Bozeman, MT
Tuition (in-state)
$20,062 ($6,705)
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Reviews 1502 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school offers lots of scholarships and will award most students a scholarship of some sort. However I had a few friends who had issues with getting the school to actually pay the scholarship award.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Bozeman thrives off the school. Everyone loves Montana state.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It's the type of school where I leave my laptop out at the library when I go to the bathroom, and when I get back, it's untouched. I have never once felt unsafe at my school.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Most programs have dedicated labs, so if you're trying to get work done you can. I would bring your own computer and an Ethernet cord.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The majority of the school is white Christians. That said, we are extremely accepting of everyone. The only thing you really can't get away with being on Montana State is dishonest.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at MSU is a hidden gem. While it only comprises about 3% of the student body, it is active in over 97% of all campus groups. It is responsible for a vast majority of Alumni donations to the school and has an extremely influential role in many of the decisions made by the school. Another advantage of Greek life is it is the cheapest way to live at MSU.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The bus will get you most of the places you need to go. But make friends with someone with a vehicle.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The quality is unbeatable. The selection could use a pick me up.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There really isn't enough parking, but at least they don't over charge you. Tickets are laughable. As for a need to have a car on campus, you don't need one but they aren't a hassle to have. Also the freedom to go exploring is awesome. Remember you're living in a place known for never being inside.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are a great way to meet people, and if you're moving into one I recommend Roskie. My only other experience with on campus housing is living at a fraternity.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Montana State takes pride in it's engineering programs. If you are willing to put in the work, the professors are more than happy to help you out. Expect to be doing at least 2-3 hours a night of homework. There are ample research and internship opportunities available to you, if you take the first step and start looking. Overall I would say this program is one of the best outside of the Ivy league.

College Sophomore

Majors: I spend most of my summers working and therefore have not had an internship.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If you are not trying to incite world war three, or start project -x the administration is pretty lenient about most things. Most of the time it takes six or seven dean referrals before you are in real trouble with the school.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are readily available if you so choose to use them. That said though, no one pushes you to use drugs or drink.

1 College Freshman

Weather: it snows so much! winter is the worst. its great if you like to ski but other than that it sucks

College Freshman

Diversity: i dont know its hard to actually tell here ...l...

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: res life is out to ruin your day they are jerks who dont actually care about the students

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: its not too bad. were too many incidents on campus this year

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: res life is out to ruin your life they are jerks who dont actually care about the students

4 College Freshman

Athletics: they are making improvements to make it better its alright. if you arnt on the football team, you are a nobody and have to actually pay for school

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: i havnt attempted to live off campus yet so i dont know

3 College Freshman

Transportation: not enough stops near where you need to get to .....

College Freshman

Greek Life: i dont participate so i dont really know how it works

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: not all that much to do if you are underage. the late night bus service is good

3 College Freshman

Majors: i dont think MSU is the best for the majors i have picked. not the most qualified instructors


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Erica Aytes
Pocatello, Idaho
English Literature/Spanish
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Many students at MSU, mainly those from out of state, are surprised that they ended up here. What they find even more surprising is that they never want to leave. Scholarly students find a great research university and exceptional learning environment. Skiers look out their windows to see countless backcountry and ski hill opportunities. Coffee shop connoisseurs could sample different drinks for weeks, and young philosophers could sit around for hours throwing ideas out to one another. Where the school is lacking, the town and surroundings compensate, and vice versa. An education should consist of more than sitting in a classroom, and MSU realizes this.

Attracting people who love life and are happy in their current situations, MSU and Bozeman have a pleasant atmosphere. The only problem with this is the unwillingness to change, which causes a lot of issues to stagnate in the community. Overall, MSU is a place where the happiness is infectious, as is the relaxed state of mind. Everyone is accepted, and people from different backgrounds love to mix. Most often, the people who are not happy here are those who dislike fun, nature, and getting an education.

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