Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University


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

Northwest Missouri State University is the perfect distance from my hometown because it is far enough that I will not be temp...

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

Northwest Missouri State University is the perfect distance from my hometown because it is far enough that I will not be tempted to go home every weekend, but yet still close enough that I can go home over long breaks. The size of the student population was also a major factor in my college choice. I enjoy the smaller community because classes provide more intimate discussion and students are more likely to know each other when passing on the sidewalk.

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

I advise students to take walking tours on several different campuses, and at some point on one of the tours a sense of "this is home" will be felt. It is important for a student to make the decision between colleges with minimal help from parents because the student, not the parents, will be spending the next four years there. A student should also consider the career path he or she wishes to pursue and make sure the college chosen has a strong program for that particular field. Likewise, it is somewhat necessary for a student to consider the town and community surrounding the college. Students should think about on-campus and off-campus employment and whether or not a car will be needed. Finally, a student must be willing to put in enough effort and strive to be successful or he or she should not bother wasting time and money to attend a university.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Anyone who has success in education as their goal should attend Northwest Missouri State University. This school is one that provides many opportunities for students should they need extra help. The professors are quite knowledgeable in their fields and are available during their posted office hours. However, if a student is merely wanting to get a degree, but not put forth the time and effort, he or she will probably not succeed and should therefore not attend.

Ash
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Medium size school, clean outdoor campus, Watch out for ice storms, since its the state arberitum(place with lots of trees) y...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Medium size school, clean outdoor campus, Watch out for ice storms, since its the state arberitum(place with lots of trees) you tend to get hit by frozen falling branches alot. While the new dorms Perrin and Hudson are in great shape, older dorms such as Millikan, Dietrich, Franken and Phillips are pretty revolting, kitchens in bad shape, laundry in a dark basement, most students go to Perrin/hudson to do laundry even though they are not supposed to, which makes the laundry facilities at Perrin/Hudson over crowded, hard to find time to do laundry. NWMSU offers laptops for use, when i attended the laptops were horribly horribly slow and unreliable, they have recently issued new laptops which continue to be a dissapointment, internet is extremely slow as well for "high-speed." This remains a large issue on campus.

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

While I attended this school, homecoming weekend there were gunshots fired (i call it a shooting, someone was being shot at, fortunately they missed, but the school doesn't want us to call it that) we were on lockdown for several hours with blaring alarms going off and officers barging into our rooms at 6 a.m. with guns out looking for the gunmen. (2007) Also, while at a Delta Sig party i was roofied and raped a short time before valentines day party, not the best imperssion of 'social life' at the school, and again no respect for what I described to my teachers as 'short absence due to a personal incident.' My hall director even emailed my teachers asking them to give me this time, since he knew what had happened, and it was unexcused. I was overall extremely dissapointed in this school, and would not reccommend its music program at all. unless you are going to be in a fraternity or sorority, early education program, or an agricultural student, i doubt this school would be appealing to you.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Mostly friendly, fraternity & sorority tend to shun anyone not in their association - but whats new? Mostly open door policy, some teachers are never there to be found, no matter what their office hours say Yes, there is a lot of school spirit, but as in any case, its mostly people who are members of other groups such as Frats, sororitys, band, choir etc. Many groups will go door to door shoving school spirit down your throats and not taking no for an answer

What are the academics like at your school?

I can honstly say out of two semesters spent at Northwest the only class I semi-enjoyed was Oral Communications(speech) only because the teacher was fantastic, all other teachers I experienced failed to learn the name of their student or show much concern for personal issues. I missed one Choir class due to the death of a friend I had attended school with since kindergarten, I informed my teacher ahead of time I would be absent and why to find out it was unexcused, when I confronted him he said "It was not the death of an imediate family member, therefore is unexcusable" Does this mean that we should not mourn the death of friends as well as family? This absolutely pissed me off, and I immediately left the program to join the nursing program, which a botany teacher is in charge of running (Tell me how that works) needless to say, i was not happy with either major field. However, the Elementary Education/Agricultural department seem to be the only fields worth pursuing at this school, as those are the departments they seem to spend the most money in (aside from Football.) Also, if you do not have a 'dancers body' don't even bother trying out for the show choir, I saw the department refuse acceptance to some of the best singers I have ever seen because they were not skinny enough but in their words "not in physical shape" for dancing. The music program is what I attended this school for, after turning down a large scholarship for the music program to a community college nearby, I was largely dissapointed with what I found.

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

Fraternities and Sororities play the most common activity on Northwest's campus. Pledge week is a nightmare because there is tons of people running around together being loud and doing their social activities. Most of these groups are nice, however some are extremely rude and live up to their stereotypes. TEK especially, if you go to one of the events at their frat house, you better be skinny and perfect or they won't let you in.

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

"Friendly atmosphere" "Open Door policy with teachers""Vibrant student life"

Describe the students at your school.

Student body consists of many groups, Frat guys, Sorority girls, bandmates, choir members, student government, smokers, partiers, etc etc. most students tend to stick to ppl with their majors or similar student groups, and don't move outside of those groups for the most part. The campus is mostly white and black students, not many hispanic or asian students. They have a large international student program as well.

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

Finding the right college for you is to first make sure it is an accredible college. Then you would want to know does it hav...

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

Finding the right college for you is to first make sure it is an accredible college. Then you would want to know does it have your major and/or how well they teach it at the school. For most people money is the issue and location, but you should make sure you go to a college were you can find a job upon graduating.

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

My school is interested on students learning.

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

The worst thing abou my school is the location.

Jamie
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, are full of school-spirit, academically focused, considerate, helpful, and interactive, however, there are a ...

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates, are full of school-spirit, academically focused, considerate, helpful, and interactive, however, there are a select few who prefer to party and socialize rather than attend class.

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

First of all, partake in several campus visits and tours. I recommend that if possible, take a university guided tour as well as a tour given by a student not hired by the university. Then just simply follow your heart. Attend the school that feels most comfortable to you. Education should be your main priorty, but you also need to feel included and welcome in order to do well academically. Research extra-curricular activites offered by the university and make a list of the options you are interested in. I highly recommend joining some kind of organization. Several students take their first semester and focus only on classes and academics, then in their second semester, they will join other organizations or get a job; this is beneficial for those students who need a longer adaptation period in a new environment. It also gives them the opportunity to weigh their free time. Good luck!

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

Coming from a bigger scity, switching to a small town was difficult. Some students never completely adjust.

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

When you are at that time in life when you come to the decision of finding the right college to attend, make sure you visit t...

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

When you are at that time in life when you come to the decision of finding the right college to attend, make sure you visit the campuses of each one that you are deciding on. Making a campus visit helps a lot. It not only allows you to see the campus and its students in an actual day, it allows you to see the surrounding area to which the school is located. If you have friends or know people that attend that school ask them on their opinion. Insight in a student already attending can make a difference as well. Whatever you decide, make sure it is at the best interest of yourself and what will help you in the future. While in college one thing you can do to make the most out of your experience is to get involved on campus. Join a club, organization, sorority/fraternity, just get involved. Getting involved on campus gives you teh opportunity to meet new people with your own interest and allows you to stay busy. In the end, college is suppose to be the time your life. You only get out of it, as much as you put in to it!

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

The worst thing about the school is the weather in the winter. It is absolutely treacherous. It is freezing, windy, and snowy.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person whom doesn't take schoolwork seriously.

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

It is probably best to pick somehthing that is far enought away form home that you feel seperated but close enought that you ...

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

It is probably best to pick somehthing that is far enought away form home that you feel seperated but close enought that you can always go home if you need too. When you get to college you want to make sure that you get envolved with at least one organization, it is a GREAT way to meet new people that will become life long friends.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Well it is best known for our football team. Another thing that it is known for it that it is a really good Ag school and a good school for elementry education.

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

The onlty thing that I can thing of about Northwest is that we have to have a meal plan when we live on campus.

Sarah
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The immense amount of school spirit

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

The immense amount of school spirit

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

My advice would be to make sure that you are prepared for college. College is an amazing period in a person's life, but you have to be prepared to study and make the most out of the time you have. Many students falter in college because they are too busy with the parties and being away from home, it all means freedom to them. College can provide so many opportunities for your future, you just have to have the self discipline and drive to obtain them.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A student who is technology savy

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

NWMSU is a friendly, upbeat, full of school spirt, and a great place to get higher education.

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

NWMSU is a friendly, upbeat, full of school spirt, and a great place to get higher education.

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

I know that deciding what college is right for you seems so hard to do. There are so many colleges and they all look perfect. The key is to find a college that is a perfect match for you. Do you like small classes? Would you want to live in a large city or in a smaller town? Think of college as a place you will be living and learning for the next four years. Important advice I would give is not to look for colleges just around home, look state wide, or maybe out of state. I went to a college where no one from my high school went, but it forced me to make friends with new people from all over. My final point, which will be hard for parents to swallow, but college is so much more than fending. Remember not to limit yourself my setting a price on your education. If you find the college you want that is right for you, price shouldn't hold you back. There is always ways to get funding for things you want.

What's unique about your campus?

I love that you can know everyone here. The class sizes are small and you get to know each other your teachers and they know you by name. You're more then a number here.

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

Pick a school that best suits your personality and will help your with what you want to accomplish in life. College may be on...

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

Pick a school that best suits your personality and will help your with what you want to accomplish in life. College may be one of the hardest times but enjoy it because it really is the best years of your life. Join clubs, activities or sports to better your self-accomplishments and networking.

What's unique about your campus?

The same school atmosphere because the ratio for teacher:students is small which allows you to have more one on one learning time.

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

It is known as a drinking and party town which I do not like.

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

When it comes to choosing a college, much of the advice I can give is obvious; look at the school's academic record, the size...

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

When it comes to choosing a college, much of the advice I can give is obvious; look at the school's academic record, the size of the college, the school's location, how much financial aid the school provides, etc. These are all very important. But one thing I really suggest is that you take a campus visit while class is in session. This way you can see how professors interact with students, what classes are like, and even talk to the students about why they chose that school or what campus life is like. Once you've selected the right college and have settled in, get involved. Try any activity that looks interesting or you think may help you with classes. Once you find something you really enjoy, stick with it. Also, get to know some upperclassmen in your department/major. This way, you will have someone you can go to for advice about classes or homework, organizations in that department, or just little questions you might have about getting around on campus. The biggest thing I can say about your college experience is that you'll get out what you put into it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who cares about their academics. Someone who wants a smaller school, but not tiny.

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

Our football team has been to the national championship 4 years in a row. This school has a good academic record and good job placement after graduation. Beautiful campus.

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