Missouri Southern State University
- 4 Year
- JOPLIN, MO
Missouri Southern State University Reviews
Rating 3.61 out of 5 614 reviews
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My experience overall was decent . I love the college scene was great but waking up for class was hard and getting use to living on your own . As time went on i got adjusted to it . Learning what to do and what not to do . Meeting new people was the problem for me because i don't talk as much but i found friends and opened up . School is what you make it and i can really see that now, You can make it hard or easy. It's going to be bumps in the road but you can overcome them.
I never hear about Greek life on our campus. This could also be because I live off campus with my parents, though.
This campus has no fraternity or sorority housing. We have the dorms or off campus living. I think that if we did have houses a lot more people would join the fraternity's and sorority's.
The teams are really bad. Men's basket ball is the only decent sport.
I would have to say that Joplin is very boring. There really isn't much to do here. The only good thing is that you stay out of trouble with nothing to do. They have a lot of parks. It is very clean here. Although it is a small town, the people are very prejudice. That is one of the main problem African Americans face while being in Joplin. Here in Joplin there aren't many places to shop. They do have a little strip mall that have the basics but I shop a lot online. It is very quiet here. Students get discounts on just about everything.
There is a midwest mentality to the restaurants here, buffet and large portions are favored over health and variety.
There are not many social or cultural venues in Joplin.
Campus crime is high here in my opinion. My wallet was stolen right out of my car in front of a building. It had $130 in it. The "campus police," if that's what you want to call them, basically shrugged their shoulders and told me my car was "just around the bend," of the camera, making me feel like they did not check at all. My empty wallet was dumped beside the dorms and they would not check the cameras for it making up some silly excuse that they "wouldn't be able to tell if it was the same wallet." I can't help but wonder just how many people here purposely dumped a wallet in the exact same place on the exact same day? Apparently a lot. I guess I should just be glad that I was a victim of theft and not stabbed in the parking lot; I'm sure whoever it was would have gotten away with that too.
Everywhere in this town costs way too much money whether you want a house or apartment. Barely any allow pets and from what I hear none of them are very well taken care of yet are hard to get approved to live there. And that is why I live an hour away and am forced to drive back and forth- the dorms and off-housing apartments are simply too expensive and not worth it.
There are little-to-no options available for dining that is outside of the typical american chain establishment. The small handful of restaurants to dine at that have a better selection (though still limited in nature) are not located conveniently near the campus. I usually just eat at home.
I haven't experienced any nightlife as of yet. This could be in part because I am an older student and my focus is on other areas in my life.
One Pizza Hut - another small something. It's godawful. Not sure about dorms though.
Unless you like Taco Bell and McDonald's every night, there is not a lot to choose from. There are some interesting places, but it's mostly fast food, and places like Olive Garden. The only two places that are off the chain is this BBQ joint and a gourmet hot dog joint.
no transportation provided and parking is terrible
I live over a hour away from campus so I don't spend my nights in Joplin.
Missouri weather is not great but it seems like MSSU is a huge wind tunnel. It is always so windy which doesn't help on days that there is cold weather.
I personally do not like the "Greek Life" due to the experiences that I have had. Other than my experiences, I love what they are doing for their charities and for some of the students.
The cafeteria is quite possibly the worst food I've ever eaten. I haven't been there in probably a month even though i have a meal plan because i can't stand it. The lion's den is actually pretty good but you only have a few options there. It's reasonably priced in the $5-6 range but i know a lot of people don't have the extra money to eat there once their dining dollars (an amount you get along with your meal plan, it depends on how many meals you get. For the 10 meal plan you get $200, for the 15 meal plan you get $175 and with the 23 meal plan you get $150) run out
our schools internet is horrible. It is slow, laggy, and hardly ever works. They also recently changed it to have this password every time you want to use it and they announced they were going to change it again.