So I’ve gotten into the 10 schools I applied to but so far the only ones that seem affordable are Montclair, Rowan, Rugters-Camden, Albright, and Point Park. I also got accepted to ithaca, lesley, marymount manhattan, arcadia, and temple. they all gave me a lot of aid but it’s still too much for me to afford. I got into Rowan through the Rowan select program but i’m not that into it because it’s so close to where i’m from. Then there’s Rutgers-Camden (that would give me full tuition) but it’s in the city I’ve lived in my entire life and I don’t want to stay here. So the best option out of all of those seems to be Montclair for me, although they’re not that selective, but I don’t really care because the proximity to NYC is great and that’s where I really wanted to be. I really really wanted to go to Temple but i can’t afford $20k a year Albright gave me a lot of financial aid & I liked it when I visited it but the location seems kind of in the middle of nowhere which worries me bc I wanna intern in NYC eventually.
Anyway, back to the original topic, i just wanted some information about montclair from someone who goes there or went there or anybody elses input. Every review site I’ve been on says that montclair is a huge commuter school, that it’s dead on the weekends, and the academics are a joke which worries me because i’m gonna live there all 4 years most likely, it’s 2 hours away from me, and I don’t want my classes to be too easy. I took all AP and honors class in high school and have a 3.7 gpa so I don’t want to feel like I worked hard for nothing you know? So what do you guys think about Montclair?