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Helena College University of Montana Reviews

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  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well protected. Students taking a night class who have to walk to their car in the dark have the option of asking for an escort to keep them safe. The school also has a policy of checking up on students who appear to have dropped out of class mysteriously and may be in trouble.

    Greek Life

    Phi Theta Kappa is an active society at UM-Helena

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has a Christian club, an Associated Students club, as well as numerous study groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to complete their generals before studying for a bachelor degree at a higher priced institution. Also a great school for students who are working or have children. The school is very accommodating.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality education provided at UM-Helena, there is no institution with better priced tuition. The affordability of the school is one of its biggest draws for new and returning students.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers various activities throughout the year including a free campus barbeque, a Christmas party, and various treats provided for smaller holidays such as pi day, national chemistry month, and mental health awareness day.

    Food and Dining

    There is a fast food counter immediately outside of the student center. Their food is pretty tasty, though not very healthy. The school also recently installed a Batista counter inside the main entrance which is especially wonderful during the colder months.

    Dorm Life

    Unfortunately, UM-Helena is not a large enough school to require dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UM-Helena are challenging yet flexible. The school has introduced a number of online classes and night classes to help students fit school in with their busy schedules. The professors are often demanding of quality work and they encourage their students to submit the best work they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be discouraged by the sometimes confusing admissions process. As soon as that's finished you're golden. Also, don't expect the classes to be easy just because UM-Helena is a community college. The professors expect their students to be committed learners while in their classroom.

    In three sentences

    UM-Helena is a quality school with excellent professors who take a genuine interest in their students. Class schedules are flexible and available at all times of the day for working students. UM-Helena provides excellent opportunities for kids to finish high school while beginning their college careers.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any type of student, whether that be the average student trying to get their generals or a non-traditional student trying to finish or earn a degree

    Bang for the buck

    I currently go to this school to finish my general education before moving on to a bigger university and I feel that this school offers the same, if not more than what the average university would give me for a much cheaper price.

    What to do for fun

    This school doesn't have many extra curricular activities sense it it smaller than most colleges.

    Food and Dining

    This school has an option of breakfast and lunch, plus vending machines for snacks and drinks. Their food is very delicious and I really appreciate they are willing to make hot lunches, they really helped me when I went in early.

    Dorm Life

    The Helena College of Technology does not have a dorm for it.

    Academic Rigor

    This school definitely holds it's students to a high standard. I can tell the teachers want everyone to succeed, but makes the students earn it. They make you earn your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone wanted to attend this school should feel at ease. I was nervous for my first year of college and this school made it so easy to transfer over from high school.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. It's helped me start my road to college and given me a chance at a higher education. I feel extremely fortunate to have this opportunity.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Smaller school and not a big community, therefore this school is very friendly and feels very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a couple different clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    This college would be ideal for a student that has been out of school for a little while and wants to get back into the studying habit before taking on a full university that is more demanding.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attendence for this school is very reasonable...it can be compared to a community school and not a full university.

    What to do for fun

    The school does have a couple different groups you can join, but the surrounding area has many possibilities from hiking, biking, camping, fishing, skiing, and many other outdoors activities. During the winter there is a symphony that plays about once a month and there are other fine art places that do things as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafe that sells food but closes at 2pm. There also is a coffee stand in main hall of school that is usually open till 5pm.

    Dorm Life

    No dorms for this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your courses and course load, it can be ok or not to challenging but still challenging enough, but not like a full university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with other students and don't be affraid to ask for help.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school which allows for more one-on-one time with teachers if needed and the teachers are more than willing to help or if they can't, they will point you in the right direction. The small size helps you to focus more on your studies and creating study groups. For a small school, it does quite a few different programs to help you through in many areas.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    the college has a wide range of clubs and activities

    Great for these types of students

    all aged students

    Food and Dining

    on campus food is not bad

    Dorm Life

    no dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard

    In three sentences

    Helena College offers a wide range of opportunities. They have everything from tutoring to financial aid assistant and anything else that can and/or would be beneficial to students. I really enjoy going to Helena College.

  • 04/16/2013

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

    5 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    General Transfer, low funding for school

    Dorm Life

    This college does not have dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    They place you in classes you can handle to start with and then encourage you and help you do better. They provide a variety of tutors at all times to help you improve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize the college website as much as possible. There is a wealth of information on there to help you with everything from apply, to registering, to practicing for the COMPASS (if you need it).

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is very welcoming and conducive to learning. The personnel are very friendly and helpful. The class schedules are flexible and accommodating.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For students that need their generals or want to save money.

    What to do for fun

    The art classes they provide can be considered as fun as it gets.

    Food and Dining

    The food they serve students is either greasy or comes out of a vending machine. Not the healthiest nor do I like to eat it.

    Dorm Life

    They do not have dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic prospective of Tech College is, well, not the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to basically teach yourself out of the book.

    In three sentences

    The school would be great for a starter school. I would not recommend if either enjoy school or actually want to learn something. Teachers are the best unless you get English with Steve Lewis.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 7

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    High school graduates that want to get their generals out of the way for the cheapest amount.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is very affordable and it is very easy to get your generals and transfer anywhere in the state.

    What to do for fun

    The school offers discounted ski lift tickets to the local ski hill in the winter. Other than that, there is another local college that has basketball and ( a very good) football teams. There is a local minor league baseball team here and a minor league hockey team. There is a lake within 20 miles of town, mountain hiking/biking trails all over, as well as hunting and fishing opportunities all over.

    Food and Dining

    The dining offered is inexpensive and pretty tasty. It doesn't offer much in the way of healthy choices though.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at this school.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the teachers are passionate about how they teach and go the extra length to really teach the subjects, and then there are some (esp. adjuncts) that aren't as passionate.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would ask around and get a lot of feedback from other students about any of your prospective teachers and get a feel of what to expect BEFORE you sign up for classes because you may have to adjust your workload.

    In three sentences

    The school is very small (average of 13 students per class I believe), so you do get a lot of one-to-one attention from the teacher if you need it. The school is also VERY affordable compared to anywhere else in the state. Classes do seem to fluctuate in difficulty depending on what teacher you get, so that can be a big downside.