Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University


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Recent Reviews

Carson
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is overall a great institution. We are located on a mountain 12 miles from New York City, and you ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is overall a great institution. We are located on a mountain 12 miles from New York City, and you can see the Manhattan skyline from all over campus. We have an on-campus Emergency Medical Services department, and I volunteer as an Emergency Medical Technician there. We also have a campus police department which works closely with the ambulance squad to keep our campus safe. Academics are very good overall, professors vary in difficulty but there are plenty of options. We also have a 24-hour diner on campus with plenty of food options.

Vanessa
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Being a commuter school, there should be plenty of parking, however that is not the case. Paying 200 for a parking permit for...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being a commuter school, there should be plenty of parking, however that is not the case. Paying 200 for a parking permit for no guaranteed parking is my biggest gripe. Either add more spaces or reduce your fees. My community college was overflowing with students and yet there was still FREE parking, and my tuition was roughly the same. As for the art department, the professors I've had so far give the best criticism and guidance towards finishing a piece. I definitely have improved and learned the best ways to express and push boundaries. That being said, the art students here are tone deaf to political issues. They use political gripes for grades and do not share these "progressive" views. They're fake woke and its funny. Most students for some reason have to take a certain art course for their major but they aren't entirely sure why its necessary (ex. Fashion Merchandising and needing a process and media class??) I don't like how they've increased tuition and do not include Adobe programs and instead we, the student, have to add it on to our personal expense instead of it being included in our "technology fee." My application was waved because I did instant decision, but I still ended up paying a transfer student fee, which was roughly the application fee, so be smart and do instant decision instead of applying online. Also, the paypath fee for paying with a credit card? Ridiculous! It bumps my tuition payments up to the next hundred! I still have no idea who my advisor is, not sure if I was ever assigned one. I have to literally just walk in to an office and hope they're available. I don't bother going to the financial aid offices, google or calling is so much faster and convenient. My professors are all honestly great though, and although I do disagree with course structures (making us do a cut out collage? In my Process and Media class? Am I still in HS?) they all do know what they're talking about. I just wish there was more online courses because not all of us can or want to commute to Montclair many times a week because it can and will disrupt your work schedule and cash flow, especially if financial aid is only giving you x amount for mandatory 12 credits. The food sucks, I can't say anything nice about it. Overall, I don't recommend going to MSU for art because theres a lot to be desired, from departments and the students. Go for teaching, what its best known for, or if its your safety school.

Catarina
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Montclair State University is well known for its academics and beautiful campus. With many places to eat, study, and many eve...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is well known for its academics and beautiful campus. With many places to eat, study, and many events to occupy breaks in between classes, MSU has an enriched student life filled with great things to do all around campus. With an email sent every Sunday about the events taking place during the week, students are able to see ahead what will be going around campus in all of the clubs and organizations and participate in whichever of their choosing. If clubs aren't for you, there are many other locations around campus where you can grab a coffee and study for your upcoming exam.

Caleb
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I liked the layout of the campus. The smaller class sizes appeal to me. I feel it in a good environment in which to learn b...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I liked the layout of the campus. The smaller class sizes appeal to me. I feel it in a good environment in which to learn better. There are many activities to do, so I would find something that I would enjoy. The campus is not that far from bigger towns, so I would stay busy.

Clarissa
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Montclair State University is an amazing school that has so many opportunities for students.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is an amazing school that has so many opportunities for students.

Adry
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I believe that Montclair State University is a great school to realize your dreams, To be someone that you have always wanted...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Montclair State University is a great school to realize your dreams, To be someone that you have always wanted to be. To also become the person that you've always dreamed of being. I believe that Montclair State University can make your dreams come true.

James
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Despite being a State school Montclair offers its students every opportunity to get involve and has a very active campus comm...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Despite being a State school Montclair offers its students every opportunity to get involve and has a very active campus community with loads of organizations and activities always happening. Teachers are generally available and from my experience, they are dedicated to their work and the education of others.

Camille
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The classroom sizes are 30 students to a teacher, for most of the classes. That way, the teacher knows the students and are a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The classroom sizes are 30 students to a teacher, for most of the classes. That way, the teacher knows the students and are accessible in their respected hours. Also, the advisers are there for you and helps you when you need it. I wanted to change my major and my advisory helped me with that. Every major has their own group of advisers and they even encourage students who don't have a major.

Jonathan
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Montclair State University is a wonderful school with many resources, state of the art facilities, and great student life. I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is a wonderful school with many resources, state of the art facilities, and great student life. I personally recommend that people join Greek Life as that greatly enhanced my college experience. Great support systems are always available.

Cybil
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Montclair State University is a great school for incoming students looking to find their true self. College is where you find...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Montclair State University is a great school for incoming students looking to find their true self. College is where you find yourself and figure out who you are through many experiences and situations wherever you are, but Montclair State University is a catalyst for growth. It pushes you to learn more about different types of people from all races and different walks of life. It is a stigma-free campus so you do not have to worry about being judged when you first come in. There are always events going on during the weekday and weekend to keep you entertained and give you a break from academics. It is also a huge campus so there are different facilities everywhere such as the dining halls, the student center, and the popular student recreation center where you can workout, watch movies, or have a nice swim with your friends on a hot day. College will always be what you make of it, but Montclair State University pushes you to make the best out of your college experience and I love it!

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  • 16,810
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $12,116
  • Acceptance rate
  • 66%

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