Montana Tech was ranked number one school in the United States by the Social Mobility Index College rankings. Founded in the year 1900 in the state of Montana, Montana Tech is one of the most reputed engineering colleges in United States. The college is vast and the campus is spread over 100,000 acres of land. The college now has 3000 students with 13 campus buildings offering 73 undergraduate degrees, 21 graduate degrees, 18 minors, 14 certifications, 10 pre-professional career programs and Ph.D in Materials Science.
Montana Tech has also been considered as one of the best in higher education and has been among the Princeton’s Review for best colleges and school in the United States. With one of the highest job placement rating for graduating students Montana Tech has been the fourth best college in the west.
The college is located in southwest region of the state of Montana. It is in the midway between the Yellow Stone and Glacier national parks. Students can use the Butte-Silver Bow Transit which provides transport facilities through well-established city bus routes and also provides for para-transit bus transportation. The city bus provides free transportation facility for the students but comes once in an hour and is not available during the weekends.
For mobility impaired students the campus security also provides for specific transportation facilities on and around campus.
With two dorms building Montana Tech isn’t that bad for students who like to stay within the limits of the college campus. The classrooms are not that great as compared to other colleges in its class but the labs are quite fantastic. The atmosphere is very social with lots of activities in and around the campus which you can participate in. With the state of Montana as your own laboratory you will have ample opportunities to pursue research projects. The campus has a nice library and so is the gym. A lot of efforts have been put in by the campus staff to make the campus alcohol free.
The college has great computer labs with high quality tech support with reliable networks. You will have 24 hours access to the labs.The campus also has a cafeteria which offers great salads and daily grills. Even the off campus area has lot to offer in terms of food.
The college also offers on-campus apartment housing facility which consists of 3 complexes of 2 and 3 bedroom units. For a 2 bedroom unit the rates vary from $500 to $550 per month and for a 3 bedroom unit the flat ranges from $660 to $710 per month.Off-campus is considered to be a better alternative for residing. The best way is to get a house with friends. Most of the places around the college are occupied by the college students. You can easily get well maintained rented apartments within a range of $500-1000 for a month depending on your taste. However most of these accommodations will have uncovered parking and you have to park your vehicles near the street.
The weather is really cold in the winters and might be bit jittery for a person living in the Indian sub-continent. However the city is one the sunniest city in the country with warm and cool climate during the summers. Winters can take a toll on you with as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit with plenty of snow. Staying near to the college campus can help you attend all your classes even during the rough weather.
With total 181 full time faculties, Montana Tech has a student faculty ratio of 15:1. The faculty is one of the best in the country with very knowledgeable professors. If you are mostly concerned about academics Montana Tech is the right place for you. Montana Tech has some of the best engineering programs in the United States. Montana Tech comprises some of the very best in it’s faculty including Dr. Amy Kuenzi as the biological sciences head and Dr. Kumar Ganesan as the environmental engineering head.
Montana Tech spends about $1.7 Million in financial aid. About 59.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some or the other kind of financial aid on need-based basis. The average scholarship awarded is $ 5,485.
Montana Tech has one of the highest job placement ratings in the country. Alumni are involved in various events and campus recruitments. The career centers offer great resources for jobs and internships. The Montana Tech class of 2007 had a placement rate of 97% with starting average salary of $48,833 for bachelors and $54,153 for masters. Many of the heavyweight companies that pick graduates from Montana Tech include The Boeing Company, University of South Wales and so on.
The college has a much diversified mix of students as well as the faculty. The college consist a large contingent of foreign exchange students. The mix contains a higher percentage of the Native Americans with Asians, Arabs and Europeans forming the remaining part of the mix. The people are nice though and acceptable. The crowd is friendly and it is to make friends even if you don’t know anyone.For an Indian it is highly likely to get into the mix easily. You can easily find many Indians on and off the campus as students or as faculty. The campus is relatively very safe for the students. The staff as well as the faculty pay a very strict attention to security and are very helpful in this regard.
If you like participating in activities than Mulletfest is one the event you shouldn’t miss. It’s a co-ed softball tournament which gives you a chance to win $1000.
One of the best faculties in the country with highest job placement ratings, Montana Tech is the place to be if you are looking for engineering college. The financial aid process is also quite smooth and students get an average of $5500 as financial aid. The environment is very decent with friendly people with lot of Asian and European students and faculty members. The college also has a great career centers and alumni for helping the students in job placements. About 81% students agreed that the placement services helped them in landing a great job opportunity. If you are mostly concerned about the academics then Montana Tech is the right place for your engineering dream.