Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO, USA

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Missouri University of Science and Technology
3.89 Average Rating

Nicholas from Republic, MO

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
You will learn a lot at this school. At first you will learn some more in depth math and physics but when you get all that out of the way and can start learning what you actually want to learn, the classes for your intended major.
Am enjoying being here
I wasn't sure coming here if I would enjoy being here because I didn't know anyone in Rolla. I was the only one from my graduating class that came here but I joined a fraternity and it was the best decision I have every done. I met a lot of new people and made friends that I will have for the rest of my life.
Bang for the buck
You will definitely get the best bang for your buck if you are coming to this school for an engineering major. The school has career fairs every semester and it helps people get summer jobs while in school to help pay for college.
Tips for prospective students
Do the homework its the best way to learn the material because some of the teachers are not the best at teaching but you can expect that with any college. The school provides things called LEAD sessions which are basically walk-in tutoring sessions if you need help in a subject. Study for exams even if you never had to in high school, college is a different ballpark I learned that the hard way after failing some exams.
Great for these types of students
This is a great school for people looking for an engineering major, it has a wide range to choose from. The school is for anyone really looking for a career in the science or technology fields like the school's name implies.
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D from Platte City, MO

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes are tough, but when you get that good grade, you know you earned it and really knew the material.
Am enjoying being here
I absolutely love it here! The students here are great. If you're ever lost just ask anyone and he/she will guide you. Students here care about each other. You meet people with the same interests because this is mostly an engineering school. This school always has something to do.
Bang for the buck
This school works very hard to prepare the students for the work world. The students leave Missouri S&T with a good technical background.
Tips for prospective students
Balance work and study. Don't study yourself to death, but then again don't completely neglect your school work. Find people to make study groups. Friends with the same classes always works. Enjoy your college experience. It's four (or five) years of your life that you'll never be able to get back. Make the best of it through having fun and most importantly by studying hard.
Great for these types of students
Those who want to pursue an engineering degree. This school gives you the right background and companies flock to that.
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Robert from Imperial, MO

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The Professors here really care about your success and are always available for you to ask questions. The classes can be pretty challenging, but if you are willing to put some time into your studies, (which you should be since its college and you will wind up doing it anyways) you will do great here! It is easy to learn when you always know someone who can help.
Am enjoying being here
Rolla is a great place to be. The small community is very nice and there isn't a whole lot of rush like there is in St. Louis. There are also plenty of activities to get into while your here. If your into sports, but don't want to devote all of your time to being on a school team, there are intramural sports that go on all year. I was on the intramural soccer and football teams. As well as a few others. There are sports from softball all the way to billiards. Also the campus mood is, well, nerdy. If you are a fan of dungeons and dragons or any video games or having week long games of humans vs zombies, this is the place for you.
Bang for the buck
With the small class sizes and the way the professors care for your grade, I would definately say this school is worth the money. As long as your dedicated to learning all of the resources you could possibly need are there.
Tips for prospective students
If you live in Missouri and want either a degree in chemistry, biology, computer science, or engineering this is the place to go. There are also degrees for English, psychology, and history. Have fun in Rolla and open up to people to enjoy the college experience.
Great for these types of students
Question-askers, those who care about their grades, those who want quality information rather than just to get through a course, those who can take a hefty workload to be better prepared for the future.
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Nicholas from Webb City, MO

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The professors at MS&T push students hard to accel. The courses are difficult but worthwhile. There are multiple oppurtunities to recieve help such as Teacher Office hours and study groups. All of these oppurtunities are focused on helping students. You must show that you are doing work, they will not simply do this work for you. Teachers and peers are not the only option for help, graduate students are often willing to help students who seek assistance and show effort. There are some assigned hours that they may help students during, but if you are having trouble they are usually just a phone call away.
Am enjoying being here
Rolla is a very quiet community. The rural setting keeps distractions to a minimum. If a student wants to have fun there are many outdoor activities that are local to Rolla, both on and off campus. If a student likes city life, Rolla is only an hour and a half from St. Louis and about an hour away from Columbia.
Bang for the buck
I came to college to get an education and I am certainly getting that here. For the cost, MS&T is a very great school choice. There are similar schools that I looked at that cost upwards of $45,000 every year! MS&T is an exceptional school for the cost.
Tips for prospective students
Study, study, study! You may have breezed through high school with straight A's, but I can assure you that wont happen at MS&T. The curriculum is challenging but worth while. Putting effort into the material you will learn at MS&T will help you to do better in school and succeed in a career.
Great for these types of students
Self-Motivated, Team Players, Leaders, Great communicators, and great listeners.
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Josh from Fair Play, MO

a current student here
6 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The classes here at MS&T will definitely teach you everything you need to know about your decided career field. The courses are very in-depth and challenging so if you want to pass you have no choice but to learn the material frontwards and backwards. Many of the courses also teach you how to work well in groups, which is a skill you will need if you plan on a career in engineering.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy MS&T for the most part, but there are a few things that aren't so great about it. The work load seems to really build up sometimes and the Male to Female ratio is 3:1 to name a few. Things like the annual St. Pat's celebration always make up for stuff like that though.
Bang for the buck
Your money is definitely well-spent at MS&T. You get intense training in your career field and you really know what you're doing by the time you get out there. Employers flock to this school because of that fact and the career fairs we have draw over 300 major employers looking to hire. Also, just the benefits the MS&T name can get you after college are worth the money.
Tips for prospective students
If you plan on attending this school, be ready to work. You definitely need to be sure that what you plan on majoring in is what you want to do, because it's going to become your life for the next 4 years. Possibly 5 if you plan on pursuing a career in engineering. No matter where you go though, know why you're there and be willing to work towards what you want.
Great for these types of students
Nerds
Tech-Savvy
Hard Workers
Hands-On Learners
Desire to be Engineers
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Zachery from Comstock Park, MI

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
MS&T is a great university with small town appeal, yet high tech education. Everyone is friendly and encouraging and tries hard to help you succeed. Their graduates are the second highest paid in the nation.
Tips for prospective students
Visit MS&T and take a tour of the campus and living options. If possible take a summer camp there to get a real hands on feel for the school.
Academic Rigor
Great educational opportunities from internships to study abroad programs. Again, MS&T grads are the second highest paid in the nation.
Dorm Life
Several options to choose from, you're sure to find what's right for you.
Food and Dining
The food at TJ Hall is the best. Havener Center is pretty good too.
What to do for fun
There are numerous clubs and extracurricular activities. The Rec Center has everything you need to work out or just have fun. There are several places to eat within walking distance. There are many places nearby to bike, hike, or kayak.
Bang for the buck
I am from out of state and I feel I am getting a great education for the price!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
St. Patrick's day is a Big to Do. St. Patrick is considered the patron Saint of engineering so we have a whole week celebration with all kinds of hoopla and activities. Crazy fun.
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Joe from Wentzville, MO

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Whether you are taught in class or have to fin out information on your own you have to learn to pass so one way or another you will end up learning a lot.
Am enjoying being here
It's a fun time. Not your big school atmosphere but I have a great time.
Tips for prospective students
Start as far ahead as you can. There are a lot of interesting classes to take here.
Great for these types of students
This school is great for people who are self motivated and are willing to learn.
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Julie from Camdenton, MO

a current student here
20 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The Professors really push you to the hardest extent. They expect you to do your homework the first time and take school very seriously. However, if you finish your homework and work at it you will learn more than you expected and the way most professors teach the material it is guaranteed to stick.
Am enjoying being here
The atmosphere here at Rolla is awesome. The people around are always willing to help and there are many many study groups to find and join.
Tips for prospective students
To get good grades in classes takes a lot of self motivation. Anything you do not learn in class you must learn from the book or from a tutor. Tutors are not a bad thing, trust me, sometimes its the extra kick you need to succeed in your future classes. Also the library is a great place to study there are study rooms on the third floor and reference books for just about everything, also it is open until midnight.
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Benjamin from Kansas City, MO

a current student here
14 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
In the math class I took, I learned an interesting learning style; the math I'd had before in High School (like in a summary) but I learned how to make things stick very well in MS&T's math class.
My focus is in Computer Science. While I've had programming experience before, the pace of the class is incredible and by the end of Semester One we are now pretty much at the extent of my knowledge. So, given the pace we were at, I expect to learn a lot Semester Two.
Am enjoying being here
I do like it here. The intelligence is something to admire. I do not mean to dog others, but there is a kind of freshness here that was not so much in high school. It is like my mind can breathe. Also, the town is COMPACT, not SMALL. It is very full but not fat. This makes it relatively easy to get to places and find what you need.
Bang for the buck
So far I do think this place is worth my money.
Tips for prospective students
Missouri S&T may be continuing to renovate their dorms; if they are doing this the year you are to come in as a freshman, they may put you in the Rolla Inn (they've done this to us this year and the freshmen before me), an old Howard-Johnson inn. It's not... the best... but it builds character. And it's temporary.
Regardless of where you stay, though, as advice for anyone going to college for the first time, remember these things: Attend classes. A lot of the classes your first year will have their grade based in some part on your attendance. I know in high school you were told your professors don't care but only your test grades, but I guess they're trying to bridge the two here. Also, MEALS ARE NOT ALWAYS SERVED. If you're going Greek, this may not apply to you, but if you are on campus housing, none of the dining facilities are always open. You have to find which are open when, if you want to eat out on days that the closest one is not open or go to another dining facility. Many are the times I have gone without a meal before it sank in; I could not just go in like I do at my house and get a sandwich. And nothing makes studying harder than a growling stomach louder than a jackhammer waiting for the pizza to come.
Great for these types of students
Nearby students interested in an English degree
Students wanting to go into engineering; computer, nuclear, mechanical, electrical...
Students wanting to go into Computer Science
Students who like the fact that football players actively talk about the history of lasers as part of a debate between scientists and engineers during lunch.
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Benjamin from Rolla, MO

a current student here
13 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I came into Missouri S&T hoping to become a mathematician. I found that it wasn't hard to get involved in extracurricular studies and research for free. I feel like (as opposed to high school) MST is a totally learning oriented school, where knowledge is freely shared and research is for everyone. In my first semester here I had the feeling of attending lectures from Pythagoras himself in the ancient Greek museums of antiquity. It's really a unique and amazing experience.
Am enjoying being here
Aside from learning, the community of students at Rolla is impressively diverse and attractive. A student here can choose from hundreds of student organizations based on whatever interests they come with. I personally enjoy cave exploring with the MSM Spelunkers and juggling with the UMR juggling club. There are multitudes of organizations for multitudes of different people, and plenty of ways to get involved with the community. It's almost difficult not to make friends!
Bang for the buck
I assume it's cheaper here at MS&T than at Mizzou, but a good 15 credit hours' tuition will cost a pretty penny (somewhere around $5000 depending on the year). There are several exceptions, but generally for the first two years students are required to live in university housing (tack on another $10,000 a semester). Money aside, a student here not only gets the five star education he/she pays for, but an incredible array of student resources (24/7 computer access, 24 hour library, work/study program) as well as helpful professors and academic advisors. You get what you pay for.
Tips for prospective students
Although S&T offers a few majors in History and English, it's really an engineering and science school at its core. I know a few humanities majors here, but usually they attend for reasons other than the curriculum (baseball, living local, etc.) I recommend coming here to study science or technology. That said, it's important to know that science is something that you prospective students should know you're interested in; maybe it's something you did well in in high school. At any rate, strong math skills are a MUST, and the lowest math class offered here is algebra. The next lowest is calculus I.
Great for these types of students
If you're a science geek, math geek, computer geek you'll LOVE Rolla. Among the most popular extracurricular activities here are student design teams. These are teams of students that build engineering marvels: solar cars, solar houses, F1 racing cars, fast human powered machines, satellites, etcetera, etcetera. These are the kinds of students that thrive here at S&T, and the kinds of classmates and peers that you will constantly be interacting with. If a student-run organization that genetically engineers bacteria for competitions is the kind of thing that sends shivers down your spine, this is the place for you.
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