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Reviews 39 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Drug Safety: This is California. These are adults. Some people smoke marijuana, but it isn't really in your face. Most people drink socially, as it seems to be how everyone networks in grad school.

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College Senior

Campus Housing: MIIS doesn't have any campus housing, everything is off-campus housing.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus is super safe. There were a few bike robberies but campus security locked it down quick.

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1 College Senior

Athletics: Athletics are nonexistent at MIIS.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Downtown Monterey can be awesome if its vibe fits your vibe, otherwise you might need to hit up Santa Cruz or San Francisco for something a bit edgier.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: Great school if the programs line up exactly with what you are looking to study. But if they don't, there isn't much variety here to keep you involved.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is excellent, but you will pay for that excellence more often than not. Monterey isn't really a "college" town and the dining options cater more towards the well-off folk that live and work here full-time. However, there are tons of great ethnic restaurants, and enough cheap options to get by.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is no on-campus housing, so it is all off-campus housing. Monterey can be expensive, but it seems pretty easy to find decent apartment shares and stuff.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: If you want stressed-out idealists many of whom haven't ever held a real job before, man you hit the jackpot! Otherwise it's probably a bit harder to find a relaxed mate. The Environmental Policy people seem a little more chill than the Terrorism Studies or Non-Proliferation students though.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: This is graduate school, in a liberal academic field, in a liberal town, on the West Coast. The only thing about this school that is strict is the parking enforcement, and that isn't even the school itself... it's the City of Monterey.

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3 College Senior

Facilities: There isn't a gym, the campus is basically just a collection of various residencies and school buildings covering a few blocks in downtown Monterey. It is kind of an old campus, but I never felt like it lacked anything I really needed.

4 College Senior

Diversity: MIIS is an international school so it is incredibly diverse when it comes to different nationalities/languages/ethnicities. However, it isn't very economically diverse; most people seem to be fairly well off.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: Parking can people a pain, and it seems like most commuter students who drive (and teachers) are constantly battling the time limits and moving their cars. However, MIIS is located in downtown Monterey and the surrounding area is very easy to navigate on foot/bike and public transportation is plentiful.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I havent had to use the health center.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Being a grad school the population is more mature and less party school environment

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: there is no on campus housing

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Dining is within walking distance of the campus. Wide range of cheap McDonalds to 4 star restaurants

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: If you like the beach and nature it is a great place to live.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is spread throughout a few block radius of downtown Monterey. Monterey is a small ocean side town with culture.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are many choices for dining from seafood to Indian.

4 College Junior

Computers: The access is faster and more reliable then at my home.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The off campus housing though expensive compared to other regions is in one of the most beautiful areas of California.

2 College Senior

Academics: more improvement needs to be done.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is absolutely no drug problem among MIIS students.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Housing in Monterey is fairly nice--especially compared to Santa Cruz, on the other side of the bay--and not too hard to come by.On average, it's not cheap, but there are some decent affordable options. Contact the school or use its Facebook page for new students to find a tolerable roommate--you'll find something without a problem!

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