Springfield, MO
Missouri State University-Springfield


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Recent Reviews

Megan
Describe the students at your school.

The classmates that I encountered at Missouri State Univeristy were very focused, unsocial, and not as involved on campus as ...

Describe the students at your school.

The classmates that I encountered at Missouri State Univeristy were very focused, unsocial, and not as involved on campus as I was.

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

Finding the right college for you is either a really easy choice or very hard. My advice is to visit every school that even brings up any interest to you. On the college campus tours you can get a wonderful idea of how the campus will be like when you are there. On the tours you are not only given the opportunity to see everything on campus, but also see what kind of students you see and how they interact with each other. Pay close attention to the flyers that are on the wall or around the campus. These often show you what the school is interested in, and how you can socially get involved on campus. I think that being as involved on campus as you possible can be is the only way to get an amazing college experience! You get the chance to meet so many people and at the same time get experience in fields that you are interested in! The only advice I have for parents on this one is, let your child choose this one. This is your child's first chance to be independent and your first chance to be just the support needed.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

One of the worst things at my school is the parking available. The school just recently changed their name from Southwest Missouri State University to Missouri State University, and with this I believe it has attracted a lot more students. The parking though has not increased. Therefore finding a parking spot if you live off campus here can sometimes be quite difficult.

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

There are three important factors to consider while choosing a college in my opinion: quality of education, social scene, an...

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

There are three important factors to consider while choosing a college in my opinion: quality of education, social scene, and of course cost. Each of these things are equally important, because each of these three things are connected. The best education in the world will seem worthless without a good social surrounding to make you comfortable and motivated. Its important to have a fun enviroment, because school will eventually become a burden and without a good connection with the people around, you will become overwhelmed. The cost of a university is important, because after school you will most likely be paying back those loans. There are so many universities with affordable tuition with great education and social outlets, and thats the kind of university you want.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

They way they treat fraternities and sororities. There is way too much required programming for greek organizations.

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

Needs improvement but ok; really conservative with liberal undertones... not much to say it has a wide variety of majors and ...

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

Needs improvement but ok; really conservative with liberal undertones... not much to say it has a wide variety of majors and student organizations and incourages people to make there own group if there is something that they would like to be in that isn't already there.

Describe the students at your school.

Huge variety of people here, you can't pin them into any one group cause a lot of them, or at least the open minded ones tend to co-mingle with other groups of people that they would be expected to hang out with and with people that you wouldn't expect them to hang out with

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

go to class everyday... even if your going to be late

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

The best advice I can give is to visit all the schools you're interested in and even a couple schools that are in your price ...

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

The best advice I can give is to visit all the schools you're interested in and even a couple schools that are in your price range that maybe haven't really sparked your interest yet. You never know, you could love the school once you visit. It's a lot about finding a school where you feel comfortable. All universities have good education programs or they wouldn't be universities. You have the find the best fit for you and usually that's more about where you'll be living, who you'll be living with, and the town where you'll call home for the next four or five years of your life. Find a place that is comfortable to you and you'll have nothing to worry about!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Getting outside sources of financial aid to come in on time. That's not really Missouri State's fault though.

Cory
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

People come here to party. This place is run by the Greeks, the Liberals, and anyone other than educationally-based, religi...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

People come here to party. This place is run by the Greeks, the Liberals, and anyone other than educationally-based, religious learners.

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

Find out who you are, then pick a school that matches your personality. I know that the world may be overrun by different people, but instead of blindly accepting and conforming to differences, one should learn how to defend their beliefs and ideas rather than learn to best become a herd animal. What are your politcal views? your religious views? your personal involvement with society? Surround yourself in a place that matches you--not a place that wants you to match them.

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

...that there is a difference between education and college. In other words, I didn't know that I was going to be teaching myself instead of being taught.

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

I would tell parents to encourage students to apply to as many school as they can, even to ones that they think they would on...

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

I would tell parents to encourage students to apply to as many school as they can, even to ones that they think they would only get into in their wildest dreams. This is the beginning of their individual lives, encourage them in whatever decision they make. Just make sure it is their own decision, because you want your child to make this experience their own.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants to get a great education.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There is not a lot of diversity.

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

Missouri State is a medium-sized melting pot school; it is very easy to feel accepted and at home here, while also receiving ...

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

Missouri State is a medium-sized melting pot school; it is very easy to feel accepted and at home here, while also receiving a quality education.

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

When picking a college, make a campus visit to each prospective school before making a final decision. This allows you to get a feel for the academic atmosphere as well as the social aspect of each school. Try to remember that, while it probably is a factor, cost should not be the ultimate deciding factor. Every college has financial aid opportunities, check them out! The first thing I would advise about making the most of the college experience is to get active at your school right away. Being involved on campus allows you to meet a lot of different people and also to better your school, community, or what have you. Get involved, and stay involved. Don't be afraid to reach out for help from classmates, floormates, professors, anyone who can help you succeed academically. Forming study groups or just studying with a partner are great ways to prepare. Your first year away can be stressful, and even a little scary, but remember that there are many, many students going through the same thing you are. Never be afraid to ask for help. Make the most of your college experience!

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

I believe the worst thing about Missouri State is that a lot of attention is put on sororities and fraternities. As a young woman who has no intention of joining a sorority, I feel slightly out of place. However, I do have many friends who are in sororities and fraternities.

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