University of Central Missouri Reviews

  • 24 Reviews
  • Warrensburg (MO)
  • Annual Tuition: $17,453
94% of 24 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 24 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Caitlyn Jacks
  • Reviewed: 9/16/2019
  • Degree: Teaching
"UCM is a good fit. Most students are friendly and won't bother you in the common areas but it's also easy to find people to hang out with if you want. There are a lot of activities. Professors are very hands-on and want to help you; many have flexible office hours and will gladly video chat or email frequently. Online classes are fair and easy to keep up with. The library is excellent and if you don't know how to work it, somebody will show you. One thing that is irritating is that you have to pay to print your papers on campus except for one or two buildings. The financial services office is very helpful and have quick service or in depth service in the main office. UCM is actually a teachers' college so they got their name from being a mainly teacher education school and they still stand by that. If you're looking to be a teacher, the program is amazing and they work with you to get the best experience when you reach student teaching status."
Ashionna Morehead
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2019
  • Degree: CAD/Computer Aided Drafting
"The Design & Drafting program at the University of Central Missouri is a great program. If you're looking to work closely with engineers or architects but don't want to fully design the architectural system of a building then this is the career for you. A drafter provides more of a supporting role to engineers and architects. There are even opportunities where a drafter can progress into an engineering role. If you aren't completely sure or set on becoming an engineer don't worry with this program you have time to decide and opportunities to pursue engineering if that's what you chose later on in life. So, overall this program is great for individuals who have a knack for organization, making things look aesthetically pleasing, and want to be apart of the engineering industry."
Sawyer Harmon
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Psychology
"The University of Central Missouri (UCM) is a mid-sized public university in Warrensburg, MO. Nestled between Kansas City and Sedalia, UCM offers unique opportunities to its students. In general, the campus is ergonomically laid out. Students neednt walk far under the majestic oak trees to reach their next class, although most of my time was spent in the Lovinger building. As a psychology major, I took courses in psychological theory, physiology, human development, and research design. The faculty at UCM are warm and inviting. The small class sizes allow for personal interactions outside of class. Several psychology faculty were more than willing to include me as an investigator in their own research. Through those opportunities, I was able to gain insight into the world of academia. I learned the basics of research design, including recruitment, sampling, questionnaire construction, and statistical analyses. I highly recommend UCM to anyone interested in working on research directly with faculty. You will be well prepared for graduate training in psychology."
Q. Olivia Rivers
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"The University of Central Missouri was a marvelous school to attend. It was in military town with just enough to do to keep students entertained without being a distraction. University staff were attentive, friendly, and valued education. Every interaction I had with an administrator or professor was productive and helpful; they desire to help every student excel. Professors make office hours convenient and flexible for all and are willing to offer the support and time needed to ensure timely graduation. The campus is well kept, the lawns are manicured and the facilities are cozy and clean. There are a variety of activities, clubs and councils to be a member of and every student feels like they belong. One thing that I valued about the University of Central Missouri, was their commitment to diversity. With a robust foreign exchange program, there were students who represented over 60 different countries on our campus and opportunities to for US citizens to be partnered with exchange students to ensure a smooth transition and welcoming environment. The school is great about balancing academics and athletics and I met some great friends through both, additionally, I had the opportunity as a member of the Honors College to mentor athletes and ensure that our teams were successful on the field, but most importantly in the classroom. The library offered great places to study, room rentals, and study hall hours for various degree programs. Additionally, there are many opportunities for scholarships and grants. The Honors College advisors are incredible and take time to ensure that each students fulfills their potential. I definitely did not utilize those services enough, but I knew they were always there. The Criminal Justice program was the highlight of my college experience. Every professor was brilliant and had real world experience they brought to the classroom. There were several student organization, and even a competing firearms and forensics team on the campus. Our chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon, through the National Criminal Justice Association, placed first place in competitions for over decade and continue to win both the regional and national levels. I am still in touch with many of my professors and had the opportunity to conduct research and have them as advisors for published papers. My time at UCM was memorable and affordable. I would highly recommend this university."
Allan Person
  • Reviewed: 6/3/2018
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"University of Central Missouri is a great college that offers a variety of degrees and certificates for college students. My program, mechanical engineering technology, is one of the toughest programs the school has to offer but also has the biggest rewards as you enter the workforce with an UCM degree under your belt. I do recommend going to a school that allows for great reward."
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"I am very pleased with the education that I received at UCM; all around, it was a very good online experience. However, I did have a very bad experience with one of the instructors who is also over the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. I do NOT recommend taking her as an instructor, I would rate her at 1 out of 5. She grades hard and does not explain the assignments so you end up getting a low score. Stand clear from her. The other instructors were amazing and made you feel like they genuinely wanted you to succeed; this lady seemed like she wanted you to fail."
Jackson Lewis
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2017
  • Degree: Aviation
"If your wanting to go into the aviation field UCM is where I would recommend. They have an excellent program. They have hired pilots from around the world with different backgrounds that teach different classes and all have there own knowledge to teach."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Business
"UCM is a great school. They are affordable and still provide a quality education."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Counseling
"Great location, amazing faculty. It provided me a place to learn and grow personally, socially, and academically."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Information Technology
"Great small town university with good opportunities for learning considering the size and location. Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Professors know the content of the classes they teach."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Public Relations
"It was great. A smaller school, great student to teacher ratios. A great community with a beautiful campus."
Matthew H
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Construction Management
"I love the University of Central Missouri. The Professors were all great and the fellow students were amazing as well. I will never forget the memories I created while attending UCM."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Network Security
"The CIS program was very good, there are a wide range of classes and opportunities."
Kim L. Kirkwood
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2016
  • Degree: Pre-Medicine
"Central Missouri offered an excellent amount of support academically and personally while I persuaded my educational goal. The Counselors were very attentive with answering question and direction me on my path to success. This has not only been an dream come true, but an adventure to what dreams are made of and for this I will be forever grateful for the quality of Education received at UCM."
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"Great small college. Lots of individual attention from teachers, if you want it. Teachers are very kind and know your name and take interest in your life and your future career. Excellent Career Center that really know what its like to get a job in today's market and make sure that you are prepared. Would highly recommend this university to anyone!"
  • Reviewed: 7/27/2015
  • Degree: Accounting
"UCM is a small college that has a big impact. The classes are small so the professors know your name and are able to give more personalized teaching but they are a big college in the sense that their job prospects are big. They have amazing programs to help you find internships and career jobs. The employment rate of recent graduates is about 95% or higher. Great college."
Mia G
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"Living on campus was the best choice I made. I felt part of a community. Yea there were times that it got rather annoying that my neighbor was playing video games at 2am while I'm trying to sleep because I have to be at work by 6am. But I met some great people living in the resident halls."
Molly Hillerman
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2015
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Pros: close-knit community and professors who care about the students; small class size; affordable education"
Kaityln Crawford
  • Reviewed: 2/27/2015
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"There aren't any cons to this graduate program. There are many pros. The teachers and administration is always willing to help. The program does a great job preparing its students to be ready for their jobs in the real world."
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2013
  • Degree: Business
"My degree did open doors for my career (former). I did not really know what I wanted to do in life, did not seek employment in my field of study and did not seek a career that required a degree until six years after obtaining my degree. The first job that I got that was positively influenced by having a degree was almost three years after graduation. My degree was from a smaller state school and general - business management. I never took on student loans (paid by parents and small scholarship) and definitely do not regret that."