Montana Technological University
Butte, MT, USA

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Montana Technological University
3.64 Average Rating

Steven from Butte, MT

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A School for motivated Students who want an excellent education, especially in engineering Fields. Small campus and class size leading to a closer working relationship with professors and other students. Beautiful area and nice people with plenty of employment options.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work. The classes are intended to be very challenging and the teachers take that to heart. You'll have to work hard but sticking with it will help to make you one of the most marketable engineers in the country.
Academic Rigor
The work is hard and the curriculum intense but there is plenty of help available if one wants it and the professors are always more than willing to help.
Dorm Life
Have a lot of activities one can participate in. Clean, well maintained facilities with easy access to anything one might need.
Food and Dining
Not the worlds best buffet but for the price that's payed can't complain at all. The grill food is pretty good and the kitchen staff are all good folks.
What to do for fun
If you like the outdoors then the butte area is perfect. The hyper building (our recreations facility) has recently been renovated and it is packed with different work out equipment, tennis courts, racquetball courts, and various other rooms and equipment available.
Bang for the buck
Easily the best education that can be had for the price payed if one wants to become an engineer.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
St. Patrick's day in butte is big time here. The school is predominantly funded by industry and have lots of support from industry so we have access to a lot of different tools, techniques, and material that most colleges simply don't.
Great for these types of students
If you want to be an engineer, don't mind a smaller campus and all it en-tales, are willing to work hard then tech is the place to be.
Clubs and Activities
There are many different clubs on tech to meet pretty much anyone interests. If there isn't a club that suits you its fairly easy process to make one.
Campus Safety
Pretty quite campus where most of the folks are as nice as it gets. We generally don't have problems here at tech.
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Taylen from Fallon, NV

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Great for outdoors. Proffessors are great and extremley helpful. Has everything you would need college-wise and at half the cost it should be.
Tips for prospective students
Come here if you have any interest in the outdoors or think you might. Great school and gets better the more you get involved.
Academic Rigor
Teachers are great but some classes require a lot of work.
Dorm Life
I live in the dorms and its great! The rooms are bigger than some of the other ones I have seen in other collges. There is always some game or event going on in the dorms and they are always fun!
Food and Dining
Its okay food but it is offered buffet style with a menu to order off of if you dont want the buffet.New tables were put in this semester so the cafeteria looks great and the view is even better.
What to do for fun
Going outdoors is the best thing to do in the fall and late spring. It gets too cold to do anything fun in the winter besides skiing and snowboarding. Less than 2 hours away from a couple bigger cities if you get bored of butte.
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J.R.

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A school that offers a good education at a reasonable price with several different areas of study.
Tips for prospective students
Look into what the school can offer and try to get information from students about the school. Also attend as many tours that the school offers.
Academic Rigor
It is a tough school. Some professors are easier to work with in and out of class than others.
What to do for fun
Intramural leagues are offered at Tech. Also several outdoor activities are close to the campus.
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Alyssa from Butte, MT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
A good educational institute, with caring and knowledgeable professors. A great environment to learn and further your education. Montana tech is in a beautiful location with friendly people.
Tips for prospective students
Montana tech is a hard to school to get a degree from , but is very well worth it because you get the best possible education possible. Also the school is in a very friendly town. Even if you don't know anyone here, it wont be long before you will start making new friends.
Academic Rigor
You have to push your self at tech beyond what is easy. Tech is a challenging school. In the end its worth it tho, to get a great education, so that you are prepared in what ever career you choose.
Dorm Life
I have grown up in butte Montana my whole life so i did not have to live in the dorms, but i have friends who stay there and besides the small rooms, they really like getting to know new people. The dorm life is a whole new experience to freshman. You have to live with someone you usually don't know, but it is a learning experience.
Food and Dining
The food and dinning is delicious. They have a very wide verity of food, that anyone could enjoy. They also have this program called digger dollars, where you can put money on your student ID card so you never have to carry money with you on campus.
What to do for fun
There are many things to do for fun at Montana tech and in Butte Montana. The college puts on many fun and entertaining activities where you can win prizes. Also butte is rich in history so you can also go explore the old historic town in your free time.
Bang for the buck
If you are a student who is worried about how much student loans you have to pay back after college, tech is for you! If you are a instate student tuition is acceptably cheap. Also if you are in a associate program your tuition will never go up, no matter how many credits you take.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
There is a statue at Montana Tech of Marcus Daily, one of the three big miners back when mining was popular in butte. Every homecoming they dress the statue up, some say its for good luck. I think they dress the statue up to celebrate, one thing Butte Montana does very well!
Great for these types of students
Montana tech is great for focused students, who are willing to apply them selves. It is not a easy school, but hey most things in life are not easy. That's what makes the trip worth the while, if you earn it.
Clubs and Activities
Tech has a quit a few clubs and activities. There are sports like football, volleyball, basketball, and more. Some of the clubs include science, engineering, and other clubs. These clubs and activities helps students stay out of trouble and keeps them busy, so they can reach academic achievement.
Campus Safety
The school has a program where they have everyone who is enrolled at tech and signs up for the cellphone warning, if there is an emergency. Last year there was a gun threat, all students were notified over a text message from the school saying it was not safe to go on campus. This is a huge step in campus safety, this program makes campus safe for all students.
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Gage from Malta, MT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Laundry gets expensive. Awesome staff. Indian burger is the best burger out there.
Tips for prospective students
Keep your GPA above you BAC. Show up for class on time. Do your homework, and get a good nights rest.
Academic Rigor
Life is not what its cracked up to be your purpose in this one life that you have is to make a purpose. Work hard for what you want and don't let others drag you down.
Dorm Life
Rooms are nice. They have everything you need such as internet, tv, and beds. The RA's are balling, but there could be more women.
Food and Dining
Sunny makes the best damn burger you ever had.
What to do for fun
Hang out with friends and talk about our interests among-st each other. Chase women, and get to understand them. Attend Foot-ball, hockey, and volleyball games. Great hunting up in the mountains.
Bang for the buck
College is expensive, but its the best investment you can make for yourself.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
None that I know of.
Great for these types of students
Any engineering program, automotive, welding, and so much more.
Clubs and Activities
There is folf club, tons of church organizations and so much more.
Greek Life
Not Greek so I cant say for sure.
Campus Safety
The staff work very hard to keep everyone safe.
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Will from Placerville, CA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Much better than I expected. The best career services department I've ever seen. Friendly people, very nice school, well recommended.
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on pursuing a career in some type of engineering, this school is a very good choice and everyone around here knows it. You may hear bad things about the town but I haven't found one of those rumors to be true.
Academic Rigor
Classes can be challenging but never too hard. And if you feel over loaded there is ALWAYS somebody willing to help (staff or students).
Dorm Life
Dorms are clean and comfortable. I love the gym here too, as good or better than a sports club.
What to do for fun
Bowling, movie theater, drive-in movies, skiing, snowboarding, sightseeing (the town looks amazing at night), Thursday night movies on the big screen in the auditorium and Tuesday night Call of Duty on the big screen too.
Great for these types of students
Engineering Students
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Ruth from Butte, MT

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
I love the beautiful campus and friendly staff.
Tips for prospective students
Call to make sure all your registration and FAFSA info is complete it can take a little while and you don't want to miss your deadline for registration.
Academic Rigor
I am a freshman and have not had the opportunity to test this yet. From what I have seen the teachers are helpful but strict and demanding.
Dorm Life
From what I have heard the dorms are ok but there is not much to do on campus, less distractions make for good study time. I live off campus.
Food and Dining
Not much of a selection, lots of fried or greasy food. Need a better cafeteria selection for sure.
What to do for fun
If your into doing things outdoors there is hiking, fishing and camping in the spring and summer and in the winter there is skiing, ice fishing and snowball fights. If you don't like the outdoors the library is nice.
Bang for the buck
Great staff and teachers who really care about you graduating.
Clubs and Activities
The sports here are great. Wonderful teams that give us entertainment throughout the year.
Campus Safety
Very safe campus not a lot of issues with theft or abuse and there is a no alcohol and tobacco policy.
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Clinton from Anaconda, MT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Montana Tech is a great college that has a high teacher to student ratio. Many of my current professors invest extra time and energy to make sure students understand responsibilities required and care about their general education.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared to work hard, but know that after graduation you will have a great chance of getting hired right after graduation.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor is very demanding but fair.
Dorm Life
Small dorm life but many events scheduled for freshman.
Food and Dining
Food and dinning facilities are excellent.
What to do for fun
School is great for students that love the out doors with skiing, hunting, fishing and other activities available.
Bang for the buck
Great school at a very responible price.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Known as Harvard on The Hill due to its location on a steeper campus.
Great for these types of students
Great school for all engineering and nursing students.
Clubs and Activities
Many different clubs.
Campus Safety
Campus is very safe with a great track record for student safety.
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Aimee from Butte, MT

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
All the Staff is knowledgable and helpful.
The campus is beautiful.
Lots of access to help with classes.
Tips for prospective students
Write down any questions you might have prior to talking with the the school of your choice.
Check out all curriculam options.
Academic Rigor
As long as you pay attention in class and get help with what you don't understand everything should be fine.
Dorm Life
I have never had the dorm life experience.
Food and Dining
The food on our campus is very delicous. There is a little something for everyone.
What to do for fun
Butte is beatiful, I suggest hiking.
Bang for the buck
If you buy a meal plan at Tech, your meals are cheaper.
Great for these types of students
Engineering Students
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