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| At the main campus of the University of Missouri, everything appears to be as you would expect a D1 university to be. The campus is nice looking and students are abundant. But what lies behind this facade is much different. As a student I have been screwed out I most everything I work for. The University charges an absurd amount of money for instate tuition, and not to mention other hidden fees. The dorms are generally a) too expensive and unnecessarily nice, or b) dirt cheap and terrible, not to mention 40 years old. On top of that, MU loves to give you the run-around. I have waited hours for appointments, gone to countless offices to be directed somewhere else, and information is not readily available. The quality of professors here is nothing exceptional. Most professors have their TAs proctor their exams, grade quizzes and teach classes. These TAs are students themselves who seemed to learn the information only severally years before, hardly qualifying them to teach at a university level. This, could be be viewed as a good thing, because many professors cannot speak understandable English. |
|Nov 20 2013|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2017 |
| The people at this school school are overall extremely preppy and close minded. I feel everyone is going for some sort of ideal image all the time...I feel like I cant really express myself when it comes to wearing something out. Obviously this is not everyone, I have met some great people but this is just overall. |
|May 14 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
| I'm writing this as I'm about to finish my freshman year, and as much time as I spent on these sites during my college search I figure it's only fitting I write one. I settled on Mizzou half out of exhaustion, and because I didn't get into my number one school - Georgetown. Also, I was directly admitted in the J school - which if you don't know is the best. Even after a year, I would honestly say the j school lives up to the hype. A lot of requirements are built to weed people out and it works. If you don't really have a passion for journalism, you will find out and want to change majors upon entering lower level pre j classes.|
However, the rest of my classes have been a joke-specifically general education requirements. For example, I'm horrible at math but I've been my stat class once this semester show up for the tests and have yet to score below an A on one. Gen Ed classes will be big, but I've found professors are reachable if you make the effort. But you have to make the effort! Overall, I really don't think I'd go to Mizzou if I wasnt in the journalism school.
As far as the student body, you'll find a lot of KC, STL kids looking to enjoy another four year extension of high school. It's what you'd expect from a state school. Random weekends a lot of people will just go home for no reason. But if you are out of state you aren't screwed - you will make friends if you put yourself out there. I made a lot of friends in my residence hall. I also rushed and am in a sorority and I met some friends that way, though I wouldn't recommend the greek system for anybody who is looking to enjoy large amounts of free time-greek life will consume a decent chunk of that. As a chick, you don't need to go greek to party greek but as a guy you do. Frat houses are really stingy about letting any guy who isn't in their house into a party. If you want to party away from greek life, make some friends with older friends from KC and STL, make other friends in general, or befriend the athletes. They throw decent parties. I don't have a fake, btw, and I get along just fine, though I have friends who frequent the bars as freshman.
Also, Mizzou in the SEC now. This DOESNT mean were a sports crazed school-were not. Tailgating is fun, and our basketball arena is sweet but coming from Iowa and living around U of I, I'm telling you - Mizzou is NOT a huge sports school. People could care less about the games half the time. In football, people will leave if were getting beat terrible - like the Alabama game where nobody came back after it was rain delayed. In basketball, if we play anyone were supposed to beat expect a less than full stadium. The only game I attended where I felt real, excited crowd energy was during the Florida game, which was nuts! But in general, there is not some crazy tiger spirit power that connect every single person on campus, no matter how hard anybody wants to act like it.
|May 01 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |