Marshall, MN
Southwest Minnesota State University


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Recent Reviews

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

Find a school that has a strong graduation rate in the field of your students choice, and to also find a school that has a lo...

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

Find a school that has a strong graduation rate in the field of your students choice, and to also find a school that has a lower cost then most other schools, and to see if it is small or has a small inclass student count. Stop by and look at the school if there are students outside look at their face, if they seem happy and the campus looks quiet and peaceful then that is a good choice for a college for you student to consider or attend.

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

There is nothing that I find wrong about the school, it is a very well established school.

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

There is nothing that I drag about my school, it is a very funny school to go to and I love to go back every year to see my friends and my favorite teachers again.

Karrie
Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, mostly conservative, country people for the most part. Many people who go to school here grew up in this area.

Describe the students at your school.

Friendly, mostly conservative, country people for the most part. Many people who go to school here grew up in this area.

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

Really put yourself out there. Be who you are and don't be afraid of what other people think. You'll make the most amount of friends who you actually enjoy by doing this. Don't be too picky either. If you find a school you think you like and you can make it work, jump in with both feet.

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

How cold it gets here and how there's no good parking spots.

Jesse
What's unique about your campus?

I consider the best thing for me is the lack of partying and such. It may be pretty lame, but if there was a ton of parties, I'd be attending them rather than class.

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

The worst part is the conservative nature of most people here.

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

A once in a lifetime learning opportunity, where you are part of a community where professors, and other students care about ...

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

A once in a lifetime learning opportunity, where you are part of a community where professors, and other students care about you and everyone helps each other.

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

Research lots of colleges and go on plenty of college visits to find the college that is the perfict fit for the student. Talk with students while visiting the campus not just the students on the tours, talk with random students about how they like the college. Once you find the right college for the student encourage them to have a well balanced experience while in college. A well balanced experience would include academics, studing, socializing, and participating in activities. It is important to have a well balanced experience, because college is not just about the education you receive. It is also about the ecperience you have while atending the college, and the friendships and bonds you create there.

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

How great of an experience it would be, and how involved the professors are in your education.

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

I would tell all students to choose the college that feels like home. I was from a small school in a farming region. Going ...

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

I would tell all students to choose the college that feels like home. I was from a small school in a farming region. Going to school in the cities was never an option because it just wouldn't have felt right. Once you find the right school, get involved. Go to the sporting events. Get involved in your dorm when you live on campus. Join a club in your area of study so that you can learn more and make connections. Ask for help when you need it. Don't be afraid of your professors. They can be a lot of fun. Have a good time! Go out of your comfort zone. Take risks. Don't stress about everything. LIfe will go on. Good luck!!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone who wants a good education for a decent price.

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

You should visit the college and really think about what you are looking for in a school such as academics, extracurricular a...

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

You should visit the college and really think about what you are looking for in a school such as academics, extracurricular activities, career placement, and what the area offers for you.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone that would like a small school with small town attitude with friendly atmosphere.

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

I talk about the Southwest Marketing Advisory Center because it allows students to work part time while in school gaining real world marketing research experience.

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

Go with your gut feeling. Do not go where your significant other is going, it never works out if that is not the university/...

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

Go with your gut feeling. Do not go where your significant other is going, it never works out if that is not the university/college that you really want to attend. Ask a ton of questions -- they will get answered, but not if they do not get asked. Check out how much their tuition has been going up and compare them to other schools that you are planning to visit. As far as making the most out of it, I would say just get involved. Everybody in college is in a new place and looking for friends and places to fit in. Try new activities, join a group on campus and just get involved. Finally, do not wait to get good grades. Do your work and do it well. Professors notice the little extra effort students put in because it shows up better in the end. Do not wait until the lightbulb goes on when you're a junior and NOW you need a good gpa. It's hard to get up, so don't let it drop. Take college seriously, but still have fun.

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

I wish I would have listened more to the volleyball players before I signed with the team. I did not like playing here at all and I think if I would have listened to what the current players were saying about the program, I would have changed my mind.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

People go home on the weekends. There is really nothing to do in Marshall if you are not of age to go to the bar, so a lot of people just go home.

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

pick a place that has your major. then pick out things you would like about the campuses, or activites you plan on doing

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

pick a place that has your major. then pick out things you would like about the campuses, or activites you plan on doing

What's unique about your campus?

the atmosphere, it is very relaxed

Karalyn
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Interactive class learning, online learning, and academic success.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Interactive class learning, online learning, and academic success.

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

Find a school that feels comfortable to you. Look for schools where the instructors are readily available to help and are accessible. Make sure that you keep an open mind; even if the school is far away from home, the distance may help you grow as an individual and learn a lot about yourself as a person. If you're in need of financial aid, make sure you ask a lot of questions and feel 100% comfortable with the answers that you're given. College is a journey, enjoy the ride!

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