Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University


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Describe your favorite campus traditions.

small town hometown football games mainly a science and business college

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

small town hometown football games mainly a science and business college

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

look at all the options and if you know the major look at resources and courses offered, what looks to be best for the students future and how much the student will learn for the price. also if it is an enviroment you want to be in. even though cost shouldn't matter it tends to so financial aid and scholarships should be a factor but not a main one when deciding a college to go to.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you like and are comfortable with small towns. after a while there is not much to do on weekends. if you have a lot of friends and things to do back home it is a big change. depends on your major if this is your best choice.

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

The size it is perfect, and you know the saying home away from home. Well that is Northwest for me!

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

The size it is perfect, and you know the saying home away from home. Well that is Northwest for me!

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

The advice that I would give the student is tour the campus before you pick. Because you might think you know because of pictures but once you get there it is different. Also to get the most out of college is join club/ groups that you want. By doing that not only will you meet new people but you will also find that you share a lot of the same things. Those people will make college feel like home. Also call home to mom or dad they would love to here from you. My advice to the parents is let your student pick the school because they know what they like and want. Also send them letters once in a while, it is always nice to get mail from home. A care package is the best maybe some cookies added in. It is just an idea!

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

I wish that I knew how hard it is to room with someone you don't know.

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

My advice would be to visit alot of schools, and find the one that really fits who you are. Make sure it has everything you w...

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

My advice would be to visit alot of schools, and find the one that really fits who you are. Make sure it has everything you want in a communitiy as well as school, as well as social things. You will know when you find the school thats right for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A very laid back easy going person, who is ready to experience growing up with a little help.

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

When you're looking for a college, don't find the college and see if it has what you want. Make a list, and then look at each...

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

When you're looking for a college, don't find the college and see if it has what you want. Make a list, and then look at each individual college. Compare them and see which college meets the most off of your list. Make sure there's a variety of things on your list. Cost, the quality of education, quality of living arrangements, students, and surroundings are all important, but so are convenience and fun. What's the use of going to the best school with the best numbers and the highest tuition if you don't enjoy it. Make sure you pick a college that you can be proud to be a part of and wear the colors proudly. Once you're on the campus of your choosing, don't stop looking at it. If you're not happy, don't let yourself get stuck there. Give yourself other options. And then, of course, work hard in class. Use the help that the campus provides. It's there for a reason. Join a few groups, but make sure it's something that interests you. Don't make a dedication to something you're going to grow to hate.

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

Study habits are an important asset to college classes. If you don't know how to read the book and study and take notes on your own, you're most likely going to struggle. There are also very few classes that are possible to pass if you don't put a lot of effort into them.

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

Maryville itself gets far colder than anything I'm used to, which makes walking to class almost unbearable. Also, there should be a kitchen, or at least a sink to do dishes in, on each floor of the Dorm Halls. Having to go to the basement every time dishes need to be done is a pain in the butt. Also, there aren't a lot of quiet, comfortable places to study, especially with internet access. And wireless internet should be available to everyone as long as they have their s-number and password (including off-campus computers.)

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

The advice I would give students about finding the right college is to find a college where you feel most at home. The environment of the college should be friendly and welcoming. It should fit your personality with the campus size and style. In order to make the most of your college experience, you need to expand your friend network. You can spend your whole college years immersing yourself in your schoolwork, sequestered away in your room. However, after you have graduated, you will not have the long lasting friendships that college is good at forging. Get out, get involved, and don't be afraid to meet new people!

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

I would say - go with your gut. Even if your student hasn't decided on what they want their major to be... go with that colle...

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

I would say - go with your gut. Even if your student hasn't decided on what they want their major to be... go with that college that seems more like what you and they are looking for. Don't be shy. Try new things... cause after you graduate, It's a whole different world. :)

What kind of person should attend this school?

A Person who isn't afraid of work. A person who is willing to break out of the shell. A person who is looking for a place just far enough away from home that the parents aren't just going to stop in at any moment, but still close enough to go home and do laundry.

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

Northwest Missouri State University is a strong Football school that has a hertigage of education being emphasis in the colle...

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

Northwest Missouri State University is a strong Football school that has a hertigage of education being emphasis in the college.

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

I would advise for students and Parents to search for colleges that really allows you/or your child to flourish. Go out and see the different university at the tours and contact if possible students from that college. One other thing you could do is go find out where the teachers went to for college to get a perspective from them. This would give you an Idea wether you would be confortable coming to the univerity/college. I would of course advise you to do some research online about the college. I believe that looking at the university by th strengths of program is good. However I believe people put to much emphasis on it as they choose the school. If you do not feel comfortable about going to the university you more then likely will struggle and not work as easily in classes. The school websites would be biased to you going there so then you would have to search sources that aren't biased. My Best Advisement is to pick a college/university that you are comfortable with going to classes, activities, and living at.

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

The campus is very nice compact yet with beauty. The teachers really do put time in to help you out in classes and career help. If you need any help the school really has the resources for you too get it. We have a specific Tutoring program and many of the GE courses have an Student Instructor which helps you out. The school really strives itself to be two things Technically Advanced and Environmentally friendly. Every Student gets a Laptpop for them to use and the computers updated. The school itself has a Recycling program which gives the University Energy.

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  • 5,628
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,343
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  • 74%

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