Maryville, MO
Northwest Missouri State University


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Recent Reviews

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

It is an excellent, mid-sized university in rural missouri.

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

It is an excellent, mid-sized university in rural missouri.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

NWMSU is known for their education and recreation departments. I recieved an excellent education within the Corporate recreation program

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

Look forward to your studies. At times it will be a challenge and it will be easy to blow off your studies for the social aspect. Learn as much as you can from everyone that you meet. Take part in all the activites that come your way. Enjoy the learning experience that has been placed at your fingertips.

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

The advice I would give myself is to not let the problems at my house and my personal life disturb my grades and my life as a...

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

The advice I would give myself is to not let the problems at my house and my personal life disturb my grades and my life as a high school senior. If I was organized enough in my life I can be able to handle my school, all the activities I was involved in, and I would be able to manage everyday life problems better.

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

Apply for as many scholarships as you can! Good grades don't buy a full ride at every college or even enough to cover most of...

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

Apply for as many scholarships as you can! Good grades don't buy a full ride at every college or even enough to cover most of it. You need to actively hunt for local and online scholarships and apply for all of them! Start as soon as you can. Also, volunteer more at the animal shelter or find another non-profit place to help out at. Network with people and get more experience in the real world. College is VERY different from high school. The sooner you work on transitioning to the real world, the easier it will be to walk onto that campus in the fall. There are NO parents there to nag you about your habits. Start getting healthier habits now so you'll have them when you're on your own as well.

What's unique about your campus?

The overall affordability. Textbooks are included which saves you a lot of money (and hassle) as well as a laptop. I don't have to worry about finding the right books and then finding a way to sell them back for only a fraction of the price. The laptop is great in that it came with preloaded software I need for class right away. There are scholarships and grants like the Midwest Student Exchange which also helped me be able to go to Northwest.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't want to take their education seriously at all. It's kind of a small school, but some people have heard of it having some kind of party reputation. People who go there for that and don't go to their classes or make any educational effort often find themselves leaving after the first semester.

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

Small community with lots of support all around you.

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

Small community with lots of support all around you.

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

Find time to study. Dont get invovled with so much that you lose focus on why you are here in the first place.

What kind of person should attend this school?

One who has an open mind that likes small towns and likes the smoke and alchole free campus.

Natalie
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

We do have a lot of "stereotypes" at Northwest and it is easy to just group everyone together, but at the same time it is eas...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

We do have a lot of "stereotypes" at Northwest and it is easy to just group everyone together, but at the same time it is easy to find groups of people that are similar to you! One of the biggest groups would be Frat/Sorority stereotype which sometimes has a negative connotation, but in my time here I have met some very nice, intelligent, or not your typical fFrat/Sorority stereotype.

Jayme
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love Northwest. This school is ideal because it is small enough that you can develop relationships with many st...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love Northwest. This school is ideal because it is small enough that you can develop relationships with many students and be closer to the faculty and professors but it is also big enough where we can experience many new cultures and new ideas. Everyone here is proud to be a Bearcat, but why wouldn't they be? We have excellent facilities, a fun town to be in where we are supported by the community, and many great places both on campus and in town where we can eat, hang out, and get studying done. I don't hear many complaints, but when I do it seems to be a personal preference rather than a majority mind set.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

The main stereotypes of Northwest students tend to be aimed at the use of alcohol and marijuana and the seperation of the Greek community from the rest of the students. The stereotype of alcoholics and potheads is a bit over dramatic. There are a portion of students that fit that stereotype but not the university as a whole. As for the Greek system, a majority of Northwest students belong to fraternities and sororities. They do tend to stick to their houses but some of them branch out and tend to hang out with non-Greek friends.

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

They have a really good communications department and have very small classes and is alot smaller campus so its more like a c...

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

They have a really good communications department and have very small classes and is alot smaller campus so its more like a community then just a school that you go too.

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

Dont blow off math. That anything that you did learn will help you make a better transition. That you may have senioritis but you still feel like you dont want to do anything when you get to college. But you will have to work,go to school,be involved, and find time to sleep. Highschool was piece of cake compared to what you will face when you go to college. Dont rush trying to get out. Enjoy being a kid for one more year. Because come graduation everything will change.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

That its so cold in the winter and sometimes you have no idea what the teacher has said becuase either they dont talk about what they intended to or the talk a mile a minute

Kylie
What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Luckily, we have a variety of stereotypes here at Northwest. Although it doesn't really feel like separated groups of people,...

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

Luckily, we have a variety of stereotypes here at Northwest. Although it doesn't really feel like separated groups of people, because everyone generally gets along.

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

You may think you're an adult now, but you're still a kid. Legally, you can make your own decisions, but mentally and physica...

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

You may think you're an adult now, but you're still a kid. Legally, you can make your own decisions, but mentally and physically, you're incapable of surviving in the real world without help and guidance. College will give you that opportunity to mature and grow. Partcipate in clubs and organizations and meet people whom you can form lifetime friendships with. That is a great way to learn social networking. Excel in all your classes, because when employers and colleges start asking for your transcripts, those classes you failed will show up and define a part of you. Pay all your school fees up front, because making payments will help develop bad habits that can put you in debt later in life. Last but not least, make your classes your number one priority, because you don't want to still be in college six years later.

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