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Reviews 1995 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school is diverse. The people I have met are very helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors at Montclair State University are phenomenal. They are very easy to understand, and they care a lot about their students performing well and excelling (especially in the first year writing program). You can really tell that these professors love what they do, and they are great at doing it too. What I enjoyed most about Montclair was the atmosphere. The campus is extremely diverse, and is has such beautiful scenery. My biggest regret about my first year in college is not getting to meet as many people as I would have liked. As a commuter, it is pretty difficult to make friends, especially if you're not involved in any extracurricular activities. I strongly believe that having a good group of people who share your same moral values about education can greatly benefit you and make your college experience a bit easier. Another issue about being a commuter is parking. There are two major lots for general parking, and one is on the far end of campus (so you have to take a shuttle to reach the main campus). I feel that Montclair State doesn't really take their commuters into consideration, being that we make up more that two thirds of the school's population and there is only one parking garage closest to the main campus. Other than parking, I found Montclair State University to be a very great school and I really enjoyed my first year there.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some teachers are not the best. Others are great. The school itself is pretty amazing except certain buildings have no air conditioner.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love it but I wish I was dorming instead of commuting.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have not started my fall semester yet, however after going to orientation, accepted students day and official visits, I constantly wake up and say I can not wait for move in day. I have so much to look forward to, making new friends, swimming on their varsity swim team, discovering what I want to major in and much, much more. I am sure, after my first year, I would be able to write at least five paragraphs on this topic. Montclair State University is a very accredited institution that is close to home and everything I was looking for in a school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When I visited I loved the campus and I knew that I would easily be able to navigate my way around, I also saw it as a great place to take on new opportunities and connect with new people.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: What makes Montclair State University so unique is the fact that everything is near the school. The slogan is known to be "It's all here". I believe this to be true. From New York City which is 10 minutes away to down town Montclair.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I picked my school because it was close. I'm not a fan of the student body here and I wish I went to a more prestigious university.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Even though I am only now Sophomore at Montclair State University, I am extremely happy with my choice in college. I have been waiting to go to this college since freshman year of high school. The atmosphere is fresh and always positive, which helps news students to the college become more comfortable, for example me. At first I was extremely nervous and worried to be away from home, Montclair has so many different things to get my mind off being away from home, which makes me want to stay there over the weekend. This helped me become more confident with myself and also improved my studying skills, which were poor before I started college. This school basically has everything I ever needed. It is close to New York City, which helps me with my career I intend to be apart of which is social working and musical theatre, I am so close to a city that has connection to the world. Everyone is extremely friendly and understanding, which helps during finals and doing work. The teachers are outstanding in so many ways, most importantly they take their time to help you as a student understand elements of the course that we do not understand. My advisor is the best of course, due to the fact that he is only a call away and never makes you wait when you have to talk to hime about a problem. He showed me what the school had and I was extremely surprised that I did not know about the future opportunities I have for my future. I would recommend this school to everyone because- just like our school quote says "It's all here" and that is extremely true. There are so many different elements to this school, which makes me proud to be a Red Hawk.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i like the school and the environment

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My overall experience with Montclair State University is a great one.. I dont say best because i think there is always room for improvement. But the climate at Montclair is amazing and the advisors are very helpful .

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Meal plans are too expensive

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3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: They never answer any emails and they don't have a good calling service. The only way to possibly get an answer is to go to the office

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: It was close to campus and made a great friend with my roommate

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't think I need a review what I pick speaks for itself.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Some dorm buildings are betters than others which is what I don't like. Some are good but others don't even have built-in AC or heating and are old which I find unfair for students who end up there.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I am not a fan of the food and sometimes it does cause certain students to get sick after while

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I love living on campus and it is the best way to be social and make friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: my experience has been okay.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Whenever I leave campus late, I look around, take in the scene, and tell myself that I can't believe I'm actually here. I'm supposed to be having the time of my life but I'm a slave to my academics and it's just not what I thought I would be doing.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You have to earn it and work for it. Most professors/doctors are so busy they barely have time to answer emails.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: MSU is ethnically diverse and there are lots of beautiful people.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: From what I hear, the parties are poppin' almost every day at the village. However, most people people just pack their bags and spend the weekends at RUNB or RU/NJIT.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Although expensive since I am unemployed, there's a variety of options on menus. I get food once in a while on the days I stay long on campus (I'm a commuter). I usually just eat soup-- I love how they switch it up in Au Bon Pain every so often.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some sports are more important than others, but a lot of the teams are the best at what they do in their division.

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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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