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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Montclair was not my first choice school wise, but honestly I like it here more than I though I would. This school is extremely diverse and that is very important in my opinion. If I could do it all over again I would still choose Montclair.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Montclair State is a great University. The classes aren't that big and when you do have a class with a lot of students, the facility take their time and make sure each students are fully involved and understand what they learning in class. The professors are passionate about what the teach us and is willing to lend a helping hand whenever we need extra help. They is a diversity of classes you can enrolled for classes are range between average to difficult depending on the professor and workload in each classes. Professors are very helpful and understanding, they want the best for their students.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are many job opportunities on campus. Montclair state provide events on campus for students who are seeking a job on and off campus and internships. They are very reasonable and understanding the help each students who needs a helping hand. The staff is very friendly and they make their students feel comfortable and important when it comes to internships and jobs. They are very helpful to help those who seek a job or internship.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Montclair state is a safe campus. When something happens on campus people on or off campus will be notified though email or text. Police are available whenever you need them. If you walk alone on campus at night a police officer or aid would safely walk you to your location and back. I feel very safe on campus because there a lot of security who looks out for student's health and safety.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is also a big part on campus. They throw a lot of events to get students to learn about their fraternity/sorority is about. When people crossover a lot of people come out to support them on their accomplishment. Many fraternity/sorority are known on campus and a lot of non Greeks look up to them for all the hard work they do such as organizing events to give back to their community

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are very important on campus. I am not involved in any sports, but there are many students who play or attend sports events that happens campus. Many of the students on sports are fully dedicated to the sports they play. They also receive a lot of school sprit from those who come out and support them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, the courses and professors I have had here at Montclair have been welcoming, and have made class interesting. There are a variety of class options to choose from, and the class sizes are relatively small so you really have a chance to connect with your professor. The school offers all types of classes, lectures, hybrid courses, online courses, and others so the student can choose what is best for them.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Personally, I think the value of a degree from Montclair is average. However, the school offers a ton of job/internship prospects, and the alumni network is high. The school is always having job fairs to help students find the right job for them. The quality of the career center/services is excellent because they help you find a job for right after you graduate, they do all they can to help you succeed.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Montclair State University is a beautiful campus. The teachers and staff are very friendly and want the best for their students helping us out anyway possible. There is a events on campus to attend, many clubs and sports to join to enjoy the college experiences. Most students are very friendly, along with the teacher you feel comfortable in classes and feel like your ideas and voice matters.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, I feel safe on campus as we have our very own police squad right on campus. There is 24/7 protection, and cops around all of the time. There is our own police station right on campus. Along with that, the school cares about the student's safety and has implemented things to make sure students get back to their dorms safely.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: As a second year student, I have had no problems with the campus housing at Montclair State University. The dorms are clean and welcoming, and I received my first choice room both years I have attended the university. My dorm, Blanton Hall, is one of the best in my opinion as we have dining options right downstairs in our atrium.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: While my school may be a division III university, the students, athletes, and staff still care about sports just as much as a division I university would. Montclair offers a variety of different sports for students to participate in and there is a ton of fan support and school spirit. Our students care about the sports at our school and truly enjoy them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I transferred to my school in Spring 2016 and I was worried that I would not fit in or feel at home. I live on campus, and that was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The students and staff made me feel welcome and at home, and I made a large group of friends that welcomed me with open arms. i think one thing that makes my school unique is that it is accepting of every type of person, whether you gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you have a physical disability, or a mental illness, they accept you for who you are and do not judge you for it. My school is the second "stigma-free campus" in my state and that makes me really happy because I have fought mental illnesses in the past. If I had to do it all over, I would 100% choose Montclair State University as my school because it offered everything I need to succeed and so much more.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have great plans in place to aid if there any incidents of sexual assault. But we've had little to no incidents.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Sometimes housing options go quickly, especially if you have a late date you choose your housing. However, the process is virtually smooth.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I am a member of the Greek community, so I might be biased. But our Greek community strives to work hard on and off-campus. We do a lot of community service and a lot of programming to incorporate different organizations and individuals outside of the Greek community. And we work hard to better our reputation, every day.

5 College Junior

Athletics: For non-athletes, the student recreation center is phenomenal and quite large. For athletes, the athletic center is very helpful but it could be more inclusive for all sports.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Monclair State has given me the best college experience, for which I could have never asked. All of our school resources are easy to access and are conveniently placed. All the staff at the school are truly helpful and knowledgeable in their fields. Physically and emotionally, the transition from high school to college was very easy. However, mentally it was very challenging and the courses were rigorous.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class size is great. There is always about 18-50 people in a lecture class. It's easy to establish a relationship with your professor.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are great career service opportunities on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They are great about safety. If you feel nervous to walk on campus alone, you can have a police officer walk with you.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The worst is the housing process. There are many students that can not afford the expensive heights and machuga. However, this year that was the only housing available. Blanton and Freeman filled up fast. They also didn't put into consideration the different need for housing. Students that for sure couldn't commute should have first priority for picking.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is more about community service and familial bonds. They do not have houses and that prevents partying.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The recreation center is amazing. The equipment is all brand new. It has a beautiful view of the New York city skyline. They have a wonderful pool. As well as host some great events and classes.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My professors have all been wonderful. They have great communication skills. They are very understanding of my disability and accommodations.

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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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