TijmenDalI have to decide between MSU and U of MN which has a really good biology program. I am sold on everything else about MSU and Bozeman, but still need to be convinced that I will get the education I want.
I did a semester at MSU (exchange student) last year and I gotta say my professors were, except for one, all really, really good teachers. I took classes from the law, history and political science faculties and all were really capable teachers. The only thing that did put me off was the extremely low level of all tests.
Every single lecture was well given: educational, inspiring, motivating etc. It was the most fun I had in school. Class discussion was generally on a high level and most students seemed really engaged. And then the test or essay came or something else for a grade came around and it was a total joke. You'd expect them to be on the same level with what we did it in class, but it wasn't. I pretty much got straight A's, taking 21 credits and if I did half an hour of homework a day (on general) it was a lot.
My time was filled with all the great stuff you can do around Bozeman: skiing, hiking, urban seshes (with .Andrew. for example), camping, hunting, fishing, bouldering, rock climbing, floating, tubing, going to the plenty of hot springs etc etc etc. Can't recommend the place enough. So much cool stuff to do out there. Only downside is the chicks aren't really what I was used to (though I'm incredibly spoiled).[/QUOTE]
^ what he said. I'm there on exchange from England right now and it's a unique and fantastic place to go to uni. If you're worried about academics then do a shit-tonne of credits in Autumn and focus on shredding after Christmas. I do 13 credits and have plenty of time to ski, get all my work done and still laze about a fair amount