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  • 07/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    33 out of 34 people found this review useful. 1 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is best for people who can balance well and who want the full college experience. The music department is great and extremely underrated around the country. kind of a little hidden gem in the world of music schools, so I highly recommend it to people who want to work in the music world. Also under their catagory of hidden gems, their psychology department is rated one of the highest compared to other state schools in the country. Not to mention it's engineering, agriculture and journalism schools that have helped it's reputation of great education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and don't get distracted by everything there is to do on campus. Mizzou is a lot of fun, buzzing with constant activity between sports, concerts, speakers and other special events but you can't let that get in the way of your academics. Mizzou is an educational facility first and they won't waste time letting you know that. Make sure you find the right group of people to be around who can help you succeed and have fun. Also, as in much of life, listening to those who have experienced it can help a lot so take as much advice from upperclassmen as possible. Finally, and this applies to any school, DON'T OVER WORK YOURSELF. When you're first registering for classes they're going to try and get you to sign up for about 16+ hours, DON'T LET THEM! It's important to remember that as an incoming freshmen you're adjusting to a new lifestyle and a new way of learning so take it easy your first semester. Start with around 12-14 credits (unless you have a scholarship that says otherwise... than do the bare minimum you have to do for them) so you can get settled and comfortable. Then second semester you can start to add more hours.

    Bang for the buck

    It's extremely pricey but worth it for all of the experiences they offer you and discounts you get on touring Broadway plays, concerts and food. But like I said it is extremely pricey and will set you back. I'm having to take a semester off to take some gen ed courses at community college to save money and I'm taking another semester off just to work to help pay. SCHOLARSHIPS AND LOANS ARE YOUR FRIENDS!

    Am enjoying being here

    The constant activity and friendships I've had and made at has made Mizzou a second home for me. I love it there and I visit every chance I get in the summer.

    Am learning a lot

    Mizzou is a huge learning experience in every aspect. I've learned not only about my subjects but about good study habits, organizational habits and myself. The teachers are generally understanding but tough and if you take the time to talk to them and work with them they will do everything in their power to help you succeed.

  • 07/31/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 2 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Say hi to everyone on your floor, that will be your family and home away from home, at least until you start meeting people in your 500+ student lecture halls. Join clubs or do intramural sports, its a great way to relieve stress and to do something you enjoy while networking and meeting new people. Use your resources- YOU ARE PAYING FOR SCHOOL, and basically a lot of salaries around there so don't let anyone a professor, TA or tutor take advantage of that, get help when you realize you need it and before it becomes too late. Some classes you only get 3 grades and after a bad one it is hard to bring it up.

    Am learning a lot

    Mizzou so far has been a great experience for me. I am currently about to start my sophomore year and I feel with the help and opportunities I had freshman year that I am ready to face the challenges on taking classes more in-depth to my major. Mizzou has a great general education requirement that allowed me to take classes that were outside my major and I primarily had no interest in, that opened my eyes to other opportunities and actually lead me to change my major to biology based on my general requirement class and how much I enjoyed the subject and the professors. Mizzou has also helped me gain confidence in my studies, before I was a constant C- math student always ruining my A/B's with that one C in math, but thanks to the Learning Center ( a student oriented, free tutoring service) they paired me with the perfect tutor who was willing to go above and beyond and helped me come out of Algebra with a new appreciation for the subject. Of course what is college with out your extracurricular and social life? There is so much to do at Mizzou I can barely touch base on it, every club you can think of is there, and even some that might peak your interest in something new. I wanted to try something new and now I work on the television show the Dynamo Effect for MUTV and have made some great friends, joining a club that is relevant for your major and one for something you may enjoy can help you strike a balance between work and play. Also Mizzou has a great dorm systems where they aren't too far apart for each other so visiting friends is a breeze and the nightlife is amazing for a town its size. The downtown area blends into the campus being a 10 minute walk from the center (Brady Commons) of campus. There are lots of nights for the under 21 crowd as well as places to eat and vintage and boutiques to shop at. The sporting events make for a fun free night (or discounted if you have a student pass) and every Friday night Mizzou after Dark plans something free for students, $5 for the public to do. I am 12 hours away from home and started out knowing not one person there. Now I am making friends that feel like family and making great grades for college that I didn't think I was prepared for. Mizzou is a wonderful experience for anyone who chooses to go. You just have to have the drive and confidence to find your niche.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 3 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    anyone who has good study and organization skills, keeps up on grades and easily works with their instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you go to this school, don't walk in and get pulled in by all the frills and thrills that the school offers. stay focused on your work, study, and then, if you have time, work in extra stuff that you can do on times when you have a gap between classes. don't forget, find scholarships and loans that you can use to pay for tuition and other costs. when looking at loans make sure it can be easily payed off later, you don't want it hanging over your head long after your out of school. find local jobs that can be easily worked into your school schedule and work for classes, my suggestion would be, if you like working with kids, adventure club. adventure club staff is predominantly college students and works great with any class schedule. finally, don't overload yourself with tons of extras and credit hours just because it says in your degree qualifications, this is only recommended for the students who want to get out quickly and are able to take the load. but don't let all of this bum you out, have fun when it's appropriate and find good friends that can help you through school but not act as a distraction/easy-way-out.

    Bang for the buck

    mu is a bit pricey with the tuition rates and their high end dorm rooms, but when it comes to most other colleges that offer what mizzou does for students to do, it's easy to say that it's the the better deal.

    Will enjoy being here

    I can certainly tell you that they have so much fun and cool things to do there. Their Homecoming celebration, it lasts 2 WEEKS!! (FYI: Mizzou was the first to start Homecoming celebrations). They also have a new Rec. Center that has anything a Sports/Athletics junky could want.

    Academic Rigor

    this is the best place in missouri to learn/earn the degree you want.

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 4 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student. The great thing about Mizzou is that everyone is so incredibly different and unique. There is always something interesting you can learn by just meeting different students here.

    Tips for prospective students

    ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS attend class. I was sitting in a lecture hall when one third of the class decided to leave early. The professor ended up giving everyone who stayed 10 extra credit points on the final exam. Make sure you take good notes, make friends, and have study groups. Having friends in a class will be the most beneficial thing.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a decently expensive college, but they do a good job with financial aid and ensuring that their students have the financial support they need. To be on the safe side however, make sure you apply for scholarships. (There's an amazing book store and it's very easy to student charge clothing and other items which makes your tuition rise quick)

    Am enjoying being here

    Seriously, I don't think I'd ever consider going to another school. Football games, thousand's of students, and the greek life here are simply phenomenal. [NOT TO MENTION WE JUST BEAT OKLAHOMA :)] The spirit we have here makes these four years the best of your life. Time fly's while you're having fun!

    Am learning a lot

    Your first day at Mizzou will be probably one of the best days of your life. However, you will learn quick the ways of college. The people at this school do an amazing at job at introducing people to one another by having several events during the first week to get people to bond together.

  • 12/03/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 5 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you're a student that will try to make Columbia your new home and get involved, then you will love Columbia. But it can be a very lonely and big place if you stay in your shell. (And definitely buy the student season ticket combo because the sports are excellent and a great way to meet other people)

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're in AP classes now and have an idea of what your major may be, make an appointment with your guidance counselor and make sure you AP credits will count towards your degree. Otherwise you find out the hard way, and its not cool.

    Bang for the buck

    If you have a set plan of what you want from college, whether you want to study abroad, and what you want out of your career, and you still feel that Mizzou can provide that, then you will get the bang for the buck. If you're undecided, getting general education requirements out of the way at a community college will save you a TON in the future. There is nothing a community college can't provide as far as gen eds that Mizzou can. Plus, Mizzou has a decent scholarship pool, but considering the increasing student population and demands for scholarships, they are being allocated more and more to Walter Williams scholars (33 ACT and top 10% in graduating class). Don't meet those? Neither do I. Mizzou's scholarships are severely lacking compared to Truman or Webster University in St. Louis. But if you love Mizzou, and are determined to go no where else, you can always scour websites like cappex to find scholarships for yourself. If you really love Mizzou you can always find a way to pay for it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Columbia is the perfect transition into the real world. Mizzou itself is a liberal atmosphere set in a conservative midwestern town. There are so many organizations to get involved in anyone can fit in anywhere. Greek town is a huge part of Mizzou life- their presence in Mizzou can be felt through their community service and the AMAZING parties. There are other non-greek community service organizations, clubs, free student activities to get involved in. We have free comedians (Lewis Black), concerts (Spill Canvas) and monthly outdoor movies to enjoy, outside of the bars and comedy clubs in downtown Columbia. Plus, the tigers and basketball are amazing, even for usually non-sports fans (me).

    Am learning a lot

    Mizzou is well known for its schools of medicine, veterinary medicine, law, and journalism. Going to Mizzou for a career in one of these schools will be one of the best investments a student could make. Having said that, Mizzou is exemplary in all aspects of education, but other degrees could be earned with an equal reputation and expertise at another, and less expensive, school. Being in the journalism school myself, I am aware that it is top tier in the country and I will not be hard pressed to find a job after graduation. The experience j students earn at Mizzou is unlike any other institution in the United States- not to mention the study abroad internship opportunities for students of any background. Plus, the size and diversity of degree options is helpful when a student changes majors. There is always another path to choose at Mizzou.

  • 06/09/2009

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

    3 out of 11 people found this review useful. 6 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    You really have to workk hard and study if you want to get in.

    Will learn a lot

    They really take time to teach even though it's a big school

  • 06/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 13 people found this review useful. 7 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All students.

    Tips for prospective students

    - GO TO CLASS!!!!!! - Figure out how you study. This can be one of the most important things and you should do this early. - Mizzou is a big campus but buildings are a lot closer that they appear on maps so get used to thinking something is further than it really is. - Don't try to cram at the last minute. It might work it might not so do your studying a few days ahead if you can.

    Bang for the buck

    I give this 3 stars not because you don't get bang for you buck; its because Mizzou REALLY wants their bucks. I have plenty of friends have to leave because of their financial situations. You get a great overall experience but they will pressure you for their money.

    Am enjoying being here

    The culture at Mizzou is great. From the Tiger Walk freshmen year, to homecoming, to all the sports events. You will always feel excitement at Mizzou. The parties aren't bad either.

    Am learning a lot

    Mizzou is a great place to be. Even if you struggle in a class you will learn a lot. The professors are highly intelligent and are very nice people.

  • 06/29/2009

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

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    industrious students journalism students people that like variety and excitement

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Check your school e-mail daily! Apply for scholarships! Branch out and meet new people!

  • 04/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 9 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for students wanting to branch out, for students wanting to have a big college experience and still have personal relationships, and for students who want to succeed in life. If you're willing to work hard and have fun. The University of Missouri is the place for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Basically, I'd have to say what one of the other reviewers said, and that's STAY FOCUSED. Mizzou has a ton of great opportunities and so much to do, but you're really here for one reason and that's to get an education. It's easy to get distracted but if you just TIME MANAGE a little bit, you'll be fine. Just don't get behind on your work, and ask for help if you need it. If there's one thing Mizzou has, it's plenty of help.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely, definitely worth the money. It will set you back quite a bit, I've been here for 2 years, 24,000 in debt! That's crazy, but it's reality. But we have a brand new student center, best gym (we call it the rec) ever, and a ton of other little perks, like computer labs everywhere, the Student Health Center, where you can go anytime you get sick, for FREEE, like seriously, whatever you could possibly be looking for, Mizzou has thought of and has, and continues to add. Not to mention excellent education. I'm accepted to the number one journalism school in the country. That's mindblowing!! How many people can say they went to the number one school in the country for their profession? I don't like debt, but if I thought for a second that it wasn't worth it, I would leave.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! When I say there's something for everyone, I kid you not. There are over 500 student organizations alone. As far as social life, and partying. There's a fair amount of that. I think it all depends on the people you hang out with. For the under 21 crowd, there's house parties, and on thursdays a few clubs will let you in, but for the most part, partying downtown is out. But, that doesn't really ruin much for me, I mean it's super easy to meet people here and everyone's pretty friendly.

    Am learning a lot

    Honestly, Mizzou is one of those schools where you definitely get in what you put in. If you want As, the teachers are going to make you work for them, and doing the bare minimum won't get you a C, it'll get you a D or an F, but Mizzou is NOT a difficult school. I think if anything you get a lot of life experiences here, the teachers do care about your success and there are so many opportunities for you to succeed. All in all, I've learned so much about myself here as well as academically, I would give Mizzou a 5, except I live in the library sometimes, and that's no fun.

  • 03/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Very active, competitive, and fun.

    Bang for the buck

    I've had a great experience and done a lot as a Freshman. Missouri Method in the J-School gets you involved right away.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Columbia has plenty of great restaurants, bars, etc. True/False Film Festival every year in late February / early March.

    Food and Dining

    Great food compared to other Universities that I've experienced.

    Dorm Life

    No problems at all. Lucked out with a great roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging classes, but also very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    You don't have to know what you intended major will be! Undecided is the third most popular choice for undergrads on campus. Take classes that could potentially guide you to your eventual major.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has a beautiful campus, great tradition, academics, and campus-wide activities. There are so many different things to get involved with and things to do. Of course, attending college in Missouri isn't the most appealing, but MU has been a great choice for me.

  • 06/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    You have got to know how to balance a social life and academics. And prioritize what is most important...Academics over a party any night!

    Tips for prospective students

    Number one GET INVOLVED!!!!! There are too many opportunities on campus not to get involved. Two try to get as many scholarships as possible to lessen the financial part. Three go to at least one football game! A tiger game is the best!

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said before, Mizzou is a huge financial commitment but you get to experience college at one of the best schools in the U.S. Academics are top notch, athletics are awesome and the student body is phenomenal. Professors are there to make your education the best it can possibly be and the school spirit is like nothing else!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is gorgeous and offers so much for students to do. It can be overwhelming at first but get involved! As a freshman I joined AAF Mizzou, the advertising club on campus and served as the only freshman on the executive board as the secretary. I got to help older students with a national competition, visit companies in my field, and learn from current professionals. This up coming year I will be serving on the executive board as Assistant Vice President of Public Relations. Joining clubs and getting involved makes the campus feel small and eventually like home. I am also a part of Greek Life on campus. I can honestly say that I love my sorority and have met so many people from all over the country because of joining. Its another great way to get involved because it's own little community. If going Greek is not something you're interested in, no big deal! There is plenty to do on and off campus for a social life. Downtown is awesome! Plenty of restaurants and 18 and older bars and dance clubs.

    Am learning a lot

    The University of Missouri is a huge financial and academic commitment but is has been the best commitment I have made so far in my life. There are several top notch degree programs and colleges on campus. If you are thinking about being a Journalism major it is THE best school to go to. I was automatically accepted into the School of Journalism...it has been the best experience. As a freshman I have learned so much about the industry, learned how to network, and learned how to set myself up for success as a journalist. The professors have all been successful professionals in their field and have so much to teach future journalist. As a freshman this past year I was in a Freshman Interest Group, that helped me meet people on my dorm floor and get involved. Through this group I volunteered at a retirement home close to campus, I suggest to anyone and everyone to volunteer somewhere. I loved spending my time at the retirement home. It was a learning experience in itself.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 186

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    downtown columbia surprised me because although it is relatively small, especially coming from inner city kansas city, there is so much to do each and every day. i spend almost every day down there, hanging out in a coffee shop or exploring an art gallery.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of food options at mizzou, with over six dining halls to choose from and plenty of other food options outside of the regular meal plans.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love my hall and floor. they are some of my closest friends. if i could live in the dorms for all four years, i probably would. the leaders on the floors are great too, very personable and friendly.

    Academic Rigor

    i am in some honors classes, and i know from experience that the work is challenging. however, it's not just the honors classes. every class i have been in so far has provided good work for me and forced me to spend a great deal outside of class studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    for future students, i would say to make sure that you keep up with your studies. with all the activities and fun available, it is easy to get distracted. definitely make frequent appointments with your major advisor and purposefully get to know all of your professors.

    In three sentences

    the university of missouri is fantastic. i wanted to go to a college that was outside of missouri, perhaps on a coast, but because of financial problems i was not able to do that. however, i consider having gone to university of missouri as one of the best things that has happened to me.

  • 12/20/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I never wanted to stay in Missouri for college, but now that I'm at the University of Missouri (better known as MIZZOU!) I love it! I couldn't imagine being as happy as I am now, anywhere else. The people are very helpful and friendly and you'll immediately fall in love!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour of the campus to get the feel of our glorious atmosphere. Even though Missouri is cold in the winters, I'm sure you'll find the campus breathtaking as well as the friendly students around campus that you can stop to ask questions.

    Bang for the buck

    We're always hiring on campus whether you want to work at our state of the art Student Rec, rated #1 by Sports Illustrated, or at one of the many dining facilities. I was also fortunate enough to receive plenty of financial aid where I didn't have to pay a dime out of pocket for my first year of college.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's plenty to do around campus and off campus. We're not that far from the downtown district and it's very easy to find your way around. We also have public transportation that is great for getting you to Walmart, Target, or the Columbia Mall as well as the movie theaters.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors really know their material. All of or professors have to write books and have a Ph.D in their prospective fields. We are bascially reading our professor materials. You can also have one-on-one talks with your professors for extra help with their very flexible office hours. If you need even more help, we have a student learning center that can provide you tutoring in any field you need tutoring in. MIZZOU is the greatest! =)

  • 01/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to put in the time and effort to do a good job. Traits that also can help include organization, multitasking and really good studying habits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always remember to plan your extra curricular activities around your studying not your studying around your extra curricular stuff. Its way to easy to get sidetracked by all the cool things MU and Columbia have to offer, don't forget that your grades should always come first. Also its very easy to let yourself burn out here, everyone should have one thing they can do that is just for fun and that doesn't necessary have anything to with your major, it makes handling stress much easier. On a side notes some tips to any incoming freshmen from some one who has been there done that. Bikes are usually easier to use on campus than cars, and they are generally good to have around just in case you need it. You can ride your bike on the roads in and around campus but that's kind of do at your own risk because the commuter buses can make that kind of scary at times. Your student ID is your best friend so do not leave it in your room or lose it, replacing it is not fun, and be sure to memorise your student ID number as soon as possible. Watch out when the counselor signs you up for first semester because they don't always make sure the commute from one class to another is actually possible and you can find yourself having to make a fifteen minute walk in a ten minute break between classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I think you get what you pay for at MU, for the most part. You learn a lot, you get to go to class every day on a beautiful and historic campus and like I mentioned earlier the dorms and food are all very good. I think personally the school store is a little overpriced at times but on the flip side you get discounts on the football game tickets.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something to do at MU, I don't think its possible to not keep busy. The sports, clubs and organizations are all over the place and I think there is literally something going on in some department almost everyday. On a more personal note, the staff is always very helpful, the food is amazing, and most of the dorms are really nice places to live.

    Am learning a lot

    If you are considering joining the University of Missouri family, be ready to come with an open mind and ready to learn. Don't be fooled by are party school reputation, MU is all about the academics and you will get a first rate education here. The teachers are, for the most part, very dedicated and caring individuals who genuinely want to help every student learn and succeed. All of my teachers from the Ag department have been very knowledgeable about their subjects, easily accessible, flexible and willing to help or answer any questions.

  • 01/17/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for everyone: whether you are shy or outgoing, you will be made to feel at home and comfortable in both your classes and dorm life. Unless you hate studying and don't want to learn, this school is right for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus becomes a lot smaller after you start to get to know people, so do not let the size intimidate you. The classes at Mizzou are the real deal: there is no such thing as a 'blow off' class here. The professors take their jobs very seriously and do not care if you show up or not. But I suggest showing up. The advisers are great about helping you with your schedule and will not try to make you take 16+ hours your first semester: mine would not let me sign up for more than 14. They understand that the transition between high school and college is difficult and WANT you to succeed.

    Bang for the buck

    While the price tag is a little staggering, Mizzou is good about giving out scholarships to help buffer the cost. But in the end, you get what you pay for: an excellent education and a great connection for your future.

    Am enjoying being here

    The social atmosphere are Mizzou is the best: there is always something going on at the campus or in walking distance in the district. If you aren't into partying, the college puts on many sober events that are actually a lot of fun. Everyone is also really friendly and will make you feel at home.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are great and are well versed in the subject that they are teaching. They will also meet with you when you need help and are always willing to help you learn and succeed.

  • 10/15/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 16 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Journalism is big here, but there are plenty of other options. Both hard-core party people and studious types can do well (I have plenty of both on my floor in Schurz Hall), but party people need to also know that they can't get by here without studying. People who know how to balance school, fun, and extracurricular activities should have no problems here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get very good academics, especially if you're out-of-state. There are a few academic scholarships here for nonresidents, such as the Mark Twain scholarship, which depends largely on your ACT score. Make sure you go to Summer Welcome, as it's a great chance to get to know the campus, make friends and get a lot of information. Also, if you already know what career you want and you're going to live in a dorm, check out the Freshman Interest Groups and Learning Communities on Mizzou's school website- basically you can live on the same floor as people w/the same interest as you. Also, try not to get more than 15 credit hours your first semester- there's going to be a lot of sports, clubs, and other activities going on, so you don't want to overload by adding a ton of school work. Take the first semester to adjust, then add more classes second semester if you think you're ready.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is pretty expensive for out-of-staters, but residents of MO get great deals- very low in-state tuition and LOTS of resident scholarships. There aren't many scholarships for non-residents, so the first year might be a bit expensive. But it's extremely easy to become a resident (live here for a year, make about $2,000 of MO-taxable money, and a few other requirements) so you could be paying in-state your sophmore year onward.

    Am enjoying being here

    Most of the dorms on campus are recently renovated and very nice to live in. Mizzou has a great educational system but there's definitely no denying that it's a party school, so if you're into partying, this is the place to be. But even freshman who just want to focus on school can enjoy dorm life, because parties happen outside the dorms, meaning most people are gone weekend nights, so it's relatively quiet.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are often large, usually anywhere between 50 and 500 for freshman, but several classes have smaller groups of about 20 for labs and discussions, so you still get to know people. The classes are very informative, and almost all teachers videotape their classes and put them on blackboard (a website for teachers to post grades, homework, etc for students) so even if you miss a class you can still get the information. Most classes are lecture based and reading the book is optional but extremely recommended if you want to do well on tests.

  • 03/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    mupd is always patrolling around campus.

    Greek Life

    greek life helps build connections whether in a service, social, or honors fraternity/ sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    anything you want to do, you have the opportunity of turning that into a club or an activity if it isn't already here at mizzou.

    Great for these types of students

    mizzou is great for students who are devoted to school work and for those who just want to develop their skills for the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    once you come to mizzou, you'll lean everything you need to know about our traditions. :)

    What to do for fun

    there are several things to do for fun. whether joining a club, being involved in campus activities like mizzou after dark, or going off of campus to have fun, there are opportunities of entertainment everywhere. columbia is not a boring town.

    Food and Dining

    the food is better than eating in a high school cafeteria. i recommend plaza or dobbs for their variety in foods.

    Dorm Life

    living in a dorm is really nice. several renovations have been made in order to provide a friendly living environment for students who live in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    your academics are only as hard as you make them out to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're interested in research, take a semester to get used to campus and settle into your extracurricular activities before you commit yourself to a research project.

    In three sentences

    the university of missouri has a great journalism school, veterinary school and nursing program. it is also know to be a national botanical garden, so expect a beautiful scenery if you visit here in the summer. also, the research opportunities here are excellent.

  • 12/10/2012

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    For all types, studious, social, and athletic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    shakespeare's pizza

    What to do for fun

    hang out downtown parties hanging out with friends going to football and basketball games

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ahead on applying for scholarships and finding a place to live.

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri is a great location with wonderful opportunities for students with all majors. Mizzou has wonderful traditions that motivates students and help up stand the long lasting Mizzou Tigers Sports teams. Mizzou was my one and only choice for school, that is why i rate it a 9 out of 10.

  • 01/27/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who doesn't mind being at a bigger school.

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in state and have good grades, Mizzou is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is a stone's throw away, and there are plenty of organizations ranging from Young Republicans to ballroom dancing.

    Food and Dining

    Plaza 900 is the best dining hall. Some Tigers have lovingly dubbed Dobbs Doo-doo Dobbs. Ha! There are a lot of different places to get food, but irregardless, the key word is moderation.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are alright, not exceptional but liveable.

    Academic Rigor

    It varies widely depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades up!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou's campus is extremely sprawling. Football is a big deal and games on Saturday are intense. It would be the perfect college life experience.

  • 05/22/2013

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Mizzou has their own campus police that are seen patrolling frequently

    Greek Life

    Greek life is fully represented and rush is a big event on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Top notch sports and club opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    Really anyone could find a home here at Mizzou.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I personally love the free slice of pizza that incoming freshmen get from Shakespeare's pizza (the best pizza on the planet).

    Bang for the buck

    Great school and environment but unfortunately still expensive.

    What to do for fun

    There is just so much to do here it's crazy. If you like outdoors, sports, dining, or indie movie theaters and concerts then this is the place for you!

    Food and Dining

    The town of columbia has amazing food choices.

    Dorm Life

    Many dorm activities like sports.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is very competitive

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply for the scholarships early because their application is due at the beginning of the calendar year.

    In three sentences

    This university has a beautiful campus and many resources for success. Also downtown columbia is a perfect college town. Columbia offers many affordable places to eat and hang out with friends.

  • 01/02/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Motivated students that want to have a success career. Work hard play hard type of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip is to find some way to be involved with a school activity. Even if it is within your major, there are many ways to get involved. It makes the school seem a lot smaller and will help you make friends to make the college experience more enjoyable.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that it depends on what type of person you are. I love MU and wouldn't change my decision, but it is a lot of money when we will all end up working at the same places even if I went to a cheaper school. I do think that it is a very good education though.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the environment I chose to surround myself in. I am in a sorority so I have made a close group of friends even though MU is a very large school. I loved the school spirit and overall feel.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned a lot during my time at MU. I took many college credits before entering college, but it is nothing like a class at MU. In particular, I have learned a lot of interesting and helpful information in my science classes that I will need later for nursing school.

  • 11/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for students who want the most out of their college experience. This university has so many different things to offer all kinds of students. We study hard so we can play hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit campus before applying for the university. This is the best way to see a glimpse of what is offered besides classes. Summer Welcome is also a very helpful experience to actually feel how large the campus is. Be sure participate in as many activities on campus once you get here. By participating in activities, you find that you meet a ton of students quickly and can find your true friends for life. Also, be prepared to actually study if you want to be successful.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is right in line with other state colleges. Even though it is a very large school, the close-knit campus and easy access to the downtown area are very much worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school spirit for the university is very contagious. Everyone loves the tigers and way the students get ready for the home football games is exciting. My first year Homecoming experience was more than I ever dreamed of. I participated in the parade, campus decorations and homecoming game.

    Am learning a lot

    Coming from a graduating class of 50 students, Mizzou was much different than I had experienced. Even though the classes are much larger than I expected, I found it great that the staff is always helpful when I need assistance on assignments or labs.

  • 12/17/2010

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

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    Great for these types of students

    If your an outgoing student, love of athletics, enjoy experiencing all seasons. Then University of Missouri-Columbia is for you also known as Mizzou. MIZ-ZOU!!

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a prospective student so it is hard for me to give you information, but the greatest advice that I can give you is follow the guidelines they go by for admitting a student into their university. If you don't think that you qualify for the university, I still encourage you to apply, because there are those circumstances where they will still admit you. If you have that spark their looking for in their student body.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is one of the highest rated schools in Missouri. You get a great education, experience, and learn so much more. It expensive even for a Missouri resident, but still will be worth the money your spending.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is so much to do at the University of Missouri. Not only do they have a great athletic environment they also have a lot of other activities for students to participate in. There is of course the typical Greek involvement, Venture Out, which is an outdoor program for the outdoor enthusiasts. The campus has a lot of stuff to do, but the town of Columbia is also a great place to live and has lots of places for students to go to. There is a well known club there called the Blue Note that has a lot of great musical talents constantly going there.

    Will learn a lot

    Even though I do not have my own experience at this University I know that it is a great school to get an education at, because of my families experiences. My brother went here for his business degree and about a month after his graduation he was offered a full-time job to run a camp in Colorado, his dream job.

  • 12/20/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is incredibly diverse and accommodates all kinds of students. There is something here for every type of person.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and loans. These help to cover the high cost that you will be facing. Find out what you love to do and join a club for it. With almost 30,000 students there is going to be a few with similar interests as you.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is expensive but they provide a high caliber learning experience that equals any of the top colleges in the country. They also provide a lot of free services such as busing, movies, concerts, etc that make the high cost well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    Mizzou is a blast! There are more than 100 clubs and activities to do. There is always something fun going on somewhere on campus. The campus is beautiful and the everyone seems to be really nice.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are tough but they really care about student learning. They go out of their way to help students and are willing to spend extra time outside of lectures. They really love what they are teaching and try to share that love with all students. You also will learn a lot about yourself, others, studying, etc. You will learn and grow both as a student and as a person here.

  • 01/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a big school that still has a small town atmosphere, Mizzou would definitely be a good choice for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, play hard.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things to do on Mizzou's campus! We constantly boast about how many intramurals and extra-curricular activities that are available.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes that Mizzou offers are challenging, but in a good way! You do have to study and do your homework, but it's all VERY well worth it in the end.

  • 02/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for someone with initiative. But no for someone who needs their hand held the whole way through. I would also highly recommend for undecided majors with a wide variety of interests. I had a career coach helping me choose classes that would fit a wide varitey of interests while still getting my somewhere and not wasting time. They have lots of resources like this available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to see your advisor nice and early before any registration. That is the one downfall in my opinion. Beware the Honors College. They do not always do what they promise.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is low, but there are not many scholarships offered. You must be a truly outstanding student to receive even a small bit of money since there are so many students vying for a scarce amount of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    Every day that I am here I love meeting new people. There is always something going on and so many traditions. it is a school with a history.

    Am learning a lot

    University of Missouri is great place for a wide variety of learning. bigger school means more classes. Coming here opened my eyes up to things I would have never considered simply due to the fact that the opportunities are readily available. Perfect for an undecided major.

  • 03/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I am in the Animal Science department at Mizzou, and it is amazing and I love it here. Also, there are a lot of Journalism majors that are here and the Journalism college is pretty amazing too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in all of the parties and activities on campus. Yes you need to have fun sometimes, but keep it to a normal scale. A lot of kids get here and all they do for the first semester/year is party and not care about their classes. There is a balance that you need to meet, don't go out partying before a big test, you will probably not do so hot on your test. You have to have some fun or you will go crazy, so try to find the perfect balance between classes and parties. Also, you get what you put into your classes, so don't just mess around and not take them seriously; after all they are what will prepare you for the rest of your life.

    Bang for the buck

    All of my classes have given me great returns for that amount of time and money that i put into them. But, if you don't put the time and effort into the classes you wont be able to get the Bang for the buck that you may be expecting. It is essential to work at all of your classes and not mess around constantly, or you will just be spending a lot of money for a small amount of education and a whole bunch of bad grades that wont be helpful as you continue on in your life.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE being here, the campus is wonderful! I grew up on a farm and was very nervous of the fact that the school was in a city, but it hardly seems as though it is in a metropolitan area. There are many activities to do on campus and you can almost always find something to do. Also, there are a variety of clubs and organizations to be involved with which makes college/dorm life that much better.

    Am learning a lot

    My education at Mizzou has been an amazing experience. The classes are tough, but very educational and teach you a lot. The majority of the teachers that I have had have genuinely cared about me and my education, you just have to take the time to get to know them. The amount of information that i have learned the the 1 and 1/2 semesters I have been here has been eminence, and much of what I have learned will be helpful when I am out of college.

  • 03/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    The social types will love this place. This is a huge place with tons of people, so you have to decide if that's something you want.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in campus activities, make friends in your classes, and visit your professors.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is, at least for me, very expensive. If you can get your own place after your first year I recommend doing it as it will save you quite a lot of money. I also recommend summer classes at a community college if its necessary that you take them, as they are much cheaper that what you would pay here for the same amount of credit hours. While Mizzou is really expensive, I believe they do put their money to good use. The campus is huge and the buildings are beautiful-especially the new student center and the bookstore. The Rec center is another great big place your money is spent on and it shows; the equipment and facilities are all top notch. Mizzou has also been doing a lot of remodeling lately, so they are trying to make the campus a nicer place. Most of the dorms have been remodeled already and some are still on the list. The only thing about the dorms you maybe upset about is the lack of space, but hey-its college and that's pretty much expected. At least everything is clean and new.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love Columbia and Mizzou. There is a lot to do here and the student groups are always putting events on for the students. You'll feel especially welcomed here in the beginning of the year, as there are plenty of events to get you integrated into new college life. The bottom line pretty much is there is always something to do. And for the party people out there, you'll never be bored with the night life. There are plenty of clubs and Greek parties to keep you satisfied if that's what you like to do.

    Am learning a lot

    There are a lot of grad students teaching classes here, especially at the lower level classes. They know what they are talking about thankfully, but some don't really know how to get the information across. Can't say I've been too impressed about that, although there are some grad. instructors that I would absolutely recommend (esp. in the classics department), so its kind of a 50/50 when it comes to grad instructors. I haven't been too impressed with the psychology grad instructors at all though. But graduate students aren't always a bad thing, and the larger your school is, the more of them there are likely to be. Its really only the lower level classes that they teach at, so as you move up in your college career, the more likely you are to have experienced instructors. But of course your experiences with each one will always be different. There really is a wide range of okay to amazing here and thankfully I have yet to run into any downright 'bad.' One of the best things though is that most of the faculty is always available. They actually want to talk to you and they like to hear what you have to say. If you are ever having any trouble or if you just downright don't understand something, chances are they're going to want to help you out. Your instructors are people too, and most the time they are really nice.

  • 06/30/2011

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

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    Bang for the buck

    This school cost about the same as other schools but the problem is that people in counties on the state line still have to pay out of state tuition.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus looks great and the rec center is amazing.

    Will learn a lot

    There are a lot of different majors here which is why I am choosing to pay out of state to go here.

  • 07/21/2011

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

    30 of 186

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Party goers, ambitious, and also love to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    Study as hard as you party

    Bang for the buck

    They give great scholarships :-)

    Will enjoy being here

    The students and parties are live

    Will learn a lot

    The school is amazing you will learn a lot with just one tour. The campus is beautiful and clean.

  • 08/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    i am currently a chemical engineering major and i absolutely love the engineering department. not only are they always available, but they are knowledgeable and want their students to succeed. they offer tutoring for engineering students and great advisers that know what they are doing. extremely important because sometimes having someone to go to in such a big campus is a blessing.

    Tips for prospective students

    coming into mizzou as a well-rounded individual will make you the most successful at taking advantage of all the university has to offer. have an open mind and reach out for new experiences. above all challenge yourself!

    Bang for the buck

    although the institution comes at a high price, many scholarships are offered for merit, diversity, and sports/ organization affiliations. talking with counselors and looking into scholarships and grants are important if you are wanting to make your mizzou price-tag smaller. everything said and done though, i believe the experience and education here are priceless.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere on campus is positive and extremely volunteer- orientated. Both the teachers and the students have a passion for learning and a pride for the campus as a whole. Tons of organizations allow for one to explore and meet new people while having fun. The only downside is the amount of work and stress that comes with such a big university, this however is worth it in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    the variety of classes offered for undergraduates at mizzou is overwhelming, but allows each student to challenge their self and set their own pace. my teachers are intelligent and know how to actually teach the material not just apply it on their own, and i love that the honors classes are smaller.

  • 09/21/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Although Mizzou is extremely expensive, it is well worth the education you will receive

    Will learn a lot

    Mizzou was Missouri's first state university,and i must say it is definitely by far the best.

  • 09/23/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I dont know if it is financially the best but it definately is a good choice if you are a part of the A+ program in highschool.

    Will enjoy being here

    There is great teachers and some very good classes. Also the other students are very accepting and make for good peers.

    Will learn a lot

    Both my parents went to Mizzou and got degrees from there. From what they have told me it is a great school that teaches very well but can be hard to learn for freshman due to partying that takes place around campus

  • 09/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anywhere from social, outgoing students to smart, shy, hardworking ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips for prospective students would be: 1) Do not skip class! It becomes a bad habit, and the lectures are a crucial part of exams 2) Be social! Go to club meetings, socials, and other fun activities to make new friends and 3) Study hard! Priorities are always a mess in your first year of college. Just remember grades are the reason you are here! Sometimes getting better grades are more important than partying.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou was my first choice in schools, and I do not regret it at all. You get a great learning experience, make lots of friends, participate in lots of fun activities, and have the college experience of a lifetime.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love Mizzou's campus. It's beautiful, the people are friendly, and there is always something to do. Not a day goes by where I am sitting at home bored. I actually enjoy how large the campus is, but I know some people that dislike it. It just depends on how much you like walking.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at Mizzou are amazing. I went from being a small town girl to a school of 30,000 students. Some of my classes are around 500 students in a lecture hall, & some of my classes average around 20. Regardless, the curriculum is great, & the learning experience is amazing!

  • 10/06/2011

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The University of Missouri- Columbia is FABULOUS for students who want to major in Journalism, who love the Tigers, and want to have a fabulous college experience. Also, students have to enjoy having a larger population on campus; there's a ton of people, but it doesn't really seem like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep trying for higher and higher ACT scores. Also, don't worry about not knowing a career path when you enter. THEY HAVE OVER HUNDREDS TO CHOOSE FROM!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    For in-state students, it's a fabulous opportunity! For out of state students, I've seen more expensive schools offer a lot less. The University of Missouri- Columbia is perfect!

    Will enjoy being here

    I know I just went to visit the campus, but there is so much to do here. Not only is the academic opportunity wonderful, but it's embedded into Columbia, so the campus flows right into the downtown district.

    Will learn a lot

    The campus has a great learning environment will a library filled with over 3 million books and professors as well as teachers assistants. Also, you can join academic groups to help you along the way!

  • 10/18/2011

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

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    Bang for the buck

    This University has great internship opportunities, top of the line labs and professors that will be at your disposal 100% of the time.

    Will enjoy being here

    Columbia is a small college town that has big city activities and accomodations in a small town.

    Will learn a lot

    Mizzou is a large Research University that prides itself on their Journalism, Medical and Engineering programs. They have fantastic staff and professors from all around the world. Students will use all the labs and research equipment to enhance their learning.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't mind being on a big campus, and can handle classes with hundreds of students in them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus before applying

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for all types of people, especially those who love the outdoors. There are tons of cool trails in the city of Columbia.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for kids who are already responsible for their actions and know how to make good choices.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up with your reading in your classes. Don't go off to college thinking you are free to do whatever you want. You need to be responsible and attend classes and do your homework.

    Bang for the buck

    It could be a little more reasonable.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for professional level students because the environment is concussive to learning but you would have to seek elsewhere for financial support.

    Tips for prospective students

    UMC is overall a good place to come and study because there are not a whole lot of distractions. Money- wise, don't get caught up into getting a whole lot of loans; maybe initially but after that find scholarships, fellowships and internships to support yourself on. Unfortunately, UMC does not have a whole lot of institutional scholarships so you have to seek elsewhere to satisfy that area.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't know what is meant by bang the buck but I assume it is related to the cost of living. The cost of living here is modest compared to a lot of other cites be they major or just college towns.

    Am enjoying being here

    Somewhat, but I wish the people were more receptive to non-traditional hard working students.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes I am learning but the enviroment should put more emphasis on rewarding those who are trying to make a difference here at this instittution.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who are like to make friends and like to have stuff to do all the time.

    Tips for prospective students

    try to get in It is a great university.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a good price compared to other colleges in the vicinity

    Am enjoying being here

    I am having the best time of my life at college at mizzou.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors are not always the best but the material is good.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Engineering Anthropology Business

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus is expensive, and the dining service is a rip-off. There are many apartments in the city that are very affordable.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    I actually work at one of the cafeterias on campus, which has worked great with my class schedule and has allowed me to meet a lot of new people. Most of the cafeterias have a grill, salad and pasta bar, dessert area, and a deli. Along with the cafeterias, there are also a variety of places to eat in the Student Center or Downtown.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to meet new people and join in activities/clubs around campus. Many people leave their doors open, which allows you to meet people that are living in your building. There are dorm governments that include leadership and volunteer opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you apply yourself, do the work, and study, classes are manageable and doable. It's important to attend classes, take notes, and to balance your time wisely- if one does all this, then classes will not be such a hassle.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri-Columbia has a variety of majors, clubs, and opportunities to explore. It provides one with the tools to be successful in life, and immerses students in a diverse learning environment. It is a place to create a solid foundation in regards to academics and friendships, a foundation that will stay with you for the rest of your life.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    great greek life!

    What to do for fun

    lots of shops within walking distance of campus, many parties, and a bunch of activities on campus!

    Food and Dining

    many on campus options.

    Dorm Life

    dorms are very modern.

    Academic Rigor

    depends on your major, but strong business school and the best journalism school in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    consider going greek! it has a large presence here on campus.

    In three sentences

    attending the university of missouri is one of the best choices i have ever made. the atmosphere is fun and welcoming. students are some of the most friendly people around.

  • 01/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    dining hall food is good. of course its not anything like home cooked meals that my mom makes but it's still good. my favorite dining halls would be dobbs and plaza, both of these places food taste the best. plus, dobbs is right by my dorm so it's really easy to roll out of bed and catch some breakfast.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is a great experience. it gives you an opportunity to meet other freshman's or upper class men. you can also get involved in your dorm as well, which is another way to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics here are serious. in order to receive an a you have to really apply yourself, not just going to class and doing the work. you have to study and constantly review the material. no professor will freely pass out a's and the grading scale at mizzou is quite different than a lot of colleges. the scale can go from a+, a, a- and each one effects your gpa differently.

    Tips for prospective students

    for incoming students i would tell them to do research to make sure this is the place they really want to be. mizzou is not at all easy and if your heart and mind isn't in to studying or coming hear you want succeed. however, if there's ever anything they may be struggling in there are of course several resources to help them out.

    In three sentences

    it is an amazing school with wonderful opportunities. going to this university will allow many benefits for me when it's time to go out and find a job. although, this school is quite large there's numerous resources around to make you feel comfortable, and not as if your just merely a number.

  • 02/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    top notch.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    to rub the nose on the face statue near jesse hall and you will pass your next exam.

    What to do for fun

    the recreation center and downtown columbia

    Academic Rigor

    nice teachers, for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    apply for as many scholarships and grants as you can.

    In three sentences

    it is a very big but very friendly school. everyone trys to get along with everyone.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus is very safe for the most part.

    Greek Life

    the greek life is good. a great way to interact and form strong relationships with your peers.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs and activities to engage in no matter what your interest may be.

    Great for these types of students

    great for fun, social, and academically stable students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    some great locations are the colums, the tiger, and speakers circle

    Bang for the buck

    things are fairly cheap in missouri do to the low cost of living.

    What to do for fun

    lots of parties, many restaurants, the mall, going to the movies, bowling, camping

    Food and Dining

    many great restaurants outside of campus in addition to low cost dining on campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorm life at mizzou is costly, but convenient and fun. you will meet a lot of people.

    Academic Rigor

    the academics at mizzou are very well constructed, but challenging. you should work very hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    some tips for prospective students are to never lose your id. stay on campus your first semester. also utilize the rec center as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    the university of missouri-columbia is a great school. it focuses on the importance of education. this is a wonderful place to study and form a career.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    greek life is huge here

    Great for these types of students

    very social, outgoing

    Bang for the buck

    it is pretty pricey without any scholarships or financial aid

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of things to do for fun. downtown columbia is right next to campus, as well as greek town. there is never a shortage of options of things to do on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    for campus food, it is very good. there's a nice selection of different dining halls and the meal plan system is really efficient.

    Dorm Life

    dorm life is so much fun here! the res-life staff are all very friendly and helpful if you need it.

    Academic Rigor

    all of my professors have been very thorough and helpful. studying is essential to do well on the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    live in the cheapest dorms your first year. studying comes first, but still enjoy the social aspect. don't schedule super early classes.

    In three sentences

    it's definitely one of the best life choices i've made. the campus is nice and it's so easy to meet new people everyday. i have no complaints about any of my classes or professors.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    in the beginning, dining hall food wasn't too bad, but you definitely get sick of the same food all the time. on a scale of 1-10, i would give the dining halls about a 7.

    Dorm Life

    i live in one of the nicest and newest dorms on campus, hawthorn, and i love it here. it is a great mix of people and right by the rec. it is the perfect location in the middle of campus. in a scale from 1-10, i would give my hall a 9, but not all the dorms are like mine, so i cannot speak for them.

    Academic Rigor

    as long as you stay focused on your studies, which should always come first, you will be fine. time management is everything and college tests that for many people. some cannot handle it all, but as long as school comes first, everything will be great. in a scale from 1-10 based on difficulty, i would give mizzou a 9.

    Tips for prospective students

    more than anything, i would tell a future student to get involved because it teaches you time management. in addition, being involved looks amazing on a resume and makes your time here that more worth while.

    In three sentences

    in a scale from 1-10, i would give mizzou an 8. mizzou is an amazing school, but if you are not very involved, your chances of getting into your department is very limited. some people have to work and can't always be involved as they would like, which is not quite fair.

  • 02/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ... most of the time. don't go out on weird streets at night of course. but other then that, very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    everyone that is social and hard working

    Bang for the buck

    excellent opportunities is every field you could possibly go into. lots of connections available.

    What to do for fun

    study, dance clubs, dorm parties, eat, sleep

    Food and Dining

    food choice is great. there are tons of options to choose from on campus, a little bit out of campus, and in town.

    Dorm Life

    i was a commuter.

    Academic Rigor

    it really depends on the class and the teacher. you really don't get a lot of homework in most of your classes, but i do suggest studying. tests are for the most part hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    live in columbia, preferably on or near campus so you don't have to park in the commuter parking lot. its terrible!!

    In three sentences

    great college, challenging classes, terrible parking.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    if you decide to study business and other related major, mizzou may not be a good choice. but for other majors, you can put it in you school lists.

    In three sentences

    mizzou is a very cute, neat college town. i am currently studying at mu. as an international student, you may feel that it is a very friendly little town with enough sources. if you like little town, mizzou may be a good choice.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the safety rate is so high because the population in columbia is relative low. and most population are students. even there are some crimes happened, each student will receive email from campus police office.

    Greek Life

    there are so many different types of greek life in campus. in addition, school offers many buildings for greek lifes. however, as an international student, i am not very familiar with this part.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many clubs in downtown. every friday and saturday night, almost each club is full.

    Great for these types of students

    the 70% of students are white american. 20% of them are black american. and 10% of students are international students. chinese and indian students occupy most.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    student center dining. this location just opened last year, but it has been one of the most popular places for students. students can eat food, borrow laptops, talking with friends. compare to studying in the library, student center is more free and open.

    Bang for the buck

    the environment and academic qualification are worthy the amount i pay each semester. although the study fees is not cheap, the processors teach me a lot. in addition, the living expense in columbia is relative lower than other cities.

    What to do for fun

    mu has a very good and professional student recreation center. the center offers almost all sports, and it also include sauna bath and hot spring. in addition, there are so many organizations. the box office of mu offers many movie tickets and theater tickets. students can buy these tickets with lower price.

    Food and Dining

    mu has many dinning halls for students. they offer many kinds of food. since 2011, mu open a new place, called student center dining. it offers many choices like pizza, burgers, drinks and sushi. it is so convenient and so nice. in addition, student can buy meal plan for the dining halls, so the average price of each meal is about 8 dollars.

    Dorm Life

    i live out of campus because the living expense in campus is so expensive. although i live out of campus, my apartment is near the campus, and it offers shuttle. it only takes about 10 minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    after you enroll in accounting major successfully, you will find that the accounting classes become harder a lot. however, if you can follow the processors, you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    the requirement of applying accounting major needs the minimum gpa should be at least than 3.6. the accounting program is so competitive.

    In three sentences

    professors are so professional and nice. the school environment is so beautiful. career services offers many useful information.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    more emergency polls than truman university

    Greek Life

    best time of your life.

    Clubs and Activities

    rec sports

    Great for these types of students

    social students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    lots of free events

    Bang for the buck

    sport teams are good and games are fun

    What to do for fun

    the gym is the best place to work out

    Food and Dining

    the food is wonderful with many different locations and options

    Dorm Life

    you will meet the best and worse people

    Academic Rigor

    attend professor office hours

    Tips for prospective students

    learn how to study

    In three sentences

    the university has exactly professors and a broad range of majors. they have specialized schools with each major. being excepted into the specialized school is competitive.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so many options when looking for things to do on campus! in the student center events and activities are always being advertised, sometimes including free t-shirts and food! if you aren't lookin to stop by, there is also a website called stufftodo.missouri.edu whic lists all upcoming events at mizzou!

    Food and Dining

    mizzou offers a variety of dining halls which all provide different things and other dining options that you can also use your meal plan for. there is also an app which tells you the menu for each place daily!

    Dorm Life

    the residence hall life is a very fun experience! there is always something going on whether its a bbq, a game night, or several other exciting events. there are also several floor community advisors who are there to talk to you and give advice or settle roommate disputes.

    Academic Rigor

    education wise, mizzou is a moderately difficult university. as in any form of school, success simply comes with doing the work. despite the course rigor, you are ensured with lots of support from teachers, free tutoring services, and study groups in many residence halls.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking for a very technologically upated university that caters to students needs this is the university for you! here at mizzou there is a major, club/organization, sport, and several opportunities for everyone.

    In three sentences

    the university of missouri is a very well organized and diverse university. there are several different colleges within the university with advisers which will provide you a smaller setting if that's what you are looking for. it is also very much so recognized for sports and the top journalism school in the us.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The MU police department has a visible presence, and you feel very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or activity for almost every interest.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of student clubs, and events. There are also several good clubs in the area.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very good.

    Dorm Life

    They don't have enough dorms for all the incoming freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very worth while.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, look for off campus housing early, during your freshman year. Pay attention in class.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good school. The campus is very good. The classes are very good.

  • 03/30/2012

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Great great great school.

  • 04/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The Museum Advisory Council of Students is the art history club and it's really fun. It gets you involved with the museum events and is good experience for artists and all types of majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Greek life is horrible and consumes the entire school.

    Bang for the buck

    No scholarships available, confusing financial aid department.

    What to do for fun

    Go downtown and shop, eat, and play music.

    Food and Dining

    I liked the dining halls I've been too all right.

    Dorm Life

    Did not live in a dorm here

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to school here if you like relationships with teachers, one on one help, and not feel like just a number.

    In three sentences

    It is way too big and doesn't really care about its students. Professors of large lecture classes have no interest in their students and it is near impossible to learn in that type of environment. There is no type of class involvement or interaction available.

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police is very present on campus but not too overwhelming.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost any interest. If there isn't then its very easy to start your own club.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions: Riding the tiger, streaking across the quad, painting the M, climbing on top of Jesse Hall Locations: Student Center, Jesse Hall, Francis Quadrangle, Stankowski Field, Mizzou Rec Center, Memorial Union, Speaker's Circle.

    Food and Dining

    Better than your average cafeteria delicacies

    Dorm Life

    Nothing special

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly depends on your major and the courses that you take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to take a day to actually tour the campus for yourself. That way when classes start, you won't be too lost or overwhelmed.

  • 04/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I constantly see campus police and campus security around, and it is well lit.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge variety of organizations you can be involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    People who like to go out with friends; those who are willing to put a lot of time and dedication into their schooling.

    What to do for fun

    Sometimes the school has events like $1 movies each month, among other things, but there are a variety of things you can do off campus. Columbia offers a wide variety of dining options, there are plenty of parks, multiple movie theatres, sporting events, and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    The hours are a little strange, and sometimes the food isn't that great. The meal plans are fairly expensive too, and it's a waste of money if you don't use all of your meals.

    Dorm Life

    They could definitely do more to make it a more pleasant experience. I didn't really get to know anyone in my hall, and the summer orientation as a freshman can be a bit awkward when you're being introduced to people who will live around you. Some dorms are certainly nicer than others, but in general it's safe and friendly environment.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be pretty tough, depending on what classes you are enrolled in. As expected, some courses will be easier than others, but it's mostly about what you personally take away from it and the value you find in it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's not that hard to get accepted, but don't kid yourself: this isn't high school. It may start out easy, but it will get tougher, so make sure you're dedicated. Be honest, have integrity, and work hard while you're here.

    In three sentences

    In general it is a great school academically that can offer you a wide variety of options. Even if you're unsure of what you want to do it is simple to change your major. You can also find some very supportive staff to help you along the way.

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Rec center has lots of activites to do and even classes you can take. An e-mail is always sent to your student account to update on events. Downtown has lots of cute shops and the mall is not to far away either.

    Food and Dining

    If you don't get a meal plan, there are restaraunts very close to campus and even in the student center.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not like high school and will take more work, but staying ontop of assignments is not difficult. Just keep everything organized.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help. Maps are very helpful.

    In three sentences

    College-oriented town. Very friendly. Lots of activities and events that occur every week.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, there are several things available: for example, every wednesday and friday and saturday, movies are presented in an auditorium. wednesday nights are free and on the weekends its only one dollar!

    Food and Dining

    At MU, the food and dining halls are reasonable. The quality of food is great and the creativity from the managers of the dining halls is like none other.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at MU is rather fun especially when you get involved with the dorm organizations such as hall governments.

    Academic Rigor

    Like many schools, the level of difficulty of any class is determined by how hard you want to make it. Nonetheless, the classes are rigorous and do require time consumption for things such as required readings and sometimes online homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keeping a sober head is important for academic success. Another thing is to take advantage of all the resources available to students through the university.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, MU is an enormous roar of enthusiasm, community, and leadership. At MU, students are presented the opportunity to get involved with different groups of individuals with similar interests. Similarly, creating a friendly relationship with a professor of a favorite class is as easy as it is to call this school home for four years once exposed to the great community.

  • 04/23/2012

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

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, you get better chances for scholarships and get to pick your residence hall quicker too.

    In three sentences

    When I visited campus I fell in love. It's beautiful and bustling with activity. But the campus is not too spread out which gave it smaller feel too.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police force as well as the town police. There is also a whole team of security guards. We also have STRIPES, which is a program sponsored by the school for safe, sober driving.

    Greek Life

    I'm not personally in Greek life, but my roommate is in a sorority. They seem to have sororities and fraternities for any kind of emphasis. They have the sweethearts, bookworms, etc. There is Frat Row and Greek Town here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There seems to be a club for almost anything here. There is a Cupcake Club, clubs specified to languages (i.e. Spanish Club). There are clubs to help animals. Other activities are club sports and study abroad opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    If you enjoy sports, there is an excellent football team here. There is also a good basketball team. If you enjoy music or theater, there are programs for each of those as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is speakers circle, where people come in on their free will to try to persuade you on something. There is also the Quad, where the columns are. Also, we have a real Quidditch team. I'm not sure how many colleges can say that.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is definitely expensive, but with scholarships and grants, they try to help you out as much as they can. They realize not everyone comes from money.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie theaters and a mall. There is also Downtown, which a lot of people go to. There is always some event or party or something on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually not that bad here. They make you real food from fresh ingredients, and it's all prepared right then and there.

    Dorm Life

    I love living somewhere where I can escape to somewhere else. In my dorm we have FIGS (Freshman Interest Groups) who are like your family. I like that sense of community when I'm away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    I never studied in high school and managed to get A's. It's not the case here. You have to study and study, and sometimes that's not even enough. You will definitely get a different perspective here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't wait until the last minute to do everything. Also, don't think that because in high school you never studied, you won't have to study here. It's more complicated. Go to all your classes, and enjoy yourself!

    In three sentences

    There is a good college-town vibe here. The professors really seem to know exactly what they're doing. The vastness of the campus is overwhelming, but refreshing.

  • 05/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are stations with alarms across the campus and the main part of campus is lit up. However, there are parts of campus that are unlit and i have herd of at least four people getting mugged this year. There is most likely more but they do very well on keeping issues like these quiet. The ones I know about are only from participating in the student government.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge on the mizzou campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an endless amout of clubs on campus and ost are good about keeping you informed.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for those who wish to participate in greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    7 Traditions of Mizzou 1. climb the dome of Jesse hall, which is 105 feet tall. The best way to approach this is to climb the rain spout instead of using the latter- but beware of cameras and alarms! 2.explore the tunnels that run from the power plant to Schlundt Hall and the Chemistry Building. Another tunnel runs from the basement of Jesse Hall to Switzler Hall. The best way to achieve this is to find a man hole that is covered by grates, but beware of the alarm system. 3.kiss the 50-yard line at Faurot field that is named after coach Don Faurot. In order to do this you need to figure out how to get through the locked gate, but rumor has it that there are silent motion sensors on the field. 4.Streaking across the Quad is the fourth tradition. The only way to approach this to build up the courage and to not look back. 5.ride the tiger in Tiger Plaza. The tiger is roughly around 11 feet tall. When climbing the tiger, it is best to have someone help you up. You can get extra points for having more people on the tiger at one time. 6.swim in Brady Foundation located in Tiger Plaza as well. Just putting your toes in the foundation doesn’t count you must go all in. If you extra points then you can swim laps in it. 7.scream “I love Mizzou” in Speaker Circle. This tradition will help you embrace your First Amendment rights. The louder the better, and make sure to show your Mizzou pride especially right before a KU game. WARNING: only #5 and #7 are legal!

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you pay for. If you are wishing to go to another university the professors will most likely be better but they also cost more. ON the other hand it may cost 2X as much as a local college but the experience is a lot better than that of a community college

    What to do for fun

    The campus is never short for planning activities. Although most of the student population does not attend. A huge attraction here is the rec center ,but don't let that be the deciding factor on the school. Most students will only go at the beginning of the school year, before spring break, and before summer.

    Food and Dining

    The first few weeks you will think the food is excellent, but after awhile the food options become monotonous and the options that they are serving will rarely match up with the menu posted. Also, if your a vegetarian its every man for himself; most of your meals will end up being carrots and a dinner roll.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms rooms are small but that is to be expected with any college. Alot of the dorms have a problem with the water tasting funny and i believe this is due to the calcium build up on the pipes so bring a water filter.

    Academic Rigor

    For every one good teacher hear there is 40 bad teachers. All the teachers know the subject well but they are horrible at communicating it to the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you ask current students before choosing a professor or even looking on sites online like www.ratemyprofessor.com . This could be the difference between you passing and failing a class.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a good college for those who don't mind paying the extra dollar or those who can handle the big campus. The teacher's are lacking a bit so don't always expect what you learn in class to be the exam. Rely on teaching yourself from your textbook.

  • 05/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of different clubs at Mizzou. Anything you want to have a club for, you can have a club as long as you have a faculty advisor and at least 5 members.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game day: Wear Gold, Arrive early, Stay late.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Columbia, is located within walking distance of campus. There are movie theatres, bowling allies within a 5 minute drive, and a pool hall in the student center. The Recreation Center on campus also provides the Jungle Gym which provides over 100 pieces of cardio equipment, over 50 strength/conditioning machines, as well as free weights and treadmills. Scroggs Peak which is the indoor rock climbing tower. The Pump Room offers platform weight lifting, squat racks, a multi-station machine, a Smith machine with free weights and dumbbell racks set to a fantastic house sound system. The Rec also has 5 Racquetball and Squash courts, over 10 Basketball courts, Tiger X Studios for workout classes. The 50m competitive pool, as well as diving complex provide many opportunities for all athletes.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different dining halls located across campus, each providing something different at each meal, as well as different options of food to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    As stated previously, Freshmen Interest Groups really help with the ease into college life by providing an immediate friend group. In addition, all freshmen are required to live on campus for their first year. This allows not only for friendships to be made but also for students to become more comfortable on campus as well as providing the convenience of being able to walk to all of your classes without having to worry about parking.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, there are always going to be some classes harder than others. However, if you study and actually go to class it is not that bad. Class sizes range from 15-300 depending on the topic. That having been said, even the professors teaching the 300 student lecture take the time and offer help to any students who ask for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a FIG (Freshmen Interest Group). In addition to providing ease within dorm assignments, FIGs allow for friendships to be easily made. The people within your FIG live on your floor, are in the same major, and generally are enrolled in the same classes. If you ever have a question on a homework assignment or want a group of people to study with for the upcoming exam, all you have to do is walk down the hall. FIGs provide opportunities for friendship and study groups.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a great school, that provides amazing opportunities for the students. Education is a top priority while still providing many outlets for entertainment and school spirit.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is very few crimes on campus, nothing big, maybe a robbery here and there, but security tries to stay on top of things as much as they can. There are a lot of emergency buttons to push around campus, but they're just spread out, but you'll know where they are once you see them.

    Greek Life

    Don't try and pledge anything your first year if you can't handle it. Try to learn about all of them first before you decide if it's best for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    get involved as much as you can.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You have to ride the tiger !

    What to do for fun

    explore downtown with your friends, go to a couple of frats on the weekends. You'll hear about a lot of parties by word of mouth. Go to the probates, they are a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    After a while the food gets repetitive and you get tired of it, so you start to order out more.

    Dorm Life

    My experience was great. I had a clean roommate, and I only had to share a bathroom with four people. Everybody on your floor sort of becomes like your little family for the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good, and you learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Don't let procrastination get the best of you, study early and keep up with your grades!

    In three sentences

    It is a very great school, friendly people, and great environment.

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, even at night if i'm walking by myself. There are emergency response poles that are illuminated at night and when the buttons are pressed on the poles, someone will come to your aid in 3 minutes or less. Also, campus police are always on campus and making rounds. dorms lock after a certain hour and only residents of the dorm can swipe their cards into their buildings. I always feel safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    In the beginning of the year, the campus is always lively. There are always activities going on on campus, from jump rope competitions to ice cream socials. The student center usually has activities almost every friday in the beginning of the year. Also, there are activities that go on in the dorms, sometimes the whole dorm gets together and sometimes just the floor gets together to play games or watch the Tigers win!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of diners to choose from, Plaza is my personal favorite. Plaza, Dobbs and Rollins are buffet style dining halls and there are monthly themes for holidays and sometimes just random themes such as late night breakfast! Plus, if the dining halls don't have what you want theres always Morts (amazing waffle fries with cheese and turkey burgers!), Bucks (ice cream, for a sweet tooth) and there are tons of places in the student center!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, there are suite style, traditional, singles and doubles. There is also off campus housing which are very nice as well. At all of the other colleges I visited, Mizzou had the best dorms hands down. Most of them are newer and they are very nice inside and out, they are kept up every weekday and they feel like a home away from home!

    Academic Rigor

    At Mizzou, there aren't many easy classes. Even the pre-requisite classes require a ton of studying, so it's best to evenly divide your time amongst all of the courses you're taking. Also, I have learned that talking to your teachers and showing your face helps out A LOT!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved your very first semester and map out your classes prior to the first day of classes. Talk to your teachers and get to know them! Eat healthy and don't pack on the freshman 15, theres no excuse because there is an amazing rec center!

    In three sentences

    My school is amazing. The campus is beautiful, most of the teachers are great and understanding and the student rec center is amazing. There are so many opportunities there and so many organizations to get involved with!

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely well lit, and there are campus police who are always close by. One of the greatest security measures the campus has to protect everyone is the availability of someone to take someone home who has been drinking too much. No questions are asked, and for everyone's safety, someone is kept off the road who could possibly hurt him/herself or others.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus and off campus. There is one for any type of personality. Greek Life sponsors many activities and provides assistance to others in need, as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs available to all interests. There are clubs for athletes and non-athletes. There are chess clubs, science clubs, forensic clubs, and much, much more. There are also political clubs and clubs to explore any interest you might have.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Missouri is so large that there is truly something for everyone. If you are athletic, it has the 5th highest rated recreational center in the country. The university also has majors and activities and sponsors available for any interest you can imagine!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Jesse Hall has been there forever and is the center of campus. It is a museum unto itself. The student union is also a place that has some changes but is a fortress that binds the campus and alumni together.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a state university, so it is not as expensive as a private university. I would challenge anyone to find a better learning institution, however. And because it is so diverse, it carries the opportunity to learn much more than just academics - it is a model for experiencing life in a setting where you are free to make mistakes and to learn from them.

    What to do for fun

    The university has many activities that are on campus, including music festivals, movies, and sports (the Missouri Tiger football and basketball teams, in particular). The town is a college town, so there are many street events. There are also activities put on by fraternities and sororities and by independents, as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining halls, and you are not restricted to any single dining hall. The university makes it very easy to access nutritious food in an environment that is pleasant to be in. There are many options available to a student for places to eat, using their dining card.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are set up so that you can enter a dorm that houses people with similar interests or professional aspirations. They have many activities so that there is always something for a person to do or some way to meet more people. If there are problems or issues of concern, there is always someone there to assist you.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Missouri - Columbia, sets high standards for their students, but they also make help available for those who desire it. You will not be short-changed in your academic education here. Professors, no matter what their status, are eager and willing to talk to students and to help them understand concepts; just ask them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know that you are paying for the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds in their field and do not be afraid to ask questions. Take advantage of the facilities that are available to you, such as the recreation center and the theater. Enjoy your independence, but set limits for yourself and stick to them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri at Columbia is a college that is geared toward academic excellence. It has professors and teaching assistants who are knowledgeable and who take time to try to get to know their students. The faculty is open to answering questions and developing student interests.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Little to no crime happens on the campus, and if it does, there are clergy reports sent to everyone's email to warn them of the occurrence. There are emergency stations spread all throughout the campus so if you ever feel in danger, just press a little button and help is on the way. The campus is really large and I've even walked around at night and felt safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life at Mizzouis very involved. There are Panhellenic (historically black) and non- Panhellenic organizations, and they all work together so there are no problems. But if you don't get involved, you are still very well accepted.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you do not find anything to do here, it is your fault. There is a club or sport for everyone and if not... you can make one! We even have a quidditch team, come on, you've GOT to find something.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is a great school if you're lively and want the total college experience. If you don't mind a very large campus, and want to get involved in every way you can imagine, come here. It would also be a good idea if you want to be apart of the number one Journalism school in the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    When you're a freshman, you do a Tiger Walk through the Columns to symbolize your entrance into Mizzou. If you're worried about an exam, you can rub the nose of the David R. Francis nose and it's supposed to get you an A. Also, there is a building called Memorial Union, it was built to honor the student soldiers that died in WWII and when you walk under it, you are supposed to take off your hat and be quiet to honor those who fought for our country.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is a bit expensive. I'm in-state and my father went there and it's STILL expensive. I honestly feel like if you don't want to go for Journalism, it's almost a waste of money, but they do spoil you and there are so many scholarships available. There is even work study, but the price could still be brought down some.

    What to do for fun

    There shouldn't be any reason why you get bored at Mizzou because there is literally always something going on. There are always parties or sports games or even fashion shows! The only reason you wouldn't have fun is if you just stayed in your room all day and didn't try to meet anyone.

    Food and Dining

    To be honest, the food is one of the reasons I chose Mizzou. You like Chinese, go to Sabai, you like Mexican, go to baja... there are SO many choices. The staff is also very nice AND the dining halls always offer jobs just incase you need extra cash.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is one of the BEST parts of Mizzou. As soon as you move in, everyone makes a huge effort to introduce themselves. Every hall has been or is being modified, so everything is perfect and the room sizes are decent, except for Gillett/Hudson where the rooms are half the size of regular rooms. Also, try to get involved in Hall Government, it looks great on resumes!!

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Missouri is a great school to come to if you are ready to learn. Although some lecture classes are very large (400 people), there are always TAs to help you understand, as well as tutoring and office hours. Harder subjects like foreign languages or English will be smaller, so you'll be perfectly fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved, but don't get so involved that you lose focus on what you came for, education. Make sure that you always set aside time to study, and prepare for class, because it can trip you up in the end. Mizzou offers all of the help you may need, however, try to stay away from the bookstore and student charging!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a wonderful school that challenges you academically. Aside from the great education you receive, there are a great number of activities you can join, so everyone fits in. There's something for EVERYONE at Mizzou!

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I used to walk back to my dorm at 1 and 2 in the morning from the downtown side of campus and I felt fairly safe. For a state campus I don't worry all that much I feel safe. Lots of lights at night, lots of emergency contact poles every few feet. People are always out too so you're not walking around alone.

    Greek Life

    It's everywhere and if you're not Greek it makes you feel like a bit of an outsider. They do a lot of good for campus and a lot of times drive the night life as well. But if you don't go Greek you aren't as alone as it seems at first.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many activities, you just have to be willing to go out and get involved and MSA is always excited to add more clubs and activities to its list. This helps a lot when you don't want to go Greek.

    Great for these types of students

    Social butterflies do well at Mizzou, lots of people to meet all the time and get to know. At the same time those sorts of people that like to be left alone can do well here too. There are lots of places to be left alone and not disturbed. For the most part, people mind there own business.

    Bang for the buck

    I'm a in-state student and I think it can be a bit pricey, I can't imagine how the out-of-state kids manage to afford Mizzou. As a journalism student I can also warn future Journalism majors that they charge an extra fee for each journalism class you enroll in. That and the University has a monopoly on the journalism books so they, along with any textbook you get from the University will be expensive.

    What to do for fun

    My friends and I hang out at each others dorms, go to shows hosted by campus, parties hosted by the Mizzou After Dark committee. We wonder around downtown Columbia, just walking distant from the campus or we will drive to the Columbia mall.

    Food and Dining

    The running joke on campus is that it is not the Freshman 15 but instead the Mizzou 22. Our food on campus is fantastic and there are always lots of options at all 4 of our dining halls. We also have a eastern asian restaurant and a mexican restaurant. There are little convince stores where you can use your mean points to buy chips, yogurt, pizza and other to-go items. We even have a Late Night Americano order restaurant open for late night munchies.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Galena, one of the newer dorms and I loved them. My best friend lived in one of the older dorms, McDavid that was on the edge of campus while I was at the center. Dorm life itself, even in the older dorms can be fun and is safe. The issue I have with ResLife is that there aren't enough rooms for the amount of students they have on campus. I was put in a converted study room and was charged full price for a standard double. It put a damper on my college experience at first but my roommate and I made the best of it and we loved our room.

    Academic Rigor

    As a journalism major already in major-related courses, I can openly tell you that some of the courses are hard, and there to try to scare you away from the more rigorous majors. At the same time some the basic gen eds can complete jokes and it shows when only a fifth of the class actually shows up on non-exams day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get to know people as soon as possible and get involved as soon as you can. There are 30,000 + students on campus and it can make you feel alone at times. However, if you make at least a few good friends this can be amazing campus and school with lots of spirit and loyalty and memories just waiting to be made.

    In three sentences

    Lost of students here, meaning lots of opportunities, lots of competition and lots of being just another face. Depending on the intended major the programs can be astounding and strong or complete jokes. The truth is for a state school the place can seem small and close-knit or completely ostracizing.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is somewhat a vague subject. We've had two armed robberies in the past 2 months that were during the daylight on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities. The university has regular shows and movie plays etc...

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and organizations. Also, there are a lot of activities apart from the clubs and organizations that are managed by the university.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but the variety is not that great unless you buy food with the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I do not have experience with the Dorm Life but from what I hear from my friends, it is pretty decent.

    Academic Rigor

    great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in organizations as you will benefit greatly.

    In three sentences

    This is a great school. The professors are very knowledgeable. The campus is beautiful and there are lots of opportunities to get connected to organizations and different clubs.

  • 06/14/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    Pretty much all the dorms have all you can eat style food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I'm living is new and they provide somewhere to live for all students.

    In three sentences

    The J-School is one of the best in the country which is why I'm attending! The campus is beautiful in both the winter and summer. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is there to suck money. Basically.

    What to do for fun

    I have no experience with sorority/fraternity life but joining clubs and going downtown provides plenty of entertainment if you don't bored easily. If you have a car even better as there are plenty of shops and places in Columbia.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of choices and they change the menu everyday. It does get repetitive after awhile however

    Dorm Life

    Make a few good friends on your floor because if you're in a FIG you'll see those people a lot.

    Academic Rigor

    Chemistry is average in difficulty. The engineering department provides a good challenge. The romance languages are a joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    No matter how cliche it is: get involved. Don't go into greek town at night by yourself without a buddy.

    In three sentences

    The campus is large but not overly so. There are bad teachers and good teachers and if you're lucky enough to get a good one you'll enjoy your semester. If not...better luck next time.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is always someone on campus that is looking to keep the students safe. I always see cops driving by and campus security riding on golf carts.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite tradition is when walking under the Memorial Union building located on campus, one is supposed to be quiet and pay respects to the soldiers that served during World War II.

    Bang for the buck

    I like to think of this as the saying The amount of money you put in your tuition is like an investment into your future. Mizzou is a reasonable amount of money to pay and especially the connections that are provided to the students.

    What to do for fun

    The campus life is amazing and there is always something going on for new students to meet the old, and even for the current students to branch out even more. If you are 21 or older, the downtown life is always a fun option as well.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are incredible and always kept extremely clean. There is about three different halls to choose from, that all have a plentiful amount of different food.

    Dorm Life

    I unfortunately did not attend Mizzou my freshman year and did not get the opportunity to live in the dorms, but I visited my friends that did and I loved the experience. The dorms were extremely clean and seemed to stay that way throughout the year.

    Academic Rigor

    Mizzou is pretty fair with their academics and how well the students succeed. There are rules that need to be followed, depending on what organization/event that is chosen.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise putting yourself out there in any way possible. Talk to your dorm neighbors and don't be afraid to attend floor meetings and events. Connections can happen with anyone, so be aware of what is being discussed.

    In three sentences

    My experience at Mizzou has been incredible so far and I wouldn't trade my decision to transfer there, my sophomore year, for anything. I have made a plentiful amount of friends and connections through attending the University. Immediately after visiting, the decision to transfer felt like the exact fit for myself.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is also a big part of the university.

    Greek Life

    Huge at th University of Missouri-Columbia.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of these.

    What to do for fun

    Ther is so much to do that all I can say is Everything.

    Food and Dining

    There are about 5-6 different dininghalls and that's not including other places to eat. Great!

    Dorm Life

    I personally don't like sharing rooms, but other than that it's pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    This area at most high at this university, I garuntee you.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you get there, don't slack off if it seems easy, because it will get hard. Just be on top of your game year round.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a very big in everything, sports, ethnicity, religion. There are so my different type of majors that you can graduate with just about any degree from this school. Last but not least, there is so much to do, and so much help.

  • 06/27/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Football, Basketball and the Ozarks.

    Food and Dining

    Great food on my visits to the college.

    Dorm Life

    No experience with this yet

    Academic Rigor

    MU is one of the top colleges when it come to academic rates. Graduates have high percentage in getting jobs

    Tips for prospective students

    They seem very good in providing tip to new students. Other students very helpful

    In three sentences

    Very good record and expectations. Looking forward to attending one of the finest schools in the country. Sport and acedemics are going to be fun!

  • 06/28/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    Columbia is a true college town, and the MU campus is the hub of that town. Bigger cities like St. Louis or Chicago or Philadelphia or Los Angeles can't hold a candle to the level of safety you will come to expect and appreciate at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

    Greek Life

    I'm not in a frat and never will be apart of one but have friends in Mizzou Greek life who love it.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what major you're in Mizzou has a club for you. There are hundreds of student groups to choose from and not all of them have to be related to a major, they can bring together a group of students who share a hobby like disc golf. As mentioned before there are also tons of coffee shops and music venues. The MU campus is located basically right by downtown so there's no shortage of anything to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Hipster kids, outgoing socialite types, maybe even some of us on the richer side. The student population is made up of a lot of well-off students who call St. Louis and Kansas City home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The columns are these giant stone edifices more at home in ancient Greece or Rome than in Columbia, MO. But they're a huge part of the campus's identity and we wouldn't have them any other place. Harpo's is one of the best campus bars in the nation.

    Bang for the buck

    $9,000 for books and tuition in-state is pretty pricey, especially when you consider places like Cal and UCLA give in-state students free tuition, or offer a different plan other than just hiking up tuition rates and making private loans do the heavy lifting.

    What to do for fun

    Columbia is constantly getting new bands in town to any one of their several awesome venues, the college has literally hundreds of clubs to choose from, coffee shops are all over campus for a more relaxed environment and youth - boundless, endless youth! - waits on every street. Go talk to them and see what THEY do for fun!

    Food and Dining

    Harpo's, Flat Branch, Shakespeare's Pizza. Columbia is home to some of the best eats in the midwest, let alone just college towns.

    Dorm Life

    Was never in a dorm, can't really comment. My sister liked it but doesn't talk to her dorm mates - that's another story entirely.

    Academic Rigor

    Missouri is the state's flagship college with a nationally-recognized and historically significant Journalism School. Their medical school is perhaps the top in the state, and most of their programs are only second to Washington University in St. Louis, which is a private college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out and meet people, get involved in clubs and organizations, go to sports games, do whatever it takes to get yourself out there and make connections. Manage your time wisely between having fun and practicing the daily grind of college life. Get loans and payment figured out way ahead of time.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is the flagship university for the state of Missouri. This is a university that boasts some of the top athletics, top academics, student groups, campus activities, etc. in the nation. We have a saying in Missouri that you need to Show Me what you're all about - here at Mizzou it's all on display.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rarely any safety issues, after all it's a midwestern university so there's a very polite and laid back demeanor. Every once in a while there is the occasional lawbreaker or troublemaker but overall you'll never really feel threatened. Just be smart and stick with friends.

    Greek Life

    Very strong at Mizzou. A lot of great traditions, opportunities, and friendships available. Good for networking and enjoying the college experience. Highly suggest joining greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, a TON of clubs and activities. Just put yourself out there and go for it and you'll end up somewhere you fit in and it'll be a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Pretty much any type of student. There is such an extremely wide variety of opportunities, groups, and organizations at Mizzou that if you look hard enough, you can find your niche.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A fun thing my roommate and I did was the eight things you have to do before you leave Mizzou, some are illegal so be cautious on those. To name a few: screaming I Love Mizzou at speakers circle, kissing the fifty yard line at Faurot Field, and riding the tiger at tiger plaza. Plus MU's the home of Homecoming!!!

    Bang for the buck

    Like I said, if you put in the time and hard work a degree from Mizzou can be well worth it. Mizzou is a pretty dang good school academically so if you get good grades and graduate, that's saying something. Also, college is suppose to be the mot exciting time of your life, and this holds true at Mizzou.

    What to do for fun

    A ton of organizations available to join with fun events. Great athletic teams, especially football and basketball, so going to game's is always really fun. Downtown has hundreds of cool places to eat and fun places at night to go dancing or hang out.Always something going on either on campus or off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food may not always be the healthiest but it's guaranteed to be delicious. If you want to eat healthy then you can always find something to eat. It just takes a little bit of looking. All you can eat style for most of them, so it's hard to beat.

    Dorm Life

    You can meet some good friends here. I've left the dorms, but I still keep in touch with some of my old dorm friends. There are a lot of dorm sponsored activities and for the most part they are really nice and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Mizzou is as hard as you want it to be. If you want to succeed, make good grades, and ultimately put yourself in a great position come graduation, then it will take some time and hard work. You can coast by, but as in anything that isn't very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in some kind of group, team, or organization. MU is a large school and the best way to experience it is to get a good base group of friends. Then, from there you can branch off and meet even more people and join other organizations. Also, as in other college, time management is important.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou provides an excellent environment for students of all backgrounds to learn and grow. Mizzou allows students the opportunity to excel in a plethora of fields of study and the amount of fun activities and events is nearly endless. It's overall just a great place to learn, meet friends, and experience new things.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    During the day the campus is safe because there is always someone around but during the day between the times 1:00am and 3:00am are the times you have to worry about.

    Greek Life

    We have both African American and Caucasian greek life as well as male and female. We even have two christian frats!

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I stated there are more than 300 clubs and you can even make one with at least 9 people if you cant find one to fit you. We even have a quidditch club

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    RIDE THE TIGER!!! Do most of the freshman traditions if you have the chance but not all. Definitely not all

    What to do for fun

    If you want to go out and party which i;m sure you will, make sure that you call stripes for a ride home. There are over 300 clubs or organizations that you can join or even start your own.

    Food and Dining

    Instead of a Mizzou 15lbs we have a Mizzou 25 and that's there for a reason. We have ten star dining and you can eat how ever much you want...just dont get carried away.

    Dorm Life

    You'll meet so many new friends her and maybe even keep some old ones, even though sometimes you'll have to make the first move with the new ones.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said before it's going to be well earned. If youre really good at balancing work and play then youll do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have all of your money handled before you start school cause youll be way too busy having fun to remember about it. Get a tutor as well because this well earned degree that you'll receive will have to be well earned.

    In three sentences

    I'd give my school one hundred stars if I had the chance. There are minor problems and I wouldn't even change those if I could. This ws my pick from the beginning and I regret nothing.

  • 07/03/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Football and Basketball games

    In three sentences

    The millions of times Ive been on campus at Mizzou it seems to improve everytime. The school is great, the students their are really nice. I hope I get accepted

  • 07/05/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Great scenery, and very close to the main attraction of Columbia- downtown! There are a lot of boutiques and delicious food.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of variety! There are so many options to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    It definetely feels like you have the whole place to yourself. Really convenient too.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on how you manage your time.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are willing to help out, and there is the Student Success Center, which offers tutoring.

    In three sentences

    Very good campus life. The Rec Center is amazing! Michael Phelps has competed in it...I've seen it!

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want an active sporting event school! Mizzou has recently joined the SEC! GO TIGERS!

    What to do for fun

    The University of MO campus offers a wide variety of fun activities to attend. These can be easily searched for on their website as well as among your dorms. There are posts and screens all over campus to tell you about different campus wide activities. Look also to your e-mail for the weekly info e-mail!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is plentiful and delicious! There are many places on campus to choose from. If you don't feel like eating in a dining hall, our student center offers a variety of foods from freshly made sandwiches, to sushi, and our own burger joint!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun and exciting! You get to meet so many new people in your first year here! The amenities are great, the choices are awesome, and the experience is memorable!

    Academic Rigor

    The professors here are always willing to help. Mizzou students work well together! There are tons of different resources to help you get to where you want to be academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a student organization that you feel is interesting to you and don't be afraid to go to their first meetings or orientations. The group will welcome you with open arms and help make the best out of your undergraduate experience. Never be afraid to try anything new on campus or attend events!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has an amazing amount of spirit and pride. The students here are outgoing, proud, and love their school. I enjoyed my experience here as an undergraduate and that is the reason why I am back here for my second degree.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I am involved in Greek Life and it is amazing. An experience that everyone should at least try. Greeks get a bad name, but they are some of the nicest people I know.

    Great for these types of students

    A journalism school for sure. The program is very competitive, so make sure that your grades are great and you're ready for a lot of hard work.

    Bang for the buck

    A little expensive in my opinion, even for in state tuition. Apply for as many scholarships as possible and keep your grades up so you can get more government funding.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the people I know go to frat parties, but there are off campus parties as well. Pretty much everyone is up to have fun, but high school friends usually stick together.

    Food and Dining

    The food starts out great, but you get sick of it very quickly. Thankfully, there are many other options downtown that you can experience.

    Dorm Life

    I had a very bad dorm experience with one roommate being very promiscuous and the other being a racist hermit. It was not enjoyable or healthy to say the least.

    Academic Rigor

    If you don't study, attend, or pay attention in certain classes, you will not do well. Each course is different and depends on the professor. Some are very laid-back while others are the most uptight people you will ever meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely don't get sucked into partying too much. Class is more important and should always be placed first.

    In three sentences

    It has a lot of school spirit, but is not very diverse. Each ethnicity sticks together with a few exceptions. A good school, but not great.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is one of my biggest issues with Mizzou. I do not feel our campus is that safe at night. Many muggings and assaults happen every year when students are walking around late at night on campus. I do think our police force should do a better job patrolling at night to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    I am a member of Greek life at Mizzou and It has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. It has allowed me to grow as a person and introduced me to many different types of people. I would suggest to anyone to look into the Greek system because it has so much to offer.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much any club you could ever want to join is at Mizzou. One of the great things is if you want to add another club it is really easy to get it set up and even get funding from the University for events or trips.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Mizzou is great for all types of students because there are so many diverse activities that people can get involved in. There are smaller organizations for those that are not as willing to get in front of large groups and there are also campus wide leadership positions for those that like to be in the spotlight.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou has TONS of traditions from walking through the columns as a freshmen and walking back through them again as a senior. Homecoming is a HUGE tradition at Mizzou since the first ever homecoming game was played in Columbia,Mo it is always a big deal and many fun activities are available on campus the week of homecoming (house decorations, midnight breakfast, etc).

    Bang for the buck

    I really enjoy Mizzou and I know I am getting a great education but I do think it is over priced based on that other schools of similar size and prestige are less expensive. But you are paying for the Mizzou experience!

    What to do for fun

    there are so many things you can do for fun at Mizzou, there is something for everyone (concerts, games, sports, clubs, etc.).

    Food and Dining

    Great food! Dining halls are top-notch and have pretty much anything you could ever want to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience in my dorm, it was clean the staff was friendly and I met a lot of people from my floor. It was easy to get to know people. Rooms were much larger than other schools I looked at!

    Academic Rigor

    When you take math/science courses they are very difficult Mizzou does a great job giving rigorous courses in this area but it is also possible to find humanities classes that are a little easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign- up for classes early, consider joining the Greek community. This will give you a great way to branch out and meet like minded people.

    In three sentences

    Has a great selection of majors and courses. Beautiful campus with many clubs and activities that are available to join. Great learning environment but also very easy to have fun.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are plenty to choose from, getting into some was a little difficult

    Great for these types of students

    wanting fun and a good education

    What to do for fun

    hang out with my room mates

    Food and Dining

    plenty of things to choose from and really can make you gain your MIZZOU if you are not careful

    Dorm Life

    I was not in the dorms...if was extended campus and I enjoyed it

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved on campus

    In three sentences

    Nice enviroment, fun people and great opportunties

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou is FILLED with tradtions! From kissing the 50 yard line, to the battle cry and Missouri Waltz done at football games. The school spirit at Mizzou is unbelievable! I can't tell you everything though because that would ruin all the fun exciting surprises!

    Bang for the buck

    There are always good coupons being handed out around campus for things such as dining and beauty salons. Everything is expensive in the eyes of a college student, but with the help of the coupons you can splurge every once in a while.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of things to do for fun. Joining the greek system is a great way to meet people and make friends. There are many other ways to socialize such as: clubs, rec sports, and interest groups. If you're interested in volunteering opportunties, there are many to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great and they have numerous choices at every dining hall. Beware of the sweets though if you're watching your figure. Healthy alternatives are always available also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all newly renovated. I reccommend all students live in the dorm for a minimum of one year. It's a good way to form your independence and make friends before moving out on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    All majors vary. Some classes are more difficult than others; however, if you're willing to put in the work and ask for help when needed you can overcome the challenging courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work. College takes self-discipline so it is important that you know you are motivated and willing to put in the effort. The classes are big; however, if you take the time to introduce yourself to your professors, they will be more than willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri offers diversity for all students and has a variety of degrees to choose from. Each college within the university is focused on student learning and helping students achieve their goals. Obtaining a degree from the University of Missouri will open numerous career opportunities in the future.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Great school if you dont know what you want to do in life and it is a great school even if you do know

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a great school. There is so much going on in Columbia all the time. Coming here was the best decision I made in my life

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security does a great job of keeping campus a safe environment.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is really great for everyone. If you are outgoing, you will excel exceptionally. On the other hand, if you are more on the shy side Mizzou will have a place for you as well. That is the greatest thing about the amount of students attending the school. Everyone can find their place.

    What to do for fun

    Football games are the greatest experience you will have in college. Go to every single game you can!

    Food and Dining

    There is on campus dining on every corner of campus!

    Dorm Life

    Activities planned for the dorms allow you to meet students with ease

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a lot from you. If you are not willing and eager to learn, chances are you will not do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid of the large student population. The individual colleges do a great job at making you feel right at home. Be ready to have more school spirit than you ever thought was possible.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a large university that allows a smaller university feel. The students are eager to accept everyone and the professors are exceptional. The school spirit of the campus is overwhelming and awesome!

  • 08/03/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Where to begin! Mizzou hosts several events on campus in addition to all that Columbia has to offer. Everyone can find something to do any day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    Columbia is filled with countless places to eat, from bar and grill to customized stir fry made right in front of you. The food on campus is very tasty as well.

    Dorm Life

    Mizzou provides many different types of dorms and living communities, allowing everyone to find someplace they will be comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes at Mizzou yet, so I'm not sure how rigorous they are.

    Tips for prospective students

    During your junior and senior years especially, apply early for colleges and scholarships, do your research, and try not to procrastinate. It makes getting everything done much easier.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a big school in a big town, but has a small town feel which is comforting because I am from a small town. There are also several student groups and organizations to get involved in, allowing everyone a chance to find their niche and become comfortable in a new place. Everyone seems really friendly and willing to help with whatever you may need, so I'm very excited to begin my college career at Mizzou.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mizzou has a very safe feel to it. It is a closed campus during class time, with the exception of a few campus vehicles. There is also a student organization called Stripes that students can call if they fell that they are in an unsafe situation and it will bring them home. There is also a system in place called Red Dot and Green Dot that helps students identify if they are in a dangerous situation.

    Greek Life

    Last statistic that I heard is 30%. About 30% of the students at Mizzou are Greek. There are PHA sororities, IFC fraternities, and NPHC fraternities and sororities. There are even some other Christian, Jewish, and ethnic sororities and fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of activities that are available. Almost too many. But, it provides a fun atmosphere at the school and many stress-relieving activities for the students. The town where Mizzou is located doesn't have a huge variety of activities for the students, but the students and the university do a very good job of providing entertainment.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be involved and invested in their education will do well here. People who want to have a second family will thrive.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou has a LOT of school spirit. I'm sure that there will be new traditions forming this year because they are joining the SEC. One of the traditions is walking underneath the arches of the Student Union and being quiet. Another tradition is tramping around the columns in the middle of the quad.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is not cheap for a public university. One way to cut costs is to buy your books from one of the comparison websites that is NOT the bookstore. Do not buy your books from the bookstore unless it's a custom book and you have to.

    What to do for fun

    Mizzou has TONS of things to do for fun. Columbia is a fair sized town with a cute downtown area right off campus. There are lots of clubs and student organizations and it's easy to create one if the one you want doesn't exist.

    Food and Dining

    The food depends on which dining hall you eat in. The students know which dining halls to go to for certain food. Dobbs is by far the best and stay away from Sabai, if you get a chance to eat on campus. One unique thing about the Mizzou dining experience is the amount of options available in the student center. You can swipe your ID and eat something there for half of a swipe.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at Mizzou are gorgeous, especially the new ones! Freshmen are required to live on campus, but they can live in any hall: community or suite-style living. The dorms are very clean and conveniently located. There are unique things about each dorm so prospective students should consider all of them!

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor honestly depends on how much you are willing to work. Mizzou does challenge you in many different ways, which contributes greatly to the rigor of the courses. If you do not apply yourself, ask questions, and maybe even attend study groups, you will not do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in all of the activities and clubs on campus. There are so many things to do, but settle in before you commit yourself to too many things. Choose one activity that relates to your major and one activity that is just for fun. Also, GO TO GAMES!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has a beautiful campus and lots of different opportunities for students. The professors are helpful and there are many programs that will help lengthen your resume. Mizzou has something for everyone.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very well lit and there are emergency phones everywhere on campus. Campus PD is readily available and you hardly ever hear of bad incidents.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at Mizzou, but it's not everything. You will be completely fine socially if you decide not to do the Greek thing, but there are definitely a lot of social opportunities available through Greek life.

    Bang for the buck

    Charming big school with small school feel. Good education for mid-Missouri public school. Worth the money, lots of scholarship available

    What to do for fun

    On campus parties are always fun, and Mizzou always has lots of campus-sponsored events that are actually really fun. They have popular, new movies set up on Wednesday and weekend nights for like $1-$3.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options all spread out around the campus. Plaza 900 and Dobbs are the most popular, depending on where you live. Rollins Late Night is also a great option for late night snacks.

    Dorm Life

    Great, new dorms. The campus is huge, so try to pick central locations and dorms that are close to friends if you know people going into school with you. Jones, Lathrop, Laws are all good for sorority rush girls. South, Center, and North are great dorms for people looking for nice, new, spacious dorms in a popular res hall area.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty of classes really depends on what major you are in and how much effort you put into your schoolwork. Business and education majors are fairly easy, while engineering and nursing majors are difficult. Always put in the extra effort to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you are okay with going to a big school. Chances are you won't see people you know that often - unless you are from the St. Louis or Kansas City areas.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great place for students to get to know themselves in the context of the real world. The city is great and the campus is just big enough to offer a huge variety of classes, people and activities, but just small enough to feel like home.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a pretty safe campus. I've never witnessed in any criminal activity or known anyone to be victim of a crime. But whenever a crime is reported on campus there is usually an email to notify students. Through the course of the year though I believe I've received no more than 10 of them. Also, there are poles with emergency buttons on campus to signal MU police. I would recommend ladies to not walk by themselves late at night or really early morning and if you do carry protection like pepper spray or talk on the phone with a friend.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is not dominant on campus. There are a lot of Greek organizations but nothing really sets them apart from Greek organizations on other campuses. They party, do a few fundraisers, volunteer work, and put on okay step shows. Many of the minority Greek organizations put on probates which are public ceremonies to showcase their new members. I am not involved in Greek Life though so I can not say too much about it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 600, enough said. Most likely you can find an organization for just about anything and if you do not, you can start one and possibly get funding for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for a variety of students. It is great for those that are social and seek to make connections because there are plenty to make. I believe it's best suited for those seeking a good education while at the same time wanting to get involved. Whether on campus or in the Columbia community, there are plenty of ways for students to be active. It is easy to be the student that stays only in their studies but you also can be the student who does well in their studies and takes an active role in the community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of traditions at Mizzou. In August before classes begin the freshman assemble for Tiger Walk where they walk through the Columns toward Jesse Hall. Tiger Walk is symbolic of a student's entrance into the University of Missouri. When students graduate they walk through the columns away from Jesse Hall. This is Tiger Prowl and is symbolic of students becoming Mizzou alumni. There are seven traditions all students are supposed to do before they graduate: climb the dome of Jesse Hall, explore the tunnels, kiss the 50-yard line on Faurot Field, streak across the Quad, ride the tiger in Tiger Plaza, swim in Brady Fountain, and yell I love Mizzou! in Speakers Circle. I forewarn anyone that wants to attempt these that some of them are illegal.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of a college education in general is high. When comparing the cost of attendance of Mizzou to other comparable schools it is reasonably priced. All in all, Mizzou is a great institution. It has an atmosphere conducive to learning but also fun and relaxation. Mizzou is a worthwhile investment for those that are going to take advantage of what is available to them. Although tuition has increased this past year due to state budget cuts, school administration is committed to keeping cost of attendance down to make affording an education there attainable to most. For those needing extra financial help, I recommend applying for as many scholarships as you can. There are scholarship offered through the school for incoming freshman, continuing students, and different departments. Also, there are on campus jobs for students. I emphasize strongly, it is important with any money you get you need to manage it wisely.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus or in Columbia. There are events the Greeks put on, concerts, plays, and our amazing Rec Center. You can take classes there, get massages, go swimming, rock climb, and oh yeah workout. Admittance for students is free but classes and massages are paid for. Football and basketball game weekends are extremely popular but you must pay for them. All other sports students receive free admittance. In the Student Center, there is a place called The Shack where students can come and play Kinect, pool, and foosball.

    Food and Dining

    Whether or not you have a meal plan is up to you. Using your meal plan at dining hall is a full meal, using it at various other campus eateries counts as partial meals. Meals don't carry over to the next semester so use them or lose them. In the dining halls, there are a lot of tasty foods and most are not too unhealthy. A downside is the few food options if you are a vegetarian or vegan. Since there are so many students, at some dining halls there can be long waits just to just get in and then an even longer waits for some lines. There are plenty of restaurants not far in downtown Columbia if you're not in the mood for dining hall food. Also, there are places on campus where you can pick up food like deli sandwiches, Asian cuisine, baked goods, and etc.

    Dorm Life

    Never use the word dorm around the housing staff. On campus housing facilities are referred to as residence halls. This is because dorm is a variant of a French word meaning to sleep and staff wants to emphasize the experience in the residence halls should be more than about just sleeping. Every hall has learning communities such as education, engineering, pangea (pairs foreign and local students as roommates), and general. For incoming freshman, there are groups called FIGS which are learning communities that help freshman of similar majors get acquainted with one another. I am unable to elaborate on the experience of being in a FIG since I was not involved in one myself. Housing staff has implemented programs like this and others because they want students to feel they are part of a community. If you live in a residence hall with many floors I suggest you try to live on a floor near the first level. In my experience, the elevators stopped about once every week and that can be annoying when you are in a rush to class. Cost of living in on campus housing is relatively high due to its convenience. Another expense is laundry. It costs a $1.25 to wash and another $1.25 to dry. Even though it can be costly, on campus living can be nice because most halls are comfortable, kept clean, look nice, and have the close to class convenience.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes I've had at Mizzou have been pretty straightforward. You have class then you have assignments which include homework (mostly online), quizzes, and exams. Most of my professors held PhD's and were well informed. How difficult a class is depends on the class, teacher, and mainly what you are skilled at. There are plenty of resources available for help to students that are struggling. Teachers are accessible and free student tutoring services are available. It is very important to attend class, study, and to stay on top of you work. You can get a quality education but you have to be willing to put in the time an effort necessary to attain it. The atmosphere of Mizzou is conducive to learning which helps make an enjoyable academic experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the best advice I can give is to have goals, have a plan for how you are going to stick to those goals, adjust them when necessary, and stay on track with what is important. Even though it can have a smaller feel Mizzou is a large campus with over 30,000 students. Class sizes can be pretty large if they pertain to areas such as social science, humanities, or general education. At least one professor you have as an undergraduate student is going to be foreign with an accent that may be hard to understand. If you run into this problem try and find a student that does understand them or go see them during office hours to listen to them more and see if understanding them becomes easier. Make connections with those that have the right mindsets for success. Strive for a high GPA your first year and aim to keep it high. That first year is very important because it can set a tone for how you do in following years. Also, there are many resources and opportunities including both academic and extra-curricular so take advantage of them. Don't get over involved though; remember as a student, school is your main priority.

    In three sentences

    At Mizzou you can get the ultimate college experience. It's an institution where you can enjoy getting a great education and develop to prepare for the world. Along with having a beautiful campus and pleasant atmosphere, the institution offers many opportunities that cultivate students both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    This is the ultimate greek college.

    Food and Dining

    With over 20 campus dining facilities you can really get whatever you want whenever you want!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all kept up very nice and the staff in each dorm are extremely helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    Extremely challenging here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be as social as possible when you get here. Even if it's awkward you have to make friends eventually and the more friends you have, the better.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a very large and eclectic student population. There is never a dull moment with the tons of activities it offers for it's incoming freshmen, as well as returning students. While it is a little overwhelming going to a college with 30,000+ students, it just feels like home.

  • 08/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hanging out with friends, and getting involved in after school activities and club means there's never a dull moment!

    Food and Dining

    You have to be picky at times in order to be able to try new things in the long run.

    Dorm Life

    I love everyone on my floor!

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you don't fall behind, it isn't too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great place to be! People are so friendly and open to gettign to know each other. The teachers here have a lot to offer.

  • 08/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I have recently joined SOTA (Students Occupational Therapy Association). They did a great way of spreading the word and pulling people in.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec center! Swimming, racket ball, and lots of exercise equipment keep you busy.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't anything like a home cooked meal but it's the closest thing. Not bad and you can always have dessert.

    Dorm Life

    It can be loud sometimes but living in the dorms puts you closer to all the dining halls and buildings around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Your skills in studying and keeping up with reading materials will be tested. It's a great challenge and they aren't easy on you which is good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike, learn to read a map, and apply for many scholarships!

    In three sentences

    The most beautiful campus I've been on. Everyone is super nice. The classes challenge my skills.

  • 09/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a big campus, but I always felt safe. Just try to always bring someone out with you

    Greek Life

    we invented homecoming, we have so much greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    anything you want to do

    Great for these types of students

    I think the science side of the school is great, I have heard other things about the business and hospitality that maybe are not so good.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    you have to ride the tiger at one point or another!

    Bang for the buck

    The only draw back is the price

    What to do for fun

    What not to do? The Rec center is amazing, football and all sports teams to watch, and for those of you over 21 downtown is alot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    as far as dining halls go, they are pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Loved the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Just study and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    You may be tempted to maybe play and not study, but if you work hard mizzou is a great place to get a good education. Have fun after that.

    In three sentences

    I think it is a great place to start your education. It is a great way to meet and interact with people that are doing the same major and ultimately the same jobs because they put you into different dorms accordingly. The campus is big and beautiful, tons of school spirit! MIZ!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the Rec Center, go to the student center, on campus events, shopping downtown, parties, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class! Check out where your classes are before you have to go to them. Be ready to meet tons of new people, and be outgoing.

    In three sentences

    An extremely beautiful and respected place. Altogether very friendly and welcoming. Also very large.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school takes steps to keep people safe. There's always going to be some personal vigilance required but they have the free STRIPES service which will pick you up and drive you home from weekend gatherings if you're unable to do so and boxes on campus which are placed throughout for contacting help in case of emergencies. Dorms are locked after a certain time and on game weekends.

    Greek Life

    Very active. Though it's a small percentage involved, it seems like way more. They have a large presence on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds from the typical College Democrats/Republicans to Cupcake Club.

    Great for these types of students

    There's something for everyone so everyone will eventually find a niche for themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone likes to ride the tiger (though it's technically not allowed) and there are lists of things that freshmen try to do plus the school sanctioned ones like Tiger Walk.

    Bang for the buck

    I'd say the Rec Center is the best place on campus. Classes there cost extra but using it is totally free and it's a wonderful spot for active people (though it does get crowded so you have to learn what times are better for you to go if you actually want to work out on the machines).

    What to do for fun

    There are activities on campus all the time plus lots of places to go off campus. But if you don't have a mode of transportation, don't worry about it because there's plenty to do on campus like movies, concerts, presentations by famous people (we've gotten Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Meyers in previous years).

    Food and Dining

    There's lots of places to eat on campus so you're guaranteed to find something to your liking. There are four main dining halls plus smaller carry out places and the retail spots in the Student Center.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend the dorms for all incoming freshmen (then again you don't really have a choice) but try to get one of the dorms actually on campus instead of Tiger Diggs. There's a real community spirit in the dorms, particularly for freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the courses you take and also professors. There are classes geared toward non-majors in particular subjects which are known to be easier but there are plenty of challenging courses should you choose to take them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never rent your textbooks from the bookstore. In the end, it makes more sense to buy them and sell them back at the end of the semester so you'll actually get some money back (even if it's only a fraction of what you paid). Learn shortcuts on campus. It's big and it helps once you've found little ways to cut down your travel time. Bring a bike, skateboard, etc (it helps when you're running late).

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a giant school though once you've been here for awhile it starts to appear a lot smaller. There's no shortage of stuff to do if you're actually interested in doing it. Lastly the study/work spots are excellent and my favorite part of campus.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always stuff to do on campus. There's even a facebook page and website devoted to let students know what stuff there is to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are SO many different places you can eat at and they are so good.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure you talk to the people on your floor and you'll have a great time. Also visit people on other floors.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out what you put in. Make sure you study well for exams/midterms/finals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check Rate My Professor while figuring out you schedule. Check the MU Grade Distribution page as well.

    In three sentences

    One of the greatest colleges in the Midwest. It has te BEST Recreation Center in the Midwest (fact)! It's a crazy college!!

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe here

    Clubs and Activities

    swimming lifting weights

    Great for these types of students

    ALL STUDENTS, EXCEPT FOR A FEW LIBERALS.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    RUB THE STATUE THAT IS ON CAMPUS ON IT'S NOSE, BEFORE A TEST. IT IS GOOD LUCK!!

    Bang for the buck

    IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE YOUR ROOM MATE, LEARN UPON THAT EXPERIENCE AND KNOW IT WILL MOST LIKELY GET BETTER THE NEXT YEAR...

    What to do for fun

    I LOVE THE REC CENTER. SO MUCH TO DO THERE. I LOVE THE FOOTBALL GAMES AND ALL THE REST OF THE SPORTS TO SEE. THERE IS NO REASON TO GET HOMESICK..

    Food and Dining

    I LOVE ANY FOOD, BUT THIS CAMPUS FOOD IS THE BETTER THAN MOST STATE SCHOOLS & PRIVATE IN MISSOURI!!

    Dorm Life

    THE DORMS ARE ACCOMODATING.

    Academic Rigor

    It is more expensive for a state school compared to others in Missouri, but hopefully it will pay off in the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not let the the big campus intimidate you. You will get comfortable in no time meeting new faces.

    In three sentences

    I am learning more than I expected in my second year at the University of Missouri-Columbia. I love the big campus feel. I still get the personal feel with most of my professors.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Bangin, seriously a tight knit bunch.

    Great for these types of students

    The breathing kind who like the trifecta: Stellar academics, A great support system, and A home away from home :)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tiger walk is for Freshman's official entrance into Mizzou where the frosh all walk through the historic columns and eat lots of free barbecue on the quad.

    Bang for the buck

    Most def.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, you'd have to be both blind and deaf to not find anything to do on campus. There are so many sororities/frats, sports, clubs, and campus ministries (Mizzou students for Christ whoop-whoop) that basically beg you to join their thing...football games are must, at least 2 per year-or even a tailgating party. Columbia is a massive college football town and the whole place is pretty much painted Black and Gold. Some clubs let people 18 years old in for free on Thursdays and there are free movies o campus every week.

    Food and Dining

    Best places to eat are Baja, Plaza 900, and Rollins Late night. Good food and something different every day :D

    Dorm Life

    Free food, great events, wi-fi and tam building activities makes me seriously love dorm life. (I recommend Hudson)

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty hard core work load, but it's definitely doable if you avoid procrastination and don't take over 16 credit hours per semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start studying from jump, it's easy to get a head start if you pay attention in the first few weeks and get yourself acquainted with your teachers, they can be your survival tool box. Also if you're getting a meal plan (which is required for freshmen) I suggest you get the 225 block.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great place overall from academics to events. It has a very homey and inviting atmosphere and the dining hall is to die for. You totally feel super important in Columbia because it is SUCH a huge college town.

  • 09/15/2012

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    In three sentences

    Great place to be if you love the outdoors. Great campus. Love the architeture.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has seemed generally safe to me, though there have been at least four notices about muggings and assaults thus far in the year. I would not recommend walking alone at night, especially as a female.

    Greek Life

    Though Greek Life is extremely prevalent here, I am not a member, so I cannot give very much information.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs here, and you can start your own fairly easily, which is very nice. It allows everyone to find something to do that is truly enjoyable.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, fun-loving, assertive people who can make a name for themselves in such a massive school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad in front of Jesse Hall is beautiful at night or during sunset. Also, Speaker's Circle is one of the only places in the state where one can speak freely and publicly without a permit. Also, there are 7 things students are supposed to do before graduating, including riding the Tiger statue in the Plaza, kissing the 50 yard line of Farot Field, and several other slightly less legal items.

    Bang for the buck

    Baja Grille, a mexican restaurant, offers many options on the Mizzou Dining plan that are under a meal per item. For instance, an order of Nachos may be .4 meals. Great for a snack. Mizzou also offers out-of-state students the opportunity to earn in state residency, and therefore tuition, by living in the Columbia are over the summer and meeting several requirements.

    What to do for fun

    Most of the social scene is Greek, but there are several University-sponsored events going on any given weekend. Furthermore, Intramural sports are a fun way to spend time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food in nearly every dining hall is very good, and each location offers a plethora of options to suit every taste. Many are healthy, and students are provided with the knowledge to make good diet choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very well kept and modern, and overall quite comfortable. However, there was, at first, not enough space to house all incoming students, so many freshmen, including myself, were displaced several weeks into school and moved to different locations as space opened up.

    Academic Rigor

    Though some programs, such as Journalism, are quite competitive, there are a good many that are not. The minimum ACT requirement is quite low, and I get the impression that many students do not choose Mizzou solely for it's academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to evaluate whether or not the school itself - the atmosphere, the people, the social scene - is right for you. I did not take into account the values truly important to me when selecting a school; I focused only on my intended major. This was a mistake, as I am finding this school lacking in several ares I find of the utmost importance, but did not realize at the time I decided to come here.

    In three sentences

    Though many of the students are kind, I have found a severe lack of dedication to important matters and causes as a general rule. Very little value seems to be placed on ministry and service work, as one must search out opportunities to truly help out on one's own. Furthermore, I have found many of those who do, in fact, attend those charity and service events do so only because it is compulsory for another organization to which they belong.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition <3

    What to do for fun

    Party, comedy shows, dance club, house parties, apartment parties, and frat parties.

    Food and Dining

    You can eat very well here at the dining halls!

    Dorm Life

    Don't get caught.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenge yourself.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a balance.

    In three sentences

    The academics can be rigorous if you are in the honor classes. Social life has many opportunities for all people from partiers to the religious. The school has good value especially for those here on instate tuition.

  • 10/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    35,000 out of state 22,000 in state

    What to do for fun

    The recreation complex is newly renovated and has numerous activities for students interested in all hobbies. For a good workout and some socializing the Rec is a good place to be. Also the student center has wonderful places to study and eat. There are a lot of offices of student life to get involved in.

    Food and Dining

    The food is made fresh everyday with hours open until 3 am. Also there are so many options to choose from, you can never get bored with the same cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are definitely better than any other dorms I've seen on other campus'. Almost every dorm has a restaurant in it with different choices. Every dorm also has an extensive computer & study lab.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies on the department and major. Although all majors are at least demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take responsibility for your financial aid. Keep taking the ACT until you get a score that will allow you to get a automatic scholarship. It's worth it!

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri-Columbia is a wonderful university. With being a new member of the SEC, a certified botanical garden and offering numerous majors and student life activities available this university is definitely worth filling out an application!

  • 10/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is the Rec center where students go and burn calories while socializing. The Shack is always a great place to go for a laugh. Memorial Union is definitely the place to be to check out great movies.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of dining halls on campus. There is so much to choose from, pizza to burgers, to ice cream, to subs. I can curb my hunger from a number of different places.

    Dorm Life

    I share a double suite with three other girls and I must say the dorm is quite lovely. It is cozy and clean, everything my roommate is not but I deal with it. I especially love the student activity flyers posted on the walls of the dorm hallways as a way to promote fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes are simple enough, I study frequently and try my best always. I enjoy the lectures and I am satisfied with all my professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to take risks and do things to get out of your comfort zone. Have fun but stay true to your beliefs.

    In three sentences

    This school offers hundreds of student activities for everyone. There is so much student and teacher interaction. I feel comfortable here and it feels great to be a part of such a warm community.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Best in the country, has the largest rush class in the nation in fall 2012.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fantastic Greek Life

    Bang for the buck

    You can become and instate resident if you stay over the summer in Missouri and become a resident making more than $2,000 income during the school you.

    What to do for fun

    Incredible rec-center, fabulous downtown, Huge 4 turf fields and 8 volleyball courts, basically anything you can imagine.

    Food and Dining

    Surprisingly wonderful cafeteria style food as well as restaurants and to go options.

    Dorm Life

    All modern and have been redone recently.

    Academic Rigor

    Fantastic Journalism School. One of the best in the World.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved early, make smart decisions, and start off college strong.

    In three sentences

    A caring and supportive community. A Beautiful Campus and a great Down Town. The most wonderful people and resources available at your disposal.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Missouri has a number of emergency poles located randomly throughout the campus. If anyone feels they are in danger they can press the button on the pole and help will be on the way. There is also a safe ride escort system Thursdays through Sunday nights for those who need a safe ride home from anywhere within Columbia city limits. The MU police department also releases Clery reports, so if someone has been assaulted or there is potential danger on campus, every student will be notified via e-mail or text message (depending on the severity of the danger).

    Greek Life

    The University of Missouri is one of the top schools known for their Greek life. About 22% of the campus is Greek. This may be intimidating for non Greeks, but Greek people tend to not be an overbearing community on campus. For those involved, being Greek is a very good opportunity to join bonds, make connections, and add to the experience of college life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for all kinds of people. Whether one likes to dance, has a passion for saving the environment, wants to get involved in Greek life, likes promoting music, wants to be in student government, like animals, etc. There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    The University of Missouri is great for all kinds of people. No matter the personality type, everyone has friends. Whether one is a preppy upper middle class sorority or fraternity type, a non conformist, LGBTQ, or someone who identifies as normal, there is a community for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the Mizzou 7. Which are seven things to do before you graduate. Some of these are riding the tiger at Tiger Plaza, swimming in the fountain, streaking in the quad, and screaming I love Mizzou in the middle of the Speaker's Circle.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is high, but the experience is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do in the college town of Columbia. The University of MIssouri is located within walking distance of downtown where there is shopping, dining, bars, and clubs. On campus there is a state of the art recreation center, soccer fields for intramural play and pickup games, and hang out areas such within the student center. The University of Missouri is also a part of the South Eastern Conference so there are football, basketball, volleyball, women's soccer and other sports discounted for students.

    Food and Dining

    The University of Missouri has excellent food options for vegetarians and meat eaters. The all you can eat dining halls provide healthy choices for everyone. There are also non-dining hall areas that accept meal plans that are essentially like grocery store so one can get a quick snack or stock up on food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is excellent. Whether it's a newer dorm or an old one, you will make friends for a lifetime after living on campus for one year.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major MU can be extremely difficult. Especially for those involved in engineering or math, economics, chemistry and biology, and journalism.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student, when you get here be open to making new friends and trying new things. Also try to join a club or organization with the same interests as your own, preferably one academic and one social.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is an outstanding school with great degree programs. Not only are the academics excellent, there is also a wonderful, diverse-student environment. There are plenty of things for people of all kinds of personalities to get involved in.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get involved. Mizzou has over five hundred student organizations. If Greek life isn't for you, look into the professional fraternities and sororities. The networks found in these organizations will definitely help later on down the road when looking for a job. Pick a club that means something to you, whether it be Plant Science Club or the Homecoming Steering Committee! There truly are endless opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    Mizzou has tons of options! I personaly recommend Baja Grill when you're wanting some Mexican Food, and Plaza has awesome desert. Up late studying and looking for a bite to eat? Rollins Late Night has the best pizza and wings! Running late and want to grab something quick? Emporium and Mizzou Markets have tons of on-the-go options.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, there is no other way to go. Even if living off campus is an option, I would recommend living on campus in a dorm for at least the first year. The people you meet and the opportunities you have are unmatched.

    Academic Rigor

    The University of Missouri is known for turning out job ready graduates. The course work prepares students for careers and instills the value of hard work and responsibility.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is not high school. The professors want you to succeed, but they will also expect you to act like adults. Be sure to check online for assignments and other information because they often won't announce it for the class. The classes are harder, but also more enjoyable. Take the time to study, it will definitely pay off!

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri may be one of the largest campuses in the state but it couldn't be anymore inviting. The students, professors, and staff have had an enormous impact on making me feel welcome and at ease as I go about my course work. The school spirit is unlike any other and I am proud to say that I am a Mizzou Tiger!

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want a big school in a little, safe, friendly town. Still close enough to many parks and nature areas so it's easy to escape if you need to.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 7 Mizzou traditions!

    Bang for the buck

    Out of state tuition is very expensive, however, after one school year plus staying the consecutive summer you can file for Missouri residency and receive instate tuition the following school year.

    What to do for fun

    Columbia and the University will always have something for you to do, downtown is a fantastic place for entertainment, restaurants and fun. The people at Mizzou are incredibly nice and friendly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, plan ahead, plan for the unexpected, have fun.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is located in an excellent part of the country, it's the center of the United States and is built in a wonderful town that has so much to offer outside the University. Mizzou is a very traditional top-notch school that has just about every major one could think of. The campus itself is a beautiful one, not many other schools can brag about their campus being part of a botanical garden.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few instances on campus, but that is to be expected with over 33,000 people. There are periodic emergency buttons that you can push to have an officer come to your side in minutes (great for if you're afraid to walk home alone). I feel completely safe, even at 3 in the morning.

    Greek Life

    Amazing. But expensive. You will get really close to your pledge class, but be prepared to spend a great deal of time with them. Also, you don't have to be part of a fraternity or sorority to feel involved or connected with people.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 700 clubs at Mizzou, something different for everyone. Some scholarships require you to be a part of a certain amount of clubs, but Mizzou even helps you choose the ones that are a great fit for you.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that want to move from home, but it's close enough to go back some weekends. It's a fairly large campus, so plenty of new people to meet.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since Mizzou started the Homecoming tradition, Homecoming week is very lively. There's plenty to do and it really makes you feel a part of campus. As for traditions, they vary with residence halls, but most involve cheers at the football and basketball games.

    Bang for the buck

    At first I thought the tuition was a little high, but after seeing all the amenities you receive and all the costs gives you, I figure it's a great price. As for teachers, there are some bad ones (but that's expected), but overall, all the teachers are passionate and love what they do.

    What to do for fun

    The campus sponsors several events daily, such as free or $1 movies, street parties and concerts. There is never a dull night at Mizzou.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, something different everyday. There are also fun restaurants around campus that can be paid with your meal plan. The people that work there are friendly, and getting a job at one of the dining halls to get a few extra bucks is always an option.

    Dorm Life

    Being in the dorm has several opportunities to get to know new people. I've made several new friends and have gained a since of independence. They have options for single or double person rooms. And there is constantly events going on within the dorm that I can go to.

    Academic Rigor

    College is definitely not like high school. The classes are a lot harder and the teachers expect you to do a lot more outside of class. Everything the teachers says and does is fair game for the tests. I feel challenged, but academically fulfilled at the same time. It's a great school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure Mizzou has your intended major, they don't have a lot. Teachers like using technology here, make sure you have a functioning laptop. Don't ever be afraid to ask questions, you're an adult now, and the teachers are going to treat you like one. Keep up on the readings, there will surely be questions on the exams from them. Don't skip class. Even if it's an early one, go to it to at least listen.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou offers great social aspect around campus. I have heard nothing but great things about most of the teachers here. I plan on staying here all four years.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Have so many friends, go for a walk, go partying downtown Columbia or maybe just have a movie night!!

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is acceptable. They have 5 different dining halls and they are good. 2 out of those 5 are Asian and Mexican food.

    Dorm Life

    It is the best thing about this school. They have 26 different residence hall, but I would say that my favorite is Defoe-Graham. It is really cool and newly innovated, besides it has so many international students.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a school that offers good academic programs specially for the Journalism majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that you should study well because It is not easy to be here. Make as many friends as possible because they are really nice people and finally, try to stay in the dorms for the 1st year. It is an amazing experience.

    In three sentences

    It's a really great school. Really big in a small city, it's like a college city. People here are really friendly!

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University of Missouri has its own police department, so you can feel safe around campus. I personally feel safe walking anywhere on campus at any time of the day!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of things to do in this campus! So get involved and be part of fun events or go to meetings in the clubs that you like the most. There are a lot of different student unions for everybody.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a college student, the savings you make are great! So don't forget to grab your add sheet, where you can find any kind of savings for college students! Also, don't forget to go to a restaurant and mention that you are part of this university to get your College discount!

    What to do for fun

    As I said before, the University of Missouri has a lot of organizations to get involved in and a lot of fun events going on. This University also has a great location, it is close to downtown, so you can enjoy your time on campus, but you can also go to enjoy your time downtown!

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is okay, they have a lot of variety and you can pick a lot of different kinds of food, but the best food here is breakfast! So don't skip the most important meal of the day!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great! they are a great opportunity to meet people and to get involved on campus! They may not be your home but they are a great place to get to know people and become a true tiger!

    Academic Rigor

    This School expects the best of you. You need to put your best effort to keep a good GPA, but at the same time, if you keep your homework up to date, you study often for a test and you pay attention in class, you should be getting a good grade! But remember, it is all on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    DO NOT PROCRASCINATE. There is nothing worse than staying up all night to study for your test or finish your paper. Also, check often with your professors, that will help you to know them better and to see what they expect from you!

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a great place to reach for all your goals and dreams; the professors make their best to help you pursuing what you want, and help you develop your ideas. This University is also fun, and there are a lot of organizations and involvement you can be a part of.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am not sure about the safety, as I do try not to be alone; and be in unlit areas. I know that they are security at night that patrols, but just be cautious and walk in a crowd, and stay in lit areas.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are a variety of clubs and activities, you will find one that is right for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for every type of student, that's one of the best things; because this University is so diverse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not that I experience so far.

    Bang for the buck

    Come and experience the Mizzou Tiger life with me!

    What to do for fun

    I am not much on campus to know what all there is to do to be honest, I go to class, and back home and then to work. But I know this for sure it can be fun if you make it.

    Food and Dining

    The food, and dinning is great but expensive. If you eat there every day you will be very poor, my advise is to bring your own lunch/snacks.

    Dorm Life

    I am sorry but I live at home, so haven't experience the dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    They want you to succeed, and this is very good. I like that they have career fairs every so often, this way it helps one to go out there and do some networking, and get the experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to classes everyday, and stay ahead of all assignments, and projects. Never procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a very good university, and I love it here so much. I love that it very diverse, and that they care about our education. I love all my professors so far, as well as my classes.

  • 11/26/2012

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

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    Food and Dining

    I didn't get to eat there, but it sounded like there were a lot of different options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look very technologically modern and set up very well.

    Academic Rigor

    I saw the honors program and it sounds like it is a lot of work and is very rewarding.

    In three sentences

    The honors program seems like a great program. The dorms and recreational buildings are set up very nicely and look pretty cool. It sounds like a great school for students who are really involved with their learning.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has emergency posts all around. If you feel unsafe you can press the button and be instantly connected to the police. Also, policemen are patrolling all the time.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are SO MANY clubs at Mizzou. There is at least one for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do both on and off campus. Mizzou sponsors many free activities throughout the year and they are so much fun. Also, downtown Columbia is on the edge of campus and is full of great places.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, although not evenly spaced around campus. There are dining halls that use a points system as well, and those are definitely overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm is very different. People tend to be loud all the time, even though 'quiet hours' are in effect. It is also challenging getting used to sharing a small space with another individual

    Academic Rigor

    You have to stay on top of your homework or else you will fall behind very fast. The semester goes by very quickly!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take on too many credit hours. Also, plan time throughout the day to work on homework. Most importantly, do not put off your homework - you must stay on top of things!

    In three sentences

    This university is very large, but everything is very well marked and easy to find. Some of the intro level courses seem to be a bit of a waste of time, and mostly busy work. However, I am very pleased with the fact that the teachers treat the students like adults.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on at the University of Missouri! Our game days are an absolute favorite; tailgating all day and then heading over to watch the Tigers beat the opposing team! The entire town of Columbia comes together on game days, it's something that everybody participates in. There are so many new friends to be made, what are you waiting for?

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls will blow your mind! There are 3 different dining halls to choose from, all with different stations for whatever appetite you may have. There are also various markets and grocery stores that you can use your meal points at, for a quick bite to eat or for stocking up your fridge. We offer different small take-out places on campus as well, that taste like it came right out of a restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are more like living in a hotel; they're incredible. There is a wide variety of dorms; some with community bathrooms, some with living rooms, some just singles, but all are very spacious and extravagant.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes require a great amount of time studying, but that's what is expected from any university. The University of Missouri is ranked in the Top 100 Universities in the United States, and it's easy to see why. We have a very prominent Medical School, as well as Law School, and offer virtually any major you can think of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a tour here in the fall; you'll fall in love! The campus is always so alive and with people and activities, you always have something to do! Go to a football game, and you will never want to leave; everyone here is so involved. Apply early and start filling out scholarships, the less you have to pay the better!

    In three sentences

    The University is a beautiful campus that is full of life. The professors are there to service their students with any problems they have and truly care about your education. The people here are always friendly and willing to help in any way possible!

  • 12/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the main parking garages is actually connected to police headquaters so we have quick acces to them, if needed. We also have a well known hospital on campus if health was an issue. When an incident occurs that may possible effect or concern students and faculty, the school and police departments release reports to everyone informing us on the situation.

    Greek Life

    There are a lot of great Greek Life orgs on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more than 700 clubs and organizations at Mizzou that are all very welcoming. With that being said, there are countless activities going on as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Pre Med students, Engineers, Journalist, etc. It's a good school for everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Running through the quads as freshman and rubbing the nose of the Franklin statue to help you get an A on your next exam.

    What to do for fun

    Mizzou has activities going on all of the time most certainly on the weekends. The rec is always a good place as well as the student center.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are very helpful. You will usually have more than enough and the food choices are great.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm experiecne is a great experience. The people you live close to, for the most part, become like family.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the teachers are great teachers. Very down to Earth and easy to approach if you ever have questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused. Remember that you are attending college for a reason, to get higher education.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great school. It has the topped ranked Rec centers in the nation and the athletes and academics are just as great. The buildings are beautiful and make Mizzou seem like a true home away from home.

  • 12/13/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    They have police polls everywhere! You will be safe here!

    Food and Dining

    Really good food for a college.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well done and nice!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors want to challenge you, but they also care about you and your grades.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus overall is very safe. We do have a few instances this is very rare and anytime this happens the police get on the case right away and the entire university is sent a cleary release through email.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at University of Missouri is very involved. Greek life does a lot for the campus and the community in general. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a lot of leadership opportunities and life long friendships.

    Clubs and Activities

    This school has many opportunities for clubs and activities for everyone! There is a wide range of choices, from Nutrtion and Wellness Association, to an Honors Fraternity, to a Quittich team.

    Great for these types of students

    University of Missouri is such a diverse school that honestly anyone of any ethnicity, any stereotype, etc. would feel comfortable at.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Vida Coffee Co. located next to Johnston hall, across from the Rec Center is a great place to study. It is small, but very cozy and always plays great music. Memorial Union and the Quad are also great places to study on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    University of Missouri is an overall amazing school. This lively campus is full of tradition, spirit, and opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    University of Missouri has plenty of things to do for fun almost every night of the week! There is always something going on around campus for students to get involved in, no matter what you are interested in.

    Food and Dining

    University of Missouri has AWESOME food! There is always something for everyone to eat and there are always healthy and unhealthy choices available.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm your freshmen year is a great idea because it is affordable, a great experience, a great way to meet people, and it gives you freedom, but not too much freedom. Its a great adjustment to college life.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very scholarly school and has great academics! There are always multiple sources available for help with classes, many places to study always open, and many people to branch out to and form study groups with.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be out-going when you go to University of Missouri. There are many people of all ages attending and it is important to branch out and meet these people to network in college. Also it is always great to get to know your porfessors!

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is amazing! The campus is beautiful, accesssable, and always lively. The school also has many wonderful programs for certain careers.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's always campus police everywhere on campus, you feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    Almost everyone at Mizzou seems to be Greek. Greek life dominates campus and is a great way to meet people. Even if you aren't Greek, there are many organizations and ways of meeting people while gaining future connections.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's every type of organization you can think of. There's even a cupcake making club.

    Great for these types of students

    Academically serious, social butterflies, athletes, people wanting to meet others, and people wanting to live in a young city.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year the freshman walk through the beautiful columns entering Mizzou. Once you get in they give you campus' homeade ice cream. When you graduate you run through the columns toward the city. Once you run past the columns, the Mizzou staff gives you a beer. That's one of the many great traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    The campus is beautiful, you honestly feel like your getting your moneys worth. Also, I feel very satisfied in what I'm being taught and the competency of the staff.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs, organizations, successful sports teams, restaurants, and social events.

    Food and Dining

    There is many dining halls on campus as well as the student center full of many affordable eateries. The dining food is very good and even provides frozen yogurt, which the college makes itself.

    Dorm Life

    Very clean, new, and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you go to class, you can usually receive a B.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan. Have a purpose. Don't have regrets.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is one of the best institutions in the state. The academics, prices, and social life that this college has to offer is competitive with about any D-1 university in the Midwest. I recommend any high school student to come here.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Sports lovers

    What to do for fun

    They have a movie theatre, and several bars right off campus, not to mention greek life, and venue parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should get a tutor, and attend all their classes all the time.

    In three sentences

    I find the University of Missouri to be a great school. I love the student recreational center. I feel that there are several outlets for students and opportunities to succeed.

  • 01/02/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is completely safe and the security is heavy and very good. My mom would easily trust me going there and being totally fine. But never walk around unprepared - at any college something could happen so just be prepared. There are emergency stations everywhere on the campus and a police officer will be there from what i've heard to be under a minute tops. It is a safe campus - but if you have the choice you should still walk with someone if it's extremely late and dark outside and you have a long way to go.

    Clubs and Activities

    The biggest thing at Mizzou is Football and Cheerleading. For both of these you must be really good. Trust me on the Cheerleading portion, because i'm one myself and i know the head coach of the cheer team and the one who choreograph's their routine's each year. I could make the competitive squad easily because i'm a competitive All-Star Cheerleader. Now if you're not into either of those, there are plenty of other things you can take part in ranging from Ping-pong club, to lacrosse or something. You can find anything you want to do, and if they don't have it you can make a club.

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for the two kinds of students: Partier: the partier can have a great time as I've been told and can have a fun time while still getting a good education. Non-Partier: like me i'm not a partier and though i like to have fun those types of scenes don't amuse me. Therefore, on campus there are other great places to hang out and have a good times with friends. Or if you're like a book worm like me you will aboslutely LOVE THE LIBRARY! it's fabulous!

    What to do for fun

    The football games are off the chain! they are amazing to go to - if your not a cheerleader or a player - you will have an amazing time hanging with your friends in the stands. Especially now that Mizzou has gone up into a higher division, there will be even MORE chaos going on! Mizzou also has bands that come in and they have streets blocked off to have a party. They also have man clubs that people can join along with an amazing REC center that they just recently done up!

    Food and Dining

    The food as i said previously is absolutely delicious! And don't forget to check out Shakespeare's pizza!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place and many of the people keep their doors open when they're there to meet new people on their floor & in the building.

    Academic Rigor

    From what i've heard and seen, the studies that people take are complex but not so hard that you must be a rocket scientist to be able to pass English. It's hard enough to keep you on your toes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to the people there because they are many people that I know personally and they are all good people that will help you out. Also enjoy your food there because other colleges in St. Louis don't have that best set of food. You will love this school if you get involved in sports and clubs and anything else; just get to know people and you will make friends fast! Ooh! there's this awesome pizza joint called Shakespeare's that you need to go to on your first night because it is amazing! It get's a little crowded because it's so popular but it's worth any wait time. Just make sure you talk to the people in your classroom because if your a freshman going in; most likely everyone else is and they are all in the same boat as you. As well get food for your room and stuff that you can cook because i do know for a fact that in some of the halls there are kitchens so you can actually make your food in a stove rather than a microwave (Though the kitchens do have those too).

    In three sentences

    The University is an open place that makes you feel welcome. The food halls are awesome and so are the people that attend there. The school is extremely easy to navigate and many people are friendly and ready to help you if you do in fact get lost.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I have a great scholarship so I can say this, for those who are paying full out-of-state tuition out of pocket however, they may think otherwise

    Dorm Life

    Looks great, stays clean for the most part, pretty fun and engaging, great way to meet new people

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes don't become difficult until your fully into your major and/or taking honors/higher level classes.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Be sure to use the Rec, join organizations and RUSH.

    Food and Dining

    Dobbs is the best dinin hall at Mizzou in my opinion but they are all great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice. Living in the dorms is also great way to network. Staying on campus is convenient as far as getting around.

    Academic Rigor

    Learning at the university is difficult but is absolutely possible. Be sure to use your resources as much as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Speak with your academic advisors as often as possible and be sure to use tutors as well as professors.

    In three sentences

    There are many great academic opportunities. MU has a great campus. The importance put on diversity is acceptional.

  • 01/09/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The University has a lively feel about it and is located on a beautiful campus. They have a wide range of major opportunities and interesting areas of studies. The campus never seems to have a dull moment.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun many people hang out in the dorm lounges or hit up the outside space around the dorms for frisbee or basketball. The rec center is one of the best in the nation and the student government has an activity planned every Friday night and many times throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for food on campus. In addition to retailers and gas station type stores, the meal plans are great and have many, ever expanding options to choose from. You can even use your meals for late night dinners at Rollins Late Night or grab a meal to go at many of the dining halls.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very diverse and offer something for everyone. The Freshman Interest Groups do a great job of putting like-minded people on the same floor so many best friends are made because of room choices.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are pretty average. Overall, it really depends on who your teachers are and what degree you are pursuing. Engineers and med students have a tough time while journalism and business students seem to float through pretty well. Expect to study though no matter what. Nothing is easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest not coming into college with a plan. Of course you should be thinking about what you might be interested in, but don't commit yourself to anything right off the bat. Use your first couple weeks to explore and weigh the options. That one club you were really excited about may not be all you think it is. And why would you want to regret not joining the club that you didn't happen to hear about until you already have another commitment.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is the best of all the options for colleges. The campus is beautiful. The size is large, but the individual colleges make the whole atmosphere much smaller. And overall, the spirit is GREAT! Sports are a blast and everyone is proud to call themselves a tiger.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university has its own police department with stations all over campus. There are also emergency posts around campus in case of an emergency.

    Greek Life

    Mizzou is big on greek life with chapters of several fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activities to do on campus. No matter what you are interested in you will find something.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou has tons of traditions from the seven things you must do before graduating to the columns.

    Bang for the buck

    While tuition may be expensive that money goes into improving the campus and providing a great education and overall college experience.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus and there are always notices whether there are signs or emails you will know what to do. It is up to you what you choose to do.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls around campus all have great food, and there is a separate store where you can spend your meal plan on snacks, which can save you a trip to the store.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great way to meet new people. Only freshmen live in the dorms which allows them to get to know each other.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what your major is and what classes you take your work will vary, but the work will keep you busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the work seriously, the work is tough but in the long run you will be glad that it was. But don't stay in your room all the time, getting out is just as important.

    In three sentences

    The University is great, incoming freshmen will be surprised by everything there is to do. For freshmen there are all sorts of programs that can go with their major that can allow them to meet people and make friends. I highly recommend them.

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown is within walking distance of the campus so you can hang out there. There's also the movie theatre, the mall, and those parties :)

    Food and Dining

    I think the food here is great! There is a dining hall conveniently placed in certain parts of campus, not to mention Mizzou Markets have subways inside of them and last but not least, the Student Center has a food court and a restaraunt inside of it.

    Dorm Life

    Many, if not all of the dorms have FIGs which are Freshmen Interest Groups. These groups vary from major to major and if you live on a floor that has a FIG, you will have the same classes with all of those people on your floor. You should also go out into the lounge on your floor to meet the other people on your floor. However, some of the rooms would be small and some of the dorms do have community style bathrooms, which means you share a bathroom with other people on your floor.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not believe that Mizzou is hard but it is DEFINITELY harder than high school. you need to take time to study (read the book) for every one of your classes to stay on top of your school work. That way, you will do well come exam time.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved to make new friends, that way you won't feel so home sick.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou works hard to make the first year students feel very welcome there. There are plenty of organizations to join. Downtown is within walking distance of the campus.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel pretty safe on campus. Unfortunately there is always going to be some crime especially with so many people in a compact area. The Mizzou police do a great job with informing each and every student about any problems reported to them.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing. I have found a sorority in which I feel at home in and the girls I have met are definitely going to be lifelong friends. Going through rush is exciting as well as you learn more about yourself and the type of people you truly belong with. I would never consider not doing Greek life. Also, the philanthropies that each house has gives back so much to the community and it feels great to make a difference.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of Mizzou is pretty ridiculous and although the amenities are all very nice, many students do not use them so the cost is unnecessary.

    What to do for fun

    The rec center has a lot for students to do from swimming to exercise classes. Also, the town of Columbia has a lot of activities to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually pretty delicious. There is usually a healthier option if the main meal is more on the unhealthy side. The salad bar and grill areas are nice as well.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a great way to interact with people you do not know to learn how to live with others and make new friends. The RAs are all very friendly and easy to get along with.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone at Mizzou seems to be very focused and excited to learn. It makes for a great atmosphere to learn and study in.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip would be to explore multiple majors so that you get a good idea of your options. Do not be afraid to change your major so that you pursue a degree in a field in which you are interested. Also, get to know your councilor so that you have a good relationship and help in pursuing your degree.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love attending Mizzou because the atmosphere everywhere you go on campus is so positive and encouraging. There are so many people that it is not hard to make friends. Also, the dining halls offer delicious foods at multiple spots on campus.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tiger Walk!

    Bang for the buck

    If you live in Missouri and have aspirations to gain more upper level education then just an undergrad, this is the place to be.

    What to do for fun

    JOIN CLUBS!

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options. Which is nice, but they all serve dorm food. You'll miss home.

    Dorm Life

    It's alright. Living in an engineering dorm, as a female, can be a bit awkward at times. There are a lot of guys and the other girls are basically all biomedical with aspirations of becoming doctors... Not engineers.

    Academic Rigor

    As a student majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in an Asian language, my schedule is a bit tedious (hence the 4/5). This of course is largely objective and will change based off what you desire to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Housing at Mizzou is cramped. The earlier you apply directly correlates to when you can sign up for rooms.

    In three sentences

    Great Professors Additional Help is Readily Available Great for Those Who Reside in Missouri

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Mizzou campus is very safe and whenever there is a stirring in security at all, students are issued a blast email of the police report.

    Greek Life

    Every mainstream sorority is well represented however, black Greek life is a tad wanting.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a student organization for every kind of interest from political affiliations to dessert enthusiasts.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for hipsters and activists.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Tiger Run. The night before classes of the fall semester start, Freshman run through the columns on the Francis Quadrangle and eat free ice cream.

    Bang for the buck

    The Rec Center is like the galleria of gyms. It's like a buffet of physical activity.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on at Mizzou. You can movies for one dollar on Friday nights or you can check out local bands performing at bars and clubs in downtown Columbia.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, but the communities formed in the Residence Halls are closely knit.

    Academic Rigor

    The instructors at the University of Missouri want you to succeed and to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest prospective students don't buy text books until after they begin the class. They may or may not ever need them.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is diverse. You never know what you will encounter when roaming the Mizzou campus. The professors are passionate and eccentric.

  • 01/25/2013

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    Many!

    Food and Dining

    When I visited, I loved the amount of dining options available on campus!

    Dorm Life

    When I visited, the dorms looked kind of small, but they were still nice anyway.

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers and lots of places to study.

  • 02/05/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I would like a kitchen in the dorm.

    Dorm Life

    What is it like?

    Academic Rigor

    I'm hoping to be challenged

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    MU campus Police are always around.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fun and gets everyone involved.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the rec and play basketball, tennis, or volleyball. You can also go swimming in the lazy river in the rec. Many activities like intramural flag football and basketball.

    Food and Dining

    Late Night Rollins is the best to eat. Also Dobbs Pavillion

    Dorm Life

    You will live with people who are interested in the same major as you are. Very good living environment.

    Academic Rigor

    It will be tough, but the teachers want to help you succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the advantages the school has to offer.

    In three sentences

    There is help EVERYWHERE around you. A strong minority base in the staff, who want to help you graduate. A fun campus to live and be a part of.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like any college campus this size, it is impossible to avoid having problems from time to time. There have been no major problems at all since I have been here. I feel extremely safe when I am walking around campus. We have campus police roaming around campus throughout the night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty popular at the University of Missouri. Almost 1/4 of the student population is in a fraternity or sorority. I am not a huge fan of greek life, personally, but it has provided wonderful opportunities to many of my closest friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club or organization for any interest you have while at the university of missouri.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for every type of student, really. It is large enough to be able to sneak through in you are more introverted or leave school with 1000 friends (and not just 1000 added Facebook friends).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the last home football game of the season, if the team wins, the seniors go over to the rock M that is in the north endzone and they each grab an almost boulder-sized rock as a commemorative piece of their time and efforts. Also, the seven unofficial traditions of Mizzou, like streaking the quad and climbing to the top of jesse hall, are supposed to be completed before your graduate.

    Bang for the buck

    While it is a little pricey for out-of-state students, it can be manageable with scholarships, and the ability to become a resident is very easy. It is also much cheaper than other major universities. The opportunities as a whole outweigh the price though.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Columbia has the feel of a small city when you walk to main streets. The restaurants downtown are some of the best i've ever been to. The Blue Note always features bands that are nationally known. And the sporting events are obviously a top choice since we are in the Southeastern Conference (best conference in the nation).

    Food and Dining

    Pasta performance, toasted ravioli, and kickin' chickin. Enough said...well, also panini station.

    Dorm Life

    I will forever remember my time as a freshman living in Hatch Hall room 806. I even carved my name into the top of the closet in my room before I moved out. I left that place with 50 new, great friends, some of which are my best friends now. The memories I created there, including a christmas cd with some people on my floor, will never be forgotten.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are manageable. If you take them lightly then they will catch up on you, causing you to fall behind. I admit I have made some mistakes while I have been here. One of my favorite classes was a music for non majors class about soul and country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Realize that you can make meaningful strides in your career area at the University of Missouri. Whatever your major, there is an extracurricular here for you to get involved in. I had no idea there was such thing as a student assistant for the football team here, however I heard from a friend who works with the women's soccer team. I signed up and I work very close with all the coaches and the rest of the staff everyday.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful school that has provided me with the opportunity to work with a division I football team in order, which has advanced my career before I've even finished college. Academics are very important here and extracurriculars are amazing, as I was able to go on a spring break trip to Virginia to help rebuild homes in impoverished areas.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's college, it's expensive. Take advantage of the Rec. center, since you're paying for it. It's a really nice facility.

    What to do for fun

    There's always activities to get involved in on campus! Organizations, groups, or just activities that committees put together for fun things to do. Columbia's not super huge so going downtown or to places around isn't too far and makes for fun weekends with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! Several options to choose from across campus. It gets old after a while but it is by far way better than the food at other college campuses (or so I've heard anyway).

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year. I liked it for the most part. You get to meet people and do activities with them. Of course, it's nice to have your own room and bathroom too (which is why I'm in an apartment now) but its great for at least your freshman year to get to know some people and more acquainted with living on your own and the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said, classes can be tough. Just study, go to the lectures (after all you're paying for it), go to extra help sessions, or the success center. It can be demanding depending on your major, but put forth effort and it'll all turn out well in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a great college experience this is definitely the place for you. Of course the classes will be tough, but that's why you came here, to get a great education. They offer a success center where you can get help with your classes or tutoring. Take advantage of it! Also, join organizations and participate in your dorm floor activities. It's a good way to meet people.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school to attend with a gorgeous campus! Some classes are tougher than at other schools, but you're getting a great education. I don't think I'd want to go anywhere else!

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Alpha Delta Pi is my chapter. But any chapter would be a great opportunity to get involved

    What to do for fun

    Greek life events!

    Food and Dining

    Plaza 900 Anything you could ever imagine is there

    Dorm Life

    Nice dorms. Some newer then others but overall great dorm life

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on track with classes

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused and manage time

    In three sentences

    I love this place. It is wonderful study environments and you have plenty of resources if you need the help. It also has many opportunities to get involved on campus and it also provides you with resources for job shadowing, volunteering, and internships.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe. Usually around 5 or less incidents happening a year, and the person is usually caught. There are also many ways to contact law enforcement or even get home safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm not really sure how Greek life is but I know its the party life, but you also have to keep your GPA up.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are intramural sports, such as; basketball, football, etc. They are all fun to do but some can be a little picky. There is also over 100 clubs and organizations on campus students can join.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for all students. Here at Mizzou we live up to the sloganthe melting pot and one Mizzou. everyone here is treated equally and there is a group for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the columns which is a big part of Mizzou's history. There are also other statues on campus, for example, one near Jessie Auditorium if you rub his nose before an exam it is good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    It can get a little expensive depending on the major you are in. If you are an engineering major prepare to pay those engineering fees.

    What to do for fun

    There are intramural sports, athletic games, parties, and the MSA (Missouri Student Association) is always throwing different activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great. Can be tiring after a while but we also have over 5 dining halls and lots of fast food and healthy restaurants on campus. We are also by downtown so there are also lots of restaurants down there.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone in the dorms are nice and the dorm quality is outstanding. Also going to have lots of dorms remodeled coming 2013.

    Academic Rigor

    It has a pretty decent academic program. It is also very strict, its more of a two strike (possibly three) and your out program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be afraid to ask for help! Go to office hours and get tutors.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has a great learning environment. All the professors are very educated and there is always help available. It is a great place to advance your education.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. I feel more safe at Mizzou than I do at home.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life if huge on campus. Our Greek Town is amzing!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and activites. If you can't find an organization you're interested in, head up to the 2nd floor of the Student Center to check out ORG. Here, you can start your own organization if you wanted to.

    Great for these types of students

    Do you love arts and crafts? Mizzou has a Craft center!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You must RIDE THE TIGER!

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou spoils us. We have great assets for the money we spend. Just take a peek at our resort, I mean Rec.

    What to do for fun

    There is ALWAYS something happening. Whatever you're interested in, Mizzou has it. If you're having a boring Friday night, visit Mizzou After Dark.

    Food and Dining

    Best places to go eat are Dobbs and Plaza. Worst place is Rollins.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are great! Especially if you don't have access to a car. You meet great people daily and it contributes to the fell of College life

    Academic Rigor

    Courses can be challenging, especially those in the math department.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do you very best your FIRST year at Mizzou. Don't slack off as a freshman because if you do, it will be extremely challenging to get your GPA up as a upperclassman.

    In three sentences

    Something to do everyday. Beautiful Campus. Many opportunities through Mizzou.

  • 03/23/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Down town has tons of activities and the athletic building has tons of activites for students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus to see for yourself

    In three sentences

    I visited this campus and it was buing with activity. The food at the student union was good and one of the fraternity members showed us around. It had a friendly atmosphere.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security does a wonderful job of ensuring the safety of students.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs, so everyone can find something that fits his or her interests.

    What to do for fun

    Check out Mizzou After Dark which offer activities from crafts to comedians on Friday nights.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good but it is not quite the same as homemade food. The dining halls offer a variety of foods, so there is something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    For incoming freshmen, I recommend joining a Freshmen Interest Group (FIG). It is a great way to get to know people who are in your major. If you are an incoming freshmen, but are living off campus join the program Mizzou Off-Campus Mentors (MOM). MOM is dedicated to helping freshmen and transfer students living off campus to feel apart of the Mizzou community.

    Academic Rigor

    The Academics are challenging, but make you work for your desired grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you are interested in and what you would like to do. Tour the school and talk to current students to get a feel for the school.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri, Columbia is a great school offering a wide variety of majors and minors. There are many opportunities to succeed from career fairs to study aboard programs. In addition, the school spirit of Mizzou is contagious especially during Homecoming.

  • 03/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In four years, I personally have never felt threatened or uncomfortable while on campus. Though occasionally there are reports of incidences, the campus is generally safe. It is well lit, with emergency blue lights around, and campus police who patrol.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is huge and vibrant aspect of campus life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 700 clubs and activities that students can be a part of, and the New Student Programs office on campus even has student Ambassadors employed who can help you find one that's right for you!

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou is great for anyone who loves to have a lot of opportunity at their fingertips.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are seven traditions that every Mizzou student is supposed to complete before they graduate: 1. Kiss the 50 yard line in Faurot Field 2. Ride the Tiger statue on the south side of our quad 3. Climb Jesse Hall 4. Jump in the campus fountain 5. Streak the quad 6. Explore the steam tunnels beneath campus 7. Scream I love Mizzou in Speaker's Circle

    Bang for the buck

    Especially if you're in-state, Mizzou is definitely well worth what you pay for your education. If you're out-of-state, Missouri is the easiest state to earn in-state status--just earn $2000 and have a residence in Missouri (e.g. your residence hall or apartment).

    What to do for fun

    There are always events happening on campus through different organizations, especially around Lowry Mall or in the Student Center. The downtown area is very fun and close to campus, and there are a lot of opportunities to grab some good eats down there.

    Food and Dining

    Can't really beat the dining halls! You can go to any dining hall you choose on campus, and the food is delicious and varied.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are almost all recently renovated and are definitely awesome places to live and call home. Definitely join a FIG your first year--you'll go to class with the people you live with and make a ton of instant friends.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out what you put in for academics. You can take easy classes that you glide through with little effort, or you can challenge yourself with classes that are a little more difficult and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be deterred by Mizzou's size! It's a little overwhelming at first, but the second you get involved with something--a Freshman Interest Group (FIG), a student organization, anything--you'll realize that it feels like a small community. Make sure to join something!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a phenomenal community to be a part of. The students are passionate, the faculty are amazing, and the traditions are worth being around. Definitely the best college atmosphere!

  • 04/02/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    Awsome!

    What to do for fun

    The rec center is unbelievable. They have so much to choose from in extracurricular opportunities including sports, student activitites, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Food was good and the options are different. I won't go hungry

    Dorm Life

    Every one is air conditioned and th eoptions are great! They have Figs and Thematic dorms for everyone!

    Academic Rigor

    Great university! It is top rated in journalism and includes many other options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to as many students as you can

    In three sentences

    Awesome! Everyone was very friendly and the campus and degree offerings are great! I was totally impressed.

  • 04/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, besides the normal things that happen on every campus. Campus police do a great job at sending out emails about incidents the students should know about. Also, there are telephones that are lit up all around campus that you can use to call the police, or to get a police to escort you home late at night.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou has some very strange traditions for freshmen to complete before the end of the year. Such as riding the tiger, which is a statue that you climb onto and get a picture, streaking the quad, yell I love MIzzou three times in Speaker's circle.

    Bang for the buck

    Being a university, many things are overpriced, but I believe going here is totally worth it. The buildings and campus alone make it wonderful walking to class and seeing everything. And by going here, you honestly do get a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There are always pick up games for various sports happening at the Rec. Also, campus does a great job at putting on different things on campus to do, such as movies, games, and free food. There is always something going on that you could get in to.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is actually pretty good. Of course, it is not like home cooked meals, but still good. If you want awesome deli, go to Plaza 900, awesome burgers are at Dobbs, and alittle of everything at Rollins. The dining services have different meals nightly and each place is different.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has it's up and downs. Most of the time, it is very fun and you meet a ton of new people, most of which become your best friends. On the other hand, it is hard to get used to community bathrooms, but I promise it is not as bad as it sounds. After the first week, you will be adjusted to it and just fine.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics is not a thing to mess around with at Mizzou. Professors are very clear about due dates and exam days. They don't like to extend dates or give makeup tests unless it is a very important reason. Also, you have to stay on top of your work, there isn't any slacking off here.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important tip I have is to get involved! Learn about the University before you come and have plenty of school spirit. Try to make friends with the people on your floor in the dorms, they will be great help throughout the year.

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri-Columbia does a great job at making each student feel welcome. There is something for everyone to do and get involved with. The atmosphere and people here are great!

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun on campus. There are intramural sports, clubs, greek life, and fun student activities put on by the University.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are awesome and serve great food. There are many options to choose from and you are always close to one anywhere on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Mizzou is a great experience for freshman. All of Mizzou's dorms are up to date and give students plenty of useful and easy access resources.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the student and what they are willing to do and how hard they are willing to work. The programs are rigorous, but they are highly respectable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Mizzou is a big university, but it is easy to find your niche and your new close group of friends. Getting involved is easy and there are endless opportunities. Everything on campus is fairly close so there is no long distance walking to get anywhere on campus.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great school and it will give students the real college experience. Everything is up to date and offers a lot of student friendly resources. Also there is a wide range of opportunities for students to get involved in on campus.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for pretty much everything here at MIZZOU so no one has a problem finding like minded people.

    Great for these types of students

    the campus is great for outgoing students, students that don't mind being anonymous, and students that love sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Kiss the 50 yard line at faurot field

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is expensive in college that being said MIZZOU is a little more resonable

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on from sporting events, to concerts, to free food. campus is quite lively.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright not terrible but it could be better.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms may no be the biggest but it is quite easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Being in the sciences majority of my classes are hard but there are quite a few classes that are not that way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very open-minded and get involved but no over involved.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has a lovely campus with a great atmosphere. It is easy to get very involved and make new friends. the classes tend to be quite challenging due to certain professors.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown!

    Food and Dining

    Great food, crowded all the time.

    Dorm Life

    They are mostly all renovated, Discovery is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard here, but it is well worth all the stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a weekend and come visit the campus because it is HUGE.

    In three sentences

    This school is great at getting students prepared for major tests they will eventually take if they further their education. The classes are hard, but not too hard. It is not like high school, at all.

  • 05/08/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Gym, Athletics, Clubs, Friends, Movies, Restaurants

    Food and Dining

    The food here is great.

    Dorm Life

    Fun, clean, friendly people, and very nice dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Be responsible, stay organized, and you will be great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. There are separate forms for scholarships you must fill out to be eligible for them.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Spirited, and Valued Education. Friendly teachers and students.

  • 05/08/2013

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, this university is much less expensive and more reasonably priced.

    What to do for fun

    There are over 100 clubs and organizations to be involved in. There are concerts, exhibitions, and other events hosted on campus too.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the dining halls is surprisingly good. There is a wide variety of restaurants and cafes near the campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are all newly renovated and well-kept.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic level on campus is top-notch. All admitted students are required to be at a certain intellectual level, and one is expected to take their studies seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for as many private scholarships as you can! Get all your required information turned in early.

    In three sentences

    This university exemplifies academic integrity and honorable moral conduct. The journalism program is renowned as one of the best in the world. I am thrilled to soon become a Missouri Tiger!

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has many safety precautions to help ensure the safety of the students. There are mass emails and texts that go out to all students and faculty that help ensure that if there are any problems on campus that everyone is fully aware of the situation.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities. I am currently part of the FASS (Fish and Aquatic Sciences Society). We do many things that are fun and can help aid in some of the things that I learn in the classes that I take.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    My favorite thing to do on campus is to attend football games. The day before a football game, everyone on campus wears something black and gold and the during the game, the student section is so alive. Students really get into the game and cheer on the Tigers.

    Bang for the buck

    I believe that as long as you attend the classes you sign up for and dedicate time to your studies you will definitely get a good bang for your buck. These days its hard to find a good, credible college that is cheap, but I believe the University of Missouri - Columbia is a good option.

    What to do for fun

    The recreation center has many basketball and racquetball courts that students can utilize. Also, campus is located near downtown Columbia which has many restaurants, bars, and night clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food and dining options on campus and they are reasonably priced. They have anything from donuts and coffee to barbecued pork to pizza and deli sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I am unable to answer this question, because I have never lived in the dorms. From what I have heard about the dorms, they are pretty average and maintain a healthy, clean place for students to live.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some classes that students take and they say they are very easy, however some students take courses that are very challenging and involve a lot of studying. Spending time on your studies and working diligently will help maintain a good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have all information available (both hard copies and electronic copies). Search for what you want to do. College is a place where you change your mind almost constantly, but due to the price of college if you can narrow down your options then you could potentially save some money.

    In three sentences

    This school is incredible! All of the students and professors are easy to get along with and very friendly. The financial aid is pretty straight forward and I have never had any problems with registering for classes.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are lots of free movies shown on campus along with other craft nights and other fun things.

    Food and Dining

    The food is fantastic! All of the dining halls serve really good food. ,oat are all you can eat which is good, but bad because its all so good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good, they have a good community feeling. Most of them have been renovated recently. Avoid lay laythrup, laws, and jones, they are kinda run down

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really great, so far I haven't had a professor I didn't love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, there are a lot of people that go to this school so you want to get in early.

    In three sentences

    This is a really great university. It's in a great location, it has a city feel but the city is not huge. It also has a great campus.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus roads close down during school hours so students don't have to worry about avoiding traffic. If you get hit by a Mizzou school bus you receive free tuition for the remainder of your college career.

    Greek Life

    Huge Greek life dominates most of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of clubs to join on campus and activities constantly throughout the year.

    Great for these types of students

    Partiers, journalism students, those interested in Greek life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Riding the tiger, climbing to the top of Jesse Hall, streaking the quad. There are 7 tasks students try to do before graduating, previously stated included.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as athletics go, basketball games are probably the coolest events to attend. The stadium is constantly sold out and the crowd is one of the craziest in the country.

    What to do for fun

    One of the best rec centers in the country, great for intramural sports, swimming, lifting or running. Downtown offers a variety of bars and restaurants as well as cool shops.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a lot of people from St. Louis who are obsessed with the Cardinals.

    In three sentences

    The best Journalism School in the world. Small tall in the middle of Missouri. The school that created homecoming.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Mizzou is a very safe place. There are blue light phones on almost ever part of campus with an emergency button that immediately alerts MUPD and they are pretty speedy on response.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is what you make it at Mizzou...either you like it or you don't. There are many different types of fraternities and sororities, ranging from band to minority.

    Clubs and Activities

    Mizzou has over 1.000 student organizations, it's just up to you to decide which one is best for you, and get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for any types of student really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue on campus of former governor David R. Francis, you will notice that his nose is worn away. This it is believed that if you rub his nose before an exam you will get an A

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is worth every penny of tuition I've paid so far.

    What to do for fun

    There is a plethora of things that you can do, you just have to get out there and find out what Mizzou has to offer. There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    They have amazing food! They offer 3 different dining halls, but they also have other places to eat around campus such as Subway and Baja (a Mexican grill) for when you get tired of dining hall food. Also because it is a college town, other things are within walking distance such as Chipotle, Domino's, and other places

    Dorm Life

    They have many different dorm styles, and I never had any problems with living in the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes aren't always a breeze. you actually have to go and study and be dedicated !!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get active! Have fun, but not too much fun. Go to class! Don't give up when classes get to hard, use all your resources, and be informed about what's going on around campus.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is amazing. It has everything that a college student could hope for, from a state of the art sports & recreation center to great teachers. Everybody is friendly, and it is fun.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency phones located throughout campus as well as advisory emails that go out to students when a criminal occurrence happens near or on campus.

    Greek Life

    I do not know much about Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs and school sponsored activities to count! There's always something going on at Mizzou.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who loves sports, socializing, and meeting new people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a list of things each person is supposed to do while being at Mizzou. I have done one. The others are a bit risky.

    Bang for the buck

    The general classes you are required to take can sometimes get aggravating if you are spending your money on something you do not find useful for your major.

    What to do for fun

    Mizzou is surrounded by down town Columbia with a ton of parks and other city-like things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Great dining plans and food.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great time in the dorms. It was my favorite year at Mizzou thus far.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class, you can either be challenged to the fullest, or easily breeze through the course.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you save money, decide what you want to do there, and be open to new experiences.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school that has a lot to offer. Many go there for the cheap tuition and the party atmosphere. When I went to Mizzou, I was not part of the party atmosphere and still had a great time.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    When it comes to safety on campus there aren't to many issues and most are minor compored to a lot of other schools. I would say you should feel safe to walk alone on campus from 7 am till 11 pm at night and after airing on the side of safety and having a friends with you is best. When you move into the downtown are I would not consider it unsafe but would encourage more caution and awareness when there.

    Greek Life

    Greek life here is huge as a large portion of students are involved with it. Most of the activity is contained to one part of campus with Greek row and the previously listed dorms but due to its size you will see Greek members everywhere. If you are not interested in it there is not pressure to get involved but if you are looking to join there is the possibility to fully immerse yourself here. During recruitment you can hear and see which house fits you best and if accepted get the chance to live in one of the gorgeous houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs on campus to count totaling somewhere in the 600�s ranging from academic clubs to TV show fan clubs to skydiving. If youre interested in it there is a chance they already have it, and if not you can start your own club. As a heads up you have to go find the clubs and sometimes pay a fee to join as they are not short on possible members. If you genuinely do enjoy the club though I highly recommend doing so as it is a great way to meet friends and make campus feel a little smaller.

    Great for these types of students

    As long as you can find your major here Mizzou is pretty great for everybody. If the program you are in academically satisfies you then the rest of the experience here can be easily custom tailored to give you what you are looking for.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Official Mizzou Traditions: 1. Climb Jesse Hall (will get charged with trespassing if caught) 2. Ride the Tiger 3. Streak the Quad (several fines if caught for this one) 4. Scream �I love Mizzou� in Speakers Circle 5. Kiss the 50 yard line at midnight (trespassing) 6. Explore the tunnels (more likely to be charged with trespassing) 7. Swim in the fountain

    Bang for the buck

    If you�re in state Mizzou by far gets you the bang for your buck. If your out of state and willing to spend the summer after your freshman year here it not to bad either. The residency requirements for Missouri are one of the easiest in the nation and after you achieve in state status it can work out to be less than your in-state school (ie. U of Illinois). I will say diversity scholarships are by far the easiest and most available scholarships to get but if you don�t qualify for those some searching on the web for department specific scholarships or looking at outside sources can help meet this gap.

    What to do for fun

    For fun events there is a huge range depending on what you are interested in. If you enjoy going to parties there several opportunities to find them or nights where clubs are 18+. For those who are interested in other activities you can play sport like sand volleyball or soccer (field lights are on till 2 A.M.), see performances at the Blue Note or other venus, watch a free movie provided weekly by Mizzou, do craft events at Mizzou After Dark, or hang out in the dorms with friends.

    Food and Dining

    AMAZING!!! There is nothing to complain about in terms of dining options here as there are several on campus dining halls or alternative locations to go to. Most places allow for a custom orders which allows you to eat as healthy or unhealthy as you choose (although I�m sure everybody will give into their desserts). My only drawback is that the dining hall hours can sometimes conflict with your schedule but a couple Easy Macs here and there will solve that issue.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is great as most of the dorms are remodeled. They range in size proportional to how much you pay but I lived in Hudson (the smaller dorm rooms) and didn�t mind the space as it encouraged us to hang out outside a lot. I highly recommend if possible to get a double over a single if you are debating because it is way worth it to lose some space as a means to getting a meal buddy and person to help get you through the first couple awkward weeks. For those looking to join in greek life the most common dorms are Laws, Lathrop, Jones, North/Center, or South.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are not very difficult during you first 3 semesters but quickly pick up once you move further into your major. It is a large transition from high school in that your teachers will not make an effort to help you first and there are only a couple of assigments/test that will make up your entire grade. However, if you take the time in the beginning of the semester to mark down important due dates in your assignment book and study accordingly you shouldn�t have an issue with your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can come here with your major in mind or at least a possible major you are willing to declare do it because it will boost your chances for scholarships immensely. Also, AP scores are accepted here and can save you thousands of dollars if you take enough in high school. While other schools might not take them Mizzou does (google their score requirements) so take as many as you can while you can I promise it will be worth it!! And if your wondering the rigor of a class check out GPA distribution for University of Missouri for the previous students grades.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great school that works towards be very well rounded in academics, social activies, and sports. It offers a lot to do on campus so that you can take the initiative to join in according to your interests.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Oh boy

    Clubs and Activities

    If we do not already have a club for you, grab 5 friends and create an official org on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Everything.

    Food and Dining

    CDS does a marvelous job.

    Dorm Life

    Reslife is great and always helpful with questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay ahead of the game when application deadlines come.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is such an outstanding institution; Regardless of your intended field of study, Mizzou is likely to have a competitive program for you. The campus is beautiful, situated on the edge of downtown Columbia. There is so much to enjoy at Mizzou. Go Tigers!

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good campus safe enviroment powered for learning.

    Great for these types of students

    all types of students serious and want to learn its for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    this is not your tranditional university low cost and great academic ratings so i had to review it.

    In three sentences

    great for all it has good help and tutors be sure to look at the online they mentor you and help you every step through its great good learning procedures and teachers great college to attend.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe. We have a very efficient security system. There are poles all over campus that you can always reach in case of an emergency to press for help. If there's ever an emergency, reports go directly to students cell phones and you are aware right way.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is huge at Mizzou there are too many sororities and frats to count! If you're interested you can go to informationals and find out whats best for you! You will find a place no doubt.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally thousands of clubs at Mizzou! They are all listed online at the Mizzou site. Options are endless!

    What to do for fun

    There's always a party going on somewhere! Manage your time accordingly though. The best places to hit up are Late Night Rollins, The Shack, The Rec, and other random events going on. Receive lots of emails about talent shows, competitions and other miscellaneous things going on all the time. You never have to worry about a bored night at Mizzou.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls can be addictive so be careful! You will get the freshmen 15 if you aren't. There are about 6 dining halls to choose from in addition to random restaurants all over campus. The food is great. Most places will make all your food the way you like individually and give you lots of options. Late night Rollins is open until 1:00am everyday and Subway on campus is 24hrs. You have a meal plan that you will select at the start of the semester. there are 4 to choose from. I chose the 3rd option and had more than enough food for the school year.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is amazing! I had a really nice time staying on campus. Going to class is so convenient. It doesn't take more than 5-10 mins to walk to any class. Depending on where you live on campus, your hall will have several events throughout the school year. I stayed in Hawthorn one of the best places to live on Campus. We had BBQs, floor parties, and hangouts with people from our floor. There is no curfew and you're even allowed to have guests over for up to a week. If you have a chill floor monitor they won't care anyway. Laundry rooms are directly under the building so in those colds months you don't have to walk in the cold to take of that.

    Academic Rigor

    Mizzou is as challenging as you make it for yourself. I know people who literally did nothing the entire first semester but that's obviously not going to beneficial to them in the long run. You aren't forced to go to classes in most cases, but some classes do take attendance as well as give some type of grade for it. You should find out your first day of class what's to be expected of you. Some classes also post all the lectures online so class is optional. I prefer to go to class because at least to me, it's easier to remember that way. As long as you do your work and make an effort to study 2-3 days before the test you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Deadlines are crucial! Always to try to get applications done relatively early. Never be afraid to contact the different schools at Mizzou for any questions you may have. Mizzou's official website is the place to be for any info you may need. Also once you've set up your Myzou account play around and get used to the setup. You will use this to plan you schedule, live on campus, and set up your meal plan as well as making payments.

  • 07/21/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    Love their campus.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food here is great, they have many choices.

    In three sentences

    I will be attending this school in August and I am very excited. I have done research and heard so much great things about this school. That has helped me make my choice to attend here, this school will help farther me education.

  • 07/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    party

    Tips for prospective students

    Study

    In three sentences

    It is a lot to handle at first, but stick with it. Also, monitor the partying and the studying, everyone wants to have fun but the main reason why you are there is the to learn. Finally, make new friends.

  • 08/01/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Some of the classes are quite large, but the professors and their TA's have office hours where they basically sit and twiddle their thumbs, so go in and talk to them to get a more one-on-one experience. They want you to succeed!

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri is a great school, with lots of students and teachers to help you out. The classes are large (200-300 students) for the general classes, like biology, chemistry, and psychology, but smaller (anywhere from 20-50 students) for other more specific classes, like social deviance, drugs and behavior, etc.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never once felt unsafe on campus. There's always people walking around no matter the time of day, and there's blue light systems set up all over campus in case of emergency. My only complaint is the walk from parking to campus. And waiting for the bus out in the parking lot by yourself. That never feels safe.

    Greek Life

    It's huge on campus. SO many people get involved with Greek life and they love it. With that said, I never got involved with a sorority and never had any problems. If it's not your thing than don't worry, there's plenty else to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's plenty to choose from. You just have to get out there and go.

    Great for these types of students

    Social students. Students that want to get involved and go to giant sports events and tail-gate. Students that want the true college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a tiger statue on campus, and a giant fountain. You can't graduate without riding the tiger and swimming in the fountain. There is also another statue in which students rub the nose on the man for good luck on their tests.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I'm from California so the original price to come here was way up there. But I stayed and did the appropriate process to get in-state tuition and I think it's a well worth it price.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on what you like to do. Mizzou has plenty of clubs and organizations to get involved in. Sports, Greek life, volunteer service, Religious, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Endless food!! Be careful. Mizzou 22 is a real thing. It gets really old after a while, but for college food it's good quality.

    Dorm Life

    I had the pleasure of living in Hawthorn Hall my freshman year. One of the newest dorms and where I met some of my absolute closest friends. Minus the Chinese foreign-exchange student roommate, I loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    Harder than I originally expected, but I appreciate it. Not ridiculously hard but you will get a good education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school. It isn't for everyone. It is a very large school but has a small school feel often times. Don't underestimate the academics here either. You HAVE to study to truly succeed here. Thirdly, plan on getting involved. If you don't get involved in something you will get lost. Nobody is going to force you to do anything. Last, ASK QUESTIONS! People are so willing to help here and give you the information you need.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is known for it's sports and it's Greek life; as is rightfully so. On the other hand the academics and rigor of classes are surprisingly high. I'm an out of state student that couldn't have made a better decision in attending.

  • 09/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for anything you could possibly want to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    This is dangerous. They call it the Mizzou 22 for a reason.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome people in nice facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Lots of essays.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, get housing done early, and join a FIG!

    In three sentences

    I just started, and the environment is awesome. Classes are well taught by professors who care, the student body is very welcoming, and Columbia is charming. Even the residence halls are inviting!

  • 10/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    So much good food, and plenty all you can eat places.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs strive to make every floor and every learning community their own community on campus for the students.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes definitely get harder as you go up. Don't think everything will be like your 1000-level days.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy the books. And read them.

    In three sentences

    A large college with many smaller communities to give you the small-campus feel.

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall campus safety is pretty good. There are emergency boxes located throughout campus where you can press a button to alert the MUPD and they're supposed to be on site ASAP. There have been a couple incidences where I think that had there been greater security measures in place, these problems could have been avoided. All exterior doors on dormitories are locked at all times and require students to swipe their student ID to gain entrance, however these doors are not manned, there is simply an electronic swiper. The problem with this is that not EVERY ID is checked to gain access because if there is someone behind a resident swiping in, they can easily just walk right in behind the resident, giving the resident the assumption that they also live in the dorm, which they may not. With there being several hundred people in one building, you don't know every single resident, so you can see where this could pose a problem and it actually has, quite a few times.

    Greek Life

    I'm not actually involved in greek life but it seems like everywhere you look, someone is representing their sorority or fraternity. Mizzou has many options when it comes to Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I can't honestly rate the clubs and activities because I am not involved enough in any of them so I don't think that would be fair. I rated it highly because a rating was required, but I believe it's accurate due to the variety of clubs and activities available.

    Great for these types of students

    People interested in: sports, fraternities or sororities People who don't have a significant other at home. People who AREN'T shy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mizzou has several traditions and quaint little locations that you will learn more about when you actually get to campus. There are even traditions that cannot be shared until you actually become a student here, which is kind of cool I think.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is looked at as a good school from what I understand. It seems pretty over priced for what you get, however. The cost to live here (meaning housing and dining plan) is, in my opinion, extremely over priced for what you actually get. My room is okay but not what you'd expect for what you pay for it and the same goes for the food.

    What to do for fun

    There are several clubs and activities to get involved in here on campus, there really is something for everyone. You can volunteer at the women's center, get involved in a music group, fraternity, sorority, recycling club, LGBTQ community, sports, you name it, Mizzou has it.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining gets a neutral rating because although the food they serve is good most of the time, the repetition of the same meals each week gets old quick. The dining halls do tend to get a little dirty during busy times. It seems like every time you sit at a table, it hasn't been wiped down from the people who ate there before you, which bothers me quite a bit. I understand that during rush times it gets a little hectic, but why not have someone on cleaning duty in the dining room?

    Dorm Life

    I gave dorm life here a high rating because overall, it's an okay place to live. Things are always kept really clean and if there's ever a problem, the staff is very quick to address it and get it resolved. The rooms in my particular residence hall are very nice because this building was recently renovated. It is to my understanding that some students here on campus are not living under quite as good of conditions, however. Some buildings still have window unit AC and look pretty drab inside and out.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are one of those students who gets A's in high school without even cracking a book or breaking a sweat, Mizzou will be a real eye opener for you. If you don't study, you don't pass. It's really that simple. You'd think that was a given in college but you'd be surprised how many people don't realize that little fact until after they've taken, and bombed, their first exam.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would definitely weigh all your options before going to a university of this size. Think about who you are and what you really want before jumping just because this is an attractive school, because there's no doubt that it is beautiful here. Do your research!!!! I cannot stress this enough. If you can find a school that is a better value for you, GO THERE! Mizzou is very pricey for the experience that I've received so far. I'm already considering a transfer and it's still really early in my college career.

    In three sentences

    If you have a hard time adjusting to new places, you might want to rethink coming to this university. The vast amount of people that attend Mizzou make it hard to meet others with your interests and can sometimes make you feel insignificant. The classroom was the biggest shock to me I think, it was nothing to have around 250 students in one lecture which makes it a really impersonal experience.

  • 11/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown is right next to campus there are so many great places that are cheap and fun it is hard to list them all!

    Food and Dining

    I honestly have no complaints about the food. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all pretty good to me. It is still a good idea to bring a fridge/microwave regardless for those late night munchies when you don't want to have to leave your dorm!

    Dorm Life

    This varies on where you live, and how you are as a person. I got a semi-single suite style room and I couldn't be happier. No awkward silences, I get my own bathroom, but I also have 3 guys here with me that are all in similar majors and willing to help when I need it. Its great, plus you get to have your own space and quiet time. I've experienced traditional dorm life, and I think I could like it, I just like this way so much more!

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a chemical engineering major, so my course load is a bit more intensive than some of the less-and-science related majors. Even with that load I still find a happy medium between studying and going out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for a culture shock if you're not used to big groups of people. Mizzou is like its own little city. Be ready to always have fun, but also be doing work at the same time.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to be! It is so nice and pretty every time of the year and the people are great. It is like a second home

  • 11/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Participate in sporting events, join Greek life, and the different clubs. (climbing,.....)

    Food and Dining

    3-4 on campus dinning options, with the downtown area within walking distance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Columbia is a place that can get very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter. There are lots of opportunities on campus with the different associations you can be involved in.

    In three sentences

    The tiger is the mascot. Up to date recreational and technology services. Relatively diverse campus.

  • 11/26/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    You can hang out with friends

    Food and Dining

    Awesome

    Dorm Life

    Havent seen yet

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty cool

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay cool

    In three sentences

    Pretty cool school. I am excited to visit this school again. Hopefully I get accepted.

  • 12/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Constant patrols of the university by the university police (for lack of better word) on top of the number of students make it hard for any sort of thing to go wrong during the day. At night however I would not walk around campus alone at the very least as things could probably go wrong. I would also recommend not leaving bikes out at night (signs on campus suggest the same) but overall the safety is rather good.

    Greek Life

    Very prominent part of this university as you usually see them on the way to your next class period doing some sort of pledge or whatnot. Housing for Greek life can vary (as does with every university) but I do not feel like you would miss much if you were not into that sort of thing. This is simply my opinion, in which I am not a part of any sort of Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally have not gone to any clubs, but have attended a few activities on campus. I have found that they hold activities and events often, most of them are free and include food or prizes making them very worth while. However if you live off campus and do not have a means of transportation then you might not be able to go to most of these as half of them take place in the late afternoon.

    Great for these types of students

    The campus can be a very large place with many students, so people who are rather social may enjoy themselves here. The student population does often find ways to have fun as well so if you are looking for a quiet campus this might not be it for you. To fully enjoy yourself here I would think that you would probably have to be both outgoing and very studious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual traditions include the rubbing of a statue's nose for luck on exams (which actually has lead to it being remodeled several times). Another odd tradition is to not speak under a certain arch due to some local myth on a student that did so and had the dean overhear and expel him. Nothing too extreme but those two are still odd traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Its a big university and therefor the cost of most things on campus is pricey, but if you are smart there are plenty of supermarkets that are nearby that you can go to if you want to save money. Its generally a good idea to go that route, but overall the entire campus can cost quite a pretty penny out of your funds. Not too kind on the poor university students wallet.

    What to do for fun

    Columbia has quite a lot to do if you have transportation, such as clubs, restaurants, movie theaters, and etc. If you do not have a form of transportation you could always just do things on campus, because there always seems to be something going on. Most of the time however, these events cost money, although if you really look out you may fine free things to do on occasion.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is rather pricey but usually always will fill you up. The actual lunchrooms rotate meals so that the same food is not served every day, so there is some sort of variety. The process in getting the foods is usually quick and painless as well.

    Dorm Life

    I actually never had a dorm before, but I heard that it is something everyone should experience for themselves. There are many different dorm buildings on campus however so they are all different. It really just depends on your price range and where the building is located I suppose.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I have stated previously, classes are challenging and you learn a lot. Some classes take some getting used to but usually are forgiving and include some form of extra credit if needed. There are also a lot of resources at every students disposal so there is really no excuse for doing poorly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here ready to learn and work hard on studies, otherwise you will probably fail. There are many resources to help you out though so do not be afraid to use them. As a side not make sure get involved around campus if you can because that in of itself is very rewarding.

    In three sentences

    A very clean and organized school. Classes are tough and challenging yet rewarding. The professors and people here definitely want you to have a successful future

  • 12/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No school is going to be completely safe, but Mizzou does a pretty good job! I'm not going to lie and say there is never any crime on campus. There have been a few incidents, but MUPD as always responded quickly to the scene and most cases are solved!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At the beginning of each school year, Freshman have a Tiger Walk. All of the Freshman walk through the columns as a way to start their career at Mizzou. After graduation, they walk the other way through the columns to symbolize the end of their time at Mizzou.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do on campus! At the beginning of each semester, the RA's put a list of different activities going on during the semester. They have everything from free midnight breakfast to $1 movies! Downtown is walking distance from campus, so if there's nothing to do on campus, there's literally always something going on downtown.

    Food and Dining

    The food is so good! You'll never go hungry is you have a meal plan. There are 4 dining halls and a few restaurants that use your meal plan also. Just be careful, because if you don't watch what you eat, you will gain weight! It's not the Freshman 15 here, it's the Mizzou 22!

    Dorm Life

    I recommend everyone to live on campus Freshman year! It's so much fun and you meet so many people. Most of the dorms on campus are really nice, but there are some not so great ones. All of the dorms have singles and doubles, some are suites and some have community bathrooms. I loved my dorm, but some people in my dorm hated it. You just have to do your research.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor is different for everybody. It all really depends on your professor and major. Some majors are just going to be harder than others, while others are way easier. Different professors grade differently and teach the class differently, so of course some professors are harder than others. Overall, most of the classes i have taken have been challenging, but not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the school before you commit! Campus is beautiful and Columbia, MO is a great town, but it's not for everyone. I love it, but I know a lot of people that hate it here.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is a wonderful school and I'm so happy I decided to come here. The campus is beautiful and there is always something going on, on campus. The classes are challenging, but that's college.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is really strong here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of different organizations to join at Mizzou. Go to the activity fairs and decide which ones are right for you.

    Great for these types of students

    Any type of student can find a place at Mizzou. It's the best school in the country for journalism.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Football is really big at Mizzou. We just joined the SEC and a lot of new traditions are popping up all around. The tradition of homecoming was created at Mizzou so it's really big around here.There's a whole week dedicated to it, and greeks spend over a month preparing for house decs, which is the Friday before homecoming. The different greek chapters make pomp boards and put on skits for the kids in Columbia.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition isn't too bad comparatively.

    What to do for fun

    If you go greek you always have something to do. You can hang out at the house or go out with your fellow members. There is a social at least once a month that you can go to.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good for dining hall food. It gets pretty boring after a while because a lot of the dining halls serve the same thing every day. Plaza 900 is definitely the best. Also they have really cool dining options like Baja (a texmex joint) and Emporium (somewhat like a grocery store) where you can spend your swipes in non-traditional ways. I also really liked places like the J Cafe and the Student center where you can student charge things like sushi, pasta, and specialty coffees.

    Dorm Life

    The reslife staff are so friendly and helpful. The student staff members really care about the students on their floor. They really encourage the students to hang out with each other and to bond by promoting group hangouts on the floor like girls night, watching football games on the tv in the lounge, and homecoming activities.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to study. There really are no 'easy-a' classes. You really have to stay on top of the classes you need to take because the advisors aren't going to do it for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go greek. Study everyday even if you don't feel like you need to. Look into double majoring or majoring and minoring.

    In three sentences

    The University of Missouri is an amazing school. Everyone here is so spirited and friendly. The professors and staff care so much for the students.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    ^^Look Up :)

    Great for these types of students

    If you love Jesus and you want to get started in your walk with Him I suggest you join Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ) at Mizzou. They'll help you get started off, but I suggest that along with being with them you explore to find you're identity in Christ and try to live the way He says. You get to be around a lot of like-minded people, but don't let you're walk slow down because everyone else is lukewarm. Stay true to finding out who you are in Him and don't other people's opinions stop ya! :D

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Riding the tiger.

    What to do for fun

    Mizzou has a lot of free activity nights where you get to do cool stuff & free movies on the weekends. I personally dont party so I cant tell you anything like that. If you join a club I'm sure you find more stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good but you oat likely will only got to the places you live near so the food gets old after awhile so stock up some cash for something else. Baja will save you on swipes, but please realize that the Mizzou 22 (lbs) is real and that food along with the buffet style you get from the dining halls will catch up quick.

    Dorm Life

    I live a in a suite-style room right now and I enjoy it, it's spacious. It may be costly, but I suggest getting a suite-style in Respect, Responsibility, Excellence or Discovery. BUT even the rooms are alottttt bigger than most, suite life is extremely quite compared to hall style meaning that you won't be able to get know people on your floor because you can't prop your door open and you have a bathroom in you're room.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes for me were not very hard just required a little more discipline when is came to studying. Do not I repeat do not take Professor Dow for Political Science, you will need a lot of prayer in order to get through his class. As a freshman they'll pre-assign your classes, but you can change them (by yourself) unless a certain class is required for a FIG or other interest group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ummmm if you're a minority be prepared to stay a minority when up here. People travel in packs and it seems like it goes by race sometimes. BUT there are ALOT of people that dont let race deter them from getting to know others you just have to open as well. Don't go to the gym around 5--7 because it's packed. If you're riding a bike dont be rude and think that you're in a video game and try to weave in between people.

    In three sentences

    As a freshman the school has been great for me so far. They have a lot of free stuff for you to do and organizations you can join. Just make sure that you're ready for bipolar weather.

  • 01/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think the safety on campus is great. There are emergency telephones everywhere for your convenience. I've never felt not safe while on campus.

    Greek Life

    I personally am not involved in Greek Life, but my roommate is. From what I hear from her it's a lot of fun. You have a whole other family on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are literally tons of clubs available to join on campus. There's something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Mizzou is great for all types of students, even the ones who have never been to such a big school. It's a great way to step out of your comfort zone and meet people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hanging out by the columns is definitely common at Mizzou. Downtown is another place where people like to hang out alot.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou definitely isn't the cheapest school to attend, but it is well worth the price. I couldn't imagine going anywhere else. Plus there's tons of scholarships you can apply for which helps out a lot.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do at Mizzou. A major way to be involved in these activities are joining a club.

    Food and Dining

    There are four dining halls spread out on campus that have a variety of different things at each one. One thing you worry about when going to college in the dining hall food. It's really not bad. They also have other places for food like Baja Grill that you can use your meal plan for. Or they have food places in the Student center that are awesome.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in the dorms. It's like your own little community. There's floor meetings and events that encourage you to meet and become friends with the people on your floor. It's convenient and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely can't procrastinate. You need to stay on top of your school work and you'll be fine! Pulling all nighters and studying the night before doesn't work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join the Mizzou community and introduce yourself to your classmates.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is just as great as I imagined. It's like a second home to me and I love it. It not only is great education wise, but atmosphere wise as well.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe on campus but it is a college campus so there are a lot of people. Just always be aware of your surroundings.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is definitely present at Mizzou but it by no means dominates the campus. I know plenty of people who participate in Greek Life but it really is only like a quarter of the campus. Those that are in it really enjoy it and recommend to others that they should join.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are something like 600 different clubs at Mizzou. That's a lot! We have the major sports teams but if you aren't college athlete material you can play inter mural sports or join a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Mizzou really caters to any type of student. I will say that since it is a fairly large school, if you can be overwhelmed by lots of people and are not used to being in a large crowd then maybe it is not for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Quad is obviously one of the prettiest places on campus. With the columns looming in front of Jesse Hall it is just beautiful. On the Quad you can rub the nose of David R Frances before an exam to get luck. The nose has been rubbed so much it is actually gold instead of bronze.

    Bang for the buck

    Mizzou is very inexpensive if you are from Missouri, one of the lowest tuitions in the United States. If you are out-of-state, its a little pricier, but you are actually allowed to get residency after your first year if you stay in Missouri for the summer.

    What to do for fun

    At college you have so much free time that it is sometimes hard to fill it up. Get involved in a club or group that sounds interesting to you! There are always social events during the week and parties on the weekend because lets face it, this is college. People do party. Football season is great so try and attend some games. Just do something! Don't sit in your room and watch netfilx the whole time, that is not the college experience.

    Food and Dining

    There are five different dining halls on campus and all are pretty good. Some are a farther walk than others but let me tell you they are worth it. There is always a variety of food to eat, and if you only have a little time in between classes you can always grab a bite at the student center as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life really just depends on where you are living and who you are living with. Most of the dorms at Mizzou have been recently renovated so they are all pretty nice. My dorm had amazing people and I loved every minute of living there. Take into consideration the type of living arrangements you want and location when you are picking a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Because it is a public school, it is not going to be as hard as some private schools but that does not mean you don't have to study hard. I have had some really easy classes and some really hard classes. Do your work and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! In something in your major or just a fun club or sport. Apply early. The earlier you apply, the sooner you can pick your housing. Make new friends. Don't stick with the same people you knew from high school. You will never grow as a person then. Choose Mizzou! It is an amazing school and you should go. MIZ!

    In three sentences

    Mizzou has everything for everyone. The campus is gorgeous, the people are friendly, and the facilities are amazing. If you are looking for a beautiful place to get a great higher education then Mizzou is for you.

  • 01/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police can't be everywhere at one time. One must be vigilant and aware if one's surrounding. Not a bad idea to take self-defense class regardless of what college you will attend.

    Greek Life

    Plenty of Greek Life. Not for everyone if you don't like forming cliques but to each it's own.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities at the University of Missouri is plenty. Name it, they probably have it! Lots for all.

    Great for these types of students

    It can be great for all student life. It has a long way to go for diversity and the appreciation of diversity.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing a traditional stone in the middle of the campus for academic good luck is one tradition and a peck on the check of one of the founders bust for an easy A is another. Mystifying Fun!

    Bang for the buck

    It's no wonder students come to the University of Missouri and don't want to leave. For a public University, you definitely feel like you're in a league of the elite.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of fun things to do; sports, theatre, clubs, etc...

    Food and Dining

    Excellent and healthy foods. Something for everyone. Prices are very good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life offers everything a person needs and everything is in walking distance. However, making friends can be a little rough. People do tend to form cliques which is a pity because the world is so diverse so you limit yourself when you join or form cliques.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics for the most part is taken very seriously. Work hard to play hard!

    Tips for prospective students

    Number one tip for incoming students...GET INVOLVED! If one opportunity fails, there are plenty of other opportunities to chose from.

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri offers ample opportunities for growth, academically and professionally. This is a community that values education and it's athletic department. Having lots of things to do makes for a fun campus!

  • 01/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I check stufftodo.missouri.edu daily. It lists educational extracurricular activities, sports, what the Craft Studio is offering that day, what the social justice organizations are doing, etc. It does not list club meetings, but the Involvement Ambassadors maintain a database of student organizations, and at the start of fall and spring semesters, there are days where the various orgs table to attract new freshman or transfer students.

    Food and Dining

    Prices of buffet halls are comparable to off-campus buffets. Dining.missouri.edu answers the vast majority of questions regarding CDS: hours, locations, how the tab can be paid, where meal plans apply, etc. CDS always has at least one vegetarian option at any dining location and actively attempts to source at least a portion of ingredients locally.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are flexible about shifting the restrictions, e.g. on electronics use, but most have high standards both for themselves and for their students. I maintain a GPA that ranks me within the top ten percent of the school and work quite hard to stay that way. Writing-intensive classes are required in order to graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use Zoutrition at dining.missouri.edu to check what food will be safe for you to eat, and if you have food restrictions of any sort, develop a close relationship with Campus Dining Services. Do Mizzou's general annual scholarship application early: there is only the one you need to do, it promptly applies you to all scholarships the school offers that you are eligible for. Attend the general tutoring sessions even if you're good at whatever the subject is.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou as a university is thoroughly focused on both the academic and social life of its students, offering numerous types of assistance academically (the Writing Center, the Learning Center's tutors and its associated programs) and socially (Involvement Ambassadors, the Office of New Student Programs, stufftodo) for those who desire same. There are numerous university bylaws that make little sense and which are only declared when you run headlong into them, but there are also faculty and staff able and willing to assist students in untangling themselves from said. Overall, I have been at Mizzou for a year and a half and am still thoroughly enjoying the experience: I consistently take fifteen credit hours and do two consistent extracurriculars to keep from burning out.

  • 02/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown, Columbia is within walking distance from campus and offers many fun things to do. The blue note is a great place for concerts and is located downtown. There's also lots of shops and restuarants, like Shakespeare's Pizza. There's also lots of activities sposored by Mizzou that can be fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really delicious for the most part. There's always lots of choices and many different dining halls to choose from. The only bad part is there isn't a whole lot of healthy food options, mostly just a salad bar and fruit.

    Dorm Life

    Living with all of your friends can be really fun and also a bit annoying. Make sure to find a good spot to study without distractions, otherwise you're grades can really suffer.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the class really depends on the teacher. Ratemyproffesor is a great website to get feedback on the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be scared to try new things. Go to class. Take notes in class. Be friendly.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a school were anyone can feel accepted and fit in. Having a succesful first year of college here is all about putting yourself out there and not being scared to make friends. Pay attention in classes and try out different clubs/ organizations and you'll have a great time.

  • 02/26/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    Mizzou's campus is beautiful and so full of life. Everyone I've encountered there is incredibly friendly and helpful. The school's facilities are top notch.

  • 02/28/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    WOOO!!! M-I-Z!!! Z-O-U!!!

  • 03/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have emergency call things, but not that many. I wouldn't walk around alone at night.

    Great for these types of students

    RIch ones.

    Bang for the buck

    I would give it 0 if that were an option.

    What to do for fun

    Try to find a club among the million to join that actually remembers you, I dare you to try.

    Food and Dining

    The food is actually decent.

    Dorm Life

    There have already been 3 different rapes /reported/ not to mention all the unreported ones.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're okay with spending a lot of money for not a lot in return, go here.

    In three sentences

    They are not at all student based, I am just a number to them (or a dollar sign). They offer office hours, but at times when most of their students have other classes, and hardly will make outside arrangements. Their theatre program stinks.

  • 03/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown is nearby full of shops and restaurants, and there are always free things to do, like see movies at Jesse Hall or go to the Craft Studio for FreeCrafternoons.

    Food and Dining

    Dining can be great, it can also really be bad sometimes.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a small dorm is the best!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are a hit or a miss when it comes to how difficult it can be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to join the club that your major has, and also possibly join a FIG to meet more people in your major!

    In three sentences

    University of Missouri is a surprise for a fashion major. In the middle of Missouri, this school is unified, full of amazing people, and great teachers. This school cares about how you will do after you graduate.

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions such as riding the tiger or kissing the 50 yard line are fun to participate it.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! Going to football games, attending concerts, and doing service are great ways to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great in the dining halls. There are many to choose from. There is always a wide variety to choose from and there are other places you can use your meal points such as a Mexican or Chinese restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but when I visit my friends I see a lot of the dorm lifestyle. It is a transition but it is fun! Learning to live with a roommate, do your own laundry, and be responsible enough to go to bed at a decent hour is what dorm life is all about.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load is rigorous and extensive. Classes are fun yet challenging. The professors are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing is to get involved. Everyone says this but it is very important. Join a club or organization. Study hard, go to class, and always be looking for opportunities.

    In three sentences

    I love the University of Missouri. I enjoy the campus, the facilities, and the faculty. Mizzou is filled with great people and holds a lot of opportunity.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Really good if you are in-state, average if you are out-of-state. Very hard to get scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Bars are only for 21+. Other than that, there's not too much to do in the actual city of Columbia. Downtown has some really cute shops and restaurants, though, and there are always frat/house parties. Football games and tailgating are a must, definitely the most fun time of the school year.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely pick Mizzou if you are looking to study journalism or communication. Great volunteer and service opportunities here as well - you can even do this as a class/minor.

    In three sentences

    Mizzou is a great state school for both academics and athletics. It is big enough to feel like the full college experience, but not too big that it is overwhelming or classes are too crowded overall. Mizzou was actually my last choice school during my senior year of high school, but it ended up being one of the best decisions I've made.