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Reviews 1873 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Junior

Academics: Professors are pretty good, registration is easy, lot of good study spots and places on campus to help you

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2 College Junior

Diversity: Not very diverse in terms of race. There is a decently big LGBT group on campus. Fairly liberal campus.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most people use alcohol, marijuana, or adderall. If you don't want any, they have no problem with it. Generally not okay in the residence halls.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus everywhere. The girls sometimes are slightly hesitant. Not a lot of crime. UPD is always willing to help out, and they keep the campus safe.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most of the professors are good and ready to help you if you go to them. Some of them are here just for research though and are pretty bad teachers. Most classes are interesting and there are a bunch of elective options.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Many students get jobs after graduating. The career fair is huge, although they have lots of engineering companies that show up. The Student Success center is a great resource for a variety of topics including job searching.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Most of the buildings are a little older but are getting some remodels. It is a very social atmosphere, especially if you get to know most people on your floor. Each building has its own atmosphere. They are all close to campus and the dining halls though.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: People just go for the parties at the fraternities. People in Greek life are pretty close, but outside of that, not many people pay much attention to them.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The sports teams aren't that good, even if the student athletes act like they are superstars. Lots of people go to the football games. The football field is a pretty nice facility and the student gym is pretty new and nice.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Met a lot of fun, outdoorsy people. Lots of people from surrounding states. Lots of outdoor opportunities. The degree programs are usually ranked pretty well, especially Film/Photography, Engineering, and Agriculture. Best location for many activities and places to explore. Right next to the mountains, Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, Yellowstone National Park, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't like all the constant partying. It is hard to make life long friends.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I think that MSU is generally very safe! As a woman it is always most comfortable walking in groups but I usually feel comfortable enough to walk on campus at night. However I do always carry pepper spray, which may help my comfort.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: I my experience most of the teachers are so fun and help you as much as they can when asked! Each professor brings something new to the table!

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I am going to school to get my masters in accounting to become a CPA. Upon graduation persons in my field usually have several job offers. Montana State students are very highly sought after.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: There are so many different options fro housing. If you apply soon enough you can literally have any arrangement you want. I never lived in the freshman dorms, they are very cramped, but the family student housing is excellent and the family student housing office staff is always so helpful!

3 College Student

Greek Life: I am not part of the Greek scene but generally the Greek community is pretty looked up upon for there volunteer work and their ability to bring awareness about fundraising events, special Olympics, ect. The Frat parties in the past have not gotten the best rep, though. Girls, especially, are advised to be careful in those environments.

5 College Student

Athletics: Once a Bobcat, always a Bobcat! The support from the entire community is just outstanding! There are posters and banners in almost every store, gas station, and business supporting the Cats. The students athletes are also very active in the community, leading fundraisers, visiting schools, and encouraging young kids to come to Cat Days to learn more about being healthy and doing well in school.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I grew up just down the road from MSU so it only made sense to go there once I got older! College was really intimidating for me but the advisers and ladies in the registrars office quickly eased my nerves! The staff is usually very helpful and everyone is so encouraging. At MSU it's so easy to find out what you love and find people who love the same things you do!

4 College Student

Health & Safety: It's pretty safe out here

4 College Student

Athletics: I'm not a big sports person but I would assume it's great because everyone wants to join a team

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The beautiful mountains and the fresh air! It's an amazing place to go if you just want to escape.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: UPD is cool and all they offer great services. I've known them to be overall friendly but they give a real pain in the ass kinda vibe. The VOICE center is such a wonderful thing for sexual assault support and campus stresses it and makes sure that it is valued and that every student has access to help so well.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love the university because I got involved and worked in both Residence Life and the Admissions Office. I think it's a beautiful place. I love my program because it's small and dedicated. I really think that overall they want to give students the best possible education and community experience that they can.


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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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