Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University


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Recent Reviews

Anissa
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in highschool were very dramatic and only focused on their social lives.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates in highschool were very dramatic and only focused on their social lives.

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

The only advice to parents I would give is to be open to everything your child may or may not want to do or visit. Try your best to give them every opportunity. To students, I would say take every oppportunity available. Go with your guy instinct, it's always right.

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

How to study. In my high school, the classes were very small and the teachers answered any questions you had for them.

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

The advice i would give to anyone trying to find the right college is this, look for one that isn't going to very stressful t...

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

The advice i would give to anyone trying to find the right college is this, look for one that isn't going to very stressful to you. If you go to a college that is always hectic then you are less likely to retain what you learn or focus on what is really important, your grades. A college that isn't stressful provides an environment that supports learning and helps an individual reach thier goals with out struggeling to do so. It also makes for a fun learning experience.

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

Let your children decide where they wish to attend college. Do not force them to stay near home or go to a certain size or r...

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

Let your children decide where they wish to attend college. Do not force them to stay near home or go to a certain size or religious based school. They will have a better experience with where they want to go. Even if it means they have to pay for tuition and take out loans.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A person that is open minded, outgoing, and likes the outdoors.

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.

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.

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"

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

My school is interested on students learning.

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

My school is interested on students learning.

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.

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
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 ...

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 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.

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

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

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