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Reviews 1686 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: some professors arent very helpful.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is one of the best.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: i feel safe on campus

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great place to start off your college experience.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are above average at my school.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have loved my first two years at my college!!

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Internship prospects make me excited to become a teacher

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: A group is my comfort zone

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing could be better at replying

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The Grizzly's roar is always heard by the Bobcats

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus and the people are life changing

3 College Junior

Diversity: It's pretty easy to be a minority here for most minorities. In fact, the minorities (collectively) outnumber the 'majority' and it can be hard for someone who is white, male, and/or conservative to get help or get their voice heard.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I took two years at another school to avoid the massive 500:1 student:professor ratios in the beginning classes. I still ended up taking one and while the professor was awesome at her job the class still sucked because it was hard to ask questions or get one on one assistance. Think seriously about hiring a tutor for subjects you struggle in because the professors are overloaded with students. The Variety of courses offered is enormous but it can be difficult to find the space to take classes outside of your requirements. Also, some classes have waiting lists spanning years, so ask around about the classes you're interested in taking /before/ registration. A lot of classes are offered only in the spring or only in the fall so plan ahead. Class styles depend almost entirely on the professor - the same class can be super laid back, super uptight, super tough, or super easy depending on who you get. Again, ask around before registration to try and get the best professors to match your learning style. Overall there are few bad professors here (in my experience).

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I walk around alone, but I carry mace. Crime isn't high but it's there. Avoiding the parties helps a lot I think.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: In my field we say 'it's easy to get job... it's a lot harder to get a paid one'. That said I would say that career prospects for a student in the sciences are quite high. Internships are plentiful so gaining experience isn't a problem (again the paid ones are harder to find) especially if you put your self out there and ask around the various labs and professors in your interest areas. I rather bypassed career services and went straight to the people I hoped would hire me or recommend me to others (and was successful) so I can't say much on the quality of career services.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's great... depending on which housing you're in.

If you plan to live right on campus and have a car be warned that the parking permit is not included. It's about 100 dollars extra and it only grants you the right to park there... it does not guarantee a spot. For those planning to drive into campus, again, huge expense and you might be circling for a while looking for a spot so get to campus early if you don't want to be late to class... you might want to check out the bus system (free for students) instead.

Housing right on campus is shared bathrooms and laundry and has floor heads who plan events so you tend to get to know your neighbors more, but it is also louder, more crowded and more expensive for what you're getting. Housing off off campus is apartment style, and while they are basic they are also roomy and come with free parking and kitchenettes which will help you save on food costs. Off campus housing tends to be quieter and less social. You rarely see your neighbors in more than passing unless you put in the effort. Off campus housing payments are by the month and you can live there all year round so if you're not looking at going home for breaks this might be something to consider.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My program (Biology) is very well run internally, but the school as a whole needs help. Teachers jobs and salaries are being cut while we have a ridiculous number of administration positions who make way more that the teachers do. As it stands now I feel I'm getting a good education but the professors are the lifeblood of the school; if they keep driving them away the school will no longer deserve its reputation. Diversity is great here, in physical characteristics, thinking styles, and morals (this last one can cause problems). Like many state schools basic classes are far too big, making it difficult for students who need help to get it... they may scrape by with a passing grade in the XYZ class level #1 but they often won't have learned the foundations they need to succeed in higher level classes.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Although I've heard about the somewhat recent cases involving the football team & sexual assault charges, things seems to have taken a turn for the better with an assortment of options in counseling & proper reporting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I appreciate the opportunities I've been offered (in the form of a Research Program with doctors from New Zealand) and the tutoring job I've undertaken to widen my social skills.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: While I have had limited involvement in any social groups such as Frats, I have walked through the neighborhoods and noticed well cared for Frat houses.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: In Missoula there is a lot of school spirit surrounding the local Griz. I enjoy being a member of the University where college students are widely accepted in the surrounding area.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, the computer related classes have been engaging and informational.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school has a extreme turn over rate of teachers which makes it hard to learn things completely or to the best of my ability

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My overall experience so far has been great. The courses are usually fun, and the professor are knowledgeable and helpful. I've really enjoyed it.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't really looked into anything yet, but because I am an English major, I have slightly dampered prospects for a career. I'm sure there are great services available on campus, though, of which I should probably look in to...


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The University of Montana does not provide an escape from "the real world" the same way that private liberal arts colleges and Ivy Leagues do. UM provides a diverse mix of diligent and lazy, smart and dumb, rich and poor—not a selective group of wealthy nerds with a love of learning and high SAT scores. Since the University of Montana admits 70 percent of its applicants, UM students work with all types of people with different levels of drive, intelligence, and economic class.

Life is what you make of it at UM. If UM students form relationships with professors, get involved, utilize resources and opportunities, and don't assume that a mere college degree guarantees a job, then they will get back what they put into the University. UM does not coddle or compliment its students, unless those students have the initiative to make themselves known within the community. It's not an isolated bubble, and students have to eke out their own jobs, opportunities, and attention in order to succeed. The campus itself looks Edenic, untouched, and beautiful. Students always stop to say "hi" to one another, so in its physical and behavioral aspects, UM does not resemble "the real world." Mountains, fresh air, and wide open spaces characterize life at UM, and perhaps some people prefer the hustle, bustle, and noise of the city, but to UM students, that's not "real" life.

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