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University of Central Missouri is the perfect size. It is located in Warrensburg, which is a small town, but the campus has o...
University of Central Missouri is the perfect size. It is located in Warrensburg, which is a small town, but the campus has over 11,000 students so it there are still a wide variety of opportunities. The best thing about UCM is the professors and classroom size. Most classes have 30-40 people and the professors are interested in their students. Unlike other colleges and universities, the kindness of our professors allow the transition from high school to college to be less stressful. When I talk about this school with my friends, they usually reply, "I heard it's a good school" or "It has anything that any other University in Missouri has to offer." Most of my time is spent in UTT music building because i am a music education major. UTT is where most of my friends have classes also and that's where we like to practice and catch up. The Administration doesn't reach out to students often, however the President is well seen around campus. There are no controversies going on right now. UCM prides their athletics, especially football. Every game the stands are always packed with UCM students and alumni. Every major takes pride in their major as well, so much so that there are designated halls for specific majors. The only unusual thing about UCM is that all parties occur during the week since hardly anyone stays on campus for weekends. An experience I'll always remember is at the beginning of the year and our hall had a "Pizza with the Professors" but the professors didn't show up. I got to meet so many cool people and i still hang out with them today. Students typically complain about the size of Warrensburg because typically students are from the Kansas City area and are not used to restaurants closing at 10 p.m.One thing I would change at UCM would be that i allow more restaurants to accept points that students get for the meal plan and have a Starbucks open every day of the week.
I decided to go to this school because it wasn't too far away from home, but far enough so I couldn't always feel my parents breathing down my back. Being a music major, I saw the marching band and how devoted they were and I hadn't seen a college marching band who sounded and preformed as well as UCM's. UCM was not only my top choice for college, but after visiting campus for the first time it was my only choice. The huge thing that settled me on this school was when i met with the professors. They were excited to meet me and answered all of my questions even about different areas in college. And when i visited for a second time they remembered my name!
The most popular sport on campus is football. Other sports are talked about but not as much as football is talked about during football season. I am involved in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. We sing popular jazz tunes and some pop music as well and we have lots of fun! Students always have their doors open, we have competitions to see how often we can keep our doors open. Athletic events seem to happen almost every night. Guest speakers come every once and awhile and we have tons of theater productions to go to all year around. There are lots of couples who have to the same major (like myself) but there are a few who venture out to find different people. My closest friends live on my hall or have my major as well. If i'm awake at 2 am on a Tuesday i'm either studying or talking with my boyfriend. A tradition in marching band is the night before our last game lots of members get drunk and try and march the show at midnight. It's usually tradition that the cops get called as well. We also have ugly sweater days toward Christmas and for every holiday the cafeteria is decorated and serves different food for it. UCM is a party school, people typically party during the week and lots of people party on Thursday. The majority of people who are enrolled in UCM want to be in some type of sorority, however not everyone is. Last weekend i stayed on campus because Friday night I had a performance for Vocal Jazz at the Lake of the Ozarks and on Saturday my boyfriend was the D.J. for a rager in a different dorm. In Warrensburg you can go see a movie, go out to eat, check out what's going on on campus, or check out some games at every dorm help desk. Once again, off campus you can see a movie or go out to eat and even go to Wal-Mart! And if that isn't enough for ya Kansas City is only 45 min away.
There is a huge study abroad program at UCM so there is usually a student from a different country in every class. Religion isn't huge here but it also isn't uncommon. If someone is LGBT they just stay in the closet. Students looking for a big city experience would feel out of place here. Half of the students wear sweats to class, a quarter of students wear jeans and a somewhat nice t-shirt,and the other quarter wears really nice clothes (typically the sorority girls). Students here aren't judgmental and if someone thinks you are cool, they won't deny that they know you. If there are four lunch tables in the cafeteria then the first one is the frat boys and their brothers, the second is for the athletes and the people who like to work out all the time, the third is for people who have common interests like art and music, and the fourth is for people who like to eat alone and listen to their ipods. Most students are from Missouri, typically the Kansas City area, but some students are from Kansas as well. Students who attend UCM come from middle class or lower upper class families. I have never seen anything political on campus and I know lots of people who don't care about politics. Students don't talk about how much they'll earn one day and just worry about graduating.
I know all of my professor's names and they know my name as well. My favorite class is a Music Class called Aural Training one because the teacher is outgoing, funny, and is very helpful when teaching his students new things. Students typically study a few hours a night, depending how far into the semester it is. Towards the beginning not very much, but when it gets to the last month and to finals week, that's when most people start hitting the books. Class participation is very common, in fact, if a student doesn't participate in class the instructor will probably ask the student to leave. Some students have intellectual conversations outside of class, some don't. It really depends on what the student is into or what their major is. Students are competitive, in the classes that i am in the students are always striving to get the best grade possible. Music of the World's Cultures is the most unique class I've taken. This general education class exposes students to music from all around the world and integrates listening to music where most of it is not from the western side of the world. My major is Vocal Music Education. The department of music is extremely friendly and takes a great interest into all of their students. Being in the vocal program i get to work with voice professors who all have different backgrounds in vocal music and they have taught me so much already. I only spend a few minutes after class with professors if i have questions which is usually right after class or I make an appointment if i am concerned with something going on in the class. This school doesn't expect every student to be a straight A student, but if you fail a class, you'll be put on academic probation. I feel that UCM has pretty good academic requirements, but there are still a few people who get accepted that i wonder how they got in. UCM is very geared toward getting a job. UCM holds a job and career fair once a year and has a career service website with job postings and applications to help students use their degree or to get jobs while at school.
Football players don't come to class most of the time, but other sports players actually do well in class. Frat kids are very dedicated to their Fraternity (or for girls Sorority) and spend most of their time with their brothers or sisters. Stoners come to class smelling like weed but go off campus to get high. You'll find the geeks studying, but enjoying the board games and the table tennis that the dorms have to offer.
UCM is a great school that seems small when you are in the process of looking for the right school for you, but once you are ...
UCM is a great school that seems small when you are in the process of looking for the right school for you, but once you are here you love it. The residence hall life is great. The school offers many activities and events that are put on for the students. All of the sports teams are always in the top 5 in their division. If there is one thing that I would change would be the food that is offered here. I would say school pride is average, many people support the sports teams and wear their colors, but it's not as boasted as the bigger colleges. Most of my time is spent in the beautiful rec center, playing basketball or working out. If I'm not at the recreation center I would be studying in the library or my dorm's lounge doing homework/hanging out. When I tell people that I go to University of Central Missouri they usually have never heard of it, but I think the word is starting to get out of how great this middle of Missouri-school is.
The stereotype is that we are unintelligent small-town kids.
No, I have heard many people say that this school is for hoosiers and hicks. But that stereotype is not true at all because even though this school has many small town students, they are all very nice and welcoming.
I am very happy that I went here. Before I started I was freaking out because I did not know too many people that were going to this school because it is 4 hours away from my home, but I am so thankful that I went here. This has been the best decision of my life and I don't regret it at all
Some hot-button issues on campus is what is the executive board going to do to make our school better. Things change here, but nothing too drastic. Other than that I do not know of any.
The best part is that it is really fun. The worst part is that it is so easy to get caught up in the social scene. If you can't stand up and tell others that you don't feel like going out some night then you will have a tough time in college.
Students here complain the most about the food, but that's really it.
Every freshman should know before they start school is that if you don't want to step out of your comfort zone to meet other people and get involved then college isn't really your scene. College is intended to build academic success and social success. Be yourself and you will meet some wonderful people.
I am actually not too sure about the "dating scene" on campus. I know many people who met on campus and some of the clubs host events intended for people to meet each other, but other than that I'm not too sure. I am taken, sorry ladies.
The best place to get work done for me is the giant library that we have on campus. It was just make about 3 or 4 years ago so it is very update with the newest technology. This library is always quite and there is always a table our chair open to study at. It also has rooms which you can rent if you would like to be alone or if you are in a study group you can rent this room for an hour.
The sports on this campus are a lot better than I thought coming into this school. Each sport's season the school sends teams to the national championship tournaments. All of the teams are in the top 5 of there division so we are a very competitive sports school. The local people always come to support the teams. I just went to a basketball game this weekend. We won the MIAA championship for the 5th year in a row.
Personally, I am not a fan of our dining halls. I think the food plans our way too over priced for the quality of food. They are working on changing that problem though. The food court on campus consists of Chinese food, Taco Bell, Burger King, and a place like Subway. This is my favorite spot to eat. There is a pretty diverse selection of restaurants of campus and the best part is most of the deliver!
Since I am only a freshman most of my classes are lecture based, but I am currently taking an ecology lab that is very hands on. I enjoy these classes more and I have heard that the farther you get in your major, the more hands on the courses become. So I am excited about that.
Our campus is very pretty. The grounds crew on campus makes sure that there isn't any litter or trash on the ground. They keep the walls painted and the grass cut. The buildings all have an older look to them which is nice. Our recreation center was just finished last year and it consists of 6 basketball courts, two work out areas, Einstein's bagels, and a rock climbing wall. the campus is very nice and if you don't believe me come look for yourself.
A typical weekend here in Warrensburg consists of sleeping in the mornings after a fun Friday or Saturday night and homework on Sunday. Some of the things I do on weekends are go downtown to thrift stores, go out to dinner, see a sports game, hang out in the dorm, play board games, work out, pick up basketball games, etc.
I am not really sure which classes are the most popular. I have heard all of the psychology courses are very interesting. For me, the teaching courses are very popular, but I think it just depends on how far you are in your major and which major you are wanting.
We played a campus wide scavenger hunt in my dorm. It was the first week I was here and even though my team didn't win, it was still a great time.
You probably have never heard of the University of Central Missouri because it is in a very small town, Warrensburg MO, but the word is actually starting to spread about how much potential this school has. Even though we dominated in popularity by the bigger schools like MIZZOU, we have everything that they have. The only difference is that their sports teams get more exposure because they are a Division I school while we are Division II. The best part about this school compared to a school like University of Missouri is that it is cheaper! (Everybody loves to save)
My favorite tradition that I have witnessed here is homecoming weekend. Thousands of people come out to the campus to watch the parade, tailgate, get free food and t-shirts, and go to the football game. It was a great experience for me.
I see a small town consisting of mostly apartments, fast food restaurants, small houses, woods, open fields, and Wal-Mart.
Even though we are a small school, we have an excellent campus. It is nice not having to wake up for class and leave thirty minutes early because your class is a 25 minute walk across campus. The campus has great up keep and looks gorgeous in all the seasons of the year.
The dorms are older than most, but they have everything you will need; a lounge where you can escape from your room to study or hang out, full package cable, great wireless internet, the furniture is older in my dorm, but they are working to get the new furniture like the rest of the dorms on campus. Overall my experience at the dorms couldn't be better. It is a great way to meet people!
I personally don't like big schools and I felt this was the perfect sized school for me. When I toured here I felt that the people were very nice, the facilities were kept in great shape, and the campus was beautiful. They also have a well-known teaching program which was another draw for me.
The most popular groups to join are the fraternities and sororities here on campus, of course. These groups pretty much run the school, but if you don't feel comfortable joining one of these organizations there are plenty others that may fit nicely for you. I'm in a club called Spotlight, which hosts all of the activities around campus throughout the year. We do things like show movies for free, host bingo nights once a month, poker tournaments, bring in comedians, etc. Many students have gone to a Spotlight event because they are so prevalent. When I am off campus I will go out to dinner or go shopping at some of the stores in downtown Warrensburg. I met my closest friends on the hall that my room is located in. The weekends can be fun, but it depends on how many people you know go home or stay here. If there are a lot of people staying in town then the weekend can be really fun. People party here every weekend, but the good thing is if you want to party you can, but if not you don't have to. It is not the only thing to do on the weekends.
UCM students are usually pretty nice. No matter what background a person comes from they seem to fit in really nice some where at this school. There are some divisions within the school students that are common in most schools because of race or status, but the students are still well mannered and accepting. Most students wear regular clothes like jeans, sweatshirts, UGG boots, tennis shoes, baseball hats, etc. In the dining hall certain people sit with certain people like the black people sit in the same place, some people enjoy eating by themselves, while others enjoy eating with a big group, it is a regular cafeteria. Most students at this school are from small towns in Missouri or Kansas City. There are a handful of students from St. Louis (like me) or from other states.
Yes most of my professors try to remember my name, but it's hard to do when the professor teaches 2 or 3 classes on the same subject matter. All of my teachers so far have been great at their jobs. My favorite class so far has been History from 1877 to Present. This class contained a large amount of students, but it was taught by the Dean of the History & Anthropology Department so it was very informative. Class participation is very common at UCM because almost all of the teachers take roll before each class begins. They use this to give extra points sometimes or just to see if you are trying hard in the class. I live in the Honors Dorm. It provides a great place to have conversations with other students about class matters or just talk about things going on in the world. I always to meet with my professors when I am having troubles. If I am unable to meet with them they always reply to my emails right away. I am in the secondary education program and I love it. My advisers are very helpful with whatever needs and concerns I may have. Overall I would have to say that the academics at UCM are great.
As I was thinking about coming to UCM, I was told that there are a lot of small town hillbilly students, but when I came here and got to know everyone this stereotype is completely wrong.
Commonly in America, those of African, Asian, Indigenous, and basically anything except European decent are viewed as minorit...
Commonly in America, those of African, Asian, Indigenous, and basically anything except European decent are viewed as minorities. As far as my observations go, the minority percentage at UCM is much more balanced with the other races and ethnicities. We have a large number of exchange students as well. Many of them come from Southeast Asia, while others come from Western European countries. When it comes to social interaction, UCM does a fine job sponsoring organizations that promote diversity. For example, this year I was a part of UCM's Marching Mules, our university's marching band. Just in our 180 member marching band, more than seventy different majors were present, and less than half were music majors! Being involved in marching band exposed me to a variety of different people that I would never have met.
There are better schools out there; I won't deny that. However, I still think that this one has some very good qualities. The...
There are better schools out there; I won't deny that. However, I still think that this one has some very good qualities. They have great scholarship programs for freshmen, and there are more than a few opportunities to get involved on campus. Their treatment of transfer students leaves a lot to be desired, but once you get into your classes, the professors and advisers are all very helpful. The college is small enough that the class size doesn't often go over 25, but at the same time the college is large enough to have state accreditation and recognition. Despite the small campus, there is enough diversity that you never feel like you're going to a small school. Not to mention, the tuition is very reasonable, especially compared to some other state universities.
Education. I don't mean in the sense that you're getting an education - I mean anything circulating around teaching, especially in public schools. Training teachers is one of the biggest, if not the single largest, thing that UCM does. So, everything from curriculum to teaching techniques to changes in education legislation are always being talked about.
I think that the Discover UCM tours are always a good thing, especially when they are held during the day when actual students are wandering around. That way, the prospective students can have the chance to interact with enrolled students, not just overdose on PR stuff.
Once again, it depends on what exactly you're looking at. If you're looking at the stereotypes of those that actually attend UCM like I described, then yeah. They are bound to be right because the students that came up with them are actually there to see them. If you're looking at outsiders' stereotypes, they are probably not as true.
I think this depends on who you're asking. For the students that actually go there, the stereotype is lots of people in sweatpants and sweatshirts doing one of two things: freaking out and drinking lots of coffee trying to pass, or just there for the social experience and not caring.
Weekends are packed with opportunities. There's Greek stuff, sports, plays (I really like that part), and other stuff. Not to mention, you can hang out with your friends if you like, or you can go home for the weekend.
I've never lived in the dorms because I've always been a commuter student, so I can't vouch for the dining hall. However, the Union has tons of options for food. There's Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Chic-Fil-A, a sushi place, a sub place, and some random general foodstuffs. I really like the sub place, but if none of that appeals to you, you can always step off campus, and find just about any kind of food you want to eat in town.
The most awesome part is definitely the variety of people that you get to meet - students from all over the world, literally! It's really cool to meet all of the great academics and to experience their views, especially the overseas students, who bring their culture with them. However, Fridays are definitely the worst part. Those that do drink, tend to do so on Thursday nights, so Friday mornings tend to be very... sober, if you pardon the pun.
There's plenty of socialization to be had if that's what you're looking for. You can always find something to do with a person or other couples, depending on your preference.
It's everywhere! All the time, there is Greek stuff going on. They are running drives, recruiting, and stuff. There are so many letters all over the place that I've almost memorized the Greek alphabet, even though I didn't go Greek myself.
Classes in my major are pretty hard now, but that's because I'm up in the upper-level courses. It's a lot of work and paper writing, but it's okay by me. I love my major and what I do, so it's kind of fun. My other classes are a piece of cake. I've got most electives left, so I just take what I want.
I love my professors! They are all very helpful, and they all love what they do. Then again, I've been there long enough that I know which ones to take and which ones to avoid under penalty of death. If you're looking for advice on which ones to pick, you can go to ratemyprofessors.com, but you'll actually get better recommendations if you talk to the students in that major. The ones that go on Rate My Professor tend to be ones that either love the class or hate it, so it can be a little difficult to get a fair idea.
Our games are always a pretty big deal. You see the red and black out everywhere. At the same time, it's really cool to have those athletes in your classes with you. It's not uncommon to have brief little discussions or congratulations regarding how they did.
The Kirkpatrick Library, for sure. They have a ton of books that you can reference for your research and they even have a whole computer lab downstairs.
You need to know your adviser. Look up their name, meet with them, and make friends with them. They will be critical to you making it to graduation.
There is not much to Warrensburg except for the campus itself. It's your pretty typical town: some residential areas, fast food restaurants, and a Walmart.
I really like how centralized everything is. It's easy to find everything that you're looking for. I think that can be a big problem with the bigger campuses - it's too easy to get lost there.
I actually never stayed in the dorms. I've been a commuter student my entire career. However, I have been inside of a couple of them. There are too many people for my tastes.
Greek Life is probably the biggest involvement. You see t-shirts and sweaters with the letters everywhere!
One really interesting thing that I have realized about college is that it's unique in that this is probably the only time in your life that it doesn't matter where you came from or where you're going. A brand new freshman from a wealthy family could be in the same class as a person who is one month away from finishing their masters, and they are all treated the same. They are all on an even playing field, trying to do the same thing. The demographic tends to be slightly more white than ethnic, and it tends to be students from middle-class families in Missouri. However, there is a pretty wide variety, and there are definitely peers to be found.
I'm an English major, and I absolutely love the department! The professors know and remember my name: I'll never forget the one time that I was sitting in a hallway waiting for another class to start during the summer. A professor walked by that I had taken only for one semester a year prior. However, he stopped and walked back to me. He called me by name and then mentioned that he noticed my name on his roster for one of his classes in the fall. He proceeded to inform me that if I sent him an email, he would send me a copy of the fall syllabus in advance. The advisers are incredibly helpful. There have been instances where they met with me for anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour in order to help me figure out what I was doing. They do everything that they can to help you succeed. The environment is very friendly and familiar. It's not uncommon to find a group of English majors in the lounge studying for exams together. We all collaborate to try and do the best that we can.
People say that college students are simply a bunch kids that just got out of their parents house and are going to have their stomach pumped for alcohol poisoning when they aren't busy gaining the freshman fifteen. This is absolutely not true! There are tons of students that are here because they want to be, including a large portion of non-traditional students and students that are studying abroad. You're sure to find plenty of people that not only care about what they are doing, but actually have a passion for it.
UCM is great because of the faculty, plain and simple. Most class sizes are small, but even in a lecture hall setting the tea...
UCM is great because of the faculty, plain and simple. Most class sizes are small, but even in a lecture hall setting the teacher knew my name and cared about my progress in the class. There is lots of one-on-one time with faculty which means you will always have someone to seek advice from. Warrensburg isn't the biggest town, but there are plenty of things to do and the friends you make will ensure that no matter what you're doing you are having a good time.
The academics at UCM are top-notch. I can tell that each of my teachers are extremely knowledgeable in their respective field. For the most part classes are interesting and entertaining. I have plenty of one-on-one time with my teachers and I have even hung out with some of the teachers in my major outside of a school setting. I always know that there are teachers who care for me and who I can always turn to if I need advice.
I would say there is no one stereotype to describe the students at UCM. There are definitely members of any stereotype that you can think of, but the atmosphere is incredibly diverse and supportive of all interests.
The best thing about my school would surely be the school spirit. I rarely find a college student without it. When students g...
The best thing about my school would surely be the school spirit. I rarely find a college student without it. When students get involved on campus they get more out of their college experience One thing that I would change about the University of Central Missouri is really nothing. I love this school. From the amazing price range to the wonderful teachers. I think that my school is just right. The class sizes are not too big and not too small, they are usually about 30 students. When I tell people that I go to this school, their reaction is excited. I have never had a bad reaction from telling people that I attend UCM. On campus, I spend most of my time studying in my room or hanging out with friends. When you are in college you have a responsibility to you education, and I surely take that seriously. UCM is a typical college town. My opinion of the school's administration is fairly good. If you have a question, it will be answered in a timely manner. However, I have had issues regarding the transfer of some files to UCM. This may have been a slight hiccup in their business handling.. There hasn't been any large controversy on campus. There is so much school pride here at UCM! The students here take their sports seriously. The unusual thing about the school is that there may be a ghost in Yeater. There hasn't been any experience here that is of any special quality. There hasn't been any frequent student complaints that I am aware of.
The stereotype of students at my school is all we do here is party. I whole heartedly don't believe that this stereotype is accurate.
The stereotype of students at my school is that all we do is party. Although partying is a sizable percentage of what the students do here, we are high achieving in academics and there is a lot more to UCM students than partying. Of course we have our jocks, frat kids, and nerds, but who doesn't!I think that people have the wrong idea about UCM. We are a great school with great students and professors.
My college is GREAT! I think that there is a little something for everyone here.
Some hot-button issues on campus are racial diversity and homosexuality. These issues are hot-button because nobody really feels comfortable discussing them. On one parade float, there were some rude things written about these two groups. I don't think these issues are that big of a deal to turn people away from UCM, because these issues are "hot-button" everywhere you go.
The most popular classes offered are the GenEd classes because everybody needs them and they are the first to go. Another popular class is sign language, people like this class because they can get out of the requirement for a foreign language (this may have changed). The most popular classes really depends on what you like, because chances are if you really like a class so will other people.
I would say the best parts of the social scene is the opportunity to meet a diverse set of individuals. The worst part of this scene would be that people get into the wrong crowd and really mess their life up.
Many students complain about the homework or out of class readings but you must realize that we are now in college and this is a part of our life. In my opinion the complaints are not justified.
Before starting at UCM. Every freshman should try not to be too consumed with partying. Make studying a habit. Make as many friends as you can. Get involved in an organization. Practice being on you own, because your mommy is not here to hold your hand. Know that college is a clean slate for you to start over if you have done wrong in the past.
I personally don't participate in the dating scene because i am currently in a relationship. Other than the parties held on the weekends, I have not seen a dating scene.
The greek scene on campus is big big big. It seems like every other student you walk by is involved in some sort of fraternity or sorority. I don't have too much insight on these groups because I am currently not involved and do not wish to be involved at the moment. For more information about these organizations, you should look up GreekLife in the UCM website. There you will find useful information regarding their traditions and qualifications.
The best place to get work done is not on a freshman floor. These kids are typically loud and immature especially at night. You should probably go to the library which has awesome study rooms just waiting for you.
The professors here are excellent. I have not had a bad one yet. In order for your professors to get to know you, you MUST participate in class discussions. At UCM, the professors are hands on and reliable. If you have a question, the professor will email you in a timely manner or you can go see them during their office hours which are pretty flexible. In order to impress them you must complete the 3 P's, be present, prepared, and participate.
The sports scene here is pretty wild. EVERYONE has school spirit whether it be for the volleyball team, the basketball team, or the football team. I don't have much info on intermural sports, but i do hear that they are fun and a great way to make friends and get involved on campus.
Most of my classes are small- except for the science classes that are usually in huge lecture halls. The classes here are pretty engaging because we have wonderful teachers here at UCM. Many of my classes are discussion based which may aid to your type of learning. In one word, our classes are fun.
To someone who has never seen my college, they may view it as a typical college in a brochure. We have very old buildings and a lot of land. We have a newly improved recreational center equipped with a rock wall. The exercise equipment has tv's and ipads on it. All the buildings are a grey color- not too exciting but it is college.
A typical weekend at UCM is what you make of it. If you like to party, you might consider it to be really fun and exciting, however; if you are not included in this crowd you might have a boring weekend studying, sleeping, and eating. I would encourage new students to make as many friends as you can on campus so that you are not lonely. Getting involved in activities on campus can also help you with having a "fun weekend". We have a lot of volunteer opportunities that arise on the weekend and it would behoove yourself and others if you participated.
A day on campus I will never forget was fun before finals. It was like the most fun I have ever had. There was a bubble bar, dance dance revolution (which I love), play dough making, dog tag making, a photo booth, and one of those blow up things where you fight people with giant Q-tips. Along with these fun activities, they had a lot of free food and prizes that could be won. Fun before finals, was a good way to take the stress out of finals week.
My school is quaint. There are really cool buildings designated by a certain study area. If you live on campus, there is not a long walk to the buildings that you are looking for. Everything is in walking distance. The teachers are awesome, and really care for each individual student. We have a lot of squires around campus, which at first seems bizarre, but in time you will get used to it. We have a very close knit community here, where it seems as if everyone knows everyone. I think you will like it here because UCM feels like a home away from home.
Our campus traditions include Home coming. For this event we have parades and a week of fun activities. Also, we have fun before finals. This event has been the most fun I have ever had on campus. It is about 4 hours and there are TONs of activities which include a bubble bar, dog tag making, bingo, play dough making, and much much more.
When I step off campus i see a small town. There isn't too much to do here off campus. There is a Walmart, Payless, Maurices, and a CATO. The local people here are pretty nice and they keep to themselves. I don't know of any popular places off campus.
The most unique thing about our campus is the diversity. Everybody seems to get along. What makes my school stand out are the amazing teachers.
The dorms are really nice. Most of them have new furniture. There is adequate storage space for both you and your roomate's needs. We have a lot of activities that go on in the dorms. It is a great place to meet new people and get involved on campus. In Fitz,where i live, all the plug-ins are on one side so you will need many extension cords.
I decided to attend this college because it was very affordable and relatively close to my house. I also liked the small class sizes as they fit will with my learning style.
The most popular organizations on campus are the greek organizations. The groups I'm involved with are NSCS, the honors college, and psychology club. Students in dorms usually don't leave their doors open for obvious reasons.Stealing. The athletic events are insane, there is so much school spirit. The guest speakers get a lot of attention from students are residents along the campus. I haven't been to any theatre productions. I have not seen a dating scene especially because I am in a relationship. I met most of my friends either in class or in the dorms. I am NEVER awake at 2a.m. There is a home coming tradition that happens each year. People party quite a bit here. To me sororities and fraternities are not that important, to other people they are life. Last weekend i went home. On saturday night you can go a party and not drink haha. I don't do anything off campus.
I haven't had much experience with racial, religious, LGBT, socio-economic, or any other groups on campus. I don't think any student would feel out of place here, it is pretty welcoming. Most students wear sweat pants, yoga pants, leggings, and hoodies to class. Different types of students interact all the time at UCM. We are a very diverse school. All the tables of students i the dining hall are all diverse, there is no set stereotype or such. A lot of the students are from St. Louis many other of them are from small towns around warrensburg. Most students here seem to be of middle class background. The students here don't seem to be too involved in politics. Students don't talk about how much they will earn one day. They are too concerned with their classes.
Professors only know your name if you speak up in class, and who knows, one day you might need them for a reference so it will be in your best interest for them to know who you are. My favorite class has been race,class, and gender with Miss Greer. My least favorite class is Geology. I spend about 40 percent of my time studying, and I know most students probably spend less. Students really get into and enjoy in depth class discussion, it is a time where you can really experience both sides of a subject. I hear all the time students having intellectual conversations outside of class. Here, students really get into their school work. My major is psychology I spend a lot of time with professors outside of class clarifying notes, and furthering discussion concepts. I feel great about the schools academic requirements. They aren't too tedious and they aren't too loose. I think that the education at this school geared more toward learning for its own sake.
The stereotype of the students at my school are stoners and low achievers. This stereotype is in fact not accurate. I have found that many of the students here care a lot about their future careers and they certainly strive for excellence. With college comes the typical jock, frat kids, stoners, and geeks, which is nothing new. The University of Central Missouri is fun and exciting and I encourage anyone to take an interest in this college!
UCMO is a very close knit community. The class sizes are typically small with professors that know you by name. Once you deci...
UCMO is a very close knit community. The class sizes are typically small with professors that know you by name. Once you decide on a major you become very close to fellow students and professors. Students can always be found studying in the department computer labs on campus, in the library, or in the union. Typically classes are highlighted by interesting open discussion which gives every student an opportunity to participate. I am a psychology and sociology major at UCMO and plan on graduating in May of 2013. I work within the psychology department as a teaching assistant, offer tutoring to fellow students, and am working on undergraduate research.
Many of the students at UCMO are from small rural areas so I would say a common stereotype is that we are narrow minded or hicks. However, our campus is surprisingly diverse and welcoming.
The best thing about the University of Central Missouri is the campus feeling. The school is large enough that you don't nece...
The best thing about the University of Central Missouri is the campus feeling. The school is large enough that you don't necessarily see people you do not want to see on campus. However, the campus is small enough that you do not need a car to get around to the academic buildings and dorms. To change UCM, I would add some kind of fun attraction to the town where students can go and have fun. The size of UCM is just right. There is a lot of school pride, especially when it comes to basketball and football. It is a fun atmosphere on campus on days where those teams play. Something unusual about this school is that there is a bowling alley in the University Union. We also have a brand new student recreation center that is very environmentally friendly. I think the most frequent student complaints would be regarding the dining halls. Their hours are strange during the weekends and it is hard to go for four hours during the middle of the day without any food from them.
I have not had any experience with racial, religious, LGBT or other such groups on campus. Although, I know that there are groups like this. I don't think any student would feel out of place at this school. We have such a diverse population of international and exchange students, non traditional students, and students from all over the state and country. Most students are from Missouri. I would say middle class backgrounds are the most prevalent. Students do talk about how much they'll earn one day, but not in a way to degrade anyone else.
The most popular organizations are probably the fraternities and sororities. There is also a group called Spotlight which puts on tons of fun, free events for students each week. I am involved in the honors fraternity Phi Sigma Pi and I really enjoy being part of the group. I am also on the cross country and track teams. We have a small crowd who watches us compete when we're at home, but our sport isn't as popular as basketball or football. I would say athletic events are the most popular events besides some that Spotlight puts on. People party pretty much every weekend on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night. On a sober Saturday night, you could see a movie, go bowling, rent a movie to watch, get a group from your dorm together for a game night, or anything else you would want to do. Off campus, there is not very much to do here in Warrensburg.
The academics at UCM are great. Most of the professors take the time to learn your name even in a class as large as 50 students. They have office hours where you can go for individual help with homework or other questions regarding the course. Students study for a couple hours at least three times a week. Some study in the library or the union or in their dorms. Students can be competitive depending on the class and area of study. The most unique class that I have taken is Freshman Seminar. It was only one credit hour, but we learned about all the things that freshman need to know to be successful. My major is actuarial science and it is in the department of mathematics and computer science. The advisers in my department have always been very helpful and willing to meet with me when my schedule allows. I think the school's academic requirements provide students a chance to be well-rounded upon graduation. The education at UCM is geared toward both getting a job and learning for its own sake. They take their 92% job placement within 6 months of graduation very seriously, but teachers also provide information to enhance student learning.
The most common stereotype of students at the University of Central Missouri is Party Kids. This stereotype is fairly accurate. Although there are many students who party a lot of the time, there is still a good amount of students who do not party at all. If you don't look for parties, then you won't find any. Not everyone is involved in partying.
Here at UCM the whole town follows what is going on around campus. Warrensburg is most definitely a college town. Students su...
Here at UCM the whole town follows what is going on around campus. Warrensburg is most definitely a college town. Students support the sports teams and have strong school pride. The administration is great. The president of the university is very student driven; he wants the school to be centered around the students, our wants and needs. One complaint is the parking, sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough of it, and you have to fight for a spot, but if you live on/ close to campus you can just walk and avoid parking all together.
Athletics are big at UCM, they are very well support both by students and those associated with the university and by the community. Greek life is also a big deal on campus. Chances are you will either know at least one person involved in a sorority or fraternity. Warrensburg does not have the most exciting things to do on the weekends so people either hang out with friends or go to the city and surrounding towns for entertainment. We do have some shopping, a movie theater, a bowling alley on campus, and lots of resturants. Every year in October we have the homecoming parade and football game that the whole community gets involved in.
The students are diverse, there is a little bit of everything at UCM. I don't think anyone would feel out of place. Most of the students are aware of what is going on in the world, both politically and environmentally. Students wear a wide variety of things to class. Sweats are a definite favorite, along with casual jeans and a tee, and sometimes people are more dressed up and trendy.
Most professors take the time to learn your name, unless the class sizes are too big, but even then they usually have a pretty good idea of who you are. The largest class I have ever had was 100 students. I am a fashion merchandising major, and we are trying to become the only accredited fashion program in the U.S.The instructors get to know the students by name and they show genuine interest in your life. And they are very approachable by during class and outside of class. The most unique, and fun class I have taken would have to be either the apparel construction class or the professional image management class. At UCM education is important, but they also have a career services office that helps students find and prepare for a job. Everyone there genuinely wants students to succeed.
Many people may think that the students here are hicks or hillbillies, country kids with no cultural experience; simply because our school is located in Missouri. However, that stereotype is very inaccurate! We have tons of exchange students from different countries and cultures, students from the city, and yes even some from the country. There is a very nice mix of backgrounds and cultures here at UCM.
Anyone can say they know how to do something that they may have picked up through some kind of job experience, but those that...
Anyone can say they know how to do something that they may have picked up through some kind of job experience, but those that can show a diploma or degree from an educational institution have the ammo to say they really learned the trade. I am very passionate about health and fitness and want to excel in it one way or another. Therefore, I am will to participate in whatever programs and activities which are needed to complete my goals in this institute. I am very committed to fulfilling my goals and I will be pushing my self to the limit in aspects to succeed and graduate if giving the opportunity that may fulfill my dream.
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