Missouri Western State University

Saint Joseph, MO, USA

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Missouri Western State University

3.38 Average Rating

Chelsea from Leavenworth, KS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Missouri Western is a safe and friendly college. We are a dry college which means no alcohol. Everyone wants to make sure you are settling in great and doing your best with your education.
Tips for prospective students
Definitely take a tour of the campus. They will show you anything you want to and they will answer all of your questions. They can even let you sample one of the classes. Talk to a lot of people and get their opinions and also try to find information about all of our clubs.
Academic Rigor
We are very serious about our education here so if your going to college to goof off all of the time and not work this is not the place to be. The teacher really care about your success and they will try everything to make sure you succeed (if they know you are actually trying). There are people here for tutoring and time management and counseling, so whatever you need there is someone here for you.
Dorm Life
Residence life is pretty amazing! You can choose from different styles of rooms from suites to small bunk bed room. The RA's are really nice and fun. There are always people here if you get lonely, but everyone also respects everyone's privacy and quiet time.
Food and Dining
Food and Dining here is not the best quality but there is definitely quantity. In our cafeteria we have a buffet all day long every day. From a salad bar to a stir fry counter, pasta and pizza, dessert and unlimited soda machine. We also have little stores all around campus such as Quiznos or coffee shops, and even a mini grocery store. We also have vending machines in every building including residence halls. Even better there is a list of places that deliver!
What to do for fun
You can never be bored here. There is always something to do. We have over 80 organizations you can join. We have a gym to work out in, a library to study in, several places off campus to just chill. In each Residence hall there is a sort of living room that you can meet people, watch television or play video games. There are almost always parties or events going on during the day. Such as a foam party of BBQ.
Bang for the buck
Don't waste money on toiletries and such. The RA has a lot of it for free at the desk in your residence hall.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
We have a clock tower and when you walk under it there is a stone kind of thing and EVERYONE walks around it. It is bad luck to step on it. Instead of calling our rooms dorms the school likes to call them residence halls.
Great for these types of students
If your a christian or catholic or any religion there are several churches and clubs you can join. If you like planning events join WAC.
Clubs and Activities
There are tons of activities and clubs. We have free sports games for students and a special program for close friends and families. There are always parties or events going on.
Greek Life
We have a very nice greek life, there are not that many but they are all really cool! Everyone is very friendly and hazing of any kind is never allowed.
Campus Safety
Our Campus is very safe we rarely have and problems besides stealing. To prevent that you can go to the security office and sign up you possessions for a sticker with your name and info and i think a bar code or something so if anyone steals it and it is found they will know it is yours. We have emergency phones all over campus. You can get the Griff alert on your phones in case of a natural disaster. If the campus gets too dark on campus you can call security and they will send you a free escort. So MWSU is a very safe school.
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Chelsea from Saint Louis, MO

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
missouri western seems to be a great school that wants to help me with my career in life, they have and online goldlink that is really helpful it shows me my information and what needs to be completed.
Tips for prospective students
I think more students should try missouri western its Great!
Academic Rigor
business administration
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Donna from St. Joseph, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
This is a clean quiet school with good instructors. The campus layout is convenient. It is easy to get from one building to another.
Tips for prospective students
Patience. Getting all signed up for school is exciting, but there is a process and lots of waiting.
Academic Rigor
I have only been here for one semester. So far the classes I have taken have been well developed and delivered.
Dorm Life
I do not live on campus, but it appears clean.
Food and Dining
There is a nice cafeteria on campus plus many restaurants to choose from.
What to do for fun
The campus has many clubs and events to attend.
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Faizan from St Joseph, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
missouri western have the best learning environment. faculty are friendly and are able to help students when needed. career advisors are also really helpful.
Academic Rigor
professor provide challenging questions for homework to improve the understanding of chapter.
Food and Dining
missouri western have a best dining center in blum union. the decoration and the setting makes the place looks attractive and the food is of high quality.
What to do for fun
concerts are held and sports event for fun.
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Bethany from Saint Joseph, MO

a current student here
19 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
When I started college in the fall of 2008 I was really unsure of what my major was going to be and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Taking the general studies classes at Missouri Western has really helps students figure out what they enjoy and want to pursue. At Missouri Western everyone learns so much due to the great professors. Granted, not all the professors are wonderful but the majority of them are and they truly care about teaching and making sure every student in the class receives all of the materials and resources needed in order for them to succeed.
Am enjoying being here
Not only is the amount of college students here just about perfect, but Saint Joseph has grown a lot in the last few years. Granted, Saint Joseph is small compared to many cities but there are plenty of shopping centers and great places to eat. Saint Joseph is the happy medium between small and large city colleges.
Bang for the buck
Missouri Western State University seems to cost about $5,000 a year (in tuition only) without any scholarships. While this may seem expensive to some, this is very little compared to the amount a year that it costs for many other colleges. Missouri Western is a great college for those who don't have a lot of money to spend on college but still want to gain a great education.
Tips for prospective students
Always arrive to classes on time and miss as few as possible. When and if you do miss a class, talk to a classmate or the professor in order to see what you missed. A lot of times the professors at Missouri Western will make exceptions for certain absences and allow you to make up the work. Also, do not buy your books before classes start. The professors are required to post a book online for their class but sometimes the professors do not actually require a book for the class. Many students do not buy their books until after the first couple of days of classes. I would suggest that students who are unfamiliar with the classes should walk the campus a few days before classes start in order to figure out where all of the buildings are located. Missouri Western's campus is very spread out and can sometimes be confusing.
Great for these types of students
Missouri Western State University is great for middle class students and students who enjoy living in middle size cities.
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Joseph from Trenton, MO

researching this school
3 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
From what I've heard from other students (including my sister), this is a great school to attain a degree. I am currently prospecting all of my options, but Mo West seems to be the best option for me (and not merely for proximity's sake). I am excited about the smaller classrooms and (from what I hear) the excellent teachers.
Will enjoy being here
I've grown up around St. Joseph, so I'm very familiar with the town itself. I've also attended functions at Mo West, so I'm familiar with the campus as well. I think that this will be a great school to earn a bachelor's degree.
Bang for the buck
Considering the options in Missouri, Mo West is one of the most affordable colleges around. I've looked at the other options (within a few hundred miles), and Mo West seems to offer one of the better options in its price range.
Tips for prospective students
Keep your options open, but know when to see a good deal when it finally arises!
Great for these types of students
From what I understand, they have a great criminal justice department as well as a great English and Philosophy department (which is more my realm of interest).
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Megan from St Joseph, MO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Missouri Western is a fun environment with a lot of school spirit. They offer a lot of interesting programs and classes that will help you reach your goal. The best part is that the price is really cheap for a university.
Tips for prospective students
Get involved. There is so much to do and its a great way to meet people. And also, class sizes are decently small so don't be afraid to use that to your advantage. Teachers are usually willing to help and you can get to know more students that you can buddy up with on projects and studying.
Academic Rigor
The courses can be hard at times but teachers are usually willing to help in whatever way they need to and it usually helps to buddy up with people to study or work on homework.
Dorm Life
Dorm life is fun. You get a lot of options on where to live and none of the dorms have a community shower so you only have to share with up to four people. Dorms also often have activities going on that you can do when your not busy. The only downside is that the older dorms can get to be pretty cold since the heaters don't work as well.
Food and Dining
There are a lot of great options around the campus. You can either dine in the cafeteria or their are places where you can get different types of food. My favorite is eating at the deli, it has good food for a decent price and it's easy to stop at on your way to class.
What to do for fun
They have all sorts of activities through out the year. If going and seeing sports like football or basketball isn't your thing, they have a lot of other fun stuff to do such as the zombie game which is played throughout the whole campus. Other fun things to do is to go plays or art shows and students get a discount on theatre performances.
Bang for the buck
The great thing about it is that it is a university so it has a lot of options for majors but at the same time it is really cheap compared to a lot of other universities. It cost less to go here out-of-state than to go to some schools in-state.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
On our campus we have a clock tower that you can walk under. Beneath it is the schools old emblem set in the concrete and they say that if you step on it, then you will never graduate.
Great for these types of students
It is great for students who want the university experience but don't want to pay the high tuition costs that most universities have and they have some really great programs that are really growing. Its also great because it's big enough to have a lot of fun stuff to do around campus but small enough that you can get to know students and professors more.
Campus Safety
We have great security with our own campus police. There are security phones everywhere so if something happens, you can easily contact them.
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Jessica

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Professors really break down the material for you. They go into great detail on everything so everyone can understand. They put supplemental material and notes from class online too.
Am enjoying being here
There a hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus. There's always fun activities going on somewhere on campus. You just have to attack the oppurtunites.
Bang for the buck
Out of state students can get a scholarship to get in-state tuition! There's plenty of scholarships, and its not that expensive. And you get good stuff- newspapers, cable TV, wi-fi, yearbook, free concession item at home sporting events. Its so worth it!
Tips for prospective students
Come with an open mind, positive attitude and all your stuff! Go out and meet new friends, join clubs, and get a quality education. There's something here for everyone.
Great for these types of students
Education majors as well as all other majors. Students who want college to be a home away from home.
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Alyssa from St Joseph, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Missouri Western State University has a beautiful campus. MWSU is very diverse and welcomes students from all walks of life. Everyone comes together as a griffon.
Tips for prospective students
Don't step on the seal under the clock tower!
There are free to use printers in every academic building!
Get involved MWSU is so inviting.
Academic Rigor
Classes at MWSU will keep you thinking, but nothing you can't handle. All professors have specified office hours, so you can go ask them anything. There is even a Student Center that offers free tutoring and supplies for projects and studying.
Dorm Life
All of the dorms at MWSU are pretty nice. Living at a dorm is like having a second family. Everyone is friends with everyone else. It's always a party.
Food and Dining
MWSU is all about good food to eat. Visit the cafeteria it's an all-you-can-eat buffet! You'll find everything pizza, pasta, even Mongolian Barbeque! The food doesn't stop there. You don't have to eat there. You can go to the burger shop, subway, Einsteins bagels, we even have our own little convenience store that has college student hours. Open until 3a.m!!
What to do for fun
MWSU offers intramurals everything from volleyball to football. There are multiple beautiful lakes on campus and trails, you are welcome to explore. MWSU has too many organizations to list. Get involved there is something for everyone!
Bang for the buck
Not only is MWSU a wonderful environment, it's also affordable. It is under half the price of a lot of school in the same area. MWSU also offers a ton of scholarships and even accepts A plus. Why break the bank when you can put it in the bank?
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
If you step on the University seal under the clock tower, you will flunk out of college! Don't do it!
The night before the big homecoming game, we burn the mascot of the opposite school!
Great for these types of students
This college has an instant acceptance policy. If you have a high school diploma, you can go to college here. It's a great place for second chances, new beginnings or just to keep on keepin' on.
Clubs and Activities
There is something for everyone at MWSU. We have everything from Greek Life to a talented theater program!
Greek Life
The Greek life at MWSU is something to see. All of the Greeks are really nice even if you're not involved directly, you still get invited to things. If you are even slightly interested, RUSH! It's not something you wanna pass up.
Campus Safety
A lot of campuses only have a campus security, at MWSU , we have an actual police force. Not only are there police patrolling the parking lots 24/7 there are emergency stands throughout the campus that have emergency call buttons and alarms in case of danger, the police will be there in seconds.
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Lauren from Kansas City, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Amazing programs with a simple registration process that takes only minutes. The helpful administration, counselors, and teachers make Missouri Western State University a great school that allows you to expand your higher educational goals. I give MWSU A 10 out of 10!
Tips for prospective students
Its a a fun school with lots to do. There are great educational activities and programs to get involved in at MWSU.
Academic Rigor
Great school with several different programs. Its a smaller college, but it allows you to really do well in your classes and ask for help when needed. The best part of all. your teachers actually learn your name!
Dorm Life
This has to be the best part about Missouri Western State University. The dorms/halls are huge and new. They allow you to pick your roommate and or they can even room you with similar people that are interested in your major. You also have the option of on campus apartment living, it is new and beautiful.
Food and Dining
All housing includes meal plans so that you can never go hungry. The food is my favorite part about the school . From our all you can rat cafertia, to out flex card food. Quiz-nos subs, burger studios, Eisenstein bagels, to our C-store that is like a min mart.
What to do for fun
On campus living is what MWSU is all about. The have activities going on thought the week, as well as student programs that allow you to get involved in and make easy friends. Its a smaller college so you are able to meet a lot of people wile going out and having a good time. Bowling, movies, bars for those of you who are 21 and up.
Bang for the buck
Missouri Western is a school that is reasonably priced, and that allows you to expand you educational goal. You are able to experience college at its best at Missouri Western. Its a fun school that is just the right size for anyone!
Great for these types of students
Great for any type of student!
Clubs and Activities
From clubs for only girls to only boys, from athletic clubs to band clubs. There are clubs for anyone and anything. They have clubs for your major, so that you can meet people with the same interests and goals as you!
Greek Life
Greek life is great! If you are looking for a social sorority or fraternity, or a business, sorority or fraternity, then you came to the right campus! If you are interested in an all black sorority/fraternity then we have that too!
Campus Safety
Missouri Western has campus police patrolling campus 24-7. It's a safe campus in a good trusted area.
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