Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University


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Recent Reviews

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.

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

Northwest Missouri State University had a 22 to 1 student to teacher ratio, so there were plenty of opportunities for more pe...

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

Northwest Missouri State University had a 22 to 1 student to teacher ratio, so there were plenty of opportunities for more personal learning experiences. Northwest was very affordable and offered resources such as renting textbooks (similar to what you do in high school) versus paying hundreds of dollars to purchase textbooks.

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

After graduating from college, I realized you never can be fully prepared to choose the perfect college. In life, you live and you learn; you change as you get older, and you will always want different things. Do what makes you happy. Choose a school based on many criteria, not just because your parents went there, your boyfriend or girlfriend is going there, or because they have great parties. You may pick the best college for you right now, but you may change your mind, and that's okay! You are allowed to make mistakes, and you are allowed to change your path. That is life. In college, do what makes you happy. Trust your gut, but do your research. If you are unhappy with your chosen major, switch! Even if you have to take a few more courses, you will be better off in the long run. Join an on-campus organization. You will make many friends, and gain experience in your interests. Plan ahead. Use a planner and practice good time management, believe me, it will catch up to you. But overall, do what makes you happy.

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

After graduating, I realized maybe the small school I attended didn't challenge me enough. The reputation of this small school isn't as credible as a larger state school. Being in a small town, I missed opportunities to work with real businesses and teachers that have much more experience. The Career Services department didn't offer very valuable resources.

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

Apply to many school, even if you think you won't get in. Visit the campuses, involve friends and family in your discision. ...

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

Apply to many school, even if you think you won't get in. Visit the campuses, involve friends and family in your discision. Go to activies, meet new people, and have fun. Make the most of your college experience, ou can only go threw this time in your life once.

What's unique about your campus?

I love the Education Department because it is one of the best in Missouri.

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

I recommend touring many different places before making your decision. I didn't tour any and just went with who gave me the ...

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

I recommend touring many different places before making your decision. I didn't tour any and just went with who gave me the best bang for my buck. I will never regret what I have went through but I always wish I made a better choice. Just because it is close to home is not a good reason to go to college either. Your child needs to be the one that is happy with the decision not the parent. I know that might be hard to come by but if you don't do that then your child could be miserable and give up on their dreams. If they do, you may never get a college graduate out of your child.

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

I tell them we have an amazing jazz band. I really dislike going to school where I am and will soon be changing it to Western Kentucky University I think. I have not completely decided yet.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The most frustrating thing is trying to find a schedule that will fit your needs in this atmosphere, then it would probably have to be getting anything done in a group setting because even though we are a dry campus, most everybody is hung over 3/4 of the time. grrrr!

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

There is a lot of school spirit. The town is friendly and welcoming. Almost like a family for some people. Staff, Professo...

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

There is a lot of school spirit. The town is friendly and welcoming. Almost like a family for some people. Staff, Professors, Advisors, ect., are supportive and helpful some times but you must be self-motivated as well in order to really succeed.

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

Schedule as many college visits as possible. Get a feel for the campus: the activities, the classes, dorm-life, etc. Ask as many questions as you can think of. Write down the pros and cons of each college you are considering. Narrow your list of choices until you feel you've found the right college for you. Don't allow your friends, significant other, parents, or anyone else to influence your decision. If you choose a college that suits you, you will be happy and enjoy your college experience. When you've finally kissed your parents good-bye, remember to be responsible. Stay involved on campus with organizations that interest you and may benefit you in the future,. If you are feeling stressed, homesick, lost, or depressed do NOT hesitate to find help. Most campuses have professionals who are waiting to talk with you. They are not there to judge you but to help you cope with the difficulties that come with college life. Go to your school's football game and cheer on your team. Attend a school production. Stay active; join an intramural team. Appreciate the freedom but don't forget to call home every now and then.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone used to a larger city. Anyone worried about attending school in a small town should be wary of Northwest. During the weekends, many students either go home, travel, or party. The weather is also fairly extreme up here. It is very windy and our winters usually involve a lot of snow and ice.

Keaton
Describe the students at your school.

Regardless of differences, they are just like me.

Describe the students at your school.

Regardless of differences, they are just like me.

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

Don't base your decision on what's what your friends are doing or what seems right. Of the top schools you like, you need sit down and talk together (student and parent) about what strengths and weaknesses each school has. Be very detailed, and don't just focus on academics because college is a lot of fun too. Make sure your decision is career oriented as well because that is what college is all about. This is the job before your job.

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