College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:04:35Z
Great Falls is always windy. It doesn't snow too much but when it does it usually melts within two to three days.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:03:50Z
There are no Greek students on campus. I don't actually know what a Greek student is.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:02:44Z
The athletics at UGF have some small amount of drama but all of the teams do a lot of volunteer activities as a team.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:01:44Z
It could be better but there's more than one café on campus and you can use your meal card at all of them.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T05:00:45Z
If there is an on-campus party, security hears about and breaks it up almost immediately almost 100% of the time. Also, if you are 21 and have a roommate that is under 21, you are not allowed to have alcohol in your apartment.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:58:55Z
The forensic science program at UGF is the only one on this side of the Mississippi River. Also the biology program has an 89% placement for graduates.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:58:55Z
I plan on having an internship. UGF holds a twice yearly internship fair so that students can get acquainted with businesses offering internships.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:56:33Z
I do not actually know much about off-campus housing as I am a resident assistant in the freshman dorms.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:55:30Z
UGF has a great community and everyone says hello when they walk past each other.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:54:45Z
UGF could use a new building for the students that live three blocks away as those apartments are fairly old. Plans are in the working for new buildings.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:52:36Z
There's almost no need for transportation at UGF. The farthest campus housing is three short blocks from the school and there's a free campus bus service for these students.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:51:01Z
Guys & Girls:
UGF attracts many pretty and handsome people and if you're interested in a certain topic, you're guaranteed to find someone else who shares that interest.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:49:20Z
There's no charge for a parking pass, it's issued as soon as you tell security that you have a car. However, there's very little need for a car on campus because UGF has a relatively small campus and walking across it takes less than 5-7 minutes depending where you're going. There are several very large parking lots for students to park in.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:47:16Z
There are tons of computers and printers on campus and unlimited printing for a basic printing fee that's included in the start of year expenses.
College Sophomore 2013-11-19T04:45:03Z
We have great Chinese places and a bunch of different easy places and of course Taco Bell, which is always great at about one in the morning!
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T15:51:14Z
The dorms at UGF I have never seen as I live off campus with my children and what I have been told is that the dorms are sufficient to most colleges and give you the space to study and sleep some have kitchens in the so I think they are like 1-2 bedroom apts.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T15:47:57Z
There is public transportation around the University and I find that some staff use the system as well as students.
College Sophomore 2013-08-25T15:45:18Z
The smaller size of the campus allows students to access the computers in the labs, the University also has WiFi available to assist if you need to work on your own laptop for connivance you can access the USB and print anything from your own laptop just as you can if you was on the University's computers.
College Junior 2013-08-22T06:37:26Z
Really good housing! Dorms are well organized, clean, and friendly. Dorm staff are really nice and helpful. The upperclassman housing is the best.
College Junior 2013-08-22T06:33:03Z
Weekend parties at people's houses (off campus) are regular. Small town 'club' nightlife, but decent bars to hangout at.
College Junior 2013-08-22T06:31:01Z
There is no Greek society here on campus. Catholic private University.
College Senior 2013-05-31T19:30:55Z
It consumes everything!!!! It's awful. I get that sports are a part of campus life ... But they shouldn't be all the university cares about. After all, we here to LEARN!
College Senior 2013-05-31T19:27:41Z
Public transportation is pretty good, especially for the size of the town. UGF transportation? It doesn't exist.
College Senior 2013-05-31T19:00:38Z
Health & Safety:
While the security guards we do have are kind, there is only ever one on duty - driving around from the various campus apartments and walking around campus. There was an incident of a girl getting attacked in the dorm parking lot. Two freshman called campus security from their dorm, watching the attack. Not only did the response take too long, but maintenance was sent to the parking lot instead of security. While things like this don't happen often, it would be nice to know you're safe.
With all recent shootings, UGF attempted to create a plan for if such an attack took place (unlikely, but you never know). The plan failed. Not only was the notification for lock down delivered poorly, but there are locations on campus that simply would not be safe in such a situation, due to ease of access (gigantic windows, doors with windows ... makes it easy to just shoot out the window and enter). Also, the walls are so thin that all a shooter would have to do is walk the halls and shoot through the walls.
As for health ... there is no health insurance available, so many of us students are screwed if we end up with health needs. There is a nurse available two days a week, but she really can't do much but care for the common cold. Also, the campus is NOT disabled friendly. The only building on campus with an elevator is in the dorm. And the campus itself is on different levels, and if somebody is in a wheelchair, they have to go out of their way just to get from building to building. It's difficult to get through doors, deal with laundry, and get in and out of the bathrooms if you're in a wheelchair. While the school might negotiate your disability (say arrange that you are always on the first floor), it still leave much to be desired. Overall, I'd say that UGF fails epically when it comes to being safe and healthy.
College Senior 2013-05-31T18:51:23Z
I am a history major at the University of Great Falls. The major is very flexible; you can more or less just take the classes you want. The professors are amazing - Dr. Pedersen and Prof. Donnelley are very knowledgeable and great in class. You can also work with your advisor to set up various internships - from working with the professors to assisting local museums. The program is absolutely fantastic and often offers travel classes - you take a class, then travel for two weeks (after paying for the trip of course). I would say there is only one downside to the program (and this is more of a general university as a whole downfall): language offerings are minimal at best. At present, I am struggling applying to graduate school because of my lack of language training. As I wish to study Mediterranean archaeology, more often than not, an ancient language such as Greek or Latin is a prerequisite to applying. Other than the language issue though, the program is fabulous.
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