University of Missouri Reviews
Don't let the University of Missouri being a state school turn you off of this great school university. It is very reasonable and it has programs to meet any interest (and I mean any interest- I was a Classical Humanities major!) and has one of the best journalism schools in the country. Even its medical and vet schools are top notch. I always found the staff to be very helpful and knowledgable (I have even been pleasantly surprised to find their published articles in several publications I read).The campus is beautiful and many of its dorms and buildings have been recently renovated, which is quite nice and I still miss the rec center pool and rock wall. I loved my four years at the University of Missouri.
Overall I had a wonderful experience at the University of Missouri. Columbia is very much the quintessential college town where everything a student would need is a short distance away. I felt like the school had a wide variety of courses, extracurricular opportunities and resources. Although extremely expensive, I did appreciate the fact that Mizzou put a lot of money back into the school for updated facilities, residential halls and state of the equipment.
Great campus! Quaint and easy to get around. The entire city of Columbia revolves around the University so there are plenty of student discounts and deals. For those interested in persuing a theater degree, the summer stock theater program is a great way for students to get an idea of what it's like to work in professional theater. The playwrighting program is amazing and there are plenty opportunities to showcase your work in various workshops and contests.
The undergraduate, special education program at the University of Missouri was outstanding. They prepared me for a future in special education and gave me a well rounded approach to education, with a focus in evidence-based practices. I was prepared to work with students with varying disabilities from mild to severe.
I would highly recommend the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO to any potential student who might be considering enrollment. I was a student studying Health Sciences in the School of Health Professions at Mizzou and I feel fully prepared to enter into the next step of my education in physical therapy school. Almost each class that contributed to my undergraduate degree, whether it be a general studies course or a course specific to my degree, was taught sufficiently well and left me with knowledge that I will be able to carry with me into the next phase of my education. One part that was discouraging to me during my undergraduate studies was the climate of the general science classes. In my general chemistry and physics courses, the class size was around 300 people and the professors were not very concerned about each of us individually. I found this to be less prevalent as I took more specialized classes geared towards my degree and I found that professors for my degree program were concerned about me as a person and student. Apart from classes I enjoyed being on this campus for many different reasons. To get to experience a big campus with a large population was very important to me, and there were many ways to be involved here. Some of the ways I was able to get involved included Greek life, service opportunities and professional organizations. I would highly recommend this school to any potential student, whether just starting or as a transfer. It is a great community to be involved in, no matter what program you're studying or what extracurriculars you want to join.
My Degree is hands down top 5 at The University of Missouri. From a department head that cares about the relevance of every class. But a program that works hard to place students in correct and effective internships to show how their degree works. If anyone were to ask me in surprise interview, I would recommend my degree to anyone at my school.
Every institution you go to you can find exactly what you are looking for. The University of Missouri has been a window of opportunity for me to get a degree. More importantly the network of individuals that have provided unbelievable opportunities for me to see the world in a different light was crucial to my life. If someone questions your judgement to come to this university remember to always respond with "why would I not follow a great opportunity?" Getting an education at Mizzou in Parks, Recreation and Tourism was an investment and opportunity. This campus has a wide variety of opportunities to help you become the person you want to be. If you are wanting to alter the trajectory of your life, the University of Missouri has the resources and people to help you do just that. Good luck!
I may say that Mizzou was not my first choice for attending undergraduate, however it was the best choice. I was challenged and most of the faculty I was involved with, truly cared about my education. Mizzou is a positive environment for learning and allows people to grow as individuals. If I had to re-do my undergraduate career, I would still choose the University of Missouri.
The University of Missouri is a great school and they have a wide variety of degree programs that you can pursue. This Spring I graduated with a double major and double minor. There is a lot you can do on Mizzou's campus and everyone is very involved with the school. Now I am moving onto the University of Missouri-St. Louis to pursue my masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice and I couldn't be more excited. UMSL will be a different school environment, but I am excited to meet new people and further my education in the pursuit of my dreams. This scholarship would be a huge help to pay for the tuition costs of graduate school.
The agricultural journalism at Mizzou is absolutely unmatched by other programs I looked at when applying to colleges. Because of the rigorous coursework through the journalism school (which is currently ranked #1 for journalism programs in the U.S.) and the extensive opportunities available through the College of Agriculture, there is no better place to study agricultural communications. You will graduate 100% prepared for an entry-level job in related fields with this degree.