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  • 01/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 1 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for Education and Business Majors!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure and check your emails sent through the campus mail system (they are extremely helpful). If you have unlimited texting sign up for The SEMO Text Alert programs. They send you text messages when classes and school is canceled or if they are offering something special. If you have the opportunity, attend one of the local campuses they offer. These campuses are cheaper and offer the same quality education as the main campus. Also check for scholarship opportunities and programs to help pay back student loans depending on you department because there is a lot out there to take advantage of.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are helpful and the tuition is decently priced. Be aware of extra charges that you may assume to be free.

    Am enjoying being here

    I do enjoy attending school here. I am transferring to another college because of family matters but if given the opportunity i would definitely stay. The people and staff are friendly and fun! You get an atmosphere of seriousness and playfulness all at once. Its very enjoyable. Plus there are always great concerts and comedians always coming to town. The sporting events are a blast. The gym and recreation center is AMAZING!!!!!!! They also offer a great diversity of intramural sports for everyone!

    Am learning a lot

    Southeast is a wonderful university for Education Major. This school is ranked in the Top 10 colleges across America for teaching. The teachers are really understanding of your personal situations and they do their very best to see that you get a quality education.

  • 12/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 2 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who like to be social and want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should come and visit before you make a decision on any college.

    Bang for the buck

    Southeast Missouri State University, in my opinion, is very reasonable about pricing. Their tuition is much cheaper than many other schools in Missouri and their educational program is equal to the other schools. There are also many available majors to chose from.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because I like living in the dorms and I like the size of the school.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot from my classes here at SEMO. I am in a Child Psychology class and I feel like I have learned the most from this class. The teacher is really helpful and the course is challenging in a positive way. The same level of difficulty is true for my Elementary Education Math class. Also, I am enrolled in two dance classes, Jazz II and Ballet II. Both of these courses are challenging and productive.

  • 12/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 3 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think SEMO is great for a wide variety of students. Social students will find lots of groups and there is a lot of Greek life going on. Those focused on academics will find a lot of enjoyment in the classes. Athletic students have a lot of sports and intermurals to choose from. There's truly something for everybody at SEMO.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to a Show Me Day or schedule a campus tour. Talk to your admissions councelor frequently and don't be afraid to talk to students to see what they think of the school.

    Bang for the buck

    SEMO has some of the best rates I saw in my college search. There are tons of scholarships offered through the university, and a lot of them are non-competitive (If you qualify for it, you get it as long as you apply in time). There are lots of opportunities to get financial aid if you need it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the campus at Southeast. The hills can be a little tough sometimes, but it's absolutely beautiful. I have made some fantastic friends and there's always something to do. We go over to the aquatic center, play frisbee on the marching band field, or just hang out in our rooms. The campus is at a great location too.

    Am learning a lot

    The wide variety of university study categories (generals) really helps expand the knowledge of students. You can discover something you never thought you would be interested in through your general classes. The small class sizes really help each student to receive more attention when needed. All my classes are about the size of my high school classes. All of the professors are willing to help their students during office hours, through e-mail, or even through special meetings. I have learned so much from just one semester.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 4 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Theater and Dance students. The River campus is a state of the art facility and an ideal learning environment. The professors in the Theater and Dance department are among the best in the country. Ken Stilson the director of the department is the writer of the text book which is used all over the country. The program is great for students from all back grounds. All of the Students and staff are friendly and willing to help you learn. There are ample opportunities for theater or dance student to perform as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should check the Southeast portal email daily. Not only do the professors use this for communication but SEMO will send stuff about billing and other important school information. Check Email before you arrive on campus as well because your roommate might try to contact you via the portal. Make sure to apply for scholarships Southeast offers several scholarships for students of all majors. Make sure during the application process you click on the apply for endowed scholarship button. Sign up for a learning community if you can. It is a great way to get to know other students in your major before classes actually start. Being in a community will give you a network of friends. Floor wide study parties before finals are remarkably helpful especially in the learning communities where the whole floor has similar classes. Learn the hours of the meal plan otherwise you will run out of Flex dollars fast. You need flex for pretty much every meal so don’t use it all the first few weeks

    Bang for the buck

    SEMO is big college experience for a small college price. SEMO is one of the best deals in the state. Though the tuition is relatively low the educational experience is priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really enjoy the atmosphere of SEMO. The college is located in the small town of Cape Girardeau. The school and the surrounding community have a lot to offer any prospective student. There are at several student organizations on campus and hundreds of ways for student to get involved. I never find myself bored because there is so much to do on campus and in the surrounding town. The Theater and Dance department performs several shows a semester. The historical river front of Cape Girardeau is a kitschy mix of old and new. There are several antique stores and mom and pop shops that surround the college. The people of both the town and the college are friendly and welcoming.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors really care about each individual student and his or her learning process. All of my professors thus far have taken a personal interest in my life in and outside the class room. Professors are able to take time to help every student because of the small class sizes and they treat the student as equals. I find that it is easier to learn in an environment where the teacher is honest and open with the students. Small class sizes and mutual respect between teacher and student are vital criteria for a positive learning community. Southeast also offers a variety of classes on a wide range of subjects. Every student is not only welcome but encouraged to try new educational experience. I had never taken a ballet class before coming to SEMO but it has always something that I wanted to try. The class that I took down here was a great experience. I learned a lot about ballet and gained confidence in my performance skills.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 people found it offensive. 5 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to join a sorority.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure if you are going to go to this school, you are planning to go Greek.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not like going to this college. I am wanting to transfer even though I have a full ride scholarship. This campus is all hills and the parking situation is terrible for first year students.

    Am enjoying being here

    SEMO is a very greek orientated campus. Sure there are other clubs, but they are casted aside because greeks take over all of the bulletin boards. SEMO is also a dry campus, but students still drink and put their beer all across the campus. The shuttle service is slow and unreliable. The meal plans are messed up and the food is terrible.

    Am learning a lot

    SEMO allows for collegiate athletes to overturn the academic arena as well as the athletic fields. Athletes get priority registration, two weeks before any other student. This is unfair because all of the classes are taken by the time everyone else is able to apply.

  • 05/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 6 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is a better choice for in-state students. It is not very expensive and alot is included in tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in as well as downtown shops and restaurants. The mall is a fun destination for the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    It is very convient but not always so delicious.

    Dorm Life

    Know yourself before you pick a dorm. I personally love community style but not everyone can handle it. There are issues sometimes but talking with your RA usually settles things quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are more difficult than others. Myedu.com shows the workload for classes and what grades most students get. I suggest consulting this site before registering for classes and talk to students who have taken a future class. They could give you useful information.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that they get to know their advisors if possible. They are crucial in helping students set up a four year plan and successfully completing them. Do not procrastinate registering for classes and housing, you will be sorry if you do. Go to class! You are paying for it so show up.

    In three sentences

    I am satisfied with my experience here overall. No university is perfect but I have found the advisors to be very helpful. The campus can be quite a workout to get around but there are shuttles to help with that.

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 7 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Future educators and people who love people. There are so many different kinds of people here, so many things to do and groups to join. Greek life is active, night life is active...I really love it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus visit. Homey Cape Girardeau is described by locals as a big small town. This is a perfect description. I grew up in a small town, then moved to the big city (Saint Louis area), so this town is a perfect mix for me. Don't be afraid to contact teachers and staff members! They actually ENJOY helping you and making your life a little easier.

    Bang for the buck

    SEMO is one of the best values in Missouri and the states surrounding. The quality of the education and experience is more than worth what it costs to attend. Also, when you consider the massive amount of (often underutilized) student serives, it really is one of the best deals! Also, they have a wonderful library and book rental system.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really like it here! When I walk around campus, it just feels like what I always imagined college should be: falling autumn leaves and professors and students conversing outside Academic Hall. Campus is beautiful, even though there are a lot of hills. Walking to class alone is a work out, but SEMO has a convenient shuttle system if you don't want to walk all the way across campus. There are a lot of different residence halls, and they all offer great support systems for everyday life. Each residence hall is a really tight community–I've met some awesome people on my floor alone! We have a really great time together.

    Am learning a lot

    One of the great things about SEMO (and there are a lot) is the classes I have to take. In order to complete any degree, I have to take a wide variety of classes that will help me become more well-rounded as person. Learning a little about a lot, instead of a lot about a little, the first few semesters of college will give me a different perspective as my education and life goes on. The professors are great; in each class students and professors learn from each other. The staff is very understanding and always willing to talk to you whenever there's a problem.

  • 03/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I know a lot of people from the St. Louis area that are attending SEMO. SEMO has tons to offer for every type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to visit campus. People here are very helpful in answering your questions, don't be afraid to call and ask questions. Also the admissions counselors are very helpful.

    Bang for the buck

    Out of the colleges I was looking at SEMO was the cheapest but had everything I was looking for in a college. they have a lot of scholarships and hopefully I will be awarded a good financial aid package.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful and has so much to offer. I can't wait till August 15 which is early move in day for on campus workers! I plan on joining Catholic Campus Ministries, Student Activities Council Residence Hall Association and possibly AFROTC. I am really excited to be a freshman!

    Will learn a lot

    This is the only college in Missouri that offers the degree I am after, Historic Preservation. They offer so many classes that I would have never thought of taking before. I feel that with the small calss sizes I will learn a lot.

  • 04/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Southeast is great for any kind of student! I see all kinds of people every day! If you're from St. Louis, you'll love the drive from STL to Cape. It is just far enough to be away from home!

    Tips for prospective students

    It is not the flattest campus, so be prepared to make a hike to class! That is the only downfall to this school! Just come to Southeast with an open mind and an open heart and you are sure to find a group of friends that you can truely be yourself around!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges in Missouri, SEMO is one of the most affordable. They have a great Education Program that looks awesome on job applications! Most of the people I know think that SEMO is a great school to attend because of it's affordability.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone is so nice! As a college freshmen, it was easy to make new friends! I find myself calling my dorm home. I couldn't imagine being at any other school.

    Am learning a lot

    Taking liberal arts classes really help me to expand my horizons! I am learning so much more than i ever expected to! The classes that I am taking are so interesting, and I find myself wanting to learn and become familiar with the subject material!

  • 04/14/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is really great for students who learn visually

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a group of people who you can work well together with so you all could form a study group and stick together as long as you are in school.

    Bang for the buck

    Southeast Missouri tuition is one of the cheapest that you will come around and for the price of the tuition you get the best of textbooks, help in learning, and an all around great college experience.

    Did enjoy being here

    The people at Southeast are very much laidback and cool people to be around during stressful time in school.

    Did learn a lot

    The teacher's were all well versed in there field of study and the work assigned wasn't too much but just enough to keep up with studies.

  • 04/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a somewhat smaller campus with a big enough student body where they will get a diverse popultion of students. Also a person who is not afraid of walking up and down hills and stairs because the campus is on the bluffs of the Mississippi River.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you live in any of the Tower buildings try to get a lower floor because there are fire alarms that go off a lot and after you evaculate you then have to use the stairs to get back up to your room.

    Bang for the buck

    Even if you are an out of state student there are scholarships that you will most likely get. You also can rent your books for a price of $25 for each book you get so you don't have to go out and spend over $100 on each book.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something happening on campus that you can do. There is also the Show Me Center on campus that has concerts and other shows at it that students can get discounts on.

    Am learning a lot

    I am get a major in Forensic Chemistry and they are very good if you want to go into Forensics. I have just completed my first year and they focus on your writing skills which you need in almost every job field out there.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there are a multitude of intramural sports, or clubs, or just about anything you would want to do.

    Food and Dining

    they have excellent food options

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are mostly quiet, and easy to study in, but that doesn't mean that we don't know how to have fun!

    Academic Rigor

    they put a premium on students who work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    get good grades in high school, and get a good act score, and they'll help you pay for school

    In three sentences

    semo is a wonderful school, with a beautiful campus and a wonderful curriculum. their professors are nice, and always have time to talk to you.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Food choices aren't that great, but there's a way to make it work.

    Dorm Life

    Dearmont isn't all that bad. And Merrick Hall is too expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors will work with you if you need it so don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to get involved on campus and don't be afraid to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    The town is very nice and quite. Here you will meet people from all around. It's a very nice experience overall.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Gum Tree - Self explanatory, a tree covered in gum at the top of cardiac hill.

    Bang for the buck

    Once you are able to move off campus, SEMO becomes much more affordable because you are not required to buy a meal plan and there is really reasonably priced housing in Cape.

    What to do for fun

    There is so little to do in cape, yet so much fun to be had. The campus basically dominates the town and almost every business caters to college students.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining was another thing that was rather expensive for what you receive. Thought there is a Chik-Fil-A and a Papa Johns on campus, Meal Plans are restricted to buy meals at only certain times a day for a certain amount of coverage. Meaning if your classes fill up majority of the lunch time that chartwells set, you are out of luck and must spend few dollars at rowdys, the only place open most of the day.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at SEMO are expensive and cramped, while they are not the worst I've seen, they are definitely not the best. There are no longer private rooms due to the large number of new enrollment, however you may get lucky and score a single room (there are very few).

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be tough, but most professors are willing to help and stay in contact via email or during office hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to live on campus for at least a year, possibly two depending on your academic performance, SEMO is really strict with this rule. On campus housing is expensive, but CAN be fun if you make it fun.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a cost effective school, providing a quality education for a reasonable price. The campus is nice, yet currently under construction to provide space for the rapidly growing enrollment numbers. SEMO is a liberal education school so there are a lot of General Education classes required.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 81

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This is my first choice school. The campus is beautiful and the academic opportunities are wonderful. There is also a ton of extra curricular activities available.

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Blue-lit emergency posts located throughout both campuses, an immediate campus alert system, and a highly trained campus security force with impressive numbers. Safe, yes. Overkill, almost.

    Greek Life

    We got 'em.

    Clubs and Activities

    Holy crap, we even have a GSA -- who knew?

    Great for these types of students

    Christian Redneck Hillbilly Uneducated Poor

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gum Tree Cardiac Hill

    Bang for the buck

    If you want a Bachelor's for next to nothing, you should experience the 'success' of SEMO. If you are interested in private voice, they have an exceptional faculty -- If you are interested in vocal music education, please look elsewhere. Trust me.

    What to do for fun

    Stick your used gum on a pole, die falling down cardiac hill, drink far too much alcohol, and hear far too much country music for any educated person.

    Food and Dining

    Decent options around town. On-campus STARBUCKS and chick-fil-a

    Academic Rigor

    I have attended another university in the state, as well as a community college -- both of which were more academically challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! If you are offered a scholarship anywhere else, take it -- but if you can go to SEMO for free (or close to it), then it might be worth your while.

    In three sentences

    Extremely affordable and barely adequate, this university proves that you get what you pay for. If you want a degree, go to class and you'll get one. Scenic campuses, nice architecture and landscaping, and mediocre (if not helpful) faculty.

  • 03/25/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 17 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be careful of getting lost if you plan on visiting. The visitor's parking lot is not as easy to locate as it may seem - either that or me and my mother have bad sense of direction, ha ha.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Everyone I've met here is so friendly! This is a very social campus WAY better than community college! I LOVE IT!

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships and financial aide are important especially to me. Start your search as early as possible and don't stop they have scholarships for everyone don't let money keep you away from enjoying yourself. One day I had 59 cents in my checking account, and it was well worth it. Maybe that is not the type of comment I should put on here, but I still owe tuition and other dues and I'm not stressed about it! Everything here is worth it you will have a great time plus this is one of the cheapest schools in the mid-west!!

    Bang for the buck

    SEMO is one of, if not the cheapest state schools in MO. I stayed home my first year because of financial issues, but decided no matter what the cost I needed to go away. After looking at tuition information it was not nearly as bad as I thought; especially after scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although living on campus can be a drag sometimes it is so worth the experience. I love it 99% of the time. You see people you know all the time so you're never lonely which makes it hard to be home-sick even though you'll be ready to go home whenever you do. I absolutely love it here and I highly highly highly suggest going Greek! It's the best experience of your life. Girls recruitment is way more stressful than guys, but well worth the week of craziness.

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many good instructors at SEMO. You will learn quickly who to take from the ratemyinstructor website and also from all your friends you meet here. I plan on entering the competitive nursing program in Spring 2013. Till then, most of the instructors know how strict to be in order to get the important things in your head which will help you and not to worry about the pointless information you don't need. (I didn't take math at SEMO) I highly recommend trying to test out of developmental en classes and the alecs program (math). I've only heard bad things about them, they are a waste of your money because a lot of people who took it failed.

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    19 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Yup. Plenty of scholarships

    Will enjoy being here

    Yeah! Campus is really cool looking especially with all the old buildings and recreation center. One dorm is soo close to the football field that it gets hit by field goals!

    Will learn a lot

    I guess so..

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    20 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    My future plans include majoring in English, getting my masters, and teaching it at a collegiate level. I talked to the head of English department and he informed me that 9 out of 10 teachers will get the job and often they are offered amidst finishing up their degree.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All types I think. Also, there are excellent programs for minorities and first generation students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to do well on the math and english sections of your ACT so that you won't have to take a writing placement test and so that you can skip the introductory math course. Both are unecessary, so push your self now so you don't have to later.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great school for a great cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    I definitely enjoy being here. There are alwasy events going on and things to be involved. There are a lot of offices and programs to help out also.

    Am learning a lot

    Though this school has a high acceptance rate, don't think this is just an easy university. I sitll feel academically challenged and I truly feel like I'm learning.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    22 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    hang with new friends and doing some laundry.

    Food and Dining

    tons of options. plus the town has some great places.

    Dorm Life

    excited to room with my best friend. if semo didn't have the option of choosing dorm partners i would be completely lost.

    Academic Rigor

    online classes are definitely important to look into.

    Tips for prospective students

    know what you want to do and get on it fast.

    In three sentences

    they reply quickly when you send in your application!

  • 02/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    police are always on patrol along with emergency stations throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life for everyone especially if you have the desire to be greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    a club for everyone, open to always having new ones to be established.

    Great for these types of students

    active people, sports, fun people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not aware of any.

    Bang for the buck

    i feel they dorms are a little expensive, but tuition is great.

    What to do for fun

    sports games, step shows, and student services provide comedy shows, movie nights etc.

    Food and Dining

    there are six different places to dine, including a cafe. there is food for everyone and you don't have to eat the same thing over and over.

    Dorm Life

    fun environment but they are strict, and they do enforce all the rules.

    Academic Rigor

    professors try to pile on the work and there is a lot of independent work expected. time management is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    get things in early, and stay on top of faculty, and getting work turned in. know your professors, and don't hesitate to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    semo is a medium sized campus. it offers a variety of programs and organizations.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    24 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. always seeing campus police patrolling.

    Greek Life

    many options for people interested in greek life, with a very active greek community.

    Clubs and Activities

    has a great option of clubs, from science to anime.

    Great for these types of students

    great for music and art majors. not so good for science majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the entire campus is located on a set of hills. they're everwhere.

    Bang for the buck

    the price of living on campus is ridiculous, especially with the conditions of the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    there are many clubs, like rock climbing, fencing, and even an anime club.

    Food and Dining

    food seems ok at first, but after a couple of weeks, you realize that there are not very many options to begin with and they repeat the options quite often.

    Dorm Life

    in the community style dorms, there is a good sense of community, but in the suite style dorms, most people don't even know their neighbors names. many dorms also falling apart.

    Academic Rigor

    the lower level classes are extremely simple, but once you get to 200 level classes, the teachers seem to forget that you take more than one class a semester and pile on the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are going to live on campus, get the lowest mealplan you would need and then supplement with food from somewhere else, especially if you have special diet needs. the food options are very limited on campus.

    In three sentences

    most classes taught by professors holding a doctorate, few graduate students. classes never get canceled on the basis of weather. food is awful.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 81

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is recreation center where we can do lots of fun thing.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining services are well managed and provide goo quality of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good here but i think its pretty expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    I like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    102 you’ll learn skills that will make you a valuable employee and a valued colleague

    In three sentences

    Good environment around campus. Ranked as the safest campus. Good teaching faculty.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 81

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very good safety!

    Greek Life

    Takes over campus, if your not in greek life you have no life.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheep school, but its clear everything here is cheep.

    What to do for fun

    Party, theres really nothing else to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is okay, lots of cases of food posiening though, they may want to take more temperatures of food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't good, the cleaning people dont do their jobs well, everything is dirty.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challanging.

    Tips for prospective students

    If your a homebody do not come here. The teachers are helpful. Get invovled in anything.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouris State University is a good school. They offer good programs. Its jst not for me.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Very good for the non-traditional student with full or part time work.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of the school is minimal compared with other online programs, I would attend Southeast Missouri State University for this degree again.

    Dorm Life

    I was an online student, this does not apply

    Academic Rigor

    The University Studies classes required average amount of time per class. The nursing classes were of high expectations, including clinical expectations.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very persistent with the advising staff about your needs and early registration for classes is a must. Often a class will say it is closed but you may contact the instructor to ask for an open seat and they will comply, do this if you need the class.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University has met my needs with their online RN-BSN program. The advising staff was not as excellent as I would have liked. The instructors for my general studies university classes were mostly excellence and the instructors for the nursing classes were average to good.

  • 05/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe place to go to school, the place is crawling with cops.

    Greek Life

    I do not know, I was not part of that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to party and have a good time. It is also a good school if you want to just pass and not have to actually learn your degree.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a zip line in a pool.

    Bang for the buck

    Not the best teachers. I am not saying that all of their teachers are bad, they have some really good ones, but then they have people who are just justified babysitters.

    What to do for fun

    They have an awesome rec center that has every kind of sports that one could ever want to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food was good and they had plenty of variety, but it was extremely expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I can not rate this because I commuted to college every day.

    Academic Rigor

    It was challenging but manageable. I thought that it was harder than high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in running and bite the bullet and every thing will end up okay.

    In three sentences

    I thought that SEMO was good school. I also think that they need to reevaluate what they think that the meaning of the word teacher is. All in all this school was good and an enjoyable experience.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SEMO is a very safe campus. There is very little crime for being such a large campus. There are emergency buttons along most walk ways and you can always call the Public Safety to escort you to your car if you don't feel comfortable.

    Greek Life

    SEMO has a very large Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a very wide variety of clubs and activities to participate in through SEMO.

    Bang for the buck

    They use a tuition lock-in, meaning that what ever tuition rate you have your first semester at SEMO will be your rate until you graduate. However, this does not include fees, which have recently come off an increase freeze and are jumping.

    What to do for fun

    There is almost always something going on on campus and there are plenty of clubs, organizations, and Greek houses to get involved in .

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty decent selection in the various cafeterias / cafe's and they change every so often, taking the students opinions into account.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on one's major. Some University Studies classes are very easy, some classes within the program I'm part of are very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework. Most of the teachers will work with you if you show that you are trying hard, but if you act like you don't care or slack off they are very quick to not try to help you out if you get behind.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is a good education for the price. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they do and you can see that in their work. SEMO. For incoming freshmen, there are many scholarships available however, for transfer students from other 4 year universities, there are none.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really safe, all around are big poles and if you think you need help from the campus police push the button on the pole and they'll be there so fast. But don't push it and run away trying to be funny, they'll be there before you get away. Guarantee it.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back, easygoing, hippie if you will, Cape Girardeau is a hippie town. A lot of musicians live there, and most people just hangout at the river, we don't go to the movies or go out to eat or anything that costs money. We sit at the river and watch the barges go by, talk, have bonfires, dance, play music, I've never experienced anything like it before. You can go up there every single night and hangout with a group of random people you've never met before and just have a great time with everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Zombie Vs. Humans, I think they do it twice a year but it is the funniest thing to watch, and participate in if you're into that kind of thing. Zombies have orange headbands on and humans have orange armbands on and they all chase each other around and throw socks.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a really good school to go to, great people and great classes but much cheaper than any other university in the state.

    What to do for fun

    On campus there are sometimes movies at the theater, plays at the River Campus, etc. But the really fun things to do are off campus, there's Slinger's, and Last Call which are both really popular with the students but I personally was never interested in them. What I did for fun was go sit at the river and hangout with my friends, I met so many people at the river, just random people walking by and if we happen to be ummm a bit intoxicated the river is within walking distance of campus, Pitter's also has open mic nights on Wednesday nights, completely free and there are awesome musicians that play every week. Look out for Devon, he's a good friend of mine!

    Food and Dining

    SEMO has a lot of different dining options, the University Center has Papa John's, Chick-Fil-A, mexican food, burgers, and salads and there's a coffee shop also in the University Center. In New Hall there's Olive's which is homemade pizza, spaghetti, sandwiches, etc. In Tower's there's Tower's Cafe which is just a big buffet, good for when you're really hungry. Towers also has Rowdy's, you can get pretty much anything you want there. And of course you get these on your meal plan, you have a $6 limit per meal and then the rest comes out of your flex dollars. Also if you miss a meal it counts as $2.50 on your flex for the next week.

    Dorm Life

    Even though it's the cheapest I highly recommend that you don't live in Dearmont, there's a lot of reasons that it's so cheap. I highly recommend Myers, the RAs are really understanding, there's a smoking area for those who do smoke, they're suite style rooms, and there are always fun activities going on. Mostly educational, but always fun nonetheless.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are awesome, the professors are really helpful and care about the grades you make in their class. The textbook rental is only $25 a book, you have a ton of paper to print papers out on in the library, and there's the writing lab which checks all of your essays for grammatical errors for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't party too much, stay in and study. There are a lot of fun things to do other than study, but remember why you're there in the first place. I also find that when making your schedule since the campus is so spread out and you'll have classes all over the place it's easiest to have classes close together. Less walking.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is in a great town, it's right on the river and there are a lot of fun, legal things to do. If you live on campus there are always activities and someone to talk to anytime you have any issues. And the classes are so small, you can easily get your teacher's attention and ask questions, and I mean come on... the price!

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Each dorm has key cards, which, in the case of someone losing their card, they replace everyone in the building's, that way no one can wander into the dorms. I think the campus is very safe -- at the entrance they have a security desk, and they are very cautious of cars that don't have parking passes.

    Bang for the buck

    I think so, but again I haven't started living there yet.

    What to do for fun

    I'm not really sure what there is to do for fun at this time, since I haven't begun classes there yet.

    Food and Dining

    There aren't too many options on campus, but they have a lot of variety. Also, the fast food places in town aren't that far, so everything works out.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed the dorms, they're all very nice, and the social setting is very nice as well.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm enrolled in the honors program, which is more rigorous than the average classes, but not by too much. However, being in the honors program entails having more credit hours and juggling a lot more than your average schedule would.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely tour campus before applying, because I didn't, thinking most campuses were similar, but the SEMO campus is not for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Southeast has a wide range of classes, and I think they have something for everyone. However, I disliked the campus, mainly because it's in the middle of a neighborhood, and I wish I would have known that beforehand. But, I do really like the school, and I'm excited to attend come August!

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police paroling the campus. There are help buttons you can push in random places around the campus in case of emergency and the response time is fast.

    Greek Life

    There are about ten different fraternities and sororities on campus. They always have little activities going on around the campus. You just have to involve yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are new clubs starting almost every semester so just look into it. There is just about a club for everything you could ever want to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are some weird people that live on campus so you should most definitely get to know them.

    Bang for the buck

    The off campus restaurants give deals to people who attend the college. So always carry your school card.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of campus life activities so all you have to do is find them.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of different dining options. There are about seven different restaurants open on campus with loads of options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and is way better than staying off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major your course load may be extremely heavy, so you should study as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to make sure you get to know your teachers and do all of your assignments.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a great school for people who like small towns. They have excellent dance and science programs. Most of the professors are understanding when it comes to students who need help.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Movies, Bowling, watch TV, have fun being social.

    Food and Dining

    Since I live off campus, I eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms here I live off campus in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your parking permit ASAP.

    In three sentences

    I love it! Everyone is really nice and the classes are very comprehendable. Cape Girardeau is also a great place to live!

  • 10/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I really love The river Campus at SEMO!

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus security is superb! Campus police circle all day and all night and there are emergency buttons all over campus if a situation were to arise.

    Greek Life

    If its for you the greek life here is very active.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many things to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for outgoing hardworking students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    CARDIAC HILL! There is a tree at the top you stick your gum on because the hill is so tough by the time you reach the top your too tired to chew your gum!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a relatively cheap school that offers a lot for you! An awesome gym free with your I.D., shuttle service, many events, and just a good time!

    What to do for fun

    Student government and greeks are alway organizing events that usually alway have good turnouts. Tailgating and footall games are always a good time too.

    Food and Dining

    There are many diverse dining options but the meal plan is horrible!

    Dorm Life

    Community living is like a big family and it's so much fun!

    Academic Rigor

    So far the first year has been pretty relaxed but that is if you stay on top of your work. The teachers are also pretty understanding so there are some breaks.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's important to stay on top of your work and to get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a very friendly environment. It is very easy to fit in. There is always something to do so you will never be bored.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are fairly helpful and diligent. The university is constantly improving lighting and adding emergency help-boxes around campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want a small-town feel and great academic experience, without being burdened by an enormous amount of student loans should check out SEMO.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Beware of the Gum Tree and Cardio-Hill.

    Bang for the buck

    SEMOs tuition and fees make it a wonderful value. Even their out-of-state tuition is lower than most other in-state programs.

    What to do for fun

    The Historic downtown holds many hidden gems of our region's past. There area also features a wide array of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, camping, and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    While the staff and service of the dining services is friendly and efficient, the value of the meal plans was less-than-desirable.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were fairly crowded, but the staff was usually helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are often too lenient with academic requirements, but their engaging delivery of material fosters a deep appreciation of the subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to keep on top of deadlines. The registrar office is very strict on submission dates. Also, make sure you understand their DegreeWorks system before getting too deep into your intended major.

    In three sentences

    SEMO offers a small school experience within the context of a mid-sized public university. The main campus is located in a beautiful, and somewhat hilly area of historic Cape Girardeau, Missouri with views of the Mississippi River. The school also offers plentiful academic resources while still keeping the professor to student relationship open and approachable.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are these emergency towers all over campus too make it easy to call for help if you're in trouble! I've never needed to use one but I'm glad to see them all over and lit up at night. I do have to say that parking is a total other story.

    Clubs and Activities

    During the year there are tons of different activities all over campus but finding out about them is sometimes hard. Most clubs and events are advertised on bulletin boards and even written on the sidewalk with chalk.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who enjoys working out the recreation center has a great free gym with weights, machines, basketball courts, and a pool. Almost every building has a computer lab so if you like to study hard there are comfortable places all over campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is this gum tree on top of a hill that people who live in the Towers (big dorms) often have to walk up on their way to classes, the tree is almost completely covered in used gum! Gross but entertaining and fun if you have even contributed to the tradition.

    Bang for the buck

    Although cost is better than most there are hidden fees all over the place and that's not fun but the campus and classes are for the most part great.

    What to do for fun

    So many activities that are around campus. Plays, activities, clubs, and an awesome recreation center with a pool!

    Food and Dining

    The food at the UC is a good variety but expensive so I pack a lunch when possible. There are great close by places near campus too.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but from what I've heard from friends they are good.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are harder than others and some I don't find necessary but the proper studying in each class makes it possible to keep grades up.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use your resources and plan your classes wisely. It's likely you'll succeed if you try.

    In three sentences

    With the construction and recent parking changes it's not fun but hopefully worth it. Great environment and full of teachers that care about your achievement. Good price for the education but all the hidden fees are irritating.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Recreational services being provided basically for 12 to 16 hours allows you to become more athletically fit and stay in shape in the basketball courts. Sporting events from Division I athletes allow you to root for the home team and show team spirit to all putting extra effort on the athletic fields as well as balance educational life.

    Food and Dining

    Several options that open early enough for you to get something eat before class and allow you to get something if you have a later class or get off work at a late time. Food options such as Chick-Fil-A, Papa Johns, Smasher(an option that offers hamburgers/fries/and other deli options) Towers that offer all you can eat option, and or Rowdys that stay open to midnight or later and offer snacks and other food favorites(chicken nuggets, fries)

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is to a point required because it allows you to display your communication skills, the size of dorms is acceptable and accommodations such as washer/dryer and the floor's community room is a great place to hold floor events and even study. Resident Assistant make sure things are orderly and calm.

    Academic Rigor

    The degree opportunities and the prestige of the university is high and consistent. The extra effort you put into making sure you succeed educationally the teachers and others will make sure you do the same.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon getting accepted to school make academics your priority, don't be afraid to ask for assistance from professors or tutors provided in the library. Also become involved in on-campus events and social with individuals that you live on-campus with.

    In three sentences

    A great college with knowledgeable teachers great grad assistants and a wide range of degree programs. The extracurricular activities are great and consistent and I would recommend this university to most due to the small class sizes and the great learning opportunities one-on-one and group basics.

  • 01/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions. Find out your best options. Begin the process early!

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University had been extremely accommodating. It is possible to lead a very active life, work full time, and attend Southeast Missouri State University full time. The staff have been more than helpful in my transition back to college.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency polls all around campus i think we have about 50. You push the button and campus security answers immediately

    Greek Life

    We have lots of fraternities and sororites that fit any and every body. Ones that focus on academics, social, community service, honors ect.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs. To many to name. On the semo website is a full list and there is a club out there for everyone from debate, dance to clubs for different majors

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are looking for a college thats not small or huge but a nice size to get to know a wide range of friends

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gum tree at the top of cardiac hill. If you make it up the step grade while chewing gum at the top you put your gum on the tree. Its gross but pretty interesting

    Bang for the buck

    Its about the average cost of all colleges but you get alot out of it. I mean who doesnt think all college cost to much but semo is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Go to any sports game. Go to the aqautic center or either of the two rec centers. Or even go down to the river and go to the different shops and walk on the riverfront.

    Food and Dining

    Great! there are so many different places to eat on campus. The UC is the best place to go it has 8 different places to eat all in one building

    Dorm Life

    Staying in the towers complex is the most interactive many other dorms still have interaction but not as much as the four towers

    Academic Rigor

    If you do the work and put in the time and effort it shouldnt be that difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get into different clubs and activites it makes college life so much more fun and you get to make life long connections with people from all over the world.

    In three sentences

    Semo is diverse. Semo is fun. Semo was my first and only choice.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety on campus is quite impressive. All around campus we have emergency poles that have an emergency button on them that when you press it, it immediately puts you in contact with campus police. The campus police have also assured students that they can be at any of the emergency poles within less than five minutes.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are a sports person and want to play sports but not on a Southeast team, then you can play on an intramural team because there are always teams looking for more good players and it is just a great way to have fun. There is also an amazing indoor pool at the North Rec building that has a rock climbing wall and a zip line, which is where I spend most of my time at besides being in the gym. There are numerous clubs and activities on campus that would surely appeal to any student.

    What to do for fun

    Some of the things I do for fun is play football with the guys on my floor at the band field. We will literally play football for hours until we are exhausted. We also get together and play basketball at the North Rec for a couple of hours after we get done working out. I like to go to the pool for fun and hang out with some friends there. There is just so much to do on campus, from going to sporting events or plays to having movie nights on your floor in your dorm. If you cannot find something to do, then you can always find something to do in town, such as going bowling.

    Food and Dining

    The Southeast campus has one of the biggest food selections that I know of. There is everything from American food, to Mexican food, to everything in between. My favorite part is the breakfast at towers café. There is nothing better than waking up and going there to get a nice hot breakfast that taste really good. I also like that it is a buffet style breakfast so if you come with a big appetite, there will be plenty of food there to fill you up. My other favorite place is called Flip Side, their burgers are made to order and so are the fries, and it is really the fries I go there for because they are amazing. There are so many dining selections that it would take me a while to list them all, but I am truly happy that we now have a Subway on campus that just opened and a Starbucks that we got last semester.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Southeast is one of the best. The residence halls were designed for the students to have all of the comforts of being at home, without actually being there. Another great thing about dorm life is all of the new people that you will get the opportunity to meet. In my first year here, I have met everyone on my floor and almost everyone in my entire wing of the dorm. While I am friends with all of the people, I am really good friends with the guys on my floor. However, you will not just meet people from your dorm; you will surely meet people from other dorms as well from just walking around campus or meeting them in class. I truly like this campus because it feels like a home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    No matter what major you are going into, whether it is criminal justice or accounting, you are going to have classes that are extremely rigorous. My major is Biomedical Science so tough classes come with my field of study and I have already had a few tough classes in my freshman year, but if you put in the hard work that the classes require you will have no problems passing any of the classes. Also, if you find yourself having trouble with a class and the professor has tried everything they can to help you, you can always go to tutor services and they can find a tutor to help you. So while the classes are pretty rigorous, the Southeast staff is equipped and ready to help because they want to see you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first piece of advice I would give prospective students is to stay in a community style dorm during your freshman year. Community style dorms are a great way to meet people because you are always on the go to and from your room to do something so you are able to meet the other people in your hall, whereas in a suite style dorm, most everything can be done inside your room except for going to class. Another piece of advice I would give students is to keep your room door open while you are in your room. This lets other students know that someone is in there and most of the time they will walk in and introduce themselves if you have not already met, which is how I got to meet most of the people on my floor.

    In three sentences

    The Southeast campus is by far one of the most beautiful college campuses in Missouri. The campus is also very well laid out which makes it easy for students to get to and from classes on time, and the shuttles running around campus also help. Lastly, the faculty and staff are some of the nicest people I have met, they are always willing to help with any trouble you are having and can always find a way to brighten your day.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many intramural sports and activities to get involved in. We have sororities and fraternities and other social clubs. Also, we have division 1 athletics so the games are always fun and enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at Southeast is very good. Of course it can become repetitive, but they offer many food options as well as many healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great! I love living in my dorm and I have met so many new friends on my floor. It is a comfortable home away from home. I also love the location because it is close to all my classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major the classes can range from easy to hard. Just make sure you get things done on time and if you are having trouble ask questions or see a tutor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would give would be to be confident and don't worry about meeting new people because it happens naturally. Also, try and find clubs and groups that share similar interests as you. Don't be nervous for classes, the professors are great and if you have trouble with a class there are so many study and help options on campus!

    In three sentences

    Southeast has so many opportunities available for students. It has great class sizes. Lastly, there are many clubs and activities to become apart of and there is something for everyone.

  • 02/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They have police around at all time and they are very helpful

    Greek Life

    Many sororities and fraternities for students

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many clubs and activities on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Any students

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do on campus. They have many different activities that anyone can join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good for school food. There are many things to choose from also.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms are nicer than others but they are all suitable to live in. The halls have different activities to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, pay attention, be a good student.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University is a great school. The teachers are very helpful and they teach effectively. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Keep the campus clean and safe. Do not litter food and trash anywhere and ensure the safety of other prospective students.

    What to do for fun

    Involve yourselves in positive extra curricular based activities and try not to veer off from positive peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not sell yourselves short. Create your own master plan on what you plan to accomplish if you decide to attend this university. Stay focused and continue to work hard.

    In three sentences

    Great school. I feel that this school is very successful when handling prospective students. SEMO has a great campus,too.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of activities on campus to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    We prepared to work!

    In three sentences

    Great school!

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are pillars with emergency alert buttons all around campus, so I never have to worry about being harassed. I have never had anything stolen from me, nor has anything remotely dangerous ever happened to me while being on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved with Greek Life, but I am considering getting involved next year. Some sororities have reputations of being stuck-up, just like at every college ever. However, you have to remember that there are good and bad people in every aspect of society. Therefore you can't really label one sorority as inherently bad or stuck-up because of a few bad apples.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs and activities to choose from, and it's easy to get involved in whatever one you choose. There are always flyers advertising groups and organizations. If you miss the flyers, there are chalk drawings all over the sidewalks advertising them, too.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties, just as there are on any college campus, but there are other things to do besides party as well. Oftentimes Resident Assistants will plan activities for your floor, so go to those. Family Video is right off campus, so movie nights are a pretty common (and fun) thing to do as well.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty wide variety of restaurants on campus, so visit them all and mix things up. The on-campus Starbucks and Subway are the best things that have ever happened to me.

    Dorm Life

    My experience living in a dorm has been amazing. I made friends with the other people on my floor within the first week, and it feels like we have known each other for years. When I left for college I did not expect to gain a second family, but I definitely did.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor differs depending on one's major, but overall I would say that the classes and workload are manageable. If you put effort into your classes, there is nothing to worry about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meeting people and getting involved is the easiest part of college, so take advantage of that and do it instead of locking yourself in your room. No matter who you are or what your interests are, you will make friends. Everyone fits in somewhere. The people here are pretty friendly, including your teachers, so don't fear them. I suggest you get to know them by speaking up in class. Through the combination of being friendly with your professors and actually putting effort into your schoolwork, classes do not have to be stressful at all.

    In three sentences

    After only a few semesters at Southeast Missouri State University, I am already feeling confident and more prepared for a career in my field of study. Transitioning from high school to college was a breeze as everyone, even the professors, made me feel welcomed. I never expected to be this happy and have this much fun my first year as a measly, ankle-biting freshman.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, there is a park right by the campus, as well as the riverfront and little shops downtown. If you are over 21, there are quite a few bars downtown as well. There is also a shopping mall, mini golf, bowling alley and other fun things to do in Cape Girardeau.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is not the greatest, but it is edible. On the plus side, there are a lot of places to chose from when it comes to eating on campus, and you will quickly learn where the better food is at.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are okay, most of them are pretty nice. The RA's are there to help you. but don't bother you. The dorms are also a great way to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes are easy, but you still learn a lot from them. As long as you do the work you are assigned (and correctly), you should get an A or B in most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you start college, take it serious from the beginning. It is really hard to catch up and raise your GPA after it has taking a huge hit. But remember, it is your college years, so be serious is class but make sure you have fun when you can!

    In three sentences

    Semo is a great school. It is the perfect size and I love that it is easy to make new friends here. The classes scheduling is great because many classes are offered in class and online so you have lots of flexibility when creating your class schedule.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I find this campus to be very safe!

    Greek Life

    The most life changing thing that I have ever done in my life and the best decision that I have made. I cannot say enough how great it is to be Greek. I have learned so much and I love how I feel like a part of something. In Greek life you gain so many experiences that you will never get to have in your life again. You also have chances to really network with people and take on positions that will help you in your future!

    Great for these types of students

    ANY type of student will find a way to fit in here! Our campus is extremely diverse!

    Bang for the buck

    I give Southeast a lot of credit on what they offer to students. I just wish more students would get involved with different opportunities that they do offer! I think that this campus overall is a great campus and I honestly do feel like I get my bang for the buck overall. There are little things here and there that might need helping, but in general I am satisfied.

    What to do for fun

    I recommend playing intramural sports and also joining Greek life. Being Greek here at SEMO has been the best choice I have made so far. It is so much fun and I really love the experience that I have had so far with it.

    Food and Dining

    The food here at SEMO is nothing to really complain about. I think that Southeast tries to give us the best variety of things to choose from and I actually really appreciate all of the options that they provide for the students.

    Dorm Life

    I never had the chance to live in the dorms here at Southeast Missouri State University but I do have friends that have. I hear great things about most of the dorms and I really can say this is where you make a lot of your friends your first years of school.

    Academic Rigor

    In my opinion, I think that this University has some challenges in the professor department. I have had many professors in which I feel like I do not learn hardly anything from. I hear students complain about their professors all the time and this makes me sad to see that we are paying for an education and not getting the bang for our buck.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend living in the dorms your first year of college! Students really need to get the college experience and I think this is one of the best ways in doing so. I also recommend that students look into on campus organizations for example Greek life, Student Government, or other clubs you can volunteer for! Being involved is the best way to get a great experience and make friends!

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University is a very diverse campus filled with a great mixture of people. The learning atmosphere is not quite what I would expect from a four year college though. I think that this University could fix a few problems here and there about the school.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SEMO is one of the safest campuses ever. Period. I never worry about getting jumped or hurt even at 3am walking across campus. There's always emergency posts everywhere, and the campus police are always patrolling the campus at all hours. They are also very quick at responding to emergencies and take care of every problem that arrises efficiently and effectively.

    Greek Life

    Depending on which Fraternity/Sorority you join, you can have a great time. Lot of people involved with Greek life have said it's the best experience from college, and the friends they have there feel like family. Just be careful about what you get involved with. They're usually pretty good.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's got almost every sport available, so no matter what you play, you can find other people at SEMO who also want to play.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for students who really don't care where they go, as long as they can have fun and want a degree in what they love. It's got those things, and its cheap for college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is quite hill-y, with lots of ups and downs, but other than Cardiac Hill, the steepest hill on campus, there aren't that many big landmarks. There's the gum tree on top of Cardiac Hill, but it's dying because of all the gum on it.

    Bang for the buck

    For what you pay, SEMO is a great school. It feels like college, and you get the same degree that you would if you paid twice as much for a bigger college. The experience is worth what you pay.

    What to do for fun

    Most events on campus set up by the University are movies or small parties during holidays. If you want to have a great time, then you must create it with your friends. There is a movie theatre and restaurants, but if you want to do things that don't cost money, then hanging out with your friends is the way to go.

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food isn't great. It's enough to fill your belly, but just as it is with other colleges, you shouldn't pick pizza and burgers every meal, or you'll just get sick. If you make the right choices with food, you can't go wrong. The problem is, there aren't many choices in food. What's for dinner is what's for dinner, and it's not always top-notch.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you live, the dorms can be a great experience. Living with other people you didn't know previously it part of the experience, and as long as communication takes place, no problems occur. Some of the facilities feel a bit outdated though.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers know what they're teaching, and there isn't an overwhelming amount of work to be done, but enough to peak your interests and help you decide the right career choice for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're unsure of which college is right for you, and you don't really care that much where you should be, then SEMO will be right for you. It's just the right size, and still feels welcoming. By taking required classes, you can start to understand your passion and what you really want to do with your life.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is not small enough to recognize most students and feel at home, but big enough to feel like college and not high school. It also has a very good college town, which is small enough that, as long as you know where to do, you can really feel at home here. The academics are superb for the price you pay, and the classes are small enough so have many opportunities to talk with your professors one on one if you so desire.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from, but some of it is not so great.

    Dorm Life

    RAs are very helpful, dorms are large, and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a little tough, but if you fall behind or need help, there are many different way the university offers to help.

    In three sentences

    I believe that Southeast Missouri State University is a wonderful school. The campus is beautiful with many activities. The classes are small and well taught.

  • 04/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus provides lots of activities but unless you are either 21 or greek, there isn't much to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great especially now there is starbucks and subway on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorm for a year and it was great. In my opinion towers would be the best place to be because it is more social.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes aren't too hard but some can be challenging, it depends on what your major is also.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would stay in towers or the dorms for two years then move off campus.

    In three sentences

    The advisors are very helpful. Although it is a big campus, its definitely not as big as some of the other state schools. It is a very safe campus.

  • 04/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we have a gum tree were you put your gum on, its kinda gross

    What to do for fun

    the student activities council always have something planed that is fun and free to do for semo students

    In three sentences

    semo is a small community. semo has great professors. the school is all around great

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus safety is one of Southeast's greatest features. Campus police are patrolling the campus in vehicles 24/7. In addition to campus police, there are lit walkways throughout campus that have emergency towers in case anything happens. Students are encouraged to not walk alone and to always take the lit pathways.

    Clubs and Activities

    While the clubs and activities are something you have to go searching for, each club has it's own focus and goal. Joining a club or being involved in an activity opens up the doors for new friendships. Plus, being involved really helps you do better in school and looks great on your resume!

    Great for these types of students

    Southeast welcomes all students. Each student would be accepted into many different clubs and organizations as well as be able to find students with common interests. Southeast also welcomes many international students and integrates them into the university as much as possible.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek hill is a monumental spot for all those involved in fraternities and sororities. Even if you aren't involved in Greek Life, the music blasting from the Greek dorms can be heard almost anywhere on campus on a nice sunny day.

    Bang for the buck

    Southeast is a school that works with you on your finances to help you get the degree you want. In addition to great financial aid. The university has a textbook rental system. This system allows students to rent textbooks for 25.94 each and return them at the end of the semester. This saves a lot of money when you don't have to buy textbooks. Also, each residence hall has its own laundry facility. No change is needed, all you have to do is bring the soap!

    What to do for fun

    There is always some type of activity going on at Southeast. Whether it is a sporting event, or an event sponsored by the Student Activities Council, there is always something you can be doing. The Recreation Center has a lot of intramural sports opportunities as well as a pool that is fun to go swimming at! Fun events like, a hypnotist visiting and an ice cream social are just a couple of the things you can do on campus for fun.

    Food and Dining

    While the food might not be a 5-star restaurant, Southeast does a sufficient job in supplying food for each individual's tastebuds. In addition to a variety of foods, the food services on campus provide nutrition information for those that are trying to eat on the healthier side. We also have a lot of food chain restaurants on campus such as, Starbucks, Subway, Dominoes and a lot more.

    Dorm Life

    While most people would claim the dorms are not so great. Living in the dorms, especially community-style, gives you an opportunity to make friends with people that you live with. Also, living in the dorms has you close to everything that you need: food, laundry facilities, computer lab and all your classes are within walking distance!

    Academic Rigor

    While the school is pretty average when it comes to academic level of students. Each individual student chooses the academic rigor of their own schedule. You can choose to load up with several credit hours and honors classes. Or you can choose to take your time and not overwhelm yourself. It really just depends on the individual's learning abilities, study habits and their class schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you complete all necessary things by the deadline. Often times, you get reward for completing things early, such as priority housing or early class scheduling. Also, get involved as much as you can. As cliche as it sounds, Southeast always has activites to go to and it gives you the opportunity to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State is a large enough school that you don't know everyone that goes here. At the same time, the classes are small enough that you can get one-on-one time with professors who really care about you being successful. The community feeling you get while attending Southeast is what makes it such a great university.

  • 04/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Located very near SEMO is DPS (the Department of Public Safety) You can call them 24 hours a day for assistance and they also patrol around campus. I think one of the best things about here on campus is their emergency lights. They have emergency lights all over campus that you can push the button and be connected to someone immediately. Even if you're walking in the dark and just want someone to monitor where you're at and if you make it to your dorm safely, you can push the button as you go. Also, they have a locked door into your individual residence hall and another one from your louge to your rooms. Then one on your own door as well. At the River Campus, they have emergency phones down every hallway that all you have to do is pick up and it will connect you immediately with the police.

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about Greek Life here but there is A LOT of Greek housing and they get their own mailboxes here as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs here to participate in and many varieties in activies. SEMO's SAC hosted a hot air balloon that was absolutely FREE to ride. They also had a free Hypnotist show. With so many clubs and activities, there's always SOMETHING you can do. Personally, I take part in the Anime Party which is absolutely fabulous and everyone can get together and vote to watch anime and hang out.

    Great for these types of students

    SEMO is great for anyone worried about transition from High School to College or someone who wants a small college where you can get close with the teachers so you're not just another face in the crowd.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing everyone knows about on campus is the famous Cardiac Hill. It's a VERY steep hill that they put one of their many emergency lights on just in case you feel the need to press it for any reason. The tradition is that when you make it to the top, you take a piece of chewing gum and stick it to the famous Gum Tree. People also tend to take chalk and put You made it! up at the top.

    Bang for the buck

    Although parking has always an issue here, SEMO always works to improve itself. It's attendance rate is steadily increasing and more things are added to accomodate. They take what the students want into account and try to make things as best for us as possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs, activites, and events that take place here at SEMO. The River Campus (which you can take the River Campus shuttle to get to) usually has a play, musical, or performance that you can see, many of which are only three dollars with a student I.D. The best bet is to find a club you would be interested in where you have designated times when you get together and can meet people with common interests. There are also many events that are hosted either by SEMO's SAC or by a Sorority/Fraternity. One thing everyone likes to hear is free, and many things available on campus ARE free, you just have to be aware of what's taking place and when.

    Food and Dining

    SEMO is starting to offer more interesting food such as Starbucks and Subway, but some things won't fit into the alloted amount of money for a meal plan. That's just something to be aware of, but Rowdy's is open until midnight for those who prefer to stay up late and Tower's Cafe opens at seven on weekdays and ten on weekends. There are many places to eat, but you have to be willing to make the trip to get the food, which shuttles can help you get to place to place if you do not wish to walk.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life varies depending on where you're living at on campus. No matter what, you're going to be living around people you will like and people you won't particularly care for, but overall, dorm life is pretty average. Each floor has an RA which is just someone there to look after everyone and help with any questions you may have.

    Academic Rigor

    SEMO has the Honor's Program where you attend specific Honor's classes and fills out requirements to graduate under their program. It offers many opportunities and events.

    Tips for prospective students

    Applying for housing as soon as possible and pay attention to deadlines. If you aren't sure about something, don't be afraid to ask. Definately check out the clubs and activites around campus.

    In three sentences

    I believe SEMO is great for students who want the college life but not a large campus. SEMO is easy to navigate and everyone is really helpful. Many of the classes only consist of around 20 students, so it makes the switch from high school to college much smoother.

  • 04/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has these poles every so many feet that away if you are being followed or attacked you can press the button as you pass them and the campus police will be able to track where you are going to come and help. Also if you just feel unsafe you can press the button and someone will come and escort you back to your dorm or to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of student organizations. These organizations have a lot of events too. They even try to raise money for charity. Some of the events I have been too are Halloween party's, Carpe Demi, a masquerade ball, and some charity's include rely for life or march of dimes.

    What to do for fun

    I am in two student organizations that get together once a week to hang out and talk or play games. There are two rec centers and one has a big pool with a volleyball net, basketball goal, and a zip line. Me and my friends also hook video games and stuff out in our lounge and play games. Every other week the school has a movie night too, where you can go watch a movie for free and get a free drink and popcorn.

    Food and Dining

    There is a variety of places to eat but my favorite is the towers cafe because you can spend one meal and eat as much as you want, you eat your money's worth. If you want something fast and to go though they have a place called rowdy's and a subway.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. I love being in a area of my own but still being able to hang with friends. There is a lounge on each floor where you can hang out with friends. Each floor also has a little room for the students to study in if they can't get some quite in their room.

    Academic Rigor

    SEMO has all the classes I need to get my major and I have learned a lot. When I'm having trouble there is always someone to help. My professors welcome questions if I'm having a problems. If they are not available SEMO provides free tutors and there is a writing lab open during a majority of the time on week days.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to make important deadlines and don't be afraid to ask for help. There are no stupid question the people at southeast are very kind and caring so they won't mind answering any questions. There are tons of student organizations so don't be afraid to get involved either. Just make sure you don't bite off more than you can chew.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is an excellent school. There is always someone to help you whether it's by phone, email, or in person and the professors are great teachers and very understanding. The campus is easy to navigate and it's a great school with affordable prices.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Again I do not live on campus so i would not be able to rate this or give any advise on this topic.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the Dorms, I have never lived in the Dorms. I would not be able to rate this or give any advise on this topic.

    Academic Rigor

    AWESOME

    In three sentences

    I give SEMO a 10 with two thumbs up. I love this school and the school activities that are with this school. The teacher and students are welcoming and help you any way that they can.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel safe walking on campus

    What to do for fun

    The reslife at semo has fun activities for you to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food isn't that great

    Dorm Life

    Dorms aren't bad

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn what you want to do before you start college because you'll finish quicker.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is more affordable than most universities in Missouri. The teachers aren't to bad. It has a beautiful and safe campus.

  • 04/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You see DPS everywhere and they are on campus so it's very close.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved, but I have lots of friends that are and they love it. It's really fun and they do great things for the community. There isn't that much hazing and the very little there is, isn't hard at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to join. Think of something you like and I guarantee that there is a club for it. There is a club for fishing.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students who want to have a good time and get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gum tree at the top of cardiac is definitely an unusual location. People become so out of breath after they walk up this hill, that the tree on top of the hill is covered in gum that people put on it because they are so out of breath from walking the hill.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a good college education like a big school, but for a decent amount.

    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, free movie nights, free comedians, free pizza parties. Anything for free is usually fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are good places like Starbucks on campus. Towers Cafe can be a hit or miss though.

    Dorm Life

    Being able to have your own little space really makes you mature.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on who you have as teachers. Some are great and some can be not too good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go out every night because your grades will not be as good as they could be. Try and limit it to just the weekends to go out. Always look up professors on ratemyprofessor.com to make sure that the class you're signing up for has a teacher that really explains the material. Do not wait until the last minute to start papers. This isn't high school, teachers grade much harder.

    In three sentences

    I think Southeast Missouri State University is a great university to attend if you prefer the college experience with smaller class sizes. It has some great teachers and organizations. There are also many opportunities that they provide here to meet and get information from motivational speakers that they have come fairly often.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is pretty good at Southeast. The campus police are always on patrol at all times throughout the campus. They also post signs all over campus if there is a crime reported in the area to warn students which is very good to know in terms of safety.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is pretty average here. If you aren't a part of one its no big deal, no one will treat you any different. But, there are a variety of options when it comes to different Greek Life organizations, you just have to find the one that's right for you. Don't join if you really aren't interested, because Greek Life can be time consuming and expensive.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an average amount of clubs and activities available at SEMO. There are music educators organizations, student government organizations, intramural soccer teams, science organizations and so much more. There is always a variety of clubs and activities here at Southeast.

    Great for these types of students

    Southeast is a great school for students who are pursuing degrees in education. SEMO has a great staff of educators and is affordable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year on campus around October, there is a game called Zombie tag. This is a campus wide game and is very fun to play. Also, there is a Dance Marathon every year for charity that is very awarding to participate in.

    Bang for the buck

    Southeast is a very good quality school for education, especially for the price. SEMO is rated one of the top schools for education and is very affordable. With Southeast's tuition rates, you won't end up paying out the nose on loans after you graduate.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't really a whole lot to do around campus for fun, unless you are part of Greek Life. SEMO does have a casino downtown, but if you aren't 21 you're kind of out of luck. Mostly fun activities revolve around going to bars and social drinking with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is pretty average here. On campus dining gets boring after a while, especially if you live on campus and have a meal plan. There is some variety, but not a whole lot of options in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't for everyone, if you like to be surrounded by plenty of people all the time, places such as Towers Residence Halls or Merick Hall would be good for you. If you are more of a social recluse, go for Henderson Hall. It is a good place if you have trouble focusing on studies because there are limited distractions.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here such as General Studies aren't very difficult, especially if you're doing what you're supposed to such as studying, showing up to class, and turning in homework on time. But, sometimes classes can be hard depending on who your teacher is. Always review teachers online before you sign up for their class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend all classes and be there on time. Also, dedicate special hours for studying time and homework time to keep up with school work. Remember, you're the one paying for your education, so make it count!

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a great place for students pursuing degrees in education and also in the medical field. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the best, I would give SEMO a 9. One of the most important things about Southeast that is a determining factor for application is the very affordable price.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely worth the cost.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do! Fraternities and Sororities are an option that people partake in at Southeast. There are intramural and club leagues for different sports. Organizations and clubs have events a few times a month, and there is also rec centers for students to use with pools, gyms, and rock walls.

    Food and Dining

    The food and choices that Southeast has are pretty good. They have different restaurant choices and regular cafeteria food you can pick from. They also have a Starbucks which is also great!

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus, but from what I hear they are very nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Southeast has some classes that are pretty rigorous, but there are also classes that don't have a high difficulty level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities and make friends while you're at school because it makes things a lot better in the long run. Be interactive in classes and keep up with homework.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a great college! The professors are friendly and willing to help anyone. There are also tons of activities and things to do on campus and the area around it!

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Little to no violence and/or illegal activity on-campus or in surrounding area.

    Greek Life

    Seems to be a way to become involved and make life time connections with people you barely knew a couple months ago but end up being best of friends. Standards and requirements to become members are strict but manageable.

    Clubs and Activities

    Large variety of clubs(religious/non-religious) that are diverse usually free of charge and allow you to interact with the general public, get to know a wide variety of people on campus and possibly meet students from across the world.

    Great for these types of students

    Social oriented, individuals who want to experience the university lifestyle without being one of a 100 students in a class. Self-motivated individuals who don't mind receiving additional advice from great teachers and older undergraduate students such as Resident Assistant, graduate assistants, and even athletic coaches who see you in the gym on a regular basis.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    The constant renovations to historic buildings, recreation centers, and dorms for the still lower prices compared to other colleges and universities makes choosing Southeast Missouri State University a great choice.

    What to do for fun

    Recreation centers that stay open mostly all day, year round intramural, and other on-campus events allows all to become involved and most that are bored are bored by choice. Active floors in dormitories often lead to competitive matches in video games and even board games.

    Food and Dining

    Just like any other aspect in your life food is good but can become something that you get tired of. There are a few restaurants that have variety and the arrival of Starbucks and Subway always seems to make the good outweigh the bad if you have to eat on-campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dormitory life is usually social, depending on the amount of items you bring space shouldn't be an issue at all. Resident Assistants are great people to get to know and communicate with even when you don't have an issue. Overall clean techniques of custodians and maintenance technicians are above average.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic standards are manageable but exceeding and not just meeting standards should remain the goal of all students. Assistance from professors and graduate assistants is usually available. A degree from an accredited university along with great academic performance usually leads to graduate school acceptance or finding of a career not a job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Upon attending classes it is suggested to know where your classes are and average time to arrive to them from dormitory. Becoming involved in on-campus and even off-campus will make overall educational experience worthwhile. Diversity allows you to possibly make lifetime friends from different races, religion, and other human characteristics.

    In three sentences

    Well-rounded community that has a diverse community of students and teachers that are friendly and are willing to help you as long as you are willing to help yourself. Dining options are complex and constantly expanding. Degree options are widespread and possible to complete in four years or less.

  • 05/14/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The most affordable college I have ever visited!

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and student organizations to get involved in. I think if you can't find a club you are interested in, you are not looking hard enough!

    Food and Dining

    The variety is endless. There are food places you would find back home right on campus! Some dorms have good food too, like Merrick Hall.

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are spacey! even the community style housing has just he right amount of space for roommates!

    Academic Rigor

    The education at SEMO is great! Classes are super easy. You can never fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready to have fun away from home!

    In three sentences

    Southeast has a really nice campus with clean and spacey living options. The food on and off campus is great, the have a wide variety of food to choose from. You don't have to worry about gaining the Freshman 15 because of the hills, so it's easy to stay fit.

  • 05/28/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Greek Life

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Clubs and Activities

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Great for these types of students

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Bang for the buck

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    What to do for fun

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Food and Dining

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Dorm Life

    I do not physically attend this college but instead take courses through my high school for dual credit.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered through dual credit college courses are challenging and difficult at times. However, I strive to ensure I understand all aspects of each course and make the best grade I am capable of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to ensure they are proficient in studying techniques and taking examinations. The courses offered are courses that are required for my intended major and have given me greater insight into future courses I must register for. Prospective students need to ensure they take the courses offered in the correct order so that they are well prepared for the next course in the ladder of education.

    In three sentences

    I am taking dual credit courses for high school and college credit from Southeast Missouri State University and have completed 2 courses so far. The college is affordable and the classes are easily communicated. I would recommend all high school students receive information pertaining to the dual credit program from this university.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. All the dorms are not accessible to anyone who does not have a key to the building i.e. someone who does not live there. There are multiple, more than 20 something, emergency buttons across campus that will call directly to DPS, The Department of Public Safety, and they will come to you and know your exact location with the emergency button that was pushed.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about greek life, for I am rushing in the fall, but most of the greeks are really great. The Pikes, Pi Kappa Alphas have a rep for drugging girls at parties and raping them or just raping them. Most of those guys are no longer in the Fraternity, but there is not guarantee that they didn't pass down the ways to the newer brothers. Any girl who hangs out with them needs to be careful when they do and make sure they always watch their drink.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are numerous clubs for everyone to join and it's lots of fun. Get involved in a club that involves your major, they do lots of great things. The Pre-Vet club goes to the zoo, and shadows veterinarians on projects that they're doing.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone! There's something for everyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman Friday. JK, not really. The marching band has Freshman Friday when the freshman & new students take all the equipment back up to the band building. Nothing too bad. Tailgates before games, and the student section is always live!

    Bang for the buck

    Out-Of-State students loose a lot with tuition. It is very expensive. I paid 10,000+ my last semester with 17 credit hours. Do what you can to apply for as many scholarships and grants that you can.

    What to do for fun

    The rec centers are great for working out. The North rec has tons of different activities that one can do along with the aquatic center at North rec. There are also several sand volleyball areas around the dorms where you can play. Ive only seen the one by Towers but Ive heard there are others. When the band is not on the band field a group of people can get together and play soccer or Frisbee.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. Some things can and will make you sick though if you are not used to it. I had Gerd before coming to SEMO and after eating a lot of the marinara sauce my Gerd was agitated and started to bug me again. So if you have a weak stomach slowly introduce the school food to your system.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic! The Staff are all very helpful and friendly. I enjoyed my dorm life. The false alarm fire alarms are pretty annoying though and become very troublesome.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors are great! They all teach differently, but they all give you the information you'll need to do well in the class. Most of them reply to emails quickly, but if they are busy or have a lot of stuff to grade or emails to return it will take awhile. Just wait patiently.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your classes accordingly. Give yourself enough time to get to class and if you live in Towers where I do then be sure to plan in some elevator time while youre getting ready to go to class. When the elevators get busy they will be slow and you could be late to class. With classes, don't overdo it your first semester, if youre not used to having 6 classes don't take 18 credit hours. Or a 8 in a combination of 1 & 3 credit classes. 12 is full time, but if you feel like you can handle more try 15. Just don't go overboard, the classwork can get away from you.

    In three sentences

    A great place to meet friends. The people are friendly. The school is just fantastic in general. I am very happy to be a Redhawk on the Southeast campus!

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are intermural sports. You can rush for a sorority or fraternity. You could join youth groups, that do very exciting mission trips.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat here, even if you are a picky eater.

    Dorm Life

    The student body is very mannerly and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very high in academics. SouthEast offers many majors and minors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the school online, or in person. It is a very good place to further your education.

    In three sentences

    The professors care very much about their students. The teaching ethics here are not just memorizing work, but knowing the material. The student body is very friendly and helpful.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    All around campus there are security poles that have lights at the top of them so they are easy to find. If you have any sort of problem, you just hit the emergency button and help is on the way. I feel 100 percent safe on my campus and I believe all my fellow peers would say the same.

    Greek Life

    Like I said above, our Greek life is simply amazing. They always seem to have a lot of fun and I can honestly say that each chapter is well put together.

    Clubs and Activities

    I considered joining a sorority but I decided not to because of personal reasons. I do enjoy everything they do though and have quite a few friends from each of the sororities and fraternities.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and every kind of student is welcome. We have so many different ethnicity's that it makes it more interesting.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a gum tree at the top of cardiac hill; cardiac hill is a giant hill that a always a challenge to go up. You are supposed to stick a piece of gum in your mouth and it is said that by the time you get up the hill that it will lose all it's flavor then you are supposed to stick it on the gum tree.

    Bang for the buck

    Although Southeast Missouri State University has i's perks, there are a few downfalls. I always seem to have a difficult time when dealing with financial aid, that is if I can get a hold of them. Besides that, I would say I only have a few minor complaints.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, I hang out with my friends almost everyday. Sometimes we'll just hang out on the floor and watch movies during the week nights. On the weekends I usually go to the fraternity parties and socialize.

    Food and Dining

    There is a vast amount of food selections which means you can have just about whatever your hearts desire. They have a buffet style place that you can eat at or get to go, in Towers Cafeteria. That was where I would usually get food from and I was pleased for the most part.

    Dorm Life

    I have had plenty of memorable experiences living in the dorms and it's bitter sweet knowing that I'll be living off campus from now on. Community style was the route I went for my two years of living on campus an I loved just about every second of it.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel like I am receiving an excellent education from Southeast Missouri State University. Anytime I have a question, I can almost always find help solving the problem by asking a fellow peer or teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with an open mind because that will help you in the long run. Make as many friends as possible and don't be afraid to expand your horizons. The opportunities are limitless so definitely take advantage of it.

    In three sentences

    In the past years of attending Southeast Missouri State University, I have come to realize that it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The campus is very diverse which has given me the chance to learn more about other countries and their customs. They have a lot to offer to their students and I don't think I could have picked a better school.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This university learnt me many things about life, career and everything.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Jogging.

    Food and Dining

    The food is bad. The only foods that are so-so are in the Uc, which are very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Small and expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are nice. The library is nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare your food. The food here is terrible.

    In three sentences

    The fee is nice. The library is very good. The scholarship is poor.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch. The is always a DPS officer within arms reach and there are contact boxes all within view of each other spread all across the campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a big part of Southeast. If you have never though about joining a fraternity i would say this, you never know unless you try. The greeks love having fun and sharing the almost sibling rivalry kind of relationships. There are lots of school related activities and not school related ones to take part in.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of clubs on school grounds and some that meet off campus. There is a great recreation center with everything you could need to have a good time. 2 pools, hot tub, basketball courts and weight rooms, There is also a few parks and fun places to go out and explore in Cape Girardeau.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is good there is a lot of choice all around campus. Great restaurants if you get tired of the cafeteria food and want to switch it up or the other way around. All of it is conveniently placed around the campus not just in one place.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is good. You meet a lot of new people very rapidly and have chances to get to know them through a lot of school funded activities.

    Academic Rigor

    There is something for everyone. There is a wide variety of classes and a variety of different levels of classes. Be it honors classes all the way down to algebra.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are lots of opportunities to take advantage of and a lot of different activities to be a part of. Try out new things and you might just find something you like.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is the university of first choice. First choice for students to attend. Also the first choice for employers.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Not yet attended

    Dorm Life

    Not yet attended

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are sercurity guards that constantly circle the campus for the safety of students. However, surrounding neighborhoods are not so safe. There were several robbings that occured last year at off-campus houses. Another good reason to live on-campus. There is also a 24-hour security number any student can call in case of an emergency.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a lover of Christ and want to get close to God, join Baptist Student Union If you love volunteering and helping out the community, join Circle K International If you love the Spanish language, join Spanish Club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a HUMONGOUS hill by a dorm called Towers. Every students must walk up it at least once, just to say they survived. It's called Cardiac Hill among all the students and for good reason. It is quite the leg workout.

    Bang for the buck

    Southeast is one of the more cheaper universities in Missouri. For 13,000-15,000, you get awesome teachers, comfortable dorm, lots of food, sports teams, tons of extra curricular activities to choose from, a best of all, a solid education. Southeast is the place to go!

    What to do for fun

    About 5 blocks from campus is Broadway street where students go to let loose. There are many bars and clubs where students can get together to have a good time. Sororities and Fraternities often throw themed parties at the clubs on Broadway. As for on-campus, there's always some entertainment and fun activities for students. Southeast host theatrical plays, famous guest speakers (like John Legend!), Carpe Diem, movie nights, ect. Other fun activities include: Brinner Night, where students pig out on favorite childhood cereals and pancakes at 9 p,m. International Student night (Carpe Diem)- theres an international food buffet, entertainment from all the international students and guest performances Salsa Dancing day- hosted by Spanish Club. Free salsa dancing lessons!

    Food and Dining

    There are soooo many places to grub at Southeast! Theres a breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet. There's a Subway! There's a Starbucks! There's a Chick-Fil-A! There's a Papa John's! And there is also a huge salad bar, burger & fry joint, Mexican food express, and a Chicago-style food place. You will never get hungry at Southeast! There are different meal plans you can choose from depending on how often you eat during the week. The food is reasonably priced. I give this 4 stars because some of the food places close too early and are not open on weekends.

    Dorm Life

    LIVE ON CAMPUS! Living on campus enhances the whole college experience. You get to be closer to your classes, which gives you extra sleep time in the morning (who wouldn't want that). You will most likely have a roommate, which gives you an opportunity to meet someone new and/or learn about their culture (there are MANY international students at Southeast). The Residental Assistants and Hall Directors always throw themed parties, movie nights, game nights, craft nights, and much more! P.S. If you are looking for a dorm that is not expensive, has a good upkeep, and a positive atmosphere, stay in Cheney Hall ;)

    Academic Rigor

    Students who come to Southeast are not there just to blow off 4 years. Southeast students are driven and focused. Academics are number 1 priority at Southeast. Students strive daily to push themselves academically, opening there minds to learn new and exciting things. Southeast offers FREE tutoring to all students. Tutoring is not available for every subject. However, there are always study groups or private time with teachers for additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with a clear path. Changing majors is common but is best to be avoided to save time and money. Get involved! There are TONS of extra curricular activities to get involved in. Everything from game-system clubs to faith-based groups. Stay on campus. It has been proven that students who stay in a dorm tend to do better academically than students who live off-campus.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University provides a safe and and welcoming atmosphere for students to comfortably pursue an education. Southeast employees a great staff that's eager to give students a lasting education. At Southeast, there's something for every students and every interest!

  • 09/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is great. The campus police are always close and there is always an emergency station nearby no matter where you are on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO many clubs and activities. No matter what you like to do there is bound to be a club that you will love.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of SEMO is cheaper than most, but it is not the cheapest by far. You must also make sure to stay on top of the financial aid people and ALWAYS ask for a receipt.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for dining on campus. Make sure you try them all because the same ones everyday gets old fast.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not very large but are large enough. The showers are by far the smallest. If you take short showers you are fine and if not, you will learn to take short showers.

    Academic Rigor

    Most teachers send around a sign in sheet so they know whether you were in class or not. And most teachers will be more than glad to help you if you have a problem. The classes themselves can be challenging but some are a breeze.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get out there and enjoy your time on campus.

  • 10/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    At Southeast Missouri State University students who live on and off campus favor on campus dining. The cafe options range from fast food chains to the on campus market and bistro.

    Dorm Life

    At Southeast Missouri State University students who live on campus are considered to be the most involved.

    Academic Rigor

    Students at Southeast University State University are very academic. The institution was founded as one of the first west of the Mississippi River. Therefore, all of the colleges and programs at Southeast have high standards for those admitted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who are considering Southeast Missouri State University should consider joining a campus organization, or club, by becoming involved. Student involvement is one of the greatest attributes to Southeast.

    In three sentences

    Southeast Missouri State University is a diverse institution. With diversity, Southeast offers a variety of learning tools and sources to enhance their students' knowledge. The university itself provides a learning experience to those who live on and off campus.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There are Emergency posts all throughout campus where you can immediately contact 911. Also, I see officers daily, patrolling the campus and parking lots.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations you can take part in at SEMO. I always hear students talking about the latest party thrown at the University Center and how awesome our football team did the night before.

    Food and Dining

    SEMO offers cultural food, as well as your standard pepperoni pizza. The food is great and is always prepared timely. Vegetarians are offered several choices and the Starbucks is phenomenal!

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter student, but I hardly hear anyone complain about living the dorm life here at SEMO.

    Academic Rigor

    SEMO challenges students, while helping them along the way. They urge you to reach your fullest potential.

    Tips for prospective students

    SEMO is a great place to further your education. You will be assigned your own personal counselor who will help you throughout your whole educational career.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is a really great school to attend. They offer a variety of degrees and majors. Also, there are many organizations for anyone to take part in.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I haven't heard anything too crazy on campus. DPS is always on it, they don't play! The firefighters always get to the campus pretty fast.

    Greek Life

    Hmm, don't know too much about it, but to me the greeks are typically separated by race. All the Deltas are black, most of Delta Chi is white, expect for like one black guy in there, there was another but he left the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs from sororities, and fraternities, to clubs related to your major.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to live away from home, but not too far away. Specifically, for students that live in St. Louis, or other towns in Missouri. If you want diversity in a school, this school would be a good fit for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well everyone knows about the gum tree, and cardiac hill, of course, those are pretty much the two traditions I know of as of now.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to the mall, movies, or out to eat, there are plenty of restaurants available off campus. If you're 21 and over, there are bars, and clubs you could go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, you get tired of it after-while. I eat a lot of Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Towers, and Rowdy's on the campus. Sono is pretty good, and I love Dippin Dots of course, because I love ice cream!!!

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't recommend Towers East to any freshmen, because they have too many fire alarms that go off, typically late at night like 1 o'clock, 3 o'clock in the morning which isn't cool. But if by chance that's what you can afford at the moment go for it. Vandiver, Myers, Merick, New Hall, and Towers North are really nice! I highly recommend them!

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your grades. Utilize the different resources on campus. Such as: the library, writing labs, etc. If you need a tutor in any subject, like math for instance, don't be afraid to ask for a tutor in the academic support center, I MEAN THEY ARE FREE!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS! Don't go out, and party every weekend. Whenever you go to parties at night go in a group or at least with one other person. Work while attending school if you feel like you can balance the two. Ask questions, no question is a stupid question. Get involved with the campus. If you see someone whose different from you try not to judge them, because you could end up having a lot in common with them.

    In three sentences

    Southeast has that small town feel to it, its only about 2 hours away from St. Louis, MO, which is more of a larger city. The campus is very diverse, and for the most part the professors take their job seriously, and are willing to help you if you are struggling in an area of the class.

  • 01/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a gum tree. Actually it's the second gum tree. There is this masive hill on campus that is refered to as cardiac hill because it feels like you're having a heart attack by the time you get to the top. At the top is a tree that everyone sticks their gum on. The idea is that by the time you get to the top, the gum has lost it's flavor.

    Food and Dining

    It's hit or miss in the cafeteria. Sometimes it's great, sometimes not so much. The other places on campus are pretty good though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great. My hall director knows everyone and we have a great community. They also have lots of storage which is AWESOME!

    Academic Rigor

    It's fairly good. Maybe it's because of my major, but I sometimes find myself bored in my classes because I have already learned what is being taught.

    Tips for prospective students

    Walk up and down stairs and hills. Trust me.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is a welcoming campus with very kind, friendly people. There are many different kinds of people, making it easier to find new friends. It is also a SUPER hilly campus.

  • 01/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SEMO is extremely big on safety, there are emergency polls almost everywhere that can get DPS (Department of Public Safety) to you within seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs to choose from, there's always something to do.

    Great for these types of students

    People who love diversity and fun activities will feel very at home at SEMO.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gum tree in an unusual tradion. It's right after Cardiac Hill, you have to be here to experience it

    What to do for fun

    Getting to go shopping on the weekends thanks to the shuttle service that takes you downtown for the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Some many food places that are all free with your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great and there are lots to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    If you keep up with everything, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Laundry is free The meal plans are awesome The people here are really nice and helpful

    In three sentences

    SEMO is everything I intended my future college to be. Fun, welcoming, and comfortable. The actual campus is lovely.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Okay, as far as I know. I have not had any problems. Got a ticket on my car, when I had a permit already,but they canceled that when I brought it in and complained

    Greek Life

    I am sorry, I dont know much about it. I believe there are some service fraternities which I think would be good. worth checking out. I believe Honors program is more beneficial.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs. You will have to check out what you are interested in. I am in the equestrian club and I swim.

    Great for these types of students

    Would be great if you lived within 2 hrs and could go home. I live a long way away, and dont get to go home very often. But have taken the Amtrak which is very inexpensive, but takes all day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I heard about some buildings with secret tunnels and spirits. I donot really know of any unusual traditions. But if you check into it, you might find out more info.

    Bang for the buck

    Student services has some free stuff going on sometimes . The arts department has some good things to see. I think there is a shuttle to St. Louis. I drive up there to shop the outlet malls.

    What to do for fun

    The Rec center has a lot of stuff to do. I like to swim. Equestrian team is open to all who apply.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. I am kind of a health food fan. And not so much of that. So I grocery shop and make most of my own

    Dorm Life

    We had a pair of suitemates to begin with who were nothing like us, stayed up late, very loud, and not friendly. They moved out to a less expensive dorm, and we got another suitemate who was WAY worse. Played music/video games till 5 a.m. during mid terms and finals weeks. Lots of problems. HOWEVER, the residence hall manager was VERY helpful in finding us a new room with fantastic suitemates and we moved at semester. We are very happy with our living situation. New Hall is very nice and very convenient to our classes. Advice: Make sure you pick not only your roommate but also your suitemates

    Academic Rigor

    Get tutoring for every class on the first day whether you think you need it or not. You will be surprised when tests start coming in and the tests don't cover anything you have had in class. A tutor or upper class man mentor who has had that professor before could advise you on how to do better on these quizzes and tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get tutoring for every class on the first day whether you think you need it or not. You will be surprised when tests start coming in and the tests don't cover anything you have had in class. A tutor or upper classmen mentor who has had that professor before could advise you on how to do better on these quizzes and tests.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is a very nice school and most instructors care about the students, however I had 2 very difficulty instructors who tested on material never covered in class. I had difficulty at first finding tutoring and the procedures on this were not readily available, which would have helped me a lot if I could have had the tutoring from the beginning. Now that I am second semester I feel like I have figured out where to get help, so I think it would be a great system to pair freshmen up with an upper classmen for the first semester either as suitemates or as mentors in a mentoring system.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rated as one of the safest campuses in Missouri, but parking is limited so you have to walk a long way to get to your car and it's a little scary at night. Campus is spread out and numerous city streets run through it.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of choices both on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices both on and off campus

    Dorm Life

    New dorms are being built. Older dorms are very small. I'm not in a dorm so I really can't rate this.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are tough, but again it depends on who is teaching the class as to whether or not you will learn anything and ace vs. fail the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read reviews of instructors if you can find them or ask fellow students. Like most colleges, some professors are awesome while others are absolutely horrible and should not be teaching.

    In three sentences

    Southeast is a good school for the price of tuition. I would give it a high rating. They offer a wide variety of classes/degrees.

  • 04/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Baritoville..... Just try it.

    What to do for fun

    SAC is a great way to get involved or be apart of the activities on campus. They have artists come and perform, and my favorite is the free Midnight movie at the Cinema in town.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, because the campus is so big, you may get used to the food that is closer to your dorm. Don't be afraid to take the shuttle somewhere and switch it up a bit.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms can be fun and I would recommend them for incoming freshmen! The room sizes are adverage. But in my opinion, they are a bit too small for me. The good news is that there is an entire dorm dedicated to single rooms only. It's a great option for non-traditional students, late transfers, or if you just like your own space. You'll still get to make friends, my floor mates are my closest friends compared to the roommates I've had before.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay focused! It's easy to find parties and meet new friends, just make sure you are still studying and doing homework because it will come back and bite you, if you're not being responsible.

    Tips for prospective students

    College may seem a lot to take in during the first year but just take baby steps, write down everything you have to do/accomplish and complete the list one bullet point at a time. Put the things at the top of the list that are urgent and important, and the not so important things on the bottom. Mom and Dad WILL bug you about your responsibilities, but they're YOUR responsibilities so take charge, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    In three sentences

    If you're looking to save some money and have a great college experience, go to SEMO. The Theatre Department was just accredited which means there are going to be more classes and faculty to help you grow and become a better performer. I am a transfer student, not knowing what I wanted to do and I have never been happier with my educational career.

  • 05/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I love how safe this campus is. Every few distances there are emergency poles with blue lights on them. Each one has an emergency button that alerts campus police to come to that location. They have a very fast response time, and it makes me feel very safe walking home from the library at night or going for a quick midnight jog.

    Greek Life

    I am not sure of the number of Greek life frats or sororities we have, but I think 85% of the people I met are Greek. SEMO and Greek Life are one.

    Clubs and Activities

    SEMO is a very very active campus. There is always something going on whether its concerts, parties, or competition. SEMO is not a hard campus to get involved in.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    SEMO's campus has this large hill called Cardiac' because they say after you walk up it you will go into cardiac arrest. It is very steep! At the top of this hill is a tree that everyone sticks there gum on because they are too tired or out of breathe to chew it. This tree is called the 'gum tree'.

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said I am a Pre-med student and so the advising department is not helping very much, but fro any other majors SEMO is a great campus and very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    SEMO is Greek life affiliated, which means there are a lot of fraternities and sororities. If you like partying then that is right up your alley, but if you enjoy outdoors a few miles off campus is a great Mississippi River view and the Trail of Tears.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent, but not very healthy so watch the college weight!

    Dorm Life

    I really like SEMO's dorms and the Resident Life here is really involved and there are constant activities fro on campus students.

    Academic Rigor

    SEMO is like any other college. The professor expect you to take responsibility for your own grades and attendance. If you want to succeed follow the three rules; Attend, Study, and Relax.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a Pre-Medical student I would not recommend SEMO. They do not have a program built for potential medical students, but they have a great nursing program.

    In three sentences

    SEMO is a beautiful campus. Guidance at SEMO can be hard to come by. SEMO has amazing teachers.