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| While I do love my major (Fashion) the staff is unapproachable, the advisors give you terrible advice and are very rude. The students are already in their cliques by the time you start Freshman year so there is little room to make new friends. Many of the students only care about partying, which there aren't much of in Montclair. If you want a party school go to Rutgers. The GenEd's are very annoying and some of the required classes are a pain, but there are some very good professors who will challenge you in your work. It's a good school, but it could be a LOT better. |
|Jan 27 2013|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| I just completed my 1 and only semester at Montclair and im here writing my complete honest review. At the beginning of the Semester I hated Montclair more than anything because I had never been away from home and was extremely homesick. At the end I didnt have the same hatred but the school not got much better. The positives are that the dorms in The Heights are really nice and you may never find nicer dorms at any other college. The school has various different places to eat on campus but the only place that comes with your meal plan is Sams Place. This is awful!! they serve the same food every single day and during weeks 2-13 the food is terrible and they simply dont care. Convicts also serve the food which is interesting. Montclair has recently opened up a 'Guy Fieri' place on campus which you will get sick of after the 5th time eating it. Another positive is that the schoolwork was very manageable and the professors are easy to reach. If you want a school were you only study and do schoolwork nothing else, then Montclair is perfect for you. A train runs through the campus but closes on weekends which I never understood. The final positive is that the people who you see most only monday- thursday are friendly and openminded. Now the bad in the School. There is no social life on weekends!! Thursday nights are so popular at Montclair because EVERYBODY goes home on the Weekend and fridays and saturdays dont exist at Montclair. The school consists of mostly commuters and you never meet most of the people ever at the school. Out of the 17,000 at the school I would estimate that 5,000-6,000 dorm and the rest commute. Being from out of state little did I know that Montclair is a well known commuter school and Social Life is awful!! I have never spent as many weekends doing schoolwork or being bored. Most of the friends I made either commuted or went home every weekend. This school is a ghost town on weekends!!!! Lastly, if you are somebody who is looking to have fun and get the real college experience, then do not go here!! people at this school think that living at school during the week and going home on weekends is getting the college experience. But this is not you are wasting money to live somewhere 4 days a week. If you are quiet and are "too yourself" this school is perfect. The school is very nice, although they do construction 24/7and professors are good but that is it! It never got any better and I couldnt be any happier that I am done at Montclair. Know who you are as a person and I hope this will help people get the idea of the school. |
|Dec 30 2012|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2016 |
| DON'T GO HERE. I transferred here and it disgusts me that I was tricked into going to this school. The only positive thing I can say is that there are some great professors. There is nothing to do on campus, so many kids commute and the night life is awful. |
They tell you that you can take the train to NYC, but forget to mention that the train from the University doesn't run from Friday night until Monday morning. Nice, right? Don't fall for their tricks. Montclair is a JOKE. The sports are a joke. The students are a joke. If you want to spend your days in the dorm and hate life then definitely go here. If not, then please look elsewhere. I am not even exaggerating... I transferred here in hopes of going to an instate diverse school that was located near the city..... I was so wrong. This school sickens me. I am counting down the days until I graduate and I have only been here for one semester. Honestly, I would only recommend this school if you don't care about having a social life. If you are going to college just to graduate (not to make friends, have a good time, meet people and branch out, open your mind, join clubs, get involved with sports, etc) then go here. Otherwise, AVOID AVOID AVOID AVOID. THIS SCHOOL IS A JOKE.
I really don't fill these kinds of things out but I felt the need to warn the potential students because the school tricks you. Ps- if you dont believe me, check out collegeprowler and what Montclair State is rated on "Overall Student Happiness" ..... Yup.
|Dec 16 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |