The University of Montana Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (9)
I feel as if the University of Montana played a crucial role in helping me cultivate the skills to be in a position to succeed in the Counseling Master's program I am currently enrolled in. A vast majority of the teachers both in my major concentrations (Psychology and History) and outside, were of the highest quality. Taking longer to complete my degree than the typical student, I had the opportunity to sample courses in a wide range of subjects and found mostly all of them to be worth my time. Located in absolutely stunning Missoula, Montana, the campus itself is beautiful. But having said that, Montana is not the most diverse state. To be fair there is one noteworthy exception in that regard as the University of Montana has a notable Native American presence and the University has put forth an investment to respect that fact with valuable and worthwhile investments in their Native American Studies Department including The Payne Family Native American Center which having opened in 2010 is one of the newer/nicer buildings. To its credit, The University does try to foster sense of inclusion and respect of diversity. A pre-requisite to earning my History degree was having at least one Native American History course which I appreciated. While enrollment is down, in no small part due to controversy such as Jon Krakauer's enlightening book based on events in Missoula, prospective students looking for majestic scenery and high caliber educational experience owe it to themselves to it least consider The University of Montana.
Great school with a great campus. The professors are excellent and the learning environment is a good one. Recreational and outdoor activities are literally right next to campus. It is a great place to live while you are attending school. I would recommend it to anyone.
The University of Montana is a great institution in a great location. Staff are easily accessible and cultivate relationships with their students. Classes are taught with an eye towards solving real world problems. Opportunities to be in the field are plentiful with an experimental forest less than half an hour from campus.
Missoula is great if you like climbing, skiing, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc... The courses and instructors are in general very professional and very accomplished. But for me, the location and access to recreation was truly the best part about going to school at the University of Montana.
My college was great. Offered a lot of classes and the faculty was great. Enjoyed the location and atmosphere and loved going to the football games. Great college town as well.
The University of Montana was the best place for me to get my degree in theatre. I am a Montana native, so the cost was comparatively low and they University provided many opportunities for scholarships and grants. I also highly recommend Theatre as a degree, especially on the technical side because it allows students to truly practice what it's like to be a part of a team, figure budgets, manage time, and teaches you about very practical skill sets like sewing, woodworking, and electrical work.
Getting a Masters degree in Teaching English while teaching during the school year is challenging; however, UM was able to accommodate many of my needs as a student by working with me. I chose to go back after getting a teaching position, and I would encourage future students to go directly on to grad school after their bachelors. I did have a few hic-ups along the way due to course selection and availability, but I was able to work those issues out eventually. UM has since addressed these issues and has made changes to their summer programs to help make them more accessible to working teachers.
U of M was such a great experience. The quality of education I receive for my program was amazing. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help with any concerns you have. Campus life is a blast and the general atmosphere of Missoula, Montana is refreshing and relaxing.
I have loved being at The University of Montana BUT my experience as a previous Out of State student has definitely put a damper on my willingness to suggest this school to people. The university has very strict requirements regarding in state tuition, but very few people know exactly what they are. For my first year and a half I kept on getting different stories. By the time I was half way through my sophomore year I was having to go part time to become an in state student. This has put me behind in my studies so now I am taking 21 credits a semester to graduate on time in May 2015. When I graduate I will have 70,000 in debt JUST from my undergraduate degree. I am pursuing a Ph.D. For any out of state students wanting to go here, GO PART TIME your freshman year. The dorms will let you live in them if you are part time to seek residency. Going part time early will save you lots of money and time! It will also save you the trouble of having to take lots of credits to graduate on time.