Most students at Montreat appreciate at least most of their classes, especially those taught by full-time faculty. Class sizes at Montreat are generally small, decreasing in size as you move from general education courses to your major courses (for example, "English 101" may have 20 students, whereas "U.S. Lit. II" may have five). This is a plus, as the professors are able to devote more time to each student, getting to know each one personally. One thing Montreat students value most is their professors, many of whom also serve as advisers. Some majors have a mandatory general advising meeting, but the student is also responsible for contacting his or her professor to set up an advising appointment. There, the professor looks at whatever courses the student is considering, the offered course schedule, and the major requirements in order to assure that the student is taking the right courses.
Students in almost any class at Montreat are assigned papers and lots of them. Many of the papers are relatively short, ranging from a few paragraphs to a couple of pages, though many classes require at least one or two longer research papers. The books in the library are geared mostly toward Bible and religion, history, and some English courses, but tons of online resources are available, too. The Montreat College Writing Center is designed to help students with papers, and some classes require students to go to it for points on their papers. Some classes have in-class writing tutors, and tutors of other subjects are also available. Relationships with professors are further developed during the first couple of weeks of the fall semester, when many faculty members invite new students to their houses for games and/or dinner.