Montana State University-Billings Reviews
MSU-Billings is an NCATE accredited university with all the benefits of a large university while maintaining that small campus feel. You work directly with professors instead of being a one of a hundreds traveling through the system. I highly recommend MSU-Billings for anyone interested in education. The teacher education program provided many opportunities to be in a classroom prior to even starting your student teaching experience. This allowed me to have a great start to a career that I still am enjoying 20 years later.
Montana State University-Billings is a small school, and while some may worry about the drawbacks commonly associated with that, the atmosphere is personal and the education was excellent. The professors care about their students, their success, their opinions. Class discussions were invariably lively, insightful, and enriching to a full educational experience.
Montana State University Billings gives students the opportunity to experience college, while still providing the small community where everyone is able to communicate. While this community provides the opportunity to foster relationships with instructors, the university provides excellent rigor. This allows for the student to learn and actually retain the knowledge to be able to move into career or graduate school programs.
MSUB is a great school to go to if you want a smaller community and to feel involved in the things that happen on campus. I love the one on one time I'm always able to get in order to get help in a class. There is a friendly atmosphere. The instructors, professors, and they care about you and your learning and are always approachable. Smaller class sizes mean more one-to-one attention and a better chance at success.
I enjoyed MSU-Billings, the professors were easy to work with and knowledgeable. Advisors put you on the right track to not waste time or money. My only complaints would be the lack of cooperation between Montana schools and when I transfer to MSU-Billings from Missoula a semester of my credits didn't count towards my degree. Also in the education department I think there should be more "involved" courses to help us work with students. And more teaching strategies classes.
Throughout high school, our teachers always warned us not to take them for granted because once we reached college, the professors would not take the time to help us individually. After experiencing college, I realized that they were wrong. Nearly every college professor that I have taken a class with has been incredibly helpful in every way that he or she could. Because of them and because of the inviting environment, I actually wanted to go to class everyday. Not only were instructors helpful, but they wanted to get to know everybody, and I believe that helped to prove that they really do care.
I'm glad I picked Montana State University Billings for my college of choice. The Business Program is very open its students and their needs.
Montana State University of Billings is a college full of many opportunities. My first year as a freshman has been wonderful, but difficult. My major is Pre-Med/Biology and it is a major that is packed with useful information. This major definitely requires a lot of studying as well as dedication. However, eventhough I have chosen a difficult major, I didn't let this stop me from being involved on campus. Every weekend I attend a campus event and try to help my community. Along with this, I take a lot of pride in my college, so I decided to become a tour guide for Montana State University of Billings. My first semester as a freshman has tested me mentally, physically, and emotionally. However, getting to know my professors, being active on campus, and making many new friends has helped me survive my first semester as a freshman.
Overall, I would recommend Montana State University- Billings hands down to future/transfer students. I am in the Radiology Technician program so I constantly needed advice from my advisor (Kirtlye) regarding which classes to take, when, and how to go about cramming everything into less semesters so I wouldn't spend my whole life in school. She did just that and more. Plus, she made it very easy to come to her, unlike my advisor at MSU-Bozeman who was far to busy to ever be seen. I would have to say that the bookstore is quite pricy, and the financial aid office isn't much help; well- until you find the right person that is. What I mean by that is that it can be very frustrating and time consuming to get help with questions regarding your finances and where you stand. They'll refer you to person after person and it seems like you've walked a huge circle until right than, you'll find the one person who actually helps. As far as the classes go, some are challenging but all of my professors have made themselves readily available to assist in my understanding process. MSU-Billings is definitely a college that can be a challenge, unless you seek the help that is there waiting to be used (i.e. your professors, study lab, other students/graduates). Other than that, the classes, people, and campus was very enjoyable. The hardest part for me was waking up and getting to class. Once you get there, than it's a breeze. If you can wake up, you can do anything. Pretty much.
MSUB-City College is a great option for student's who are looking for 2-year degrees and very hands on teachers. I have been in communication through various times with our counselors, financial aid office, business office, student help and tutoring as well as the instructors. Everyone I have talked to has helped me in some various way and is always courteous. The instructors care a lot about the students and go to great lengths to ensure the students succeed. Our campus is always well kept and even the support staff (cooks, bookstore clerks, etc.) are awesome. I have yet to meet a negative employee yet. Aside from the awesome staff; the curricula are set up in a very do-able way. Each program has specialized instructors that can answer most all questions about the pertaining field. You can take more than or fewer classes as needed to fit your schedule. The student help office is awesome and can schedule private tutors as needed. Everything you need to succeed is at your finger tips, you just have to be willing to work. The programs are set up to make you work hard and gain the knowledge needed. If you are not willing to do the work don't expect to pass. All the resources are there, but dedication is a must.