What is your overall opinion of this school?
The best part about MSU is the location. We are in the Gallatin Valley so we are right by amazing skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, you name it! Almost anything you want to do outdoors you can. And there's a ton to do indoors as well. I was really surprised at the extent of the night life here--for a relatively small town, there's a ton to do on the weekends! I like the size of the school because it's a great research institution but there aren't 50,000 undergrads here like there are at some schools. It's big enough so there are lots of opportunities but small enough so you can still get to know professors on a personal level. When I tell people I got to MSU-Bozeman they are almost always jealous because it's such a beautiful town to live in. I spend most of my time in the dorms because most people are incredibly friendly and outgoing. On the weekends, I usually visit with friends off campus. It's definitely a college town but it's nice because there's good cheap food and lots to do! The school spirit is incredible. The whole town shows up to football games in the fall and basketball is a huge deal, too. The administration is pretty great, though some of the offices on campus can be a hassle at times. The Office of Financial Aid can be a pain to reach by phone and sometimes annoying when you go there, too. It is a state school, after all, and sometimes I think the students are smarter than some of the people working here. (Not the professors, though, don't worry.) The food is not amazing but most people move off campus after their freshman year so it isn't really a big deal. Overall, I love the school and am so glad I chose it compared to the other private and overly expensive institutions I was looking at. There are some things that aren't ideal but overall it's an amazing place to be!