Metropolitan State University of Denver
Denver, CO, USA

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Metropolitan State University of Denver
3.42 Average Rating

Jaclyn from Lakewood, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Metro is a school that offers a lot of potential and I have truly enjoyed my experience there. Overall I have had wonderful instructors and now that I am getting closer to earning my degree, I find that I have very knowledgeable professors in my department. I work in the Food Bank under the office of Student Life and have loved being able to work this work-study job, which allows me to do my homework when my work is done for the day.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know financial aid and how it works early on, and don't be afraid to ask questions - those who work in there are mostly students and will know how to work with you. Don't be afraid to talk to your instructors and get to know them - office hours not only help you understand the work involved for the class, but also help you make connections with professors. And always keep contact with other students - you'll be able to help each other out!
Academic Rigor
Overall I have been very impressed by the working knowledge of my professors. Again, don't be shy about asking them for help.
Dorm Life
I don't live on campus; I live in an off-campus apartment.
Food and Dining
There are a lot of places to eat around campus and in their Food Court in the Tivoli Building on the north side of campus; there is also a food bank where students can get a few items per week just by being a Metro student.
What to do for fun
Since Metro is just on the west edge of Downtown Denver, you are within walking distance of the 16th Street Mall, which has a lot to do. There are various clubs and activities going on at campus all the time. You have access to many different things with your Metro ID card; just ask!
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Ashlynn from Morrison, CO

accepted here and planning to attend soon
7 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
All of the teachers that I have meet seem to be very professional and experts in their subject areas. The classes are taught by the professors and not by student aids. The class sizes are smaller, so that means more access to the teacher. I believe I'm going to be learning a lot here.
Will enjoy being here
All of the staff and teachers are very polite, helpful and nice. The campus is in a convenient location. Let's just hope that the students will be just as great!
Bang for the buck
This school definitely gives you a good bang for the buck. (Is that how you use that phrase?) It's the best deal for college that I have ever seen. It's very affordable. If it weren't for Metro, I don't think I would be able to afford to go to college.
Tips for prospective students
Apply! As long as Metro has the major that you're looking for, you couldn't get a better deal on college.
Great for these types of students
As long as you are okay with tons of students, a downtown location, and if Metro has your major, Metro is great for any student.
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Ricardo from Aurora, CO

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers are amazing here. I have been a student since 2009; when I began my college journey I had no idea what to expect. I was actually very intimidated from what was to come. The professors are very friendly and easy to work with. The education is tough at times, but the professors are incredibly willing to guide you through the work. My experience in the classroom has been a very enjoyable experience, and the knowledge I have gained through the years is worth every minute spent.
Am enjoying being here
The campus is great; it is a diverse environment where people speak freely about many topics. It is very difficult to not get involved. There are so many things to do, with clubs and organizations everywhere as well as fraternities. The only problem I would say is the campus is an Open Smoking campus. I am not a smoker and I do not enjoy the second hand smoke I get walking from class to class. Otherwise the campus is a very positive environment and very student oriented.
Bang for the buck
Every dollar spent on this campus truly stays here. Abundant knowledge is gained at Metro and every dollar spent truly goes toward learning. The text books are incredibly useful because they completely sync with what the professors have planned in the syllabus. Textbooks can be pricey, but with the help of online purchasing and bookstores scattered throughout downtown Denver; also there are many other students willing to trade books, there is no reason to complain about the price of textbooks with that many alternatives.
Tips for prospective students
I believe the most important part of school is to stay on top of assignments. Getting to class on time is also a huge part of success, when class starts, class starts. There is no backtracking or filling in. Most of college routine is picked up by the students, a person has to discipline themselves in order to learn the way of the student. With a great environment at Metro, it is easy to get int he groove of college life.
Great for these types of students
This is a great campus for students who like the urban atmosphere. It is great for people who like to connect with others from different backgrounds and cultures.
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Joanna from Denver, CO

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The learning level is good. There are a lot of different type of teachers there and from the one I've had they were really cool. Plus if for what ever reason you didn't understand the teacher they all have a wide range of office hours that you can go to. If you still don't get it you can always ask one of the other teachers in that department. Then there's always the old fashion way and that's going in for tutoring from students who might be able to explain it to you in a way you understand. though i wont lie there are some old teachers there and you play a gamble with them. some are old and put you to sleep and there are others that are awesome.
Am enjoying being here
i really like how many students go there. There are a lot of students from different ages and cultural backgrounds. And you can't say that there's nothing to do there. Your right there in Downtown Denver. There's always something going on at the campus that you can join in on.
Bang for the buck
For being such a big school its really cheap. You don't have to pay an arm and a leg to go there. But just because the tuition is low it doesn't mean that its a bad school. I'm happy that they have made it where you don't have to pay so much just to get a higher education.
Tips for prospective students
If you don't mind the big moving school then it's for you. They offer a lot of great programs there. It might not be the whole dorm living college but there is still a lot of life there.
Great for these types of students
If you want somewhere that always had life and has a wide range of class hours and days then this is for you. you can work your classes around your life and not have to work your life around school. if you work a job then its a good place to go because you can always use the light rail or the bus to go where you need to go.
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Isahar from Commerce City, CO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Metro was a great is a great school to start of a college education. Being a first generation student, I was pretty scared the first few days but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. The professors are real helpful and also very friendly. There is a lot of material to learn but I got a lot of help from professors, student aides, and even other classmates to get it all done. The classes are pretty small and that really helps when you feel stuck on a subject. Overall I received a lot of help when I needed it and now I feel ready for finals, and prepared for the next semester!
Am enjoying being here
The campuses is pretty small and classes are easy to get to. The whole school is close to home, and I just LOVE coming downtown! Even when its snowing, raining or just plain foggy, the campus and city always have a beautiful view.
Bang for the buck
Tuition is affordable, and the school also provides many work study opportunities. There is also a store near the 16st Mall that will sell and buy your textbooks for a better price. Its really convenient because its just a block away from campus. It really is a great school if your on a budget. Quality education for a great price people!
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jahalia from louisville, co

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
metro state university is an incredible institution that is tailored to every student's need. each faculty members strive to not only teach students but also prepare them for their career. every student at metropolitan state university denver makes an effort to welcome each student, as well as make sure they are prepared for the rest of their college experience.
Tips for prospective students
the university provide countless resources in order to help new and returning students thrive in the environment that msu denver creates. whether it is additional support from peer leaders in classes, or willing professors who's goal is for each of their students to succeed, the students and teachers alike do everything in their power in order to help students.
Academic Rigor
msu denver gives students courses that are career focused in order to give each student the best shot they can have at a successful career and future. not only does the university make each class size manageable, but also challenging enough to students in order to push them past their traditional comfort zones.
Dorm Life
while msu denver is a commuter campus, they still make dorm life as accessible to every student as possible. with three different dorm life options for every type of student in order to cater to as many students as they can. the only downside to the dorm options at msu denver, is that only one of the dorm options is budget friendly, however that's to be expected for college dorms.
Food and Dining
the food and dining experience at metro state university could not be better. not only do they provide a large selection for peopel with dietary restrictions, but the quality of food is consistantly excellent!
What to do for fun
msu denver has one of the largest selection of student activities of any of the schools in my area. with hundreds of student run clubs. not only do they have already existing clubs, but they make the process to create a new club easy and hassle free. this system also applies to any type of athletic activities.
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Victoria

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MSU Denver is an institution highly concerned with the advancement of students' knowledge in order to contribute to the world around them. Along with contributing to the world around, MSU Denver is very focused on expanding creativity and searching for new heights. The professors and staff at MSU Denver are very helpful, and it is obvious that they want you to succeed.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you ask a lot of questions! Questions are essential to getting you where you need to go.
Academic Rigor
I believe that MSU Denver is very competitive in academics, yet not unbearable.
Dorm Life
I live off campus and commute to school, therefore I do not have an opinion on dorm life.
Food and Dining
There is always a variety of food and dining choices at MSU, including a lot of different coffee shop areas.
What to do for fun
MSU Denver is located across the street from downtown Denver, and a short drive from the mountains. There are a ton of things to do around the school. Great food, great views, and great activities all around.
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levi from aurora, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I think that MSU Denver is a great place to attend school and earn a four year Degree. Metro is a good school because of its affordability and closeness to everything in Denver. The learning program is good here and there are several student help centers to go to for guidance and help.
Tips for prospective students
The best thing for prospective students to do is stay on top of homework, and actually go to class and you'll be fine!
Academic Rigor
There are many classes and majors to choose from and some are harder than others, but its relatively easy to attend and maintain decent grades.
Dorm Life
If you choose to live in dorms there are many things to do , being in the center of downtown Denver the possibilities are nearly endless on what you could be doing on your free time.
Food and Dining
There are many on and off campus places to dine and just go out for fast food so its extremely good in this category.
What to do for fun
You can do just about anything from going out and drinking a beer with friends, to going to a nuggets, Avalanche, or Broncos game.
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the dude

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
In general Metro State is a good school. Teachers are fantastic, but administration could be much more organized. The college is in the heart of denver and is a very unique place to go to school.
Tips for prospective students
If you have health insurance and are not participating in the school's health insurance program, make sure you submit your waiver early because you will probably run into problems with it.
Academic Rigor
No harder than any other school.
Food and Dining
Pretty good food options like sushi and Mad Green salads. Also McDonalds, Subway, and the usual fast food places. The prices are reasonable.
What to do for fun
There is an art house on campus that runs independant films. The city of Denver is full of fun stuff like museums, festivals, art gallaries, bars, sports, and restaurants. The Denver Performing Arts Center is in walking distance from campus and has great shows like ballet, orchestra, dance, and musicals.
Bang for the buck
Metro State is best known for it's affordability. Quality education for not a whole lot of money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Three colleges share the campus and buildings.
Great for these types of students
Lots of nontraditional students go here, but there are plenty of traditional students as well.
Campus Safety
There is always a police presence, but it is in a city so crime still happens.
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Luke from Highlands Ranch, CO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
it is a great learning environment. the teachers are professional and very helpful. i would definitely recommend.
Tips for prospective students
teachers are your best friend and just want to help.
Food and Dining
they have some great restaurants and even fast food for less spending.
What to do for fun
metro always has events that are going on and they are alot of fun to participate in.
Great for these types of students
looking for an education and may need a little help along the way.
Clubs and Activities
great clubs all over the campus and you can even start your own.
Campus Safety
there is always an officer close by if needed.
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