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Reviews 2108 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

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.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't even know how it works.

4 College Sophomore

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

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.

College Junior

Party Scene: I do not party that often

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.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most off-campus housing are big houses made into apartments.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good off campus places to dine, but nothing fancy.

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are very strict about alcohol in dorms.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is nice if you know people.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They gave me the financial aid I needed, the process wasn’t bad.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. Machuga and Dinallo Heights are really good quality living facilities. Bohn Hall is only for freshmen and probably the only semi-dilapidated building, but the community you get in exchange for that is worth it. Blanton Hall is also nice and has a good community feeling as well. It has the Chili’s, Dunkin Donuts, Which Wich, and convenience store downstairs so that’s nice. The prices really depend on where you’re living, but they’re manageable.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: you had to look around

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The best place to eat is either the diner or student center

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: all buildings were close to classes

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you are lucky enough to get into the better dorms you would probably be in good standing. The older, smaller dorms have shared bathrooms and that might to be comfortable for some. At the end of the day it's just a place to rest your head.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They need better advisors, or at least train them so they know what to say to us students

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: They have a lot of meetings and guest speakers to help with networking

3 College Junior

Academics: It could be better, teachers don't teach well, they need better teacher

3 College Junior

Academics: Registration process is the most stressful thing on earth. Montclair needs to fix it

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I don't know much about sports

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I try not to eat there, but there's a pizza place that I found on campus and its good but the wait is TOO long


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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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