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- Campus FoodB
- Student LifeC
Missouri Western State is a public university located in St. Joseph, Missouri. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,592 undergraduate students. The Missouri Western State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. Graduating 34% of students, Missouri Western State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,600.
Missouri Western State University Rankings
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Missouri Western State Admissions
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.39 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
Most Popular Majors
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.49 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.58 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses
Missouri Western State University Reviews
I live in the city that this college is located in, and I have taken two classes here as a high school senior to get some college credit before I actually go to college. Therefore, I can't review every aspect of this school. However, the experience I have had with this college has been good. The information presented in the courses is relevant and beneficial. The professors for the most part seem knowledgeable, friendly, and accessible to help students. Most other students are nice as well. The facilities may be just slightly dated, but it really doesn't affect learning. For the educational experience you get at reasonable tuition rates, this school is a great value!
I have been attending Missouri Western State University for the last two years and I absolutely love it! Compared to other colleges and universities, it isn’t that expensive, but it still provided you with a great education. All of the professors that I have had in these past few years have all been very caring about their students and our grades. Many of them would do anything to make sure we understand what the material is about and also make sure that we are able to apply it to our actual lives.
What I love most about Missouri Western is the environment and affordability. Unlike other universities that seem larger than life with a price tag to match Missouri Western provides an affordable education in a environment that is easy-going and welcoming that helps to minimize the overwhelming feeling that comes with starting your college career or continuing it on from another institution. With that being said, I wish Missouri Western would be more conscious of the majority student body's desire's for their school and take that into account when making decisions that will affect the future's of said student's.