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The Monterey Institute of International Studies

Total Grad Surveys 3
Females 1
Males 2
Avg years at University 2.3
Research Quality C (4.2)
Research Availability C- (3.9)
Research Funding C- (4.2)
Graduate Politics C (4.8)
Not Errand Runners F (0.9)
Degree Completion B (6.9)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C- (4.2)
Sufficient Pay C- (3.9)
Competitiveness C- (3.7)
Education Quality C+ (5.1)
Faculty Accessibility B+ (8.1)
Useful Research C- (4.2)
"Individual" treatment C (4.4)
Friendliness B (6.6)
Safety C (4.4)
Campus Beauty C (4.7)
Campus Maintenance B+ (7.6)
University Spending C- (4.2)
Extracurriculars C- (3.9)
Scholastic Success C- (3.8)
Surrounding City A- (8.4)
Social Life/ Environment B (7.1)
Not Errand RunnersF
Surrounding CityA-
Save your money, don't attend this ridiculous andFeb 06 2016Business - Management and Administration
Save your money, don't attend this ridiculous and very expensive school! Their MBA program is a joke. They hardly teach anything that is related to business and management. No finance, marketing, or other business courses you typically find in an MBA program. All they preach is social activism, and bla bla bla...how to bring about social, economic, and environmental change to the world. Most of their courses are taught by adjunct instructors who are not academically qualified to teach graduate level business courses. They say they will help you find an internship as well as a job..don't be mislead by their lies! I have graduated in December 2015 with a dual degree in Environmental Policy and an MBA, and am still looking for employment. Once you graduate, they forget about you. Bottom line, Middlebury Institute degree is worthless in the real world. Many employers have come to realize that this institution is a joke and will file your resume at the bottom of the stack or simply throw it away.
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cannot even give this institution a one star; that's how saDec 28 2015Business - Management and Administration
cannot even give this institution a one star; that's how sad it is. Please do your DILIGENT research before even applying to MIIS or committing to their degree program, and make absolutely sure that what you plan to study there will be useful to you personally or will even lead you to the career you want.

I went in with vague notions that an MA in International Policy (International Affairs) would lead toward bigger and better opportunities. I was so n?ive and very impulsively impractical, which really cost me to this day and for the next 40 years very, very dearly. It cost me over $88,000 plus their extra non sensible charges to earn a Master's degree.

MIIS is really and honestly an outrageously overrated school, and I had many criticisms of the quality of curriculum and instructions as well as professional guidance during my attendance at MIIS. Looking back, I really wish that I had cut my financial and personal losses and quit after the first term. However, I have spent the last several years in and out of low-wage, entry-level positions, none of which have been very gratifying. At MIIS my language skills did not improve that much; I learned how to write a policy memo, which is not useful in the real world and write a grant (truly useless), picked up a little economics and information about how the UN works. That is about it!

Don't naively buy into their aggressive SALES PITCH and believe that MIIS would be a great career move for you. Many of my friends and schoolmates who I met there did; and just like me, they came away severely disappointed and super financially broke!

However you can get a master's degree but will surely carry over a hundred thousand dollars in student loan debts and will not get anything back for it except for a minimum wage job. Your huge student loan debt that will probably take you over 40 years to pay, which is my case right now. This is very, very sad because I did not do my due diligent research about this school! Seriously consider your local community college or a less expensive university with better credentials and a more focused degree program that will lead to the kind of job you want before making a potentially grave mistake.Don't do it!!!

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This school is the WORST school I haveNov 13 2015Business - Management and Administration
This school is the WORST school I have ever been to!!! DO NOT even think about going here unless you want to be lied to on a daily basis. The tuition is outrageously expensive when you consider the poor quality of the academic programs. The MBA degree from this school is absolutely WORTHLESS. You will be disappointed to find out out that this program does not even offer such typical business courses as marketing, finance, accounting, strategy etc. This is an ideologically motivated program whose intentional goal is to "graduate" a crowd of anti-business and social activists. I have graduated in May 2014 -over one year and a half ago now - and am still looking for a descent full time management job. PLEASE save your money and don't attend this Clown School!!!
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