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  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 1 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Warrensburg is a smaller university town. Does have a wal-mart, a few shopping stores, and movie theatre. I always see a friendly face at least once a day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the UCM site and use the tuition calculator. It gives you a good estimate of cost at UCM, you can even type in scholarship amounts and it will subtract that from your cost. Talk with your professors. Exchange phone number or email with someone in all your classes in case you miss a day or have questions.

    Bang for the buck

    With commuting, I save a lot of money, so I wouldn't be much help with dorm prices. It's still expensive, but cheaper than your bigger university's.

    Am enjoying being here

    I commute so I don't attend all campus activities. Most of the class sizes are less than 30. You get a lot of interaction time with your professor and most will call you by your name.

    Am learning a lot

    I can honestly say I learned a lot my first semester of my freshman year. All the professors I had did a good job at teaching except for the exception of one. Most of the professors will throw in a joke, or try to at least, once in a while. The professors within my major are very supportive and always there when you need to talk to them!

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 2 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is a local movie theater that everyone loves to go to because it is so affordable. also the campus puts on a lot of events year round to keep us entertained.

    Food and Dining

    the food here is great and with multiple dining halls you will never go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms here are fairly large and you get a bathroom in your room so you don't have to walk down the hall.

    Academic Rigor

    this is a challenging school but the teachers are here to make sure you get through it.

    Tips for prospective students

    always be on time for class and turn in assignments when they are due. also get involved in campus activities.

    In three sentences

    this is a great school to attend. there are small classroom sizes and teachers who really care. this is an awesome place to make friends for life.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 3 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Campus Police are always available when you need them. There are many emergency stations available around campus also.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big on campus. There are many sorority and fraternity complexes around campus. They also host many events throughout the year.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that are offered year round. You have Greek organizations and more other groups that will fit your personality.

    Great for these types of students

    UCM is great for every school for all students including traditional, non-traditional, and international.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have two children. So there are two day cares on campus available for students with children trying to continue their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a very affordable school with many great job and school opportunities available to you.

    What to do for fun

    I like to attend football, basketball, and volleyball games. I also use to recreation center to exercise.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is the best at UCM!. All of the chefs put love into their cooking to provide the best dining experience ever.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life allows you to meet new friends and to be more involved on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    UCM works very closely with the students making sure that we keep our grades and GPA up. There are many academic tutoring programs free to students in every subject available.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Fill out your fafsa early 2. Register for classes early. 3. Be on time and prepared for each class every semester.

    In three sentences

    UCM is a great family oriented school. All the faculty and staff work well with others and students. There are many great opportunities available here at UCM.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 4 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to walk about the campus and just take it all in. It's nice to just walk around the campus on a nice day.

    Bang for the buck

    This past summer about 3 different residence halls got ALL new furniture, including: xl beds and mattresses, desks, and chairs. The lofts that you can rent are really nice and easy to set up. The school plans on re-furnishing the rest of the residence halls in the next few years since the cost is high to re-furnish. The largest residence hall, the one I currently reside in, also just received a new alarm system that can detect almost anything to alert the residences. And the dining hall food isn't too shabby also. And the new fitness center is huge and has a lot more available than the current Multipurpose Building and it's soon to open.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being on this campus. It's a quick and easy walk from place to place and nothing is really that far from where ever you are. The sporting events are a blast! And the teams are really good. I also love the Greek system. I have had many good experiences here so far.

    Am learning a lot

    In the classes that would help me in my major I learn a lot, but the classes that have nothing to do with the major don't really help that much. In most of my classes I have TONS of notes of stuff that I've learned and in those classes I learn a lot.

  • 07/21/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -small town kids - don't have a lot of money, rather cheap school - people willing to make NEW friends - also fantastic Greek Life

    Tips for prospective students

    UCM can be a good school but you need to know that it is a small town. Not a lot to do here.

    Bang for the buck

    UCM is really old. As far as housing and such all the dorms are old, and not very easily kept by the cleaning staff. The cost of attendance currently is around 16,000+ and you are paying for a new workout centre and it isn't something the average student, basically UCM is not about the students, it is about appearance.

    Am enjoying being here

    Said to be a party school, but not really it is just a rather small college town. Close to KC, Mo so you are close to great concerts, art, and shopping.

    Am learning a lot

    I learned a lot in MY major. But as a freshman I felt that a lot of the staff in the science department was not helpful and not very knowledgeable at all. However I did actually do well in a math class; I had the best math teacher I have ever had.

  • 05/10/2011

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

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 6 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    Tips for prospective students

    transfer and transition services are extremely help full at UCM and will tell you exactly what classes you should take at the junior college if you attend one before you transfer so you don't waste money the sooner you contact them the better off you will be

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest schools in missouri and the country for that matter yet they have great job placement

    Will enjoy being here

    Haven't been there long but they have lots of clubs and all the people are friendly and its just a wonderful environment

    Will learn a lot

    Good teachers and small class sizes

  • 02/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the entire campus feels like a community. the feeling of safety and peace dominates. there is also the safe team patrols that roam the campus, just in case something happens or a student does not want to walk back to their in the dorm at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many opportunities to join intramural teams, bands, extracurricular groups, and the like. the only reason one isn't in a group is because they don't want to be.

    Bang for the buck

    classes, food, and on-campus living is very affordable and offer a great deal. there probably isn't a better deal in the state.

    What to do for fun

    there are a lot of options of how to spend on'es free time. you could go to the gym with friends, go bowling in the union, or go to a coffee shop to study or hang out.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great compared to campus dining at other schools. at every meal you get at least four or five options, and they have great classic food such as pizza and burgers.

    Dorm Life

    great place to live. the dorms are nice and newly refurbished. campus housing here is very convenient and it takes less than 10 minutes to walk anywhere on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    it has challenged me, yet i feel like, if you work hard, you can do really well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend to work hard in high school and prepare for college. the teachers here will challenge you, but also help you along with your studies, and possibly after your graduation.

    In three sentences

    it is a great place to live and to study. i have met lifelong friends here after only one semester. i could not imagine a better school for me.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    UCM is in a small town, so there's the basic activities that any town can provide. For those who are over 21, there's always Pine Street with all the bars, but for those under 21 there's a movie theater, and of course the many late-night Walmart trips. On campus there's a bowling alley open daily, lots of activities put on by student organizations, and there's always awesome movies playing in the Student Union for free with the comfiest recliners you've experienced in your life. My friends and I would usually grab people on our floor to watch a movie and have our own little theme nights to keep ourselves entertained for free. There's always something to do!

    Food and Dining

    Just like in any other campus, there are good food options and bad food options. There's always a salad bar and a sandwich station and of course you have to have your pizza. The Student Union offers you a selection of fast food options as well. It's easy to eat healthily, but of course it's easy not to as well. I definitely enjoy late night which offers anything from waffles to funnel cake fries, my personal favorite. There's never a day that I've gone hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can definitely make or break your college experience. My personal dorm experience has been within a ship with people with similar majors to my own. The dorms have nice furniture, clean bathrooms, and a safe and clean environment for academic studies. Choosing a ship was the best choice for me because everyone shares similar interests, but dorms with a mixture of majors brings together a crazy mix of people for you to hang with.

    Academic Rigor

    UCM provides an academic setting that challenges you in ways that will help you succeed in the outside world. While of course there are the basic general education classes that everyone has to sit through, the classes more specific to your major/minor are the real reason to come to this school. Because the class sizes are smaller, the teachers get to know their students and know just how to challenge you in ways that help you grow rather than sitting mindlessly through dull classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely get to know your teachers on a more personal level. They will be more willing and flexible about any difficulties you have with assignments. All of your extra effort never goes unnoticed. You will find the most generous and down to earth faculty right here in Warrensburg.

    In three sentences

    UCM is the best of both worlds. You get the small town feel and the feeling of a big campus all at once. The people are friendly, the classes and teachers are personal, and everyone is always more than willing to help.

  • 05/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think this would be a great college for students from rural communities and just about any type of student.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would strongly suggest any high school students attending any college to develop good study skills. I would also recommend becoming involved any way you can.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe it is worth to pursue a degree here because the professors are great and it is a very supportive campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many activities and organizations on campus that you can become involved with. I strongly recommend becoming involved on campus because it is very fun and exciting.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot of new things during my freshman year. Most of the professors are very good at teaching and are willing to help you if you have questions.

  • 06/17/2011

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

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone from small hometowns or trying to get away from home without going to far. As well as anyone who can get passionate about their school.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCM has a college costs calculator. FIND SCHOLARSHIPS SOON AND APPLY TO ALL. If you need help, call or email them; they are quick to respond and will help you until you are satisfied.

    Bang for the buck

    College is expensive. There's nothing new about that. UCM balances a good college with small classes and lower prices than plenty of Missouri Universities.

    Will enjoy being here

    The entire campus is beautiful and there are friendly faces willing to help everywhere you look.

    Will learn a lot

    Several times I have scheduled college visits here. Everytime I found out exactly what I needed to learn for my upcoming year.

  • 06/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any students will have fun here, it is an extremely diverse college with something for everybody, if you are wanting to be a teacher then you should definitely come here because we are the top education school in the state. We also have one of the best nursing programs and top aviation program but even if you are not one of those majors you will still find your academic program here will shine bright because UCM is one of the best in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend all classes, join a group or especially the Roaring Red student booster club and go on the IMPACT Student Leadership Retreat. Don't be afraid to go to Spotlight Event, they provide free stuff to do on campus when you are not studying. Have fun and enjoy your first year!!

    Bang for the buck

    I am getting my moneys worth with UCM, to make sure you get that worth, go to class, there is no excuse for skipping and you will want to be at every class because the faculty here have so much information to share, some of the top minds in there field teach here at UCM and you will want your moneys worth with these professors.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have made a ton of new friends, what has helped is I put myself out there and I attended an incoming freshmen leadership retreat before school started called IMPACT, and then I got active and joined a fraternity and a student organization that promotes my major and is all about getting us all ready for the future and learning together.

    Am learning a lot

    I am studying music education here and the faculty are amazing about making sure the information gets across to you. Some will even take a week of from class to do one on one appointments with you to see how things are going, not just the music faculty, faculty across campus do this to see you are getting the education you are paying for.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    few things around town. always have parties going on. free activities on camups

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early so you can get the classes you want

    In three sentences

    this is a small campus that provides a lot of activities. there are a few things to do in town, but you're also close to kansas city. off campus housing is also very nive

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    People are nice in Warrensburg but once per a semester, you sometimes receive an email about shooting accident from Public Safety and county. I won't say it is safe to walk around at night on campus but if you keep in mind what you need to know for your safe, it will be okay. You can find the poll which has button to call to Public safety for emergency as well on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Go to www.ucmo.edu and click student life bar, you will find numerous clubs and activities you can sign up for the fun semester! I also recommend you to looking for scholar student organization related to your major. UCM has a big pride on College DECA, too.

    Great for these types of students

    UCM is great school for international school or U.S students who are not affordable for the college in big cities. International Center in UCM has various events and helping services for worldnational students and they are willing to communicate with all students. If you consider transferring to U.S I strongly recommend to enroll here. Here is the place you might be looking for

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I bet you've heard about Dale Carnegie. Here is where he learned and graduate. We have many good out class programs to enrich students' campus life. UCM is in a small city, an hour far from Kansas city by driving. Every weekend, you don't have problems to go shopping or find International grocery market, there. MCI which is the nearest airport from UCM is located in a little more than an hour distance. You will enjoy the beautiful nature scene and stars at night you've never seen.

    Bang for the buck

    I was surprised that UCM has so awesome faculties who are willing to help each student and communicate fully. You will be offered so many opportunities as long as you are not hesitate to find your competitiveness at varied affairs and forum every weekdays after classes are done.

    What to do for fun

    One of my favorite here is beautiful scene and weather so they have lots of events outside you can join such as camping, football games, and running. If you are not a big fan of outdoor activiry you might want to go bowling, wii rooms or borrowing dvds at Elliot Union. You can also watch movies at the nice theater room for free on every weekend!

    Food and Dining

    You can sign up for the semester and it costs about $1,020. They might be changed for a new semester, you might want to ask again. The food is delicious and buffet style. They are run by Sodexo coporate. People working in dining hall is nice and good to be friends!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Dorm for a year and it was so fun time with my friends. UCM has about 6-7 dormitory building and it costs around $2,000 for the semester but a couple of them might have a cheaper price. Every building is clean and safe and each floor has a lobby that you can hangout with friends. Some building are specialized for certain majors so you would like to be involved in and connected with same major people for lots of info and knowledge.

    Academic Rigor

    They require you the basic but the most important efforts for your learning. Each professor has different rules in the class but no problem if you pay attention in the first class and keep in mind the syllabi.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say think about what kind of job you want to do before just starting the first freshman semester because that makes a huge difference with time, money and path you will go through for your future. Once you have a blueprint, UCM will offer you for the best choice.

    In three sentences

    1. High quality of classes and faculties 2. Reasonable tuition fee and lots of chances to get a job on campus 3. Beautiful nature scene.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    is terrible...the campus is poorly lit, safety team does not respond fast enough, there enough safety poles, and some guy is going around beating people from behind and taking there stuff

    Greek Life

    no comment...what i have to say is to much to type.

    Great for these types of students

    people who just need to get there degree quick and easy without having to go to a big university should come here, it is a big community college with terrible dorms.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    yeater hall is haunted and they give tours once a year, sometimes twice, i dont recommend them though because people come out bleeding.

    Bang for the buck

    no this school is not worth any bucks

    What to do for fun

    there is nothing productive to do, everyone is always drunk or high to deal with the depression of being at this school.

    Food and Dining

    todd hall is disguisting. they have roaches and nats everywhere, they bought an expensive machine that is always broke, the food is the same everyday for every meal the only decent thing is the salads. Ellis hall is so much better the food has flavor, it is clean, the workers are nicer, it is just overall better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are overpriced, over crowded, dirty, old, falling apart, the air conditioning systems are terrible and they are to far from the academic buildings, the students are loud, they smoke and drink on the floors, people get wrote up for unnecessary reasons, the c.a.s are rude and do not do there jobs, the equipment on the ground floors are all broken, the floors in the rooms all have stains and need to be redone, overall we are paying about 7 thousand a year for something that is not even worth 2, it is easier and cheaper to get an apartment but if you break your agreement you have to pay half anyways so we are all stuck here.

    Academic Rigor

    there is no inbetween on the teachers you either love them or hate them. Alot of them make things really difficult that should not be difficult while others are very east to work with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not go to parties they are dangerous, do not walk around by yourself at night it is dangerous, study harder than what you normally would or think you need to , suck up to teachers, do not stay in yeater or houts/hosey hall and do more research before you come to the school because they do not tell everything at the campus tours that should be told.

    In three sentences

    i rate the school the 2.5 out of 10. It is a big drama filled community college. The faculty pick favorites, and most of the time wonder off in the lesson and do not accomplish what is supposed to done by the end of the day. financial aid is terrible, and does not have enough money, this school makes me want to give up if every other college is like this.

  • 05/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a very little chance if getting mugged or robbed on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is many activities that take place in greek life from parties, to fundraisers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a lot of bars and no clubs in Warrensburg.

    Great for these types of students

    UCM is good for athletes and academically driven students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most popular placeson campus are the student rec, where every student and staff member works out and, the multi purpose building, this where all the basketball games and volleyball games are played by the school teams. Elliot Union is where most students tend to spend most of their day sitting and chatting with friends.

    Bang for the buck

    Generally the school is good if your main focus is to be academically succesful, because it located in a small town and there is barely much activities out of the campus, and when school closes everyone goes home and it becomes a ghost town.

    What to do for fun

    There is intramural sports every semester, that means spring and fall. There are local volunteering organizations that need help. There is a lot of student organizations to get involved in too! Also there is a movie theater

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is mass cooked food which tends to be dry and has minimal flavor and is either too greasy, over cooked or tasteless. The only thing that most people like is the pizza, the salad bar, and the sandwich spot.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good, safe, and sound. But if your intentions are to save money then moving off-campus might be a better option. Most of them have a big room and four people share one bathroom. There is CA for every floor.

    Academic Rigor

    The Professors in my major department are very good at their job. And do their best to ensure that their students understand the material being taught to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain a good academic, get as much help from professors as possible Make new links through classmates, and get an internship before graduating.

    In three sentences

    It is in a good location/college town. It encourages students to aim high. UCM has high graduate employment rates.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    there are tons of opportunities to join greek life. we are very involved on campus and helping the community.

    What to do for fun

    go to the student recreation center or multi-center. there is bowling in the union and new places for coffee and snacks as well.

    Food and Dining

    depending on the day, the food is good. it gets old eating the same basic meals in the dining halls.

    Tips for prospective students

    live in the dorms for the first year, it will make everything easier since its the your first year. take a look at where your classes are before the first day of class, there are always those students (even upperclassmen) that don't know where they are going.

    In three sentences

    the university of central missouri has a great education program, but is lacking in the pre-med, pre-dental, pre-etc.. programs. the academic advisors are amazing with helping students enroll in courses over their 4 year stay. great atmosphere overall during games, homecoming and other campus activities.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    you will meet people from all over the world here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we all hang out in the student union (the living room of the campus).

    Bang for the buck

    learn how to cook save a big buck not getting a meal plan.

    What to do for fun

    movies, campus activities, hanging with friends, dance shows a lot to choose from

    Dorm Life

    after freshman yr fell free to get roommates and move into a place if you have a car. saves alot!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    become aware of student loans and apply for as many scholarships as possible. also become active on campus as soon as you get here. befriend a professor or advisor as a mentor throughout your college career.

    In three sentences

    it is a decent university. they are becoming better for the student and not just the university. they always have fun and educational events.

  • 02/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not that great in my point of view they only accept people from grades not their personalities.

    Great for these types of students

    small town students people that are more focused on school then a social life this school is perfect

    What to do for fun

    there are activities and a lot of clubs to get involved with

    Food and Dining

    not enough options

    Dorm Life

    they are not good at putting people who will be compatible with another person

    Academic Rigor

    i think the set up of the academic is very well thought out

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are from a small town this is a perfect transition for you

    In three sentences

    this school is fairly small. i love the one on one time i get with my teachers i do not like the sorority arrangements here.

  • 03/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel pretty safe here. on nice days i try to walk to school.

    Clubs and Activities

    there's lots of different clubs to join. i'm just not a joiner.

    Bang for the buck

    i'm not sure yet. we just heard there was going to be an increase in tuition next year. that's why i'm looking to find some scholarship monies.

    What to do for fun

    there's plenty to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of different places to eat in warrensburg. i live in an apartment with 3 other girls and we try to cook a lot of our own meals.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't go here my freshman year so i didn't do the dorm thing.

    Tips for prospective students

    just enjoy the experience and take your education seriously..

    In three sentences

    there are some great teachers here. i would recommend this college to anyone. i think they have an awesome campass.

  • 03/13/2012

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

    20 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    it has expanded over the last several years, for the better.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    i really like the focus on students and helping them create a plan to succeed.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    21 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Saftey here is always a high priority. The campus saftey team they have is always there for you when you need to walk somewhere at night alone and wanna feel safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life here is good. The people who participate take alot of pride in there respective organization.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations here for everybody, from acting, to student council, to even planners. There is a club suited for eveybody.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good for the most part. There is usually lots of variety here which is good. The specials they have at certain food stations are really good.

    Dorm Life

    The students in the dorms sometimes depending on which dorm you live in can get a little rowdy, but its never a big problem if you wanna get your work done and study in your room. However sometimes it can be a little too noisy.

    Academic Rigor

    Some courses are more intense than others but the work is not a big deal if your willing to put in the work.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus here for its convience because no building is more than about a 5 minute walk. I love the class size because there small so it makes the learning expiernce more personal to you as a student. The teachers hours here are good for students who need extra help with homework.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the Safe Team does a great job of making me feel safe while walking this campus not only at night, but also during the day.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is just right for me. They are smaller chapters, so I a given the opportunity to create meaningful, personal relationships with my brothers.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love being part of a fraternity.

    Great for these types of students

    students who appreciate monuments.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The friendship tower is a very unique monument on campus that represents friendship

    Bang for the buck

    I feel as if I am getting a quality education for the price that I am paying.

    What to do for fun

    I am part of a Greek fraternity.

    Food and Dining

    Ellis dining hall has the same food, but it is always great and the people that work there are so nice. Esther is the nicest lady ever!

    Dorm Life

    I love dorm life, it is a blast. I have met people that I have created lifetime friendships with.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, others are easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early and often with student organizations.

    In three sentences

    I love this town. I love this campus. I love the hands on learning experience.

  • 04/06/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I stayed in Ellis complex, food was great, tables were a little over worked.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit first, if you are from a bigger city, you may feel trapped.

    In three sentences

    Small and cozy. Not missing any huge college campus benefits.

  • 04/13/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    if you stay at the libray late you can have someone walk you to your car or doom.

    What to do for fun

    Anime club there are alot of grate people

    Food and Dining

    you have alot of chouses

    Dorm Life

    they have both co-ed and none co-ed. and they have what they call ship which is everone on that floor is the same mager as you.

    Academic Rigor

    grate and you can keep up.

    In three sentences

    I like how teach the way that most of there teachers have the docteret or are all most have it. Also there internship most are payed and the good because you need the money.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have public safety that will escort any student any where they need to on campus at night time if they do not want to walk alone. I encourage future students to walk with someone if its night or call public safety. It is their job to provide safety so do not feel you can't call them.

    Greek Life

    I am not affiliated with any sororities but I've seen many of them here on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs create networking, socializing and volunteering. It also looks great on a resume.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're a person that enjoys being involved in organizations then you should join one or two, etc, of the many organizations offered here on campus. I am apart of a Women's Intramural Basketball team because I played basketball in high school and found a family of women that loved to play as much as I.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is not an unusual tradition to attend class everyday!

    What to do for fun

    On campus there is a bowling alley, theater, open mic, the recreational center so feel free to exercise and play basketball, rock climbing, organizations have events periodically, Carmike theaters, apple bees and many other activities. College is as fun as you make it so do not sit in your room all day complaining about how boring it is if you're not trying to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't like the dining to much because the food was repetitive and after my freshman year I decided to opt out of obtaining a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love dorm life! I met many of my friends due to residing in the dorms. I encourage it and its so much fun!

    Academic Rigor

    Its only hard if you make it hard. If tending to your studies as you're supposed to then school will not be to rigorous although I would recommend tutor sessions and asking your professor if you encounter any problems.

    Tips for prospective students

    A few tips for prospective students consist of: mentally prepare yourself for college, time is money; which means avoid failing classes because the consequences are the loss of money and not acquiring the credit to fulfill your degree. Make a long-term plan so you can have an idea of your expected graduation date and work towards that. In the end, remember to study and have fun because these next years of college will be the best of your life.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri has a great Accountancy Department with genuine professors yearning to help students. It is a great environment for students to socialize and encounter new people from all over the world as well. Although the city of Warrensburg is small, there are plenty of activities to engage to avoid boredom.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    26 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If it's night time, someone will walk with you to your dorm. The safety people are always nice and quick.

    Greek Life

    Join one if you can. It's a lot of fun and they are always doing something.

    Clubs and Activities

    Definitely try to get involved in clubs. I'm currently in FBA and ABC Dance club. It's fun and I'm learning more things at the same time.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for all majors and for all types of students (i.e meaning foreign exchange students)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I haven't found anything unusual yet but that doesn't mean you wont. What I may think is not unusual may be unusual to you. So this depends on the person.

    Bang for the buck

    This college is cheaper then an institute. Granted everything seems expensive but when comparing an institute to a college, an institute ranges from 70,000 to 100,00 whereas, a college ranges from 15,00 to 25,000. This also doesn't include out of state and in state cost so this also depends on the person but I'm not rich so I had to go for what I can some what afford with help.

    What to do for fun

    I get into school clubs, go to the gym, rock climb, go swimming, hang with friends and create dances with friends. Being active is fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lady there that is really nice, she learns everyone name so I always look forward to seeing her when I walk into the dining room. The food is different everyday. Some times it doesn't taste the best but it's better then roman noodles all the time.

    Dorm Life

    Can be loud at times and it sucks if you get into a tiff with another student on the same floor as you. Just do your own thing and don't cause problems. With a dorm life, you get to meet a lot of people that have the same degree as you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of you homework, don't slack. Have fun but not too much where you get in trouble and put your self first.

    In three sentences

    Well knowledge, hard working instructors who want you to get your dream but doesn't give you false hope. Nice, not monotone and well explained teaching.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Movies, sporting events, and other activities are occuring all of the time.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know how dorm life is as I life off campus.

    In three sentences

    Excellent teacher to student ratio. Personable and helpful staff in every department from Financial Services to Profesors. The online classes make my life juggling school and other responsibilities much easier.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    28 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety and police are everywhere. For the most part this is Excellent. You can count on someone being there to help or protect you. On the other hand, dont make loud noises and park in questionable spots or you'll dislike it.

    Great for these types of students

    Are you an art, music or criminal justice student? There's specific dorms made just for your best experience. Are you a guy who likes women who like to workout and look good? Well this is your school.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get a good education and not have to spend $50,000 to learn at this school. You get to experience quite a bit of people around the campus. If you make the best of it you surely can enjoy your college experience. If youre really lucky, theyll even send you overseas to advance your studies.

    What to do for fun

    Your best bet is to make some outgoing friends and go to campus activities. Get some game systems. Play sports. Work out. There are bars and parties, but you either have to be of legal age and police are strict when it comes to parties so theres always room for getting in trouble.

    Food and Dining

    I personally didn't care much for the food. It was a hit and miss ordeal for me. Sometimes the have good food, other days I didn't want to waste my time. There's a lot of repetition with certain foods and you can get bummed out on eating it after awhile. But for the price you pay to have those meals, you can cope with eating there when you'd rather ave your money and are hungry.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are cool places to live and have some pretty cool people. They are Old though. Some are Much older than others. They've tried to make them more modern, but they still look old. Sometimes It can be boring or else too loud, but some days you can find a middleman.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has been pretty knowledgeable on what they have to offer to students. Some classes I've taken i felt could have been more focused on ways to dig into a students abilities more.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure the school Really understands all of your classes and is either able to transfer all of your credits over or else make sure you know what you need to take to graduate ( for transfer students) and for the freshmen make sure they are well coordinated to what you want to obtain from the school. Make sure your on track with every class you take. Overall just have fun.

    In three sentences

    UCM is a good school to receive a good education. With the amount of people it has you get to experience a pretty decent sized campus life. Although they could use some upgrading, you should be happy with your decision at UCM.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    29 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of safety team people throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was on the dance team and it was fun, but definitely went down hill this year after the coach quit.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers. Sad, but true.

    Bang for the buck

    Not all it's cracked up to be. In fact, I'm transferring this fall.

    What to do for fun

    Sports are a good thing to get into here. Football and basketball are greatly supported by the school.

    Food and Dining

    The food was okay some days, but most of the time there was hardly any variety.

    Dorm Life

    Horrible. They did not match me with a room mate or suite mates that were even close to my personality. The suite mates actually ended up getting moved out of the dorm because of the constant noise coming from their room.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are knowledgable and really care about each individual student.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    30 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Multiple Safety Stations with buttons that alerts police and on-campus guards for emergencies. Around the clock patrol (yes by Public safety majors in nonthreatening uniforms)

    Greek Life

    I went to college thinking that I didn't want to pay for my friends and 'Frat Boys' were a bunch of rich tools, but I made some of my best friends that I will have for the rest of my life in the first few weeks. Yes it can get expensive, but in the end...worth it.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not involved in many Clubs on-campus, but I do know there is one out there for almost everything. I once saw a flyer for Woman in Comic Books Club

    Great for these types of students

    Psh, great for every student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Thirsty Thursdays - Thursdays are when almost all of Warrensburg goes out to have a good time. Pine Street - This famous street has restaurants, bars, and lofts. You will find this street pact Thursday - Saturday

    Bang for the buck

    You get the degree you want for cheap (compared to other colleges)

    What to do for fun

    GREEK LIFE!!! Greek Life always keeps me busy with extra activities plus some of the best friends I will have for a lifetime. If Greek Life isn't your thing, there are more on-campus activities than I even knew could exist.

    Food and Dining

    The food is cheap, but the cafeterias have so many options that everyone is satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    Safe. Fun. Home. You always have an older student to talk to if you need and if you find yourself bored on a Saturday night; the dorms always have events going on.

    Academic Rigor

    I always say, The teacher makes the class. UCM has amazing teachers that teach you in ways that imprint the subject into your mind. Other schools just tell you what to learn and hope you the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS!!!!!!!!! That is the most important rule. UCM does its best to help plan around your schedule, but if you don't go to class there is nothing anyone can do to help you about that.

    In three sentences

    The main reason why i chose this school was because both my grandparents where professors here and half of my family graduated from here. The classes are all perfect sizes and the teachers really care about you. My favorite is that I'm not a number to UCM, I'm the future.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are tons of clubs here to join. Whatever your interest is, there is a club for you here guaranteed!

    Food and Dining

    The food is excellent! Also, you can get points to eat at restaurants off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Ucm has bathrooms inside of the rooms and they do a wonderful job matching roommates up.

    Academic Rigor

    I have learned so much and looking forward to next school year!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to learn in class and be ready to have fun!

    In three sentences

    In my opinion, this is the best school for everyone! Academic, social, and physically wise.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    32 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Not good. Personal safety is good, but property safety is horrible. I had my tires get slashed in campus parking and the campus police did barely anything to figure out what happened.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on UCM is a good program and also very good for the students who choose to go greek.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several different activities and clubs. There is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Middle of the road students who might not be able to handle the challenge of a more difficult college. Also A very good D2 sports school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    Bang for the buck

    Okay not great, but good for the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Not much. Bowling and that's about it.

    Food and Dining

    The union is okay, but the dining halls are not. I have been served raw meat from them.

    Dorm Life

    Life in the residence hall is nice. They are in the process of putting new furniture in all the halls. The hall staffs are all chosen to help the students in their halls. All the halls are set up in a suite style which means you share a bathroom with 4 people.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at UCM can be difficult, but over all it is easy compared to most universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on campus for the weekends. Get involved in different activities. Live on campus.

    In three sentences

    UCM is a friendly open environment for all students. UCM is one of the most affordable colleges in Missouri. UCM offers a great education in several different areas.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the psychology club and the honors society, Psi Chi. I am currently the president of Psychology club, and I enjoy meeting new people every year and sharing interests with others. The best part is going on field trips and attending conferences, its a great way to get to know other students and professors outside of the classroom!

    Bang for the buck

    I have grown as a person more in the last two years than I have in my whole life, all thanks to the great opportunities I have experienced while attending UCM.

    What to do for fun

    Check the upcoming activities on campus. There are many opportunities to take a break from studying and let off some steam!

    Food and Dining

    Living in Ellis was a blessing. Esther is the BEST lady you could ever meet.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a great way to meet new people!

    Academic Rigor

    I love that UCM offers travel grants to allow their students to showcase their research at conferences!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Its a good idea to tour the campus and the departments to meet the teachers and people who you will be around, to see if it is a right fit for you. The classes are small compared to other schools, which I like. Also there are SO many opportunities to learn something new everyday and grown!

    In three sentences

    Love the Psychological Science department. All the professors are great, and I love that UCM offers the research experience to their students. Hurray for education!

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Because UCM is not a Division I school it is only about $14,000 with in state tuition. Counties that border Missouri can also attain a state-line grant and receive in state tuition. I had fun and met a lot of people and I really feel like I advanced my knowledge in the field I wish to go into.

    What to do for fun

    Two golf courses, a park with a lake. Intramural sports, as well as sporting events. Multiple café locations in the union and library.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining could use a little work. It is tolerable though. I suppose my experience in the dining hall was kind of hit and miss.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a new and exciting experience for freshman. Co-ed halls, spread out across the entire campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers want to see you do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into your major and speak with a head of that department. They will be able to view your options with you and see if they have what you are looking for.

    In three sentences

    Division II school with a lot to offer. Smaller based class sizes with flexible scheduling. A very easy place to learn.

  • 07/20/2012

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

    35 of 72

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The University of Central Missouri's campus has plenty of activities. From Greek life to a bowling alley to movie rentals, you have no excuse to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining options to choose from & meal plans to accommodate every students eating habits.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean & enjoyable, and there's always an activity taking place.

    Academic Rigor

    Every professor on campus wants students to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest that every student get involved. You meet more people with the more activities you involve yourself in. I also recommend staying focused on your school work because you're setting yourself up for the future.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri has a very diverse campus. The faculty is always willing to help every student, no matter what the problem. Tuition is also reasonable & affordable.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Campus life is always having something going on for the students, especially during the Week of Welcome at the beginning of the school year. There is bowling in the union as well as some other little things to do around town. Intramural sports is a big thing at UCM and a pretty big number of students participate in it; it gives the students a chance to compete and have fun at the same time.

    Food and Dining

    Dining in the halls at UCM is always fun because you never really know what you're going to get. The food is hit and miss, but if you don't like the choices or quality of it, there are other chain favorites such as Taco Bell and Burger King on campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at UCM is phenomenal in my opinion. The Community Advisors in the dorms really do everything they can to make your time in the halls fun, considerate, and safe for everyone. The rules are simple and easy to follow, allowing everyone to still have a good time without getting in any trouble. Programs and activities put on by the leadership in the dorms are almost always worthwhile and fun to go to. Overall, dorm life at UCM, makes the college experience even better.

    Academic Rigor

    UCM is a good school, regardless of the program you go into. However, as said before, if you really want to experience good academics and scholarship, you yourself have to put in the work and seek it out. Reason being that too often people expect the professor to do all the work for you, when in reality it's not like that at all. There are good professors here and they will help you achieve what you want to.

    Tips for prospective students

    My only true tip for prospective students is to really make the most of your experience here. If you put in the work and really strive to make the most of it here, the work will pay off. Professor will put in the work with you, you'll see the success you're achieving, and it really does help make your college experience more productive and fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri is a college that truly shows an interest in getting you ready for your future career. Faculty and staff do all they can to make your stay and attendance at UCM as productive as possible, provided that you put in the work as well. Overall, the university is a good school that is only improving as the years go on.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    As far as I could tell pretty safe. If you sign up for the notifications you'll get updates of crimes committed and weather alerts to your phone.

    Greek Life

    Ummm... I am not in a sorority, but I have known for girls to enjoy it.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said a bunch of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    For students who are looking to boost there cvs or resumes there are a lot of academic clubs. For those who are religious there are many different groups. Basically there is a club for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ummmm.... not sure on that one.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than a D1 school.

    What to do for fun

    Definitely partake in intramural sports. If you are above 21 then pine street is your best bet for night life. I also like to go to Pertle Springs and enjoy nature.

    Food and Dining

    Never ate at the food halls, but there is a pretty sweet little cafeteria that has taco bell, burger king, coffee, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but from what I saw small.

    Academic Rigor

    Many good teachers. Also some who are intelligent but need work on presenting information.

    Tips for prospective students

    A number of misinformed faculty, so take all financial and counseling advise with a grain of salt. Do your own research.

    In three sentences

    Lower priced school. Small town that is relatively boring. Small, pretty campus.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    College is always what you make it. So for the freshmen you guys shouldn't just sit in your room all day, you should get out and socialize with others. The fun isn;t just goint ocome to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip would be to attend class every time you have them. Don't believe in the myth that just becausde you are in college and your parent or guardian aren't there tpo tell yo to go to class that you don;t have to. Think of it as your parents waisting their good, hard earned money.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse and easy to adjust to as well. The classes are very hands on for the most part and the teachers love to help their students. The campus overall makes it easy to find classes as well.

  • 09/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    39 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    UCM has its own public safety officers that roam the campus at all hours of the day. Not only is there the public safety officers, there are the Warrensburg Police, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, and Missouri Highway Patrol

    Clubs and Activities

    There are an abumdence of clubs to join including, christian clubs, criminal justice clubs, hall councils. The activites are awesome because a majoritiy of the campus is always there to support the college

    Great for these types of students

    The university is well known for their Criminal Justice program, Nursing program, and their Education program. If you are interested in any of these majors, each of them are ranked in the state and would be a good choice to go to school here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    University of Central Missouri is located a couple miles away from Whiteman Air Force Base. A Lot of the time you see B2 stealth bombers flying over the school as well as other different fighter planes.

    Bang for the buck

    When they say a bang for the buck they really mean it here. The class sizes are little enough that the teachers are well involved with the students. All the professors go out of their way to help the students with anything they need.

    What to do for fun

    On campus every week the spotlight group puts on an activity to do like tie dying t shirts, spotlight dances, and movie nights. Do not forget about the athletics always have a game going on somewhere on campus. The recreation center is huge. it has a lifted track, climbing walls, free weights, machines, and anything you need to get fit. Greek life is another fun thing to get involved with also.

    Food and Dining

    There are two places to eat on campus with a meal plan. You have many varieties of food, freshly cooked in front of you as well as self service bars too, Ellis is one side of the campus and Todd is on the other side so either one is easily accessible to anyone.

    Dorm Life

    All the dorms are actual really good size. They are mainly two person rooms with a connecting bathroom to your suitemates.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors are there to help you achieve in your major/minor. Everyone is willing to take time out of their day to help a student in need. The professors all enjoy what they do and come to class with a smile.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips would be get involved with the university. Get to know the people who are in your classes, as well as, your professors. Everyone here is willing to help you in some kind of way for the better. Study hard for all of your classes and show up to your classes on time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri is a well rounded university. The academics are one of the best in the state, as well as the athletics. Also there are many opportunities to get involved with extracurricular activities.

  • 09/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    8 You just need to watch your own back. Try not to walk around campus at night by your self. Keep a team effort and you will be just fine.

    Greek Life

    There are many Greek sororities and frats on campus. Take your time and see which ones you would like to be involved with. Some are a little wild, but if you become a part of them you can tame them

    Clubs and Activities

    8 The sky is the limit. Get out there and see what is available for you.

    Great for these types of students

    CMS is great for everyone, even adult and married students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You will be able to be involved in campus life, be active, and friendly.

    Bang for the buck

    8 Try to be as frugal as possible.

    What to do for fun

    Well for fun, try to go to the games, do athletic activities, there are different programs and things planned for students. My advise to just to check out your school, because you will be there for 4 years!

    Food and Dining

    7 Eat, and be merry! Unless you have a lot of money, you have no choice. But check to see what your options are about campus foods.

    Dorm Life

    7 Dorm life is what you make it. When you are a freshman, you have a lot of scared folks just like you. Just try to be friendly, make many friends, try to eat the dorm food. Its not bad, and just relax be you.

    Academic Rigor

    Go Mules!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with a open mind. Sometimes you have to make changes in your studies, and study habits. Be aware of your surroundings.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri is a very unique school. It houses many diversified studies, students of different races, great programs that help you make a decision or a career choice. Central Missouri has a great a athletics program that keep students healthy.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    What I do for fun is go to the gym and work out, play basketball or volleyball and run the indoor track. A lot of people party or shop. Most people drive to Kansas City for the weekends to see the entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is pretty good. A lot of basic things I'd eat back at home.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms are cool. Meeting new people that live on your floor can be a fun and exciting experience. Having a roomate and suitmates may be out of some people's comfort zone but you learn to deal with it.

    Academic Rigor

    The Universitie's rules should be taken seriously at all times by all students and faculty members.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would tell anyone that would like to attend this school to work hard, study hard, pay attention, make friends, enjoy the college life, have fun, make sure financial busniess is handled as soon as possible and to respect the campus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The buildings and facilities that are open and available to the students are nice and enjoyable. The teachers are wonderful and very helpful.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    42 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe and secure. Few incidents occur.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and Fraternities are active on campus, and many students Go Greek. People view Greek Life at UCM more positively than at other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    A phenomenal variety of organizations are present of campus. From business, to criminal justice, to biology, every department has multiple clubs. Each year, many clubs are nationally recognized for their achievements.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love to be involved and network with peers will thrive at UCM.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is lower than many public universities in Missouri. The university is clearly finding ways to improve the student experience, ensuring students maximize their time and money.

    What to do for fun

    UCM has an excellent history in Division II sports. Going to sporting games is a blast! The downtown is alive, and there are many good restaurants in town.

    Food and Dining

    A variety of quality food is provided. Students can always get their fill of good food when visiting the dining hall. Also, the coffee shops and fast-food places on campus provide a convenient way to grab a meal or a snack.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms are comfortable and safe. Many dorms have recently been renovated. All floors feature a fully furnished lounge, too.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are competitive and integrate real-world scenarios. Teachers have high expectation but are always willing to assist. Also, the university offers helpful tutoring programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students, be sure to get information about the collection of great student organizations and intramural sports. This university provides many networking opportunities that can be a deciding factor in making a final decision about college.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri has an energetic atmosphere. A collection of knowledgeable professors, award-winning clubs, and nationally-recognized sports teams make this university a top choice. UCM provides students with an exceptional campus experience that will help graduates succeed in life.

  • 10/03/2012

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

    43 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The town has a wide variety of food choices. I don't plan to eat on campus too much but I have heard they have several good food choices as well.

    Dorm Life

    I don't plan to live in the dorms as I already have an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard the acedemic rigor is highly rated at UCM, especially for their educational programs.

    In three sentences

    I have heard that UCM is a great school when it comes to teaching, which is why I am attending. I have lived in the town my whole life so I know the campus and how to get around pretty well. I am looking forward to attending this school and getting an excellent education.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus safety at UCM is called Public Safety and all over the campus there are emergency telephones in case of emergencies. There is also a system set up to were a student or faculty member can call public safety to walk them to night classes or back to their dorms or cars.

    Greek Life

    We have many greek life on campus such as the Deltas, AKA's, and Sigmas. The Greek life is very secretive and if you would like to pledge it is a certain way of going about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 200 activities on campus from helping to build houses for the unfortunate to being on the dance team or rugby.

    What to do for fun

    When you're finally done with homework and papers, there are many things you can do just for fun. There is $3 bowling for UCM students, and rock climbing in the recreational center, free of charge for UCM students.

    Food and Dining

    We have many food places around the campus such as McDonalds, Pizza Hut, and Dominos. The foods on campus are Chick-fil-a, tacobell, and Burger King. We also have two dining halls on campus that serves anything from cheese burgers to funnel cakes!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very comfortable and you are able to decorate them any way you like, as long as you do not paint or put up dry wall. You can also request to have your own room or share a room with someone you know.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at the University of Central Missouri is challenging but easy if you can learn to cope with the curriculum. If you can do your homework and papers on time you will be ok. Also, studying for your exams is a big must, you can not pass an exam if you do not take the time out to study.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri has a wide variety of fun activities to do for students. There are over 100 majors to choose from and the opportunity to make up your on major. Central Missouri is a D2 school and even though thesports are not televised, we do have many alumni students in the NFL and NBA.

  • 10/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Go to home football games, work out in the recreational center, go rock climbing, swimming, play ultimate Frisbee, go bowling.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great.

    Dorm Life

    its awesome! i love living in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    they have good academic resources to go to when you need help in writing papers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the events they have for incoming freshman. Apply for scholarships and have a great time.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to attend. They have flexible schedules and great classes. The environment is peaceful.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Emergency Poles everywhere on campus and in the parking lots. If you have to study late or forgot something in your car at night, you can call public safety and they'll escort you.

    Greek Life

    Excellent diversity.

    Clubs and Activities

    Excellent diversity. Everything from ping pong club to a club specializing in conspiracy theories... If the University of Central Missouri doesn't have the club; start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Married, Active Duty Military, Dependant Spouses, Single Parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Eat at the local restaurants, they're pretty yummy!

    Bang for the buck

    I explored basically every college in the area because I'm from the area. I'm currently enrolled in 16 credit hours and paid $3,500 for the semester.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless organizations on campus, get involved!

    Food and Dining

    I ate at the dining hall only once during orientation; it was great! Very clean, nice staff, and a lot of choices!

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Any school can be challenging if you make it challenging. There are tutoring services available in every department at the University of Central Missouri.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have never lived on campus, but it is extremely affordable to live in Warrensburg while attending school.

    In three sentences

    I didn't choose to attend the University of Central Missouri, it chose me. I got married the summer before my freshman year and my future husband is stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base. Even though my college was chosen for me, I wouldn't change a thing; the University of Central Missouri is an excellent school!

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safe team is always there to help when you feel in danger. There are emergency posts all around campus, so it makes the campus feel more safe.

    Greek Life

    The most fun you could ever have, even with the fact that they put education first. It's the easiest way to make friends for life. I think of the people in my fraternity as brothers more than friends. The bond is stronger than most.

    Clubs and Activities

    They offer any clubs you can think of, and if they don't have it, you can make it yourself which is great.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want the full college experience, but don't want the huge campus where it's easy to get lost. Here you can walk around campus and almost always see somebody that you know.

    Bang for the buck

    Points are a great investment because they are accepted almost everywhere, so its like having extra money from your parents.

    What to do for fun

    The games be live and are always exciting. Also there is always a party going on.

    Food and Dining

    East Ellis is the best place to eat. The campus offers a wide variety of things to eat. I wish the dining halls were open later though.

    Dorm Life

    It made it a lot easier for me to make friends. Especially since my door was open.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers actually care and will take time to help you however they can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't lose focus because it is very easy in college. School comes first and everything else comes afterwards. Also, it helps if you make yourself known to your teachers because they can be a big help.

    In three sentences

    I love it. The people are friendly and it's easy to get around the campus. I love that everything you need is in walking distance.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Art students, nursing majors, computer and math majors

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Apparently, there are a few Halloween events. And the other night, I went to the Yeater hall dorm for their haunted house event, and apparently, the third floor (also the highest floor), is haunted and absolutely no one is allowed to go on that floor due to the 2 ghosts.

    Bang for the buck

    It's relatively cheaper than most schools, but offers good service and education. In Missouri, I hear a lot of people mention UCM if you want to become an art major (I am one as well)!

    What to do for fun

    There are usually events going on at UCM each week, and if you get involved, you can go to some cool events and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    I've lived in Warrensburg almost my whole life, and when I considered going to UCM because it's financial cheaper than most schools, I was also unsure if I would enjoy staying another 4 years here. Since this semester, I realized that I really like UCM! It's a good school, and the teachers are overall helpful and nice to the students, and the environment is pretty clean too.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I rate this a 3 star because not many things here happen. Except when someone was robbed in front of a residence hall. Which I could never think would happen.

    Greek Life

    I don't participate in Greek life. My interests are not aimed to participate.

    What to do for fun

    As said, the University of Central Missouri is a party school, but not really. There are parties to go to, but most of them get busted by the authorities. There are different type of activities you can do depending on what your interests are. I play billiards from time to time. There is a bowling alley, a generic redbox where you can rent movies. You can also go climb a rock wall, which is located in the Wellness and Recreation Center.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is ran by Sodexo. The food served is the same with no other options. Once in a while, there may be some food to get your taste buds excited, but overall one has to eat either a salad or a sub sandwich, which are both good, to not gain a ton of weight. It's like they put some type of hormones in the food to make you fat and bloated.

    Dorm Life

    I have had negative experiences living in the dorms. The Community Adviser's on my floor are too strict. It's a college for God's sake! It's like you can't speak too loud or they'll tell you can you be less quite, the same with music. They go as far as going on the upper and lower floor, out of their jurisdiction, and tell them what to do. Other than that, the people are good people.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many resources such as the Student Success Center, the Writing Center, and Trio program that help students with their work. The faculty is dedicated to help students, all you have to do is ask for their help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up as much money as you can before coming to any college. Use your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri is a great school to attend while residing in the Kansas City, Missouri area. The dorm hall I live in is named Fitzgerald Hall and it's the best dorm of all the others. It's a great place to attend for teaching, medical, and technology.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Anything you want.

    Food and Dining

    The only downside.

    Dorm Life

    Once you find a dorm right for you, it's good.

    Academic Rigor

    If your friends with your professors, your fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into your colleges thoroughly. I switched my major three times now, and I am only a freshman.

    In three sentences

    This college is awesome. It's far away from my home. I love it.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    51 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    top of the line. Officers stationed at several vital points. Respond to incidents almost immediately. Very committed to student safety. I give them a warm thank you for all they do for me and the students here at UCM.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lambda Alpha Epsilon- the national criminal justice group which participates in related events throughout the year and quite entertaining for any age group or study.

    Great for these types of students

    Criminal Justices students will love this place. The layout of the grounds exemplifies an attention to detail. All of the classrooms are withn easy access highlighting this school's committment to business and efficiency.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    none that I'm aware of

    Bang for the buck

    shop for your textbooks from other websites. Not that UCM has bad prices but always be a smart consumer and cultivate multiple options before you make a purchase.

    What to do for fun

    UCM offers lots of sporting activities after classes. If that is not your style several clubs and groups meet regularly for just about any kind of taste. Hanging out in the student union is always fun because they have a bowling alley. Each dorm area has a lounge area and pool tables, which is a great place to hang out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria was a bit expensive at times but what I loved was that the food was always prepared fresh, no matter what time of day you were there. Plus it always kept me full throughout the day.

    Dorm Life

    I commuted back and forth between classes so I have no opinion of the dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    some of the classes can be demanding of time, effort and brainpower. However nothing is too strenuous that either you or the instructor cannot handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study when the instructor tells you. time can become precious if you are trying to balance a job. Listen carefully to the lectures and you will be able to handle any test. keep your head up and go for what you desire.

    In three sentences

    Warrensburg offers small class sizes. Flexible hours to choose classes. Quite possible the best staff to learn from for obtaining a Criminal Justice degree.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Great, everyone in greek is usually really nice. There's only one fraternity that lives up to the stereotypical douchery.

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers, beautiful campus, and awesome people. If you're a science, nursing, med, or nutrition major. Be prepared for all the lab fees.

    What to do for fun

    The campus does a lot for the students, and almost every weekend there is an activity to do. I highly suggest getting involved in Greek life as its not your typical I'm better than you, party party party life. Most people you'd never guess they're Greek.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, it gets old after a few months though. Not really a surprise. You have a ton of options to eat outside the dining hall though.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms have either been renovated or are in the process, all the bedding and dressers are new.

    Academic Rigor

    This all depends on your major, all of the medical majors, and nutritional majors are not easy to get into, you start off with a lot of weed out classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are the hardcore party days. Not a lot of people go home on the weekends anymore, although some weekends the campus will be completely dead.

    In three sentences

    Great school, greek life is awesome, and chill, people are really nice

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is a HUGE part of Central Missouri. With several of the majors offered being Criminal Justice and Safety Management it could not be stressed enough at school. There is a SAFE team that walks the campus at all hours. They also offer a walking service to walk specifically women back from the library or a late class at night. Poles are set up around campus with buttons on them that will alert the safe team when necessary. The campus police are always out and about but they stay out of your way if you stay out of theirs. The city of Warrensburg has its own police units patrolling the town and with a highway running through there is even highway patrolmen close by.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus is slightly different than what you would see at most universities. A few of the fraternities have houses of their own and the rest reside in a complex with multiple fraternities occupying their specific sectors of the complex. The sororities all reside in a complex on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    You can join hundreds of different organizations on campus. Writing clubs, intramural sports, greek life, sports teams, tutoring. Most departments have organizations to join that will further you knowledge in your desired degree. There are too many to list some come take a tour and find out for yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Central Missouri is a great place for students who wish to excel towards a specific degree. For students who wish to build relationships with students and teachers alike.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the dorm buildings on campus is supposedly haunted. Every year around halloween the university opens up the top haunted floor for a tour. Homecoming week is a blast, students and their families are invite to gather for the homecoming football game, or to participate in the 5k run on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to larger universities, The University of Central Missouri is a much cheaper option. Especially if you live in the state of Missouri or a border state you can obtain a state-line grant or in-state tuition which greatly reduces the cost. You get the same education you would get at a big university but in smaller class sizes with teachers who have time to learn your name and work with you individually.

    What to do for fun

    There is the student recreation center, there you can workout, rock climb, do your homework, or even take part in a fitness class. There is bowling in the student union, and intramural sports opportunities where you may sign up to become part of a team with your friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are two main public eating facilities for students with a meal plan. You may choose to have an all access package for unlimited food and drink in the dining hall. There are also several fast food restaurants including Einstein Bros. and Chic-Fil-A spread out in the library, student recreation center, and the student union.

    Dorm Life

    There are a number of options for life in the dorms at the University. You can stay in the standard dorms if you please. The dorms are co-ed and you have one roommate and then you share a bathroom with two people of your gender, a bathroom that connects in between the two rooms. You also have the option to have a dorm room all to yourself, although the cost will go up a bit. You may sign up to room with a friend that you know or you can go outside of your comfort zone and choose to go potluck to find a roommate that you may live with. There are also dorm apartments that you may acquire after your freshman year. If you are studying a specific major and wish to live with other people who will be in your classes and studying towards the same degree there is a building that you may live amongst other people in your department. And last but not least there are honors dorms for honor students and people who are part of the University of Central Missouri honors college.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers that I have had thus far have all been very helpful. They want to see the students do well. They don't baby you but they are always there to guide you along the way. The general education courses require more than attendance but are most often a bit easier than the courses you will take that specialize in your major. Stay organized and show up to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus, if you are already interested in obtaining a specific degree you can navigate through the ucmo.edu website and discover whether or not Central Missouri is the right place for you. If they do offer something that interests you, call the University before your visit and set up a meeting with the head of the department or other university workers.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri is a medium sized Division II school with hundreds of opportunities. The staff and faculty are beyond helpful, and many of them specialize in specific majors. There is a great presence of unity throughout the campus and the town of Warrensburg.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The public safety at UCM is phenomenal. They have towers all over campus that can be used to reach them in cases of emergency and their response time to your location is under a minute. They patrol the campus on foot and also provide escorts for those who feel uneasy about walking across campus alone.

    Greek Life

    Personally, I am not a member of the Greek Life at UCM so I cannot attest to what's great about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are organizations for everyone. Personally, I am highly involved in the Music Department at UCM. With the vast majority of these organizations you do not need to be pursuing a relevant major to participate.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who choose to party will miss out on the great educational opportunities available at UCM. If you're applied, the professors will take you under their wing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the Friendship Tower which is identical to a tower found at our sister school in Germany. It's a large clock tower that rings in every hour. It looks great on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    As long as you apply yourself, you can get a first-class education for an extremely affordable price. The president of the university, Chuck Ambrose, is very vocal on how he plans to keep tuition prices as low as possible.

    What to do for fun

    The student union offers a bowling alley that is extremely affordable to play in. My friends and I invested in a collapsible card table and we often play board games and cards when we aren't having a homework party.

    Food and Dining

    The convenience of the dining hall can't be beat. The variety is also something to brag about. Often a plethora of ethnic dishes are offered. It does tend to be pretty pricey. If you're willing, you can save a pretty penny by moving into the campus apartments and cooking your own food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms offer whatever kind of lifestyle you wish. Whether you want to be social and attend planned floor events, or if you'd rather stay locked up in your room with a good book. They're quiet enough for studying, but lively enough to have a good time. I recommend the dorms on the East side of campus (i.e. Ellis Complex, UCC).

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really want you to succeed. First, however, you have to be there to succeed yourself. Professors aren't going to spoon feed everything. You need to respect them by putting forth effort and they will meet you in the middle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Don't waste your time and money going to house parties. They're not going to benefit your education. There are a plethora of different organizations that you can participate in.

    In three sentences

    UCM is medium sized university that offers the opportunities of a large university and the small class sizes of a small university. It is a walking campus and from end to end it takes no more than ten minutes to cross. The professors are there to help you as long as you're there to help yourself.

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    As a non-traditional student, I find UCM to be very accommodating. I think the teachers and professors care about the students. I also love the convenience of being able to take some classes online.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Work out at the gym, enjoy a game of bowling, and get involved in clubs pertaining to your major.

    Food and Dining

    Affordable and good to the taste@

    Dorm Life

    Good size and friendly enviroment

    Academic Rigor

    University of Central Missouri provides a challenge to every student. An education is gain, not given at UCM.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in activities! This is the best way to meet people and get to know your university.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri provides many opportunities for all students! Class sizes are small and the staff is extremely friendly. UCM is a BIG 10 to me!

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of sporting events to attend. You can bowl in the union. Work out in the student Rec.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class everyday. If you need help just ask your professor. Turn in every assignment.

    In three sentences

    UCM is a great university. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on camps. Mules and Jennies rock.

  • 05/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Is amazing, go through recruitment!

    Bang for the buck

    Eh, you pay a lot for laundry, food and toilet paper and it kind of stinks.

    What to do for fun

    The Union has bowling, gaming center food. There is little to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like a small town, you'll like Warrensburg. We have a terrific Greek Life. Be prepared to spend a lot on laundry, the laundry facilities suck.

    In three sentences

    UCM has a great program for my intended major. The Greek Life is amazing as well. The food could be better, lets be real...

  • 06/25/2013

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

    59 of 72

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    For 13 to $20,000 to attend a year, you better be getting a quality education. That's what you get at UCM.

    What to do for fun

    Hundreds of clubs and organizations. i.e. mac and cheese club. I'm sure you can find something that you're into.

    Food and Dining

    Food is pretty decent and with the meal plan that I am on I have full access 24/7!

    Tips for prospective students

    Not the most expensive school out there. Keep this school in your options if your looking for at universities that are affordable.

    In three sentences

    UCM is an awesome school to attend. As soon as you get there your immediately greeted by staff and others students. From the moment you step on the campus you feel welcome and at home.

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe there. After certain hours, you have to have your keycard to get into your dorm. There is campus police, and there are emergency call stations around campus. We can sign up for text alerts if there are any types of safety concerns.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek Life on campus, but, to be honest, I don't know much about it, because it is not an area of interest for me.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more activites available than I could ever do. Greek life, intramural sports, professional clubs, religious clubs, common interest or major clubs, student government, volunteer service groups....

    Great for these types of students

    UCM is great if you are looking for a variety of strong academic programs but still are known in class by your name, not just a number.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our President is cool. Every fall he holds a BBQ on his front lawn and every student is invited.

    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the most affordable universities in the state. There are also lots of UCM Foundation scholarships to apply for every year. I have also found my professors to be great about sharing scholarship opportunities that they know of in addition to providing letters of reference and such. Did I mention that the profs are great?

    What to do for fun

    There are always on-campus opportunities to do things. The on-campus rec center is new, modern, and fun; even has a rock-climbing wall! The student union has its own bowling alley, too. There are university team sports to go watch, but if you want to play yourself, there are LOTS of intramural teams to join. There are a bunch of clubs to join, and there are often activities in each dorm. If you are bored at UCM, you must be a hermit.

    Food and Dining

    In my opinion, this is a lower area for UCM. The cafeterias don't offer as much variety as I'd like. It is nice, to have a few fast food stands on campus, though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm rooms aren't great, BUT you have fun and make some great friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Not too hard, not too easy. Strong expectations, but support to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit the campus for yourself. Take a tour. Meet with other students and faculty. Ask questions. See if UCM feels right for you.

    In three sentences

    UCM is perfect for me; not too big, not too small. There is a strong sense of belonging on campus. Hometown feel; big city education.

  • 08/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. There is a safety team that walks around each night and will offer free walking escorts around campus if you call and ask for one.

    What to do for fun

    The recreational center is one of the prime locations for events and fun. There are numerous intramural sports going on as well as the rock wall to climb. Besides that, all UCM sporting events are free the students.

    Food and Dining

    Dining hall food is not the greatest but it is not horrible. There are options of eating in the Union where there is a pizza hut, taco bell, and various others.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best part of college. Not only do you have the luxury of living on campus, but you have the availability to make lots of friends that live around you.

    Academic Rigor

    There are not too many strict rules around campus. UCM is becoming a tobacco free campus so smoking will not be permitted but other than that, each of the teachers and dorms will make their own rules and requirements.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip for you is to get to know people of similar interests. Not only does it give you something to do when you have free time, but when you need a study buddy or homework help, it is always nice to have someone there. Do not simply sit in your room and exclude yourself from all activities.

    In three sentences

    The University of Central Missouri is a wonderful college. There are numerous degree and class options for any interest as well as various organization for students to meet people with similar interests. Not only are majority of the classes small, but the teachers actually take time to get to know each student and want to help the students pass the class.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I may hang out in others rooms on different floors, parties, and special Wal-mart trips considering its all we have that's big enough.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and it's hot and fresh. I love that we have stations and people to cook your order to your liking.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a special housing interest program for nursing. It's about 36 freshman, but we are very close knit and go to events together. I've had a great experience on this floor!

    Academic Rigor

    My teachers are nice, and knowledgeable. I love how I can go up to them after class, or email them any questions I may have and they're quick to respond. They help with anything a student may need to be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Leave your options open for any school and don't let distance or cost hinder your thoughts of the school. Go for what will make you happy.

    In three sentences

    My school is a very tight knit community. Everyone is very nice and helpful, specially to incoming freshman that may need the extra hand. I would recommend the school to others looking for a school that's not too small but not too big.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have campus safety that can walk you from one place to anoher if you call them. We have emergency polls with buttons to contact public safety to come to the rescue. They are open 24 hours 7 days a week ready to help.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many great clubs and activities to participate. Some are easier to join than others but it is best to join the first couple weeks of school. If you cant find anything that quite fits you, you can start your own organization.

    What to do for fun

    Its not that much fun to do in warrensburg unless someone is throwing a party but we have a little things to do. We have a bowling alley in the union, and people host different events. We also have a movie theater a couple miles away.

    Food and Dining

    The food will get old because they have the same stuff everyday except they change the meal of the day i both dining halls. Keep dining dollars so that you can go to Taco bell, burger king, pizza hut, chick-fil-a. Dining dollars can also be used to purchase delivery from selected restaurants close by.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on what dorm you stay in it will be great. Some dorms or less comforting and older. If you bring stuff from home or stuff that is like home it will be better.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what kind of teacher you have, a simple class can become more dificult that it has to be. You may not have enough time to do all that you have to do. Sometimes with the foreign teachers they can ge difficult to understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study and dont cram the night before. I would advise you to email your teachers, or meet with them to introduce yourself. Getting to know your instructors is very important.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school to sa focused of your studies. They have great resources to help you with all your classes. If you would like to have fun, you have to make it fun because the town is small so its not that much to do.

  • 11/19/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Warrensburg has a lot of great things to do for fun and you aren't to far from downtown Kansas city either

    Food and Dining

    There isn't a dining hall in every dorm but there is always one close and there is always the student union!

    Dorm Life

    There is only one style of dorms which are suit style but the dorms are fun and are a great way to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Whatever major you are going into UCM will always challenge you to do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    You want to visit campus before you apply. It will either make you or break you.

    In three sentences

    I just recently got accepted and I am so excited. The campus was great it was like its own little town. everything was great!

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food courte in the student union is pretty awesome and I enjoy going there between classes.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    They are of course concerned with your academics but this university also wants to make sure that you enjoy your time. The library is a great place to study and has helped me on numerous occasions.

    Tips for prospective students

    UCM is a great school and they are very user friendly when it comes to getting you enrolled and ready to go. There is always someone there to help you out whether its with financial aid or enrollment you just have to make sure that you take advantage of the tools they provide.

    In three sentences

    UCM is very inviting and helpful to new students. I transferred in and it was the easiest tranfer process I have ever had. The campus is very nice and the aviation program is really great.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a safe team that is always on duty that will accompany students across campus at night if they so desire. Our school is right next to the public safety station so the police work hand in hand with the university.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs to join on campus. There is a great recreation facility with a rock wall. There is a bowling alley in the Union. Movies play every weekend in the union cinema. Around town there is not a whole lot. You can visit downtown or go to the movie theater. There are multiple sporting events to attend year round.

    Food and Dining

    The food is definitely not like the home cooked meals you may get at home. It takes some getting used to.

    Dorm Life

    Getting along with your roommate and suitmates is essential to a happy dorm life. Getting to know your floor is the next step. Networking and getting to know new people will make or break you happy dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Though most students think that they can get away with not going to class this is a fallacy. If one wants to be successful they need to go to every class, do all of their assignments, prepare for exams, and seek help if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a great school UCM is the place for you. We are a middle size school with a small campus feel. Everyone helps everyone. If you have a question just ask someone. If they don't have answer they can direct you in the right direction.

    In three sentences

    UCM is a fun place to be. The professors prepare the students for their chosen major. And the people are all nice and easy to get along with.

  • 01/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is top notch. Whenever a serious crime happens around campus students and staff get a notification about said crime. During night students may contact an escort to be safely escorted if they feel insecure.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are a bit on the athletic side are eligible for many athletic based scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities do to and clubs to join. A few activities would be watching a movie on campus, going bowling, rock climbing, playing basketball, running the track, lifting weights, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    The food is quite delicious and filling, although the menus throughout the day tend to be the same almost everyday.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really relaxing and nice depending on which residence hall you reside in. Some dormitory halls are much more rowdier than others.

    Academic Rigor

    Students usually push aside the easy classes and test themselves, unless they choose to take an easy class for grade point average reasons.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency polls/buttons around campus; campus safety team on-call from around 6pm to 1-2am.

    Clubs and Activities

    Countless number of options.

    What to do for fun

    FUN before Finals; Spotlight; the Rec;

    Food and Dining

    Two dining halls on campus that offer a variety of options; a few select chains on campus; local restaurants that accept dining dollars and deliver to the dorms

    Dorm Life

    Adequately sized rooms, always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging, but definitely doable. You just have to be motivated and willing to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    As incoming freshman, I encourage you to take part in IMPACT Leadership Retreat over the summer. Also, get involved and meet new people.

    In three sentences

    It's such a beautiful campus! With most of the classes with a small professor-to-student ratio, professors really take the time to get to know each and every student. The walk across caps isn't too long and there is ALWAYS something to do.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is really save overall. There is a public safety team who walks girls and boys anywhere on campus at night time. There is a lot of security guards and panic buttons.

    Greek Life

    There are lots of fraternity's and sororities. They throw awesome party's. But do not drink if your underage because you will more than likely be arrested.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a different club, activity, sorority, fraternity, etc for everyone. It doesn't matter if you like fashion, football, cards, or ninjas. There is literally so etching for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Ucm is a good college for students who want a small college but not too small. The class sizes are pretty good and there's just enough people so that it's not too small but it's not big. Ucm is great for social students and people who like to party. I denied that ucm was a party school but after attending I've come to realize that it is.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like your college experience is whatever you make it. For academics there is help there if you need it. But no one is going to force you to study or get a tutor. There's a lot of things to do socially also,p. There's a different activity or party every day you just have to look for them. There are many different churches for religious people. I feel like it is worth the money if you like the atmosphere and environment.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I went to parties and activities hosted by sororities. During the first week of school there was a week of welcome such included several things to do each day for a week to get to know new people and just have a good time, there was always a party or something going on. There was also a swimming pool. So,erodes I went to the gym because I was determined not to gain the freshmen 15. But I mostly just hung out with the friends I made. But there is always something going on whether it's a fashion show, sports event, party, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls at ucm. 1 of which is centrally located, the other is all the way across campus. The dining hall that was centrally located (Todd hall) had the same food every single day. I was soon sick of burgers, pizza,and fries. The dining hall on the other end of campus (Ellis) had really nice food and a variety of it. But it was too far away so I rarely ate there. In the union there is various restaurants to eat at. Also there were a lot of off campus restaurants in walking distance if you did not have a car.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty cool. Getting to know your suit mates and other students on your floor and building is a good way to make friends. There are quiet and courtesy hours and rules, and of you don't comply you will be written up. In most dorms quiet hours begin at 10pm. There was a lot of activities that our community advisors made for our floor, and it's a fun way to get to know people and just have a nice time. My suit mates never cleaned up though, so I was stuck cleaning the bathroom all by. Yield. And my roommate didn't really clean anything either, so I had to clean the room also.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of professors and instructors assign work and do not collect or grade them. That gets under my skin because I feel like if they're not going to take the time to look at or grade my assignment why should I take the time to do the work? Some classes there is not an instructor or professor. Also some instructors assume that you know things that you may have forgotten or never learned. But there is a student success center, in it there is a tutor for every subject, so there is help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to chose there friends wisely. Who you hang out says a lot about your character, and your reputation can be ruined your first semester of college by entertaining and company. Also get involved and participate in every activity. It's a fun way to meet new people and enjoy your college experience.

    In three sentences

    The university of central Missouri has both advantages and disadvantages. There are tons of activities to be involved with on campus. But the environment is not always the best.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Can go to the rec and play variety of sports. There are usually a lot of events on campus for students to attend. Just need to get out of your room and look for stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food could be a lot better, not really many options on campus or even in the cafe.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are just decent, they can be a lot better.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is hard but can be done if you try hard enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea on what you want to major in, don't be in college forever.

    In three sentences

    My school is a nice size university. I like that I am able to walk anywhere that i need to go. The advisers here aim to help all students at all times no matter what the situation is.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun is to join clubs, Greek life, hanging with friends, going out, and when you turn 21 going to pine street.

    Food and Dining

    The food is edible and every now and then they have a really delicious meal.

    Dorm Life

    The Ca's are a great joy, and help students with anything they need. The rules are reasonable and agreeable.

    Academic Rigor

    UCM is a challenging school, but it gives enough help and opportunities to ensure students do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    To come to UCM you will need to go on a visit and explore the campus. It is a great college for students who do not want a giant school.

    In three sentences

    University of Central Missouri would have to be rated an eight of 10. The students are friendly and great. The campus isn't huge but a good size.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun I like to bowl! Not every university has a bowling alley, but UCM does! I grew up bowling so being in the Union feels like home. :)

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places to eat on campus which is really convenient. The cafe also has pretty decent food. Each dining hall provides plenty of space and comfort to dine in. It sucks that most places close around dinner time, but those are the rules on most campuses.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but what I've seen they don't look too bad.

    Academic Rigor

    Always keep your syllabus on hand to check and make deadlines. My major is health studies and it is very challenging so I recommend that you should get a study group together in order to stay on top of the learning units. Fifteen credit hours is hard enough as it is so I suggest that if you take any more than that then you should not have a full-time job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always email your professor if you have any questions. It is better to understand an assignment than to turn it in and not be sure of the professor's expectations. Save each syllabus from each class because it is helpful in organizing due dates. You will look at it throughout the semester more than you think.

    In three sentences

    The professors are very passionate about the subject they teach. The school always welcomes students to events around campus. There is a good student to teacher ratio in each class.