Rolla, MO
Missouri University of Science and Technology


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Recent Reviews

Ben
Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are very willing to form study groups. Most are eager to help if you have problems, and are jus...

Describe the students at your school.

The majority of my classmates are very willing to form study groups. Most are eager to help if you have problems, and are just generally friendly people. Everyone is just looking to have a good time and make some new friends. I would say that this is one of the closest-knit communities I have experienced on a college campus, and for that I am very grateful.

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

I would tell myself to just be open to everything. There are so many more experiences I could have had in my college career already if I had been accepting to new people and events. There is a lot that changes from high school to college, and in the beginning I wasn't so accepting of that change. Now that I have have been here almost two full years I am beginning to feel at home here and just generally welcome. I don't think it's the campus that has changed at all, it's just my general attitude about things happening around campus. Friends are important and easy to make, so they should never be shrugged off. In summary, just don't fight the change, because the change will happen whether you are accepting or not.

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

If given the opportunity to go back in time and give myself advice there would be one thing I would want to say. Being an hon...

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

If given the opportunity to go back in time and give myself advice there would be one thing I would want to say. Being an honor roll student I wouldn?t need the reminder to work hard. And from being a student athlete as well, it showed me how to manage my time and work hard so that wouldn?t need to be mentioned either. What I would tell myself is to not stress out as much about the decisions I make. I would let me know that, because I?m confident and know what?s right, that wherever I decide to go and do will be a good choice. To not worry about what other people say because they don?t know you like you know yourself. In other words, to sum up what I?m saying is I would make sure I would know to trust and believe in myself.

What's unique about your campus?

The best part are the people that I've met. I've made so many new friends which helps when school gets hard. They can bein your classes to help you out or be there to have fun for the times when you need a break from school.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing can be dealing with teachers sometimes. Every so often I have gotten a teacher that I don't understand because of their accent or their way of teaching isn't very effective so it makes the class harder than it should be.

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

Traveling back in time to advise myself as a high school senior, I would take great pains to express the true amount of physi...

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

Traveling back in time to advise myself as a high school senior, I would take great pains to express the true amount of physical and mental effort required for college, even as an upcoming freshman. I would advise myself to begin a rigorous research process for each possible department in my college of choice, and through this research discover which department will allow me to utilize my personal abilities in the most effective manner possible. In addition to this research, I would also advise myself to explore the social aspects of campus, touring extracurricular activities and meetings to find a location on campus where I can belong and enjoy myself.

What's unique about your campus?

I personally consider Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) as one of the top universities in the nation. Through the personal help given by each professor, the myriad opportunities for work study, internships, and co-ops even as a freshman, and the opportunities provided to students to participate in extracurricular activities (fencing club, departmental organizations, the university radio stations, etc.) Missouri S&T has created for me personally an ideal learning environment in which I am able to take responsibility for my life.

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

Before I came to Missouri S&T and college in general, I wish that I had mentally prepared myself for the necessary amount of studying and mental preparation required to succeed in each one of my courses. After succeeding in high school with a minimal amount of studying and mental preparation, I was unprepared, my first semester, for the rigorous self-discipline required of all students here at Missouri S&T. However, with the advent of my second semester, I have laid down a rigid set of personal regulations so I may succeed in all aspects of my education here.

Joe
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Rolla is best known for it's engineering programs.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Rolla is best known for it's engineering programs.

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

If I were allowed to go back in time and give myself advice, I would tell myself to be more active in extra curricular activities. Academically, I am glad I chose the path I did, but I feel as though I missed out on a lot of social activities by not being very active on campus. In the real world, sometimes it does not matter how good you are academically, but what really matters is how you can relate to people. This is very true for the business world, since a professional has to , one way or the other, have good "people skills".

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

Dear Doris, Good college advice Hit those scholarship applications hard. It's painful to see how much money it costs to get ...

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

Dear Doris, Good college advice Hit those scholarship applications hard. It's painful to see how much money it costs to get a quality education. Yeah you will receive a few scholarships, but it won't be enough. Aside from the scholarships, keep those study habits alive. Those good habits you established have done wonders for me. I didn't have to adapt so much; I only had to build on to what I already did. You think your Senior Year is hard and stressful? High school is nothing compared to college, but I have two vital pieces of advice for you. 1) Don't sweat the small stuff. 2) Everything is small stuff. It's amazing how much this advice will carry you. Instead of worrying about failing that test, think of how much you'll learn from it. Learning is exciting and don't be afraid of it. Embrace the experience. Stay positive and life will be great. Make good friends because they'll help you through hard times and good times. Live with no regret. You don't need a burden like that to root you down while you fly. Have confidence and be free. Good Luck

What's unique about your campus?

The professors care about the students. They always make sure that the student can succeed; however, they will offer aid, but they won't make the class easier. The students care about fellow students. A new student can ask a random student on campus for help and the new student can expect to receive that help. This school allows the students to receive a good technical background. This school's reputation is so good that companies come just to hire students from this school. If you work hard at this school, you'll get many rewards.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The classes are hard. Sometimes you feel as if you want to rip your hair out because you don't think you can handle the class. This school has high expectations and a person can feel as if they aren't making it up to the standard. The town is very small so you have to find a way to have fun. You have to seek it out rather than the fun come to you.

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

I would tell myself to be prepared to do lots of studying and really develop the ability to better focus on homework assignme...

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

I would tell myself to be prepared to do lots of studying and really develop the ability to better focus on homework assignments and projects since they are more difficult to complete in college. Some other advice would be to have formed study groups whenever I first started college. I join study groups a lot now that I am upperclassman, and I wished I would have started earlier because they are very helpful. One last thing, I would tel myself to be prepared to fail tests and classes, because at this school, failing really is inevitable at some point and every student here must learn how to overcome it and not be discouraged.

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

The worst thing about Missouri S&T (formerly University of Missouri - Rolla) is probably their parking policies and procedures and their large lack of parking spaces.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The average income that a student makes in his first job after graduating here is very high. The percentage of students who have a job right after graduating is very high. The curriculum is a lot more dificult than at the average state university since the school is focused on engineering. You cannot just float along easily at this school, you really have to work hard. And we have a lot of school spirit because of our annual St. Pat's celebration that brings thousands to Rolla.

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

A small, generally conserveative university that does not get along with its surrounding community with few females that ten...

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

A small, generally conserveative university that does not get along with its surrounding community with few females that tends to push students to their limit (which usually promotes the idea of binge drinking to combat stressful situations).

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

You are going to have to work much harder in college than you ever have here. Have fun, but don't make stupid choices. Be sure to go to the college you want to go to, and don't go to a college just to be close to some girl. Apply everywhere you can because even if you don't really want to go there, its nice to know that you would be accepted there. Be sure to give back to the community that you choose to go to because it always pays off to do something nice for others. You take your parents for granted - be sure to visit them as often as you can. Finally: keep up your grades, do well, and have fun. ( Just not at anyone else's expence)

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

The lack of females is quite possibly the worst thing about our shcool. It is on the minds of the men; so they drink more, and it is on the minds of the women; so they act differently. This change of a social dynamic affects the situation with the surrounding town as well as general class interactions. The change in general class interactions leads to decreased learning and increased awkardness in most classroom settings.

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

College is an entirely different experience from high school - you are there because you choose to be there, not because you ...

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

College is an entirely different experience from high school - you are there because you choose to be there, not because you have to be there. You will be more focused, your interest in learning will increase, as will your desire to gain knowlege, and you will find the entire educational process more enjoyable. In addition, as you realize that college is all about YOU - your learning, your knowledge, your future, etc. - you will quickly overcome your fear of looking/sounding "stupid," and you will seek out the advice and expertise of your professors with more frequency, becoming more assertive, as your confidence in yourself and your abilities continues to grow.

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

If one is unprepared for the workload upon entering S&T, it can be overwhelming. Hence, many students feel they are "in over their heads" when they begin their first semester. Needless to say, I wish I had asked more questions about the academic demands before I started my first semester... I would have saved myself from several weeks of panic and self-doubt!

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

The workload is highly demanding as S&T is, academically, one of the most difficult universities in the state. Had I been aware of this, I would have been better prepared to deal with this demand my first semester, rather than having to adapt.

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

Even though many people talk down at junior colleges, I first went to one before transfering to a four year university. I fe...

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

Even though many people talk down at junior colleges, I first went to one before transfering to a four year university. I felt like it set me up to live on my own and to succeed at the four year university. Before I thought less of junior college and almost went straight to The University of Missouri-Rolla, but by first staying home and going to a junior college I saved money and won't come out of college with quite so many loans. I feel like it was a smart decision and back in high school I shouldn't have worried about it nearly as much.

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who feel like they do a sufficient job in mathematics and science and people who wish to pursue a carrer in engineering.

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

The school itself is nice, but there isn't much to do. All in all, its a pretty boring location.

Rocky
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are like people just like everywhere else in the world

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are like people just like everywhere else in the world

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

I would not give myself any advice. College is still school, and it's not fun, but i still get my stuff done just as well and as easily as i did in highschool.

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