Location
Montclair, NJ
Undergrads
12,380
Tuition (in-state)
$20,136 ($11,058)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1767 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants that are available off-campus. There are places such as chipotle and other fast food places. There are also ice cream shops and nice restaurants as well.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life at school is good and they are very popular. They have many events that a lot of people attend and are fun. Greeks do not discriminate if you are not a part of the Greeks.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining options are good on campus. They have a large variety and most options are open late. The food is average for the most part. The best place to eat is the dinner and you can also call in and order food as well.

College Sophomore

Majors: I don't have a rating because i have yet to have an internship. I do intend on having one. I do not have concerns about finding an internship because they're a lot of opportunities available as long as you reach out and network,

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There wasn't any difficulty getting into the school. The process went very smoothly and was fairly easy. All that was necessary was to write an essay and fill out usual information.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Night life can be fun if you know where to go. With the city being so close by there is almost an endless number of places to go. There are also regulars bars nearby that people who attend the school go to regularly.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Depending on where you choose to live housing is generally good. They recently built new dorms that are almost like apartments and have a lot of amenities. The social atmosphere is very good and people are very friendly and open to meeting new people.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are some apartments available near the campus. It can be affordable if moving in with roommates.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The surrounding area doesn't really have much but there are buses that can take you to malls and other shops and New York City is only a 20 minute bus ride away.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most people at the school are very friendly. It is not that unusual to talk to a random person on the way to class or at one of the stores and make a new friend. For the most part they are very kind and willing to help. Every now and then you will find a rude stuck up girl or the usual guy that will be a jerk. For the most part the people there are good looking. The style of dress is varies not many people pay much attention. You can dress casual, dress up everyday or even wear pajamas.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Having a specific major is really good at this school. Upon choosing a major you are connected with other students in that major and that comes in handy when it comes to studying or needing help with work. It also makes it a lot easier to make specific connections that can help you achieve the goals that you have. Your counselors are also better able to answer your questions being that they will be from the department you major in

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There is a large variety of of academics to choose from. The registration process can be somewhat stressful through their online system. Classes that you may need can run out quickly depending on what day you are scheduled to register. Some professors are better than others but there is only very few where the classes are almost unmanageable and i would suggest not taking. The workload depends on what classes you take but overall the workload is manageable and not too much to deal with. Usually you will have time for extra activities or a job.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Team performance is okay the sports teams are not all that great but they do work hard and receive a lot of support.

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Catherine Winters
Hometown
Branchburg, NJ
Major
English
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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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