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 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.