University of Missouri-St Louis
Saint Louis, MO, USA

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University of Missouri-St Louis
3.66 Average Rating

Eboni from Florissant, MO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Great academic enviroment.
Not too expensive.
Challenging classes.
Tips for prospective students
For future students:
-Do not wait until the day of or before classes to buy your books or you will be standing in line for hours.
-Arrive to school early to find a parking space. The most chaotic times for parking is 10:45-12:30 because thats around the time the 11:00 classes begin. Those are the most favorable classes and most people have those classes so there's literally no parking around that time.
Academic Rigor
I love how challenging the courses are. You actually learn something rather than sitting through something you already know. Plus they offer a very wide variety of courses so you can find interest in every course.
Dorm Life
The dorms are so fun. Everyone's nice and helpful. It's also clean and not too noisy.
Food and Dining
I LOVE THEIR FOOD! It's so incredibly good. Plus everyday they have so many different foods to chose from AND they have a subway on campus.
What to do for fun
There's always so much to do on campus. There's numerous swimming pools. There's the gym in the Mark Twain center. There's the library for quiet relax time. PLus there's always something going on on campus rather it's the Mirthday Carnival or just activities sororities are hosting,
Bang for the buck
Umsl definitely give you more than what you pay for. It has the cheapest tuition rates as far as universities in that area.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
The pilot house located in MSC is pretty weird. That's where students was able to do art on the walls. It's also where the Subway is located. But there's a stage and the decor is pretty wild. Fun place to be in actually.
Great for these types of students
Umsl is great for any type of student. It has everything. It's both a academic atmosphere and a fun atmosphere all in one.
Clubs and Activities
There's way too many clubs to even count. Just find where you fit in, figure out what you're good at and figure out what's your passion and I guarantee there's a club with atleast 20 people just like you.
Greek Life
Not too familiar with the greek life personally. I do know that the sororities and fraternities are always hosting activities around campus all times of the day.
Campus Safety
UMSL isn't the enviroment where there has to be security at every corner. The students there are nice and they tend to mind their own business. There is a good amount of security at the parking lots but not really throughout campus, but seriously...it's not needed. Umsl is a friendly enviroment and Ive actually never seen any conflict on campus.
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Chelsea from Hazelwood, MO

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
this university is a great place to get an education. i have not found a bad thing about this university. a big plus is that they teach you time management.
Tips for prospective students
you should get involved, but not forget your studies along the way. time management is key.
Academic Rigor
you get a great education and you feel better about yourself knowing that you are taking that step.
Dorm Life
i currently do not stay in a dorm.
Food and Dining
einstein bagels is a great tasty treat for anytime of the day even between classes.
What to do for fun
getting involved is fun and teaches you things along your journey to graduation.
Great for these types of students
this school is great for anyone.
Greek Life
full of sororities and fraternities to help you grow along the way.
Campus Safety
anyone is safe at the university.
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a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Nursing school is great. For a state school there is a lot of stuff that could be much better! Cashiers office messed up my bill for the semester and thought it was acceptable to charge me over $800 a month into the semester!
Tips for prospective students
DO NOT live in university meadows!
Academic Rigor
Nursing the teachers are amazing, but it is so hard. Would not suggest working unless it is like once a week- so basically you better have a reserve fund (unexpected bills just pop up from the school)!
What to do for fun
Its St. Louis- what isn't there to do!
Greek Life
Very small, would love to see it grow!
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Savanah from St. Louis, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UMSL is a very positive environment with very helpful and friendly people. UMSL's science research facilities are one of the top ten in the country. UMSL has ratios of teachers to students at a 1 to 23, in other words, the average class is 23 students.
Tips for prospective students
Go to class everyday and the professors will notice you. They can boost your grade for attendance and participation. Try to live on campus, this will leave you with many resources for homework, job opportunities, and attending school 10 times easier. Keep a positive attitude and don't be afraid to as questions.
What to do for fun
There's an indoor pool, game room, lounges for studying with friends, a park and golf course right next to campus, libraries, and free public transportation that can take you anywhere in the city in case on campus activities aren't enough.
Bang for the buck
free 24/7 public transportation, personal scientific research can produce grants and scholarships, indoor and outdoor pool, free IT service, and the dorms are suites, you get your own room. UMSL is the cheapest, yet one of the best colleges, academically, in Missouri.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Lots of geese and nature life being so close to a national park. Weddings are held regularly in the honors college. The honors college is an old monastery converted into an academic building, but still holds weddings.
Great for these types of students
Relaxed, liberal, hard working, free thinkers. Good handicap services as well.
Clubs and Activities
Housing assistants create events at the dorms. Such events included bonfires, themed and competitive res hall games, zombies vs humans, assassins, christian clubs, game nights, Prizm: LGBTQ group, safe zone, history club and more.
Greek Life
There a many frats and sororities to join. All frats and sororites are located on a single ross, all side by side. Options: Sigma Pi, Sigma Tau, Pi Kappa Alpha, Zeta Pi, and even a music frat: Phi Mu Alpha.
Campus Safety
All around campus are emergency button posts that direct you straight to 911. 25/7 UMSL police patrol. UMSL is also a gay/trans/les/queer friendly campus. I never hear of anyone getting hurt or beat up or robbed.
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Marvin from St. Louis, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Teachers with real world experience. Access to a variety of tutors. The campus is easy to navigate.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared for class. Take advantage of your teacher's office hours.
Academic Rigor
The teachers have current real-world experience they strive to ensure that students are prepared for the real world.
Dorm Life
I live off campus but UMSL offers everything from dorms, to apartments, to a gated community.
Food and Dining
UMSL has a wide variety of fresh and hot food options. The student center has a spacious dining facility.
What to do for fun
St. Louis is a mecca of fun. There are several bars and coffeehouses near campus. There are many off-campus entertainment venues. We have everything from Six Flags, to upscale Jazz Bistros, to Broadway theater productions, to craft/food/wine/music festivals, etc.
Great for these types of students
UMSL is great for students who want the full university experience with people with down-home values.
Campus Safety
The campus police are continually seen patrolling campus. There are also emergency buttons located on every campus pathway and in every parking garage.
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Abrionna Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Missouri-St. Louis is a wonderful campus where there's lots of diversity. There is a lot of opportunity on campus that is being made on campus for the betterment of the students. The teachers are really helpful and available for the students. The environment on campus is pretty friendly and I think It's a great school for someone looking for something close to home but not at home.
Tips for prospective students
One thing that I would recommend for incoming student are prospective students is to be organized and balance with there time management. The University is not a very rich university like other schools in the area so that organization and balance will come in handy when trying to get work-study, scholarships,and etc.
Academic Rigor
The academics is as hard as one makes it at times, but I can say that they teachers are always available to assist and help when needed. They make sure to let the students know multiple ways to contact them and also get help on campus when they are not available.
Dorm Life
The dorms are really nice they are made suit style so it's like having your own apartment just with a roommate. The rooms are big and it's key entry that only you have so it can be very private if need be.
Food and Dining
Dinning is sort of expensive but it's good and sometimes well worth the cost.
What to do for fun
They are a lot events held on campus for the enjoyment of the students. There an annual carnival held every year, doing homecoming week there some kind of activity held everyday. Organizations on campus have fun things set up for the enjoy of the students so I always have something to do on campus.
Campus Safety
The Campus has there own accredited police officers. If you ever feel unsafe or taking night class and want someone to work you to your car the campus police will provide that for you.
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Samantha from Ballwin, MO

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
UMSL is the place for you if you want:
1) Teachers that actually care about your learning experience and about you as an individual.
2) Affordable education with free parking!!!
3) A centrally located school that offers every major under the sun.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your teachers. They are there for you, not for the research money like at every other large university. They truly care about their students. You will get more from your experience if you involve your teachers and advisors.
Academic Rigor
You can choose your level of commitment. They have a wide variety of classes available to take in fall, spring and summer. You can take the harder classes or take the easier, more concept classes. Either way you get a great experience.
Dorm Life
I did not live in the dorms because I was a transfer, but everyone I met loved it.
Food and Dining
They have jamba juice, einsteins, starbucks and a bunch of other places to eat right on campus.
What to do for fun
The new Rec center is amazing!
Campus Safety
There are blue help phones in every garage and near every building. Campus police is constantly patrolling. They keep students well informed of any possible threats.
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Iris from Saint Louis, MO

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
Am learning a lot
The classes are a bit difficult, but overall, I love it here. The professors are always willing to help you if you need it, and the students are always forming study groups if you'd like to learn with friends.
Am enjoying being here
UMSL's campus is so diverse. There are plenty of clubs and if you cant find one you like, you can create our own.
Bang for the buck
it's not as as expensive as other schools in the area.
Tips for prospective students
c'mon down (:
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claire from missouri

a past student here
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
umsl is an awesome school. it's a great day when you find a university that wants you to excel academically and socially. add to that the beauty of the diversity of the campus, and you've got the almost perfect school.
Tips for prospective students
attend as many events as you can that will help you get better at your academics! the school has a ton of resources that help you feel like you fit in and do well in your classwork
Academic Rigor
the work is a typical college level courseload, but your teachers really do try to listen and help you do well. if you need help, it's no problem to find a place on campus to go and get some help.
Dorm Life
i never lived in the dorms, but they look really beautiful and they have social events just for students staying in them.
Food and Dining
one of the reasons i chose umsl was because of all the healthy food options they have-there's even a subway on campus! you can by almost an entire meal for less than $10 most days, so you shouldn't go too hungry.
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