Missouri State University Reviews

  • 25 Reviews
  • Springfield (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,326
86% of 25 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 25 students said they would recommend this school to others
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C Pick
  • Reviewed: 2/2/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Had to withdrawal from Spring 2020 courses due to an illness that spread throughout this household in late January and early February 2020. Come to find out it was Covid-19. Presented proof of this as an appeal per their process to the Refund Exception Committee to the $900+ they still had on my account. Denied. They want money from those who were justly incapable of keeping up with their courses despite offering evidence."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2021
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Personally, I thought the business programs at MSU were exceptional. The university invests a lot of money into Glass Hall and business programs. The career center and career fairs are great tools for a post-grad job search. I would like to maybe see some change in staff. Professors are helpful and nice, but I think some professors could be upgraded. Overall, phenomenal school for the money. Smaller but very nice campus. Rec. center is super nice! Go bears!"
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2020
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I went through several feats with this school for three years. Encountered many health issues and they wanted all sorts of evidence for the waivers I needed. The psych program is full of teachings from non African American Psychologists so the program is a waste of time unless your`e going to become a MSW or PSyD. Financial services are crazy! So pricey , even just for online. They have much pride in their football than the learning of their students; all about money. Some of my psych professors worked with me ; they made the program bearable."
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2019
  • Degree: Accounting
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"LOW CLASS, AWFUL FACULTY, and SEXISM EVERYWHERE AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY. I strongly do not recommend!!!! They were so uneducated, the faculty. The books were out dated. It was as if someone took me backwards in time to the dark ages then forced me to poverty after I paid. The worst. What a rip off that I ever went to this college. Hateful people."
Elizabeth T.
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"The teacher education program at Missouri State University is the best in the state. The school advertises this, and they do not lie. I was more prepared for student teaching than other students from surrounding schools. The professors are of high quality and now how to teach. The practices are up to date. I was able to quickly find a job at a high-quality school district. If you want to be a teacher in any area, there is not a better school in the state. Missouri State is a big university with that small, hometown feel."
Marshawna Love
  • Reviewed: 6/10/2019
  • Degree: Communications
  • Graduation Year: 1999
"What was Southwest Missouri State University (SMSU) has now become Missouri State University (MSU) because it has grown so much. I am so proud of my Alma Mater. It was an excellent experience being in a Sorority, working for he radio station, teaching aerobics and being involved in Gospel and SMSU Choir. Get involved, make yourself known and do not be afraid to ask for help with anything and everything, it is your future!"
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2019
  • Degree: Science & Math
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I strongly do not recommend. Horrid faculty. Low class poor. What a rip off from larger more organized college. The faculty complain that they are being ripped off and try to pick up the students. Sexual harassing. All about the bible when I was studying science."
Jessica Schwent
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"The College of Natural and Applied Sciences of Missouri State University offered me a wonderful foundation. My courses within my degree program were taught by knowledgeable, personable professors. My adviser was not the most helpful unfortunately but I don't believe she is with the college any longer. Otherwise, great program and a great value!"
Elizabeth Noll
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Overall, I was very happy with my time at Missouri State University. It provided me with an amazing undergraduate experience and opportunities. There were a lot of extracurricular options that I was involved in that supplemented my degree. The biology program I was a part of was phenomenal, but I was not impressed with the physics department. The size of the University was ideal and fairly easy to navigate."
Leah Gossar
  • Reviewed: 3/26/2018
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"Missouri State is passionate about helping student find their place in the community. I chose to attend this college because of their mission statement and their drive to give back to the local community. There are so many wonderful programs that are very successful. My program, Kinesiology, has taught me valuable life lessons and knowledge that I can apply to my own life as well as knowledge that I can spread with others around me."
Cassie Donahue
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2017
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Missouri State University's Biomedical Sciences Department offers a wealth of resources to its students, including rigorous program of study that successfully equips one for tools necessary to succeed in post-undergraduate studies. The vast majority of students in BMS degree programs intend to continue their education, either through graduate school or professional programs. The rigor of the courses and schedule is unparalleled, and applying necessary discipline to be successful in MSU's program certainly lays a foundation of success for anyone wishing to achieve elite status in their medical profession."
Chris Sager
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2016
  • Degree: Exercise Science
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"The professors were amazing in the Kinesiology department, they made sure that you know everything that you need to in order to succeed in a career in the health fields. At the end of your schooling you have to pass the Certified Exercise Physiologist exam to officially graduate. This turned out to be great for me because I ended up getting a summer job designing exercise programs for a business in town and made pretty solid money before going on to grad school."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Speech Pathology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Missouri State University is a great college to attend. I had a great experience, made lots of friends and as an international student you get help anywhere you go."
Leslie Sinclair
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Early Childhood Education
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"Missouri State was the perfect fit for me! Everything from academics, extra curricular activities, job opportunities to my social life. I had no problem finding activities and people that interested me. The professors and academic advisors in my discipline had open door policies and I always felt supported."
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2016
  • Degree: Fitness Trainer
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I enjoyed what my time in school mostly. My department was generally good. The biggest thing is like all universities they care more about taking your money then anything else. So many of the classes that are required are a waste of time and money. I received a degree in a science field but half my time in school I was taking more classes on stupid worthless subjects like theater or religion. It won't happen schools make to much one off it but students should only take classes directly related to the degree and the purpose of the education should be to prepare a person for a job in the choose field"
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2016
  • Degree: Fashion
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"I attend Missouri State University from 2004 to 2007. The fashion program was a great experience with staff that has relatable experience in the industry. The experiences that the program offered, trips to industry cities and overseas, were well planned and very influential on internships and future jobs. I would not say that this program is well known in the industry, but I felt that I was well prepared and given realistic experience during my time there."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Construction Management
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Great programs in education, business, agriculture, and music. Horrible English Dept."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I enjoyed my time at MSU and I enjoyed the BSW program. The professors make you work and reach outside of your comfort zone by volunteering with organizations that you might not otherwise volunteer with."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: MBA
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"I enjoyed the MBA program, there was a ton of group work, and a ton of international students. Most of the classes are heavily focused on major group projects. Great for learning to work with and manage teams, but there are sometimes issues with attempted free-riding. Professors are glad to help and willing to talk with you more outside of class."
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"I had an awesome college experience. I made lots of friends, learned a lot and grew as a person."