MSU is a mid-sized research university. The undergraduate population is just over 11,000 and it is in walking distance of one of the most pristine downtown's of Montana. Bozeman, MT is home to a handful of our current NMH students, which leads me to believe that the reverse may be true, those who feel at home at NMH and are looking for a larger university experience may enjoy the similarly environmentally aware and plethora of outdoor enthusiasts. I certainly got a really fun vibe about Montana State. The best comparison I could make was that it felt a LOT like the University of Vermont (but with even bigger mountains).
I got the feeling that Jnanek, (my student contact) although undeniably an individual, was somehow also representative of the spirit of individuality that I saw on campus.
I happened to be on campus during one of the orientation weeks for incoming first-year students. It added a certain excitement as new students and new parents arrived split up and got down to the business of prepping for their first years at Montana State.
Where next? University of Montana - Missoula