“I absolutely love Northwest and couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.
“Northwest has been one of the greatest experiencesMay 10 2012Journalism
“Northwest is a great institution for higher educationJun 01 2010Political Science
The administration, faculty, and staff are great here, with the exception of one or two staffers who need to be ousted. I've worked directly with the University President on countless occasions, I've worked closely with the faculty in my department, and I've been heavily involved in a number of campus organizations. Overall, the only complaint I have about this area is the assistant director of campus activities who needs to be fired.
The campus is beautiful and the only time I don't like it much is during the winters. This is Northwest Missouri, so the winters can be brutal.
The City of Maryville is a C+ because there isn't much to do.. however, St. Joseph is a short trip away with plenty to do.
If you are looking at going to Northwest, I would definitely recommend it. If you're having trouble with the Financial Aid office, find one professional staff in the office to help you. Don't let that be the reasoning for you not to come here. The education you will receive at this University is great.The program that I am in is great. I'm in the History, Humanities, Philosophy, and Political Science department studying Public Administration. There are more minors in this than majors, like myself. The professors in this department are very knowledgable in their fields and are most definitely willing to work with you. You will frequently see essay tests in this department--not many professors believe multiple test essays are worth anything. This is where I find it challenging. I'm not a very good essay test taker, yet I succeed in the classes. It teaches you how to apply what you've learned, rather than regurgitate it.