High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
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Student Faculty Ratio
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.41 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities62 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies61 Graduates
Elementary Education52 Graduates
Business Administration and Management44 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies41 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services26 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.45 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.54 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
Missouri Western is a very unique place. With its 100% acceptance rate, you come across a plethora of individuals who aren't quite set on the college path, yet. I came to Missouri Western because they rewarded me decent scholarships in result of my good high school grades and ACT score, but better yet, Missouri Western's tuition is the 4th lowest in the state of Missouri (right below Northwest, Harris Stowe, and Missouri Southern). So far, all of my professors have been great at what they do. They are very informative, motivated, and supportive. Campus is small, but you can easily walk from the residence halls to the furthest building on campus in just 10 minutes. St. Joseph is a bit outdated, so I tend to stick to campus; it's not all that bad, there is always something to do on campus or in the residence halls, so just be creative. You can make the most of any college experience by putting yourself out there. Go Griffs!
Facilities are decent, campus itself is picturesque, however faculty and staff are, on the whole, snobbish, elitist, and generally seem too self-concerned to actively engage students in a productive way. If you're a fan of standard education (that is, lots of busy-work for standard degree(s) with varying job security), then you can certainly find what you're looking for here. If you think that this school, with a continually rising tuition thanks to needless (nearly forlorn) increases to funding for the football program, is a place to capture and older, truer sense of university education, however, be prepared to doggedly harass professors for any insight and generally fight an uphill battle (or simply find another school).
I attended Missouri Western State University during the fall semester of 2006. It is one of the most beautiful, green campuses in Missouri. Class sizes are small and the professors will gladly see students one-on-one. St. Joseph is a wonderful city with many things to do!