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Montclair State University

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This is a "teenagers' school".Quite BrightOther
This is a "teenagers' school". Everything there is geared towards the "18-21" crowd. If you are an adult student (25+) you will feel really out of place, socially and academically and because these teenagers not the "brightest bulbs", the academic challenge is mediocre, at best.

Administration is very closed-minded. They will force you to take classes that are good for teenagers but absolutely absurd and useless for an adult student with no other option other than to go to class and waste your time and money. Clear example: a ridiculous *one credit* Phys Ed general study requirement where you have to pay for "the pleasure" of playing bowling/ballroom dance/fence/lift weights once a week with a bunch of teenagers They will not consider any exercise or physical activity outside Montclair as a valid alternative. So even if you are an adult that, let's say, goes to the gym everyday, if you want to graduate from Montclair, you still have to go bowling with teenagers. In summary, if you are an adult student, go somewhere else, unless you want to be treated as a teenager.

4th Year Female -- Class 2008
Surrounding City: A, Useful Schoolwork: F
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I have been out of college for severalNot so brightPhysical Therapy/Exercise Science
I have been out of college for several years now and look back at my time at MSU and other than my close knit group of friends and the athletic teams I participated on I would never want to go back there. I have not stepped foot on campus since graduation and have no desire too. The campus is located in a nice area and good location, but the buildings themselves are falling apart. There are new buildings that have gone up and new dorms, but all in all this is not the most aesthic campus. I did like my major (PE) and think the PE program is generally good, but I have other friends who also were in PE programs at other schools in NJ as well as outside of NJ and they had a much more comprehensive work load. I did love my proffessors but there was a revolving door of them through out my 5 years there. I did play sports at MSU and that is probably the only reason I stayed at MSU, transfering as an athelte sometimes makes it not worth the transfer. As a teacher and coach now I would not reccomend anyone to come to this school, its a big high school with not the most well-spoken, intelligent, and well rounded people. All in all I would reccomend TCNJ as the loacl NJ college to go to otherwise get out of NJ and experience a diffrent lifestyle/education style than what NJ/MSU has to offer.
5th Year Female -- Class 2002
Education Quality: A-, Campus Aesthetics: C-
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Montclair is awful.Music - Performance
Montclair is awful. Please, for the love of God, don't apply there. Please notice the positive reviews for Montclair--most people who love this school have terrible grammar.

Do you want to look as uneducated as these people?
Be aware that most employers who look at job applications and see "Montclair" are not all that impressed. I know I wouldn't be. It's High School Part II. Be like me and transfer. I'm begging you. The last thing we need in this society is another Montclair graduate. Montclair is a school for Greek Life, not an education.

Male -- Class 2000
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