What are the academics like at your school?
Very wide range of academic abilities and teaching abilities at Mizzou. As always, class quality depends more on the teacher and students than on the actual material covered in the course. Be sure to ask other students about a professor before taking his/her class.
In general, class participation is moderate, and the environment is not competitive at all. Most students are pretty nonchalant about their academic work.
The professors are usually very accessible and willing to help. Yes, my professors know my name. No, I don't spend time with them outside of class.
The graduation requirements are not very stringent, although there are distribution requirements.
This is not a particularly challenging school.