Southeast Missouri State University Reviews
Southeast Missouri State University is a great small town campus that allow for great one-on-one interaction between students and professors. I recommend this university for any potential educators. This University focuses a lot of attention on technology and allows you to unleash your potential as a new teacher!
The business school at SEMO is very average compared to top-tier universities. Because the school is in a rural area, they do not have a lot of partnerships with companies for internships and job opportunities. In addition, the course work is very text-book focused instead of practical with consultant projects and bootcamps. I would highly suggest attending business school in a major city where you are exposed to high-caliber faculty, students, and companies. For example, if you want to work at Google, attend school in the Bay Area, work on projects outside of the classroom, intern every summer, hold a leadership position on campus, and attend every network event.
Although I loved my experience at Southeast Missouri State University, I do not believe this school had an appropriate program for Pre-medicine students. The teachers were amazing and some of the classes were challenging, which is what is necessary for entering medical school. If I could change one thing it would be the healthcare opportunities provided by SEMO. Volunteer and shadowing hours were difficult to obtain here.
The social work program at SEMO was wonderful while I was in it. The staff were friendly and eager to help you in any way that they could. Over the last few years however, there have been several faculty changes and the program isn't what it was when I first was accepted into the department in 2015. There are still a few gems among the faculty, but there are a lot of bad apples as well. I'm grateful to have graduated from the social work department when I did. Social work is a wonderful field and SEMO truly prepared me for what practice out in the field is actually like. My field placement taught me a lot and I wouldn't be able to succeed in my job now (that I landed two weeks after graduation) without the lessons I had learned in field and in classes. If it's something you feel called to do, DO IT. Don't let a professor dissuade you from something you feel passionate about!
Southeast is a great institution! The small classes and easy access to different resources on campus makes the transition from high school to college very efficient. The school is growing year by year and they are updating its technology and everything as a whole. Being a former football player here the sports atmosphere is amazing! If you're looking for a close, tight nit experience with students, staff, and faculty Southeast Missouri State is the place to be!
This school is great for a bachelor's degree. The tuition is not that high at all and there are plenty of scholarships out there to apply for. The school is very diverse because there is a huge international student population. The classes are anywhere from small to medium size. The majority of the teachers in the English department are very passionate and interested in their student's success. Classes have an ample amount of workload; English courses require a lot of reading and writing as to be expected. The campus has so many hills so the geography is not the best unless you want a workout every day. Not much to do on the outside of campus but plenty of things to get involved in on campus.
Awesome supportive school. Great college life as well!
Inexpensive. Cape Girardeau doesn't have much of a nightlife. Small class sizes. Free shuttle bus between buildings.
Very easy and flexible sequencing. Limited classes offered each semester but has a decent number of full online classes. Dr. Stader is great!
The university as a whole was great and generally student centered. There are many different resources and opportunities to get connected. Most of my professors were very willing to help when I needed and the education program is very well respected in the region and throughout the state.