3.5 out of 5 Stars
Good, caring professors. Good academic advisors (at least in the history department).Downers
The big classes sometimes got in the way of learning.Comments
Please ignore the recent news. This is a good place to live and attend school.Would You Recommend
Journalism School has consistently been voted #1 in the country. The Missouri Method of Learning by Doing is very effective. They definitely have good school prideDowners
It is a diverse school, but they could do a better job at promoting the integration of diverse groups of people. They made efforts with Greek life, but their is still some obvious division at the schoolComments
It's an awesome school with good sports and a fun town to live in. They might not push integration as much, but I recommend trying to push yourself to expose yourself to as many opportunities and people as you can, because they are definitely all there.Would You Recommend
excellent hands on experience, small classrooms where you can get to know the teacherDowners
becoming very political and has been in the news lately for gender and race issuesComments
perfect mix of state university and small liberal arts school; you get the best of both worldsWould You Recommend
There are general requirements classes that all students are required to take, regardless of their major. These include behavioral sciences, social sciences, lab sciences, mathematics, etc. Major degree requirements require certain classes within the major as well as department requirements, such as foreign language, an additional writing intensive course, etc. Academic advising is easily available. The class sizes can be very large (up to 499 students) when in general education courses, but once a student breaks down into their major, their classes will get much smaller. Professors and research opportunities are always very easily accessible. Some academic programs at the university can get competitive, but it's always healthy competition for scholarships, awards, etc. Workload and grading are always fair, but some academic areas may have more of a workload, more difficult grading systems, etc. Study abroad opportunities are always available and are highly recommended. Mizzou has outstanding faculty in every department.Quality of Life
The housing and dining facilities are excellent. Living community style really gave me the chance to meet a lot of people, which is extremely important being from out of state. After living on campus, I lived in my sorority house, which is right next to campus in Greektown, which was pretty much like living on campus. I have always felt extremely safe living in this community, and I could not have asked for a better college living experience. The cost of living is very reasonable, and since the campus is so compact, all of the housing locations are convenient.Admissions
The application process consists of a common application with essay submission for scholarship opportunities and early admission to certain departments of study.Graduation Year
I recently finished my general education requirements and am currently starting to take upper level classes. The general education classes I experienced were large, but I never felt like I couldn't approach a professor for help. Teaching assistants, office hours and help sessions really help shrink classes down. Also, as I am taking more upper level classes that are specific to my major, classes have gotten smaller and offer more interaction with professors and other students.Quality of Life
Columbia is often described as the perfect college town. Mizzou's campus borders downtown Columbia. If you are looking for activities off of campus simply walk downtown to check out the variety of restaurants, concert venues,s shopping and night life.Admissions
I filled out an online application as well as an application for scholarships. The university offers general scholarships as well as school-specific scholarships.Level
Most academic programs require general education courses in addition to the courses within the major. This allows for students to really have a comprehensive education and allows for broader knowledge and understanding.
Some courses may have a class size of 300+, but each of these have smalled RSD and Lab sections of 10-15 that meet once a week to help each student continue to understand the material and are better opportunities for asking questions and receiving quality responses.
Studying Abroad is very popular amongst MU students, and there are numerous opportunities to do so. Not only can you study abroad in the Fall or Spring, but there are also Summer and Winter Break programs to meet the needs of our busier students.
The most competitive programs would probably be Engineering, Journalism and Nursing. Each of these programs are highly regarded around the country, with Jounrnalism constantly being noted as one of the best programs in the world. While competition may be high, the level of learning and academic performance in these majors is phenomenal and something that MU is very proud of.Quality of Life
Living on campus is wonderful at MU. We have many affordable housing options that boast new renovations and amenities. Campus facilities are well-maintained and provide numerous places for students to go during the day. Dining halls serve a variety of food and have very friendly staff members.
The great thing about the University of Missouri is that we are connected to downtown Columbia. This means that all of our students have easy access to entertainment, dining and shopping! Cars aren't needed because of our location, and this makes for a great vibe on campus and in the town of Columbia.Admissions
The appliction process for the University of Missouri is very straightforward. There are no essays required for admission, however, stricter standards are held for the inidividual schools the comprise the University.Graduation Year
We have very helpful professors and the class sizes are about 30 or so, even though we have lectures upwards of 500. Workload isn't too bad, and the gen ed classes were interesting, as well as the classes in my specific major.Quality of Life
Residence halls are fantastic, and most are newly rennovated. Campus is very walkable, the facilities are easy to use and find, and the dining is absolutely fantastic. The city of Columbia in general is a great college town.Admissions
There is a rolling admissions process, where you can always apply and be admitted. IT is based off test scores and Class Rank.Graduation Year
It's comparable to other state schools. We have some academically challenging programs and others that move slower.Quality of Life
It's so convenient to live on campus and there are lots of opportunities for campus activities, especially free programing!Admissions
24 on the ACT or a certain GPA and class rank on a sliding scale.Level
Forein languages, college algebra, math reasoning proficiency, social and psychological classes, as well as history and cultural courses add to major specific courses to make up Mizzou's various academic cirricula.Quality of Life
The MU campus is a safe, comfortable place to live. With easy acces to libraries, upperclassmen, and recreation areas, campus living is a great value and overall experience.Admissions
There were essays, a minimum ACT score of 22, as well as letters of reference required for admission into the University of Missouri.Level