Montclair, NJ
Montclair State University


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JamieLynn
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school that you will be the most well-rounded at, including activities you can participate in, classes you take, and...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Choose a school that you will be the most well-rounded at, including activities you can participate in, classes you take, and one that you feel most comfortable at. This will make your college experience the best and most successful.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wants to learn and prepare for their future.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to learn.

Leah
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college isn't about statistics ,its about the correct fit. If you don't get along with the people at the s...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

To find the right college isn't about statistics ,its about the correct fit. If you don't get along with the people at the school, no matter how great the program is, it just isn't worth it. I went to Pace Universtity my first year of college and although the program was perfect for me, the students and I didn't get along. College is more then a school with a great program, its an experiance. Without the experiance theres no point to go to college. As a parent or prospective student you should be looking at all aspects of the school. Look at the students, talk to the students, see what the students say about the program. The students wont lie, the faculty might. To make the most of your college experiance you should join clubs that intrest you so you dont feel alone. If you know people who like the same things as you, they can relate to you, and in turn they can become great friends!

What kind of person should not attend this school?

This school is great for everyone, however it is a very theatre focused school.

John
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A very dirty campus that dosn't seem to offer enough opertunities to the students which attend there.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A very dirty campus that dosn't seem to offer enough opertunities to the students which attend there.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

educate yourself on your options. look at the surounddings of your campus to see if opertunities for your major exist there. dont be afraid to try new things, get involved with something you have a great passion for.

What's unique about your campus?

The Industrial Design major, the major that i am currently involved with. the major seems to me to be the only major on campus that has very dedicated professors that care about there students. the major is activly seeking to better there facilities and reasources, as well as provide a more fruitfull experience to the students within that major.

Heather
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Even though I want to major in Psychology and minor in German, I'm really glad I can keep up with two of my other passions --...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Even though I want to major in Psychology and minor in German, I'm really glad I can keep up with two of my other passions -- flute and singing. There is a lot of encouragement to get involved, even if you are a non-major!

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Parents, take time to explore your kids' college choices. It's important to visit colleges and do as much research as possible, because that's where he or she will gain the skills to lead a successful life. Even though it's tough to be away from your kids, definitely allow them at least a month without visits home to get adjusted to college life. Students, make sure that the colleges you consider have a few of your potential majors or interests. It's always better to have to switch your major than transfer schools, unless you're truly unhappy there. Also, get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations within your first year. Being busy helps you stay on top of your workload, because it makes you budget your time. Don't be afraid to try new things, because it's how you meet the people who might be your friends for life. Most of all, enjoy each moment, because college life truly flies!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Parking is very limited, so we use the NJ Transit Deck on the outer edge of campus. It's great that the deck's there to accomodate students, but it's far from where I dorm; I depend on the shuttle a lot. This becomes especially important in the rain or snow, both of which are extremely common at my school. Because the shuttles take so long to get around, I've waited up to 30 minutes for a shuttle until I've given up and decided to walk back to my room -- sometimes alone at night.

Sean
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't rush the decision. Chosing a college is the single most important decision that a teenager has to make. Once the decisi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't rush the decision. Chosing a college is the single most important decision that a teenager has to make. Once the decision is made there are still so many things that need to be done before arriving on campus. Just make sure that the parent and the child are on the same track. It's important for the parent to at least one time remind the student that college is extremely important and to take it as serious as possible and enjoy yourself at the same time.

What's unique about your campus?

If i had to describe the campus to my friends I would say the best thing about the campus is the location. I can hop onto the train at anytime and within 40 minutes I'm in the city.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The athletics at the school are very good. A new rec center was just built.

Shara
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that it is to find a college that is the best at keeping the student focused. College can be a great experience b...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that it is to find a college that is the best at keeping the student focused. College can be a great experience but a lot of students end up lowering grades or flunking out, not because of parties or drinking, but because when classes become too demanding, students drop the ball and rethink their ambitions. Whether it be going to a small campus or qualified teachers, it is important for students and their parents to search for a good school that will keep them motivated.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone outgoing and independent this school is very liberal, so its good to have a big mouth and speak your mind here.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is shy or has difficulty in social atmospheres. MSU is a big school and if you want to be content, it is important not to be afraid to speak up.

Julissa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and open-minded. They have very different backgrounds in theatre and work well to incorporate the...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are friendly and open-minded. They have very different backgrounds in theatre and work well to incorporate the ideas of other students for group projects. THey are very open to different people outside of the classroom which makes living together interesting and fun.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The right school should make you feel comfortable and brave. You should feel comfortable that the university will support your needs. You should feel brave knowing that you will be challenged at the school in every capacity that you can stand to grow.

What kind of person should attend this school?

This campus is great for a person who wants to feel very comfortable on campus. A student at this school should take advantage of all of the career and academic services that they can. A student at this school should be able to communicate efficiently with fellow residents, students, and faculty. Most of what you learn at this college comes from the people you meet.

Rachael
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before choosing a college, I would highly recommend visiting all potential choices. Reading about and seeing the campus are t...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Before choosing a college, I would highly recommend visiting all potential choices. Reading about and seeing the campus are two totally different things. Making the most of college is simple: go in with an open, positive mind. Reach out to make friends. Don't feel rushed to make a career choice on day 1. Be ready for change.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like a big surrounding, being near the city, not appreciative of the arts

Nicole
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My favorite quote is: "If you want to do something, find someone who does it and ask them how they did it." My best advice to...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My favorite quote is: "If you want to do something, find someone who does it and ask them how they did it." My best advice to parents and students is to ask people who have gone to schools you are considering and/or are in a field the student is interested in to find out what their experiences were. As a dancer I had my dreams set on one particular school. After talking to a professional Broadway dancer who had gone there, he brought to my attention that about a million other dancers like me had the same idea and that getting lost in the crowd would be very easy at that school, a large factor contributing to what school I attend now. It is also very important to visit any school before you permiatly attend. You do want to see what is inside the buildings for yourself to make sure you will be able to adjust easily.

What's unique about your campus?

A beautiful new gym and recreation center was just built. It is a great place for working out, fitness calsses, swimming, playing basket and racquet ball, etc. for free and for job opportunities and interacing with others and getting involved in campus life.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Bills and other important issues such as applying for houseing are done online and computers are not always 100% reliable. Fees and holds can be put on one's account without the student's knowledge unless they continuously check their account.

Jackie
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I would have to say that the number one reason I chose Montclair over other Universities was because of it's beautiful and co...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

I would have to say that the number one reason I chose Montclair over other Universities was because of it's beautiful and convient campus. The school also allowed freshman to park a car on campus. Unfortunatly that option no longer exsists because of the high commuter rate.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit any and all colleges that your thinking about attending! Nothing beats seeing the campus, dorms, and classrooms better then seeing them in person, online pictures can be deciving! Be sure to make friends! Introduce youself to the people in your classes or on your floor (if your dorming). Most people are very ready to make new friends, don't be shy. Try and keep a positive attitude in everything you do. If you have the mind set that something is going to be to hard, or take to long, it probably will. Don't procrastinate! College gets busy and if you leave one thing behind, everything that comes after will be behind too. Watch what you eat, the freshman 15 is no joke! Take advatage of the recreation center on campus if you have one. Keep intouch with friends and family back home. It's easy to get caught up in your new life away from home. Attend events on campus, they give away a lot of free stuff. Balance studying and partying. And make sure you leave one day free of classes, (if possible) to comit to work. It could take a whole day to write a paper.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Any student who is thinking about becoming a teacher or an art major should concider Montclair State University. Montclair is a blue ribbon school for obtaining a teaching degree and is very involved in the arts. I wouldn't recommend Montclair if you don't have a car and plan to be a resident on campus. I'm beginning to feel that Montclair has a higher population of commuters so it is dead on the weekends. If a student is looking for a medium size school with a beautiful campus in a safe area Montclair is the school for them.

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