozeman offers a wide variety of restaurants that will suit anybody's taste and price range.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard to achieve your goals. Montana State University has a very well rounded curriculum and the requirements to make your degree takes a lot of time but is very worth it. MSU has provided me with several jobs that are building my career resume. It is a great school to gain knowledge and experience.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a great school because it produces very well rounded students. It offers great classes in the fields of Fish and Wildlife Management and Organism Biology. It offers great hands on teaching in the labratories

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Police offer 24/7 escort service.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the outdoors.

    What to do for fun

    Around campus there are plenty of things to do for fun. There is a newly renovated gym with a rock climbing wall and pool to burn off some steam during finals. Also there is a movie theater with multiple movies being shown every week. The university also has concerts at the Brick Breeden field house. Outside campus the opportunities are endless. There are hundreds of trail heads only an hour or two away. Bridger bowl ski resort is an easy twenty minute ride away and Big Sky and Moonlight Basin ski resort are a two hour ride away. Along with those there are beautiful national parks like Glacier and Helena. If you are a fly fisher then you have multiple blue ribbon trout streams to choose from in the Madison, Missouri and the Gallatin. By being a student at MSU you are offered a sportsman's package that includes water fowl, fishing license, one deer tag, and one elk tag for the hunters. Noris hot springs is a fun place to go with friends on a cold day. It is a naturally heated pool that is great on the body. There is something that can keep you occupied every week of the year at Bozeman.

    Food and Dining

    There are three food courts located around campus. They all are stocked with food from salads to pizza. There is a different special for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Breakfast along with the special always has an omelet/egg station along with cereal and toast. Lunch has a burger grill complete with french fries along with a sandwich bar. Dinner usually has the largest selection of choices. A salad bar is available lunch and dinner. Also if you are lactose intolerant or allergic to anything all food courts are capable of making you a personal dinner to fit your needs.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are ran very well by resident directors assigned to each dorm. Before you walk into your dorm room I would recommend you read and understand the policies for your dorm to avoid disciplinary actions. Every floor in a dorm has at least one resident advisor who is in charge of enforcing the rules and also helping out incoming freshmen. They offer countless services like advice and answering any questions someone might have. They also work to keep the dorm safe by checking every room on their floor in case of a fire and go on walks during the night time to make sure everything is in check. Any dorm room is walking distance from any building on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    As in all schools there are classes with difficulties differing depending on individual skills. That being said in most classes homework load is three days a week minimum and tests must be prepared for multiple days ahead of time. Professors can choose to grade on a curve for tests that have shown to be very difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first tip I would give would be to learn the different departments and their functions. This will save a student a massive amount of time and headaches. The second tip i would give incoming students is to take time to talk to your professors. Professors are more than happy to take some time after a lecture to offer clarification or to just talk. A personal relationship with a professor can help a tremendous amount in a difficult class. Another useful tip is to try any club or activity that peaks an interest at least once. For the first couple weeks clubs will have numerous informational sessions for incoming students. If clubs aren't for you there are countless planned activities from white water rafting to camping. These activities are usually on the weekends and there is usually a fee. These clubs and activities are some of the best ways to make friends with similar interests.

    In three sentences

    Montana state is the ultimate outdoorsman school. Its academics are very competitive in most of the colleges to choose from. It has a very welcoming personality for incoming freshmen.

  • 08/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They've just installed emergency polls all around campus. You can call a non-emergency officer to escort you at night.

    Greek Life

    I wasn't involved with any Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I like the personal training sessions and exercise classes you can take at the school's gym.

    Great for these types of students

    Equine classes and colt breaking classes are great for those who love to ride or want to learn how to ride horses.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The catholic church on campus has a free lunch available for students every Friday.

    Bang for the buck

    Can't beat the beauty of the mountains.

    What to do for fun

    Take advantage of the hiking available in this area. Biking is a great way to get around instead of using a car.

    Food and Dining

    Expensive for the quality of food you get on campus. There are many great restaurants around the area.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms so I don't feel I can comment. I loved renting off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Just don't hang out with freshman if you want to be around a crowd who cares about their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Decide a specialized field or you will be stuck with mediocre professors in the University Studies department.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school for someone who wants an accredited degree. It certainly isn't a top notch school but you can find some great professors.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    College food will never compete with a home cooked meal, but Hannon dining hall is quite good and has many choices for dietary restrictions.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going at Hannon if you're interested, but if you want a place to study there are many places in the dorms to do so.

    Academic Rigor

    An excellent school that teaches you whatever you many need to know. You can choose the difficulty of your classes to suit your needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip number one: WARM CLOTHES ARE A MUST! Other tips are just to get involved and to study hard.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a fantastic school in so many ways. You won't find a better education in the Northern United States than here. And the feel here is just comforting, everybody is nice and it's a very homey feeling.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station here on campus and they are dedicated to helping the students feel safe. All 911 calls go directly to them and you can also call if you want an escort across campus at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus that it would take me forever to name them all. How about this. If you are interested in any of the clubs here, look them up. I am positive that you will find something that you can get plugged in to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I think that the most unusual spot on campus is right outside the Student Union Building. They have a modern art structure that looks like a giant metal noodle on a twenty foot pole. The strange thing is that the noodle was built so that it will spin if the wind ever picks up.

    Bang for the buck

    Their in state tuition is very comparable to other state universities. Though it still is a lot of money because tuition is constantly going up everywhere, they do their best here to keep things reasonable.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun. Whether it's just relaxing and watching a movie on campus at the Procrastinator Theater or if its going to a string quartet recital at the music building. Montana State is also located in Bozeman which is not a huge town but it does have enough fun sights to see (the Museum of the Rockies) and shopping at the mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is surprisingly good here. The best dining hall is Hannon Hall even though it is one of the smaller ones. They always have various choices in case you do not like the main meal.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a new and exciting time. The dorm staff is chosen carefully so as to help its students feel connected and welcome. They do a great job of doing this. The dorms are also comfortable and nice. They really do become home after a few weeks

    Academic Rigor

    Montana State's dedication to making students better makes many of its majors very competitive and difficult. The honors program is especially dedicated to growing its students and gives many opportunities for growing academically. There will always be easy and fun classes but many of them here hold high academic standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Do not just think that college will be easy and try to slack off. Yes college is fun and you make tons of new friends but still remember the main reason you are here.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Montana State University is helping me to discover for what major and career I am suited. The staff is also helpful and dedicated to helping its students succeed. I also believe that this college education is growing me and helping me to become the best that I can be.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Swing dancing, apples to Apples with the dorm

    Food and Dining

    Good but not like mom.

    Dorm Life

    Fun friends and studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging program!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, take your ACT and SAT for scholarship awards.

    In three sentences

    Montana State is a great place to go to school. Staff cares about its students. They have a great engineering program.

  • 09/13/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Only a few minutes from Bridger Bowl skiing and snowboarding.

    Dorm Life

    Very nice dorms. Fairly new.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the portfolio review if you're an arts student.

    In three sentences

    This place is simply beautiful. The college truly wants to see you succeed.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations all around campus so if you are ever in trouble and need security you can use those. You can also call campus police and they will get there fast. If it is after ten at night then you need to show a student ID and they make sure you are housed in the building. If you bring a guest along after ten PM you have to check them in. If it is a minor then the parents of said minor are called to make sure the minor is supposed to be out and if they are allowed to come into the building.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Paint the M. There is a big M on the side of one of the nearby hills and every year they put a fresh coat of paint on it.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the time there are a lot of school sponsored events so there is never a time were nothing is going on; there will always be something to do on campus if you are bored out of your mind.

    Food and Dining

    The food is average most of the time but occasionally there is a dish that tastes really good and there is sometimes a dish that tastes really bad. There is a huge variety of beverages so you will never run out of choices if you aren't really picky. They have something that's really hard to find here: Huckleberry Soda! It is the best soda you will ever have!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not bad but they are not five star hotels either. The walls are kinda thin so you can usually hear your neighbor and your neighbor can here you. There is a lounge on every floor along with a couple study closets and those are helpful. In the basement of one of the dorms there is a computer help station. Next to that is the laundry which is easy to use and you can either watch TV or play a game while waiting for your laundry to get done. There are even study cubicles in the laundry room.

    Academic Rigor

    I have not been here that long so I can not say for sure that the courses are easy or hard but most of my courses have been pretty easy to understand but you do usually get homework every other day or so. It depends on the teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come here make sure you can stand the sun because since I got here a month ago there has not been one completely shady day, just sun almost all morning afternoon and evening. Learn the layout of the town before coming here or at least learn where certain stores are so you don't get confused or lost when you venture off campus and into town. If you come here be sure your okay with a dry climate; the first two days I came here I got a split lip the air was so dry. If you are not good with hot dry climates either don't come here or bring lots of chap stick and use it every day.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is small but it is really easy to learn the layout and find how go get around campus. The streets can get a little noisy at night but if you shut your window then the noise is minimal. Staff here is friendly and helpful; if you are ever confused about something or need help never hesitate to ask, they will help you with almost anything you need.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Yellowstone is kinda close so that's an option. Hiking and skiing are always musts!

    Tips for prospective students

    It will be cold so have some warm clothes! And it is a mountain town so if you don't like the outdoors then this might not be the place to go.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone willing to challenge their own beliefs.

    Bang for the buck

    Bozeman is an amazing mountain town and MSU is a very challenging and good university to attend.

    What to do for fun

    Anything outdoors that you can imagine. There are rivers and mountains surrounding the area. The public library is also very nice, and there are tons of excellent restaurants and cafes in the area to meet up with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus isn't the best, but it could be worse.

    Dorm Life

    Too much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, it really does make a difference.

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great school within a great community of art and culture. There are mountains close by allowing one to enjoy all seasons outdoors, from hiking and mountain biking to skiing and snowboarding. The programs offered at MSU are also wonderful, allowing for a successful academic experience.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Small Montana city with low crime, no gangs, etc. Campus reflects that.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of the Greek Life.

    Great for these types of students

    Artsy, Engineering, and Outdoorsy

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Ducks wander the campus due to a beautiful pond right in the center.

    Bang for the buck

    Especially for in state students. Very good value for highly rated education, in a safe Western city.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, snow boarding, hiking, sports to watch, big fields to play sports, fishing, rafting. Yellowstone Park not far away.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls connected to some dorms. Food good to above average, with flexible hours.

    Dorm Life

    The students in the architecture floor are like a team. We work together give each other input and protect each other's projects from accidents in the dorm work room. It is not cliqueish.

    Academic Rigor

    The architure program is know as architorture, but well worth it. Very art oriented, which is just up my alley. Freshman year you jump right into your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit, you will find it fun! The Architecture department is very willing to give you the whole scoop in detail to help you decide. The Architecture program is set up for 5 year completion.

    In three sentences

    . It's a beautiful campus, with views of the mountains. Very modern, with everything you need right on campus. However, if want to go off campus, everthing is close by or accessible by free bus.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt in danger on my campus and there are always emergency stations around that you can push if you need help and the cops will be there within a minute. They also have a number you can text or call if you want an escort back to your dorm if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    The frats here aren't very good in my opinion but the sororities seem like they are a good thing to be apart of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Awesome skiing. Some hiking... maybe not for you if you can't take cold weather. There are tons of other school related clubs that you can join. Study abroad program is awesome.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for kids who like the outdoors and skiing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that I have always thought was funny is that there is an annual Undie Run where everyone goes for a run in their underwear the day before the cat/griz football game.

    Bang for the buck

    Living in Bozeman is expensive!

    What to do for fun

    If you are under the age of 21 it seems like there is nothing to do here on campus until you dig a little deeper. There are some fun things to do on the weekends like swing dancing and most times the college puts on some different activities for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls on campus. Miller is the largest but the best food comes from the other two on campus.

    Dorm Life

    There is a dorm for everyone on campus you just have to find out where you fit in so a campus visit is always helpful!

    Academic Rigor

    Being a freshman from Montana I felt the classes were slightly difficult but once you get used to the work load it gets better.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Meet new people as soon as you move here! - Make friends in your classes it helps your grades!

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I was really surprised how safe I feel here especially walking home to my dorm across campus at 3 in the morning. If it is really late and someone does not feel comfortable walking home police will drive you to where you are living.

    Greek Life

    If you are interested in the Greek life they have one that fits everyone, one for partying to one for academics.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer so many clubs and if they do not offer a club that you are interested in, they will allow you to start a club. Many students are involved with organizing activities and it gives you something to do on a Monday night!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that want a good education and a good college life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not anything to unusual but there is of course the undie run and Humans vs. Zombies competition.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey but the academics, staff, athletics, dorm life, food, and people are nice. It is worth it! They also offer many scholarships, most students here are on financial aid.

    What to do for fun

    It is Montana so there are many things to do. During the summer and spring, a lot of students mountain bike, fish, hunt, go bouldering, hike (especially to the M) and during the winter there are many places to ski and snowboard. Plus if you ever get hurt or are sore, there is a hot springs ten minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    It depends what resident hall that you are staying in but the food here isn't bad at all, some days they even have salmon. A lot of the food is homemade so it is really fresh tasting. The dinning halls are always clean and you never feel disgusted when you sit at a table. They test the products to see if they have been out to long and they have the best ice cream during dinner hours!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm are clean and they are always trying to make them better. The presidents of the halls have activities that are fun for everyone. If you ever have a problem there is always someone there to help and it is always resolved. Everyone is super friendly which makes living in the dorms such a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    They have the prefect balance of academics and fun. It does depends on your major for the rigor of the classes but I can assure you that each of their programs are top-notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Of course study hard, play hard. The main one is knowing when to say no and time management. Who cares if it is a Saturday and you need to write an essay, there are more Saturdays to come.

    In three sentences

    The staff is super friendly and they are always ready to help. The campus is beautiful and the building are never dirty. Students and staff make sure each student tries to get involved and has that true Bobcat spirit!

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    police escorts available 24/7 students are very polite to each other

    Clubs and Activities

    Resident Hall activities Academic clubs dancing clubs

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun location on campus to study at on a warm day is the Duck Pond. The pond is heated during the winter months, so the ducks don't leave.

    What to do for fun

    join a variety of clubs: dancing, Riding, writing, arts and crafts, humans vs. zombies, etc. Join an inter-mural sport pick up a hobby: reading, dancing, writing, drawing, etc. hang out with friends Join in with Resident Hall activities

    Food and Dining

    In the beginning of the semester, the food was fabulous. As the semester has progressed the food has gotten drier, soggier, and not as great as it started out.

    Dorm Life

    Hapner Hall is a clean dorm. The Resident Hall Association is extremely good about putting on activities and events that you can participate in. The beds are relatively comfortable. The rooms are spacious with lots of storage.

    Academic Rigor

    There are weeks that I feel like I have no time to do anything other than write an essay or study for a test.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have clothes for warm and cold weather to stay comfortable. Don't overload yourself with classes, clubs, activities, etc. Go to class and do the work that the Professors assign. Study for classes every day regardless if you have a quiz/ exam that week. Get ahead on any homework or assignments that you can.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a friendly environment. The teachers are all extremely helpful and enthusiastic about their subject. Older students are very helpful in pointing the way to a classroom or information.

  • 11/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so many opportunities. Amazing parties, volunteer opportunities, movies, and decent shopping.

    Food and Dining

    All the fattening foods like pizza and desserts are delicious but the main line food is usually bland.

    Dorm Life

    It's a good experience I think for all first year students to try however we've had problems with stealing in my dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not overwhelmingly hard but it does require your time and you must study to be successful. The teachers are great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to try new things. Realize you are in charge of your future. It's important to have fun but school should be top priority. Go to class!

    In three sentences

    A great opened minded place to live, The people here are kind and helpful. There are many opportunities to get involved.

  • 11/29/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    I only had a small glimpse of the cafeterias, but the local cuisine seemed just fine. If you have a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    I visited the campus during the summer and instantly knew I'd hit the jackpot � the tours I went on later only reassured me of the decision I'd made as soon as I saw campus. I can't wait to attend next fall!

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU's campus is open and very well lit. I feel very safe walking across campus in the dark.

    Greek Life

    There are many fraternities and sororities on campus. I am not a member of any but the interaction that I have had with them on campus has been pleasant.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to list! Someone is always organizing something!

    Great for these types of students

    Any!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike the M! The rec center in the SUB. The Gym - it's amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    I am Mechanical Engineer student transferred in from Washington. When we toured MSU as well as a university in Washington, MSU's engineering campus and professors offered so much more in opportunities for research. In addition, my out-of-state tuition was thousands of dollars lower than in-state at the Washington School.

    What to do for fun

    Mountain Biking, Skiing, Hiking, Working out, visiting the museum.

    Food and Dining

    I am currently living in the dorm and enrolled on the food plan. We have tried all of the options available and the food has been better than expected - even great sometimes. Bozeman has a lot of great CHEAP places to eat - try the Pickle Barrel!

    Dorm Life

    Fun.....Had a great RA the first year - he really encouraged our group to get to know each other by organizing floor activities.

    Academic Rigor

    My experience has varied - my first year was brutal but my second year has been easier. It probably has something to do with me learning better study habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a lot to do on campus and in Bozeman. See the sights, partake in activities clubs organize, talk to your professors.

    In three sentences

    MSU is located in an AWESOME town - the campus is beautiful just like the town itself. The staff at MSU are friendly and always willing to help you so take advantage of it. MSU offers a lot of opportunities to advance and enhance your learning - get involved!

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As a college in a smaller town, the crime rate here is low. Bozeman gangs are an oxymoron. Not much else i can think of to say about this.

    Clubs and Activities

    The people here are awesome and it is easy to find somewhere you feel welcome and are included in the things that you are interested in. There are too many for me to possible list here, but it is highly unlikely you will not find one that suits you.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are interested in outdoor activities, i cannot say enough times how much you will enjoy it here. If you like big cities and crowds of people, you should look elsewhere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the most intense occasions on campus is the Bobcat/Grizzly football game. The MSU bobcats have a longstanding rivalry with the University of Montana's Grizzlies, and it is so much fun to support your college during the game season. The main building that you will get to know very quickly is the Strand Union Building, this is where many students eat and hang out to study or talk. In the lower level of the building is bowling and pool tables and there are often many events going on in the larger rooms upstairs. There are many other traditions that go on around campus, but I will let you discover them for yourselves if you come here. I am sure you will enjoy them as much as i have

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here is great. I don't know if there is much more that i can say about it. The quality of teaching here is excellent and the student to teacher ratio allows you to connect with your professors and gain a better understanding of the topic you are learning.

    What to do for fun

    As I said earlier, the number of outdoor activities are nearly endless, and if you enjoy skiing or snowboarding there are three amazing resorts in close proximity. There are lots of groups you can join if you like doing things with other people and you are sure to have a great time whatever you end up doing.

    Food and Dining

    Although i have never been in all of the places to eat on campus as some are only for certain dorms, there is tons of excellent places to eat all over both the campus and the town. There is just about anything you could desire and since the town is small they are mostly easily accessible. There are many affordable places and meal plans as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found my time here to be challenging, but not overwhelming. I have been able to find the time to do the other things that i love while still keeping up good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are prepared for winter here, the temperatures can be very cold and there is a possibility for lots of snow. As a member of the college of engineering here, i don't have as much experience with the other departments, but I can tell you that the one i am in is fantastic and if you are considering a degree in engineering be sure to put this college on your list. The options here are numerous and the department leaders are helpful, knowledgeable, and personal in instructing you though the choices you will face. If you are unsure what direction to take, there are multiple introductory courses that you can try out to find your passion, or passions if you are ambitious. Outside of school, be sure to look at the opportunities for outdoor activities, you will find just about everything outside of surfing.

    In three sentences

    I love the feel of the campus and all of people here are friendly. The surroundings are stunningly beautiful and there is so much to do outside of academics. The options for majors are extensive and the quality of the teaching here is fantastic.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels very safe, at all hours. If you ever have to walk late at night by yourself, there are 24/7 campus escorts that will walk you to where you need to go. There are also panic/help buttons spread across campus in case of an emergent situation.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't huge, but there are a few sororities and fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton of clubs and activities. Ranging from sports clubs, religious and political groups, to drawing, musical, and dancing clubs! If there isn't a club or activity that you want to see on campus, you can create one!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors, active, down-to-earth people will love the Bozeman campus!

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school, for out of state tuition, but the price of the education is worth it. The teachers are easily accessible and care deeply about the students, if the student makes the effort in the class. There is also a lot of hands-on experience inside, and outside of the classroom.

    What to do for fun

    In the fall, there are an abundant amount of hiking trails, camping locations, fly fishing areas, and biking trails. In the winter, there are three great ski lodges closes to campus. On campus, there is a student union building with a movie theater and bowling alley as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are three great dinning halls on campus, and a variety of venues close to campus as well if you wan't to mix it up!

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of options for where you want to live. There are all female and male dorms, coed dorm high rises, as well as freshmen apartments. The living options meet the needs of a wide variety of students. There is also housing for upperclassmen and foreign exchange students.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult. However, if you put the effort in, and don't procrastinate, it's very doable. The teachers genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. There is also a free-tutoring system set up through campus that offers help in a majority of classes, so there is no excuse for bad grades, unless you are lazy!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's definetly a school to consider coming too. If you are into outdoor activities, as well as meeting down-to-earth people, and challenging yourself inside and outside of the classroom, it's definetly the school for you!

    In three sentences

    The learning opportunities extend beyond the classroom at this school. It's a gorgeous campus, with a lot of opportunities to experience the outdoors and further ones knowledge. On top of being located in a beautiful area, the people (teachers, students, town folk) are all extremely nice.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, quite a few freshman crash their bikes after first snow/ice covers sidewalks

    Greek Life

    minimal

    Clubs and Activities

    backcountry ski club, biking club, french club, american alpine club. we have all aspects of the outdoors community

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors fanatics, skiers, rock climbers, science lovers, engineers, okay with very cold weather and snow

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Roskie dorms have a very unique shape, built in three pods spanning from one central pod. full of outdoors oriented freshman (who also enjoy pot as an extracurricular)

    Bang for the buck

    Receive both an amazing education (that depends on your choice of major) and get amazing scenery and outdoor options for one price. can't go wrong

    What to do for fun

    Mountains! there are 5 mountain ranges within an hour from campus. Bridger bowl ski resort is 15 minutes away, big sky resort is an hour. Hyalite canyon for hikes, rock climbing and ice climbing is a 20 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    Common cafeteria food. I'd recommend the 5 day meal plan...

    Dorm Life

    comfortable rooms, not very big, but you spend many nights camping anyways,

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes in sciences require 40 hours of work a week, but leave ample time for getting outside and playing

    Tips for prospective students

    Abundant opportunities in both research as well as getting outside for skiing, mountain biking, camping or fishing. Be prepared for a cold winter though

    In three sentences

    Incorporates the idea of mountains and minds in everything. Learning is done not only in books and classrooms, but in any of several nearby mountain ranges. Focuses mainly on engineering and sciences.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Skiing, snowboarding, being outdoors, going to the movies, and many more things.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the school in person before you decided to attend, you will probably fall in love with it.

    In three sentences

    It is a really good school and I have enjoyed my time there so far.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Over the last couple of years a lot of extra safety measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the students.

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and has lots to offer such as, skiing the Biggest Skiing in America (Big Sky/Moonlight) to hiking or jogging on the various trails available to Bozeman residents.

    Food and Dining

    There is a surprising amount of diversity for the size of the town.

    Dorm Life

    The Resident Halls allow new students at the University to connect with peers with similar interests and helps individuals form the connections and relationships that are crucial for their success at the University level.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a friendly environment for learning and you have access to all that nature has to offer, from hiking to skiing.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful University in the heart of Montana. The campus is decorated with buildings that represent the history and foundation of the University. The academics are of high caliper and the faculty cares about the success of their students.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Lots!

    Great for these types of students

    Ski bums, Agriculture...people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Undie Run :}

    Bang for the buck

    Depends how you spend your time, partying or working on school.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs, skiing, hiking etc.

    Food and Dining

    As for the dining halls, get ready for the freshman 15!! But there are lots of places to eat on and off campus that are good.

    Dorm Life

    Looks fairly decent, I live of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Varies by each professor and class level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with work, get to know lots of people and get involved on and off campus.

    In three sentences

    MSU has good academics, and lots of clubs that you can get involved with. The tuition, for in state at least is very reasonable, and people in the offices with help you with financials. However, the school puts WAY TOO MUCH emphasis and funding on sports!

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety gets involve in every aspect of your college life to ensure safety. Campus police makes constant trips around the campus. Lights are on during the night and telephones in reach, in case of any emergency.

    Clubs and Activities

    If your interested in military, the university has Army and Air Force ROTC programs. If that is no the path that you wanted, then there are other clubs that might interest you. There are student government, campus ministries, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradition is unmatched on our campus. We have the annual underwear run during the spring semester. Also there are zombie vs humans competition around campus.

    What to do for fun

    On Fridays, the university provides swing dancing fun at the barn. If not interested the university has there own little mall and bowling alley for your friends and yourself to enjoy. Movies are also played during the week at the procrastinator theater.

    Food and Dining

    Dining halls are easy to get to, not a long walk at all. Dining halls provide safe information and different food for those who have food allergies. A variety of food could be provided more. Not a lot of choices. Dining halls are not 24 hours.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very spacious. Resident Advisers are very informative and caring. Dorm halls provide privacy. Dorm rooms also have a private group project rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be hard in any college. Montana State offers rigorous courses but it all can be made easy with practice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips that I would give to prospective students are to study hard and keep yourself organized. There is so much to do and you are easily distracted.

    In three sentences

    This college is one of the biggest school in Montana but it gives students the small country feel.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety here at MSU is very good. Montana State University has done everything in its power to ensure that its students feel comfortable and confident that they can walk about the campus care free of terrorism.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Live here in Bozeman is somewhat legendary in my opinion. It seems that as you venture off campus you cannot help but run into at least one sorority or frat house.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is an activity or sport that you want to do chances are Montana state University has it. With clubs ranging from cycling to rugby and from rugby to biathlon there is no complaining of not having something to do here at Montana State University.

    Great for these types of students

    As I have started to become more and more familiar with the Bozeman area and the campus I have learned more and more that the school is very proud of its athletics and its relationship with the easy access to the mountains. with that being said I think Montana State University is a great place for students that need an escape from the campus and from the books every once in a while.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing that I found slightly unusual about Montana state University when I moved here was the enthusiasm for Friday night swing dancing. Every Friday evening from about 9 to midnight several students gather at this old barn on campus for some good ole fashioned country music swing dancing. The only reason I found this strange was simply because I had never heard of a college doing this before. But, since I am from Wyoming I cant help but find myself throwing my boots on and slipping down to the old barn to show off some dance moves.

    Bang for the buck

    As a self providing student I have found it a little difficult to pay for school because I am an out of state student. Overall, you get what you pay for here at Montana State University. I don't feel as though this institution caters toward transferring students and out of state students very well but I do think that MSU does a very good job in making learning a priority.

    What to do for fun

    If you love the out doors then Montana State University is the school for you. All of the advertisements that MSU uses about the outdoor life are true. As a competitive cross country skier I have thrived in the fact that I can walk a few blocks off campus and put skis on. I also love the summer months here in Bozeman. The hill sides are always a glowing gold color with wheat rolling as far as you can see. There are several opportunities here in the Bozeman area for mountain biking fishing and hunting. so when you come to Bozeman make sure you're ready for some adventures.

    Food and Dining

    I have only had the opportunity to eat at one of the dining halls on campus once, again this is because I am living off campus and have my own meal plan. However, the experience I did have was a good one. I thought that the food was very nutritious and very tasty. The dining areas are all very clean as well as the kitchens. I feel that all these qualities make for a good eating experience.

    Dorm Life

    Since I entered Montana State University as a transfer student I did not have to live in the dorms so the rating I give may not be all that fair. However, I was able to experience the dorms as an outsider who visited from time to time. Depending on which set of dorms you live in they vary in sizes, overall mostly on the small side of things in my opinion. There are many opportunities, however, for students to interact with one another in the dorms and that is something that is not as easily attainable when living off campus. From what I can tell they are not necessarily your typical dorms and most students that I talk to aren't all that negative in there opinion, at least in comparison to the other colleges I've studied at.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here at Montana State University are very challenging but manageable. My first semester here I took 16 credit hours of classes, worked construction 25 plus hours a week, and was training with the ski team an average of about 14 hours a week. Long story short I learned the art of time management very quickly. I feel that at any institute this will probably help the most. If you do the work assigned and dedicate the appropriate amount of time to all your classes, you will find yourself riding the train to early success at school.

    Tips for prospective students

    As a transfer student I feel that my situation is quite different from newly entering freshman and with so stating my recommendation would be to make sure you have all your ducks in a row. It is very easy to transfer here and loose a lot of credits and find yourself in a situation that is hard to handle. So, be smart and make sure you have done everything you can to ensure a smooth and successful transfer.

    In three sentences

    After just finishing my first semester here at Montana State University, I would have to say that my experience overall has been very good. Montana has offered me countless opportunities to grow both on and off campus. I look forward to continuing my education here as I get ready to start the spring semester of my junior year!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have only heard of maybe 2 instances so far since I started in the fall where there was a safety issue. I still don't like to walk across campus at night by myself, but when I have I feel pretty safe

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in very many, but there's over 100, and something for everyone. Check them out!

    Great for these types of students

    If you love the outdoors, don't mind the cold, like to be involved and trying new things, Bozo is for you! Also if you don't mind a small town. Bozeman is big compared to where I'm from, but students from larger cities don't like it sometimes because there's nothing to do. LIES!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you have class in Wilson Hall, do yourself a favor and find your class BEFORE the first day of class! The way rooms are numbered is really confusing. The SOB (save our barn) Barn! (so named because they've tried to tear it down several times...) But there's a barn dance there every Friday night!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is pretty low (but I'm in-state too), they offer a lot of great classes, and many of the programs like Engineering are among the top in the nation. Student Services also has a lot of helpful things for students, like SmartyCats Tutoring (free! well, paid for in fees, but oh well), the Math Learning Center and Writing Center (both free* drop-in tutoring and help), and the Office of Student Success (offers career coaching, help finding work, and other helpful services).

    What to do for fun

    The Residence Hall Association does quite a few hall activities which I enjoy. Otherwise, my friends and I like to go shopping (yes, it's small, but it's shopping nonetheless), watch movies at the Procrastinator Theater on campus, and just hang out. There are also TONS of clubs on campus to get involved in!

    Food and Dining

    I love not having to cook for myself during the week! The food in Hannon Ding Hall is some of the best on campus (of 3 dining halls). It's cafeteria style, with the feel of a cozy restaurant. The salad bar is really good, and the food is almost always great. And if all else fails, you can always have a taco, burger, or cereal!

    Dorm Life

    Hannon Hall (all female dorm) is a great place to live. It's quiet (which is great for studying), there is a great sense of community, and it's so convenient. I'm super close to my classes, there is a weight room and lounges, and there is a dining hall so I don't have to go outside in the cold! Granted, it's an old building, but that doesn't bother me. But if you want more excitement in the dorms, go to Hedges or Roskie.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the Honors program and am working towards an engineering degree. All of my classes are challenging (in a good way), and I they all push me to do my best.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are coming to Montana, where the temperature regularly drops below freezing in the winter. Understand that before you come! The community on and off campus is very inviting. You just have to be willing to participate and meet people! Don't be afraid to be undeclared. I started off there, and the advisers in the University Studies department are phenomenal! They care so much about helping you find what you love!

    In three sentences

    MSU is big enough to have great resources, but small enough to still be comfortable. The faculty and staff are truly here to help you succeed. And Bozeman is a great community to live in!

  • 01/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Snowboard ski have pizza

    In three sentences

    One of the Best places to go. Great curriculum. beautiful scenery

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe. I've never felt unsafe walking around at night.

    What to do for fun

    The only real option is outdoorsy stuff. If you're into anything else you're pretty limited.

    Food and Dining

    It leaves a lot to be desired, get the smallest meal plan and spend that extra money on something else.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great, spacious and clean. The RAs are fun and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are extremely manageable and easy to get through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you actually know what you're getting into. The academics are great, but you also need to realize you're going to be in a very conservative Montana setting, and the town doesn't have the same energy as larger ones.

    In three sentences

    An fairly awesome school people wise but lacking in other areas. The town itself is very small. The people can also be extremely conservative.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors oriented. Those who walk around barefoot, ski from first chair to last call, and would prefer to be waist deep in river water with a flyrod than sipping starbucks in Times Square.

    Bang for the buck

    Not a very expensive school, even or an out-of-stater. My buddy who attends has a dad who is a Doctor, so money was not his primary issue, however I hear the aid is great.

    What to do for fun

    Everything outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    My cousin works at a local apres-ski restaurant as a chef, so the food had better be outstanding. I have always planned to visit, but never have. From what I hear, the food, as well as the drinks, are just as one would expect; outdoorsy and adventurous.

    Dorm Life

    Coming from military barracks, the dorms are a HUGE step up. He likes the freedom, but remember what he is comparing them to. However, most people experience a similar feeling of independence.

    Academic Rigor

    He enjoys all his classes, but sadly his life now revolves around skiing, fishing, and hiking.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never get down on yourself. My friend was in a tough situation but pulled out with hard work and dedication, ended up

    In three sentences

    I have a friend, as well as a cousin, that both live in Bozeman. One of my friends is a freshman at MSU and LOVES IT. He came from military school, where we studied together, and he has absolutely nothing bad to say.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its montana... and the college police do a great job of making sure nothing bad happens to people walking around late at night

    Great for these types of students

    -Outdoor enthusiasts -Those with rural upbringings

    What to do for fun

    -snowboard/skii -walks in the snow -hangout around the mall -see a movie

    Food and Dining

    Its alright for the first few months, but just like if you eat at any restaurant every day for a long time, everything starts to taste the same

    Dorm Life

    I personally may have just ended up in a bad dorm, (the only all male one on campus), but i havent really heard good things about the other dorm halls either. they are dirty, and in my dorm in particular the people are generally loud and very strange

    Academic Rigor

    obviously depends on the classes you take and how challenging your high school experience was. college material may seem easier at first, but the speed at which they give it to you is what makes it difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    -enjoy the outdoors -bring WARM clothes -learn to cook, dining hall food gets old fast -try to get out of dorm life as fast as possible

    In three sentences

    MSU is a cool school with a lot to offer, but it definitely takes a certain type of person to enjoy it here. Snowboarders, skiiers and outdoor enthusiasts will have a lot to do, but other than that my issue with the place is its a little bland for a college aged student. Academically, it is challenging, but those from more urbanized areas who are used to city life and all the habits that you develop through that will likely find themselves to be somewhat lost at times when it comes to finding people with common interests.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Awesome. Many different types of people all who are great and very involved on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have an undie run to celebrate Homecoming and its a race through the middle of campus in just underwear during winter.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it!

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman and MSU has everything you could think of in terms of fun, sometimes tis even a problem because there is so much to do!

    Food and Dining

    Its normal dining hall food, but they do mix it up and have many healthy options. They do a good job of catering to food allergies too.

    Dorm Life

    The staff in the doors do such a good job of helping students transition and get involved.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be as easy or as hard as you make it, but with the right major it can be challenging but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and get into the honors school. Also get as involved as you can, there are so many options, just choose wisely. Join clubs and start research early.

    In three sentences

    It is in one of the most fun and active towns. The school is very supportive, wants you to succeed and has a ton of different opportunities to get involved. Everyone here is so nice and happy.

  • 04/03/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    I have been told about the great hiking trails, and the fun rock climbing areas. Along with the more laid back movie theaters, and popular hangout spots.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is very good, and not very expensive. I would eat here before any fast food place.

    Dorm Life

    The students and graduates that I have met always have great stories of the fun activites that they held in their dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have met many professionals that attended school here. They have said that it was at times diffacult, but not more than they could handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was told, to join as many extracurricular activiteis as I could handle.

    In three sentences

    I love the area, along with the look and feel of the campus. The students were all very friendly and willing to talk about their experience with the school. I am looking foward to applying to attend here.

  • 04/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are several fraternities and sororities at MSU that are very active both in the community and at the university.

    Clubs and Activities

    The student rec center offers bowling, pool, shuffelboard, TV's, video games, arcade games etc. I attend as many sporting events as possible.

    Great for these types of students

    Skier, Snowboarders, the engineering program is extremely popular for students from all over the globe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Skiing and snowboarding are huge at MSU! There are even some professors who cancel class because the mountains got so much snow, and they know that most of the class will be out on the mountain anyway.

    Bang for the buck

    I am a transfer student, and I transferred from a small town college. Montana State University is beyond better than my first school. University students make up a quarter of Bozeman's population; it's a beautiful town and offers an awesome student life. I am so glad I came here!

    What to do for fun

    All of the sporting events are a blast, there are clubs, activities, a student Rec center, and a gym all available to students.

    Food and Dining

    There's always several options for meals; there's a salad bar, pizza, a hamburger bar, fruits and veggies and dessert in addition to the main entree every day.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I am a psychology major; the courses are challenging but enjoyable, I've learned so much in just three years.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class and study to earn your grades- there's no better way! Get involved with the athletic events, clubs, and activities on campus, you won't regret it.

    In three sentences

    Montana State's motto is Mountains and Minds for a good reason. It is located in the beautiful mountains of Montana and has a wonderful and diverse academic program. There are so many opportunities at MSU, it's never boring!

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Alot more safer than the University of Montana I must say. ASMSU even helped offer the streamline bus for students to prevent drunk driving and a way for the community and MSU students to get around. They even offer students police escorts for nights. If anything has even happened on campus such as rape or anything, the whole school is on alert. As a female, I do feel safe with their police escorts and buses.

    Clubs and Activities

    I joined collegiate FFA my freshman year. I enjoyed it very much and do wish I could be involved more but I switched my major. But I am in the American Indian Council and the Nations group. They're like my family away from home.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any minority and any student from any student. I'm pretty sure MSU has something to offer for anyone interested.

    What to do for fun

    There's alot. From the Procrastinator Theater to bowling and pool.

    Food and Dining

    Dining was excellent. But I wasn't happy once when I accidentally dropped a little bit of food on the counter and one of the employees which was a student rolled her eyes and had some attitude. I think the the management or those in charge need to work on costumer service for student employees.

    Dorm Life

    I was happy with my RA's the past few years and how they try to make us feel home.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt it was challenging. I realize that after a semester away, I have to get some motivation back.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live life without regrets. Put your head into books and studying and you'll do fine.

    In three sentences

    Friendly People, Helpful and great people. I was happy with the result of the help from staff from Financial Aid to advisors to professors. MSU is one great place to be.

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ski climb hike bike swim run jog sleep drink eat fly drive race

    Tips for prospective students

    Ski more..Climb more..study more..

    In three sentences

    Its a great place to live and go to school. Great skiing and climbing and most of the professors are great. Getting a hold of them can be a hassle.

  • 06/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Not interested however didn't seem to be that large. Great for some people.

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman is an amazing place full of things to do. There is always an activity for people to take part in and people willing to do so. As for night life bozeman is not the place to be.

    Food and Dining

    There was many options of food choices which was great. The food was full of gross fats and corn syrup and started repeating the same menu a lot. The desserts and such were out for breakfast lunch and dinner, not healthy.

    Dorm Life

    People are amazing and the community of freshman living in the dorms is an experience that cannot be replaced. As for the actually living conditions I was not too pleased.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of it what you put into it. I felt extremely challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to study and time management is crucial.

    In three sentences

    Amazing town full of wonderful, people that just want to be outdoors. I would describe it at a farmers market town full of young active people. The university is a hands on learning environment where everyone is interested and involved.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seems good enough. Haven't had to find out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Haven't been part of many.

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The SUB is the Strand Union Building. It is pretty much the heart of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap for what you get.

    What to do for fun

    Anything outside. It is a bonus to have an off roading car

    Food and Dining

    Stay away from Harrison but Hapner has good food. Im not sure about Miller.

    Dorm Life

    Relatively quiet where i have been so far. Could be much worse.

    Academic Rigor

    So far classes have been easy but I can see how they can get harder.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike and go outside.

    In three sentences

    Its a great, cheap school. Very good if you like skiing or snowboarding. Very academically oriented.

  • 06/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency call stations all around campus that will call a nearby officer to you in under 20 seconds. The MSU police work with both the Bozeman police and the county sheriff to make the area as safe as possible.

    Greek Life

    Strong Greek life for both male and female. I haven't pledged, but the Greek houses always have fun events like paintball, frisbee, etc. Of course, they are also the biggest parties around.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a huge variety of activities including some you may not expect. For a school in Montana to have a Brony club is somewhat surprising.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy or sit inside by the fire. The cold winter is great for both. A nice jacket is all you need to get to class and every building is well heated.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know how unusual it is, but I love the Procrastinator theater where they put on $2 movies. It's great for a date or just a nice evening to yourself. The heated duck pond is a little unusual, and the story is that any student who touches a duck will be automatically expelled without appeal due to concerns about disturbing the ducks' habitat.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is very low due to Montana's excellent school subsidies. They offer plenty of financial aid and I was able to attend there out of state for less than it would have cost me to stay local.

    What to do for fun

    There are some great restaurants in Bozeman, but the real attractions are the mountains. I went hiking every weekend before the snow fell and then it was fun to tramp around in the snow too. mountain biking is big while it's warm and skiing and snowboarding keep the winter interesting.

    Food and Dining

    It's basically what you expect from dorm food there are a few gems, but on the whole, it's not that great. I give it 3 stars because they give free Nutella and Wilcoxson's ice cream, a local brand that is amazing.

    Dorm Life

    The all-girls dorms especially turn out to be really close-knit. Much of the high-rise housing is more anonymous if you prefer that, and just remember, Roskie is the 420 friendly one.

    Academic Rigor

    It may not be Harvard, but you certainly have lots of challenging classes. Any class above the 200 level will keep you busy, no matter the subject. Of course, for the slackers, there will always be a couple degrees you can skate through.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're into hunting and fishing, you'll find a lot of people like you here. However, if you're into anime, or video games, or literature or other things you don't associate with Montana, you're going to find those here too.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful campus with really great people, MSU was a great choice for me. The academics keep me challenged while Bozeman has plenty to do to keep me entertained. I recommend the school if you love the outdoors, winter sports, and learning from top teachers.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Really great gym located right on campus. Some events come through now and then, however most people party. The football games are the largest campus experience.

    Food and Dining

    The atmosphere is nice, the food looks good however I never had a meal I liked.

    Dorm Life

    You practically share a room with someone in a closet sized dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you can survive in a town that is only warm 2 months out of the year. Make sure you research and ask other students on Facebook or by visiting the college and compare it to the colleges you're closer to. International students tend not to stick around so I suggest International students attend a school in a larger city. Most students leave as the town does not have opportunities for your degree.

    In three sentences

    Montana State offers a few strong degrees in Architecture, Nursing, and Engineering. The Design program is not up to par for the real world. The small town offers you the right setting to focus on studies. I was a design student and I will be transferring to an art school to gain the knowledge I need. With that said I rate the school a 4 out of 10. There are a few great instructors, however it doesn't make up for the fact that you only take about 3 real design classes in 4 years. They also won't teach you any adobe programs you have to learn them on your own. Assignments are thrown at you without any teaching prior, so you're more or less just being critiqued and never taught.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always more than willing to help, if you don't feel safe they are more than willing to give you a ride or help out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a Salsa dance club that is fantastic! The group is a lot of fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors people

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The ceramic guild always has a chili bowl sale each semester. You can get a hand made bowl and chili!

    What to do for fun

    Theres lots of hiking and outdoor activities. There are tons of clubs to get involved in on campus too.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options on campus and near campus. There are three different dinning halls for resident life students. And there is a food court in the Strand Union Building, that also includes many little eateries.

    Dorm Life

    We have great food! And many of the dorms are being renovated. There are all girls, all boys, and co-ed options.

    Academic Rigor

    Its very easy as long as you show up for class. You can always talk to professors, they are always more than willing to help. They expect you to work hard but also understand what you are going through so as long as you clue them in on your life they will help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit the campus to make sure you really want to come here. Contact professors and ask them questions. You can usually get a tour of the different colleges you are interested in if you call and make the effort.

    In three sentences

    A decent school that is still growing. They love their football and engineering. Small town Montana feeling.

  • 08/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Been here for a year and never heard the cops chasing someone; only making fuss when the fire alarm of the campus housing activated for very stupid reasons. Mostly people leave their cars and doors unlocked. Campus police have scorts services at night, and you can see them around sometimes during the day or night. There is some creeps around the area, but as bad as living in a big city.

    Clubs and Activities

    Campus has more than 200 clubs, ranging from chess and anime to fly fishing and skiing club. It is just a matter of looking. The one I like the most is engineers without borders, who go to Kenya every summer help with water facilities in rural villages.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoors lovers, nerds, conservative type of people, small town friendliness���´ fans. Mostly, this is not a place for people that love to live in big cities and want to stay in big cities; this type of people end up leaving because they get really bored here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Powder clause: if it is a perfect day to ski, most probably half (or 80 percent) of your class will not be in the classroom. On campus there is a barn where people go to dance country every friday of the semester, no kidding.

    What to do for fun

    Go outdoors. It is the only thing you can do for sure. So have a car or a friend that has one. Go fly fishing, hiking, skiing/snowboarding, camping, climbing, mountain biking (and get a second hand mountain bike is relatively cheap), snow sliding, ice skating, backpacking, jogging, swimming in the lakes. Go to Glaciar Park, Hyelite, Yellowstone or Fairy Lake. Or you can wait for the summer and go to a different local rock concert every weekend, for country music in downtown every thursday, the public pool, the movies, the art walks, poetry nights, or have some coffee with a couple of friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not highly fresh in the supermarket. Because the winter is so long, most of vegetables and stuff are not exactly local and taste sort of weird. Fresh and local are sort of expensive. Dining out is sort of cheap if done once in a week and you look for places with daily offers; for sure you can find dining options lower than ten dollars incluiding drink. Restaurants around Bozeman are from decent to really good.

    Dorm Life

    Pleople are nice, friendly, and if you get a friend for real that is going to be a buddy that will not allow you to be bored. But if you just care about having a quiet place to study and sleep correctly every night this might not be your best option.

    Academic Rigor

    Engineering classes are not easy, but with hard work, attending classes and doing your homework (correctly) you will have no problem.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get an agenda and never miss a day, get free tutoring and go to the review sesions before every test, always do your homework and the extra credit, never take math in the summer (it is miserable), prepare for the math placement test, if someone does not care about you go and talk to somebody else because you will find someone, do your best on the SAT so you can get a big scholarship.

    In three sentences

    Do your homework and attend class every day and for sure you will pass all your classes. Come here only if you enjoy the outdoors and cold weather. The best thing is that professors are fairly approachable and care that you pass.

  • 08/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always cops roaming around campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of restaurants around the college that are decently priced.

    What to do for fun

    Go to all the sports games.

    Food and Dining

    Food was pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    My room that I shared with another person was very small.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing. Even if your shy nobody is going to make fun of you for that.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a very diverse, friendly environment. Most of the students are very nice to each other and so are the teachers.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU-alerts go out whenever anything of concern occurs on or near campus, and UPD officers are availiable 24/7 to provide escorts. Campus features several blue light emergency posts from which to place 911 calls if necessary, and the majority of campus is well-lit.

    Greek Life

    A wonderful bunch of people, well-organized, and a fun thing to be involved with. I'm not Greek, but the majority of my friends belong to a fraternity or sorority. Not too many to choose from, and it's a very small percentage of the student body, but it's well-managed.

    Clubs and Activities

    Weighted heavily toward agriculture (collegiate 4-H, cattlewomens assoc., etc.)

    Great for these types of students

    People who love the outdoors, winter sports enthusiasts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Heated duck pond, but don't touch the ducks!

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is perfect, out of state is ridiculously high.

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking in Hyalite canyon, soak at the hot springs (Bozeman or Norris), Ski Bridger Bowl, Hike the M, mountain biking, fishing, float the rivers, ice skate on the community rinks, visit Yellowstone, and go camping.

    Food and Dining

    Not very great choices on dining hall food. Miller is the worst, Hannon is the best. Late night bites are pretty convenient, but there's hardly ever anything besides hotdogs.

    Dorm Life

    Hapner Hall is awesome. The high rises are a little more stereotypical college dorms, but Hapner is recently renovated, very neat and clean, and in the best location.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for winter!

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's stuff in this town for everyone but especially if you're outdoorsy! Skiing, hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding, and of course the water sports out on the lakes and rivers. It's a blast.

    Food and Dining

    The food, most of it anyway, is delicious! There's not usually very nutritious options but if worst comes to worst you can always have a salad. They always have lots of variety and different things.

    Dorm Life

    I was given the privilege of being in the nicest dorm with the biggest rooms - Hapner Hall. There's so many events and fun things going on all the time. It would be nice if I wasn't scheduled to work during almost every single one! It's always fun and exciting to live here.

    Academic Rigor

    It's so academically challenging. The classes are always interesting and fun and the professors are great. They're always ready and willing to help and to answer all of the questions you have.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you bring a bike or you will never make it to class on time. Study hard! It's not a good feeling when you get online to see your grades and you find out you got a low score on your Exams. Put school above anything else in your life and you won't regret it.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing school full of so many great opportunities. This school offers so many things for any different type of student. My only complaint is the ridiculously low amount of parking spaces!

  • 09/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mostly good, they have on campus police with safety posts scattered that you can press and the police will rush there. The frat houses have a sketchy reputation sadly.

    Greek Life

    Not really a strong presence on campus. Sadly, the greek life has a bad history and reputation of sexual assult. Girls, don't go drinking at parties at frat houses!! Be smart!

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots and lots of intramural sports. Pretty much a club for everything you can think of. If it doesn't exist, you can always start one too.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like skiing and the outdoors, it is great for you. MSU has a pretty strong engineering department as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman convocation is an exciting start to the year, with a week of festivities on the main stretch of campus beforehand.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost for the dorms is over 4000 a semester now, which i think is ridiculous. Room and board costs more than tuition?!

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs you can join. Join a intramural sport. Really. It's fun! Plus Bozeman has easy access to the outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking, rafting, ...etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food really isn't as bad as a lot of people make it out to be. They try to keep it varied, always have plenty of various fruits and veggies, and even do special meals that are pretty fun for like Halloween or Valentines day.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Langford, the all male hall on campus, and I love it. It is right next to the dining halls, and the hall I am in has formed such a close-knit community. I was very surprised how close I have become with the guys in my hall.

    Academic Rigor

    This is totally up the student. You get out academically as much as you put in, straight up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike. It's much easier to get across campus when you have ten minutes between classes with a bike. Also, a winter jacket to combat the cold is necessary.

    In three sentences

    Montana State offers a close campus next to the Museum of the Rockies. MSU is not too large to lose connections with professors, yet is large enough to have plenty of opportunities.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Opportunities to be safe and protected are definitely all around you, it's just up to you to choose to be safe. The campus does a lot to ensure the safety, and offers free escorts from campus security, Blue Boxes are all around campus.

    Greek Life

    Pretty good. Quite a few Frats. the Sororities don't seem to involve themself all that much. Kappa is right next to campus and apparently has parties, and is one of the better ones with great guys to hang out with. Pike has an unfortunate negative reputation, along with Chi. SAE is just kind of random and there. Not really sure what they are about to be honest. Chi Alpha seems like a great group of people. As far as sororities, Chi O doesn't have a great rep either. AGD definitely does, they are some really nice gals.

    Clubs and Activities

    TONS. ASMSU to name one, and under that is even more. Athletics, Internships, ROTC, special interest clubs. Catapalooza, which happens during the last three days of the last freshman orientation, though it's open for all, is definitely a great place to find the clubs you belong in.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy, involved students. Athletics will find their place here too.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Leigh Lounge is great for power naps. If you're in a specific group that has an office and lounge, it's never uncommon to spot those kids chilling out in their respective lounges. I like sitting outside Wilson, or inside, there tends to be quite a few chairs just scattered around. Also, the EPS building tends to have good WiFi. The SUB is my to go place for late night homework assignments.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm poor, so I'm paying a lot & didn't get as many scholarships as I would like, but I think it's worth it. There are a lot of scholarship opportunities available too. WUE, the simple scholarships, ROTC options, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There's always quite a bit going on! Up until a few week after school starts, there's a lot to do downtown, Music on Main, the Farmers Markets, etc. On campus there is usually an ASMSU event, Human's vs. Zombies (which is just as fun to watch!) or some sport activity going on. Usually you can find something if you just walk around the Mall, or go past the big board in between the SUB and the Library. There are also usually hall specific events that your RA plan, which tend to be pretty fun, and can be more intimate and fun!

    Food and Dining

    Hannon's food is definitely the best, but can fill up a lot and very quickly for lunch and late breakfast. It's closed during the weekends, which is the biggest bummer, along with it not having Late Night Bites. Though fortunately, Harrison is just a short walk away, and can be pretty good. Late Night Bites there are a must. Miller is on the opposite side of campus of those two, and is good, though not much better than the other two (although it does have a Fat Cat Bakery and a bit more desert options, which can be nice. Salad bar isn't as nice, in my opinion.) A weirder layout for the buffet, but seating is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Not bad. Dorms in Hapner were recently renovated and very nice and long, and have a lot of storage space. However, they don't have as much floor space as they're longer than they are wide. Compared to Hannon, at least. With the right set up, Hannon rooms can have a lot of space. Roskie has a weird angle, though the pods (Roskie's version of a hall or floor) all tend to be very close. South and North Hedges have some pretty good camaraderie going on, which can be really fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely depending on the majors. Architecture, Nursing, and Engineering are definitely up there for intensity.

    Tips for prospective students

    I highly recommend MSU. Beautiful location, wonderful teachers, nice area & people, etc. A lot to do on and off campus. Students on campus are really invested in making a difference and makes for a very good experience. Talk to current or past students regarding dorm halls. Personally, Hannon is nice because the hall is right here. You also get that from the Hedges and Johnstone, however. The only downside to the Hedges is how many floors you may have to climb on a daily basis, Roskie too. Roskie is nicknamed Potskie. I'll just leave it at that. Do be careful with how many extra things, such as clubs and activities, you take on. There is so much to do, it is easy to over do it, and fall behind on your school work, which should be your first priority. Be prepared for the winters. If you are not used to cold, harsh, wet, and snowy winters, get in contact with people who are and have them help you. Be careful to not overpay on clothes though, out-of-staters tend to do that.

    In three sentences

    Really enjoyed it so far. Great location, teachers, staff, other students, etc. Students are incredibly invested in making a difference which creates a positive experience overall.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MSU has their own campus police that are located very close to campus. They are always around to help and protect you. They are very good on reporting events and informing all students of what is going on. There are also a lot of places to go to get help away from the authorities like the women's and voice center.

    Greek Life

    There are a few fraternities and sororities here on campus. They are all really friendly, outgoing people. They put on a lot of great events for MSU and the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities at MSU. There are of course the fraternities and sororities, a skiing & snowboarding club, book club, women's center, student government, and just about anything else you can think of! The school is always putting on events, so there is always something to do!

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors, MSU is the place for you! Almost every one here rides a bike, skateboards, hikes, skis, snowboards, or all of the above! Also, MSU has a great engineering program, ranking very high in the US. There will also be a new business college in 2015 that focuses especially on those looking into entrepreneurship!

    Bang for the buck

    Coming to MSU I have found that the people here are genuinely very nice and respectful; it is almost surprising! The guys are gentlemen and the girls are non-judgmental. There is always someone here to help you and so many opportunities to make friends and be successful!

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do at MSU! MSU is located in Bozeman, MT making it a great place for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, and snowboarding. The school also puts on plenty of events like sport games, dances, and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    We have three different dining halls here at MSU making it easy to find one close to your dorm. The food is generally pretty good with lots of variety! Also, two of these dining halls are open as late as 12pm, so no matter when you're hungry you can always get something to eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here are actually a lot of fun! They always have different events going on like dances, ice cream socials, cupcake events, toilet paper games, and plenty of other fun things to do! The dorms are very social and make it really easy to have fun and make friends!

    Academic Rigor

    As in any college, classes are going to be difficult and time consuming. The great thing about MSU is that no matter what, there is always someone to help you. You can get free tutoring, and it is easy to meet with people to help you stay on track with classes and homework; such as advisors and professors. Each and every staff member at MSU is passionate about making sure every student is successful in their work and school!

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to MSU do not be afraid to go to events by yourself. Put yourself out there, talk to people, and always be yourself. Also, while you're having such a great social life, make sure to manage your time wisely; go to class, study, and do all your homework!

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great college full of friendly, energetic people and is perfectly located in the beautiful city of Bozeman, MT. Everyone is so nice and respectful towards everyone, making it really easy to make friends. There are a lot of great classes and events, so there is always something to do!

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities to do in Bozeman! The campus is 15 minutes away from Bridger Bowl and only an hour away from Big Sky ski resort. We have many beautiful hikes and trails that are open to the public that many students enjoy. On campus, MSU holds many activity fairs and events for students to participate in. There's never a dull moment here at MSU.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dining halls at Montana State. They are open from 7-7 on weekends and 7-9 on weekdays. They serve 3 meals a day not including a new program offered called late night bite were you can go get a snack after dinner has been put away.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorm options here on campus. They aren't very big but they are extremely close to campus and the dining halls. The residents hall provides lots of activities to help students get involved and meet one another.

    Academic Rigor

    The 100 level classes are intended to root people out of the major. They want you to understand what your getting into. Once you find a major and begin taking those classes, you learn a lot and it becomes easier because you are interested in the subject.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come check out the campus first! See what you're getting into and if the location is a good fit, thats important because you will be living in the town for the next 4+ years.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is not only located in the best location, but this school has some of the most dedicated faculty I have ever seen. This school wants to see their students succeed and come out on top. Coming to this school will not be a regret.

  • 10/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe on campus even late at night. Campus police are very visible and there are safety blue towers for 911 calls all over campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a small community on campus but they are the most active. There are rumors that the greek fraternity houses are unsafe for female students, but I've never found that to be true for every students. It's a community that I'm not a part of, but I've had fun at their parties and philanthropy events. Their philanthropy events are strong traditions.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities. From LARPing (live action role play), to language clubs, political party clubs to knitting clubs, conservation to preservation type clubs, ag clubs, ski clubs, religious clubs, religious ski clubs... Seriously everything you could and couldn't think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy people, outgoing people, ag students, montana people and out of state people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Undie Run is every fall, students run down the main walkway and around the Bobcat Statue in their underwear as a tradition. The MSU Duck Pond is another interesting location on campus. We also have a noodle looking thing on campus that students throw their old phones into.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm fully satisfied for what I'm paying at MSU. I have access to professors, I just had to make an active choice to reach out to them. Resources are available for whatever you need.

    What to do for fun

    Ski hills are 20 minutes, 40 minutes and an hour away with bus rides to each hill. Lots of easy outdoor activities to still do, because I'm not a huge outdoors fanatic, but lots of public land for hunting too. Rivers for fishing and floating in innertubes. Local theaters, good music scene, and the sports events are a blast. I have never missed one.

    Food and Dining

    Huge variety of food. Made to order ommelets on the week days, and wok bowl nights. I honestly miss having the variety of food I had in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is typical dorm life. It's exactly what I expected for space, and I made my lasting friendships there. I was in the co-ed high rise, but I frequented the other dorms too. You can find what you would like in a living space.

    Academic Rigor

    I am definitely challenged in academics at MSU. There are loads of undergraduate research opportunities too, I just had a friend who is a junior in her undergrad publish her research. Other friends of mine just published their thesis with a professor. I don't think this happens alot at other universities for undergrads.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting involved on campus will not only make you a more successful student in class, but keeps you busy so you don't have time management issues. The students I know who don't get involved also don't know as many people, it's better to know people in classes because you are involved.

    In three sentences

    Montana State is a strong competitor with other state universities across the country, even if you haven't heard of it. The community is strong and class sizes are ideal to have an active education. I've made the most out of my time at MSU and I love it here.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs make life so much fun, getting involved and meeting new people.

    What to do for fun

    Swing dancing, going to the movies, and getting out doors is what is really fun around Bozeman.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life seems to be fun, you meet more people living in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in clubs and organizations, it will make your college years so much more enjoyable!

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    It is not mom's cooking but in my case that was a good thing. It taste like food.

    Dorm Life

    This college's dorm life really and truly depends on what dorm you are in. Staff here will work with students to make sure their experience at MSU is a positive one.

    Academic Rigor

    Students must stay on top of the grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main idea on the MSU campus is to get involved. There are many clubs to get involved with and tons of things to do with your friends, but that is not the type of involvement I am suggesting to a academically focused student. There are a huge number of scientific lab positions available for UNDERGRADUATE students, and these positions are open to freshmen!

    In three sentences

    If you want to do great things for yourself, your community, and your world then come to MSU. Great things are happening here that will enable you to become great.

  • 11/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    My program is ranked with Ivy League schools but for a fraction of the cost!

    What to do for fun

    I like to be outdoors and soak up the beautiful scenery readily available to me.

    Food and Dining

    the dinning hall specialize in Montana Made meals that are special events for the students and extra delicious.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are inviting and social. The staff and students do their best to involve everyone in the fantastic on campus activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult but manageable. The academics are well ranked and well rounded for each program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take in every moment of college and take chances. College goes by so quickly.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a unique college and campus that truly caters to the needs of all its students. It allows me to pursue my dreams and supports me on my path to success. I could not imagine myself in a better environment.

  • 11/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is the MSU alert system where they'll send you a text if people report suspicious things to university police. Not to mention the dozens of emergency phones around campus that are directly connected to university police.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than you have time for and there and interest in joining is all it takes to fit in.

    Great for these types of students

    outdoorsy, engineering, science, and nursing

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual Undie Run. Students run a 5k race in their underwear every November.

    Bang for the buck

    College isn't cheap. Anywhere. But at MSU you're pretty likely to get a job right out of college. and there are tons of opportunities to make tuition worth it.

    What to do for fun

    With several mountain ranges and ski slopes within a half hour of campus there is sometimes more to do outdoors than indoors. Not to mention the gym on campus that has basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, treadmills, bicycles, a huge weight room, a full swimming pool, and an indoor rock climbing wall. if fitness isn't your thing, there is also the procrastinator theater which offers movies on a huge screen for only $2! There's a lot to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the time dining hall food is dining hall food. However, most of the dining halls offer something called Late Night Bites where they'll grill gourmet burgers with fresh beef from Montana farms to order and they are soooo good. as well as having other delicious dinner options in case you're vegetarian or anything like that. Its a great way to get a delicious meal if you missed the one at the normal time, or if you need a snack during a study break.

    Dorm Life

    MSU is pretty good at setting you up with someone that you'll get along with. Most of the dorms have been renovated recently so you're not living in a dump. All in all I can't complain.

    Academic Rigor

    As an engineering student, classes aren't the easiest. However, there are a multitude of ways to get help should want some. The teachers are very approachable and helpful and MSU has a free tutoring program called SmartyCats where students who have taken the class and aced it help you out which is great because they know what its like since they've taken it before themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get a good winter coat. Bozeman is sunny and beautiful all through september and most of october but after that the temperature drops rapidly, the snow flies, and the skiers come out of hibernation

    In three sentences

    MSU is a great place to get a degree,especially because there are so many options to choose from. There's also plenty of opportunity for involvement in any of the 100+ student clubs,and last but not least: plenty of thing to do for fun if you love the outdoors.

  • 12/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    So many activities its nuts. You'll never run out of new things to try, or you can revisit old hobbies with new friends! Always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent and Excellent, everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I have an apartment on campus. Sorry not a dormer.

    Academic Rigor

    Not overly difficult but definitely challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as early as possible. Schedule a campus visit and tour, in case you are unsure.

    In three sentences

    The only college Montana needs! Enough said.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I cant say much on this because I am still living in Kalispell, while I attend this school.

    Dorm Life

    I cant say much on this because I am still living in Kalispell, while I attend this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you currently live in Bozeman, Great Falls, Billings, Missoula, or Kalispell and dont want to leave but wish to become a nurse; I would recommend going to Montana State University. It has a wonderful nursing program.

    In three sentences

    I currently live in Kalispell and am going through Bozemans nursing program. I think it is a great school and wonderful that they provide this opportunity, allowing me to continue living where I am. I think the program so far is challenging and overall a wonderful school.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe, with campus police on campus all the time ready to help. The police are nice, and so are the people. Montana is one of the safest places in the USA.

    Greek Life

    Not so great.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are an outdoorsman, this is the place for you. Consistent rafting, hiking, skiing, biking, and rock climbing activities that taking place through the universit. there are plenty of things to do here, so i guarantee you wont' miss out on the overall college experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want an excellent education, but don't want to go to a big city. to get it.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Montana State is a very organic, hippy style organization. You don't expect that from Montana.

    Bang for the buck

    Great Value for the dollar, especially when compared to the cost of going to another university as an out of state student.

    What to do for fun

    A ton of skiing, especially with one of the highest ranked ski resorts in the world nearby. Additionally there are plenty sports you can play, the fitness center is unmatched in size.

    Food and Dining

    Food in Bozeman is great, and the residence hall food offers a large variety of options. The food is pretty outstanding, although if you have your own place, I reccomend that you cook your own food.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, so I can't comment.

    Academic Rigor

    The engineering program is difficult, so if you want to be an engineer be prepared to work. Every university is competitive, so anywhere you go, you will have to work for a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready to study, this isn't going to be any easier than the other schools. Just be ready for the cold winters, as it gets very cold in the winter. If you are into the outdoors, I recommend coming in for a visit.

    In three sentences

    Montana State is an excellent university, because it's a big university with a small university feel. The ski resort is only 3.3. miles away, offering plenty of shredding for students.

  • 01/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe with a great campus police presence!

    Greek Life

    Yes!

    Clubs and Activities

    Way too many to name...you will never be bored!

    Great for these types of students

    All!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love feeding the ducks at the duck pond. There is an annual undy-run before the Cat/Griz football game! Cat/ Griz football with rival University of Montana.

    Bang for the buck

    MSU has great programs whether it is 2, 4, or graduate school. The engineering program is top of the line and is at the forefront of science and technology working with groups like NASA, Boeing, and BP. The arts are also great with music, theater, and art, there is something for everyone. The fact that MSU is a liberal arts college is also nice because it ensures that every student is well-rounded and prepared to enter society as a productive member!

    What to do for fun

    The city of Bozeman has so many fun and exciting things to do, whether it is hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, skiing, or bowling, movies, great hangouts, and many more. It is definitely a small town with a big city feel!

    Food and Dining

    There are a wide variety of food and dining choices available for all income levels!

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but my friends love them and say that they are a great place to meet new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The academia is very rigorous, but it is well worth it. The university does offer great free tutoring and many other great academic helps. There is no reason that you can't succeed here!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. APPLY HERE! It will be the best decision of your life! 2. Pick a major early. There is no reason you can't change, but is pointless to spend all this money not knowing what you want to do. 3. Don't be nervous. MSU has friendly, helpful staff that will guide you and make you feel right at home. 4. Have fun! There are so many clubs and so much to do around Bozeman. Take advantage of this beautiful area and all it has to offer. 5. APPLY HERE! I can't stress what an amazing college MSU is! There is no place like it.

    In three sentences

    Montana State university is an awesome place, whether you are here to be a ski bum or for the top-notch academics! The staff is amazing, and the students are friendly and welcoming. MSU is definitely a gem and the quality and value for the price just can't be beat!

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is pretty good. There is campus police that patrol across campus and there are also emergency stations all across campus that if you hit the button it alerts the police.

    Greek Life

    If Greek life is for you then there are seven fraternities and four sororities that are always looking for new members. It is a great way to meet new people and become engaged on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities on and off campus. There is a long list on the MSU webpage if you are interested in looking for one that interests you.

    Great for these types of students

    MSU is great for any type of student. There are great opportunities for those who study hard and also for those who need a little help. There are plenty of parties on campus but the don't effect study.

    What to do for fun

    There are three ski hills around campus and buses will take you up there and bring you back if needed. Then there is also a full gym on campus with a rock wall, swimming pool, weights, and racquetball courts.

    Food and Dining

    There are three dinning halls across campus with places to buy food and drinks also across campus. Then there are also restaurants close to campus if you wanted to go them.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of living options here in Bozeman; there are two all girls dorms and one all male dorm. There are quads and freshman apartments along with co-ed dorms. there are many living options to suit your living choice.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm study chemical engineering and it is a hard major but there are many other majors here at Bozeman, and there probably is one to fit what your interested in. Even though the courses may be hard there are other people in them so if you needed help you would be able to get it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get out and meet people and have fun. Don't stay cooped up in your dorm room the whole semester studying. Doing that will lead to over stressing yourself and it will make your college experience a bad one.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is amazing. There are plenty of people to get out to meet and hang around with; so don't worry if none of your friends are coming here. Also the professors are great at helping there students.

  • 01/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Could be better, but we all get timely emails when criminal activity or assaults are reported.

    Great for these types of students

    White and middle-class who like hunting, skiing and hiking. Diversity's not a big thing here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go do the undie run!!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm here on scholarship and it's less expensive than any other in-state (for me) school, and I've received a great education so far.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor stuff!

    Food and Dining

    The retail food is great! The dining halls are like any other dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    If you like to party, Roskie is the place for you. Hapner and Langford are both newly renovated but also female-only and male-only respectively. The other dorms are a little older, but work awesomely if you are social or are working to become more social, since you'll be in close proximity with a ton of people if you're living in the dorms, especially the high-rises.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect a lot of partying in certain corners of the campus but it's a serious academic university that prides itself in undergrad research.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're white and straight you'll belong just fine! It's also good if you love the outdoors or outdoor activities

    In three sentences

    Very attentive and friendly faculty. Great campus. A looooooot of middle-class white kids.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always well lit, as a girl I am comfortable walking around campus alone at night.

    Greek Life

    4 sororties 7 frats Rush even if you don't think you join- Montana Greeks have a tendency to surprise you and draw in the unexpecting!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's Club for everything you can think of!

    Great for these types of students

    Wants big school perks, small school feel. Outdoorsy or down to earth. New great town to explore.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Get to school the week before classes start for Catapalooza- where you can see an join all of the clubs! What a great way to kick off the year!

    Bang for the buck

    It's like an all you can eat buffet- but for college!

    What to do for fun

    A better question is what isn't tree to do! Just to list a few of the most popular: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, slacklining, climbing, ice climbing, camping, country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, or maybe just soaking up some of Montana's endless sunshine with a good book! There's a million clubs including a well developed Greek life on campus! Don't be turned off by Bozemans small size, this little town has all the shopping you could dream of, and close to campus too!

    Food and Dining

    Three on campus dinning halls- Miller, Hannon, and Johnstone. While it's not your mothers home cooking, it's also not half bad. Though it's unavoidably complained about! More food court style meals available in the Student Union Building as well as coffee in the library.

    Dorm Life

    There is just about every living situation you could dream of. With options for coed, all girls, all boys, honors, by major floors. You can also pick between the extremely social high rises (Roskie, North and South) or the more introverted Lowrises (Hannon, Hapner and Langford) or even the Freshman apartments. These range from just built to nearly ancient but all share the same cozy, homey feel.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging but manageable. The honors program adds to this rigor while not overwhelming you too much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join as many clubs as you can- there's literally hundreds. Also, you have a library, use it! Finally, keep your priorities straight- school before skiing and homework before hang outs.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is more than just a place for amazing academic opportunities, it's a place to grow as a person! Any one looking for a quality education, dedicated staff, outdoor minded people and endless possibilities should take a look at Montana State. Not to mention the great tuition rates that make it affordable to attend so you can get that season ski pass!

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a system called the Blue Light system (I believe) and it essentially gets a cop to you in about 10 seconds or less. Police escorts at night, safety here is a big deal.

    Greek Life

    Not a very big part of MSU

    Clubs and Activities

    Not much in terms of clubs, a few that will spark your interest. Activities- too cold most of the year for outdoor activities.

    Great for these types of students

    SKI BUMS or wannabe ski bums. Come up the Bozeman if you love the snow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hyalite(hiking trails) bonfires, hiking the M.

    Bang for the buck

    Lots of outlets for helping you succeed in college (help centers, free tutoring, etc.) and cheap. Even for out-of-staters.

    What to do for fun

    Ski. Ski. Ski. Snow is here most of the year, so if you're not a fan of shredding, this probably isn't the best campus for you. Outdoor winter activities (snowshoeing,hot springs, hiking, etc.) can also be done. AWESOME camping in the winter. Lots of great fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food is generally good. Depending on the day you'll get all sorts of choices and healthy options. Not many awesome restaurants in Bozeman, but if you look hard enough you'll find some diamonds in the rough.

    Dorm Life

    DO NOT go to the boys only/ girls only dorms here. If you decide to attend, try to get into North or South, I promise you. You'll make life long friends. The noise level is just fine, contrary to popular belief. Having lived in both an all-girls dorm and south, North/South/Roskie lifestyle is the way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    Not as intense as the prestigious high school I attended if you're looking to get mostly B's. Not a challenging curriculum unless you are in engineering.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're an outdoorsy kind of person, MSU is full of like-minded people. Teachers are mostly good, but make sure if you're coming here its for the right reasons.

    In three sentences

    If you love to ski/snowboard, and I mean REALLY love the snow, MSU is the place for you. In my first year here, there has been snow cover since november with temps in the -20s. Great, friendly people, and a great atmosphere for learning with lots of outlets for help in every class.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go bowling, or watch movies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring your snow gear.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is a good school. There needs to be more on campus to do. The professors make the school what it is.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, skiing, watching movies at the procrastinator, intramurals, clubs.

    In three sentences

    They have a really nice campus. Everybody here is really nice and accepting. There are also a lot of fun things to do around campus.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There isn't very much crime. There are towers all around with push to call buttons in case of an emergency. Just be careful as there have been a few sexual assaults and maybe a few thefts, but it is rare.

    Greek Life

    Both Fraternities and Sororities

    Great for these types of students

    Engineers, education, and nursing students. Skier or snowboarders. People who like the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a heated duck pond where the ducks stay there all winter long which seems crazy considering how low the temps get here. There is a snow science major offered. Roskie hall is pretty odd - just saying.

    Bang for the buck

    Living off campus is cheaper, but the classes definitely teach you well so you aren't wasting your money.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone in this town is pretty much a skier or a snowboarder. There is a mall, movie theater, bowling in the rec center, and all the hiking and outdoor activities you could ask for. Some people bring their hunting gear and go hunting. There are a few clubs to join as well.Feeding the ducks in the duck pond may take a few minutes off your hands. Sometimes it is hard to find things to do in this town though.

    Food and Dining

    There are several options and three different dining halls. There is always the main meal of the day, pizza, salad, and sandwiches. You can look up the menu on the school's website. Breakfast is good and the late nite bite is the best for when you get done with those late night classes or tests. They have special meals for vegans or those with other dietary needs. Somehow Hannon ended up having the best food, but it is still similar all around. Everyone has their own opinion and some days the food was better than other days.

    Dorm Life

    All of the RA's are nice and schedule fun activities. I lived in the Freshman Apartments and you really bond with your roomates. No matter what there will be pros and cons to dorm life, but I think this is the best way to get to know people. (I am currently living off campus as it is surprisingly much cheaper.)

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes challenge you. This is not to say that some classes aren't easier than others, but you can always count on having to put in some effort. High mathematics courses, Chemistry, Physics, and other science classes can be quite difficult as expected, but teachers are always there to help. There are SmartyCats who are tutors that you can sign up with for free to get extra help in any class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate because it will not be like High School. Get help from SmartyCats tutoring if you need help or go to teacher's office hours. Get to know people through clubs or dorm life activities. Have fun! Don't tell people you are a Griz fan (rival school team) ->just a joke.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University challenges you with vigorous programs. There will be snow and cold weather for the majority of time. It is a place to experience the outdoors.

  • 02/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    College is what you make it. Yes the main reason why we are here is to study and get good grades. You also need to find a balance between work and play. I find myself struggling with this idea. We have a rec center on campus where you can bowl, play pool, or just hang out with friends and watch the game. There also a ton of events that happen at the Brick Bredman Fieldhouse. My personal favorite is Bobcat Football.

    Food and Dining

    Again it depends on where you go. It also depends on your transportation situation. For me I do not have a vehicle so I tend to eat on campus a lot. Campus has a great variety of places to eat and a tremendous amount of selections. Its not the same as mom's home cooking but honestly its not horrible.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you live. My advice live by those who are social on your floor and get to know you. No one on my floor does this so I literally do not know anyone on my floor. Which is kind of pathetic considering the fact that the second semester is almost half over.

    Academic Rigor

    It is easy to get in Montana State but its harder to stay here. They definitely expect their students to be on their A game. It can definitely push you past your limits at times. The course work is challenging but worth all of the effort in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how to study well, effectivly and efficiently. Get to know your professor and ask them for help earlier rather than later. Get to know other people and form study groups especially in those harder classes. Bouncing ideas off of each other is a great way to learn from each and better learn the material.

    In three sentences

    It is a huge compact and comprehensive learning environment. There is a beautiful landscape and professors are always available and willing to help you out you just have to take the step to seek them out and go get help. It is a very friendly atmosphere and anyone is willing to answer questions help you out along the way.

  • 03/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The police are there for whatever need. In the winter they provide free car battery jump service and free escort service for people walking across campus alone at night. They want to make sure we are safe while we are having fun.

    Greek Life

    Our greek life seems to be more about the parties and not about their involvement on and off campus. I never hear about them doing any good. They seem like a pointless part of campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many different clubs and activities available of campus. There is basically anything for any interest. It is easy to get involved on campus and in the community.

    Great for these types of students

    Montana State University is a very diverse campus. We have basically every type of student. There is a place for anyone on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Montana State University is much more expensive for out of state students. However with the great opportunities and programs available it is highly worth it. We have some of the best programs available.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun things to do near by. We have one ski resort twenty minutes away and another one thirty minutes away. Besides the many other mountain activities available Yellowstone is near by as well as popular hot springs.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different choices offered on campus through dinning halls and restaurants. On the weekends there are limited hours where food is available. Sometimes the food gets old and eating off campus is a must.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be good or bad depending on how you take it. There are many ways offered through the dorms to get involved on campus. Dorm life does include many parties so the noise level is pretty high late into the night.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of classes to fill your interests for your core classes. A honor program is available for students who want more of a challenge with their classes. Upper level classes are always available as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in as much as you can, but stay on top of classes. There is plenty to do on and off of campus. Have a fun time.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is such an amazing school to attend. I love the environment, the people, and the campus. There is no other place I would rather be.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus crime is very low.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love the outdoors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They once had to remove the copula from the top of Montana hall due to a student prankster that led a cow up the stairs to the copula. As they could not get the cow back down the stairs they had to remove the Copula and the cow with a crane.

    Bang for the buck

    College is what you make of it, but Montana State has a wide range of opportunities to give you an amazing college experience.

    What to do for fun

    Bozeman has a huge variety of outdoor activities. Plus they have the outdoor recreation building that you can rent equipment from for cheap or sign up for outdoor rec sponsored trips. You can be climbing, kayaking, or skiing within a 15 minute drive. Campus offers cheap movie showings in the campus' procrastinator theater or a range of concerts and events that happen during the semester. There are also a range of food and cultural fairs that are held in the Strand Union building.

    Food and Dining

    If you have a meal plan, you can eat at any of the dining halls on campus. Each dining hall has a certain thing that makes them different. Hannon has a home cooked meal feel. Johnstone has the best sandwich bar. Miller has Kathy, who makes the best omelettes you will ever have every saturday morning.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms are older, but they make up for this in atmosphere. They attempt to renovate sections of housing each summer and have opened a brand new on-campus apartment structure.

    Academic Rigor

    People find work so they can support themselves to stay in Montana. Because of this, you will find professors that are really good at what they do working at MSU and ultimately teaching your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman year is not a time to mess around. Find classes and subjects that interest you and get into a major you are excited about. Join a club. THere are all kinds of clubs for different activities and interests. You will find people to hang out with that like to do the same things you do. This doesn't leave friend making to the luck of who you end up by in the dorms. Have fun and live life. Study hard but don't spend every waking moment on your studies. You are young and you live in one of the best ski towns in the US. GO SKI.

    In three sentences

    Montana State University is in a beautiful location. It provides a well rounded variety of educational fields. The body of instructors are awesome, because the Bozeman area attracts people from all over the country.

  • 05/26/2014

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    In three sentences

    I am excited to go to school here!