Springfield, MO
Missouri State University-Springfield


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lacora
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse-I often learn from their personalities and their views on "life".

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are very diverse-I often learn from their personalities and their views on "life".

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Missouri State is known for it's public afairs mission- the goals is to have all students learn from the diverse culture for the school is diverse in several ways.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were in High school again, I would tell myself to takes ACT/SAT more seriously so that I would not have to take as many prerequisites.

Tiana
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It's a big campus with lot of activies, there is truely something for everyone.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It's a big campus with lot of activies, there is truely something for everyone.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

It's wide varity of degrees.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Get ready for an adventure kid. First off, try to avoid eight o'clock classes like the pleage your first semeter. You'll be meeting new people and be staying up way to late to try to pull that off. You'll find people who will become your best friends for life and others that will be your best friend for a month. People will come and go, just learn to enjoy thier company while they are there. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to study, that way when you procratinate you'll still have time to get your work done. Take a varity of classes so you can truely get a feel for what you enjoy. There will be many oppertunites for field studies. Take these oppertunites. It gives you time for one on one conversations with your professors to disucuss your future plans and goals. HAVEFUN!!!

Katie
Describe the students at your school.

Student at Missouri State are helpful to each other and a blast to be around.

Describe the students at your school.

Student at Missouri State are helpful to each other and a blast to be around.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is a unique experience. Do not expect college to be like high school. As a college student you are responsible for you own education--deadlines and assignments are rigorous. College will be where you will form friendships which will be lasting since your friends will often be from your own course of study so you will share common experiences. College life can be exciting. Become involved.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Sometimes finding time to get everything done ---rigourous courses and class schedules

Olivia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Missouri State is at the heart of a great community. Due to its public affairs mission, the university encourages community e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Missouri State is at the heart of a great community. Due to its public affairs mission, the university encourages community engagement and provides great opportunities to get involved with organizations outside of the university. The campus itself has beautiful landscaping and beautiful fountains. Behind the student union is a perfect place to sit below a tree and study in peace on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

When you step off campus what do you see?

Springfield is a great city with lots to offer. A unique and popular Friday night activity is the Art Walk. Held downtown, the streets come to life with art displays and crafts sold by vendors. Art Walk is a popular hangout for college students.

What are your classes like?

Many of my classes are discussion-based. Professors encourage class participation and are more likely to remember students who actively participate in class discussions. Many classes require participation in discussions for participation points in the class.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Maroon Madness is one of the largest organizations on campus. This group rewards members who attend athletic events throughout the year.

Describe the students at your school.

Springfield is known for having several churches. A religious studies professor here describes the city as a "buckle on the Bible Belt." The LGBT community is also very active in Springfield and currently, an Occupy Springfield movement is active.

What are the academics like at your school?

Missouri State has a unique ability to provide students with the experience of small and large class sizes. Classes range from small groups of less than twenty to lecture-hall style. Even in larger classes, professors are always available to talk to outside of class and encourage students to take advantage of the opportunity. Class participation is key to succeeding in many classes.

Kaitlin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

MSU is a medium-large sized school, but it has all the benefits of a small school. The classes are a manageable size, and mos...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

MSU is a medium-large sized school, but it has all the benefits of a small school. The classes are a manageable size, and most of the teachers are willing to get to know you. The culture of the campus and the town is not ideal. Springfield has a lot of businesses and fun things to do, but it lacks cultural diversity. It is very prejudiced and behind on current music, trends, etc.

Phoi
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

when I was on last year of high school and I hope the time could go fast because I thought it was so excited to be college st...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

when I was on last year of high school and I hope the time could go fast because I thought it was so excited to be college student because I could choose any classes that I like and some teacher does not care if I go to school late. However, it is not true because all the classes that I choose will be harder than high school and the way teachers teach are totally different from high school. If I have chance, I would like to go back to high school and study harder and prepare everything before transfer to college.

Ashley
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MSU offers the large campus atmosphere within a smaller metropolis area of Springfield.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MSU offers the large campus atmosphere within a smaller metropolis area of Springfield.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Missouri State University College of Business Administration offered a degree progrm in Business Education, which many other universities didn't.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Ashley, you should find somone to set you down and discuss the importance of the cost of your education. Not just a credit hour, but looking at after over 4 years what will the total cost be and how will you pay for it. Talk about your options of paying for college after scholarship opportunities had been exhausted. It would be beneficial to discuss campus life, academic programs, with a current student of the college. Ask them to list the strenghts and weaknesses of the school. Take the time to actually LEARN things in your classes and on your own think how they apply in your life. Don't just go to your classes and not take anything away from them. After you are finished with the your degree program you will be required to apply what you know to the job at hand. Expect to study and give up some free time so that you can not only get good grade but be a good student.

Wanda
Describe the students at your school.

You have to get out of you comfort zone to meet people.

Describe the students at your school.

You have to get out of you comfort zone to meet people.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

That GPA is HIGHLY important. The more you get involved with your community then, the easier it will become in College. If you did not go to somewhat of a charter school, it may be hard to adapt academically. Not impossible, but learning would be easier. Learning study skills would have made a world of a difference. Applying or seeking colleges by sophomore year, definitely makes the acceptance letters come quicker, as well, as doing fairly decent on the ACT. If I could do it over, I'd probably just take some Dual Credit hours in high school. I wouldn't want to go back completely though.

What's unique about your campus?

It's 3 hours from home. Off-campus dorm is the best choice.

Miranda
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Missouri State University is located in one of the bigger cities of MO, but it appeals to both the small town and big city ki...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Missouri State University is located in one of the bigger cities of MO, but it appeals to both the small town and big city kids, for Springfield can be both rural and urban, just depending on how you approach it.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself not to change very much. I'd probably do a couple of more scholarship applications, work a little harder on my final projects (darn you senioritis!) and just relax and enjoy what time I had left in high school.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

I'd advise anyone to go to this school. It is really a great school, and the staff is amazing. It just happens that MSU is not the place for me , so other than that, it is a great school. I would reccomend MSU to anyone, especially if you are really involved in agriculture (has the best ag department in the state-- not too big and not too small).

Lisa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would telll myself to relax because everything is going to turn out fine. I'd tell myself to try and experience as many d...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would telll myself to relax because everything is going to turn out fine. I'd tell myself to try and experience as many different classes as possible and to get to know my future professors. Not being shy is the key to this transition: ask questions and make friends with your classmates. Don't but textbooks until you meet for your first class because some teachers don't require you to buy them. Don't be afraid to try new things, and don't be afraid to voice your opinion. Get to know the financial aid office and the advising center. Make sure you show up for orientation because it's crucial to the transition process. If you register for more than three classes on a certain day make sure you schedule a break in between, if not you'll be sorry. Last but not least, there's nothing to worry about: you'll find you're place eventually. You're going to meet some amazing people and learn amazing things about the world and about yourself, but only if you remember to keep an open mind. I'd wish you luck but you won't be needing it.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

The feild that I was going to go into. If I had known that I wanted to go in cell/molecular biology I would have chosen a school that was more well known for this field.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Parking at the beginning of the semester. Textbook prices kill too, but I suspect that this is a problem at every school.

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