Montclair, NJ
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$20,136 ($11,058)
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Reviews 1780 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Majors: The facility and their aid is excellent at my university, but the courses and curriculum is not so great. because it is a small department there is not much funding making it harder to have classes to choose from

College Sophomore

Majors: I have no had an internship, but I do plan to apply. I am currently a student under Obama's Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals and it is difficult for me to apply to any position that reacquire you to be a citizen or permanent resident. s a physics major most internship, if not all, are funded by the government, making it extremely difficult in my case.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are not many but not little houses available for student year round averaging anywhere between 300 - 500 a month.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The diversity at Montclair is okay, predominately Caucasian student.

2 College Sophomore

Academics: While Montclair State is great at liberal arts, the physics department is not that great. There are few faculties meaning there are fewer classes to choose from. The courses do not run frequently. But i do have to say that the faculty is great with helping students, and helping them find research work. Because the department is smaller it is easier to tend to each students needs.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics overall are great. Most of the professor I have had were of great help and the course rigorous.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not involved in greek life, neither do i know of people in greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The rules are strictly reinforced and i believe it is all to the benefits of the student. The only issue I would have is wight he strictness of starting new clubs, of efficiently trying to change "laws" within certain clubs.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is scenic and there are many places to study, only at time spaces seem limited.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Through bus or in car Montclair has an extremely diverse selection of restaurants in close range to the university. The the restaurants are great and the prices vary from economic to expensive.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security and police are always present on campus and can be alerted quickly. Whether its drug abuse or sexual assault the issue os taken seriously and the students and parents are aided through different programs fix the issue. There is also great counseling and psychological services offered at the school year around. I safe and comfortable on campus.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I have never attended a party at my school.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid, because i do not qualify for financial aid.

3 College Junior

Academics: Most of the professors are ranked high but give a lot of tests and workload. Classes fill up quickly and toward the middle of the semester several students drop out due to bad grades.

3 College Junior

Academics: My program has a huge workload and needs several hours of studying. We have our own building where labs and classrooms are found. There are emails always being sent out about interns or job opportunities but mostly for upperclassmen

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Our campus is pretty safe. We all get notifications if any crimes are supports or possible threats. Police are seen all throughout campus.

3 College Junior

Facilities: There are plenty are places to relax inside and outside of a building. The Student Center is a huge place to hang out or study. There are places to eat and study all over campus

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is different. Most females were yoga pants and sweaters and males wear jean and tshirts. Some people wear their religious clothing or business clothes. Every group has a different look

4 College Junior

Diversity: Montclair is a very diverse campus. You can find a social group all over campus that accepts who you are and your likes. There is greek life,athletics, and multicultural groups.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Apply early and stay in touch with an advisor for updated scholarships or types of loans.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: the visitation in dorms are extremely strict and definitely affects social life. When teams want to hangout together in one dorm room its nearly impossible because you can only sign in 2 guests at a time.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Many people get involved in athletics whether its intramural or varsity. The crowds are decent size and the teams are pretty good. Most of them top in their conference.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is okay. Tends to either give you the runs or makes you constipated. Its mostly the same variety of food everyday besides Around the World station.

College Junior

Nightlife: I have never gone to a bar or club near my school. Dorm parties are small and house parties get busted.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are nice and spacious. Sinatra is one of the better dorms as well as Blanton. The Heights tend to get damaged often and every student has to pay also they are the most expensive ones.


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Catherine Winters
Branchburg, NJ
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Montclair State University is not the first choice for a lot of people. Some students choose the University for its education program, the proximity to their hometown, or the chance to play a sport, but others come because they can't afford anything else or they got in here and not many other places. In the end, though, Montclair offers a good education at a great price.

While any college can only prepare a student as much as they are willing to work, Montclair isn't lacking in its offerings. Many of the programs are very good, and there are opportunities that MSU offers to build upon what is offered in the classroom. Some majors require cooperative education, while all others make it available and help students find internships for the semester or break. Besides that, there are opportunities to do research, go abroad, and participate in organizations that give real world experience. Yes, some students coast through MSU and leave unprepared for any type of job by the time they get their degree, but other students also work hard and are ready to get a good job at the end of four years. The only downside is that many times your classmates will not challenge you, so to do very well, a student has to motivate and compete against themselves and the system. Overall, MSU is a good school, but it isn't outstanding. Perhaps the most unique fact is that it offers a quality education at a relatively low price.

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