Montana State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
Montana State Universitys biological engineering program is a chemical engineering curriculum with an emphasis on biological processes. Technical electives let you focus on more environmental or biomedical aspects of bioengineering, and the biomedical side is expanding each year. There is a dual degree program for a biological and chemical bachelors that melds the two with one extra semester. If you are interested in the environmental side or the biological processes of industry (large scale reactors, oil and gas work, water reclamation), it is a great program. It is also a good stepping stone if youre going to grad school for any sector of the biological engineering field, biomedical, environmental, and otherwise. . If you are more interested in the strictly biomedical side, the program is still good as long as you pick your electives right, but I would highly recommend you get involved with research. There is fascinating research on biofilms on medical implants, knee replacements, and more in both the biological engineering department and others like mechanical engineering and chemistry. The faculty is open to working with undergraduates in their labs, and many work with you to have your own research project so you aren't just washing dishes. Research, I think, is one of the main strengths of MSU and its engineering college. The faculty at MSU are like the residents of Bozeman: passionate, friendly, and determined to make a difference in the world. I started researching my freshman year, and loved my lab mates so much I continued until I graduated in the same lab. There are great clubs and networking opportunities at MSU especially if you connect with professors. A lot of them in the engineering college have contacts in industry and across the world in universities, and the faculty is always willing to help you figure out your next steps. MSU is a good size student body wise so that you have smaller classes, especially in the upper level classes, and there is a good diversity of people. Functions like the Honor College really connect to students and help them with scholarship opportunities. As far as money goes, Montana is still a great deal, especially for out of state students. They are fairly generous with scholarships. If youre out of state and get above a certain score on your ACT or SAT, they will give you in state tuition. Bozeman is a beautiful town: good restaurants, surrounded by mountains, close to Yellowstone. The culture of the town is active, inclusive, and laid-back. Whether you love to ski or restaurant-hop or read by a stream, Bozeman is a beautiful place to be. I would go back in a heartbeat, and hope to return to Montana after graduate school.
The Land Resources and Environmental Science Department excelled at teaching the hard math and science necessary to work in fields such as soil science, hydrology, and land rehabilitation. The only area which I felt the program could improve was helping students land jobs in the field after college. Many students need to return to graduate school to find work in the environmental field.
Montana State University is one school that should not be overlooked during the college-selecting process. Not only is the university located in Bozeman, the center of any outdoor activity known to man, the academics of the institution also measure up. If you are looking to go into any health-related field or graduate studies after your undergraduate degree, this is the place for you. As an undergrad you have the ability to study the human anatomy while looking at real cadavers right in front of you. A tool that few undergraduate programs possess.
Montana State is a great school located in the most beautiful country. The professors are intelligent and helpful and the people here are so friendly and passionate about their education. I do wish that the History and Education departments could communicate more since they have a crossover degree, but overall I had a great experience here.
Montana State University's education department prepared me for my career in teaching beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend this department and school as a whole. If you are an avid outdoorsman, you will also love the recreational activities offered near campus. GO CATS!!
Montana State University is a wonderful college for those seeking a school that can include an active outdoor life as well. MSU offers small class sizes and the professors care about their students and demonstrate a high level of content knowledge. When not studying there are ample opportunities for fishing, hiking, and skiing. The town itself has many opportunities for jobs for working students.
It was an acceptable school with a few great teachers and the miserable ones you expect to encounter anywhere.
Montana State is a great school, I just wish I had chosen a more technical degree!
Love it! Classes are fun and enlightening and the atmosphere is energetic. Beautiful campus and town as well!
Loved college of agriculture as it was small enough you know everyone and the teachers and lots of clubs to involved with. Great location for outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing. Close to Yellowstone National Park too. Football games are lots of fun.