Northwest Missouri State University

Maryville, MO

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Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 6 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student Ratings

Reviews for Northwest Missouri State University

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

I attended this college right out of high school and loved the atmosphere, but was alittle home sick and burned out on school, so I took a 7 year break. I am now taking online courses through this college and I am very satisfied. The online classes make it easy for me to stay out home with my two girls and are flexible enough to work around my busy schedule. The teachers respond quickly to emails and offer ample material for help. I love the fact textbooks and computers are included in tuition.

Academics

When I attended NWMSU out of high school the general ed courses were a little large but any courses in your major were scaled way down. Teachers are always willing to help and go over and beyond to make sure you understand the material.

College Life

There are multiple clubs, athletics, and organizations to join. There are socials and many Greek parties to attend on weekends. There is a local movie theater called the "Hanger" that is great for a movie night. The dorms are very welcoming and you meet lots of friends when living on campus. The girls on my floor became a little family of our own.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

Overall, Northwest is a great campus. The students and faculty take much pride in their school. It is an amazing place, and is definitely a home away from home. The teachers know what they are doing, and there is always something that is being improved. I also enjoy that when you are in town it is completely green. Everyone is a Northwest fan and shows their spirit day in and day out. One of my utmost favorite things about Northwest is the football team. We are currently the MIAA Champions! We went 11-0 this season, and the awesome part, is that student tickets for home games are FREE! This is a great thing because at other schools tickets can get very pricey. The night life here is also very interesting. At 19 you can get in to the bars, so if you are old enough it is definitely the place to go, especially Molly's. If you are considering Northwest make sure you are prepared for small town life. You can drive down Business 71 in less than 15 minutes.

Academics

At Northwest the class sizes are rather nice. My biggest class was a lecture class and it had less than 100 students in the class. This is nice because you are not lost in a sea of students. Most classes have less than 30 people in them, this is about average, and is quite nice because the teacher is able to actually get to know the students. The teachers here know what they are doing, and are very helpful. For the most part the teachers want you to succeed and pass the class. The workload is not overly bearing unless you have three projects and two tests in the same week. Typically, you will have to spend 3 hours a night doing school work.

College Life

The social atmosphere here is awesome, we have a great Greek life, who mixes well with even those who are not involved. I personally am not in a sorority and I have several good friends who belong to a sorority. There is a club for just about everything you can think of, and if for some reason there isn't a club, then you can create it. It's pretty easy to get a club started here at Northwest. There are many great organizations for everyone to be a part of, for example all residence who live on campus are automatically a part of RHA, better known as Residence Hall Association. Campus safety is taken very seriously here, we have an on campus police department, and they are open 24/7. The campus is a very safe place, and they are always looking for ways to make it even safer. There has been night walks done to make sure that there is plenty of lights to help students across campus. Also through our campus police we have Safe Rides. Safe Rides is what its title says, they offer students a ride to somewhere or from somewhere, safely. You can call Safe Rides and they will send someone to your location to take you where needed. The athlectics on campus are very popular, everyone goes to the games, and shows their Bearcat pride. Tickets are free to students, which is very nice because tickets can get expensive!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Overall

Northwest Missouri State University is the best choice for any prospective student. I couldn't imagine going to any other university. Regarding academics, classes are challenging but the professors make classes interesting. Typically, most all of the teachers are willing and eager to help students in needs and teachers are easy to contact. Also, the classes aren't too small but small enough to maintain a relationship with your teachers. Most of my teachers know me by name, I love that. One of my favorite things about Northwest is the beautiful, clean campus. Northwest students and staff really define the importance of a clean, green campus and put emphasis on recycling. Also, I like having an "electronic campus." Northwest provides a laptop for a all students. Teachers also post all class material and class grades on an online system called eCompanion. Unlike other schools, students don't have to purchase their textbooks. Yupp, that's right, Northwest provides them. We have an awesome football team, they're the best. This might be a bold statement but I think overall we have the most active and uplifting student population in Missouri, especially when it comes to Greek life, student organizations and the definitely night life. Overall, I think all students should consider Northwest Missouri State University. You won't regret it.

Academics

As previously mentioned, the courses offered at Northwest are definitely challenging but teachers are so eager to help that academics aren't something to stress too much over. The classes are fun, most of the time. At any college, students are going to have a workload that they didn't probably experience in high school, but that is what college is all about. Northwest, however, offers interesting courses that are taught by great, entertaining professors. I've gotten to know most of my professors and could stop by their office any time and they would offer assistance. The class size isn't overwhelmingly large but isn't too small either, it's just perfect.

College Life

The social atmosphere at Northwest is the best part about Northwest. I like being able to walk around campus and see a few people I know because of the fun student population. Northwest offers so many organizations and clubs, from a TOMS Campus Club to To Write Love On Her Arms. There are so many organizations students can join for almost any interests, even zombies. Student Activities Council also puts on a concert for both the Fall and Spring semester on campus. The Greek life is great. Most of my friends are in a sorority or fraternity and wouldn't have it any other way. The weekend activities are the best, of course. The weekend provides just enough fun to get all the academic workload off your mind for a couple days.


Former Student - Last Attended 2012

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Nightlife:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 1 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

I took a Zoology class from the hardest teacher on campus and only five weeks of the whole semester were about something besides invertebates or sea life (plants sponges). I did not learn the basics about animals in any way shape or form and it was a boring class that has a high failing rate. Many of the classes have supplemental instruction sessions three times a week that you can go to outside of your class time. While this sounds like a good thing it is not. You still have to study just as hard as if you had no extra help to pass the class so do not plan on having a high GPA if you are going to this college. I also took a Botany class here and the teacher was surprised and excited when 21 out of the 150 students in the class got an A on the exam. I love science and all of the classes I took here were science classes, but I hated all of them. In my botany lab I learned about house plants, fruit, and cheese. That of course would not help me become a wildlife biologist. My tutor who took botany and got either an A or a B grade in the course before she could become a tutor is very smart and is not just a tutor, but a supplemental instruction teacher. Whan she first came to the college her major was Wildlife Ecology and Management and she had to change it because her grades were not good enough. She is now taking a different class she hates, because the teacher is unreasonable. I also know of two other people in my total of two semseters of going there that also had to change their major. All of them had taken classes here and gotten mulitple A for their grades, but you do not have hardly time to eat and sleep sometimes if you want those grades.

Academics

The work load is heavy. I took a botany class and had to have two extra books each that were just as big as my text book. I also had a huge botany lab book that was as big as my textbook. My chemisty teacher would ask questions all day that no one knew the answers to and then he would get mad and raise his voice and hit the erase maker board with his marker. He did that all semester. The labs were almost always the full one hour and 50 minutes long we rarely got out early. Ever teacher I have had grades on a points grading system. This may be easy in most colleges, but here you get many assignments and you and you are expected to fail some of them because teachers have admitted that for a exam the passing grade rate is 64% or 60% depending on the test. It is very hard to be in the 60% passing range unless you are studying like you want and A in the class. I had one teacher who failed me by three points so don't expect to be saved by a curved grading system of by extra credit opportunities. One time lab for everyone was cancelled because a student had fainted in lab. My teacher made a joke about Witney Houston's death in class.

College Life

There is not that much to do on campus unless you love being up all hours of the night listening to the music from the dorm next door. I was in the dormitory Fraken and the wall are made of hollow bricks I belive the are called cinder blocks. The walls do not come up all the way to the ceiling and you can fit your fingers in the space. If someone has a cell phone vibrating in the other room you and hear it like it is in the same room. If you complain about the people next door having a party with ten people even though it is past the time when you are allowed to have visitors and guys over all anyone will do is ask them to keep it down. Then two seconds after the hall monitor leaves they will be just as loud. But they will have someone on lookout by the peephole you bring the hall moniter to the room again they will quite down till the moniter goes away. The hall moniters are students who do not make rounds they do not stay awake at night like a security guard. So you have to wake them up when you need them for something and then they never kick out any vistors or make them leave no matter how they act. They are actually considering having a floor where the guys and girls are coed and share the same bathrooms. According to my Soils teacher 70% percent of the septic tanks (the place where the stuff from your toliet goes) are failing. This means the water from people's toilets sinks into the ground and get's into people's drinking water. When they find out about it being bad enough to make you sick the issue a boil alert. Which means you drink bottled water and and can not brush your teeth. When I was there the boil alert lasted three days. When you take a shower there is stuff that looks like mayo in the tub left over. This is calcium and it makes you hair extremely dry and it gets tangled more easily.


Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

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